Wednesday, the BCHL released its schedule for the Bauer BCHL showcase in September. The Vees play the Alberni Valley Bulldogs on Thursday, September 24th and the Chilliwack Chiefs on Friday, September 25th.
Of note, this marks the third straight season the Vees face the Bulldogs at the Showcase; they won the previous two. Also this is the second time in four years the Vees are playing the Chiefs at the Showcase as well. Another item worth noting, is the fact the Showcase is NOT the kick-off to the BCHL season. The regular season will start two weeks prior to the event, that would be Friday, September 11th. All I can divulge at this point is the Vees will be on the road that night and against another Interior Division team. That means teams will go to the Showcase with three to four games under their belts. That means fans and scouts will see a more polished product at the event; win-win.
Bauer BCHL Showcase Schedule CLICK HERE
The complete BCHL schedule will likely be released late next week after Canada Day (July 1st for my American readers). The NHL released it’s schedule today and the Western Hockey League unveiled theirs yesterday, so now BCHL teams will do a last check over before making their schedules public. My money would be on Friday, July 3rd as a release date.