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Colorado Avalanche centre Alex Newhook is congratulated by his teammates after scoring a regular-season goal in March. Newhook, a former Victoria Grizzlies star, won a Stanley Cup on Sunday with the Avs following a 2-1 win over two-time defending champion Tampa Bay. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Alex Newhook second former Victoria Grizzlies player in 3 years to hoist Stanley Cup

The pride of St. John’s, Colorado Avalanche centre joins Blues’ Bozak on short list

 

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BCHL adopts franchise scorecard at AGM

The scorecard will measure the strengths and weaknesses of each team, so improvements can be made

 

(Greg Sakaki/Black Press Media)

Penticton Vees blow out Nanaimo Clippers to sweep series and win BCHL championship

Penticton wins Game 4 by 8-2 score Wednesday, May 18, in Nanaimo

 

City of Nanaimo Mayor Leonard Krog will be cheering for the Nanaimo Clippers in the BCHL Fred Page Cup finals, which start Friday, May 13, in Penticton. (Submitted photo)

Nanaimo bars, Penticton wine on the line as mayors bet on BCHL finals

Nanaimo Mayor Leonard Krog makes friendly wager with Penticton Mayor John Vassilaki

City of Nanaimo Mayor Leonard Krog will be cheering for the Nanaimo Clippers in the BCHL Fred Page Cup finals, which start Friday, May 13, in Penticton. (Submitted photo)
Liam Tanner (No. 8 in white), Landon Greatorex (No. 23) and the Chilliwack Chiefs were bounced out of the second round of the BCHL playoffs by the Nanaimo Clippers. (Darren Francis photo)

Chilliwack Chiefs coach tips hat to Nanaimo Clippers keeper

On everything from puck possession to scoring chances, the Chiefs deserved a better playoff result

Liam Tanner (No. 8 in white), Landon Greatorex (No. 23) and the Chilliwack Chiefs were bounced out of the second round of the BCHL playoffs by the Nanaimo Clippers. (Darren Francis photo)
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Chilliwack Chiefs behind eight ball after dropping two to Nanaimo

The Clippers are heading home with a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven second round BCHL playoff series

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Chilliwack Chiefs D Abram Wiebe named to BCHL all-star squad

Wiebe was the lone Chief picked as the league revealed first, second and All-Rookie rosters

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Clay Stevenson in goal for the Coquitlam Express during a 2019 BCHL game against the Chilliwack Chiefs, thwarting Ethan Bowen. Stevenson has signed a two-year entry level deal with the National Hockey League’s Washington Capitals. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

Chilliwack’s Clay Stevenson signs with Washington Capitals

The goaltender makes the leap to pro after one season with the Dartmouth College Big Green

Clay Stevenson in goal for the Coquitlam Express during a 2019 BCHL game against the Chilliwack Chiefs, thwarting Ethan Bowen. Stevenson has signed a two-year entry level deal with the National Hockey League’s Washington Capitals. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)
Joey Potskin, seen here during the 1990-91 BCHL season, is the lone Chilliwack Chiefs rep on the league’s 60th anniversary team. (Chilliwack Progress archives)

Chilliwack Chiefs alum Joey Potskin makes BCHL 60th anniversary team

Potskin was an electrifying player for the Chiefs during the team’s first season in 1990-91

Joey Potskin, seen here during the 1990-91 BCHL season, is the lone Chilliwack Chiefs rep on the league’s 60th anniversary team. (Chilliwack Progress archives)
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Chilliwack Chiefs shut out Coquitlam in game seven BCHL playoff win

The Chiefs now face the Nanaimo Clippers after out-lasting a surprisingly stout first round foe

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Xavier Henry says back-to-back knee injuries in 2020-21 taught him how much he loves hockey, because “no normal person would go through what I went through and still get back on the ice and want to achieve more.” (Darren Francis photo)

Chilliwack Chief Xavier Henry looks back on hockey journey filled with obstacles

With the help of a loving mom, Henry was never prevented from playing the sport he loves

Xavier Henry says back-to-back knee injuries in 2020-21 taught him how much he loves hockey, because “no normal person would go through what I went through and still get back on the ice and want to achieve more.” (Darren Francis photo)
Veteran forward Jack Seymour joins the Chilliwack Chiefs after a trade deadline deal with the AJHL’s Brooks Bandits. (Chilliwack Chiefs Twitter)

Chilliwack Chiefs make move for Brooks Bandits forward at BCHL trade deadline

Jack Seymour joins the junior A club while two youngsters, Joshua Orrico and Luca Grabas, depart

Veteran forward Jack Seymour joins the Chilliwack Chiefs after a trade deadline deal with the AJHL’s Brooks Bandits. (Chilliwack Chiefs Twitter)
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 commissioner Chris Hebb (inset) has been part of the junior ‘A’ league since 2018. (Garrett James photo)
Brady Milburn (right) and the Chilliwack Chiefs have been one of the BCHL’s best teams since November and aren’t in desperate need of a trade deadline deal, but hockey boss Brian Maloney said he’ll be making and taking phone calls until Jan. 10. (Darren Francis photo)

Chilliwack Chiefs acquire defenceman Anthony Allepot in advance of BCHL trade deadline

The 20-year-old defenceman comes to the Chiefs from the Penticton Vees for future considerations

Brady Milburn (right) and the Chilliwack Chiefs have been one of the BCHL’s best teams since November and aren’t in desperate need of a trade deadline deal, but hockey boss Brian Maloney said he’ll be making and taking phone calls until Jan. 10. (Darren Francis photo)
BCHL statement about COVID cancellations. (Screenshot from cowichancapitals.com)

3 BCHL teams have games postponed due to COVID-19

Cowichan Capitals, Langley Rivermen and Penticton Vees sidelined until Jan. 9

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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Chilliwack Chiefs stopper Grant Riley signs an item for a young fan following a Dec. 12 home game against the Langley Rivermen at the Chilliwack Coliseum. (Darren Francis photo)

Banged-up Chilliwack Chiefs still getting results in BCHL action

The Chiefs split two games last weekend, getting a win against the arch-rival Langley Rivermen

Chilliwack Chiefs stopper Grant Riley signs an item for a young fan following a Dec. 12 home game against the Langley Rivermen at the Chilliwack Coliseum. (Darren Francis photo)
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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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Grant Riley was a rock in the Chilliwack Chiefs net for the month of November, and he has been selected to play in the BCHL all-star three-on-three tournament in Penticton. (Darren Francis photo)

Chilliwack Chief Grant Riley to play in BCHL three-on-three tournament

Riley joins Chilliwack defenceman Abram Wiebe as Coastal Conference all-star selections

Grant Riley was a rock in the Chilliwack Chiefs net for the month of November, and he has been selected to play in the BCHL all-star three-on-three tournament in Penticton. (Darren Francis photo)