LEAGUE YEARS - 2010's

League Years 2010's

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League Years 2010's

The British Columbia Hockey League began the 2010s with its representative, the Vernon Vipers, winning the Royal Bank Cup. It is the Leagues' eleventh, Vernons' sixth and the Vipers' fourth National Title.

2010-11 - League sees the loss of the Williams Lake Timberwolves, while the Burnaby Express relocate to become the Coquitlam Express. The Vernon Vipers enter their third consecutive trip to the National Tournament, falling 2-0 to Pembroke in the final.

2011-12 - League celebrate it's 50th Anniversary (1961-2011). Governors vote to hold a 15-year-old affiliate player draft in October. The draft consisted of two rounds, with each team eligible to select two players. The teams didn't maintain the player's junior A rights after the season and weren't eligible to be signed as a regular roster player in the BCHL. The Langley Chiefs adopt a new name the Langley Rivermen. The Quesnel Millionaires have been sold to play out of Chilliwack as the Chilliwack Chiefs. The Chiefs will play in the Interior Conference for 2011-12. They will revert to the Coastal Conference for the 2012 season. The Penticton Vees win the 2012 Royal Bank Cup, the leagues twelfth National Title.

2012-13 - League reduced the games played from sizty to fifty-eight, fifty-six in the regular season & two "Showcase" games. Chilliwack Chiefs reasigned to the Coastal Conference. Realignment of the Conferences include the readdition of the Island & Mainland Divisions as well as a few teams changing Conferences/Divisions. Also, a "Showcase Series" (all sixteen teams play two games in one location, in one weekend) will take place with points awarded going towards the regular season standings. The Surrey Eagles earned a berth to the RBC Cup, loseing in the semifinal, by winning the inaugural Western Canada Cup.

2013-14 - BCHL went back to an Interior, Island & Mainland Divisions. This also meant that the playoff format was changed. The Vernon Vipers hosted the 2014 Royal Bank Cup with a semifinal lose to eventual National Champion, Yorkton Terriers (SJHL). The League Champion the Coquitlam Express failed to qualifiy bowing out, of the playoff run, in the Western Canada Cup

2014-15 - league champion, Penticton Vees, won the Western Canada Cup but, lost in the semifinal of the Royal Bank Cup.

2015-16 - The Wenatchee Wild of the USA entered the league to play in the Mainland Division for the season. The West Kelowna Warriors won the Fred Page Cup, Western Canada Cup and the Royal Bank Cup for the leagues 13th National Championship.

2016-17 - Season the playoff format was tweeked with the elimination of the Divisional round-robin started for the 2014 playoffs. This year the winner of the Island and Mainland Divisions play a series to determine who plays the Interior Champion.

2017-18 - Playoff format was re-adjusted to include a cross-over event of the lowest two seeds in the Island/Mainland to the Interior for the 2018 playoffs. The Wenatchee Wild, as League Champion, and Chilliwack Chiefs, as Host, play in the National Tournament. Chilliwack claims the leagues fourteenth national title. After fifteen years on the job, this was the final season(June 1) for John Grisdale as commissioner of the BCHL.

2018-19 - Chris Hebb became the new Commissioner, joined the BCHL in June 2018. Playoffs, top two of the three last-place teams, determined by regular-season points total, will go into the Interior Division for Round 1. The Island and/or Mainland team crossing over will be the No. 7 or No. 8 seed if they have a higher points total than the Interior last-place team.

2019-20 - BCHL SEASON CANCELLED MARCH 13, 2020 The BC Hockey League Board of Governors announced today that the remainder of the BCHL season has been cancelled due to recent concerns regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

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2010's Highlights

In the 2010's the league achieved the following.

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2010's Season by Season Overview

Below you will find a brief overview of the each season in the 2010's.

