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Cowichan Valley Capitals prospects clash during a 3-on-3 scrimmage at the Cowichan Valley Capitals rookie ID camp on Saturday. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

BCHL approves back-up plan for 2020-21 season

Without gate revenue, league will rely on player fees, government and business support

Cowichan Valley Capitals prospects clash during a 3-on-3 scrimmage at the Cowichan Valley Capitals rookie ID camp on Saturday. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
BCHL approves pay-to-play model for 2020-21 season if fans can’t attend games

BCHL approves pay-to-play model for 2020-21 season if fans can’t attend games

The league’s plan B will kick in if a proposal to fill arenas to 25 per cent capacity isn’t approved

BCHL approves pay-to-play model for 2020-21 season if fans can’t attend games
New Chilliwack Chief Ray Fust.

Chilliwack Chiefs bolster lineup with Swiss-Canadian power forward Ray Fust

The talented teenager joins the BCHL club a year ahead of schedule thanks to COVID-19

New Chilliwack Chief Ray Fust.
Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price is one of 12 BCHL alums chasing the Stanley Cup as NHL playoffs begin. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson)

National Hockey League playoffs begin with 12 BCHL alums chasing Stanley Cup

The Vancouver Canucks and New York Islanders employ two BCHL grads each

Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price is one of 12 BCHL alums chasing the Stanley Cup as NHL playoffs begin. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson)
Chilliwack Chiefs get information upgrade with InStat partnership

Chilliwack Chiefs get information upgrade with InStat partnership

The junior A league will benefit from an influx of advanced statistics starting this season

Chilliwack Chiefs get information upgrade with InStat partnership
Chilliwack Chiefs sign St. Andrews alum Frankie Carogioiello

Chilliwack Chiefs sign St. Andrews alum Frankie Carogioiello

The BCHL club adds another talented forward to the mix in preparation for the 2020-21 season

Chilliwack Chiefs sign St. Andrews alum Frankie Carogioiello
The B.C. Hockey League has announced it plans to start its 2020-21 regular season Dec. 1, though teams can start training camps in early September. (Black Press file photos)

BCHL teams can start training in September for first league games in December

B.C. Hockey League announces Dec. 1 start date for 2020-21 season

The B.C. Hockey League has announced it plans to start its 2020-21 regular season Dec. 1, though teams can start training camps in early September. (Black Press file photos)
Jordan Kawaguchi wore the captain’s C for the BCHL’s Chilliwack Chiefs in 2017 and will wear it once more for the NCAA’s North Dakota Fighting Hawks. (University of North Dakota photo)

Chilliwack Chiefs alum Jordan Kawaguchi named captain of North Dakota Fighting Hawks

The high scoring forward will lead UND into the 2020-21 NCAA Div-1 hockey season

Jordan Kawaguchi wore the captain’s C for the BCHL’s Chilliwack Chiefs in 2017 and will wear it once more for the NCAA’s North Dakota Fighting Hawks. (University of North Dakota photo)
The Cowichan Valley Capitals and Chilliwack Chiefs battle in a game during the 2019-20 B.C. Hockey League season. (File photo)

BCHL asks province for help with pandemic losses

League has ‘every intention’ of playing next season, but financial issues have been identified

The Cowichan Valley Capitals and Chilliwack Chiefs battle in a game during the 2019-20 B.C. Hockey League season. (File photo)
Surrey Eagles players celebrate a goal during video-game simulation of the BCHL team’s second-round playoff series with Coquitlam Express. (Youtube photo)

BCHL hockey playoffs continue – in video game action involving players

‘We were looking for a way to keep our fans engaged during this unfortunate downtime,’ commish says

Surrey Eagles players celebrate a goal during video-game simulation of the BCHL team’s second-round playoff series with Coquitlam Express. (Youtube photo)
Hockey stick and puck. (Black Press Media files)

BC Hockey cancels all provincial championships due to COVID-19 outbreak

In B.C., provincial hockey championships were slated to begin this Sunday, March 15

Hockey stick and puck. (Black Press Media files)
Penticton Vees fans may soon find themselves without any games to watch due to COVID-19. (Mark Brettt - Western News)

