Brian Wiebe – Co-founder and Managing Editor, @Brian_Wiebe
Brian’s been involved in the BCHL in a variety of capacities for 17 years. From 2002 to 2012, he served in several roles around the Merritt Centennials organization, including as team president, board member, beat writer, colour commentator, webmaster, media and communications coordinator, and marketing assistant.
He’s been writing about the BCHL since 2008 and served as colour commentator on the TSN 1040 broadcasts in 2012-13. BCHLNetwork is one of Brian’s many passion projects that he balances around his full-time job as an instructor in the Radio Arts & Entertainment Program at BCIT in Burnaby.
Eric Clarke – Chilliwack Chiefs beat, @Eric_mascot93
Eric has been a hockey fan for his entire life, following it from junior B to the NHL to former Chilliwack Chiefs players in Europe and coaching. He’s watched the Chiefs for 22 years. Before he came on board with the BCHLNetwork, he was the Chiefs’ mascot for two seasons, the first as Chief Wannawin and the second as the very first Belle. He was part of the team that won the 2018 national championship. In his spare time, Eric draws and plays darts.
Kyle Rutherford – Coquitlam Express beat, @KRutherforddj
Kyle has been involved with the Coquitlam Express for 15 years in the role of DJ and Music Coordinator. His music resume features the Vancouver Giants, Abbotsford Heat, Simon Fraser University men’s hockey, North Vancouver Wolf Pack, and many others. He is a huge Calgary Flames fan and avid sports fan in general. Kyle spends the off-season providing music for Lacrosse games in the Western Lacrosse Association.
Chris Keck – Cranbrook Bucks beat, @CK885
Chris has been involved in the game of hockey his entire life, from playing, to coaching, to officiating junior hockey. He is now taking a step back and expressing my passion for the game through sports writing, where he looks forward to doing great things with the BCHLNetwork team!
Mckenzie Guardiero – Langley Rivermen beat, @MacGuardiero
Former scout, coach, and junior hockey player. His friends would call him Bob McKenzie Jr. because he would annoy them with random stats. Mckenzie loves the game and the lifestyle.
Jason Jhutti – Penticton Vees beat, @JasonJhutti
A life long hockey fan and after the realization he wasn’t that great, Jason decided the next best thing is to write about hockey. He is currently studying at BCIT in the Broadcast and Online Journalism program and covering the Penticton Vees.
Clifford Hofferd – Prince George Spruce Kings beat, @CHofferd
Clifford lives in Prince George and is an avid fan of hockey at all levels. His alma mater is UNBC, having graduated in 2015. He follows the Spruce Kings, the Western Hockey League’s Prince George Cougars, and the Vancouver Canucks.
Patrick Nicoletti – Trail Smoke Eaters beat, @kootenaypat
Patrick is from Trail and a big supporter of the hometown Smoke Eaters. He enjoys camping and swimming and finding inspiration in the scenery of the surrounding areas.
Brieann Knorr – Vernon Vipers beat, @ItsBrieann
Brieann has a passion for hockey and sports media. She lives in Vernon and has been a supporter of the Vipers for her entire life. In 2014 she obtained a diploma in broadcasting from Mount Royal University in Calgary, AB. Brieann is looking forward to using her skills to cover the Vipers and junior hockey.
Daeman Fraser – Victoria Grizzlies beat, @d_17fraser
Hooked on hockey the first time he went to see a Victoria Grizzlies game. Daeman has grown up playing hockey in the small town of Langford, BC where he discovered his love for world history and everything hockey including scouting, stats, media, and management. Daeman is also a huge fan of the Anaheim Ducks.
Kevin Swaile – West Kelowna Warriors beat, @kswaile
Kevin has been a fan of junior and senior hockey for years (going back to the days of the Quesnel Kangaroos in the mid-’60s). He has recently retired and is looking forward to writing about the West Kelowna Warriors (and junior hockey) from a fan’s perspective.
Paul Figler – Co-founder and CEO, @Paul_Figler
Paul has been involved with hockey since he could put skates on his feet. The Western Hockey League became a passion for him when he moved to Red Deer in 2012. DUBNetwork is one of many passion projects Paul has, he’s currently working on his degree in Business Management.