After the 2021 Pod Season, the Alberni Valley Bulldogs replaced departing netminder Luke Pearson by signing Hobie Hedquist from the Dubuque Fighting Saints of the United States Hockey League. During the 2021-22 season, Hedquist was outstanding. He helped backstop the Bulldogs to first place in the Coastal Conference. However, in […]
In a previous article, I wrote about Grizzlies alumni attending NCAA schools after they committed to Division I and Division III schools. While many former Victoria players have committed to the NCAA, many others have committed to Canadian universities. These players are usually the exception instead of the norm simply […]
BCHL Bulletin: Cents pick up Dunford from Alberni Valley, Eagles add Hilditch to their blueline, and more!
Cents bring in Dunford from Alberni Valley The Merritt Centennials announced the acquisition of 2002-born netminder Hayden Dunford from the Alberni Valley Bulldogs for future considerations. Dunford, who’s from Guelph, ON, was 4-3-0 with a 2.48 goals-against average, an .892 save percentage, and one shutout in eight games with the […]
BCHL Bulletin: Merritt nabs Wessels via trade from Langley, Eagles add Sandhu to their forward group, and more!
Cents pick up Wessels from Langley The Merritt Centennials have added 2003-born defender Josh Wessels to their blueline after acquiring him in a trade from Langley for future considerations. The Richmond, BC product finished 2021-22 with five goals and five assists in 39 games with the Rivermen. He also added […]
BCHL Bulletin: Smith commits to University of Toronto, Spruce Kings look to add an associate coach, and more!
Smith commits to the University of Toronto 2001-born Salmon Arm Silverbacks right winger Zack Smith has committed to play U SPORTS hockey at the University of Toronto this September. Smith, who’s from Martensville, SK, had 10 goals and 17 points in 19 games with the Silverbacks this past season. He […]
BCHL Bulletin: Davidson hopes to impress Norway U20 brass, Eagles fly in Bonkowski for 2022-23, and more!
Cents defender Davidson goes camping with Norway 2004-born Merritt Centennials defender Liam Davidson has been invited to camp with Norway’s U20 national team. Davidson, who played for Norway in April’s World U18 Division I Group A Hockey Championship, had a goal and three assists in 40 games for the Cents […]
Before the end of their post-season run, like many other BC Hockey League clubs, the Alberni Valley Bulldogs started preparing for the 2022-23 season, and a handful of new recruits were posted on the league’s website. Defender Tristan Taylor is coming from the Vancouver NE Chiefs U18 AAA program in […]
Spruce Kings snag Stockfish from Pembroke The Prince George Spruce Kings have acquired 2002-born forward Jack Stockfish from the Pembroke Lumber Kings of the Central Canada Hockey League for future considerations. Stockfish, a product of North Bay, ON, was second in scoring on the Lumber Kings in 2021-22 with 19 […]
Dyck commits to the University of Massachusetts According to New England Hockey Journal writer Mark Divver, 2004-born Cranbrook Bucks forward Tyson Dyck, who’s ranked 110th among North American skaters by NHL Central Scouting for the 2022 NHL Draft, has committed to the University of Massachusetts. Per Divver’s tweet above, the […]
Fudger commits to Oswego State 2001-born Cowichan Valley Capitals forward Brett Fudger has committed to play NCAA Division III hockey at SUNY-Oswego this September. The product of Prince Rupert, BC had 17 goals and 32 points in 45 games for the Capitals this past season. He finishes his BCHL career […]