(British Columbia Hockey League official media release) The BC Hockey League (BCHL) has announced that five Alberta-based teams have signed franchise agreements and are now officially members of the league, as of yesterday. Prior to this, the teams had agreed to terms on a framework of what joining the BCHL […]
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On Jan. 20, the British Columbia Hockey League announced during the All-Star weekend that five Alberta Junior Hockey League teams had agreed to terms on joining the BCHL at the start of the 2024-25 season. These teams are the Brooks Bandits, Blackfalds Bulldogs, Okotoks Oilers, Spruce Grove Saints, and Sherwood […]
The independent British Columbia Hockey League is expanding by five teams in the 2024-25 season. The league has confirmed that it has an agreement from each of the Spruce Grove Saints, Sherwood Park Crusaders, Brooks Bandits, Okotoks Oilers, and Blackfalds Bulldogs of the Alberta Junior Hockey League to join the […]
In a move that’s sent shockwaves across the junior hockey world, the British Columbia Hockey League confirmed on Saturday morning that the rumours are, in fact, true. The league announced that five teams that currently play in the Alberta Junior Hockey League have agreed to terms to join the BCHL […]
Reports surfaced on Friday afternoon that in a surprising and unprecedented move, five prominent Alberta Junior Hockey League teams — Spruce Grove Saints, Sherwood Park Crusaders, Brooks Bandits, Blackfalds Bulldogs, and Okotoks Oilers — will depart from the AJHL to join the British Columbia Hockey League for the 2024-25 season. […]
In November, the Victoria Grizzlies traded future considerations to the Chilliwack Chiefs for forward Elliot Dutil. Dutil is a 2003-born forward from Montreal, Quebec in his final season of junior hockey. For 2024-25, Edutil will attend Lindenwood University in the NCAA. Dutil took a different path to reach the BCHL. […]
In their 31-season history, the Surrey Eagles made it to the national junior A championship three times. As the South Surrey Eagles, the team went to the RBC Cup in back-to-back seasons. As the Surrey Eagles, the team made the RBC Cup in 2013. No other Coastal Conference team has […]
BCHL Bulletin: Wood and Nadeau taken at NHL Draft, Vipers, Eagles, and Rivermen get commitments, and more!
Wood selected 15th overall by Nashville 2005-born forward Matthew Wood (50 goals, 48 assists in 64 games with Victoria from 2020-22) was selected 15th overall by the Nashville Predators on the first night of the National Hockey League draft. He is the first player with B.C. Hockey League experience to […]
League updates FAQ document The B.C. Hockey League has added some clarification to their Frequently Asked Questions from their original document and wanted to dispel any rumours that have sprung up since their announcement to go independent on May 1. Related: Hockey Canada’s non-sanctioned policy restricts BCHL affiliate player possibilities […]
BCHL Bulletin: Chiefs, Bucks, Express, and Clippers add new recruits, Coquitlam forward Buttazoni signs in the AJHL, and more!
Chiefs sign Czech defender Beran The Chilliwack Chiefs announced on Wednesday that they have signed 2004-born defender Vit Beran out of Czechia. Beran played 51 games with HC Litvinov U20 in DHL Extraliga junior, which is the Czech under-20 league. The club is located in Litvinov, Czechia, in the Most […]