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Sharks 6-3 win delivers 3-2 lead over Blues

May 23, 2016 ST. LOUIS — Joe Pavelski had two goals and an assist and Joe Thornton had three assists in the San Jose Sharks’ 6-3 win against the St. Louis Blues in Game 5 of the Western Conference Final at Scottrade Center on Monday. The Sharks have a 3-2 lead in the best-of-7 series and can go to the Read More »

Red Deer bounces back in Game 2

May 22, 2016 By Kyle Cicerella, The Canadian Press Helewka, DeBrusk supply bulk of offence as tournament hopes remain alive for host team The Red Deer Rebels sold off parts of the future in an attempt to win the 2016 Memorial Cup as the host team. It paid off on Sunday. Adam Helewka scored twice and Read More »

Wheaties drop game 1 at Memorial Cup

May 22, 2016 Red Deer, AB – The Brandon Wheat Kings had the flash and dazzle in the final 20 minutes, getting a highlight reel goal from John Quenneville, but the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies escaped with two points in Game 2 of the MasterCard Memorial Cup in Red Deer on Saturday. Despite being outshot 20-4 in the Read More »

Quenneville goal makes headlines, but Wheaties drop game 1

  May 22, 2016 By Greg Wyshynski, Puck Daddy The Rouyn-Noranda Huskies and the Brandon Wheat Kings battled in the Memorial Cup on Saturday night, as the Canadian junior tournament rolled on in Red Deer. In the third period, John Quenneville of the Wheat Kings combined with Ivan Provorov for what might be the goal of 2016 Read More »

Niagara Falls native leads West Kelowna on Cup run

May 17, 2016 by Dan Marrazza It’s not about what you know, but who you know. When it comes to the West Kelowna Warriors, a traditionally strong, but normally not championship-calibre team in the British Columbia Hockey League, who they knew, perhaps more than what they knew, might be the main reason they’re playing in Read More »

West Kelowna on to RBC Cup Final

  May 22, 2016 with files from Wayne Moore, castanet.net The West Kelowna Warriors are headed to the RBC Cup final after downing Alberta champs Brooks Bandits 4-1 in the semifinal May 21. They will now face host team, Lloydminster Bobcats, in the final at 3:00 pm Pacific on Sunday. The Bobcats advanced on a Read More »

West Kelowna move into first place at RBC Cup

  May 18, 2016 by Jason La Rose WARRIORS CLOSE OUT PRELIMINARY ROUND WITH WIN OVER CANADIANS LLOYDMINSTER, Alta./Sask. – Jonathan Desbiens had a goal and an assist to pace the offence, and the West Kelowna Warriors closed out their preliminary round schedule at the 2016 RBC Cup with a 4-1 win over the Carleton Read More »

BWC E15 Alumni Kyle Johnson commits to Yale

    May 18, 2016 BWC E15 alum Kyle Johnson has committed to Yale University. Johnson, 17, spent the 2013-14 season with the BWC Hockey Academy Elite 15s team, netting 14 points (9-5-14) in 24 CSSHL games.  He also won Top Student-Athlete award for the 15 team. “Kyle had other options available, but he decided to Read More »

Preds sign Rockets Justin Kirkland

  May 16, 2016 Nashville Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced Monday that the club has signed 2014 third round selection Justin Kirkland to a three-year, entry-level contract. Kirkland, 19 (8/2/96), amassed 67 points (31g-36a) in 69 games with the Western Hockey League’s Kelowna Rockets in 2015-16, his third season with the club. Read More »

Abby’s Herron signs with MJ Warriors

    May 17, 2016 Moose Jaw Warriors General Manager Alan Millar has announced that forward Brayden Tracey and defenseman Austin Herron have committed to the Warriors and the Western Hockey League by signing a standard player agreement. Tracey, 5’11/160lbs, is from Calgary, Alberta and was selected by the Warriors in the 1st round, 21st overall, at Read More »

Czechs finish first in Group A, meet USA in QF

    May 17, 2016, Moscow by Andy Potts The Czechs clinched top spot in Group A with a 5-4 victory over Switzerland. That result sets up a quarter-final match-up against the USA here in Moscow, while condemning the Swiss to an early exit from the tournament. The Czech win also sparked celebrations for Denmark, which Read More »

Suomi the real deal as Finns shut out Canucks

  May 18, 2016 by John Sanful Finland earned a decisive 4-0 victory over previously undefeated Canada in the final game of the preliminary round of the IIHF World Championship in Moscow. Finland scored three goals in the second period and finished atop Group B and will now face Denmark in the quarter-finals at Yubileiny Arena on Read More »

Vee’s Jost named National Player of the Year

  May 16, 2016 by Paul Edmonds   Spend 20 minutes with Tyson Jost and it becomes quickly apparent why he wore the ‘C’ so often this season. He’s driven, focused, talented, humble and well spoken. His junior coach calls him a ‘special individual’ and the list of awards and accolades he’s already received could rival Read More »

West Kelowna bounce back in SO

May 17, 2016 by Jason La Rose LLOYDMINSTER, Alta./Sask. – Liam Blackburn scored the lone goal of the shootout in Round 5, and the West Kelowna Warriors handed the Trenton Golden Hawks their first loss of the 2016 RBC Cup, 4-3 on Tuesday afternoon. West Kelowna is now in third place after three games in the preliminary Read More »

West Kelowna lose game 2 to Brooks rival

  May 15, 2016 by Jason La Rose LLOYDMINSTER, Alta./Sask. –Logan Mick had two goals and an assist, helping the Brooks Bandits to their first win of the 2016 RBC Cup, 4-1 over the West Kelowna Warriors on Sunday night in a heated match-up between West Region rivals. The meeting was the third between the teams Read More »

