BCHL

Vernon Vipers forward Brett Fudger creates traffic in front of Chilliwack Chiefs goalie Kolby Thornton during a BCHL battle last season. (Roger Knox - Black Press)

Chilliwack Chiefs trade goaltender to Lloydminster Bobcats

The team needed to make room in a crowded crease, and moved Kolby Thornton to the AJHL team

Vernon Vipers forward Brett Fudger creates traffic in front of Chilliwack Chiefs goalie Kolby Thornton during a BCHL battle last season. (Roger Knox - Black Press)
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)
BCHL weighing return-to-play scenarios for 2020-21 season

BCHL weighing return-to-play scenarios for 2020-21 season

The league is developing options for whatever government restrictions are in place this fall

BCHL weighing return-to-play scenarios for 2020-21 season
Chilliwack Chiefs welcome back Mathieu Caron for 2020-21 BCHL season

Chilliwack Chiefs welcome back Mathieu Caron for 2020-21 BCHL season

The veteran goalie will share the crease and mentor 18-year-old Ethan Pearson.

Chilliwack Chiefs welcome back Mathieu Caron for 2020-21 BCHL season
BCHL commish Chris Hebb says league will survive the COVID-19 pandemic

BCHL commish Chris Hebb says league will survive the COVID-19 pandemic

While the junior A circuit has asked for financial help, Hebb says it’s a proactive request.

BCHL commish Chris Hebb says league will survive the COVID-19 pandemic
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)
BCHL requests financial aid from government as COVID-19 wreaks financial havoc

BCHL requests financial aid from government as COVID-19 wreaks financial havoc

The commissioner of the junior A league has suggested some teams may go into hiatus without help.

BCHL requests financial aid from government as COVID-19 wreaks financial havoc
The Chilliwack Coliseum is empty right now, but Chilliwack Chiefs management is optimistic the 2020-21 BCHL season will start on time and fans will pack the place trying to get back to normal once the pandemic passes. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress.)

Chilliwack Chiefs say COVID-19 won’t make them fold

BCHL boss Chris Hebb suggested some franchises might be in dire financial straights right now.

The Chilliwack Coliseum is empty right now, but Chilliwack Chiefs management is optimistic the 2020-21 BCHL season will start on time and fans will pack the place trying to get back to normal once the pandemic passes. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress.)
Chilliwack Chiefs help BCHL set college commitment record

Chilliwack Chiefs help BCHL set college commitment record

The Chiefs accounted for 18 of the league’s 166 players signing on with NCAA Div 1 programs.

Chilliwack Chiefs help BCHL set college commitment record
Austin Plevy (No. 14, middle) celebrating a goal during his two year tenure with the BCHL’s Chilliwack Chiefs. The Langley product is now a scoring star with the Evansville Thunderbolts of the Southern Professional Hockey League. (Langley Times photo)

Chilliwack Chiefs alum Austin Plevy stars in Southern Professional Hockey League

The forward lit up the scoreboard for the Evansville Thunderbolts in his first pro season.

Austin Plevy (No. 14, middle) celebrating a goal during his two year tenure with the BCHL’s Chilliwack Chiefs. The Langley product is now a scoring star with the Evansville Thunderbolts of the Southern Professional Hockey League. (Langley Times photo)
Chilliwack Chiefs great joins Tampa Bay Lightning organization

Chilliwack Chiefs great joins Tampa Bay Lightning organization

Jeff Tambellini is leaving the BCHL’s Trail Smoke Eaters for a scouting gig in the NHL.

Chilliwack Chiefs great joins Tampa Bay Lightning organization
BCHL notes: Coquitlam Express hire Dan Cioffi as new bench boss

BCHL notes: Coquitlam Express hire Dan Cioffi as new bench boss

With Jason Fortier off to Texas, Cioffi takes over a team that won last season’s points title.

BCHL notes: Coquitlam Express hire Dan Cioffi as new bench boss
Chilliwack Chiefs alum named captain of NCAA’s Denver Pioneers

Chilliwack Chiefs alum named captain of NCAA’s Denver Pioneers

Kohen Olischefski will wear the captain’s C for the men’s Div 1 hockey squad in 2020-21.

Chilliwack Chiefs alum named captain of NCAA’s Denver Pioneers
Ethan Bowen of the Chilliwack Chiefs misses a shot on Coquitlam Express goaltender Clay Stevenson during a BCHL game at the Chilliwack Coliseum. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

Chilliwack Chief Ethan Bowen tops list of draft eligible BCHLers

Four skaters from the league are listed and Bowen is the highest graded by Central Scouting

Ethan Bowen of the Chilliwack Chiefs misses a shot on Coquitlam Express goaltender Clay Stevenson during a BCHL game at the Chilliwack Coliseum. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)
After one season with the BCHL’s Chilliwack Chiefs and four with the NCAA’s Brown University Bears, defenceman Zach Giuttari is making the jump to pro hockey with the American Hockey League’s Hartford Wolfpack. (Brown University photo)

Chilliwack Chief grad Zach Giuttari making jump to pro hockey

The defenceman has signed a contract with the American Hockey League’s Hartford Wolfpack.

After one season with the BCHL’s Chilliwack Chiefs and four with the NCAA’s Brown University Bears, defenceman Zach Giuttari is making the jump to pro hockey with the American Hockey League’s Hartford Wolfpack. (Brown University photo)
Kennedy O’Connor is the latest blueline recruit for the BCHL’s Chilliwack Chiefs.

Chilliwack Chiefs add Kennedy O’Connor to blueline crew

The physical defenceman will be a piece of the defensive puzzle when the 2020-21 BCHL season begins.

Kennedy O’Connor is the latest blueline recruit for the BCHL’s Chilliwack Chiefs.
Mission’s Abram Wiebe commits to Chilliwack Chiefs

Mission’s Abram Wiebe commits to Chilliwack Chiefs

Fraser Valley Thunderbirds product set to join BCHL team for 2020-21 season

Mission’s Abram Wiebe commits to Chilliwack Chiefs
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)
Ex-Chilliwack Chief Jordan Kawaguchi makes Top 10 list for Hobey Baker

Ex-Chilliwack Chief Jordan Kawaguchi makes Top 10 list for Hobey Baker

Gooch had a fantastic junior season with the University of North Dakota Fighting Hawks.

Ex-Chilliwack Chief Jordan Kawaguchi makes Top 10 list for Hobey Baker
Jacob Slipec (left in white) is a player who earned a Chilliwack Chiefs roster spot with an impressive spring camp. The annual evaluation event is in danger this year due to COVID-19. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

COVID-19 disrupts offseason activities for BCHL’s Chilliwack Chiefs

Junior A hockey teams across the league will be trying to navigate through a tumultuous time.

Jacob Slipec (left in white) is a player who earned a Chilliwack Chiefs roster spot with an impressive spring camp. The annual evaluation event is in danger this year due to COVID-19. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)