BCHL RELEASES 2022-23 REGULAR-SEASON SCHEDULE

LANGLEY, B.C. – The BC Hockey League has announced the schedule for the 2022-23 regular season. The league’s 61st season will begin on Friday, Sep. 23 and finish on Sunday, Mar. 26 and will once again consist of 54 games for each team. Key dates:   Sep. 23 – opening night Feb. 18 & 19 – BCHL […]

Victoria Grizzlies majority owner Walchuk named BCHL top executive

Cleve Dheensaw Ron Walchuk has long been a champion of the Junior A brand of hockey. So it was only fitting the Victoria Grizzlies majority-owner and governor was voted the executive of the year in the B.C. Hockey League during the annual league meetings this week. “It’s all about choices and our players like the […]

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING RECAP (PART 2)

LANGLEY, B.C. – The BC Hockey League held its Annual General Meeting May 26 and 27 in Salmon Arm, B.C. The league’s Governors discussed and approved several initiatives regarding officiating, scheduling and a wide variety of other topics. Officiating Development Program   The Board of Governors approved the creation of a BCHL Officiating Development Program. The […]

BCHL ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING RECAP (PART 1)

LANGLEY, B.C. – The BC Hockey League held its Annual General Meeting May 26 and 27 in Salmon Arm, B.C. The league’s Governors discussed and approved several initiatives regarding league standards, events and a wide variety of other topics. League Standards   At the league’s October Governors meeting, the Board voted in favour of adopting a […]

Veteran BCHL bench boss Ferster replaces Didmon as Grizzlies GM, coach

Cleve DheensawMay 10, 2022 10:10 PM Rylan Ferster remembers ­coming in to coach the ­Victoria Salsa of the B.C. Hockey League but leaving the ­Victoria ­Grizzlies. Same team, ­different nickname following the ­changeover in 2006-07. “I can say I was the last Salsa coach and first Grizzlies coach,” quipped Ferster. He can now also say […]

BCHL ANNOUNCES 2021-22 YEAR-END AWARD WINNERS

BURNABY, B.C. – The BCHL announced the winners of its year-end awards today for the 2021-22 season. Three award finalists for each trophy were determined after a round of voting by the 18 league head coaches. Winners were selected after a second round of voting by the same coaches. Vern Dye Memorial Trophy (Most Valuable Player) […]

Grizzlies’ Wood named to Canada team for world under-18 championship

Forward Matthew Wood, seen practising on March 30. ADRIAN LAM, TIMES COLONIST) Cleve Dheensaw It is the biggest bag of mixed emotions in junior hockey. One of the consolations of missing the playoffs for top junior players is the chance to be selected to play for Canada in the IIHF Under-18 world championship tournament, held […]