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BCHL delays start of the season as provincial health orders remain in place

The junior A league has been forced to abandon a plan to start in mid-January

 

BCHL team can now practise together in full, after a revision to the provincial health order on Dec. 28. (Garrett James photo)

BCHL teams can practise together following revised health-order

Junior ‘A’ league commissioner still hopeful a season can be staged this year

 

Former Capitals goalie Zach Borgiel earned his first NCAA win on Dec. 6. (Citizen file)

Former Caps making a mark in college ranks

Goalies Borgiel and Corson, D-man Mikrogiannakis finding their place

 

Nanaimo Clippers players Jordan Naylor, left, and Trevor LeDonne drop off letters at the office of Nanaimo MLA Sheila Malcolmson, asking for her support as the team asks for reconsideration of provincial health orders banning 19-20-year-olds from practising and playing sports. (Photo submitted)

Junior hockey team in B.C. pleads for an opportunity to play during pandemic

Nanaimo Clippers’ owner questions science behind public health orders

Nanaimo Clippers players Jordan Naylor, left, and Trevor LeDonne drop off letters at the office of Nanaimo MLA Sheila Malcolmson, asking for her support as the team asks for reconsideration of provincial health orders banning 19-20-year-olds from practising and playing sports. (Photo submitted)
Vees goalkeeper Yaniv Perets stands watch while Tyler Ho takes the puck around the back of the net in the last game of the Okanagan Cup’s round robin stage on Nov. 7. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Penticton could be the ‘hub-city’ for a potential BCHL bubble

Seventeen teams would stay and play all their games in the South Okanagan

Vees goalkeeper Yaniv Perets stands watch while Tyler Ho takes the puck around the back of the net in the last game of the Okanagan Cup’s round robin stage on Nov. 7. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
Colwood resident, Geoffrey Irwin, has been missing since Sep. 27. His vehicle was found in Vancouver on Nov. 25. (Courtesy of West Shore RCMP)

Police search for former Caps player last seen in September

Geoff Irwin’s vehicle was found in Vancouver Nov. 25

Colwood resident, Geoffrey Irwin, has been missing since Sep. 27. His vehicle was found in Vancouver on Nov. 25. (Courtesy of West Shore RCMP)
No face-offs until at least Dec. 8 after the BCHL shuts down pre-sesason play. (Citizen file)

Cowichan Capitals’ exhibition season cut short

BCHL cancels remainder of the pre-season

No face-offs until at least Dec. 8 after the BCHL shuts down pre-sesason play. (Citizen file)
The B.C. Hockey League’s Wenatchee Wild, the lone American franchise, is taking a hiatus from the 2020-21 season due to COVID-19 restrictions. All players have been released to find other opportunities to play. (Black Press file photo)

Wenatchee Wild taking BC Hockey League break

Loop’s lone American franchise pulls plug on 20-21 season due to COVID; vow to be back in 2021

The B.C. Hockey League’s Wenatchee Wild, the lone American franchise, is taking a hiatus from the 2020-21 season due to COVID-19 restrictions. All players have been released to find other opportunities to play. (Black Press file photo)
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BCHL pushes back season start due to provincial health orders

The delay is minimal, just six days, for now. But the league is open to starting up after Christmas

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Capitals won’t be facing off against against anyone this weekend. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Cowichan Valley Capitals’ weekend games postponed

The BCHL has announced the cancellation of all weekend games, including the…

Capitals won’t be facing off against against anyone this weekend. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Caps defenceman Cullen Ferguson has committed to play at Union College. (Citizen file)

Ferguson commits, Cowichan Capitals add two from WHL

Between a two-week layoff to switch cohorts and the pandemic-related postponement of…

Caps defenceman Cullen Ferguson has committed to play at Union College. (Citizen file)
Defenceman Declan Fogarty (25) was traded to the Toronto Patriots in one of two deals the Cowichan Valley Capitals made last week. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Cowichan Capitals upgrade forward lines with two trades

Caps get Bulawka from Vernon and Alexeev from Toronto Patriots

Defenceman Declan Fogarty (25) was traded to the Toronto Patriots in one of two deals the Cowichan Valley Capitals made last week. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
A Sunday afternoon Cowichan Valley Capitals home game against the Powell River Kings was cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions imposed by provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry on Saturday afternoon. (Citizen file)

Caps contest a casualty of COVID-19 concerns

Visiting Powell River part of a health region shut down by the provincial health officer

A Sunday afternoon Cowichan Valley Capitals home game against the Powell River Kings was cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions imposed by provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry on Saturday afternoon. (Citizen file)
Defenceman Cullen Ferguson had a goal and an assist as the Caps took the Nanaimo Clippers into a shootout last Friday, one of three games in four days for the busy Cowichan Valley Capitals. (Citizen file)

Busy Cowichan Capitals get a look at newcomers

Caps play three games in four nights before two-week break

Defenceman Cullen Ferguson had a goal and an assist as the Caps took the Nanaimo Clippers into a shootout last Friday, one of three games in four days for the busy Cowichan Valley Capitals. (Citizen file)
Capitals centre Kahlil Fontana faces off against Connor Eddy of the Victoria Grizzlies during last Saturday’s game at the Cowichan Arena. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Cowichan Capitals fall to Victoria Grizzlies

Caps continue to build chemistry in preseason

Capitals centre Kahlil Fontana faces off against Connor Eddy of the Victoria Grizzlies during last Saturday’s game at the Cowichan Arena. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Will Arquiett had 30 points in 53 games with the Caps last season. (Citizen file)

Cowichan Capitals continue making trades

Four players added in return for Arquiett and Morgan

Will Arquiett had 30 points in 53 games with the Caps last season. (Citizen file)
Jacob Brockman leads his teammates as they celebrate a goal against the Alberni Valley Bulldogs on Saturday night. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Cowichan Caps take two from Bulldogs

Brockman, Richter and Fontana combine for 12 points in two nights

Jacob Brockman leads his teammates as they celebrate a goal against the Alberni Valley Bulldogs on Saturday night. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Capitals defenceman Daron Cyr carries the puck behind his own net during a game against the Alberni Valley Bulldogs on Saturday, Oct. 3. (Elena Rardon/Black Press)

Cowichan Capitals ‘hesitant’ in exhibition openers

Shortstaffed and under new coach, Caps drop two

Capitals defenceman Daron Cyr carries the puck behind his own net during a game against the Alberni Valley Bulldogs on Saturday, Oct. 3. (Elena Rardon/Black Press)
Dan McIntyre was traded to Grande Prairie just days after being named captain of the Cowichan Valley Capitals. (Citizen file)

McIntyre out, Fontana in as Cowichan Capitals wheel and deal

Caps add three players, ship out captain as exhibition gets underway

Dan McIntyre was traded to Grande Prairie just days after being named captain of the Cowichan Valley Capitals. (Citizen file)
Dan McIntyre has been named the Cowichan Valley Capitals’ captain for the 2020-21 B.C. Hockey League season. (Citizen file)

Cowichan Caps name McIntyre captain on cusp of new season

Energetic forward entering third season in Cowichan

Dan McIntyre has been named the Cowichan Valley Capitals’ captain for the 2020-21 B.C. Hockey League season. (Citizen file)