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BCHL Bauer Showcase Wraps Up

  September 26, 2016 The fifth annual BCHL Showcase wrapped up this weekend in Chilliwack. All 17 BCHL teams competed, with each team playing two games over the 5-day event at Prospera Centre. The action kicked off Wednesday, September 21st with a single game featuring the host Chilliwack Chiefs vs the current national champions, West Kelowna Warriors. Read More »

Howe’s dying wish fulfilled

    September 25, 2016 By Francois Biber, CBC News Ashes of hockey legend and his wife interred at Gordie Howe’s statue at SaskTel Centre Sixty-one members of Gordie Howe’s family made the trip to Saskatoon this weekend to bear witness as the ashes of Gordie and his wife Colleen were interred at Howe’s statue at SaskTel Read More »

CSSHL Midget Prep weekend results

    September 25, 2016 Courtesy CSSHL It was a busy weekend in the Midget Prep division of the Canadian Sports School Hockey League, with nine games played. While most teams were on the road for a pair of back to back games Saturday and Sunday; two teams played a single game Friday, taking advantage of Read More »

Opening Weekend in BCMML, Results

  September 25, 2016 The BC Major Midget League got underway this weekend featuring ten teams in five two-game series. Last year’s champs, Valley West Hawks and last year’s number 2 team, Cariboo Cougars, were the only teams to sweep. The North East Chiefs had the bye week (11 teams in league). Action resumes next Read More »

CSSHL Midget Prep 2016-2017 rosters

September 23, 2016       Below are full rosters for the 2016-2017 CSSHL Midget Prep teams (15 teams). Click here to see how the teams break out in terms of birth years. Click here to see all BCMML rosters.   BC-based teams are listed first, then Alberta, International and Manitoba     Burnaby Winter Club Prep  Burnaby, BC Read More »

CSSHL Midget Prep roster makeup, player size

September 23, 2016     The midget age group for this season comprises of 1999, 2000 and 2001 birth years. The league makes a few exceptions to accommodate US teams and teams made up primarily of international players, in which case rosters include a few 1998 born players. This year there are two main approaches to Read More »

Rink and Delta off to hot start in Bantam Prep

September 23, 2016 Courtesy, CSSHL   There was plenty of offence to go around on Friday at the Canadian Sport School Hockey League Bantam Prep Division Showcase in Penticton, BC as the Delta Hockey Academy and Rink Hockey Academy were in fine form. Delta Hockey Academy (8) Notre Dame Hounds (2) (8:30am) — Justin Sourdif (Surrey, Read More »

Ontario reacting to bad parents

Parents behaving ‘worse than they used to,’ says one hockey association president By Jamie Strashin, CBC Sports Posted: Sep 23, 2016 5:00 AM ET Former NHL player Sheldon Kennedy helped launch the Respect in Sport course for minor hockey associations. (Bill Graveland/Canadian Press) Related Stories Online respect course now mandatory for some northwestern Ontario minor hockey parents Hockey Read More »

BCMML 2016-2017 Team Rosters

  September 22, 2016 The BC Major Midget League 2016-2017 regular season gets underway Saturday with games in five series scheduled. Below are the rosters for all teams, with the exception of the Okanagan Rockets and Thomson Blazers, which are unavailable at the moment. Most teams have a similar mix of veterans, second years, and first Read More »

BC Major Midget League Launch Weekend Schedule

  September 22, 2016 The 2016-2017 BC Major Midget League regular season gets underway Saturday with games in five series scheduled. This season promises to be particularly interesting as the league kicks off its first season with significantly relaxed residency requirements. This is especially true for the four Lower Mainland teams, where it is relatively easy Read More »

WHL set to go, preseason wrap

September 19, 2016 By Taylor Rocca The 2016 Western Hockey League pre-season wrapped up on Saturday night and while it’s only exhibition, there were some interesting details to take away from it all. A total of four teams finished with five wins – the Portland Winterhawks, Swift Current Broncos, Victoria Royals and Seattle Thunderbirds, while Read More »

WHL 2016-17 U.S. Division Preview 

September 20, 2016 by Taylor Rocca With the 2016-17 Western Hockey League season fast approaching, we take a look around the league to preview what could await fans once the puck finally drops on Friday, Sept. 23. The WHL saw unprecedented turnover of its club management and coaches this offseason, with seven teams employing new Read More »

BCHL Showcase gets underway Sept. 21

  Sept. 20, 2016 The fifth Bauer BCHL Showcase begins Wednesday night at Prospera Centre in Chilliwack as the host Chiefs take on the defending RBC Cup champion West Kelowna Warriors. If you are new to the Showcase, it’s an event that brings all 17 BCHL clubs to one arena for four-plus days of hockey Read More »

2016-17 WHL Preview: The Eastern Conference

The WHL’s Eastern Conference is home to the pre-season favorite to go No. 1 overall next June, Brandon’s Nolan Patrick. (OHL Images) ANDREW EIDE   SEPTEMBER 19, 2016, 10:23 AM For the past five seasons, only two teams have won the WHL’s Eastern Conference. The Edmonton Oil Kings won the conference three straight years and then watched Read More »

2016–17 WHL Preview: The Western Conference

  Kailer Yamamoto will look to wow scouts in his NHL Draft season. (Derek Leung/Getty)   ANDREW EIDE   SEPTEMBER 19, 2016, 10:23 AM, Sportsnet.ca The Seattle Thunderbirds tore through the Western Conference playoffs last year, going 12-1 on their way to the final. They lost out to Brandon for the big prize but could be poised Read More »

