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14 BC Players selected for National U17 Camps

    June 20, 2016 Fourteen players from British Columbia have been selected to attend Hockey Canada’s U17 camp, July 26-August 1 in Calgary. A total of 111 players were chosen from across Canada (and the US), and will be competing for 66 slots on the three Team Canada U17 teams, which compete in thee 2016 World U-17 Hockey Read More »

BWC E15 Fairbrother and Leduc get U17 invites

June 20, 2016 Gianni Fairbrother and Matthew Leduc, who both played with the Burnaby Winter Club Elite 15 team this past season, have been invited to Hockey Canada’s U17 summer development camp. Fairbrother, 16, was awarded Top Defenceman this season in the Canadian Sports School Hockey League (Elite 15s), racking up 18 points (5g-13a) in 35 games. He Read More »

DHA’s Embree joining Estevan Bruins

    The Estevan Bruins have announced that the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League club has signed Delta Hockey Academy forward Isaac Embree for the 2016-17 season. Embree, 18, has spent the past three seasons in the Canadian Sport School Hockey League. The Delta, BC product posted 43 points (19-24-43) in 35 games with the Delta Read More »

Cougars sign Keegan Craik

  The Prince George Cougars announced today that the Western Hockey League club has signed Delta Hockey Academy forward Keegan Craik to a Standard WHL Player Agreement. Craik, 15, recorded 22 points (16-6-22) and 50 penalty minutes in 25 games with the Delta Bantam Prep team during the 2015-16 CSSHL season. “Keegan Craik is going Read More »

CCSHL Wraps up 2016 AGM

  June 8, 2016 VICTORIA, BC – The Canadian Sport School Hockey League (CSSHL) Annual General Meeting has wrapped up after two days of meetings June 7-8 at Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort & Spa.   Longtime CSSHL executive Bill Doherty resigned as vice-chairperson after serving in the position for three seasons. Doherty, the director of Read More »

Sharks so far, yet so close

Thanks mostly to goaltender Jones, San Jose can tie Stanley Cup Final with Game 6 win against Penguins   by Nicholas J. Cotsonika @cotsonika / NHL.com Columnist SAN JOSE — The San Jose Sharks would like to think they have the momentum and the pressure is on the Pittsburgh Penguins. With a 4-2 victory in Game 5 of Read More »

IIHF honors Pat Quinn

  May 25, 2016 His size and intimidating demeanour behind the bench was something of a false front for a man who was generous and affable away from the spotlight of coaching. Indeed, Pat Quinn was a legend among the players he coached and the athletes he talked to, his “bench” at the Vancouver Olympics Read More »

Canucks first rounders since 2006

  May 25, 2016 Sportsnet.ca The Vancouver Canucks made a big trade with the Florida Panthers Wednesday night, moving 2014 first-round pick Jared McCann and two picks in the 2016 draft for Erik Gudbranson and a 2016 fifth-rounder. For the most part, the trade received major negative reviews from the Canucks side of it for Read More »

Don Harkins joins PG Cougars scouting staff

May 31, 2016 by Staff, Prince George Citizen The Prince George Cougars have a new director of U.S. scouting and he’s the older brother of general manager Todd Harkins. The Cougars announced the appointment of Don Harkins on Monday. The Cleveland, Ohio, native replaces Bill Horton, who is based in Saint Paul, Minn. Most recently, Read More »

BWC E15 Leduc commits to Spokane

May 31, 2016 The Spokane Chiefs announced today that the Western Hockey League club has signed BWC Hockey Academy forward Matt Leduc to a WHL Standard Player Agreement. Leduc, 16, registered 15 points (1-14-15) in 26 games with the BWC Elite 15s team during the 2015-16 season, while also adding three assists in five games Read More »

A look at PG Cougars NHL prospect Josh Anderson

  May 31, 2016 by Janik Beichler, thecanuckway.com Time for a look at WHL Prince George Cougars defenseman Josh Anderson. Name: Josh Anderson Position: Defence Shoots: Left Height, weight: 6’2”, 220 lbs Birthdate: 1998-08-29 Birth Place: Nanaimo, BC Minor Hockey: Cowichan Valley MHA Junior Team/League: Prince George Cougars, WHL Stats (from eliteprospects.com):  GP G A P PIM +/- 39 1 5 6 86 Read More »

3 BCHL Players could go in Round 1

  May 31, 2016 Eyes have been on them all season and now they’ll be right up close, getting measured in every way possible as the NHL Entry Draft approaches. Defencemen Dante Fabbro (Penticton Vees) and Dennis Cholowski (Chilliwack Chiefs) and forward Tyson Jost (Penticton Vees) are at the NHL scouting combine in Buffalo this Read More »

Red Deer eliminate WHL Champs in OT

Photo Courtesy of Rob Wallator/CHL Images May 25, 2016 Their berth in the Memorial Cup semifinal already guaranteed, the Red Deer Rebels had no intention of backing into the contest. So they took care of business in the best way possible Wednesday evening by defeating the Brandon Wheat Kings in overtime before a boisterous gathering Read More »

Knights blast Wheat Kings 9-1

May 23, 2016 Red Deer, AB -It was a battle between League champions as the WHL Champion Brandon Wheat Kings clashed with the OHL Champion London Knights in Game 4 of the 2016 MasterCard Memorial Cup on Monday night. The London Knights used special teams to their advantage as they scored four power play goals en 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 »

After 99 games West Kelowna win National Championship

  May 22, 2016 Matthew Greenfield never missed a beat, or a save for that matter, in the biggest game of the season. The West Kelowna Warriors netminder stopped all 48 pucks that came his way, backstopping his club to a 4-0 win over the Lloydminster Bobcats in the RBC Cup final. OFFICIAL BOXSCORE Lloydminster Read More »

Perry moves into elite Triple Gold company

    May 22, 2016 After winning a Stanley Cup with Anaheim in 2007, Corey Perry was on Canada’s Olympic champion team in both 2010 and 2014. Now that he has captained a World Championship gold, he is a member of the Triple Gold Club. Stanley, Olympic, and World Champion. Canada now has ten such Read More »

Canada downs red hot Finns for World Championship

  May 22, 2016 by Andrew Podnieks “We’re going to stay together as a team!” Mark Schiefele roared. “We have all our families here and it’ll be a fun night for all of us. We came together as a family here these past few weeks, and we’re definitely going to celebrate together.” Canada has now 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 »