» 2010-11 » 2011-12 » 2012-13 » 2013-14 » 2014-15 » 2015-16 » 2016-17 » 2017-18 » 2018-19 » 2019-20


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  • 2010-11
  • Williams Lake Timberwolves - folded
    Burnaby Express » Coquitlam Express
  • 60 game schedule
    Coastal Conference & Interior Conference
  • Playoffs, Best-of-seven: 1st in each Conference recieve "Bye"
    Elimination Round: Each Conference - 2 vs 7, 3 vs 6, 4 vs 5
    High Seed vs Low Seed : Quarter-Finals , Semi-Finals; Finals
  • Champion - Vernon Vipers

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  • 2011-12
  • Langley Chiefs » Langley Rivermen
    Quesnel Millionaires » Chilliwack Chiefs
  • 60 game schedule
    Coastal Conference & Interior Conference
  • Playoffs:
    Top 4 in each Conference: 1 vs 4, 2 vs 3
    Quarter-Finals, Semi-Finals, Final
  • Champion - Penticton Vees

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  • 2012-13
  • Westside Warriors » West Kelowna Warriors
  • 56 game schedule
    "Showcase Seires" added, all teams 2 games befor Reg. Season Start
    Coastal Conference - Island Division & Mainland Division
    Interior Conference
  • Playoffs:
    Coastal Conference- #1 vs. #4, #2 vs. #3 Best-of-five - two rounds, final best-of-seven.
    Interior Conference- #1 vs. #4, #2 vs. #3 Best-of-seven - two rounds
  • Champion - Surrey Eagles

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  • 2013-14
  • 58 game schedule
    "Showcase Series"
    Interior Division, Island Division, Mainland. Division
  • Playoffs: All Best-of-seven series
    Top 4 in each Division
    Winners of Round 2 host two home games in a round-robin series. One team is eliminated.
    Fred Page Cup Final with the two remaining teams from round 3
  • Champion - Coquitlam Express

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  • 2014-15
  • 58 game schedule
    "Showcase Series"
    Interior, Island & Mainland Divisions
  • Playoffs: All Best-of-seven series
    Top 4 in each Division
    Winners of Round 2 host two home games in a round-robin series. One team is eliminated.
    Fred Page Cup Final with the two remaining teams from round 3
  • Champion - Penticton Vees

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  • 2015-16
  • Wenatchee Wild added
  • 58 game schedule
    "Showcase Series"
    Interior, Island, Mainland Divisions
  • Playoffs: All Best-of-seven series
    Top 4 in each Division
    Winners of Round 2 host two home games in a round-robin series. One team is eliminated.
    Fred Page Cup Final with the two remaining teams from round 3
  • Champion - West Kelowna Warriors

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  • 2016-17
  • 58 game schedule
    "Showcase Series" moved up two weeks during Reg. Season
    Interior, Island, Mainland Divisions
  • Playoffs: All Best-of-seven series
    Round 1:
    Island & Mainland each Top 4
    Interior: Top 2 get bye; also 3rd to 6th
    *Should 5th Mainland have more points than 6th Interior, Mainland cross over to Interior (6th seed Rd1)
    Round 4: Island or Mainland vs Interior (Fred Page Cup)
  • Champion - Penticton Vees
  • 2017-18
  • 58 game schedule
    Interior, Island, Mainland Divisions
  • Playoffs: All Best-of-seven series
    Island & Mainland; Top 4 / Interior; Top 6
    * 5th Island/Mainland, 7th Interior, may cross over to Interior
    Island or Mainland vs Interior (Fred Page Cup)
  • Champion - Wenatchee Wild
  • 2018-19
  • 58 game schedule
    Interior, Island, Mainland Divisions
  • Playoffs: All Best-of-seven series
    Island & Mainland; Top 4 / Interior; Top 8
    5th Island &/or Mainland, may cross over to Interior as 7th 8th Seed
    Island or Mainland vs Interior (Fred Page Cup)
  • Champion - Prince George Spruce Kings
  • 2019-20
  • 58 game schedule
    Interior, Island, Mainland Divisions
  • Playoffs: All Best-of-seven series
    Island & Mainland; Top 4 / Interior; Top 6
    Next top two teams, may cross over to Interior as 7th 8th Seed
    Island or Mainland vs Interior (Fred Page Cup)
  • Rounds 2, 3, 4 Cancelled March 12 due to COVID-19 pandemic

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