Capitals sign Despatie for 2023-24 2003-born goaltender Emerik Despatie has signed with the Cowichan Capitals for the 2023-24 B.C. Hockey League season. He attended training camp in 2021 with the National Hockey League’s Columbus Blue Jackets. Despatie, who is from Gatineau, Que., played 26 games with his hometown Olympiques in […]
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BCHL Bulletin: Cents, Warriors, Rivermen, Silverbacks add new players, BCHL alumni get NHL qualifying offers, and more!
Centennials get Fancy for 2023-24 The Merritt Centennials have signed 2004-born defender Ocean Fancy for the 2023-24 B.C. Hockey League season. Fancy hails from Orleans, Massachusetts. He had five goals and 14 points in 35 games with the Boston Advantage in the National Collegiate Development Conference during the 2022-23 season. […]
Whether it’s Throwback Thursday or not, there’s truly no bad time to throw it back to those spectacular, yet sometimes awkward, National Hockey League draft portraits. So let’s have a look at players who were drafted directly from the B.C. Hockey League back in the day. Kyle Turris (1st round, […]
The first round of the National Hockey League’s Stanley Cup playoffs is done after a trio of epic game sevens in both the Western and Eastern Conferences. Before the marathon for Lord Stanley’s mug began, 15 players with BC Hockey League experience were featured on the opening rosters. 13 of […]
Former Salmon Arm Silverbacks forward Riley Nash was traded in the National Hockey League on Monday from the Arizona Coyotes to the Tampa Bay Lightning in exchange for future considerations. Nash, 32, has four assists in 49 games this season split between the Coyotes, Tampa Bay, and Winnipeg. He started […]
Fladager suspended one game by BCHL Department of Player Safety The Victoria Grizzlies will be without 2001-born forward Noah Fladager for the final game of the season after he was handed a one-game suspension for his second fighting major and game misconduct of the 2021-22 season. The penalty came with […]
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, […]
The BC Hockey League continues to be one of the top development leagues in North America. With the National Hockey League season opening tonight, teams have declared their rosters, and the BCHL is well represented. In total, 33 players on 22 NHL opening night rosters played in the BCHL. […]
The Surrey Eagles are approaching 30 years in the BC Hockey League, as the team arrived in South Surrey in 1991. In that time, the Eagles have accomplished many things. They’ve won several league championships and also changed their name twice. The Eagles also produced several players who’ve played […]
Vees sign UMass commit Purcell for 2021-22 NEWS: The Vees are pleased to announce the commitment of G Colin Purcell ('02) for the 2021/22 season! Welcome to Penticton, @colin_purce! DETAILS 📝 | https://t.co/mzpqO3F2tC#BCHL pic.twitter.com/J3JrKfUlKK — Penticton Vees (@PentictonVees) August 27, 2021 On Friday, the Penticton Vees announced the signing of […]