The British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League was created with the purpose of offering a venue for competitive, high-calibre ice hockey for players beyond their junior and minor hockey careers.
The BCIHL was launched in 2006 and now includes five member teams: Selkirk College, Simon Fraser University, Trinity Western University, the University of Victoria, and Vancouver Island University.
Former members include Okanagan College (2009-12), Thompson Rivers University (2009-14), the University of Northern British Columbia (2006-07), the University of the Fraser Valley (2006-2011) and Eastern Washington University (2011-18).
In 2011, SFU became the first BCIHL team to face off against NCAA Division I and CIS competition. Since then, inter-league play with NCAA, CIS and ACAC teams has become part of the playing experience for BCIHL athletes.
BCIHL teams play a 25-game regular season schedule. The top four teams then face-off in the B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League playoffs in March.