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CSSHL – Midget Prep – Yale complete 5 game weekend sweep, now #1

    October 16, 2017 The Yale Lions completed their five game weekend sweep Monday afternoon with a 6-4 win over ninth place International Hockey Academy at Winsport in Calgary. The weekend sweep vaulted the Lions into first place in the CSSHL Midget Prep division, with a perfect 9-0-0 record, one win better than BWC, Read More »

CSSHL – A lot of tight races through all divisions

  October 15, 2017   Current Standings – All Divisions: Midget Prep: Very tight race at the top of this division, with four teams practically neck in neck. With a win in an unusual Monday night game, Yale could move into sole possession of first place.   TEAM GP W L OTL PTS GF GA Read More »

CSSHL – Midget Prep – Yale make big move on weekend

  October 15, 2017 The main action in the CSSHL Midget Prep division this weekend was at Winsport in Calgary. Banff Academy hosted a Showcase featuring four BC teams – Yale, Pursuit of Excellence, West Vancouver, and Shawnigan Lake along with Calgary-based Edge and IHA (International Hockey Academy), plus Coeur d’Alene from Idaho. Abbotsford’s Yale Read More »

WHL Sunday Roundup – Hawks Rout Rockets

    October 15, 2017 by Robert Murray Kelowna Rockets (2) at Portland Winterhawks (8)  Kelowna (4-3-1-1) // Portland (8-1-0-0) Throughout a 72-game regular season, it’s important for all WHL clubs to be models of consistency. The Portland Winterhawks definition of consistency continued to be elevated Sunday as they put on another offensive clinic in an 8-2 win at Read More »

BCMML Week 4

  October 15, 2017 Week 4 of the  BCMML schedule is now complete, with 10 teams seeing action. This week Thompson Blazers had the bye week. All but one series was a sweep. After the dust settled, Fraser Valley Thunderbirds had moved into first place, with two wins over former #1 Vancouver NW Giants. The T-Birds Read More »

BCHL – Friday Game Recaps – Lots of OT and 1G games!

  October 14, 2017 Penticton 3 – Merritt 2 OT After a pair of late goals by Jonny Tychonick to set the stage for overtime, Grant Cruikshank scored the winner in the extra session for 3-2 Penticton Vees win over the host Merritt Centennials. There was no scoring in the first and Merritt’s Colten Gerlib Read More »

WHL Friday Round up

October 14, 2017 by Robert Murray Here’s a wrap of the Friday night games in the Western Hockey League. Kamloops Blazers (4)  at Prince George Cougars (1)   Kamloops (1-9-0-0) // Prince George (3-4-2-0) The Kamloops Blazers came ready to play Friday against the Prince George Cougars, earning their first win of the 2017-18 regular season at the CN Read More »

Cassidy Bowes commits to Wolverines

    October 13, 2017 Time will tell, but perhaps the new coaching staff at the University of Michigan will see more BCHLers head there over the next few years. One indication that might be the case is the commitment this week of Penticton Vees forward Cassidy Bowes to the Wolverines. Michigan’s new head coach Read More »

WHL Sunday Roundup

      October 9, 2017 by Robert Murray Here’s a wrap of the Sunday games in the Western Hockey League this weekend. Victoria Royals and Swift Current Broncos lead the league with 6-0-0 records. Portland Winterhawks are at 5-1-0 and Kelowna Rockets are 4-1-0-1 SOL. (Scroll down to see standings).   Seattle Thunderbirds (4) at Read More »

BCMML Week 3

  October 9, 2017 The BCMML schedule returned to normal this week, after last weekend’s Richmond Oval Showcase, with 10 teams in action for week three on Saturday and Sunday. Valley West had the bye week. The Okanagan Rockets hosted the Vancouver NW Giants at the Capital News Centre, but dropped both games to Giants, 6-4 Read More »

32nd Chilliwack Bantam – NAX win Championship

    October 9, 2017 The 32th Annual Chilliwack Bantam AAA tournament wrapped up this afternoon, with Northern Alberta Extreme winning the Elite Division championship with a 6-2 victory over OHA Penticton. In the AAA division, Delta White shutout Calgary 6-0. In the semi-finals Sunday evening, Northern Alberta downed cross-town rivals OHA Edmonton 6-4; while OHA Read More »

Rockets Dube Shines in second OT Win vs PG

    October 8, 2017 by Kevin Bains The Kelowna Rockets defeated the Prince George Cougars 4-3 in overtime on Saturday night at the CN Centre in Prince George, to make it two overtime wins in a row over the Cougars. The Rockets opened up the scoring 11:51 into the opening frame on the power Read More »

BCHL – Game Recaps

  October 8, 2017 Here are recaps from Saturday games in the BCHL. Scroll down for current standings. PG Spruce Kings 4 – Surrey Eagles 3 Layton Ahac’s goal at 14:26 of the third was the only goal of the final frame and was the winner for the Prince George Spruce Kings in a 4-3 Read More »

Blazers acquire Jeri-Leon, Holowko to SFU

      October 8, 2017 The Kamloops Blazers have acquired 17-year-old center Keltie Jeri-Leon from the Tri-City Americans in exchange for a seventh-round pick in the 2018 Western Hockey League Bantam Draft. Jeri-Leon is a 5-foot-10 and 195-pound right shot forward from West Kelowna, B.C. He played with the Americans last season and had two Read More »

