2022-23 British Columbia Hockey League Season

BCHL NEWS

Annual General Meeting May 26 and 27 in Salmon Arm, B.C.

At the league's October Governors meeting, the Board voted in favour of adopting a scorecard to measure the current standards across the BCHL. The scorecard covers all areas of team operations, including hockey operations off-ice business standards and facility infrastructure.

In an effort to emphasize the business direction of the league, the Board decided to change Chris Hebb's title from Commissioner to CEO and Steven Cocker's title from Deputy Commissioner to COO.

As part of the four-year plan, the BCHL will eliminate player fees across the league by year four. Another requirement will be to install video review in all arenas. The Chilliwack Chiefs adopted video review last year and a number of other teams are set to introduce it for 2022-23.

The Board of Governors approved a five-year strategic plan for BCHL events, starting with the 2022-23 season. The league's slate of events for next season includes the BCHL Showcase, the Road Show, the Top Prospects Game and the 60th Anniversary outdoor event, scheduled for January 2023 after it was postponed last season.

The Governors also voted in favour of adopting an official policy to allow BCHL athletes to report any type of abuse, harassment or discrimination they may incur while playing in the league. As part of the policy, the league will appoint a Safe Sport Officer who will be on call and act independently from the BCHL and its teams. At the team level, each organization will introduce an Athlete Advocate who will act on behalf of the players. Players will be able to report any incidents to either the Safe Sport Officer, the team's Athlete Advocate or previous reporting avenues already in place. The BCHL created the policy using the Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada (SDRCC) as a resource.

The Board of Governors approved the creation of a BCHL Officiating Development Program. The stated goal of the program is to focus on developing current officials, recruiting future officials and retaining the best officials by creating a professional environment.

The league unveiled the winners of two year-end awards at the Annual General Meeting. Victoria Grizzlies Governor Ron Walchuk was voted as the BCHL's Executive of the Year. The BCHL also announced the co-winners of the league's Marketer of the Year Award. This year's recipients are Allison McCarthy, Corporate Sales and Event Manager for the Trail Smoke Eaters, as well as Chris Laurie, President of the Warriors.

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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
Chilliwack Chiefs
Coquitlam Express
Cowichan Valley Capitals
Cranbrook Bucks
Langley Rivermen
Merritt Centennials
Nanaimo Clippers
Penticton Vees
Powell River Kings
Prince George Spruce Kings
Salmon Arm Silverbacks
Trail Smoke Eaters
Vernon Vipers
Victoria Grizzlies
Wenatchee Wild
Warriors

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

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REGULAR SEASON

REGULAR SEASON NEWS

 

 

Realignment:

 

 

 

 

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2022-23 BCHL REGULAR SEASON - Sortable Tables - Clickable Columns, Click Sort, Click Reverse

COASTAL CONFERENCE TEAMS GP W L OL SL T PT W% OW GF GA PM CR BR
Alberni Valley Bulldogs 54
Chilliwack Chiefs 54
Coquitlam Express 54
Cowichan Valley Capitals 54
Langley Rivermen 54
Nanaimo Clippers 54
Surrey Eagles 54
Victoria Grizzlies 54
INTERIOR CONFERENCE TEAMS GP W L OL SL T PT W% OW GF GA PM CR BR
Cranbrook Bucks 54
Merritt Centennials 54
Penticton Vees 54
Prince George Spruce Kings 54
Salmon Arm Silverbacks 54
Trail Smoke Eaters 54
Vernon Vipers 54
Wenatchee Wild 54
Kelowna Warriors 54

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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:

  1. The Team having the most POINTS.
  2. The Team having the most WINS.
  3. Team Having the Most WINS IN GAMES VS EACH OTHER
  4. The team having the most POINTS IN GAMES AGAINST EACH OTHER
  5. The Team having the most POINTS IN GAMES AGAINST EACH OTHER
  6. 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)
  7. Should teams remain tied after the above tie breakers, the team with the MOST POINTS EARNED in games involving DIVISIONAL OPPONENTS ONLY will be used to determine the DIVISIONAL STANDINGS. (This tie-breaker only applies in determining divisional standings)

PLAYOFF FORMAT:

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

  • ROUND ONE: 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.
  • ROUND TWO: The teams will then reseed in the next round, for the following order: 1 vs 4, 2 vs 3 in each conference.
  • ROUND THREE: The winners will then play in their respective Conference Final.
  • ROUND FOUR: 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
Team1 (1 VS 8) Team2 GF GA OT
Game 1, April 1, Team2 @ Team1
Game 2, April 2, Team2 @ Team1
Game 3, April 5, Team1 @ Team2
Game 4, April 6, Team1 @ Team2

