Despite being a newcomer to the BCHL this season, goaltender Jacob Berger provided a steadying influence for the Merritt Centennials. Berger, a native of the Minnesota city of Minnetonka, arrived in Merritt and handled the majority of the Centennials’ starts.
The stage is set for the 2017 Fred Page Cup Finals opening Friday night in Chilliwack as the host Chiefs are set to take on the Penticton Vees.
The 10 finalists for the Hobey Baker Award have been revealed and Coquitlam Express alum Alex Kerfoot remains in the hunt for the top individual prize in NCAA hockey.
Round 2 of the BC Ford Dealers Road to the Fred Page Cup BCHL Playoffs will begin on Friday without the defending champion West Kelowna Warriors.
A not-so-funny thing happened to the Penticton Vees last year en route to their anticipated appearance at the national championships. After posting one of their best regular seasons ever in the British Columbia Hockey League, the Vees were expected to move on and advance to the Canadian tourney, which was held in Lloydminster.
As the BCHL Playoffs commenced this weekend, the annual BCHL Awards were handed out on Thursday and only in their second season in the BCHL, the Wenatchee Wild took home the most hardware.
Paul Dyck has had his share of successes since taking over the Steinbach Pistons’ head coaching and managerial duties in 2012. Dyck led the Pistons to a Manitoba Junior Hockey League (MJHL) championship in 2013. And his squad advanced to the league finals in each of the past two seasons.
The BCHL regular season wrapped up on Sunday and the playoff matchups are finalized. Each series will begin at the home of the higher seeded team and all playoff series are a best of seven format.
Another BCHL season has passed with the Surrey Eagles missing the playoffs for a second straight year. The Eagles were able to double their win record this year, however, with 18 compared to their nine last season.
Guch will once again finish among the BCHL’s top pointgetters. Chilliwack Chiefs’ captain Jordan Kawaguchi, who is nicknamed Guch, placed fifth in the league scoring race a year ago.
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