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This is the 2015-16 British Columbia Hockey League season.  This is the league's 26th season under this name and 55th season overall, dating back to the founding of the Okanagan Mainline Junior Hockey League in 1961.

Membership changesEdit

Season InformationEdit

The league season will start on September 11th and end on February 28th.

Each team will play two games at the 2015 Bauer BCHL Showcase being held from September 24th to 27th in Chilliwack, British Columbia being hosted by the Chilliwack Chiefs at the Prospera Centre.

In addition to the two regular season games held at the showcase each team will play 28 home games and 28 away games totalling 58 games.

Divisional AlignmentEdit

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
Victoria Grizzlies Victoria, British Columbia The Q Centre 1967
Powell River Kings Powell River, British Columbia Hap Parker Arena 1988
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 Langley Events Centre 1990
Prince George Spruce Kings Prince George, British Columbia Prince George Coliseum 1972
Surrey Eagles Surrey, British Columbia South Surrey Arena 1976
Wenatchee Wild Wenatchee, Washington Town Toyota Center 2015
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
West Kelowna Warriors West Kelowna, British Columbia Royal Lepage Place 1994

StandingsEdit

Island Division
Team GP W L T OTL SOL GF GA PIM P
Nanaimo Clippers 58 38 18 1 1 - 235 186 1050 78
Powell River Kings 58 33 20 1 4 - 217 66 630 70
Cowichan Valley Capitals 58 27 25 3 3 - 185 200 998 60
Alberni Valley Bulldogs 58 23 27 4 4 - 174 200 837 52
Victoria Grizzlies 58 24 30 0 4 - 173 178 663 50
Interior Division 
Team GP W L T OTL SOL GF GA PIM P
Chilliwack Chiefs 58 38 13 3 4 - 249 155 782 83
Wenatchee Wild 58 34 16 4 4 - 206 147 588 76
Langley Rivermen 58 31 22 2 3 - 212 187 744 67
Coquitlam Express 58 22 29 1 6 - 181 239 758 51
Prince George Spruce Kings 58 14 38 2 4 - 143 250 733 32
Surrey Eagles 58 7 48 2 1 - 139 308 831 17
Mainland Division
Team GP W L T OTL SOL GF GA PIM P
Penticton Vees 58 50 17 1 0 - 263 121 603 101
West Kelowna Warriors 58 38 17 1 2 - 242 180 847 79
Salmon Arm Silverbacks 58 29 20 4 5 - 227 184 839 67
Vernon Vipers 58 24 31 0 3 - 179 206 807 51
Merritt Centennials 58 23 30 1 4 - 204 242 712 51

Fred Page Cup PlayoffsEdit

The playoffs will consist of the top 4 teams in each division qualifying for the playoffs with 1 playing 4 and 2 playing 3 in the best-of-seven division semifinals. The division semifinal winners will meet in the best-of-seven division finals.  The three division winners will meet in a three team double round robin with the top two teams advancing to the best-of-seven Fred Page Cup final.   In the round robin it continues until a first team has earned 3 wins and they advance to the final.  The remaining two teams play until one of them has won 3 games. The Fred Page Cup winning team will advance to the 2016 Western Canada Cup being held in Estevan, Saskatchewan hosted by the Estevan Bruins at Affinity Place. The top two finishers in that tournament will qualify for the 2016 Royal Bank Cup being held in Lloydminster, Saskatchewan hosted by the AJHL's Lloydminster Bobcats at the Centennial Civic Centre.

Island Division SemifinalsEdit

  • Nanaimo defeated Alberni Valley 4 games to 1 (1-2, 4-0, 3-2, 3-1, 7-3)
  • Powell River defeated Cowichan  Valley 4 games to 2 (5-4 (ot), 6-1, 4-5, 4-1, 1-3, 3-2)

Mainland Division SemifinalsEdit

  • Penticton defeated Vernon 4 games to 1 (6-3, 3-2, 1-2, 6-2, 5-0)
  • West Kelowna defeated Salmon Arn 4 games to 2 (5-6 (ot), 2-1 (ot), 4-1, 1-2, 6-3, 4-2)

Interior Division SemifinalsEdit

  • Chilliwack defeated Coquitlam 4 games to none (3-2 (ot), 9-1, 4-3, 5-1)
  • Wenatchee defeated Lanley 4 games to 1 (3-4, 4-3 (ot), 7-6, 5-0, 3-1)

Island Division FinalEdit

  • Nanaimo defeated Powell River 4 games to none (4-1, 5-2, 3-2 (ot), 3-2)

Mainland Division FinalEdit

  • Penticton  vs West Kelowna defeated Penticton 4 games to 2 (1-5, 2-3 (ot), 2-1, 3-0, 2-1, 4-3)

Interior Division FinalEdit

  • Chilliwack defeated Wenatchee 4 games to 1 (4-3, 3-2, 1-5, 4-2, 3-2 (ot))

Semifinals (Double Round Robin)Edit

First two teams to three wins advance to final series

ResultsEdit

Preliminary Round RobinEdit
  • West Kelowna defeated Chilliwack 5-1
  • Nanaimo defeated West Kelowna 4-1
  • Chilliwack defeated Nanaimo 4-1
  • Nanaimo defeated Chilliwack 3-2
  • Chilliwack defeated West Kelowna 4-3 (ot)
  • West Kelowna defeated Nanaimo 5-2

Round Robin Standings (as of 4/8 game)Edit

  GP W L GF GA GD Pts
West Kelowna Warriors 4 2 2 14 11 3 4
Chilliwack Chiefs 4 2 2 11 12 -1 4
Nanaimo Clippers 4 2 2 10 12 -2 4
Page Playoff systemEdit

Due to no teams reaching the required 3 wins a Page playoff is used until two teams reach 3 wins.  The teams were seeded based upon regular season records. The winner of first game advanced to final series, loser played Nanaimo for other spot in final

  • Chilliwack defeated West Kelowna 4-3
  • West Kelowna defeated Nanaimo 3-2

Fred Page Cup FinalEdit

  • West Kelowna Warriors defeated Chilliwack Chiefs 4 games to 2 (2-0, 6-3, 1-3, 3-2 (ot), 2-5, 4-2)

The West Kelowna Warriors advance to the 2016 Western Canada Cup.

2016 BCHL champs West Kelowna Warriors

2016 BCHL champs West Kelowna Warriors

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