60th ANNIVERSAY SEASON
14 - TIME NATIONAL CHAMPIONS
2021-22 British Columbia Hockey League Season

BCHL NEWS

Each team to appoint a live-scoring staff member to double check scoring plays during the games on BCHL TV and make changes to the online box score when a goal has been incorrectly scored. In-game scoring changes will be announced by the arena's PA announcer and will be noted on the broadcast. The league office will review all scoring changes after the fact to ensure they are accurate.

The members of the BCHL's Executive Committee were extended and the committee also added one member. Graham Fraser (Penticton) will continue to serve as the Chairman of the Board with David White (Wenatchee) and newly-added Rich Murphy (Trail) serving as Vice-Chairs. Also on the committee is Brooks Christensen (Salmon Arm), David Michaud (Alberni Valley), and Ron Walchuk (Victoria).

The Board also voted in favour of bringing back the league office staff with contract extensions for all members. Chris Hebb will continue as the BCHL Commissioner, Dave Cannon will stay on as the league's Executive Director, Business Development and Brad Lazarowich will remain the BCHL's Director of Officiating & Player Safety. Meanwhile, Steven Cocker has been promoted to the role of Deputy Commissioner, Jesse Adamson will take on the role of Manager, Communications & Events and Jake Baker will now be the BCHL's Manager, Finance & Events.

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Rule Changes:

Add an Instigator or Aggressor penalty to a fighting major upon review.

The video review will be conducted through the Sporfie app and game officials will review on an iPad in the scorekeeper's box.

Department of Player Safety will conduct a pilot on the efficiency of a coach's challenge. These instances will also be conducted through the Sporfie app and will be reviewed by game officials on an iPad, for Offside, Goalie Interference, Puck Out Of Play, Hand Pass, and Pucks Illeagally High Sticked.

Centremen will be given a warning on their first faceoff offence infraction, not an automatic ejection. Second offence is a minor penalty.

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SHOWCASE SERIES

2021 BCHL SHOWCASE FESTIVAL BY BAUER October 20 - 24, CHILLIWACK, B.C.
BCHL Teams GP W L OTL SOL PTs OTW SOW GF GA
Alberni Valley Bulldogs 2 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 5 5
Chilliwack Chiefs 2 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 8 7
Coquitlam Express 2 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 4 8
Cowichan Valley Capitals 2 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 9 6
Cranbrook Bucks 2 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 8 9
Langley Rivermen 2 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 3 7
Merritt Centennials 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 12
Nanaimo Clippers 2 1 1 0 0 2 1 0 4 6
Penticton Vees 2 2 0 0 0 4 0 0 10 3
Powell River Kings 2 2 0 0 0 4 0 1 9 4
Prince George Spruce Kings 2 2 0 0 0 4 0 0 7 3
Salmon Arm Silverbacks 2 2 0 0 0 4 0 0 9 3
Surrey Eagles 2 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 8 9
Trail Smoke Eaters 2 2 2 0 0 2 1 0 6 8
Vernon Vipers 2 2 0 0 0 4 0 0 7 1
Victoria Grizzlies 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 6 4
Wenatchee Wild 2 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 3 7
West Kelowna Warriors 2 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 6 6

Points garned during the "Showcase Series" are awarded towards the "Regular Season Standings".

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REGULAR SEASON

REGULAR SEASON NEWS

Pre-season camps to begin early September, not in August.

Regular Season to be 54 games, to start October 8, 2021.

Realignment:

Rather than having three divisions, the league will split into two conferences: the Coastal Conference and the Interior Conference.

The Coastal Conference will consist of the 2019-20 Island and Mainland Division teams, minus the Prince George Spruce Kings.

The Interior Conference will see the Cranbrook Bucks added as well as the Prince George Spruce Kings.

The BCHL announced several changes to its schedule today along with travel procedures for visiting teams playing in Wenatchee.

