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Vipes and Vees lead BCHL, but lots of tight races in play

December 5, 2017 Current BCHL Standings: The Interior Division Vernon Vipers and Penticton Vees are duking it out for top honors in the BCHL, as the only two teams with a +.700 winning percentage so far. The Vees are three points back of the first place Vipers, but have four games in hand at the Read More »

Cages mandatory for BC Junior B players next year

  December 5, 2017 Below is the announcement from BC Hockey today regarding full face protection for Junior B players starting next season. Interestingly, the Ontario Hockey Association has already instituted the rule for both Junior B and Junior A leagues in Ontario, affecting 112 teams, for the current season (photo above is a current Read More »

BCHL leads Team Canada West World Jr. A picks

  December 5, 2017 CALGARY – The rosters for Team Canada East and Team Canada West are set for the 2017 World Junior A Challenge in Truro, N.S., set for Dec. 10 to 16. On Team Canada West, four players (Riese Gaber, Kyle Johnson, Carter Turnbull, Jonny Tychonick) return to the line-up from last year, with Read More »

BCMML Week 11 – Wild one in Surrey, Hawks increase lead

  December 4, 2017 Week 11 of BC Major Midget League wrapped up this weekend, marking the half-way point of the regular season, with all teams having played 20 games. Overview: With another two game sweep, last week’s new leader Valley West Hawks – edged another two points ahead of the second place Cariboo Cougars. Read More »

BWC Bantam Prep – great results in Alberta

  December 4, 2017 After 16 regular season games, BWC remain in sixth place of the CSSHL Bantam Prep division, after posting a 5-3-0 record to start the season, and improving slightly to 5-2-1 over their last eight games. But standings don’t always tell the real story, and after their success this past weekend, BWC Read More »

LA Jr Kings take Rocky Mountain Bantam Tourney

    December 4, 2017 Delta Academy came back from this year’s Rocky Mountain bantam tournament, hosted by North West Calgary Athletic Association, November 8-11, as the top contender from BC, falling just short of medal in the bronze medal game vs Airdrie Xtreme. The 6-1 loss in the bronze was a disappointing finish for Read More »

BCHL announce Exposure camp for 03s and 04s

  December 4, 2017 The BCHL has announced details for the 2018 BCHL Exposure Camp for players born in 2003 and 2004. There will be two camps – in Richmond, May 19-21 and in West Kelowna, July 18-20. “The BCHL Exposure Camp provides talented prospects the ability to showcase their skills directly to BCHL coaches, scouts Read More »

Blake and Chelios – Two ex NCAA grads inducted into IIHF Hall of Fame

  December 4, 2017 Rob Blake, Chris Chelios, Daniel Alfredsson and Jere Lehtinen are among eight people voted into the International Ice Hockey Federation Hall of Fame for 2018. The induction ceremony will be held in Copenhagen, Denmark, during the final weekend of the 2018 IIHF World Championship, which is scheduled for May 4-20. Blake, Read More »

CSSHL Female Prep – 14 commit to NCAA and U Sports

  November 30, 2017 CSSHL With the NCAA’s early National Letter of Intent signing period now over, 14 current CSSHL Female Prep students have already made up their mind as to the next step in their academic and athletic careers. Of the commits, five are playing out the Okanagan Hockey Academy in Penticton, four are Read More »

CSSHL Midget Prep – BWC and Delta sweep in Edmonton

  November 28, 2017 There was no change at the top of the CSSHL Midget Prep division after an exciting weekend of Showcase hockey in Northern Alberta, as the two top BC teams, BWC and Delta continued to post wins, against tough competition. Both top teams swept their three game series in Edmonton last weekend, Read More »

BCMML Week 10 – Hawks on top as Cougars rest

  November 28, 2017 Week 10 of BC Major Midget League wrapped up on the weekend, with a new team on top of the leaderboard. The Valley West Hawks have been chasing the Cariboo Cougars for top billing since Week 5, while holding a pair of games in hand over the span. This weekend the Read More »

BCHL standings – Smokies, Vipers leading at half way mark

    November 23, 2017 The BCHL regular season is fast approaching the mid-way point of the 58 game schedule, and although a couple of teams have edged ahead of the pack,  there are still a number teams within striking distance. League leaders Trail Smoke Eaters and Vernon Vipers are just two and three wins Read More »

PCAHA Bantam Rankings

  2017-2018 BANTAM RANKINGS – CSSHL & PCAHA November 22, 2017 Here are the latest Hockey Hub rankings for Bantam teams in the Pacific Coast Amateur Hockey Association, which encompasses Greater Vancouver, the Fraser Valley and Sunshine Coast. A word of caution as these early regular season rankings are based purely on winning percentage (without Read More »

CSSHL Bantam Rankings

    2017-2018 BANTAM RANKINGS – CSSHL November 22, 2017 Below are the latest Hockey Hub rankings for Bantam teams in the Canadian Sports School Hockey Leagues (Prep and Varsity). But first some background, as in the past, the majority of top Bantam teams in BC were PCAHA teams from the Lower Mainland, with perhaps Read More »

