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CSSHL Midget Prep Stretch Run Heats Up

  February 21, 2017 Only a handful of CSSHL Midget Prep games were played this past weekend, and now the standings at the top are tighter than ever. Three teams are tied in second place with 37 points. Just four points separate the 2nd through 6th place teams; and only six points separate 2nd through 8th. Teams in ninth (Rink) Read More »

BCMML Week 19 – two weeks to go, could get interesting

February 21, 2017 After week 19, the Cariboo Cougars remain in their familiar spot in first place but are now just two points up on the hard charging North East Chiefs, with four games left in the regular season. Although the Okanagan Rockets won both their games vs South Island this past weekend, they are eight Read More »

CSSHL Midget Prep Top 8 Race to Finish

February 17, 2017 Not a whole lot changed over the past week in the Canadian Sports School Hockey League Midget Prep division standings, as most teams were away playing exhibition games. Several were participating in the league’s first venture into Ontario, while BWC was in Boston for a couple of games and an NCAA tour. The Read More »

BCHL Standings – Clutch Weekend

  February 17, 2017 Here’s a quick overview of BCHL standings as end of the regular season fast approaches. Divisional leading teams are: Island Division, Victoria Grizzlies, six points up on Powell River. Mainland Division, Wenatchee, three points up on Chilliwack. Interior Division, Penticton Vees, 12 points up on Vernon.     On the Island, the Grizzlies used games Read More »

Chiefs Kane, BCHL Player of the Week

  February 13, 2017   Chilliwack Chiefs forward Kale Kane has been named the BCHL Player of the Week for the week ending February 12, the league announced Monday. Kane registered five goals and three assists for the Chiefs as the club went 3-0 for the week. To begin the week, Kane notched two goals Read More »

Spokane bros rare local duo playing for home team

      February 17, 2017 by Gabe Via For most hockey players, being in the Western Hockey League can be difficult initially. A new team, new city, new friends and new home can be strenuous on a 16 or 17-year-old who hasn’t yet finished high school. However, day-to-day life as a WHL player doesn’t Read More »

Rockets host Spokane on Sportsnet

    February 16, 2017 – by Taylor Rocca Spokane Chiefs (24-24-6-3) at Kelowna Rockets (33-20-4-0) Friday, Feb. 17 – 7 p.m. (Pacific) / 8 p.m. (Mountain) – Prospera Place Channels: SN East; SN Ontario; SN West; SN Pacific   Winners of three straight, the Kelowna Rockets will look to continue soaring Friday night as they Read More »

PCAHA Bantam A1 Quarter-finals set

      February 16, 2017 The third round, quarter-final matchups for the PCAHA Bantam A playoffs are now set. After #6 seeded Chilliwack’s 5-2 win over #11 Vancouver Thunderbirds February 15, the first to four points quarter-finals will feature the following: Quarter-Finals #1 BWC vs #9 Semiahmoo, starts Sat. Feb. 18, at BWC, 5:30 pm. Read More »

SFU hosts EWU on Minor Hockey Officials Night

    Where: Bill Copeland Sports Centre, Burnaby When: 7:00pm Saturday February 18th  Opponent: Eastern Washington University Eagles The Scoop: Clan look to continue momentum heading into playoffs This weekend — the first of two weekends of back-to-back games remaining — the Clan face off against the University of Victoria on the road Friday, then return home the Read More »

Dark, Dark, Dark, Dark, Dark, Dark, Dark, Dark

COREY HIRSCH RETIRED / NHL Courtesy The Players’ Tribune February 15, 2017 It’s the summer of 1994, I am standing at the edge of a cliff in Kamloops, British Columbia, and I am checking out. In February, as a 21-year-old starting goalie, I’d backstopped Canada to an Olympic silver medal. In June, as the third Read More »

PCAHA Bantam Rankings, BWC finish #1, 20-0-0

February 10, 2017 Here are Hockey Hub’s rankings of PCAHA bantam teams at the end of the 2016-2017 regular season. Sportsmanship points have been removed from the PCAHA calculations, and winning percentage used as the primary metric to determine rankings within PCAHA flights. In the case of a tie, most wins, head to head and Read More »

PCAHA Peewee Rankings, Abby finish #1

February 10, 2017 PCAHA Peewee Team Rankings – End 2016-2017 Season Here are the Hockey Hub rankings for the PCAHA Peewee divisions at the end of the regular season. Rankings are based solely on PCAHA league play. Sportsmanship points have been removed and rankings based on winning percentage as the first tie-breaker, and goal differential Read More »

Barzal Canadian Hockey League Player of the Week

  February 14, 2017 Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced that New York Islanders prospect Mathew Barzal of the Seattle Thunderbirds is the CHL Player of the Week for the week ending February 12 after recording 15 points including one goal and 14 assists along with a plus-minus rating of plus-7 in Read More »

BWC Peewees win first two in Quebec, Lisowsky 7 goals

    February 15, 2017 – updated Burnaby Winter Club’s Peewee A1 team have started strong at the world famous Quebec Peewee Tournament, an annual week long affair that attracts most of the top teams in North America to Quebec City at the tail end of Winter Carnival every year, and engages pretty well the whole Read More »