SCHEDULE CHANGES DUE TO COVIC-19 RESTRICTIONS

Visiting teams will fly into Washington State and return back across the land border.

Players and staff traveling across the border will follow all COVID-19 guidelines, including providing a negative test before crossing into the U.S. and before returning to Canada.

Alberni Valley, Cowichan Valley, Nanaimo and Surrey were originally scheduled to play one-off away games in Wenatchee and will now make those games up amongst each other. Those four home games will not be made up for the Wild, which means they will play 50 games this year instead of 54.

Due to the unbalanced schedule caused by these changes, the BCHL regular-season standings will be determined by point percentage rather than total points.

SCHEDULE CHANGES DUE TO ONGOING FLOODS

Due to ongoing floods, road closures and the approaching winter weather the BCHL will remove all out-of-conference games for the remainder of the 2021-22 season. The league will continue to revise the schedule in the coming weeks to make up postponed games later in the season.

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2021-22 BCHL REGULAR SEASON

COASTAL CONFERENCE GP W L OTL SOL T PTS PT % OTW GF GA PIM RK
Alberni Valley Bulldogs 54 35 15 3 1 0 74 .685 3 195 148 562 4
Chilliwack Chiefs 54 33 17 2 2 0 70 .648 0 222 152 616 5
Coquitlam Express 54 22 26 1 5 0 50 .463 2 176 217 628 14
Cowichan Valley Capitals 54 15 33 5 1 0 36 .333 2 157 219 563 16
Langley Rivermen 54 33 18 1 2 0 69 .639 4 180 169 500 7
Nanaimo Clippers 54 33 17 3 1 0 70 .648 2 210 172 583 6
Powell River Kings 54 13 32 7 2 0 35 .324 1 150 252 623 17
Surrey Eagles 54 28 26 0 0 0 56 .519 2 165 170 465 12
Victoria Grizzlies 54 29 25 0 0 0 58 .537 5 202 174 623 11
INTERIOR CONFERENCE GP W L OTL SOL T PTS PT % OTW GF GA PIM RK
Cranbrook Bucks 54 29 20 2 3 0 63 .583 3 169 160 474 9
Merritt Centennials 54 3 47 2 2 0 10 .093 2 96 327 687 18
Penticton Vees 54 43 8 1 2 0 89 .824 6 256 123 471 1
Prince George Spruce Kings 54 27 15 4 8 0 66 .611 0 168 129 500 8
Salmon Arm Silverbacks 54 36 12 4 2 0 78 .722 4 204 147 469 2
Trail Smoke Eaters 54 20 29 2 2 1 45 .417 3 174 217 616 15
Vernon Vipers 54 27 20 4 3 0 61 .565 3 152 154 547 10
Wenatchee Wild 54 22 26 4 1 1 50 .463 1 153 174 459 13
West Kelowna Warriors 54 36 12 4 2 0 75 .694 3 231 156 619 3

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PLAYOFF SERIES

PLAYOFF FORMAT

TIE-BREAKER CRITERIA:

WITH RESPECT TO PLAYOFFS, FOR PURPOSES OF DETERMINING THE TOP TEAMS, THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA SHALL BE USED UNTIL THE TIE IS BROKEN:

  • The Team having the best WINNING PERCENTAGE (Total Points/Max Number of Points)
  • Team Having the Most WINS IN GAMES VS EACH OTHER
  • The team having the most WINS IN GAMES AGAINST EACH OTHER
  • The team having the most POINTS IN GAMES AGAINST EACH OTHER
  • The team having the best GOALS FOR AND AGAINST IN GAMES AGAINST EACH OTHER. (By taking the goals for and subtracting the goals against in games between the teams)
  • Should teams remain tied after the above tie breakers, the team with the best WINNING PERCENTAGE in games involving CONFERENCE OPPONENTS ONLY will be used to determine the CONFERENCE STANDINGS. (This tie-breaker only applies in determining conference standings )

PLAYOFF FORMAT:

THE 2022 SHAW BCHL PLAYOFFS, WILL ADHERE TO THE FOLLOWING STRUCTURE:

  • The top-eight teams from each conference will qualify for the postseason and play a best-of-seven series based on the following seeding: 1 vs 8, 2 vs 7, 3 vs 6 & 4 vs 5.
  • The teams will then reseed in the next round, for the following order: 1 vs 4, 2 vs 3 in each conference.
  • The winners will then play in their respective Conference Final.
  • The winner of the Coastal Conference final will play the winner of the Interior Conference in the Fred Page Cup BCHL Finals.

