LANGLEY, B.C. – The 2022-23 BC Hockey League regular season begins tomorrow night with a full slate of nine games across the league.

All 18 teams will play their season openers on Friday, including the Penticton Vees raising their championship banner at home against the Trail Smoke Eaters.

Elsewhere, the Merritt Centennials will kick off their 50th Anniversary season at home against the Cranbrook Bucks.

“The long wait is over,” said league Deputy Commissioner and COO Steven Cocker.  “We are thrilled to have BCHL hockey back tomorrow night. We have a lot of exciting initiatives and events planned for the 2022-23 season, which we can’t wait to share.”

Important dates:

Sept. 23: Opening night
Oct. 17-20: BCHL Showcase (Chilliwack Coliseum)
Jan. 20: Top Prospects Game (South Okanagan Events Centre)
Jan. 21: 60th Anniversary outdoor all-star event (Downtown Penticton outdoor rink)
Feb. 18 & 19: BCHL Road Show (Burns Lake, B.C.)
Mar. 26: Regular season ends
Mar. 31: Shaw BCHL Playoffs begin

Click here to view the full regular-season schedule.


About the BCHL:

Sending more players on to college hockey every season than any other hockey league in Canada, the BCHL has established itself as a national leader in the development of young student athletes. Considering today’s NHL features more NCAA alumni than ever before, the BCHL is fast rivaling other leagues in North America as a breeding ground for the sport’s most elite and successful players. In 2021-22 alone, there were 196 BCHL players who received scholarships to top schools in the U.S. and Canada, including 173 with NCAA Division I commitments.

Media Contact:

Jesse Adamson
Manager, Media & Communications
BC Hockey League