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Twenty-two BCHL grads chasing Stanley Cup as NHL playoffs begin

The list includes Alex Newhook, getting his first taste of NHL playoffs with the Colorado Avalanche

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Capitals’ Kahlil Fontana blueliner evades Alberni Valley Bulldogs’ Ethan Hersant during second-period B.C. Hockey League Island Division action at the Alberni Valley Multiplex on Saturday, April 10, 2021. (Susan Quinn/Black Press Media)

Cowichan Capitals go out with a bang

Caps finish BCHL season strong with 6-1 thumping of Clippers

Capitals’ Kahlil Fontana blueliner evades Alberni Valley Bulldogs’ Ethan Hersant during second-period B.C. Hockey League Island Division action at the Alberni Valley Multiplex on Saturday, April 10, 2021. (Susan Quinn/Black Press Media)
Matt Ellison was a star with the Kerry Park Islanders before embarking on a pro career that included stops in the NHL and KHL. (Submitted)

Ex-NHLers to highlight Kerry Park-Peninsula alumni games

Matt Ellison and Kyle Greentree commit to suit up in August

Matt Ellison was a star with the Kerry Park Islanders before embarking on a pro career that included stops in the NHL and KHL. (Submitted)
Cowichan Valley Capitals forward Sean Ramsay comes away with the puck after a battle along the boards during a game against the Alberni Valley Bulldogs on May 1, 2021. (Elena Rardon/Black Press Media)

Three wins in a row for Cowichan Capitals

BCHL team enjoying best stretch of the season

Cowichan Valley Capitals forward Sean Ramsay comes away with the puck after a battle along the boards during a game against the Alberni Valley Bulldogs on May 1, 2021. (Elena Rardon/Black Press Media)
Cowichan Valley Capitals forward Kahlil Fontana tries to keep the puck away from Bulldogs’ forward Finn Brown during a game in the Port Alberni Pod earlier this season. (Elena Rardon/Black Press Media)

Cowichan Capitals bounce back with overtime games

Win and loss in extra time get Caps going again

Cowichan Valley Capitals forward Kahlil Fontana tries to keep the puck away from Bulldogs’ forward Finn Brown during a game in the Port Alberni Pod earlier this season. (Elena Rardon/Black Press Media)
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BCHL pod season will end without playoffs

With COVID restrictions still hampering the league, the Fred Page Cup won’t be awarded in 2021

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Duncan Skating Club members Peyton Kong, Sophie Dawe, DelRae Olson and Ryley MacDonald all completed Skate Canada Gold Tests this spring. (Submitted)

Duncan figure skaters complete Gold Tests

Four skaters get in just before ice comes out

Duncan Skating Club members Peyton Kong, Sophie Dawe, DelRae Olson and Ryley MacDonald all completed Skate Canada Gold Tests this spring. (Submitted)
Cowichan Valley Capitals defenceman Logan Rands pokes the puck away from Alberni Valley Bulldogs forward Talon Duff. (Elena Rardon/Black Press Media)

Offence sags as Cowichan Capitals reach midway mark

Caps score one goal in three games as pod season continues

Cowichan Valley Capitals defenceman Logan Rands pokes the puck away from Alberni Valley Bulldogs forward Talon Duff. (Elena Rardon/Black Press Media)
Cowichan Capitals’ Logan Rands digs for the puck along the boards in the Alberni Valley Bulldogs’ zone midway through the third period of their BC Hockey League game at the Alberni Valley Multiplex on Saturday, April 10, 2021. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

Cowichan Capitals pick up first two wins of BCHL season

Brockman, Moffatt both up to four goals on the year

Cowichan Capitals’ Logan Rands digs for the puck along the boards in the Alberni Valley Bulldogs’ zone midway through the third period of their BC Hockey League game at the Alberni Valley Multiplex on Saturday, April 10, 2021. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
Bulldogs forward Stephen Castagna flips the puck into the Clippers zone during a game on Oct. 24. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

Island BCHL game postponed due to ‘potential positive’ COVID-19 test

Nanaimo Clippers team suspends activities, players isolating pending further test results

Bulldogs forward Stephen Castagna flips the puck into the Clippers zone during a game on Oct. 24. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
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BCHL stays tight-lipped about reasons for leaving Canadian Junior Hockey League

