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BWC E15 NY streak now at 5

January 18, 2017 BWC E15s started the New Year with two huge wins at home January 7-8, and this past weekend continued their streak, with three more big wins against key rivals in a Penticton showcase, including a 5-3 decision over OHA,  a solid 6-2 win against Edge, and a tough 4-3 OT win over PoE. Read More »

BCMML Week 15 – Chiefs sweep Cougars move into 2P

January 18, 2016 The North East Chiefs stepped up in a big way this past weekend, handing the league leading Caribou Cougars their first back to back losses of the season. The two wins vaulted the Chiefs into second place in the standings, a point ahead of the Okanagan Rockets who were playing at the KIMMT Read More »

38th Kelowna Elite Midget Tourney leaders emerging

  January 13, 2017 After two days, and three of the five round robin games played, leaders are emerging in 38th Annual BDO Kelowna International Elite Midget Tournament. In the six team Coast Capri division, arguably the more competitive of the two divisions, four teams are tied with 2-1-0 records and six points – OHA Read More »

BCHL Standings – Wenatchee, Vees, Grizzlies Leaders

  January 10, 2016 Here’s a quick overview of BCHL standings as the second half of the season gets underway, along with Top Snipers and Goalies. Top 3 divisional leading teams are: Wenatchee (.800), Penticton Vees (.776) and Victoria Grizzlies (.720). Chilliwack Chiefs are not far off the pace in second place in the Mainland division, at Read More »

Hurricanes add one more at deadline, Alec Baer from Giants

  January 10, 2016 By Taylor Rocca The Lethbridge Hurricanes continue to load up in hopes of a long post-season run. After striking a deal for overage forwards Matt Alfaro and Zak Zborosky Monday morning, general manager Peter Anholt continued wheeling Monday evening, trading for centre Alec Baer (1997) from the Vancouver Giants. In exchange, Read More »

Cougars acquire sniper Radovan Bondra at deadline

  January 10, 2016 By Taylor Rocca Days after acquiring Russian tower Nikita Popugaev in an unexpected deal with the Moose Jaw Warriors, the Prince George Cougars have doubled dipped in eastern Europe, landing Slovakian sniper Radovan Bondra from the Vancouver Giants on the morning of the WHL Trade Deadline. In exchange, the Cougars shipped Read More »

WHL Leaders – Regina, Everett, PG & Med Hat, Rankings

  January 10, 2016 Regina (.803), Everett (.770), Prince George (.707) and Medicine Hat (.702) are divisional leaders as the second half of the WHL season gets underway. Here’s a quick overview of the divisional standings, along with Rankings Overall, plus the Top 10 Snipers and Goalies.   BC Division Prince George have two games in hand and Read More »

BCMML Week 14 – Top 4 sweep weekend

January 9, 2016 Not much changed this past weekend after BC Major Midget League teams opened the second half of the season with five double-bills. Four of the top five teams won both their games, to add four points to their pre-break totals. Valley West Hawks were the lone exception, after losing 7-1 and 5-2 to Read More »

38th Kelowna Elite Midget Tourney set to go

  January 9, 2017 Twelve elite midget teams will be battling for honors when the 38th Annual BDO Kelowna International Elite Midget Tournament kicks off Wednesday. Ontario’s Burlington Eagles will meet OHA Red at 1:30 PM at Rutland East in the opener. The tournament is hosted by the Kelowna Fripps Warehousing Tier 1 Rockets. This year’s Read More »

BWC E15 widen lead with 2Ws to start NY

January 8, 2017 BWC E15s started the New Year with two huge wins in their opening games at home Saturday and Sunday, to take an 8 point lead over second place Edge, and widen the gap further against rivals from Delta and West Van. In game one Saturday, BWC downed West Van 4-3 in a closely fought Read More »

