Are you interested in being a part of the growth of competitive collegiate hockey in BC? The BCIHL Expansion Committee (www.bcihl.ca) in conjunction with BC Hockey (www.bchockey.net) is seeking community support in municipalities across BC in an effort to create new opportunities for student-athletes by expanding our league.

The BCIHL is aiding local community groups with proposals for both official college/university teams as well as independent college transfer teams. ​The College Transfer Team is a team of full time student-athletes registered at one or more local post secondary institutions, operating independently as a non-profit society.​ We are inviting prospective coaches, managers and student-athletes to join the BCIHL mailing list in order to receive periodic email communications regarding opportunities to get involved.

Current Opportunities

Okanagan Lakers
Type: College transfer team
Location: Kelowna
Website: https://www.okanaganlakers.com/
Recruiting: Student-athletes, marketing & broadcast operations​

Thompson Okanagan Pioneers
Type: College transfer team
Location: Kamloops
Website: https://www.okanaganpioneers.com/
Recruiting: Student-athletes, marketing & broadcast operations​

Fraser Valley College Brigade
Type: College transfer team
Location: Abbotsford/Chilliwack
Website: https://www.fraservalleybrigade.com/
Recruiting: Student-athletes, marketing & broadcast operations​

Please check back regularly for updates.

About the BCIHL

The B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League is a four-team university and college hockey league founded in 2006. Now in its 15th season, the BCIHL’s league membership includes four teams in British Columbia (Simon Fraser University, University of Victoria Vikes, Vancouver Island University Mariners, and the Okanagan Lakers).

The league typically plays a 24-game regular season that begins in October and ends in March, when four teams will advance to the BCIHL playoffs and determine a league champion through best-of-three semi-finals and finals series. Regular season games are scheduled on weekends only, include only bus travel, and do not conflict with academic exam schedules. The BCIHL has a mix of both varsity (university funded) and competitive club (non-profit & student funded) programs.

About our Student-Athletes

B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League players are required to be full-time students. They have typically graduated from junior hockey and are seeking to continue to elevate their game while pursuing a post-secondary education.

For the 2018/19 season, the league’s student athletes had played over 6,000 games of Major Junior & Junior A hockey and more than 4,000 games at the Junior B level. While a number of BCIHL graduates have continued their hockey careers playing professionally, most move into other careers. For this reason, the BCIHL places academic success as a top priority within each program.

To learn more about the BCIHL, visit our website at www.bcihl.ca or follow us on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook.

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