BCHL: Trail, Merritt, Cranbrook: Top 15

Posted on November 23, 2020

BCHL Week 11/16 – 11/21 Neutral Zone was able to watch the BCHL seeing a total of three teams and two games throughout the week. With being to watch the Trail Smoke Eaters twice, they have had a good showing as of late. Below is a list of players and their evaluations based solely on…

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BCHL: Merritt vs Cranbrook

Posted on November 21, 2020

Neutral Zone watched a BCHL Exhibition game on Thursday night as the Merritt Centennials went on the road to beat the Cranbrook Bucks by a score of 4-2. Merritt started the scoring when Walker Erickson picked off a pass in the offensive zone and centered the puck to Wyatt Marlow who stuffed the puck past…

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BCHL: Pre-season Penticton vs Vernon

Posted on November 10, 2020

BCHL Preseason Report; Penticton & Vernon; 11/6-11/8 Penticton Vees Vs. Vernon Vipers The Penticton Vees came away with the weekend sweep winning 4-0 and 6-3. A series that featured high pace and good skill it was fun hockey to watch for everybody. A big weekend for the Vees as they increased their record to 11-1-0…

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BCHL: Victoria vs. Alberni

Posted on November 2, 2020

Neutral Zone watched the BCHL match up between the Victoria Grizzlies and the Alberni Valley Bulldogs. As Victoria sits at the top of the Coastal Conference standings, they are looking to continue their hot streak. Below is a list of players and their evaluations based specifically on this event.  Victoria Grizzlies Ellis Rickwood #74 (F,…

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BCHL Pre-Season: Penticton, West Kelowna, Surrey, Chilliwack, Alberni Valley

Posted on October 5, 2020

BCHL Week 2 (Pre-Season) Friday October 2, 2020  Neutral Zone covered three of the five BCHL games that were being played on October 2, 2020. A lot of great talent was being displayed during the second weekend of preseason and you can tell it was early in the year with the energy that was brought….

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BCHL Announces Dec. 1 Start

Posted on July 20, 2020

The BCHL announced last week that it intends to begin the season on Dec. 1, pending approval from the Provincial Health Office (PHO). “We’ve been having discussions with the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture since March around a safe return to play,” said BCHL Commissioner Chris Hebb. “The PHO has indicated to us that…

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BCHL Goalie Reports & Rankings: (Feb+March)

Posted on April 12, 2020

Last month, we provided you with the reports and rankings of the BCHL net minders for there performance up until the end of January. This report below provides you with their evaluation and grade for the months of February and March. We felt this was extremely important to follow up on because multiple teams were…

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Cranbrook, BCHL Expansion Team, Hires Ryan Donald as Coach/GM

Posted on March 24, 2020

The Cranbrook Bucks, the newest franchise in the British Columbia Hockey League, announced the hiring of Ryan Donald as the head coach and general manager.  Donald and the Bucks have come to an agreement on a four-year contract which will begin with the 2020-2021 season. “Ryan is an incredible hire for our club and is…

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BCHL Goalie Reports & Rankings: (Sept-Jan)

Posted on March 15, 2020

Our NZ team has had several of our goalie scouts including our Coordinator watch these talented netminders from out west to provide a depiction of who’s shining in the crease. We have evaluated these goalies from the start of the season up until the end of January. This has allowed for us to watch each…

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BCHL Scouting Reports: Vernon, Langley, Alberni, Cowichan

Posted on December 13, 2019

BCHL – Vernon Vipers vs. Langley Riverman November 15th; The home team Langley Riverman got a much needed win after going down 2-1 after the first period and evening it up in the second on a nice goal from Matthew Hubarde. The third period was even and both teams were scoreless on their power plays…

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