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Mokhtari to Colorado College in 2018-19

      March 24, 2017 Playing in one of the toughest conferences in NCAA hockey, Colorado College has bolstered its lineup with more and more BCHL talent. The latest name to join the ranks of recruited players to the Tigers is Victoria Grizzlies forward Keyvan Mokhtari, who is committed for the 2018-19 season. Mokhtari Read More »

Tigers sign Trevor Longo

  March 23, 2017 Medicine Hat, AB – Medicine Hat Tigers General Manager and Head Coach Shaun Clouston announced the signing of defenseman Trevor Longo to a WHL Standard Player Agreement, Thursday, March 23. Longo, a 2000 born defenceman from North Vancouver, British Columbia stands in at 6’2 and 192lb. This season Longo accumulated 37 Read More »

Examining the Concept of Paying Major Junior Players

March 23, 2017 by Jamie McKinven The class-action lawsuit brought forward by former OHL player Sam Berg states that major junior hockey players are in fact employees and should be compensated as such. This lawsuit has created a major buzz in the hockey community, prompting strong arguments from either side of the debate. The lawsuit itself Read More »

BWC A1 Bantams Win Provincials, complete perfect season

March 22, 2017 The BWC Bantam A1 team went 6-0-0 at this year’s Tier 1 Bantam Provincial Championship, to a complete a perfect season at 36-0-0. The Bruins downed winless Nanaimo 15-0 in their final round robin game at 8:00 AM Wednesday morning, and then shutout Thompson Zone 6-0 in the final Wednesday evening. Thompson had downed North Read More »

BWC A1 Bantams 4-0 at Provincials

March 21, 2017 The BWC Bantam A1 team are 4-0 after three days of action at the BC Provincial Championships in Kamloops, and are currently in first place with 8 points. Two other teams, North Zone and Thompson Zone are still in the running with two games and a potential 4 points remaining and could tie Read More »

BCHL Playoffs, Round 2 Update

    Sunday, March 19, 2017 Here’s where things stand after the first two games in Round 2 of the BCHL Playoffs, after a weekend of action, along with remaining schedules for each series. Three series are 2-0, with Chilliwack, Penticton, and Vernon leading. Victoria and Powell River are tied at 1-1.   VICTORIA GRIZZLIES vs. POWELL Read More »

NCAA Playoff Tournament Brackets Announced

  March 19, 2917 By Adam Gretz, On Sunday the NCAA revealed the 16 teams that will be participating in the 2017 hockey tournament. The University of Denver, which is led by Troy Terry and Will Butcher enters the tournament as the No. 1 overall seed. Butcher, still unsigned as a draft pick by the Read More »

374 WHL Scholarships awarded this year

  March 17, 2017 *League-record 374 WHL graduates access WHL Scholarships during the 2016-17 fall and winter academic semesters.  *U SPORTS University Cup features 69 WHL alumni competing this weekend in New Brunswick. Calgary, AB – Western Hockey League (WHL) Commissioner Ron Robison announced today that to date a total of 374 WHL graduate players Read More »

CSSHL Midget Prep Playoffs – BWC will meet Edge in Final

  Saturday, March 18, 2017 BWC Midget Prep stole one from the jaws of death Saturday night, winning a 4-3 OT decision over Okanagan Hockey Academy Red to advance to the Championship final on Sunday, after being outplayed in the first two periods of the game. D-man Raihan Kheraj got the 3 on 3 winner, after taking Read More »

Vees take Game 1 over Cents, 4-1

  Friday, March 17, 2917 The Penticton Vees best offense came from their defence in their 4-1 win over the Merritt Centennials in Game One of the Interior Division Final, Friday night.  Game Highlights Defenceman Gabe Bast scored twice and fellow blue-liner Griffin Mendel scored his first career playoff goal, as the Vees’ blue-line chipped Read More »

CSSHL Playoff Standings, Midget Prep Semis Set

  March 17, 2017 Here are the standings for the three top CSSHL divisions at the end of play Friday, March 17. In the Midget Prep division, all round robin play is complete and semi finals set for Saturday afternoon. In the final round robin game of Pool A Friday night, Edge prevailed with two Read More »

CSSHL Player Awards Announced

  March 17, 2017 PENTICTON, B.C. — The Canadian Sport School Hockey League  announced winners for individual league awards in the five male divisions at a ceremony held at the South Okanagan Events Centre on Thursday evening. Massimo Rizzo of the BWC Academy took home Midget Prep division MVP as well as Freshman of the Year Read More »

CSSHL Midget Prep Playoffs – BWC win Game 2

  Thursday, March 16, 2017 BWC Midget Prep kept their CSSHL championship hopes alive with their second playoff win Thursday in Penticton. The Lions shutout Pursuit of Excellence, 4-0 in a solid performance, outshooting the Kelowna-based team 35-17. BWC opened the scoring with a powerplay goal from Elan Bar-Lev-Wise about half way through the first, on shot Read More »

Kerfoot in Hobey Baker Top 10 – Cast your vote

    The 10 finalists for the Hobey Baker Award have been revealed and Coquitlam Express alum  (2011-2013) Alex Kerfoot remains in the hunt for the top individual prize in NCAA hockey. Kerfoot, 22, from West Vancouver, and played two years for the Vancouver North West Giants before joining the Express. After Phase I fan Read More »

CSSHL Midget Prep Playoffs – BWC start with big win over Yale

  Wednesday, March 15, 2017 Bradley Ong and Bradley Cooper had a huge games in the opener of the CSSHL Midget Prep playoff round today, as BWC rebounded from a slow start to post a 5-2 over Yale Hockey Academy. Ong assisted on four of the five BWC goals, including two powerplay goals. Cooper turned aside Read More »

