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Overview[]

The British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) is an independent university and college league. The league's current and former teams are also affiliated with other conferences (the CWUAA of U Sports, the GNAC or Big Sky of the NCAA, or the PWAA of the CCAA) in other sports. Starting in 2021-22, the league introduced "independent collegiate transfer teams", which draw from more than one institution.

The league officially started in 2005-06 with teams from Trinity Western University, Simon Fraser University, University of Victoria, University of Northern British Columbia and University of the Fraser Valley. The league is currently a 4-team league and plays a 24 game schedule (reduced to 12 games for 2021-22). Previously, the top 4 teams qualified for best-of-3 semi-finals. There is no national championship for the league winner to pursue.

In 2020-21 the Trinity Western Spartans moved to the Canada West Universities Athletic Association, where they already competed in other sports.

Recruited players usually come from Junior A or Junior B leagues, with a smattering of Major Junior grads as well.

The frequency of non-conference games between BCIHL teams and those from other conferences has increased. They usually suffer dominant losses to teams from U Sports and the NCAA, but have done better against teams from the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC).


Participating Teams[]

Current Teams[]

Simon Fraser Clan (GNAC - NCAA)
Vancouver Island Mariners (PWAA - CCAA)
Victoria Vikings (CWUAA - USports)
Okanagan Lakers (independent collegiate transfer team, starting 2021-22)
Fraser Valley Brigade (independent collegiate transfer team, starting 2022-23)
Thompson Okanagan Pioneers (independent collegiate transfer team, starting 2022-23)

Former Teams[]

Eastern Washington Eagles (2011-2018) (Big Sky - NCAA)
Selkirk College Saints (2006-2020) (PWAA - CCAA)
Trinity Western Spartans (2005-2020) (CWUAA - CIS)
UNBC Timberwolves (2006) (CWUAA - USports)

Former Teams now in Independent Collegiate Transfer Program[]

Fraser Valley Cascades (2006-2011) (CWUAA - USports)
Okanagan College Coyotes (2010-2012) (PWAA - CCAA)
Thompson Rivers Wolfpack (2010-2014) (CWUAA - USports)

Independent Collegiate Transfer Program[]

Columbia Bible College Bearcats (PWAA - CCAA)
UBC Okanagan Heat (CWUAA - USports)
Ashton College (none)
CDI College (none)
Nicola Valley Institute of Technology (none)
Summit Pacific College (none)

Table of Seasons and Champions[]

Click on year to visit BCIHL page for that season.
Click on team to visit team page.
Until 2012 the champion was declared from a final tournament. Starting in 2013 playoff series were used.
Year Champion Runner-up Notes
2003-04 UC Cariboo (now Thompson Rivers) Trinity Western Titans unofficial
2004-05 Trinity Western Titans Victoria Vikings unofficial
2005-06 Trinity Western Titans Simon Fraser Clan tournament final
2006-07 Victoria Vikings Fraser Valley Cascades 8-3 tournament final
2007-08 Simon Fraser Clan Fraser Valley Cascades 3-0 tournament final
2008-09 Victoria Vikings Simon Fraser Clan 3-1 tournament final
2009-10 Simon Fraser Clan Thompson Rivers Wolfpack 2-1 tournament final
2010-11 Simon Fraser Clan Thompson Rivers Wolfpack 5-1 tournament final
2011-12 Victoria Vikings Simon Fraser Clan 4-3 ot tournament final
2012-13 Selkirk College Saints Simon Fraser Clan 2-0, 3-2 ot
2013-14 Selkirk College Saints Trinity Western Spartans 6-1, 5-1
2014-15 Selkirk College Saints Simon Fraser Clan 3-1, 4-2
2015-16 Selkirk College Saints Trinity Western Spartans 5-1, 2-1
2016-17 Victoria Vikings Trinity Western Spartans 0-5, 2-1, 3-2
2017-18 Trinity Western Spartans Selkirk College Saints 5-1, 4-1
2018-19 Trinity Western Spartans Vancouver Island Mariners 3-2, 9-1
2019-20 playoffs cancelled due to COVID-19
2020-21 season cancelled due to COVID-19
2021-22

Post-Season All-Star Teams[]

Playoff All-Star Teams[]

2021:

None - season cancelled

2020:

