2018–19 BCHL season

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The 2018–19 BCHL season is the 57th season of the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL). The seventeen teams from the Interior, Island and Mainland divisions played 58-game schedules. The 2018 BCHL Showcase, hosted annually in Chilliwack, occurred shortly after the start of the season from September 20 to 22, 2018.

2018–19 BCHL Season
LeagueBritish Columbia Hockey League
SportHockey
DurationRegular season
7 September 2018 – 24 February 2019
Playoffs
28 February – 17 April 2019
Number of teams17
Fred Page Cup
ChampionsPrince George Spruce Kings
BCHL seasons

In March, the top teams from each division played for the Fred Page Cup, the BCHL Championship, won by the Prince George Spruce Kings. From there, they represented the league in the Doyle Cup, a best-of-seven series against the Alberta Junior Hockey League champion Brooks Bandits, normally to determine who represents the Pacific region in the National Junior A Championship. However, as the National Junior A Championship was being hosted in Brooks, Alberta, by the Brooks Bandits with the automatic hosts berth, the Spruce Kings were already guaranteed a spot in the tournament no matter the outcome. The Spruce Kings defeated the Bandits four games to two.

League changesEdit

  • Overtime consisted of a single five minute 3-on-3 overtime period, followed by a three player shootout.[1]
  • The league began using hybrid icing rules.

StandingsEdit

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

Island Division
Team Centre W–L–OTL Points
Victoria Grizzlies Victoria, BC 36–18–4 76
Powell River Kings Powell River, BC 34–21–3 71
Nanaimo Clippers Nanaimo, BC 27–30–1 55
Alberni Valley Bulldogs Port Alberni, BC 21–34–3 45
Cowichan Valley Capitals Duncan, BC 17–35–6 40
Mainland Division
Team Centre W–L–OTL Points
Chilliwack Chiefs Chilliwack, BC 42–15–1 85
Prince George Spruce Kings Prince George, BC 39–13–6 84
Coquitlam Express Coquitlam, BC 28–24–6 62
Langley Rivermen Langley Township, BC 27–27–4 58
Surrey Eagles White Rock, BC 13–41–4 30
Interior Division
Team Centre W–L–OTL Points
Penticton Vees Penticton, BC 37–16–5 79
Merritt Centennials Merritt, BC 36–15–7 79
Wenatchee Wild Wenatchee, Washington 32–20–6 70
Vernon Vipers Vernon, BC 26–21–11 63
Salmon Arm Silverbacks Salmon Arm, BC 27–26–5 59
West Kelowna Warriors West Kelowna, BC 28–28–2 58
Trail Smoke Eaters Trail, BC 23–24–11 57
  • Standings listed on the official league website.[2]

Post-seasonEdit

2019 BCHL Fred Page Cup playoffsEdit

As of April 17, 2019[3]

Round 1 Round 2 Semifinals Finals
            
Is1 Victoria 4
Is4 Alberni Valley 0
Is1 Victoria 4
Is2 Powell River 3
Is2 Powell River 4
Is3 Nanaimo 1
Is1 Victoria 0
Island/Mainland Divisions
M2 Prince George 4
M1 Chilliwack 4
M4 Langley 3
M1 Chilliwack 0
M2 Prince George 4
M2 Prince George 4
M3 Coquitlam 1
M2 Prince George 4
In4 Vernon 0
In3 Wenatchee 4
In6 West Kelowna 3
In3 Wenatchee 4
WC2 Cowichan Valley 2
In1 Penticton 2
WC2 Cowichan Valley 4
In3 Wenatchee 1
Interior Division
In4 Vernon 4
In4 Vernon 4
In5 Salmon Arm 1
In4 Vernon 4
WC1 Trail 3
In2 Merritt 1
WC1 Trail 4

Doyle CupEdit

Doyle Cup
   
BC Prince George 4
AB Brooks 2

Award winnersEdit

  • Brett Hull Trophy (top scorer): Alex Newhook, Victoria[4]
  • Best Defenceman: James Miller, Penticton[4]
  • Bruce Allison Memorial Trophy (Rookie of the Year): Alexander Campbell, Victoria[4]
  • Bob Fenton Trophy (most sportsmanlike): Mike Hardman, West Kelowna[4]
  • Top Goaltender: Jack LaFontaine, Penticton[4]
  • Wally Forslund Memorial Trophy (best goaltending duo): Jack LaFontaine and Derek Krall, Penticton[4]
  • Vern Dye Memorial Trophy (regular season MVP): Alex Newhook, Victoria[4]
  • Joe Tennant Memorial Trophy (Coach of the Year): Joe Martin, Merritt[4]
  • Ron Boileau Memorial Trophy (best regular season record): Chilliwack Chiefs[4]
  • Fred Page Cup (playoff champions): Prince George Spruce Kings

Players selected in 2019 NHL Entry DraftEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://bchl.ca/board-of-govs-agrees-on-new-rules
  2. ^ "2018–19 BCHL Standings". BCHL. Retrieved March 5, 2019.
  3. ^ "2019 Playoff Brackets". BCHL. Retrieved April 18, 2019.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i "TROPHY TIME – BCHL AWARD WINNERS". BCHL. February 26, 2019.

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