Outcoaching Torts – it’s Ralph Krueger

  So much for the setup. What we got was an upset. Ralph Krueger outcoached John Tortorella and the World Cup of Hockey just got a little more interesting, didn’t it? TORONTO (eliteprospects.com) On a normal day, a hockey team with seven Stanley Cup rings and more than 12,000 NHL games to their name won’t be an underdog. This Read More »

Kelowna Rockets pre-season player stats

September 19, 2016 The Kelowna Rockets dropped their final preseason contest, 5-4 at home to the Vancouver Giants last Friday, with just 14 skaters – 8 were away at NHL camps. The Rockets open the regular season Friday at home vs the Kamloops Blazers, and then head up to Connector to Kamloops for the return Read More »

World Cup of Hockey Underway – A Classic in the Making?

  September 17, 2016 The National Hockey League and the National Hockey League Players’ Association latest and perhaps greatest event – outside of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, of course – the 2016 World Cup of Hockey – is now underway. From Sept. 17 to Oct. 1, 2016, eight teams – Team Canada, Team Czech Republic, Team Read More »

BWC-NSWC West Coast Bantam Prospects Finale

    September 18, 2016 The 4th annual BWC-NSWC West Coast Bantam Prospects Tournament (formerly known as Can-Am Super Series) wrapped up Sunday. The tournament was organized into two four team pools, USA Conference, and Canadian Conference. Each team played every team in the opposite pool to determine seeds in each pool, and then played Read More »

NCAA Commitments by League – BCHL 2nd overall

    September 19, 2016 Following is a list of over 670 players committed to play US College hockey in the coming seasons, sorted by league. As would be expected, US programs supply the majority of players. However, both the BCHL and AJHL are important contributors, as well as some of the eastern Canadian Junior A leagues. Read More »

BWC-NSWC West Coast Bantam Prospects – Day 2

    September 16, 2016 Day two of the fourth annual BWC-NSWC Bantam A1 preseason showcase got underway Saturday, September 17 with eight more games on the schedule. At the end of day, after four games of play, PoE, BWC and NSWC were at the top of standings. Formerly known as the the Can-Am Super Series, the tournament Read More »

BWC Prep finish on top of OK Rockets Icebreaker

  September 17, 2016 Six teams from the BC Major Midget League, seven from Canadian Sports School Hockey League, and one from the US-based North American Prospects League faced off at the Capital News Centre, Friday, September 9 through Sunday, September 11, in the annual Ice Breaker Tournament, hosted by the Okanagan Rockets. The Cariboo Cougars from Prince Read More »

CSSHL E15 newcomer WVA open with W

    September 16, 2016 Cooper Connell (West Vancouver, BC) scored the winner late as West Van Academy won their Canadian Sport School Hockey League debut with a 4-3 victory over the Yale Hockey Academy in Elite 15s Division action on Friday afternoon. Connell found the back of the net with less than three minutes to Read More »

SA’s Marcus Mitchell commits to Mich Tech

  September 16, 2016 Salmon Arm Silverbacks forward Marcus Mitchell (10.12.98) has committed to the Michigan Tech Huskies of the for the 2018-19 season. “Marcus had a very good rookie season last year and put himself on the radar with many NCAA schools to start this season and after his visit a few weeks ago Read More »

Giants to honor Gordie Howe

  September 16, 2016 The Vancouver Giants announced Wednesday that the hockey club will honour late co-owner, Mr. Hockey, Gordie Howe at the 2016/17 home opener against the Everett Silvertips on September 23rd at the Langley Events Centre. “Gordie was a big part of the franchise from the start,” said majority owner Ron Toigo. “Along Read More »

21 WHL alumni competing in World Cup

  A total of 21 WHL graduates will be competing in the upcoming World Cup of Hockey in Toronto. Three former Kelowna Rockets players make up the second most from one club in the WHL. Shea Weber (2001-2005), who won the 2005 playoff MVP award for the Rockets, will be competing for Team Canada. Leon Draisaitl Read More »

BWC-NSWC West Coast Bantam Prospects – Day 1

  September 16, 2016 The first day  of the fourth annual BWC-NSWC Bantam A1 preseason tourney has wrapped up, with eight games complete. Formerly known as the the Can-Am Super Series, the tournament is now called the West Coast Bantam Prospects Tournament, and this year features two US clubs, three BC MHA teams, one BC-based academy team, and the Read More »

Delta E15 win BWC Icebreaker

  September 12, 2016 The Burnaby Winter Club E15 club hosted a season opening Ice-Breaker tournament on the weekend, which featured a number of the top teams in the Pacific North West and Alberta, and bunch of close games. The eight team showcase weekend featured two pools of four teams. Each team played a three Read More »

Schedule for BWC-NSWC North West Bantam Prospects set

  September 12, 2016 The schedule for fourth annual BWC-NSWC Bantam A1 ice-breaker has been set. Formerly known as the the Can-Am Super Series, the tournament is now called the North West Bantam Prospects Tournament, and this year features two US clubs, three minor MHA teams, one academy team, and the two Lower Mainland Winter Read More »

Trimmed Rockets – Blazers re-ignite in pre-season rematch

    September 8, 2016 Kelowna – Every Rockets fan is very familiar with the Kamloops Blazers. The Blazers are not only the Rockets closest rival, but arguably its most heated rival. Throughout the years the two teams have had heated battles on countless occasions. Just last spring the two went head to head in Read More »