WHL Roundup: Rockets heating up

    March 11, 2017 With only a handful of games left to go in the 2016-17 WHL regular season for most clubs the playoff picture should be nearly set. Not so fast. Friday’s action proved to only muddy the waters, particularly in the Western Conference. If there’s one thing we do know, the final Read More »

BCMML – NW Giants upset OK Rockets in QFs

March 13, 2017 There was one big upset in the BC Major Midget League quarter final playoffs last weekend, as #6 ranked North West Giants upset #3 Okanagan Rockets in two games straight, on the road. The other games when more or less as anticipated, with the top seeds winning all three series. #1 Cariboo Read More »

Coquitlam Midget A1 looking for Gold

  March 13, 2017 The Coquitlam Midget A1 Chiefs have booked their ticket to the Provincials for the second year in a row, and are looking to cap a lossless regular season with a Provincial Championship banner, after settling for bronze last year. The Chiefs were 17-0-3 in the regular season, posting 96 GF vs 39 Read More »

CSSHL Midget Prep – Playoff Pools, Head to Head Records

  Monday, March 13, 2017   The CSSHL Midget Prep playoffs kick off Wednesday, with a game featuring #5 BWC vs #4 Yale, in what should be an exciting close fought game; and the first of many to be contested through the rest of week.  The Championship Final will go Sunday at 10:45 AM. The Top Read More »

CSSHL Midget Prep – Edge takes #1 in final game

  Sunday, March 12, 2017 Final Standings are now set in all Canadian Sports School Hockey League divisions. In the Midget Prep division, Edge wrapped up with six games in nine days, winning all six to take the top spot on the final game of the regular season, a 6-0 win over Northern Alberta on Read More »

CSSHL Midget Prep – Big games final weekend

  Saturday, March 11, 2017 By the end of the weekend, the final standings for the CSSHL Midget Prep League will be set, and the Top 8 playoff seeds determined. OHA Red or Edge #1? Key games this weekend will determine whether OHA Red or Edge will emerge as the #1 seed, and which of three Read More »

CSSHL Midget Prep Award Nominees Announced

  March 10, 2017 The Canadian Sport School Hockey League has announced the finalists for the individual league awards in the Midget Prep Division. Award winners will be announced at a ceremony on Thursday, March 16, at 7:30pm during the 2017 CSSHL Championships in Penticton, B.C. The All-Academic Team will also be announced during the Read More »

Islanders prospect Mathew Barzal opening eyes

    March 9, 2017 by Mike G. Morreale @mikemorrealeNHL / Staff Writer SEATTLE — Mathew Barzal is doing everything he’s been asked to do. After playing two games for the New York Islanders in October, the 19-year-old center was sent back to Seattle of the Western Hockey League and told to continue his progression and dominate. Read More »

Tyler Jost NCHC Freshman All-star

  March 10, 2017 Add another line to the already-impressive hockey resume of Penticton Vees alum Tyson Jost. Posting a little better than a point per game to finish second in team scoring as a freshman with the University of North Dakota, Jost earned a spot on the National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC) all-rookie team. Read More »

BCHL Playoffs in full swing, Powell River sweep

  March 8, 2017   Salmon Arm 6 – Trail 4, Trail up 3-1 A pair of third-period goals by Josh Latta secured a 6-4 Salmon Arm Silverbacks home win over the Trail Smoke Eaters that also preserved the Silverbacks’ season for at least one more game. After Blaine Caton opened the scoring for Trail Read More »

WHL Wrap Wednesday games

  March 9, 2017 By Taylor Rocca Here’s a wrap of Wednesday’s WHL games.     Prince George Cougars (4) at Portland Winterhawks (5) Prince George (42-21-3-2) // Portland (36-26-1-3) Cody Glass recorded four points, including two goals, as the Portland Winterhawks claimed a 5-4 victory over the Prince George Cougars and sealed up a Read More »

Wheaties Duke 1st Golden Knight

March 6, 2017 By Taylor Rocca Trivial Pursuit aficionados take note – Reid Duke is the first player in franchise history to sign with the NHL’s expansion Vegas Golden Knights. Duke, the 21-year-old Brandon Wheat Kings star and product of Calgary, signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the expansion Golden Knights as announced by Vegas Read More »

LA Kings sign Clague & Wagner

  March 6, 2017 By Taylor Rocca The Los Angeles Kings locked up a pair of promising young prospects Monday afternoon as president/general manager Dean Lombardi announced the signing of Brandon Wheat Kings defenceman Kale Clague and Regina Pats forward Austin Wagner. Both players were signed to three-year, entry-level contracts. Clague, an 18-year-old product of Read More »

No PCAHA Bantam Zone Teams for 2017-2018

  March 10, 2017 After months of speculation, it’s now official, there will be no Bantam Zone teams in the PCAHA – at least for 2017-2018. In a letter addressed to MHA presidents yesterday, PCAHA president, Lynne Kiang, reported the results of the second vote on the matter. Two options were on the ballot. The Read More »

PCAHA Bantam A2 – BWC, Pt. Moody to Provies

    March 9, 2017 PCAHA Bantam Flight 2 The top four Bantam Tier 2 teams in the PCAHA regular season all made it through the playoff rounds to the Final 4, this year. The top three, Langley A2, BWC A2 and Port Moody A1, all finished within a win of each other over twenty games Read More »