St. George’s win Hounds tourney, Delta take bronze

  November 22, 2017 St. George’s Academy, the newest Canadian Sports School Hockey League bantam team, have returned to home to Vancouver as Champions of 45th Annual Medicine Hat Hounds Major Bantam tournament. The tournament has long been regarded as hosting many of the top bantam teams in Western Canada, although for the last few Read More »

Idle BWC E15 slip one spot as Edge post 3W press for 1st

      November 22, 2017 After a bye weekend, BWC E15 – now in fourth place in the CSSHL first year midget division, will finish the month with three games November 24-26, in a Friday-Saturday home and home vs West Van (3-9-2), and a Sunday game at West Hills Arena vs last place Pacific Read More »

BCMML Week 9 – Cougars defend the den, Hawks soar

  November 20, 2017 Week 9 of BC Major Midget League now complete, and the two leaders are starting to separate themselves from the pack. One more week marks the halfway point of the regular season.   Cougars vs NW Giants In a big weekend at home in Prince George, the Cougars pulled off a Read More »

Canada – Russia – World Juniors prep series recap

  November 20, 2017 The 15th edition of the CIBC Canada Russia Series was one of the most intense yet as Russia, beaten badly in Game 1 of the series, battled back to win Game 6 and tie the series 9-9 in points. The tie meant a shootout finale to determine the winner, the first Read More »

28 BCHL players invited to Team Canada West selection camp

November 20, 2017 CALGARY – Hockey Canada and the Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL), with assistance from NHL Central Scouting, have invited 100 players from across the country to selection camps in advance of the 2017 World Junior A Challenge. From the West, a group of 60 players will assemble in Calgary, December 2-5 for four Read More »

WHL Roundup & Standings – Royals stop Americans

  WHL Roundup November 19, 2017 by Robert Murray Victoria Royals (7) at Tri-City Americans (3) Victoria (16-7-1-0) // Tri-City (13-6-2-0) Matthew Phillips (Calgary Flames) had a pair of goals and an assist and four other Victoria Royals had multi-point efforts as they ended the home undefeated run by the Tri-City Americans. Morgan Geekie (Carolina Hurricanes) and Nolan Yaremko Read More »

BWC Bantam Prep – split first half of November

  November 14, 2017 After a slow start to their schedule, BWC Bantam Prep are slowly moving up the games played column as the new BWC player in the CSSHL bantam prep division. And after a surprising loss to open the month, appear to be also making progress in converting shots on goal into wins. Read More »

Mem Cup Pats acquire Fleury from Kootenay

    November 14, 2017 by Troy Fleece, Regina Leader Post A long-distance endorsement hit close to home for the newest member of the Regina Pats. After learning that Regina had acquired him in a blockbuster deal with the Kootenay Ice on Monday, defenceman Cale Fleury eagerly shared the news during a brief phone conversation Read More »

WHL Roundup & Standings

    November 15, 2017 WHL Roundup Red Deer Rebels (5) at Victoria Royals (3) Red Deer (9-11-1-0) // Victoria (14-7-1-0) Not many WHL teams have made the journey to Vancouver Island and picked up a regulation win this season, but the Red Deer Rebels can now add themselves to that list. A three-goal third period helped hold Read More »

BWC E15s edging up standings with 4W-1L November

  November 14, 2017 The BWC E15s have kicked things up a gear so far in November, with four wins vs a single loss, and are now in third place at 11-5-0 in the highly competitive E15 midget division of the Canadian Sports School Hockey League. BWC trail Edmonton-based Northern Alberta Extreme, who have a Read More »

Cariboo Cougars lead 5 BCMML teams headed to Mac’s

  November 14, 2017 The Cariboo Cougars are leading a contingent of five BCMML teams that will be making the trek to Calgary over the Christmas break, to compete in the prestigious Mac’s AAA Midget Tournament. The Cougars lead a group made up of the top five in current league standings – followed by the Read More »

Mussio sells PJHL Ice Hawks acquires BCHL Clippers

  November 12, 2017 BCHL release: The Nanaimo Clippers announced Friday the sale of their franchise has been completed and that Vancouver businessman and lawyer Wes Mussio is the team’s new majority owner. Mussio is a partner at the law firm of Mussio Goodman and is also the part owner of Backroad Mapbooks, the largest Read More »

BCMML Week 8 – Not much change

  November 12, 2017 There was not much change at the top of the BCMML after Week 8 action – as all but one series were splits. Cariboo Cougars remain in first place, after edging the T-Birds 4-3 on Saturday and then losing 7-2 on Sunday, at home in PG. In spite of the split, Read More »

BWC Midget Prep in sole possession of first place

    November 12, 2017 BWC Academy won all three games at this weekend’s CSSHL Midget Prep Showcase at the Edge School in Calgary, to move into sole possession of first place. With a record of 15-1-1 OTL, and 31 points, BWC are now two points ahead of Delta, and four up on Yale. Delta Read More »

U17 USA jump out to early lead and hang on for gold

  November 11, 2017 Fort St. John, BC Jason La Rose DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – Cole Caufield scored a hat trick, Jack Hughes added four points to his tournament-leading total and the United States claimed a fifth gold medal at the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge with a 6-4 win over Canada Red on Saturday night. Read More »