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BCHL delays start of the season as provincial health orders remain in place

The junior A league has been forced to abandon a plan to start in mid-January

 

BCHL team can now practise together in full, after a revision to the provincial health order on Dec. 28. (Garrett James photo)

BCHL teams can practise together following revised health-order

Junior ‘A’ league commissioner still hopeful a season can be staged this year

 

Nanaimo Clippers players Jordan Naylor, left, and Trevor LeDonne drop off letters at the office of Nanaimo MLA Sheila Malcolmson, asking for her support as the team asks for reconsideration of provincial health orders banning 19-20-year-olds from practising and playing sports. (Photo submitted)

Nanaimo Clippers plead for an opportunity to play hockey during pandemic

BCHL team’s owner questions science behind public health orders

 

Vees goalkeeper Yaniv Perets stands watch while Tyler Ho takes the puck around the back of the net in the last game of the Okanagan Cup’s round robin stage on Nov. 7. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Penticton could be the ‘hub-city’ for a potential BCHL bubble

Seventeen teams would stay and play all their games in the South Okanagan

Vees goalkeeper Yaniv Perets stands watch while Tyler Ho takes the puck around the back of the net in the last game of the Okanagan Cup’s round robin stage on Nov. 7. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
The B.C. Hockey League’s Wenatchee Wild, the lone American franchise, is taking a hiatus from the 2020-21 season due to COVID-19 restrictions. All players have been released to find other opportunities to play. (Black Press file photo)

Wenatchee Wild taking BC Hockey League break

Loop’s lone American franchise pulls plug on 20-21 season due to COVID; vow to be back in 2021

The B.C. Hockey League’s Wenatchee Wild, the lone American franchise, is taking a hiatus from the 2020-21 season due to COVID-19 restrictions. All players have been released to find other opportunities to play. (Black Press file photo)
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BCHL pushes back season start due to provincial health orders

The delay is minimal, just six days, for now. But the league is open to starting up after Christmas

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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)
Nanaimo Clippers goalie Jordan Naylor will be back between the pipes during the coming 2020-21 B.C. Hockey League season. (News Bulletin file photo)

Scouting report promising for Nanaimo Clippers with training camp around the corner

BCHL scouts Island Division champs as league anticipates 2020-21 season

Nanaimo Clippers goalie Jordan Naylor will be back between the pipes during the coming 2020-21 B.C. Hockey League season. (News Bulletin file photo)
The Nanaimo Clippers play the Penticton Vees during BCHL action last season at Frank Crane Arena. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo Clippers look for billet families for hockey season

B.C. Hockey League team’s training camp to get underway in early September

The Nanaimo Clippers play the Penticton Vees during BCHL action last season at Frank Crane Arena. (News Bulletin file photo)
Nanaimo Clippers forward Kyler Kovich gets back to defend his team’s crease during a BCHL game this past February at Frank Crane Arena. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo Clippers to start training in September for first league games in December

B.C. Hockey League announces Dec. 1 start date for 2020-21 season

Nanaimo Clippers forward Kyler Kovich gets back to defend his team’s crease during a BCHL game this past February at Frank Crane Arena. (News Bulletin file photo)
The B.C. Hockey League is reviewing different plans and scenarios as it prepares for a 2020-21 season. (Black Press - file photo)

B.C. Hockey League prepping for 2020-21

League reviewing different scenarios and start times in compliance with provincial regulations

The B.C. Hockey League is reviewing different plans and scenarios as it prepares for a 2020-21 season. (Black Press - file 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 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)
Nanaimo Clippers forward Kyler Kovich has been named the club’s next team captain. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo Clippers choose Kovich to be next team captain

Highly scouted forward will be entering his third full BCHL season

Nanaimo Clippers forward Kyler Kovich has been named the club’s next team captain. (News Bulletin file 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)
Bulldogs forward Mitch Deelstra drives to the net, pursued by Clippers defenceman Aiden Hansen-Bukata during Game 3 of the BCHL playoffs in Port Alberni. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

BCHL: Alberni Valley Bulldogs look to avoid elimination against Nanaimo Clippers

Nanaimo Clippers have taken a 3-0 lead in round one of the BCHL playoffs

Bulldogs forward Mitch Deelstra drives to the net, pursued by Clippers defenceman Aiden Hansen-Bukata during Game 3 of the BCHL playoffs in Port Alberni. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
Nanaimo Clippers defenceman Mike Kennedy checks Alberni Valley Bulldogs opponent Matthew Grouchy in front of Clippers goalie Jordan Naylor during Saturday’s BCHL playoff game at Frank Crane Arena. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo Clippers winning big to start BCHL playoffs

Clippers beat Alberni Valley Bulldogs by 6-3 scores in both Game 1 and Game 2

Nanaimo Clippers defenceman Mike Kennedy checks Alberni Valley Bulldogs opponent Matthew Grouchy in front of Clippers goalie Jordan Naylor during Saturday’s BCHL playoff game at Frank Crane Arena. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
Nanaimo Clippers goalie Jordan Naylor is presented with the team MVP award by assistant coach Colin Birkas, left, and radio play-by-play man Dan Marshall, at the club’s year-end banquet Monday at the Coast Bastion Hotel. (GARY DORLAND photo)

Nanaimo Clippers goalie chosen his team’s MVP

Jordan Naylor and teammates honoured at hockey club’s year-end award banquet

Nanaimo Clippers goalie Jordan Naylor is presented with the team MVP award by assistant coach Colin Birkas, left, and radio play-by-play man Dan Marshall, at the club’s year-end banquet Monday at the Coast Bastion Hotel. (GARY DORLAND photo)
Clippers team up to do good work around Nanaimo

Clippers team up to do good work around Nanaimo

Cheer on your home team as BCHL playoffs start this week!

  • Feb 24, 2020
Clippers team up to do good work around Nanaimo