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NV Wolf Pack off to great start

  Rookie Jono Holloway of the North Van Wolf Pack made 31 saves to record his first PJHL shutout in a 1-0 win over Grandview Saturday. Photo North Van Wolf Pack.  September 18, 2017 Courtesy North Shore News In week two of the PJHL season the North Van Wolf Pack added two wins to sit Read More »

BCHL weekend recap

  September 17, 2017 Here are summaries of BCHL game action over the weekend, along with league standings (scroll to end) to date. Most teams have played three or four games so far, though defending champion Penticton Vees have only played two. Powell River, Vernon and Prince George have opened the early divisional leads.   Read More »

BWC Midget Prep open regular season with 2Ws

  September 17, 2017 The Burnaby Winter Club Midget Prep Academy opened the Canadian Sports School Hockey League regular season this weekend with two wins on the Island, downing Shawnigan Lake 5-2 on Saturday, and the Pacific Coast Hockey Academy 8-6 on Sunday morning. Last weekend the team won two exhibition tilts vs Okanagan Hockey Academy Read More »

NV’s Mack Gray notches first in AJHL opener

September 16, 2017 It was an ideal start to the 2017-18 AJHL season for the Lloydminster Bobcats Friday night at the Centennial Civic Centre. Opening their season at home against the Bonnyville Pontiacs, the Bobcats doubled-up their Viterra North Division rival 4-2. “I thought the guys played really well,” said Bobcats Assistant Coach Taylor Holt. Read More »

WHL Pre-season Friday night recap

September 15, 2017   The second last day of the Western Hockey League’s pre-season schedule saw five games take place across the league Friday night. Here are the recaps: Kamloops Blazers (5) at Prince George Cougars (3) Kamloops (2-2-0-1) // Prince George (3-3-0-0) It’s not about how you start, but how you finish, a statement that rang Read More »

Canadian Born, Texas Taught

September 13, 2017 VERNON FIDDLER RETIRED / NHL I’m retiring today. I know, I know. I really thought I was going to play longer than Jagr, too. But here we are. I’m going to get to how an undrafted kid from Alberta played almost 900 games in the NHL — and also how Joffrey Lupul Read More »

Dear Vancouver, from the Sedans

  September 7, 2017 Dear Vancouver, Before this season begins, we wanted to write a letter to the city, and to everyone who has supported us for the past 17 years. Aside from being brothers, we have always been best friends, and we have played together on the same line since we were 12 years Read More »

BWC E15s win own Ice Breaker

September 10, 2017 The Burnaby Winter Club E15 opened with a strong weekend, completing a 4 game sweep and the championship in their annual Ice Breaker Tournament at Planet Ice Coquitlam and Great Pacific Forum. The Lions finished with 5-0 win vs the Okanagan Hockey Academy to take the honors. In earlier games, BWC downed Read More »

BWC Midget Prep finish pre-season 2nd win vs OHA

  September 9, 2017 The Burnaby Winter Club Midget Prep Academy team completed their two-game pre-season opener in Penticton Saturday with a second win over Okanagan Academy. After opening with a 9-2 win vs OHA White on Friday, BWC followed up with a 6-2 decision vs OHA Red. BWC’s Kazeem Bapoo opened the scoring about six Read More »

WHL pre-season underway

  September 9, 2017 By Robert Murray A nine-game schedule Friday in Western Hockey League pre-season action brought teams a day closer to the regular season while the battle for roster spots and starting jobs continued across the league.   Portland Winterhawks (8) at Kootenay ICE (3) Portland (3-2-0-0) // Kootenay (0-2-0-0) The Winterhawks’ offence Read More »

BCHL season opens

  September 9, 2017 The BCHL got underway last night – here are the recaps from Day 1.   Surrey 5-4 OT vs Langley Despite falling behind 3-0 early in the second period, the Surrey Eagles rallied and wound up getting the OT winner from newly acquired Ryan Brushett in a 5-4 home win over Read More »

Okanagan Rockets Ice Breaker opens

  September 9, 2017 The Okanagan Rockets Major Midgets opened their annual Ice Breaker tournament last night, with six games on the schedule. The Rockets dropped their opener 6-3 vs the Valley West Hawks. Both teams are BC Major Midget League teams. In other games, Everett Elite Hockey U16s of the North American Prospects League, Read More »

BWC Midget Prep open pre-season with 9-2 win

September 9, 2017 The Burnaby Winter Club Midget Prep Academy team opened their pre-season in Penticton last night, with a 9-2 win over Okanagan Hockey Academy White, on goals from eight players. BWC fell behind 2-1 early in the first before tying it up on a goal from Tyler Schleppe (Tom Sweeney) and then taking a Read More »

Reichel hattie opens Rebel pre-season

September 2, 2007 by Greg Meachem Rebels 5 Hitmen 3 Playing his first official game as a Red Deer Rebel, Kristian Reichel couldn’t have hoped for a more successful debut. The 19-year-old Czech Republic native scored just 19 seconds into Friday’s WHL preseason tournament contest at the Centrium, then added two more goals to lead Read More »

