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Aaron Trotter said his parents never pressured him into hockey, which kept his love for the game going. (Courtesy of Michael Trotter)

Langford goalie working toward NCAA, NHL dreams

Aaron Trotter overcame a number of challenges to earn Division I scholarship

 

Victoria Grizzlies forward Connor Eddy brought victory in overtime for the team and earned a hat trick in the process Friday against the Powell River Kings. (Photo Courtesy of Victoria Grizzlies/Twitter)

Hat trick pushes Victoria Grizzlies to victory over Powell River Kings

Connor Eddy scored his third and the game-winner just 19 seconds into overtime

 

BCHL commissioner Chris Hebb (inset) has been part of the junior ‘A’ league since 2018. (Garrett James photo)

Overcoming COVID-19, other barriers ‘a wild ride’ says BCHL commissioner

Chris Hebb has dealt with a pandemic, cancelled games and travel issues since joining league

 

BCHL statement about COVID cancellations. (Screenshot from cowichancapitals.com)

Cowichan Valley Capitals have two games postponed due to COVID-19

Caps are one of three BCHL teams sidelined for five days

BCHL statement about COVID cancellations. (Screenshot from cowichancapitals.com)
The league will be celebrating with an outdoor all-stars game in Penticton in January, 2023. (BCHL)

BCHL pushes 60th Anniversary in Penticton to 2023

The league decided to delay the game based on the province’s current COVID-19 situation

The league will be celebrating with an outdoor all-stars game in Penticton in January, 2023. (BCHL)
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Forty BCHL stars to skate in Top Prospects Game

The all-star showcase will be part of the junior A league’s 60th anniversary weekend in January

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Victoria Grizzlies captain Ellis Rickwood and Surrey Eagles goalie Max Prazma battle for the puck during their Friday night matchup in Surrey, where the Grizzlies fell 5-3. (Garrett James Photography/Twitter)

Victoria Grizzlies fall 5-3 to Surrey Eagles Friday night

Grizzlies road trip continues Saturday night, plus a rematch against the Eagles on Sunday

Victoria Grizzlies captain Ellis Rickwood and Surrey Eagles goalie Max Prazma battle for the puck during their Friday night matchup in Surrey, where the Grizzlies fell 5-3. (Garrett James Photography/Twitter)
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BCHL adopts use of Sporfie video review system

The junior A league experimented with the system at the BCHL Showcase in Chilliwack in October

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Alberni Valley Bulldogs’ forward Ryan Tverberg beats Nanaimo Clippers’ Tim Washe to the puck at centre ice in first period action of their exhibition game Friday, Nov. 6, 2020. The Clippers won the game 3–1. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

Former Vancouver Island player invited to Canada’s World Juniors hockey camp

Alberni Valley Bulldogs Ryan Tverberg one of 21 forwards invited to Team Canada’s selection camp

Alberni Valley Bulldogs’ forward Ryan Tverberg beats Nanaimo Clippers’ Tim Washe to the puck at centre ice in first period action of their exhibition game Friday, Nov. 6, 2020. The Clippers won the game 3–1. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
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BCHL taking out-of-conference games off the schedule for rest of 2021-22 season

The league is shifting to regional matchups with travel still hindered province wide

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Radka Malyk and Jim Peck were married by West Kelowna Warrior’s Chaplain Don Richmond during the November 27 game. (Cole Schisler photo)

Newly-weds tie the knot at West Kelowna Warriors BCHL game

Jim Peck and Radka Malyk joined together in holy matrimony at centre ice during the Nov. 27 game

Radka Malyk and Jim Peck were married by West Kelowna Warrior’s Chaplain Don Richmond during the November 27 game. (Cole Schisler photo)
Alberni Valley Bulldogs defenceman Emanuelson Charbonneau and Victoria Grizzlies forward Ollie Josephson chase the puck during Friday night’s matchup at The Q Centre. Alberni defeated Victoria 4-2. (Victoria Grizzlies/Twitter)
Alberni Valley Bulldogs defenceman Emanuelson Charbonneau and Victoria Grizzlies forward Ollie Josephson chase the puck during Friday night’s matchup at The Q Centre. Alberni defeated Victoria 4-2. (Victoria Grizzlies/Twitter)
Chilliwack’s Cameron Johnson is one of 24 BCHL skaters added to an online all-star ballot along with eight goaltenders. (Darren Francis photo)

BCHL adds 24 skaters, 8 goaltenders to online all-star ballot

Voting is open until Tuesday to determine which six skaters and four goalies make the game

Chilliwack’s Cameron Johnson is one of 24 BCHL skaters added to an online all-star ballot along with eight goaltenders. (Darren Francis photo)
Chilliwack Chief Abram Wiebe is one of 18 BCHLers named to the All-Star three-on-three tournament following a poll of league coaches. (Darren Francis photo)

BCHL coaches determine initial 18 skaters for three-on-three all-star tournament

Remaining all-stars will be determined through online fan voting

Chilliwack Chief Abram Wiebe is one of 18 BCHLers named to the All-Star three-on-three tournament following a poll of league coaches. (Darren Francis photo)
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Flooding fallout forces BCHL to postpone more games

Nine matches are being pushed back, but the junior A league has also added nine regional games

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Victoria Grizzlies right winger Matthew Wood bears down on Powell River Kings defenceman Dylan Finlay Friday night at the Q Centre. (Photo Courtesy of Victoria Grizzlies/Twitter)

Victoria Grizzlies defeat Powell River Kings 6-4 Friday

Victoria now sits 16th overal in the BCHL as they get set for Saturday’s matchup against Wenatchee

Victoria Grizzlies right winger Matthew Wood bears down on Powell River Kings defenceman Dylan Finlay Friday night at the Q Centre. (Photo Courtesy of Victoria Grizzlies/Twitter)
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BCHL postpones eight games due to flooding

The homes of the Chilliwack Chiefs and Merritt Centennials have been particularly hard hit

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The Victoria Grizzlies, stuck in the Okanagan due to floods, beat the Smokeaters 6-2 in Trail on Sunday to snap a three-game losing streak. Here the Grizzlies’ Jackson Morehouse handles the puck beside Smokeaters goalie Bailey Monteith. (Photo Courtesy of Jim Bailey)

Victoria Grizzlies to fly home after flooding extends road trip

Team enjoys extra, unplanned team building at Penticton Lakeside Resort

The Victoria Grizzlies, stuck in the Okanagan due to floods, beat the Smokeaters 6-2 in Trail on Sunday to snap a three-game losing streak. Here the Grizzlies’ Jackson Morehouse handles the puck beside Smokeaters goalie Bailey Monteith. (Photo Courtesy of Jim Bailey)
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BCHL all-star festivities to include Top Prospects Game

All-star events will be held Jan. 14 in Penticton, with NHL and college scouts in attendance

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2021 BCHL Showcase runs Wednesday to Sunday in Chilliwack

After one year in Chilliwack, the league intends to move the event around starting in 2022-23

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