BURNABY, B.C. – The BC Hockey League (BCHL) Board of Governors unanimously voted in favour of a partnership with Eligibility Wizard Inc. at the league’s recent Annual General Meeting.
Eligibility Wizard Inc. is an online solution for aspiring college student athletes, teams and educational advisors to ensure they are meeting all the necessary academic requirements to earn an opportunity to move on to NCAA hockey.
“The BCHL prides itself on developing athletes on and off the ice while providing them with the resources required to further their athletic careers and reach their educational goals,” said BCHL Deputy Commissioner Steven Cocker. “We are extremely excited to partner with Eligibility Wizard to ensure our athletes are NCAA compliant and set them up for success at the next level.”
In 2019-20, the BCHL set a league record with 196 college-committed players, including 179 to NCAA programs.
The BCHL produces more college-bound athletes than any other junior hockey league in Canada.
“We are excited to work with the BCHL and its student athletes,” said Eligibility Wizard CEO Peter Torsson. “The BCHL has a rich tradition of placing student athletes into the NCAA and that was important to us. Much like the BCHL brand, those of us at Eligibility Wizard Inc. pride ourselves in service excellence. Our hope is to provide a solution that not only clarifies NCAA academic eligibility but also enables BCHL players a strengthened likelihood of playing college hockey.”
About the BCHL:
Sending more players on to college hockey every season than any other hockey league in Canada, the BCHL has established itself as a national leader in the development of young student athletes. Considering today’s NHL features more NCAA alumni than ever before, Junior A hockey is fast rivaling other leagues in North America as a breeding ground for the sport’s most elite and successful players. In 2019-20, there were 196 BCHL players who received scholarships to top schools in the U.S. and Canada.
About Eligibility Wizard:
Eligibility Wizard Inc. is an online platform for aspiring college Student-Athletes who want to track, guide and manage their way to satisfying NCAA eligibility requirements! Join today and create your personalized portfolio shareable with NCAA coaches at the click of a button.
The student-athlete portal launched in January of 2021 while the business portal will launch in the summer of 2021.