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ROUND 1 - BCHL PRELIMINARIES Top
COASTAL CONFERENCE QUARTERFINALS
ALBERNI VALLEY BULLDOGS (1 VS 8) COWICHAN VALLEY CAPITALS GF GA OT
Game 1, April 1, Cowhichan @ Alberni 5 3 -
Game 2, April 2, Cowichan @ Alberni 3 1 -
Game 3, April 5, Alberni @ Cowichan 3 2 -
Game 4, April 6, Alberni @ Cowichan 7 2 -

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CHILLIWACK CHIEFS (2 vs 7) COQUITLAM EXPRESS GF GA OT
Game 1, April 1, Coquitlam @ Chilliwack 6 3 -
Game 2, April 2, Coquitlam @ Chilliwack 5 2 -
Game 3, April 4, Chilliwack @ Coquitlam 3 1 -
Game 4, April 5, Chilliwack @ Coquitlam 4 2 -
Game 5, April 7, Coquitlam @ Chilliwack 3 0 -
Game 6, April 9, Chilliwack @ Coquitlam 3 3 -
Game 7, April 10, Coquitlam @ Chilliwack 6 0 -

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NANAIMO CLIPPERS (3 vs 6) SURREY EAGLES GF GA OT
Game 1, April 1, Surrey @ Nanaimo 3 2 -
Game 2, April 2, Surrey @ Nanaimo 7 4 -
Game 3, April 4, Nanaimo @ Surrey 3 1 -
Game 4, April 5, Nanaimo @ Surrey 6 2 -

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LANGLEY RIVERMEN (4 vs 5) VICTORIA GRIZZLIES GF GA OT
Game 1, April 1, Victoria @ Langley 3 2 -
Game 2, April 2, Victoria @ Langley 8 3 -
Game 3, April 5, Langley Victoria 5 4 1
Game 4, April 6, Langley Victoria 4 1 -
Game 5, April 8, Victoria @ Langley 5 3 -

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INTERIOR CONFERENCE QUARTERFINALS
PENTICTON VEES (1 VS 8) TRAIL SMOKE EATERS GF GA OT
Game 1, Mar 31, Trail @ Penticton 5 3 -
Game 2, April 1, Trail @ Penticton 5 1 -
Game 3, April 4, Penticton @ Trail 2 1 -
Game 4, April 5, Penticton @ Trail 2 1 -
Game 5, April 7 Trail @ Penticton 5 1 -

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SALMON ARM SILVERBACKS (2 vs 7) WENATCHEE WILD GF GA OT
Game 1, April 2, Wenatchee @ Salmon Arm 6 3 -
Game 2, April 3, Wenatchee @ Salmon Arm 5 2 -
Game 3, April 5, Salmon Arm @ Wenatchee 2 1 1
Game 4, April 6, Salmon Arm @ Wenatchee 5 1 -
Game 5, April 8, Wenatchee @ Salmon Arm - - -
Game 6, April 9, Salmon Arm @ Wenatchee 5 1 -
Game 7, April 10, Wenatchee @ Salmon Arm 6 3 -

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WEST KELOWNA WARRIORS (3 vs 6) VERNON VIPERS GF GA OT
Game 1, April 1, Vernon @ West Kelowna 5 2 -
Game 2, April 2, Vernon @ West Kelowna 5 3 -
Game 3, April 4, West Kelowna @ Vernon 6 2 -
Game 4, April 6, West Kelowna @ Vernon 2 6 -
Game 5, April 8, Vernon @ West Kelowna 7 2 -

