2015–16 BCHL season

The 2015–16 BCHL season was the 54th season of the British Columbia Hockey League. (BCHL) The seventeen teams from the Interior, Island and Mainland divisions played 58-game schedules, featuring the 2015 BCHL Showcase, hosted in Chilliwack, shortly after the start of the season from September 24 to 27, 2015.

2015–16 BCHL Season
LeagueBritish Columbia Hockey League
SportHockey
DurationRegular season
11 Sep. 2015 – 28 Feb. 2016
Playoffs
4 Mar. – 23 Apr. 2016
Number of teams17
Fred Page Cup
ChampionsWest Kelowna Warriors
BCHL seasons

In March, the top teams from each division played for the Fred Page Cup, the BCHL Championship. The league champion then moved on to compete in the Western Canadian Junior A championship, the Western Canada Cup, in Estevan, Saskatchewan. If successful against the winners of the Alberta Junior Hockey League, Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League, Manitoba Junior Hockey League and the 2016 Western Canada Cup hosts, the Estevan Bruins, the champion and runner-up would then move on to play for the Canadian Junior Hockey League championship, the Royal Bank Cup, in Lloydmyinster, Saskatchewan

League changesEdit

StandingsEdit

Note: GP = Games Played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, OTL = Overtime Losses, Pts = Points

Mainland Division
Team Centre W-L-T-OTL Points
Chilliwack Chiefs Chilliwack, BC 38-13-3-4 83
Wenatchee Wild Wenatchee, Washington, USA 34-16-4-4 76
Langley Rivermen Langley Township, BC 31-22-2-3 67
Coquitlam Express Coquitlam, BC 22-29-1-6 51
Prince George Spruce Kings Prince George, BC 14-38-2-4 34
Surrey Eagles White Rock, BC 7-48-2-1 17
Island Division
Team Centre W-L-T-OTL Points
Nanaimo Clippers Nanaimo, BC 38-18-1-1 78
Powell River Kings Powell River, BC 33-20-1-4 71
Cowichan Valley Capitals Duncan, BC 27-25-3-3 60
Alberni Valley Bulldogs Port Alberni, BC 23-27-4-4 54
Victoria Grizzlies Victoria, BC 24-30-0-4 52
Interior Division
Team Centre W-L-T-OTL Points
Penticton Vees Penticton, BC 50-7-1-0 101
West Kelowna Warriors West Kelowna, BC 38-17-1-2 79
Salmon Arm Silverbacks Salmon Arm, BC 29-20-4-5 67
Vernon Vipers Vernon, BC 24-31-0-3 51
Merritt Centennials Merritt, BC 23-30-1-4 51
Trail Smoke Eaters Trail, BC 23-33-0-2 48
  • Standings listed on the official league website. [1]

2015–16 BCHL Fred Page Cup PlayoffsEdit

Division playoffsEdit

Mainland Division Semi-final Mainland Division Final
      
1 Chilliwack 4
4 Coquitlam 0
1 Chilliwack 4
2 Wenatchee 1
2 Wenatchee 4
3 Langley 1
Island Division Semi-final Island Division Final
      
1 Nanaimo 4
4 Alberni Valley 1
1 Nanaimo 4
2 Powell River 0
2 Powell River 4
3 Cowichan Valley 2
Interior Division Semi-finals Interior Division Finals
      
1 Penticton 4
4 Vernon 1
1 Penticton 2
2 West Kelowna 4
2 West Kelowna 4
3 Salmon Arm 2

Semi-final Round RobinEdit

The 2016 semifinal simplifies the double round robin concept with the "Three Wins To Get In" format. The first two teams to three wins advances to the final with the first team to reach three wins getting home ice advantage, while the remaining team is eliminated.

In case of a tie, the two tied teams will play a one game playoff to determine the second spot in the finals. In a three way tie, the teams will face off in a Page playoff format, starting with Chilliwack vs. West Kelowna. The loser of that game would play Nanaimo, and the winners from both games advance to the final.

Team Wins
Chilliwack 3
West Kelowna 3
Nanaimo 2

Fred Page Cup FinalEdit

Final
   
1 Chilliwack 2
2 West Kelowna 4

2016 Western Canada CupEdit

The Fred Page Cup Champion West Kelowna Warriors advanced to the 2016 Western Canada Cup in Estevan, Saskatchewan where they will play for one of two spots in the 2016 Royal Bank Cup, where they finished first. They would go on to win the first national championship in franchise history.

Scoring LeadersEdit

GP = Games Played, G = Goals, A = Assists, P = Points, PIM = Penalties In Minutes

Player Team GP G A Pts PIM
Scott Conway Penticton Vees 56 56 50 116 52
Sheldon Rempal Nanaimo Clippers 56 59 51 110 88
Tyson Jost Penticton Vees 48 42 62 104 43
Devin Brosseau Nanaimo Clippers 56 27 57 84 108
Jordan Kawaguchi Chilliwack Chiefs 56 45 38 83 29
Johnathan Desbiens West Kelowna Warriors 58 44 39 83 48
Matthew Hoover Nanaimo Clippers 57 38 43 81 100
Colton Kerfoot Coquitlam Express 58 24 55 79 14
Colin Grannary Merritt Centennials 55 28 48 76 44
Kylar Hope West Kelowna Warriors 58 28 46 74 62

Leading GoaltendersEdit

Note: GP = Games Played, Mins = Minutes Played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, GA = Goals Against, SO = Shutouts, Sv% = Save Percentage, GAA = Goals Against Average. Regulation losses and overtime losses have been combined for total losses.

Player Team GP Mins W L T GA SO Sv% GAA
Zachary Driscoll Penticton Vees 26 1483 21 4 0 47 4 0.933 1.90
Anthony Brodeur Penticton Vees 33 1927 28 2 1 64 3 0.931 1.99
Jeff Smith Powell River Kings 42 2348 25 12 1 97 5 0.927 2.48
Aiden Pelino Chilliwack Chiefs 38 2127 22 11 2 90 2 0.909 2.54
Chase Perry Wenatchee Wild 43 2431 23 16 2 106 5 0.892 2.62

Award WinnersEdit

  • Brett Hull Trophy (Top Scorer): Scott Conway (Penticton)
  • Best Defenceman: Dante Fabbro (Penticton)
  • Bruce Allison Memorial Trophy (Rookie of the Year): Vimal Sukumaran (Chilliwack)
  • Bob Fenton Trophy (Most Sportsmanlike): Colton Kerfoot (Coquitlam)
  • Top Goaltender: Zachary Driscoll (Penticton)
  • Wally Forslund Memorial Trophy (Best Goaltending Duo): Zachary Driscoll & Anthony Brodeur (Penticton)
  • Vern Dye Memorial Trophy (Regular Season MVP): Tyson Jost (Penticton)
  • Joe Tennant Memorial Trophy (Coach of the Year): Fred Harbinson (Penticton)
  • Ron Boileau Memorial Trophy (Best Regular Season Record): Penticton Vees
  • Fred Page Cup (League Champions): West Kelowna Warriors

Players Selected in 2016 NHL Entry DraftEdit

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