West Kelowna win RBC opener 5-2

    May 14, 2016 by Jason La Rose LLOYDMINSTER, Alta./Sask. – Jonathan Desbiens and Jake LeBrun had two goals each, and the West Kelowna Warriors scored four times on special teams to beat the host Lloydminster Bobcats 5-2 in the opening game for both Saturday at the 2016 RBC Cup. West Kelowna converted on its Read More »

Wheaties end 20 year drought, head to Mem Cup

  Seattle, WA – The 20 year wait is over for the Brandon Wheat Kings and their fans throughout western Manitoba. The Wheat Kings captured the Ed Chynoweth Cup Friday night, doubling up on the Seattle Thunderbirds 8-4 to become the 50th Western Hockey League Champions. The win was Brandon’s third WHL Title since joining the League in 1967 Read More »

Ellis joining Team Canada

May 15, 2016 by Martin Merk Hockey Canada announced that Ryan Ellis (Nashville Predators) is being added to Canada’s National Men’s Team following Saturday’s 5-0 win over Slovakia. “We had the opportunity to add one more experienced, puck-moving defenceman,” said co-general manager George McPhee of Ellis’ addition to the roster. “Ryan is very familiar with these Read More »

Germans stun USA, move on

  May 15, 2016 by John Sanful Since losing their first two games of the 2016 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship, Germany has been surging in Group B. Big wins against Slovakia, Belarus, and now the Americans, have given them new life as they are now moving into the next round. It was the first regulation-time Read More »

Canada continues to roll, now 5-0

May 14, 2016 by John Sanful Canada and Slovakia are a tale of two teams. Both started the 2016 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship winning their first two games. Since then, Slovakia has lost its last three and Canada has won its last three, including today. Canada remains tied with Finland atop Group B with fifteen points. Read More »

T-Birds dodge bullet with 6-1 win in Game 4

  May 11, 2016 True and Gropp each score twice in 6-1 win over Brandon KENT, WA  Facing elimination after losing a tough 3-2 OT decision in their first home game, the Seattle Thunderbirds roared back to life with a 6-1 win over the Brandon Wheat Kings in their second home game Wednesday night. Alexander Read More »

Canada downs Germany, now 4-0

    May 12, 2016 Canada encountered a determined German squad that tied the score 2-2 after two periods. A rally in the final twenty minutes led to a Canada win that keeps them atop Group B of the IIHF Ice Hockey World Championships in St. Petersburg. Riding the wave of their win over Slovakia, Read More »

Russian stars land in St. Petersburg

  The new trio of the Russian national team went immediately after the landing to the metro station Avtozavodskaya not far from the Ice Palace and laid flowers at a war memorial; at the same place the team did on Victory Day four days ago. “It’s better to honour the veterans late than never, right?” Read More »

West Kelowna set for RBC Cup National Championships

  May 13, 2016 The West Kelowna Warriors have been in uncharted waters for some time now but so far, it hasn’t bothered them. With the Fred Page Cup (BC title) and Crescent Point Energy Western Canada Cup (Western Canada) titles in their bag already, this is the farthest into the post season the franchise has ever Read More »

Prince George Cougars Bantam Draft Picks

  It was a historic day for the Prince George Cougars who added nine more players to the fold on Thursday at the 2016 WHL Bantam Draft. For the first time ever the Cougars selected ninth overall, and for the first time ever the Cougars selected a goaltender with their first round pick. Taylor Gauthier (Calgary, Read More »

Kootenay Ice Bantam Draft Picks

  Calgary, AB – Garnet Kazuik, Director of Scouting for the Kootenay ICE Hockey Club today announced the Club has selected Forward Peyton Krebs with the first overall pick in the 2016 WHL Bantam Draft. The 27th annual WHL Bantam Draft began at 8:30 am today in Calgary and is for players born in 2001 Read More »

Victoria Royals Bantam Draft Picks

    Calgary, AB- The Victoria Royals selected 11 players at the 2016 WHL Bantam Draft in Calgary, May 6. Three players hailed from British Columbia, two from Saskatchewan and one each from Manitoba and Alberta. Victoria’s remaining four selections were drafted from the United States;  three from Minnesota and one from Colorado. By position the Royals selected seven Read More »

Kamloops Blazers Bantam Draft Picks

    Calgary, AB – The Kamloops Blazers selected 11 players in the 2016 WHL Bantam Draft in Calgary on Thursday. In the first round, 15th overall the Blazers selected forward Massimo Rizzo from Burnaby. The 5’11” forward had 137 points in 61 games this season. In the second round, the Blazers went to Saskatchewan to choose Connor Zary from Saskatoon. Read More »

Kelowna Rockets Bantam Draft Picks

    The Kelowna Rockets added 11 prospects to its stable of young players on Thursday in Calgary at the 2016 WHL Bantam Draft. The Rockets picked four defencemen, including first overall pick Kaedan Korczak of Yorkton, SK at the draft of players born in 2001. Kelowna opened the draft by trading its first round Read More »

Vancouver Giants Bantam Draft Picks

      Here’s an overview of the Vancouver Giants eleven 2016 Bantam draft picks. 1st round (3rd overall) – Bowen Byram (D) Lethbridge Golden Hawks Bantam AAA “We’re very excited to add Bowen to our club as he was the number one player on our list. He’s a dynamic player with great offensive instincts. He also Read More »