2024-25 British Columbia Hockey League Season
"League Structure & Playoffs Yet To Be Determined"

NEWS

NEWS

Annual General Meeting

The BCHL held its 2024 Annual General Meeting (AGM) May 29 and 30 in Richmond, B.C. with several noteworthy items coming out of it.

After six years as the Chair for the BCHL Board of Governors, Penticton Vees owner Graham Fraser has stepped down from his position and will be replaced by Trail Smoke Eaters owner Rich Murphy, effective immediately. Fraser will remain on the league's Executive Committee going forward.

The following governors were elected to committees at this year's AGM.

Executive Committee:

  • Brendan Kenny - Spruce Grove Saints
  • Dana Matheson - Langley Rivermen

Franchise Committee:

  • Jamie Schreder - Langley Rivermen

Governance Committee:

  • TJ Brar - Surrey Eagles
  • Lindsey Leckelt - Spruce Grove Saints

Futures Committee:

  • Brad Kwong - Nanaimo Clippers
  • Adam Sergerie - Sherwood Park Crusaders

Marketing Committee:

  • Tyler King - Okotoks Oilers
  • Fraser Rodgers - Penticton Vees

Competition Committee (Coach Position):

  • Ryan Donald (Cranbrook Bucks)

The regular season will continue to consist of 54 games.

Universal Affiliates

The Board of Governors voted in favour of adding universal affiliates going forward, meaning that affiliate players from the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League (VIJHL) and Junior Prospects Hockey League (JPHL) may dress for any BCHL team during the year. This new system will allow them to experience different league markets and organizations to better help them make a decision should they play in the BCHL full time in the future.

League Office

The BCHL has extended the contract of Commissioner Steven Cocker, as well as Vice President of Hockey Operations Brad Lazarowich.

The league has also hired a full-time Manager of Events, Connor Ewert, who began work in early May and will be focused on the continued growth of league events and properties.

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RULE CHANGES

RULE CHANGES:

Coaches Challenge Pilot

The pilot project will allow BCHL coaches to challenge plays that were not penalized, in order to assess a double-minor, major or match penalty. If the challenge does not meet the criteria, the challenging team will be assessed a minor penalty for Delay of Game.

If the challenge is successful, the challenging team will have the right to a second challenge in the game.

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2024-25 BCHL REGULAR SEASON (Sortable Table - Clickable Columns, Click Sort, Click Reverse)

COASTAL CONFERENCE
Coastal West GP W L OL SL PT OW SW GF GA PM CR LR
Alberni Valley Bulldogs 54 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Cowichan Valley Capitals 54 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nanaimo Clippers 54 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Powell River Kings 54 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Victoria Grizzlies 54 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Coastal East GP W L OL SL PT OW SW GF GA PM CR LR
Chilliwack Chiefs 54 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Coquitlam Express 54 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Langley Rivermen 54 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Prince George Spruce Kings 54 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Surrey Eagles 54 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
INTERIOR CONFERENCE
Interior West GP W L OL SL PT OW SW GF GA PM CR LR
Penticton Vees 54 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Salmon Arm Silverbacks 54 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Trail Smoke Eaters 54 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Vernon Vipers 54 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
West Kelowna Warriors 54 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Interior East GP W L OL SL PT OW SW GF GA PM CR LR
Blackfalds Bulldogs 54 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Brooks Bandits 54 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Cranbrook Bucks 54 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Okotoks Oilers 54 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sherwood Park Crusaders 54 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Spruce Grove Saints 54 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Merritt Centennials Folded

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PLAYOFFS

PLAYOFF TIE-BREAKER CRITERIA & 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 2025 SHAW BCHL PLAYOFFS, WILL ADHERE TO THE FOLLOWING STRUCTURE:

Five teams will not make the playoffs - two from the Coastal and three from the Interior, all series are a "Best-Of-Seven".

  • ROUND ONE: The top-eight teams from each conference will qualify for the postseason and play based on the following seeding: 1 vs 8, 2 vs 7, 3 vs 6 & 4 vs 5.
  • ROUND TWO: The teams will then reseed, for this round, in the following order: 1 vs 4, 2 vs 3 in each conference.
  • ROUND THREE: The winners will then play in their respective conference final, Cliff McNabb Trophy for the Coastal and Ryan Hatfield Trophy for the Interior.
  • ROUND FOUR: Each conference champion will then play for the Fred Page Cup, BCHL Championship.