CSSHL Playoff Races Heat Up

  February 10, 2017 Here’s a quick look at how things stand going into the final month of the Canadian Sports School Hockey League Midget regular season, with many key deciding games left to play.   Midget Prep: Great Parity – Finish will be terrific In the fifteen team Midget Prep division, it’s still pretty Read More »

BCHL Standings – Wenatchee, Vees, Grizzlies Leaders

  February 10, 2017 Here’s a quick overview of BCHL standings as the playoff races start to shape up. Most teams have now played 51 of the 58 regular season schedule. Divisional leading teams are: Island Division, Victoria Grizzlies, two points up on Powell River. Mainland Division, Wenatchee, two points up on Chilliwack. Interior Division, Penticton Vees, Read More »

Wentachee’s Colin Burston BCHL PoW

  February 6, 2017 Wenatchee Wild forward Colin Burston has been named the BCHL Player of the Week for the week ending February 5, the league announced Monday. Burston recorded four goals and three assists in two games as the Wild won both contests on home ice. The Winnipeg native had two helpers in a Read More »

Tendeck phenomenal in Giants SO win vs PG

    February 8, 2017 Courtesy PG Cougars Wednesday night in Prince George the Cougars earned a single point in a 3-2 shootout loss at the hands of the Vancouver Giants. Rookie goaltender David Tendeck was phenomenal for Vancouver making 38 saves through 65 minutes and turned aside five of the Cougars six shootout attempts. Read More »

2017 Distinguished Honourees of the Order of Hockey in Canada Announced

February 8, 2017 SASKATOON, Sask. – Hockey Canada has announced that three legends of the game are being recognized for their outstanding contributions or service to the growth and development of the sport of hockey in Canada as part of the 2017 class of the Order of Hockey in Canada.   Scotty Bowman (Verdun, Que.), Murray Costello Read More »

BCMML Week 18 – Cougars, Chiefs, Rockets still lead

February 5, 2017 The first place Cariboo Cougars had a bye weekend in Week 18 of BCMML regular season, but still remain at the top of the league, with a four point lead over the NE Chiefs, who closed the gap with two wins over the 7th place North West Giants. The Okanagan Rockets likewise kept pace in Read More »

Yale move up in CSSHL Midget Prep Showcase

  February 6, 2017 After a big weekend at Planet Ice in Delta, which saw many of the top CSSHL Midget Prep teams playing head to head, not a lot changed at the top of the standings – but there was some significant movement in places 5-8. At the top, OHA Red swapped spots with Delta Read More »

WHL action Friday recap

  February 4, 2017 by Taylor Rocca The jockeying for playoff positioning in the Western Hockey League continued Friday night with teams padding leads, closing gaps and leap-frogging one another within each conference. Matteo Gennaro kept his hot hand burning to guide the Calgary Hitmen to an overtime win against the Vancouver Giants on CHL Read More »

WHL action Tuesday recap

  February 8, 2017 by Taylor Rocca Hat tricks of different varieties were on display for fans in both of Tuesday’s WHL contests. In Prince George, Jesse Gabrielle hammered out a ‘Gordie Howe hat trick’ in helping the Cougars strike victory over the Vancouver Giants, while out on the Island it was Ryan Gropp putting Read More »

Rasmussen sole BC rep in this year’s CHL Top Prospects Game

  Micheal Rasmussen, a 17-year-old from Surrey, BC, is the sole BC born player rostered for this year’s CHL Top Prospects game, which features 40 of the upcoming NHL Draft prospects from three Canadian Major Junior Leagues. Fourteen of the 40 players selected are from the Western Hockey League, eight of them are Canadians. Rasmussen stands Read More »

5 BCHL Alumni in Hobey Baker race – cast your vote!

  February 1, 2017 The opening list of names for the Hobey Baker Award, awarded annually to the top player in NCAA hockey, has been announced and five BCHL alums are in the running. Former Coquitlam Express forward Alex Kerfoot of Harvard, ex-West Kelowna Warriors captain Max French of Bentley, Salmon Arm Silverbacks alum Angus Read More »

WHL action Feb. 2 recap

    February 2, 2017 A busy Wednesday across the WHL saw seven games in action, with some key divisional matchups in play along the way. In Regina, the Pats edged the Moose Jaw Warriors as the East Division continues to battle it out. In Cranbrook, the Medicine Hat Tigers maintained their Central Division lead Read More »

BWC Sweep Flight 1 – Bantam, Peewee, Atom

February 1, 2017 Burnaby Winter Club A1 teams have swept the top Flight of Pacific Coast Amateur Hockey Association from Atom through Bantam for the 2016-2017 regular season. The Bantam A1 team lead the way, with a perfect winning record of 20-0-0, and 17 sportsmanship points, for 57 points overall. The Bantam Bruins scored 114 goals for vs Read More »

BCMML Week 17 – Cougars, Chiefs still on top

January 30, 2016 Not much changed over the weekend in the BCMML standings. The Cougars and Chiefs remained on top, although the Cougars stretched their lead to seven points on two wins vs the Blazers, while the Chiefs managed only a split vs GVC. The OK Rockets gained five of six possible vs the Tips Read More »