Dec. 1 marks one of the first two main roster deadlines facing BC Hockey League teams during the 2022-23 season. The second is on Jan. 10. The deadlines are imposed by Hockey Canada, and on Dec. 1, all junior A teams across the country see the number of cards available […]
Q&A with BCHL Chief Executive Officer Chris Hebb: BCHL produces document to modernize Canadian junior hockey
In April 2021, the BC Hockey League announced its withdrawal from the Canadian Junior Hockey League, which is the association of nine junior A hockey leagues and 118 teams across Canada. There were many questions and few answers regarding the BCHL’s decision to remove itself from the CJHL, with many […]
(BC Hockey League official media release) The BC Hockey League’s Executive Committee and League Office have produced a document outlining various ways to improve junior hockey in our country, entitled: Modernizing Junior Hockey in Canada. It has been sent to Hockey Canada, BC Hockey and the Governance Review Committee overseeing the […]
BCHL Bulletin: Hockey world mourns Dhaliwal’s passing, Kawaguchi aims for another year with the Stars, and more!
Warriors mourn the passing of Dhaliwal According to numerous online media reports, former West Kelowna Warriors forward Parmjot Dhaliwal died in a hotel in New York City on the weekend. Condolences came in from around the hockey world once news of Dhaliwal’s passing became known. Dhaliwal, who was 23, played […]
(BC Hockey League official media release) Victoria Grizzlies forward Matthew Wood has been selected to play for Team Canada at the 2022 Hlinka Gretzky Cup under-18 tournament, while Chilliwack Chiefs forward A.J. Lacroix has been chosen to play for Team USA. The tournament goes from July 31 to Aug. 6 […]
BCHL Bulletin: Wood and Nadeau invited to Canada’s summer U18 selection camp, Hiebert signs in the ECHL, and more!
Wood and Nadeau get invites from Hockey Canada Hockey Canada unveiled the invitees to its national men’s summer under-18 selection camp on Thursday and two BCHL players are among those listed. 2005-born Victoria Grizzlies forward Matthew Wood and 2005-born Penticton Vees forward Bradly Nadeau will both participate in the camp, […]
Bucks deal Vasko to Alberni Valley The Cranbrook Bucks and Alberni Valley hooked up on a Thursday trade that sees 2002-born forward AJ Vasko join the Bulldogs for future considerations. Vasko, from La Salle, MB, posted three goals and eight points in 38 games with the Bucks in 2021-22. He […]
The teams are set for the playoff round at the 2022 International Ice Hockey Federation Men’s World Championship in Finland and there are two players with BC Hockey League experience remaining in the tournament. Led by Canadian forwards Kent Johnson and Mathew Barzal, there are seven former BCHLers playing for […]
BCHL Bulletin: Didmon’s time with the Grizzlies ends, Smokies and Capitals add new recruits, and more!
Didmon won’t be back with the Grizzlies The Victoria Grizzlies announced on Monday that general manager and head coach Craig Didmon won’t return to the team for the 2022-23 season. The Grizz didn’t unveil if Didmon resigned or was let go. Didmon, 50, has been with the Grizzlies as GM […]
Victoria Grizzlies rookie Matthew Wood was one of 14 forwards named to Team Canada’s roster for the 2022 IIHF U18 World Championship, scheduled for Apr. 23 to May 1. The 25-man roster was finalized in an announcement by Hockey Canada yesterday. “We are excited to unveil the 25 players that […]