The BC Hockey League has completed its playoffs - in simulation - BCHL - Castanet.net
|Castanet.net 26 Mar 2020 at 19:25|
With all playoffs across the CJHL, up to an including the Centennial Cup, wiped out due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the BCHL went to its players and team to create a virtual champion.
They used EA Sports NHL 20 as its platform.
After the eight remaining BCHL playoff teams were created in the game, each team selected a player rep to go head-to-head in an online contest which decided the winner of their would-be second round series.
The Round 2 matchups and their player reps are:
The league then compiled highlights of each series with calls from team broadcasters and videos submitted by each player rep.
We were looking for a way to keep our fans engaged during this unfortunate downtime and we think this initiative accomplishes just that, said BCHL commissioner Chris Hebb.
By involving our players and our broadcasters in the project and creating our teams in the NHL 20 video game, weve tried to make it a fun and unique BCHL experience for everyone to enjoy.