COVID-19 puts fate of BCHL season in question, KIJHL suspends games

Hockey Canada and the CJHL currently in talks to come up with plan for remainder of season

Penticton Vees fans may soon find themselves without any games to watch due to COVID-19. (Mark Brettt - Western News)
Chilliwack Chiefs rookie Hudson Thornton has shown no shyness on the ice this season, going wherever he needs to go in pursuit of the puck. (Eric J. Welsh/ The Progress)

Sixteen year olds make instant impact with Chilliwack Chiefs

Hudson Thornton and Peter Reynolds are making waves with the BCHL junior A club

Chilliwack Chiefs rookie Hudson Thornton has shown no shyness on the ice this season, going wherever he needs to go in pursuit of the puck. (Eric J. Welsh/ The Progress)
NHL bloodlines on Penticton Vees roster

NHL bloodlines on Penticton Vees roster

Chilliwack Chiefs host Penticton Vees on Saturday

NHL bloodlines on Penticton Vees roster
Team Canada forward Cory Emmerton (left) and teammate Maxim Noreau fend off a Kalpa Kuopio player during the final of the 2018 Spengler Cup. Canada dropped the game 2-1 after an eight-round shootout. Photo courtesy of @HC_Men/Twitter

Canada settles for silver at Spengler Cup

BCHL alum finish with silver medal at 2018 Spengler Cup

Team Canada forward Cory Emmerton (left) and teammate Maxim Noreau fend off a Kalpa Kuopio player during the final of the 2018 Spengler Cup. Canada dropped the game 2-1 after an eight-round shootout. Photo courtesy of @HC_Men/Twitter
Team Canada celebrating one of their six goals scored against Nurnberg Ice Tigers at the Spengler Cup on Dec. 28. Photo couresty of @HC_Men/Twitter

BCHL alum net four goals for Team Canada in Spengler Cup win

Team Canada heading to the semi-final of the 2018 Spengler Cup in Davos

Team Canada celebrating one of their six goals scored against Nurnberg Ice Tigers at the Spengler Cup on Dec. 28. Photo couresty of @HC_Men/Twitter
BCHL’ers help Canada to record setting win at Spengler Cup

BCHL’ers help Canada to record setting win at Spengler Cup

Team Canada opened the 2018 tournament with a win over Davos

BCHL’ers help Canada to record setting win at Spengler Cup
Team Canada West player Alexander Campbell (Victoria Grizzlies, BCHL) races the puck up the ice through traffic, while teammate Alex Newhook tries to give him some space. Canada West lost to Russia 3-0 on Wednesday night in the preliminary round of the World Junior A Challenge.                                Hockey Canada images

BCHL’ers blanked by Russia at World Junior A Challenge

Canada West loses battle of the unbeaten teams in the preliminary round

Team Canada West player Alexander Campbell (Victoria Grizzlies, BCHL) races the puck up the ice through traffic, while teammate Alex Newhook tries to give him some space. Canada West lost to Russia 3-0 on Wednesday night in the preliminary round of the World Junior A Challenge.                                Hockey Canada images
Alex Swetlikoff (Vernon Vipers, BCHL), left, runs over a Team Canada East player during Monday night’s all-Canadian preliminary game at the 2018 World Junior A Challenge. Team Canada West won the game 6-1. Photo courtesy of Matthew Murnaghan/Hockey Canada Images

BCHL player lifts Canada West to second win at World Junior A Challenge

Chilliwack Chiefs player has a three-point performance

Alex Swetlikoff (Vernon Vipers, BCHL), left, runs over a Team Canada East player during Monday night’s all-Canadian preliminary game at the 2018 World Junior A Challenge. Team Canada West won the game 6-1. Photo courtesy of Matthew Murnaghan/Hockey Canada Images
Former BC Hockey League player thinks NHL in Seattle ‘is going to be huge’

Former BC Hockey League player thinks NHL in Seattle ‘is going to be huge’

Seattle resident Kris Wilson excited at expansion team coming to his hometown

Former BC Hockey League player thinks NHL in Seattle ‘is going to be huge’