A chat with BCHL Commissioner Steven Cocker about several topics on the eve of the 2023-24 regular season, including: His thoughts on how the pre-season went The future of the Wenatchee Wild franchise BCHL-USA Hockey transfer agreements And more!
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In a significant development for the junior hockey landscape, the Wenatchee Wild is set to embark on a new journey as it transitions from a successful British Columbia Hockey League team to a Western Hockey League franchise. The WHL’s Winnipeg ICE franchise sale to Wild owners David and Lisa White […]
(B.C. Hockey League official media release) With the BC Hockey League becoming an independent league as of June 1, the league will operate under different regulations when it comes to team rosters. Many of the previous rules will remain the same, but others will change as part of the BCHL’s […]
A change to the overtime format, adjustments to league office staff, additions to the Executive Committee, and more were discussed and approved by the BCHL Board of Governors after part two of the league’s annual general meeting on May 25 in Victoria. The change in overtime will see the BCHL […]
Since the British Columbia Hockey League announced it was leaving the umbrella of Hockey Canada on May 1, there are a number of questions about what it means. The fact is, the impact of the BCHL becoming a non-sanctioned league is wide-reaching. There are a lot of rumours and conjectures […]
Following Monday’s announcement that the B.C. Hockey League has pulled out of Hockey Canada, the sport’s governing body replied to media requests with a written statement that was published in some form by a variety of media, including Postmedia, CBC, and The Hockey News. The statement reads like something a […]
BCHL to become an independent league It was officially announced on Monday that the British Columbia Hockey League will operate outside of Hockey Canada’s systems as of June 1. The BCHL explains that challenges with the current system within Hockey Canada as well as what can be expected in the […]
The British Columbia Hockey League announced today that it will not renew its agreement with Hockey Canada and will operate as an independent league going forward. There’s been much written about the BCHL’s stance over the last few years as it relates to the league leaving the Canadian Junior Hockey […]
(B.C. Hockey League official media release) The British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL) has announced a new path, continuing its mission to build a world class college-track junior league for players seeking NCAA and U Sports Scholarships and to establish a tier of hockey that to date has not been seen […]
A chat with BC Hockey League Chief Operating Officer and Deputy Commissioner Steven Cocker about a number of topics: 2022-23 season so far Growing revenue across the league Reaction to the BCHL’s “Modernize the Canadian junior hockey system” document And more!