Warriors add to coaching staff The West Kelowna Warriors announced on Wednesday that they have hired Brent Hayter as their Sports Therapist and Mental Skills Coach. A therapist in the Kelowna, B.C. area, Hayter brings 25 years of experience as a strength and conditioning coach, power skating instructor, coach, and […]
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BCHL Bulletin: Rivermen trade Attew to Coquitlam, Warriors, Cents, and Chiefs sign new players, and more!
Express pick up Attew from the Rivermen Coquitlam and Langley struck a deal on Tuesday that sees the Express acquire 2003-born defender Tanner Attew while the Rivermen picked up future considerations. Attew, who’s from White Rock, B.C., had seven goals and 20 points in 40 games with the Rivermen in […]
BCHL Bulletin: Cents, Spruce Kings, Express, Clippers, and Bulldogs sign new recruits, Newhook gets a deal in Montreal, and more!
Spruce Kings sign forward Sasaki The Prince George Spruce Kings announced the signing of 2005-born forward Kazumo Sasaki for the 2023-24 B.C. Hockey League season on Tuesday. Sasaki is committed to Lake Superior State University for the 2025-26 NCAA season. The native of Nishitokyo, Japan spent the 2022-23 season with […]
Fechko joins Spruce Grove of the AJHL 2003-born forward Trey Fechko, who was traded from the Trail Smoke Eaters to the Wenatchee Wild last month, has signed with the Spruce Grove Saints of the Alberta Junior Hockey League. Fechko, a native of Raritan, New Jersey, was a rookie with the […]
After the 2021-22 season, three members of the Alberni Valley Bulldogs left for the same NCAA school. Forwards Stephen Castagna, Arlo Merritt, and defender Ryan Nause all currently play for the Bentley University Falcons. It’s not all that uncommon for players to play together at the same school. Karter McNarland […]
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 […]
(This article was originally published on Apr. 2, 2021) The Doyle Cup is the annual series between the champion of the Alberta Junior Hockey League and the champion of the BC Hockey League. The BCHL holds a record of 24-18 over the AJHL. In this article, I’ll look at […]
(This article was originally published on Mar. 15, 2021) In their 26 year history, the Victoria Grizzlies have played in the RBC Cup only once. In 2009, they hosted the tournament at The Q Centre. As covered in a previous article, the Grizzlies were eliminated in the semi-finals of […]
West Kelowna adds a pair of local forwards The West Kelowna Warriors bolstered their offensive attack for next season by adding a couple of local products. Riley Sharun, from West Kelowna, and Brennan Nelson, from Penticton, spent last season as teammates with the Okanagan Rockets in the BC U18 […]