CSSHL Midget Prep gets underway, Delta/Edge now on top

    January 7, 2017 The Canadian Sports School Hockey League Midget Prep division got underway this weekend after the prolonged Christmas break. In response to their 10-8 pre-Christmas loss to Yale in their last meeting, December 18, Delta bounced back with a 3-2 overtime win on home ice Saturday. But in the rematch Sunday Read More »

WJC – USA prevails in shootout for Gold – game recap

  January 6, 2017 Game recap by Andrew Podnieks Troy Terry has done it again. He was the only scorer of ten shootout shooters tonight, giving the USA the gold medal in an incredible 5-4 win over Canada. Just 24 hours ago, he scored three goals in a shootout to defeat Russia and advance to today’s championship Read More »

WJC – Thomas Chabot voted Tournament MVP

    January 6, 2017 Canada’s Thomas Chabot was voted the Most Valuable Player of the 2017 IIHF World Junior Championship by the media. Chabot, a 19-year-old defenceman who plays for the QMJHL’s Saint John Sea Dogs and appeared in one NHL game this season with the Ottawa Senators, was also voted to the tournament Read More »

WJC – USA wins epic game in shoot-out vs Canada

January 6, 2017 By Lucas Ackroyd Like a great hockey team, the 2017 IIHF World Junior Championship got better every day, climaxing with the U.S.’s 5-4 shootout win over Canada for gold. Among many unforgettable memories, this final was the jewel in the crown. “Everyone had so much energy built up and was running all over Read More »

WJC – Rematch 2010 – Canada vs USA

  January 5, 2017 by Lucas Aykroyd It’s been seven years since the U.S. and Canada last battled for World Junior gold. Saskatoon 2010 was a classic, and we might get another one in Montreal. In that 2010 final, forward Jordan Eberle came up big for Canada with two late goals to tie it up, Read More »

WJC – Canada down Swedes in semi

  January 5, 2017 by Andrew Podnieks Canada rallied from a shaky start and deficits of 1-0 and 2-1 to defeat Sweden, 5-2 in Montreal last night. The win earns the hosts a spot in tonight’s gold-medal game with arch-rival United States. Julien Gauthier had two goals for Canada while Anthony Cirelli and Dylan Strome each had Read More »

WJC – Canada advance to semis

January 2, 2017 by Lucas Aykroyd Julien Gauthier scored twice in the third period to lift Canada to a 5-3 quarter-final win over the Czech Republic and set up a showdown with unbeaten Sweden. It wasn’t a picture-perfect performance for the hosts, but it was a big relief to make the final four. “In the Read More »

Kamloops Jr. Blazers 2OT and PoE Varsity win KIBIHT

  January 2, 2017 What a finish! The hometown Kamloops Jr. Blazers battled Sherwood Park Flyers to an incredible 6-5 double overtime win on Sunday to take the Bantam Tier 1 championship banner at this year’s KIBIHT. First year bantam, Logan Stankoven scored the OT winner to complete his hat-trick – and also assisted on two of other three goals. Sherwood Read More »

WJC – USA downs Canada 3-1

December 31, 2016 by Wendy Graves TORONTO, Ont. – Thomas Chabot (Sainte-Marie-de-Beauce, Que./Saint John, QMJHL) scored his second goal of the tournament and Connor Ingram (Imperial Sask./Kamloops, WHL) made 17 saves in his second start, but Canada’s National Junior Team dropped a 3-1 decision to the United States on New Year’s Eve at the 2017 IIHF Read More »

39th Macs – Cougars fall in OT semi-final

    December 31, 2016 with files from Peter James The Cariboo Cougars made a valiant run at knocking off undefeated Belarus U17 National team in the semis at the Mac’s AAA Midget Tournament Sunday evening, scoring twice in third to tie it up at 4-4 and force OT. But scoring three unanswered against the powerful Belarussians was not Read More »

2016 Pat Quinn Classic – Alaska wins Peewee AAA Gold

  December 30, 2016 North Shore Winter Club Peewee A1 couldn’t overcome the Alaska North Stars 2004 in the battle for Peewee Elite gold Friday morning, losing 4-2 to the Northerners, who racked up a perfect 6-0-0 record. The Winterhawks came into the tournament as the #3 team in the PCAHA A1 division with a Read More »

