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Posted: March 23, 2021

Bucks to begin BCHL life in Penticton Pod

The BC Hockey League (BCHL) announced its schedule today for the 2020-21 season, which includes 20 games per team for a total of 160 league games.

The five-week season will commence on Friday, Apr. 2 and will run until Sunday, May 9.

The 16 teams participating in the season have each been assigned one of five pod locations where they will play the other members of that pod for the duration of the year.

The fledgling Cranbrook Bucks will begin its first ‘regular’ season in the BCHL by playing in the Penticton Pod at the South Okanagan Events Centre.

The Bucks will face off against two legendary franchises; last year’s Interior Division champions Penticton Vees and the Trail Smoke Eaters.

The league announced last week that the pods will take place in Port Alberni, Chilliwack, Coquitlam (Burnaby), Penticton and Vernon.

“It has been a long road, but we’re thrilled to finally announce our season schedule,” said BCHL Executive Director Steven Cocker. “Our coaches and players have spent the past seven months focusing on on-ice and off-ice development and now we are able to provide them with a chance to play meaningful games to give them the NHL and NCAA exposure they deserve.”

BCHL teams are currently undergoing a quarantine period before they will be tested for COVID-19. Upon receiving a negative test result, players will be free to join their teammates in practice to prepare for the season.

Click here to view the full schedule.


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