Successful weekend for BWC Midget Prep in Winnipeg

  October 8, 2017 Burnaby Winter Club Midget Prep wrapped up their Rink Showcase Weekend in Winnipeg with a 5-0 win over a depleted Pursuit of Excellence squad, to complete another three game sweep and improve to 8-0-0 on the season. The win, combined with Delta’s 5-2 loss to Rink in their final game of Read More »

32nd Chilliwack Bantam AAA Elite semis set

    October 8, 2017 The Elite Division semi-finals are now set for the 32th Annual Chilliwack Bantam AAA tournament. The games will get underway Sunday afternoon, with OHA Penticton facing St. Georges, and OHA Edmonton facing Northern Alberta – all CSSHL Academy teams.. In the Elite Division – four teams – OHA Penticton, St. Read More »

BWC, Delta, Rink, OHA Red Midget Prep win Saturday

  October 7, 2017 The first ever Rink-hosted CSSHL Midget Prep Showcase continued Saturday in Winnipeg, with all eight Academy teams in action again. Five BC-based teams – BWC, Delta, Pacific Coast, OHA Red, and Pursuit of Excellence, two Alberta-based teams – Northern Alberta (NAX) and OHA Edmonton, and host Rink Academy round out the Read More »

WHL Friday Roundup: Rockets down Cougars 7-6 OT

October 7, 2017 Here’s a round up of the action in the WHL Friday night. Kelowna Rockets (7) at Prince George Cougars (6)  OT Kelowna (3-1-0-1) // Prince George (2-3-1-0) An offensive barn burner at the CN Centre stole the spotlight on a busy Friday night as the Kelowna Rockets won a 13-goal slugfest against the Prince Read More »

NHL Central Scouting lists 5 BCHL players

    October 5, 2017 NHL Central Scouting this week unveiled its list of players to watch as the 2018 NHL Entry Draft approaches. Of the 15 Canadian Junior Hockey League players included in the list, five are from the BCHL. Wenatchee defenceman Slava Demin, Penticton defenceman Jonny Tychonick, Langley forward Brendan Budy, Chilliwack defenceman Read More »

PHJL – Early Standings & Leaders

  October 6, 2017 Here’s a quick look at current standings in the Pacific Junior Hockey League, prior to the upcoming weekend games. Delta continues on their tear, with a perfect 8-0-0 record so far. Other teams off to great starts are Abbotsford, Ridge Meadows and North Vancouver, who have only dropped two games so Read More »

4 WHL teams in CHL Top 10, Royals and Warriors make big moves

  October 6, 2017 Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League announced Wednesday the week three edition of the CHL Top-10 Rankings for the 2017-18 season. The weekly rankings of the CHL’s Top-10 teams are selected by a panel of National Hockey League scouts. The biggest move up of the week belonged to the Moose Read More »

142 WHL grads play on NHL opening day rosters

    October 6, 2017 EDMONTON – When the puck drops on the Canada West men’s hockey season this Friday, there will be no shortage of Western Hockey League graduates suiting up as student-athletes. A total of 150 players with WHL experience open the 2017-18 season, with representation on all eight CW men’s hockey rosters. Read More »

BCHL – Early Standings & Leaders

  October 6, 2017 Here’s a quick look at current standings in the BCHL, prior to the upcoming weekend games. Plus a look at the early scoring leaders. With the exception of the Penticton Vees, most teams have now played eight or nine games. The defending champion Vees have only played five – and are Read More »

32nd Chilliwack Bantam AAA Midway

    October 6, 2017 The 32th Annual Chilliwack Bantam AAA tournament is underway, featuring  24 top bantam teams from across Western Canada and the US, competing in two divisions – Elite and AAA. As has been the trend for the past three years, top ranked Canadian Sports School Hockey League Bantam Academy teams are Read More »

BWC Midget Prep open first Rink Showcase with SO win vs NAX

  October 6, 2017 The first ever Rink-hosted CSSHL Midget Prep Showcase got underway this morning at the Southdale Community Centre in Winnipeg, with a game featuring BWC and Northern Alberta Extreme. Eight Prep teams are competing in the event over the weekend, including BWC, Delta, Pacific Coast, OHA Red, and Pursuit of Excellence from Read More »

142 WHL grads play on NHL opening day rosters

  October 4, 2017 Calgary, AB – The Western Hockey League has announced that 142 WHL Alumni are on National Hockey League opening day rosters for the start of the 2017-18 season. The Vegas Golden Knights have the largest contingent of WHL Alumni on their opening night roster with nine players listed. The Calgary Flames, Read More »

It’s official: WHL approves T-Birds sale to Silent-Aire owners

  October 4, 2017 Calgary, Alta. – The WHL Board of Governors voted unanimously today to approve the sale and transfer of ownership of the Seattle Thunderbirds from Russ Farwell and his ownership group to Dan and Lindsey Leckelt, co-CEOs of Silent-Aire. The Leckelt brothers are the co-owners of Silent-Aire, an engineering and data centre Read More »

11 former CSSHL named to NHL Central scouting players to watch list

    October 3, 2017 Eleven former Canadian Sport School Hockey League student athletes have been named to the NHL Central Scouting preliminary players to watch list, which was released on Tuesday. The players to watch list is Central Scouting’s compilation of top prospects from all the major development leagues throughout North America and Europe. Read More »

CSSHL announces playoff schedule – 69 teams in Penticton

    October 4, 2017 The Canadian Sport School Hockey League has announced dates and details surrounding the 2018 CSSHL Championships. The event will be held March 9-18, 2018 in Penticton, B.C., with all 69 teams, both male and female, in action over the course of the 10-day event, an increase of 20 teams from Read More »