With a new season comes a new goalie tandem for the Victoria Grizzlies. Kyle Kelsey has joined the WHL’s Red Deer Rebels and Cole Schwebius aged out of junior hockey and is now playing at the University of British Columbia for the Thunderbirds men’s team. New head coach and general […]
(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 […]
With a new season approaching, the Victoria Grizzlies are preparing their roster. They’ve already recruited several players from across North America. One player that stands out is forward Zakery Anderson. Last season, Anderson played 40 games for the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League’s Kamloops Storm. In those 40 games, Anderson […]
For the Cowichan Valley Capitals, their recent history has been eventful. During the 2019 playoffs, the Capitals pulled off an upset win against the powerhouse Penticton Vees. In 2020, the Caps were ready for a deep playoff run. However, the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic robbed Cowichan Valley of the […]
Grizzlies bring in Hardy for 2022-23 The Victoria Grizzlies have added 2003-born forward Owen Hardy for the 2022-23 BC Hockey League season. The Stittsville, ON native is into his second season at Lake Forest Academy in Illinois. Through 16 games this season, Hardy has nine goals and 18 points. Andonovski […]
BCHL Bulletin: Nanaimo snags Kotylak from Calgary for Forfellow, Good commits to the University of Vermont, and more!
Nanaimo adds Kotylak from Calgary for Forfellow The Nanaimo Clippers have acquired 2002-born forward Ben Kotylak from the Calgary Canucks of the Alberta Junior Hockey League in exchange for 2002-born defenseman Owen Forfellow. The deal represents a return to his home province for Kotylak as he hails from North Vancouver, […]
Kings sign MJHL veteran netminder Smith The Powell River Kings have added a third goaltender to their crease with the signing of 2001-born Matthias Smith, who hails from Courtenay, BC. His signing was a necessity after 2002-born Thomas Wardle and 2003-born Zak Brice both recently went down with injuries. Smith […]
BCHL Bulletin: Express, Vees, and Caps swing a three-way deal, Cowichan adds Bidewell to its crease, and more!
Express, Vees, and Capitals connect on a three-way trade The Coquitlam Express, Penticton Vees, and Cowichan Valley Capitals hooked up on a three-way trade on Friday. First, the Express sent 2001-born forward Shane LaVelle to the Capitals for 2003-born defenseman Owen Simpson. Then Coquitlam moved Simpson to the Vees for […]
Over the years, many players with major junior experience have come to play in the BCHL. On the flip side, a number of BCHL players have moved on to major junior teams. Current Dallas Stars captain Jamie Benn is a famous example of this. He played parts of three seasons […]
The Victoria Grizzlies continue to recruit new players for the 2021-22 season. Through trades and signings, Victoria has spent the entire off-season building its roster. Forward Timothy Kim and goaltender Kyle Kelsey are among the newest to join the Grizzlies, and both come from the BC U18 AAA League. Kim played for […]