2016 Pat Quinn Classic – Burnaby win AAA Final

  December 30, 2016 Tournament host club Burnaby Bulldogs won it all this year, and did it convincing fashion, downing Seattle A1 8-1 in the AAA championship final of the Pat Quinn Classic, Friday morning. The Bulldogs downed PCAHA rivals Seafair 4-2 in their semi; while Seattle defeated Kelowna 3-1 in in the other semi. Burnaby Read More »

2016 Pat Quinn Classic – Bantam Elite – Delta win Gold

  December 30, 2016 What a finish it was in the top Bantam Elite division in this year’s Pat Quinn Classic. Both semi-final games, and both championship games were decided by a single goal, with Academy teams edging out the top club teams. Top ranked PCAHA Burnaby Winter Club A1 (12-0-0) met # 1 CSSHL Read More »

KIBIHT Tier 1 standings and playoff results

  December 31, 2016   Here are the Tier 1 standings and results from first round of playoffs at this year’s Kamloops International Bantam Ice Hockey Tournament (KIBIHT). Fourteen teams are competing in the Tier 1 division. Tier 1 Randy Lindros Division After the round robin – top Tier 1 teams: Calgary Royals, Alaska Oilers, Read More »

KIBIHT Tier 2 standings and playoff results

    December 31, 2016 Here are the Tier 2 round robin standings and results from first round of playoffs at this year’s Kamloops International Bantam Ice Hockey Tournament (KIBIHT). Sixteen teams in the Tier 2 division. Top teams after the round robin: Campbell River Tyees, Lethbridge Hurricanes, Cranbrook Hornets, North Shore Winter Club A2, Read More »

2016 Pat Quinn Classic – Bantam Elite semis set

  December 29, 2016 The semi-finals are set for the top Bantam Elite division in this year’s Pat Quinn Classic. Top ranked PCAHA BWC A1 (12-0-0) will meet # 1 CSSHL Delta Prep Academy (19-1-0) at Kensington Arena at 8:00 am Friday; and Lethbridge will face #4 CSSHL Yale (11-6-0) at BWC, also at 8:00. Read More »

2016 Pat Quinn Classic – Burnaby vs Seattle in Bantam AAA Final

  December 29, 2016 Tournament host club Burnaby Bulldogs will face Seattle A1 in the AAA championship final of the Pat Quinn Classic, 11:30 Friday morning. The Bulldogs downed PCAHA rivals Seafair 4-2 in their semi; while Seattle defeated Kelowna 3-1 in in the other semi. Burnaby came into the game ranked third overall in the PCAHA, Read More »

2016 Pat Quinn Classic – NSWC vs Alaska in Peewee Final

  December 20, 2016 It will be North Shore Winter Club Peewee A1 vs the Alaska North Stars 2004 in the battle for Peewee Elite gold 9:30 Friday morning at Bill Copeland Arena. The Winterhawks downed Kamloops 4-0 to advance, while Alaska advanced on a 4-1 decision over BWC A1s. BWC and Kamloops will play Read More »

39th Macs – Day 4 – Cougars now only undefeated BC team

  December 29, 2016 After Day 4 at the Mac’s AAA Midget Tournament in Calgary, only one of the four BCMML teams remains undefeated. The top ranked BCMML Cariboo Cougars cruised to an 8-3 win over the New York Islanders,  while the Greater Vancouver Canadians lost their first in a 3-2 decision vs the top ranked Foothills CFR Chemical Read More »

CJHL Prospects Game Rosters announced

    December 27, 2016 The Canadian Junior Hockey League in conjunction with NHL Central Scouting announced Tuesday in Calgary the rosters for the upcoming CJHL Prospects Game, which will be held on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. ET in Cornwall, Ontario. Ten players from the BCHL were chosen, one goalie, two defencemen Read More »