The BCHL Board of Governors and Executive Committee have worked hard on making sure we will play both away and home games for the 2021-2022 regular season and playoffs. They have come to a consensus on creating a final schedule that allows the Canadian BCHL teams to enter the USA to play games. This is great news as we can move forward to planning our game nights for the season. Under this plan the Canadian teams will fly into Seattle, WA where the Wenatchee Wild will pick the team up at the airport and transport the team to Wenatchee for the games to be played. All teams coming to Wenatchee will play two or three games. When the games are over the Wenatchee Wild will drive the team back across the border where the team will be picked up by their team bus.
This is a huge commitment by our partners in the BCHL as well as Wenatchee Wild owners, David and Lisa White. We want to thank all of our BCHL partners for thinking outside the box and helping to pick up the added expenses to give the Wild the best chance to have a season. At this time Canadians are allowed to fly into the USA but are not allowed to come through on of the land borders. The teams will take a PCR test here and have the results in time so that they can return to Canada.
Alberni Valley, Cowichan Valley, Nanaimo and Surrey were originally scheduled to play one-off away games in Wenatchee and will now make those games up amongst each other. Those four home games will not be made up for the Wild, which means they will play 50 games this year instead of 54.
Due to the unbalanced schedule caused by these changes, the BCHL regular-season standings will be determined by point percentage rather than total points.
To accommodate this travel process, the following changes have been made to the schedule:
|Nov. 10 – Salmon Arm @ West Kelowna||Mar. 17 – Salmon Arm @ West Kelowna|
|Nov. 13 – Merritt @ Wenatchee||Dec. 16 – Merritt @ Wenatchee|
|Dec. 8 – Salmon Arm @ Wenatchee||Nov. 28 – Salmon Arm @ Wenatchee|
|Dec. 10 – Penticton @ Wenatchee||Jan. 27 – Penticton @ Wenatchee|
|Dec. 15 – West Kelowna @ Merritt||Jan. 5 – West Kelowna @ Merritt|
|Jan. 5 – Penticton @ Wenatchee||Jan. 28 – Penticton @ Wenatchee|
|Jan. 15 – Cranbrook @ Wenatchee||Mar. 6 – Cranbrook @ Wenatchee|
|Jan. 26 – Trail @ Wenatchee||Mar. 17 – Trail @ Wenatchee|
|Jan. 28 – Vernon @ Penticton||Feb. 9 – Vernon @ Penticton|
|Jan. 29 – Penticton @ Vernon||Feb. 27 – Penticton @ Vernon|
|Feb. 4 – West Kelowna @ Wenatchee||Nov. 11 – West Kelowna @ Wenatchee|
|Feb. 16 – Wenatchee @ Vernon||Feb. 15 – Wenatchee @ Vernon|
|Feb. 19 – Vernon @ Wenatchee||Feb. 17 – Vernon @ Wenatchee|
|Feb. 23 – Penticton @ Wenatchee||Jan. 29 – Penticton @ Wenatchee|
|Mar. 16 – Merritt @ Trail||Nov. 10 – Merritt @ Trail|
The added games for Alberni Valley, Cowichan Valley, Nanaimo and Surrey will be announced in the coming days.