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PRINCE GEORGE SPRUCE KINGS (4 vs 5) CRANBROOK BUCKS GF GA OT
Game 1, April 1, Cranbrook @ Prince George 4 1 -
Game 2, April 2, Cranbrook @ Prince George - - -
Game 3, April 4, Prince George @ Cranbrook 3 0 -
Game 4, April 5, Prince George @ Cranbrook 5 3 -
Game 5, April 7, Cranbrook @ Prince George 3 2 -
Game 6, April 9, Prince George @ Cranbrook 3 2 1

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ROUND 2 - BCHL QUARTERFINALS Top
COASTAL CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS
ALBRNI VALLEY BULLDOGS (1 VS 4) LANGLEY RIVERMEN GF GA OT
Game 1, April 15, Langley @ Alberni 3 2 -
Game 2, April 16, Langley @ Alberni 2 1 -
Game 3, April 19, Alberni @ Langley 2 0 -
Game 4, April 20, Alberni @ Langley 3 2 3
Game 5, April 22, Alberni @ Langley 2 1 -
Game 6, April 23, Langley @ Alberni 5 2 -

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CHILLIWACK CHIEFS (2 vs 3) NANAIMO CLIPPERS GF GA OT
Game 1, April 15, Nanaimo @ Chilliwack 2 1 -
Game 2, April 16, Nanaimo @ Chilliwack 6 3 -
Game 3, April 18, Chilliwack @ Nanaimo 2 1 1
Game 4, April 19, Chilliwack @ Nanaimo 1 0 -

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INTERIOR CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS
PENTICTON VEES (1 VS 4) PRINCE GEORGE SPRUCE KINGS GF GA OT
Game 1, April 14, Prince George @ Penticton 2 1 -
Game 2, April 14, Prince George @ Penticton 6 2 -
Game 3, April 18, Penticton @ Prince George 5 3 -
Game 4, April 19, Penticton @ Prince George 3 2 -

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SALMON ARM SILVERBACKS (2 vs 3) WEST KELOWNA WARRIORS GF GA OT
Game 1, April 15, West Kelowna @ Salmon Arm 6 2 -
Game 2, April 16, West Kelowna @ Salmon Arm 4 1 -
Game 3, April 18, Salmon Arm @ West Kelowna 4 1 -
Game 4, April 20, Salmon Arm @ West Kelowna 5 1 -
Game 5, April 22, West Kelowna @ Salmon Arm 6 3 -

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ROUND 3 - BCHL SEMIFINALS Top
COASTAL CONFERENCE FINALS
NANAIMO CLIPPERS VS LANGLEY RIVERMEN GF GA OT
Game 1, April 29, Langley @ Alberni 4 0 -
Game 2, April 30, Langley @ Alberni 3 0 -
Game 3, May 3, Alberni @ Langley 5 4 1
Game 4, May 4, Alberni @ Langley 6 1 -

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INTERIOR CONFERENCE FINALS
PENTICTON VEES VS WEST KELOWNA WARRIORS GF GA OT
Game 1, April 29, West Kelowna @ Penticton 8 1 -
Game 2, April 30, West Kelowna @ Penticton 6 0 -
Game 3, May 1, Penticton @ West Kelowna 5 2 -
Game 4, May 4, Penticton @ West Kelowna 6 1 -

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ROUND 4 - BCHL FINALS Top
FRED PAGE CUP
Series O: NANAIMO CLIPPERS VS PENTICTON VEES GF GA OT
Game 1, April 13, Nanaimo @ Penticton 4 1 -
Game 2, April 14, Nanaimo @ Penticton - - -
Game 3, April 17, Penticton @ Nanaimo - - -
Game 4, April 18, Penticton @ Nanaimo - - -
Game 5 - - -
Game 6 - - -
Game 7 - - -

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