BCHL

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)
Surrey Eagles’ Hudson Schandor battles for a puck with a Langley Rivermen player during the 2019-‘20 season. The BCHL has announced a contingency plan for the upcoming season, in the event fans are not allowed to attend games. (Garrett James photo)

BC Hockey League announces alternative plan for 2020-‘21 season

Player fees, sponsorship among contingency plans if fans not allowed to attend games

Surrey Eagles’ Hudson Schandor battles for a puck with a Langley Rivermen player during the 2019-‘20 season. The BCHL has announced a contingency plan for the upcoming season, in the event fans are not allowed to attend games. (Garrett James photo)
The BCHL has announced that it intends to start the 2020/’21 season on Dec. 1. (Damon James photo)

‘Everyone is very excited to get going’ says Surrey Eagles GM of BCHL’s planned return

BC Hockey League announces Dec. 1 start date for 2020/’21 season

The BCHL has announced that it intends to start the 2020/’21 season on Dec. 1. (Damon James photo)
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)
Surrey Eagles look to Florida for latest roster addition

Surrey Eagles look to Florida for latest roster addition

BCHL team signs forward Connor Gatto for upcoming season

Surrey Eagles look to Florida for latest roster addition
The BCHL and the Surrey Eagles are confident they’ll return to the ice this year, with the league currently considering multiple return-to-play scenarios. (Garrett James photo)

‘I’m confident that we’ll somehow make it happen,’ says Surrey Eagles owner as BCHL mulls plans to return

Junior ‘A’ hockey league pondering different return-to-play scenarios for 2020-‘21 season

The BCHL and the Surrey Eagles are confident they’ll return to the ice this year, with the league currently considering multiple return-to-play scenarios. (Garrett James photo)
Surrey Eagles forward Hassan Akl was traded to the Fort McMurray Oil Barons Monday, along with defenceman Jordan Hendry. (Damon James photo)

Surrey Eagles ship two to Fort McMurray to complete earlier trade

Hassan Akl, Jordan Hendry traded to complete deal for goaltender

Surrey Eagles forward Hassan Akl was traded to the Fort McMurray Oil Barons Monday, along with defenceman Jordan Hendry. (Damon James photo)
Surrey Eagles add young Quebec forward to flock for next season

Surrey Eagles add young Quebec forward to flock for next season

Montreal native Tio D’Addario to play for BCHL squad in 2020/’21 season

Surrey Eagles add young Quebec forward to flock for next season
The BCHL is not in danger of folding before next season, despite rumours to the contrary, league commissioner Chris Hebb said in a May 4 statement. (Damon James photo)

Suggestion that BC Hockey League may not return “absolutely false” says commish

Junior ‘A’ league reached out to government for financial support last month

The BCHL is not in danger of folding before next season, despite rumours to the contrary, league commissioner Chris Hebb said in a May 4 statement. (Damon James photo)
Trevor Alto has been named the commissioner of the Pacific Junior Hockey League, replacing Ray Stonehouse. (Contributed photo)

White Rock’s Alto named commissioner of junior ‘B’ PJHL

Trevor Alto replaces Ray Stonehouse, who moves into senior advisor role

Trevor Alto has been named the commissioner of the Pacific Junior Hockey League, replacing Ray Stonehouse. (Contributed 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 forward Christophe Tellier led the team in scoring this past season. (Garrett James photo)

‘If we can get back on the ice in July, we can make things happen’: Surrey Eagles owner

BC Hockey League seeks assist from provincial government amid COVID-19 pandemic

Surrey Eagles forward Christophe Tellier led the team in scoring this past season. (Garrett James photo)
Former Surrey Eagle Anthony Bardaro is back in B.C. after his European pro hockey season was cancelled due to the COVID-19 crisis. (Contributed photo)

Former Surrey Eagle home from ‘quiet, empty’ Italy after hockey season cancelled

Delta-born Anthony Bardaro has spent last three seasons playing professionally in Europe

Former Surrey Eagle Anthony Bardaro is back in B.C. after his European pro hockey season was cancelled due to the COVID-19 crisis. (Contributed 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)
The Surrey Eagles had added forward Cole Galata to the ranks for next season, the BC Hockey League team announced this week. (Contributed photo)

Surrey Eagles add high-scoring forward to flock for next season

BC Hockey League squad signs Ontario’s Cole Galata from St. Andrew’s College

The Surrey Eagles had added forward Cole Galata to the ranks for next season, the BC Hockey League team announced this week. (Contributed 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)
The Surrey Eagles and the BCHL are defering to the government and the sport’s governing bodies with regard to dealing with the COVID-19 virus. (Phil McLachlan/Penticton Western News photo)

Surrey Eagles, BCHL plan for second round of playoffs amid COVID-19 fears

‘We want to do what’s right not only for our (players), but for our fans and the general public’

The Surrey Eagles and the BCHL are defering to the government and the sport’s governing bodies with regard to dealing with the COVID-19 virus. (Phil McLachlan/Penticton Western News photo)
VIDEO: Surrey Eagles tie playoff series with home-ice win over Chilliwack

VIDEO: Surrey Eagles tie playoff series with home-ice win over Chilliwack

Tuesday’s 5-2 victory forces a Game 6 at South Surrey Arena this Saturday night

VIDEO: Surrey Eagles tie playoff series with home-ice win over Chilliwack
Surrey Eagles head coach Cam Keith has led his team to the BCHL playoffs in his first season with the hockey club. (Garrett James photo)

Surrey Eagles start playoffs on the road in Chilliwack

South Surrey junior ‘A’ squad back in BCHL playoffs for second time in six years

Surrey Eagles head coach Cam Keith has led his team to the BCHL playoffs in his first season with the hockey club. (Garrett James photo)