ROUND 1

ROUND 1 PRELIMINARIES
WESTERN CONFERENCE QUARTERFINALS
Team1a (1 vs 8) Team2a GF GA OT
#1, April 1, Team2a @ Team1a
#2, April 2, Team2a @ Team1a
#3, April 5, Team1a @ Team2a
#4, April 6, Team1a @ Team2a

Team3a (2 vs 7) Team4a GF GA OT
#1, April 1, Team4a @ Team3a
#2, April 2, Team4a @ Team3a
#3, April 4, Team3a @ Team4a
#4, April 5, Team3a @ Team4a

Team5a (3 vs 6) Team6a GF GA OT
#1, April 1, Team6a @ Team5a
#2, April 2, Team6a @ Team5a
#3, April 4, Team5a @ Team6a
#4, April 5, Team5a @ Team6a

Team7a (4 vs 5) Team8a GF GA OT
#1, April 1, Team8a @ Team7a
#2, April 2, Team8a @ Team7a
#3, April 5, Team7a @ Team8a
#4, April 6, Team7a @ Team8a

EASTERN CONFERENCE QUARTERFINALS
Team9a (1 vs 8) Team10a GF GA OT
#1, Mar 31, Team10a @ Team9a
#2, April 1, Team10a @ Team9a
#3, April 4, Team9a @ Team10a
#4, April 5, Team9a @ Team10a

Team11a (2 vs 7) Team12a GF GA OT
#1, April 2, Team12a @ Team11a
#2, April 3, Team12a @ Team11a
#3, April 5, Team11a @ Team12a
#4, April 6, Team11a @ Team12a

Team13a (3 vs 6) Team14a GF GA OT
#1, April 1, Team14a @ Team13a
#2, April 2, Team14a @ Team13a
#3, April 4, Team13a @ Team14a
#4, April 6, Team13a @ Team14a

Team15a (4 vs 5) Team16a GF GA OT
#1, April 1, Team16a @ Team15a
#2, April 2, Team16a @ Team15a - - -
#3, April 4, Team15a @ Team16a
#4, April 5, Team15a @ Team16a

ROUND 2

ROUND 2 QUARTERFINALS
WESTERN CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS
Team1b (1 vs 4) Team2b GF GA OT
#1, April 15, Team2b @ Team1b
#2, April 16, Team2b @ Team1b
#3, April 19, Team1b @ Team2b
#4, April 20, Team1b @ Team2b

Team3b (2 vs 3) Team4b GF GA OT
#1, April 15, Team4b @ Team3b
#2, April 16, Team4b @ Team3b
#3, April 18, Team3b @ Team4b
#4, April 19, Team3b @ Team4b

EASTERN CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS
Team5b (1 vs 4) Team6b GF GA OT
#1, April 14, Team6b @ Team5b 2 1 -
#2, April 14, Team6b @ Team5b
#3, April 18, Team5b @ Team6b
#4, April 19, Team5b @ Team6b

Team7b (2 vs 3) Team8b GF GA OT
#1, April 15, Team8b @ Team7b
#2, April 16, Team8b @ Team7b
#3, April 18, Team7b @ Team8b
#4, April 20, Team7b @ Team8b

ROUND 3

ROUND 3 SEMIFINALS
WESTERN CONFERENCE FINALS
Team1c vs Team2c GF GA OT
#1, April 29, Team2c @ Team1c
#2, April 30, Team2c @ Team1c
#3, May 3, Team1c @ Team2c
#4, May 4, Team1c @ Team2c

EASTERN CONFERENCE FINALS
Team3c vs Team4c GF GA OT
#1, April 29, Team4c @ Team3c
#2, April 30, Team4c @ Team3c
#3, May 1, Team3c @ Team4c
#4, May 4, Team3c @ Team4c

ROUND 4

ROUND 4 FRED PAGE CUP
WESTERN CHAMPION VS EASTERN CHAMPION
#1, April 12, Eastern @ Western 0 0 0
#2, April 13, Eastern @ Western 0 0 0
#3, April 16, Western @ Eastern 0 0 0
#4, April 17, Western @ Eastern 0 0 0

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