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Team3 (2 vs 7) Team4 GF GA OT
Game 1, April 1, Team4 @ Team3
Game 2, April 2, Team4 @ Team3
Game 3, April 4, Team3 @ Team4
Game 4, April 5, Team3 @ Team4

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Team5 (3 vs 6) Team6 GF GA OT
Game 1, April 1, Team6 @ Team5
Game 2, April 2, Team6 @ Team5
Game 3, April 4, Team5 @ Team6
Game 4, April 5, Team5 @ Team6

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Team7 (4 vs 5) Team8 GF GA OT
Game 1, April 1, Team8 @ Team7
Game 2, April 2, Team8 @ Team7
Game 3, April 5, Team7 @ Team8
Game 4, April 6, Team7 @ Team8

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INTERIOR CONFERENCE QUARTERFINALS
Team9 (1 VS 8) Team10 GF GA OT
Game 1, Mar 31, Team10 @ Team9
Game 2, April 1, Team10 @ Team9
Game 3, April 4, Team9 @ Team10
Game 4, April 5, Team9 @ Team10

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Team11 (2 vs 7) Team12 GF GA OT
Game 1, April 2, Team12 @ Team11
Game 2, April 3, Team12 @ Team11
Game 3, April 5, Team11 @ Team12
Game 4, April 6, Team11 @ Team12

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Team13 (3 vs 6) Team14 GF GA OT
Game 1, April 1, Team14 @ Team13
Game 2, April 2, Team14 @ Team13
Game 3, April 4, Team13 @ Team14
Game 4, April 6, Team13 @ Team14

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Team15 (4 vs 5) Team16 GF GA OT
Game 1, April 1, Team16 @ Team15
Game 2, April 2, Team16 @ Team15 - - -
Game 3, April 4, Team15 @ Team16
Game 4, April 5, Team15 @ Team16

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ROUND 2 - BCHL QUARTERFINALS Top
COASTAL CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS
Team1A (1 VS 4) Team1B GF GA OT
Game 1, April 15, Team1B @ Team1A
Game 2, April 16, Team1B @ Team1A
Game 3, April 19, Team1A @ Team1B
Game 4, April 20, Team1A @ Team1B

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Team2a (2 vs 3) Team2b GF GA OT
Game 1, April 15, Team2b @ Team2a
Game 2, April 16, Team2b @ Team2a
Game 3, April 18, Team2a @ Team2b
Game 4, April 19, Team2a @ Team2b

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INTERIOR CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS
Team3a (1 VS 4) Team3b GF GA OT
Game 1, April 14, Team3b @ Team3a 2 1 -
Game 2, April 14, Team3b @ Team3a
Game 3, April 18, Team3a @ Team3b
Game 4, April 19, Team3a @ Team3b

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Team4a (2 vs 3) Team4b GF GA OT
Game 1, April 15, Team4b @ Team4a
Game 2, April 16, Team4b @ Team4a
Game 3, April 18, Team4a @ Team4b
Game 4, April 20, Team4a @ Team4b

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ROUND 3 - BCHL SEMIFINALS Top
COASTAL CONFERENCE FINALS
Team1c VS Team2c GF GA OT
Game 1, April 29, Team2c @ Team1c
Game 2, April 30, Team2c @ Team1c
Game 3, May 3, Team1c @ Team2c
Game 4, May 4, Team1c @ Team2c

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INTERIOR CONFERENCE FINALS
Team3c VS Team4c GF GA OT
Game 1, April 29, Team4c @ Team3c
Game 2, April 30, Team4c @ Team3c
Game 3, May 1, Team3c @ Team4c
Game 4, May 4, Team3c @ Team4c

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ROUND 4 - BCHL FINALS FRED PAGE CUP Top
Teamf1 VS Teamf2 GF GA OT
Game 1, April 13, Teamf2 @ Teamf1 - - -
Game 2, April 14, Teamf2 @ Teamf1 - - -
Game 3, April 17, Teamf1 @ Teamf2 - - -
Game 4, April 18, Teamf1 @ Teamf2 - - -

Note: On Friday, April 9, 2021, the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL) announced it had withdrawn its membership from the Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL) so, the BCHL league champions no longer take part in the National Jr. A, Centennial Cup, presented by Tim Hortons, playdowns.

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