A MESSAGE FROM THE BC INTERCOLLEGIATE HOCKEY LEAGUE & BC HOCKEY
Are you interested in being a part of the growth of competitive collegiate hockey in BC? The B.C. Intercollegate Hockey League (www.bcihl.ca) in conjunction with BC Hockey (www.bchockey.net) is seeking community support in the municipalities of Chilliwack/Abbotsford and Kelowna in an effort to expand our league with new member post-secondary institutions over the next two to three years. The BCIHL is aiding local community groups with proposals for UFV and UBC Okanagan to establish new student club hockey teams. 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.
ABOUT THE LEAGUE
The B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League is a five-team university and college hockey league founded in 2006. Now in its 13th season, the BCIHL’s league membership includes five teams in British Columbia (Selkirk College, Simon Fraser University, Trinity Western University, the University of Victoria and Vancouver Island University). The league plays a 24-game regular season that begins in early October and ends in early 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.
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The BCIHL Young Stars team took on the Kazakhstan World Junior Team in 2018, falling by a score of 2-1
SFU takes on BCIHL Finalist VIU Mariners in 2019