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This is the 2017-18 British Columbia Hockey League season. This is the league's 28th season under this name and its 56th season overall dating back to the founding of the Okanagan Mainline Junior Hockey League in 1961.

Each team will play a 58 game schedule with 28 home games, 28 road games and 2 games played at the league's annual showcase which will be held September 20 to 24 at Prospera Centre in Chilliwack.  The schedule begins on September 8 and is scheduled to end February 25 with the playoffs planned to being March 2.

Membership changesEdit

  • none, however the Wenatchee Wild were shifted from the Mainland Division to the Interior Division.

TeamsEdit

Island Division
Team City Arena Joined BCHL
Alberni Valley Bulldogs Port Alberni, British Columbia Weyerhaeuser Arena 1998
Cowichan Valley Capitals Duncan, British Columbia Island Savings Centre 1980
Nanaimo Clippers Nanaimo, British Columbia Frank Crane Arena 1972
Powell River Kings Powell River, British Columbia Hap Parker Arena 1988
Victoria Grizzlies Victoria, British Columbia The Q Centre 1967
Mainland Division
Team City Arena Joined BCHL
Chilliwack Chiefs Chilliwack, British Columbia Prospera Centre 1996
Coquitlam Express Coquitlam, British Columbia Poirier Sport & Leisure Complex 2001
Langley Rivermen Langley, British Columbia George Preston Arena 1990
Prince George Spruce Kings Prince George, British Columbia Rolling Mix Concrete Arena 1972
Surrey Eagles Surrey, British Columbia South Surrey Arena 1976
Interior Division
Team City Arena Joined BCHL
Merritt Centennials Merritt, British Columbia Nicola Valley Memorial Arena 1961
Penticton Vees Penticton, British Columbia South Okanagan Events Centre 1961
Salmon Arm Silverbacks Salmon Arm, British Columbia Shaw Centre 2001
Trail Smoke Eaters Trail, British Columbia Cominco Arena 1987
Vernon Vipers Vernon, British Columbia Kal Tire Place 1961
Wenatchee Wild Wenatchee, Washington Town Toyota Center 2015
West Kelowna Warriors West Kelowna, British Columbia Royal Lepage Place 1994

StandingsEdit

Island DivisionEdit

Team GP W L T OL GF GA Pts
Victoria Grizzlies 58 32 18 4 4 216 187 72
Nanaimo Clippers 58 32 20 3 3 198 177 70
Powell River Kings 58 29 19 4 6 214 176 68
Alberni Valley Bulldogs 58 17 32 4 5 154 230 43
Cowichan Valley Capitals 58 10 41 2 5 145 267 27

Interior DivisionEdit

Team GP W L T OL GF GA Pts
Penticton Vees 57 40 12 3 2 216 130 85
Vernon Vipers 58 39 14 4 1 205 118 83
Wenatchee Wild 58 37 16 1 4 241 158 79
Trail Smoke Eaters 58 32 21 1 4 218 203 69
West Kelowna Warriors 58 28 27 1 2 198 221 59
Merritt Centennials 58 24 27 2 5 185 177 55
Salmon Arm Silverbacks 57 24 29 1 3 172 231 52

Mainland DivisionEdit

Team GP W L T OL GF GA Pts
Prince George Spruce Kings 58 33 17 4 4 170 138 74
Langley Rivermen 58 25 20 3 10 168 183 63
Surrey Eagles 58 26 22 2 8 189 208 62
Chilliwack Chiefs 58 26 26 3 3 170 183 58
Coquitlam Express 58 15 38 4 1 138 210 35

Fred Page Cup PlayoffsEdit

FormatEdit

With the slight realignment of the conferences for the 2017-18 season the playoff format was modified. Sixteen of the seventeen teams will qualify for the playoffs.The top four teams in the Island and Mainland Divisions qualify for the playoffs.  The top six teams in the Interior Division qualify. The last place team in each division will be seeded 7 and 8 in the Interior Division based on points  The Island and Mainland Divisions will have two rounds and then those two division winners will meet in the semifinal series while the Interior Division Final is being held. The winners of the Semifinal series and the Interior Division final will meet for the league championship and the Fred Page Cup.  All series are best-of-seven.

The playoff champion advanced to an inter-provincial playoff (2018 Doyle Cup) with the champion of the Alberta Junior Hockey League for Pacific region spot in the 2018 Royal Bank Cup, which is being held in Chilliwack, British Columbia, as the Western Canada Cup format has been abandoned by the four leagues that participated in that tournament.

Interior Division QuarterfinalsEdit

Island Division SemifinalsEdit

Mainland Division SemifinalsEdit

Interior Division SemifinalsEdit

Island Division FinalEdit

Mainland Division FinalEdit

Interior Division FinalEdit

Island/Mainland FinalEdit

Fred Page Cup FinalEdit

The Wenatchee Wild advance to the 2018 Doyle Cup where they defeated the Spruce Grove Saints of the Alberta Junior Hockey League 4-games-to-1 to advance to the 2018 Royal Bank Cup being held in Chilliwack, British Columbia.


2018 BCHL champions Wenatchee Wild


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