British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League
|Current season, competition or edition:
2016–17 BCIHL Season
|No. of teams||6|
|Country|| Canada (5 teams)
United States (1 team)
|Selkirk College (2015-16)|
|Most titles||Selkirk College (4)|
The British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) is a university hockey league based in British Columbia and the US state of Washington. The BCIHL was created with the purpose of offering a venue for competitive, high-calibre hockey for players beyond their junior hockey careers.
The league operates as one of two Division 2 league's in Canada when compared to the Division 1 U Sports league, the other being Alberta's ACAC. BCIHL teams however regularly play U Sports and NCAA teams. Simon Fraser University plays a combined BCIHL and NCAA schedule every year as well as hosting the Great Northwest Showcase involving top NCAA and U Sports teams.
Each BCIHL team plays a 24-game league schedule, with the top four teams qualifying for the playoffs. Beginning in 2012, the playoff format has consisted of a best-of-three semifinal round, and a best-of-three championship series. Prior to 2012 the championship had been decided through a round-robin tournament.
In 2011, the BCIHL accepted its first US-based team in Eastern Washington University, which had previously played in the American Collegiate Hockey Association at the Division II level. Before 2011, the BCIHL consisted entirely of teams from British Columbia. The 2016–17 season would see the BCIHL get its first NHL alumni as former Montreal Canadiens forward Patrick Holland would join the University of Victoria. Vancouver Island University was confirmed as the sixth team to join the BCIHL in 2017, and will be joining the league for the 2017/2018 season.
|Eastern Washington University||Cheney, Washington||2011||0|
|Selkirk College||Castlegar, British Columbia||2007||4|
|Simon Fraser University||Burnaby, British Columbia||2006||3|
|Trinity Western University||Langley, British Columbia||2006||0|
|University of Victoria||Victoria, British Columbia||2006||4|
|Vancouver Island University||Nanaimo, British Columbia||2017||0|
|Institution||Location||Joined BCIHL||Year Left|
|University of the Fraser Valley||Abbotsford, British Columbia||2006||2011|
|University of Northern British Columbia||Prince George, British Columbia||2006||2007|
|Okanagan College||Kelowna, British Columbia||2009||2012|
|Thompson Rivers University||Kamloops, British Columbia||2009||2014|
Championship Results by Year
|2006–07||University of Victoria||Simon Fraser University||4-0 (round robin)|
|2007–08||Simon Fraser University||University of the Fraser Valley||3-1 (round robin)|
|2008–09||University of Victoria||Simon Fraser University||3-1 (round robin)|
|2009–10||Simon Fraser University||Thompson Rivers University||3-1 (round robin)|
|2010–11||Simon Fraser University||Thompson Rivers University||3-1 (round robin)|
|2011–12||University of Victoria||Simon Fraser University||4-0 (round robin)|
|2012–13||Selkirk College||Simon Fraser University||2-0 (best-of 3)|
|2013–14||Selkirk College||Trinity Western University||2-0 (best-of 3)|
|2014–15||Selkirk College||Simon Fraser University||2-0 (best-of 3)|
|2015–16||Selkirk College||Trinity Western University||2-0 (best-of 3)|
|2016–17||University of Victoria||Trinity Western University||2-1 (best-of 3)|
- Patrick Holland - Montreal Canadiens
- Jordan Wood - Huntsville Havoc
- Anthony Collins - Rapid City Rush
- James Isaacs - Fife Flyers
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