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Cullen Ferguson has left the Cowichan Valley Capitals to play with the Aberdeen Wings of the NAHL. (Citizen file)

Cowichan Capitals say goodbye to Ferguson and Richter

The Caps traded another Union College commit away last week

 

Alberni Valley Bulldogs alumnus Keaton Mastrodonato was named Atlantic Hockey’s Player of the Week at the beginning of January 2021. (AV NEWS FILE PHOTO)

Alberni Valley Bulldogs alumni open the new year with honours

Mastrodonato was named Player of the Week by Atlantic Hockey

 

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BCHL delays start of the season as provincial health orders remain in place

The junior A league has been forced to abandon a plan to start in mid-January

 

Bulldogs forward Caige Sterzer drives to the net, defended by his former teammate Moe Acee (now a Nanaimo Clipper). (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

BCHL teams can practise together following revised health-order

Junior ‘A’ league commissioner still hopeful a season can be staged this year

Bulldogs forward Caige Sterzer drives to the net, defended by his former teammate Moe Acee (now a Nanaimo Clipper). (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
Bulldogs goaltender Luke Pearson makes a save during a January game against Langley. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
Bulldogs goaltender Luke Pearson makes a save during a January game against Langley. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
Nanaimo Clippers players Jordan Naylor, left, and Trevor LeDonne drop off letters at the office of Nanaimo MLA Sheila Malcolmson, asking for her support as the team asks for reconsideration of provincial health orders banning 19-20-year-olds from practising and playing sports. (Photo submitted)

Junior hockey team in B.C. pleads for an opportunity to play during pandemic

Nanaimo Clippers’ owner questions science behind public health orders

Nanaimo Clippers players Jordan Naylor, left, and Trevor LeDonne drop off letters at the office of Nanaimo MLA Sheila Malcolmson, asking for her support as the team asks for reconsideration of provincial health orders banning 19-20-year-olds from practising and playing sports. (Photo submitted)
Nanaimo Clippers players Jordan Naylor, left, and Trevor LeDonne drop off letters at the office of Nanaimo MLA Sheila Malcolmson, asking for her support as the team asks for reconsideration of provincial health orders banning 19-20-year-olds from practising and playing sports. (Photo submitted)

Nanaimo Clippers plead for an opportunity to play hockey during pandemic

BCHL team’s owner questions science behind public health orders

Nanaimo Clippers players Jordan Naylor, left, and Trevor LeDonne drop off letters at the office of Nanaimo MLA Sheila Malcolmson, asking for her support as the team asks for reconsideration of provincial health orders banning 19-20-year-olds from practising and playing sports. (Photo submitted)
Vees goalkeeper Yaniv Perets stands watch while Tyler Ho takes the puck around the back of the net in the last game of the Okanagan Cup���s round robin stage on Nov. 7. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Penticton could be the ‘hub-city’ for a potential BCHL bubble

Seventeen teams would stay and play all their games in the South Okanagan

Vees goalkeeper Yaniv Perets stands watch while Tyler Ho takes the puck around the back of the net in the last game of the Okanagan Cup���s round robin stage on Nov. 7. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
No face-offs until at least Dec. 8 after the BCHL shuts down pre-sesason play. (Citizen file)

BCHL cancels remainder of the pre-season

Island teams see their exhibition season cut short

No face-offs until at least Dec. 8 after the BCHL shuts down pre-sesason play. (Citizen file)
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BCHL pushes back season start due to provincial health orders

The delay is minimal, just six days, for now. But the league is open to starting up after Christmas

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Caps defenceman Cullen Ferguson has committed to play at Union College. (Citizen file)

Ferguson commits, Cowichan Capitals add two from WHL

Team busy during a break in play that was set to end this weekend

Caps defenceman Cullen Ferguson has committed to play at Union College. (Citizen file)
Capitals won’t be facing off against against anyone this weekend. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Weekend BCHL games postponed

League considering its nex steps in the wake of latest COVID-19 orders

Capitals won’t be facing off against against anyone this weekend. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Bulldogs forward Oak MacLeod battles for the puck during a game against the Nanaimo Clippers on Tuesday, Nov. 10. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
Bulldogs forward Oak MacLeod battles for the puck during a game against the Nanaimo Clippers on Tuesday, Nov. 10. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
Defenceman Declan Fogarty (25) was traded to the Toronto Patriots in one of two deals the Cowichan Valley Capitals made last week. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Cowichan Capitals upgrade forward lines with two trades

Caps get Bulawka from Vernon and Alexeev from Toronto Patriots

Defenceman Declan Fogarty (25) was traded to the Toronto Patriots in one of two deals the Cowichan Valley Capitals made last week. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
A Sunday afternoon Cowichan Valley Capitals home game against the Powell River Kings was cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions imposed by provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry on Saturday afternoon. (Citizen file)

Caps/Kings contest a casualty of COVID-19 concerns

Visiting Powell River part of a health region shut down by the provincial health officer

A Sunday afternoon Cowichan Valley Capitals home game against the Powell River Kings was cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions imposed by provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry on Saturday afternoon. (Citizen file)
Will Arquiett had 30 points in 53 games with the Caps last season. (Citizen file)

Cowichan Capitals continue making trades

Four players added in return for Arquiett and Morgan

Will Arquiett had 30 points in 53 games with the Caps last season. (Citizen file)
Alberni Valley Bulldogs forward Caige Sterzer battles it out with a Capitals player during a weekend exhibition game in Duncan. (KEVIN ROTHBAUER / BLACK PRESS)
Alberni Valley Bulldogs forward Caige Sterzer battles it out with a Capitals player during a weekend exhibition game in Duncan. (KEVIN ROTHBAUER / BLACK PRESS)
Dan McIntyre was traded to Grande Prairie just days after being named captain of the Cowichan Valley Capitals. (Citizen file)

McIntyre out, Fontana in as Cowichan Capitals wheel and deal

Caps add three players, ship out captain as exhibition gets underway

Dan McIntyre was traded to Grande Prairie just days after being named captain of the Cowichan Valley Capitals. (Citizen file)
Bulldogs defender Jeremy Fontaine fires a shot on goal during the first period of Saturday’s preseason game against the Cowichan Valley Capitals. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

BCHL: Alberni Valley Bulldogs open the preseason with two wins against Cowichan Caps

Bulldogs will travel to Duncan for another pair of preseason games

Bulldogs defender Jeremy Fontaine fires a shot on goal during the first period of Saturday’s preseason game against the Cowichan Valley Capitals. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
Dan McIntyre has been named the Cowichan Valley Capitals’ captain for the 2020-21 B.C. Hockey League season. (Citizen file)

Cowichan Caps name McIntyre captain on cusp of new season

Energetic forward entering third season in Cowichan

Dan McIntyre has been named the Cowichan Valley Capitals’ captain for the 2020-21 B.C. Hockey League season. (Citizen file)