Cougars open with a pre-season win

  September 2, 2017 Vladislav Mikhalchuk scored twice and Kody McDonald scored late, as the Prince George Cougars topped the Edmonton Oil Kings 3-2 in WHL pre-season action at the Enmax Centrium in Red Deer, Alberta. GAME STATS McDonald snapped a 2-2 tie in the third, as he tracked a bouncing puck to the net, Read More »

Giants down to 35 into pre-season game

      September 1, 2017   The Giants have pared main camp prospects to 35 in preparation for pre-season. Remaining players include: Goaltenders (5): Trent Miner (01) Todd Scott (00) Jacob Wassermann (00) David Tendeck (99) Ryan Kubic (98)   Defencemen (10): Tanner Brown (02) Bowen Byram (01) Kaleb Bulych (00) Alex Kannok-Leipert (00) Read More »

T-birds sign Byrks, Schwebius, McNelly and Huo

  KENT, August 30, 2017 — Seattle Thunderbirds general manager Russ Farwell has announced the signing of four players to WHL Standard Player Agreements. Centers Graeme Bryks, goalie Cole Schwebius, defenseman Cade McNelly and center Samuel Huo. All four players are eligible to play in the T-Birds first preseason game on Friday against the Vancouver Read More »

Giants down T-birds in pre-season opener

  September 1, 2017 The Vancouver Giants defeated the Seattle Thunderbirds 3-1 Friday morning in the first game for both teams at the Delta Hotels Preseason Classic at Xfinity Arena in Everett. Play will continue Saturday when the T-Birds face the Everett Silvertips Saturday, September 2 at 7:00 pm. The Classic ends for the T-Birds Read More »

Rockets pare to 33 in advance of pre-season game

  September 1, 2017 Main Camp Roster Update The Kelowna Rockets wrapped up their main camp Thursday in preparation of their first preseason match up vs the Victoria Royals at home Saturday. The Rockets reassigned James Bohn, Cole Brooks, Jared Bucci, Caden Creasy, Cole De Koninck, Dylan Esau, Jordan Frey, Brett Fudger, Brandon MacKenzie-Kochen, Carter Read More »

PG Cougars camp wrap – Black now 5-0

    August 29, 2017 The Prince George Cougars main camp wrapped up Monday night with the traditional Black vs White game. And again, for the fifth year in a row, Black prevailed, capitalizing on a late penalty to claim the Rob Charney Cup. On their third power-play of the game, Team Black’s O’Rourke busted Read More »

Returning Royals ready for action

August 28, 2017 by Cleve Dheenshaw, Times Colonist With the Victoria Royals having no first-round Western Hockey League bantam draft picks in 2016 or 2017, there is little buzz surrounding this weekend’s Royals rookie camp, although this is a team known for drafting well in the mid and late rounds. Make no mistake, the veteran-laden Read More »

Kelowna Rockets camp – Day 2 recap

August 28, 2017   The Kelowna Rockets main camp continued on Sunday morning with day two. “Camp’s going really good! I’ve played two scrimmages and practiced once so far. I was a little tired from the five K run and all the testing but other than that it’s good so far,” Rockets forward Tomas Soustal Read More »

PG Cougars camp – Day 2 recap

August 26, 2017  After fitness testing, orientation and a Young Guns Game, Saturday was highlighted by five scrimmages at Prince George Cougars Training Camp inside the CN Centre. It was the first real opportunity for the roughly 100 players in attendance to make an impression on the Cougars’ brass. The veterans did what many expected Read More »

PG Spruce Kings camp wraps Sunday a.m.

    August 25, 2017 by Ted Clarke, Prince George Citizen Adam Maglio’s initiation as a B.C. Hockey League head coach is about to begin. The 31-year-old native of Nelson has had four months to get used to the fact he will be calling the shots behind the Prince George Spruce Kings bench since Chad Read More »

PG Cougars camp underway

  August 25, 2017 The Prince George Cougars launched their 2017 training camp today, with registration, the annual Rookie game, and goalie sessions kicking off day one. Five teams hit the ice Sunday in a series of of games that wrap up Monday with a Black and White Intersquad game. Friday, August 25 4:00 PM Read More »

Rockets wrap rookie camp

  August 25, 2017   by Kevin Bain Friday morning marked the end of the Kelowna Rockets rookie camp, and the start of main camp. Since Tuesday morning six teams of rookies have been battling out two games a day with the final game for each team going this morning. Kelowna’s 6th round selection in the Read More »

BCHL College Commitments

    August 24, 2017 Here’s the list of 147 BCHL players from the 2016-2017 season who have NCAA commitments for the coming season and next. Penticton leads the pack with 19 commitments, followed by Wenatachee – 15, Langley and Chilliwack – 13, and Victoria and Vernon – 11. In the next group, Alberni, Coquitlam, Read More »

Cents down Silverbacks in first ex game

  August 24, 2017 Merritt Centennials down the Salmon Arm Silverbacks 7-4 last night, in their first exhibition game of season 45 at home. The Cents played a lineup of consisting of all prospects with the exception of veteran Zach Court. Head coach and GM Joe Martin says 8 players were released before the game, Read More »

Vees down Warriors in first ex game

  August 24, 2017 Cassidy Bowes’ hat trick led the Penticton Vees to a 6-3 road win over the West Kelowna Warriors last night in the teams’ first pre-season exhibition game. Lineups:       Read More »