None - playoffs cancelled

2019:

Forwards: Jarrett Fontaine (Trinity), Evan Last (Trinity), Dylan McCann (VIU)
Defencemen: Kaleb Denham (Trinity), Jacob Mills (Trinity)
Goaltender: Lucas Mills (Trinity)
Most Valuable Player: Jarrett Fontaine (Trinity)

2018:

Forwards: Jarrett Fontaine (TWU), Evan Last (TWU), Jordan Rendle (TWU)
Defencemen: Dustin Deugau (TWU), Seth Schmidt (Selkirk)
Goaltender: Silas Matthys (TWU)
Most Valuable Player: Jarrett Fontaine (TWU)

2017:

Forwards: Patrick Holland (UVic), Evan Last (TWU), Shawn Mueller (UVic)
Defencemen: Stefan Gonzales (TWU), Noah Henry (UVic)
Goaltender: Silas Matthys (TWU)
Most Valuable Player: Shawn Mueller (UVic)

2016:

Forwards: Dallas Calvin (Selkirk), Ryan Edwards (Selkirk), Linden Horswill (UVic)
Defencemen: Tanner Lenting (Selkirk), Blair Murphy (TWU)
Goaltender: James Prigione (Selkirk)
Most Valuable Player: Ryan Edwards (Selkirk)

2015:

Forwards: Ryan Edwards (Selkirk), Logan Proulx (Selkirk), Adam Callegari (SFU)
Defencemen: Stefan Gonzales (Selkirk), Jared Eng (SFU)
Goaltender: James Prigione (Selkirk)
Most Valuable Player: Ryan Edwards (Selkirk)

2014:

Forwards: Cody Fidgett (Selkirk), Connor McLaughlin (Selkirk), J.P. Villeneuve (TWU)
Defencemen: Tanner Lenting (Selkirk), Blair Murphy (TWU)
Goaltender: Silas Matthys (TWU)
Most Valuable Player: Silas Matthys (TWU)

2013:

Forwards: Cody Fidgett (Selkirk), Brendan Silvester (SFU), Jordan Wood (Selkirk)
Defencemen: Kam Crawford (Selkirk), Taylor Swaffield (SFU)
Goaltender: Alex Sirard (Selkirk)
Most Valuable Player: Alex Sirard (Selkirk)

Championship Tournament All-Star Teams[]

2012:

Forwards: Dustin Taylor (UVIC), Bill Smith (SFU), Brent Sutherland (UVIC)
Defencemen: Doug Evans (UVIC), Dave Mann (OC)
Goaltender: Graeme Gordon (SFU)
Most Valuable Player: Dustin Taylor (UVIC)

2011:

Forwards: Paul Moscone (SFU), Zac Rasmussen (TRU), Bill Smith (SFU)
Defencemen: James Isaacs (SFU), Matt Schultz (UVIC)
Goaltender: Anthony Manfredi (TRU)
Most Valuable Player: Paul Moscone (SFU)

2010:

Forwards: Joel Leonard (TRU), Jas Rai (SFU), Jassi Sangha (TRU)
Defencemen: David Boychuk (TRU), Kyle Boyko (SFU)
Goaltender: Adam Butler (OC)
Most Valuable Player: Jas Rai (SFU)

2009:

Forwards: Brent Sutherland (UVic), Rob Vos (UFV), Jaime Laprise (SFU)
Defence: Iain Stewart (SFU), Matt Schultz (UVic)
Goaltender: Nick Olynyk (UVic)
Most Valuable Player: Brent Sutherland (UVic)

2008:

Forwards: Rob Vos (UCFV), Dan Birch (UVic), Paul Moscone (SFU)
Defense: Mike Boisvert (Selkirk), Nathan Sagert (UCFV)
Goalie: Gord Neave (UVic)
Most Valuable Player: Blair Driedger (SFU)

2007:

Goalie: Gord Neave, Victoria
Defense: Ettienne du Toit, Victoria; Nathan Sagert, UCFV
Wing: Kit Matkaluk, Victoria; Shawn Murracas, SFU
Centre: Drew Davis, Victoria (Tournament MVP and leading scorer)
Most Valuable Player: Drew Davis (UVic)

SOURCE: BCIHL.ca History Page

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