The BCHL retains affiliation with Hockey Canada and BC Hockey, but isn’t saying what comes next

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Alberni Valley’s Brandon Buhr narrowly misses scoring his second goal of the Bulldogs’ BC Hockey League game against Victoria Grizzlies in the first period Friday, April 2, 2021. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

BC Hockey League submits notice to withdraw from CJHL

Canadian Junior ‘A’ League announces B.C. circuit’s intentions in short statement

Alberni Valley’s Brandon Buhr narrowly misses scoring his second goal of the Bulldogs’ BC Hockey League game against Victoria Grizzlies in the first period Friday, April 2, 2021. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
The Cambridge crew, including Shawnigan Lake School grad Quinten Richardson, celebrates beating Oxford in the 166th running of the Boat Race on Sunday, April 4. (Submitted)

Cowichan Valley graduates square off in fabled Boat Race

Shawnigan alum Richardson and Cambridge edge out Brentwood grad Barakso and Oxford

The Cambridge crew, including Shawnigan Lake School grad Quinten Richardson, celebrates beating Oxford in the 166th running of the Boat Race on Sunday, April 4. (Submitted)
Capitals forward Jackson Alexeev looks for a teammate to pass to during a game against the Alberni Valley Bulldogs on Saturday, April 3. (Elena Rardon/Black Press Media)

Cowichan Capitals still looking for first win of pod season

Effort is there, but third-period errors cost Caps

Capitals forward Jackson Alexeev looks for a teammate to pass to during a game against the Alberni Valley Bulldogs on Saturday, April 3. (Elena Rardon/Black Press Media)
Cowichan Valley Capitals play-by-play man Justis Doucet will call 19 of the team’s 20 games in the abbreviated 2020-21 season. (Submitted)

19 of 20 Cowichan Capitals games will be on the radio

Justis Doucet will broadcast from pod on Juice FM

Cowichan Valley Capitals play-by-play man Justis Doucet will call 19 of the team’s 20 games in the abbreviated 2020-21 season. (Submitted)
Duncan’s own Kahlil Fontana will be counted on by the Caps for scoring and leadership during the quick 20-game BCHL season. (Citizen file)

Cowichan Caps gear up for intense BCHL season

Cowichan will play in a pod with Alberni, Nanaimo and Victoria

Duncan’s own Kahlil Fontana will be counted on by the Caps for scoring and leadership during the quick 20-game BCHL season. (Citizen file)
Rowing Canada has erected a temporary aluminum structure at the Duncan Community Lodge property as part of its move to Quamichan Lake. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Rowing Canada making progress in move to Quamichan Lake

Lake has been ‘invaluable’ in preparation for Tokyo Olympics

Rowing Canada has erected a temporary aluminum structure at the Duncan Community Lodge property as part of its move to Quamichan Lake. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
The Chilliwack Chiefs and Coquitlam Express will finally play games in early April as the BCHL squeezes in a shortened 20 game season. Just-announced provincial funding may help the junior A league offset financial losses caused by the COVID pandemic. (Darren Francis photo)

Province provides relief funding for amateur sport

The government is directing $15 million to teams/leagues impacted by the COVID pandemic

The Chilliwack Chiefs and Coquitlam Express will finally play games in early April as the BCHL squeezes in a shortened 20 game season. Just-announced provincial funding may help the junior A league offset financial losses caused by the COVID pandemic. (Darren Francis photo)
Arnica Bulmer of Shawnigan Lake School has been selected for an elite national hockey program. (Submitted)

Shawnigan hockey player picked for unique opportunity

Yukon product Arnica Bulmer invited to mentorship program

Arnica Bulmer of Shawnigan Lake School has been selected for an elite national hockey program. (Submitted)
Would-be Capitals take the ice in the 2020 ID camp at The Stick. The 2021 event is taking place June 3-6 at at Shawnigan Lake School’s Charlie Purdey Arena. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Cowichan Capitals announce spring camp

Rookie ID session will take place June 3-6 at Shawnigan Lake School

Would-be Capitals take the ice in the 2020 ID camp at The Stick. The 2021 event is taking place June 3-6 at at Shawnigan Lake School’s Charlie Purdey Arena. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)