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PG Cougars $1M arena upgrade

  August 17, 2016 One of Prince George’s premier civic facilities is receiving some major upgrades this summer, thanks to funding from the PG Cougars Hockey Club and the City. The CN Centre, home of the WHL Cougars,  is being enhanced with new flooring in the lobby, a new score clock, enhanced media experiences for patrons, Read More »

BWC Prep Team set

  August 18, 2016 The Burnaby Winter Club Academy U18 prep team roster has been set, with training camp opening at the end of the month, following junior camp tryouts. Like most other U18 prep teams, and the major midget clubs, rosters set now can still change, depending who sticks in junior. At the moment, Read More »

BCHL open camps, ex-games, billet call

August 18, 2016 The offseason is officially over. BCHL training camps open Monday all over the province with several exhibition games scheduled for later in the week (see below). A number of the ex-games will be available on FASTHockey pay-per-view. To create your own account – CLICK HERE. The league is also reaching out to families in BCHL communities to Read More »

Rockets camp to open under new HC Jason Smith

    August 18, 2016 The Kelowna Rockets 2016 training camp will start Monday August 22 under the direction Jason Smith, who has recently arrived in Kelowna to begin his first season as the new head coach. Smith, the former NHL defenceman who played in over 1,000 games in the NHL, signed a three year Read More »

Vancouver Giants release rookie camp list

    August 18, 2016 The Vancouver Giants have released the list of players attending their 2016 Rookie Camp. The camp will feature players born in 2000 and 2001 (first and second year midget), and will run from August 23-25 at the Ladner Leisure Centre. On ice sessions are open to the public. Rookie camp will Read More »

Vancouver Giants release main camp list

  August 18, 2016 The Vancouver Giants released the schedule for their 2016 Training Camp on Tuesday and also the list of players who will be attending main camp. The train camp will run from August 26-31 at the Ladner Leisure Centre. On ice sessions are open to the public. Head Coach Jason McKee will take charge of the Giants for Read More »

BWC E15 Icebreaker set for Sept 9

  August 18, 2016 The schedule has been set for the annual BWC Academy E15 Icebreaker tournament, which will kick off September 9 at Planet Ice Coquitlam and Planet Ice Delta, and wrap up September 11th. Eight teams are competing again this year, including six hockey academies: BWC E15, Yale E15, Pacific Coast E15, Delta Read More »

Game 1: U18s salvage OTW vs Slovaks at Ivan Hlinka

  August 8, 2016 By Derek O’Brien It was a game between the team that has won the last eight Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cups against the team entering the game with a 27-game losing streak in the tournament, and the way it began, it was easy to see which team was which. In the second Read More »

Team Canada U20 Development Team Roster

    A total of 41 players were invited to Canada’s U20 Summer development camp held in Calgary July 30-Aug. 2, and to a four-game series against Finland, Sweden and the United States held Aug. 3-6 in at the USA Hockey national team facilities in Plymouth, Michigan. Six BC players participated, defencemen Dante Fabbro (Coquitlam) and Cal Read More »

Canada Drops WJC Camp Finale to USA

      August 7, 2016 by Wendy Graves PLYMOUTH, Mich. – Connor Ingram (Imperial, Sask./Kamloops, WHL) and Evan Cormier (Bowmanville, Ont./Saginaw, OHL) combined to make 31 saves, but Canada’s National Junior Team hopefuls lost 5-1 to the United States on Saturday in their third and final game at the Sport Chek Summer Development Camp. Read More »

Rough start for Canada at WJC prep tourney

  August 7, 2016 by Andrew Podnieks, IIHF Canada’s World Junior warm-up continued with another disappointing result Saturday, as the host Americans dropped Canada with a convincing 5-1 win at the 2016 USA Hockey National Junior Evaluation Camp at USA Hockey Arena in Plymouth, Michigan. Teams now head home and do the paperwork on the week’s play as Read More »

Jordy now third Bellerive sibling to play for Team Canada

  August 7, 2016 by David Brien, Hockey Canada Canadian hockey parents should start phoning Gerry and Heather Bellerive to find out what their secret is. After watching eldest son Matt represent Pacific at the 2011 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge, daughter Brielle win gold at the 2014 IIHF U18 Women’s World Championship, and youngest son Read More »

3 BC U18 players set for Ivan Hlinka

  August 2, 2016 Three players from BC are among the final 22 selected to wear the Maple Leaf at the annual U18 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup. Johnathan Smart of Kelowna, is one of 8 defencemen rostered. Smart plays for the hometown WHL Kelowna Rockets in the WHL. Forwards Jordy Bellerive of North Vancouver (Lethbridge Hurricanes), and Michael Rasmussen Read More »

BC U16 Challenge Cup shortlist announced

  July 28, 2016 BC Hockey has selected 30 players for potential participation on Team BC at the Western Canada U16 Challenge Cup this fall – a round robin featuring the top 2001 birth years from each of the four Western provinces. This year’s picks came from just six organizations – the two Lower Mainland Winter Clubs and four Hockey Read More »

Johansen leads 6 BC native WHL/NHL draft picks

July 1, 2016 This year 34 WHL players were selected in the 2016 NHL Draft, including six BC natives. The Kelowna Rockets d-man Lucas Johansen, a Port Moody native, lead the BC group at 28th overall. Johansen, listed at 6’2″ 180 lbs, put up 10G-39A-49Pts and 20 PIM for the Rockets this season, in his second Read More »

Three BCHL players selected in NHL first round

  July 1, 2016 For British Columbia hockey fans, the big news at this year’s NHL entry draft was the selection of three BCHL players in the first round, including two teammates from the Penticton Vees. Center Tyson Jost went #10 to Colorado Avalanche, while teammate Dante Fabbro, a D-man, went 17th to Nashville Predators. Read More »

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 »

NV’s Martin Jones spectacular in Stanley Cup Finals

  June 12, 2016 By Rick Eymer, AP SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Martin Jones refused to take any of the credit for helping get San Jose within two wins of raising the Stanley Cup. Without him, the franchise’s first trip to the final could have been a lot worse. The Sharks fell in six Read More »

Canucks to Host Fans at 2016 Draft Party

  The Vancouver Canucks invite fans to join the first ever Canucks Draft Party, presented by Sportsnet, on Friday, June 24th from 3:00 – 7:00 pm at Rogers Arena. Season Ticket Members and fans will gather to celebrate the biggest event of the offseason when Vancouver selects fifth overall in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft. 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 »

Gordie Howe, 1928-2016

June 10, 2016 Gordie Howe dead at 88 By Rob Sinclair, CBC Sports The nickname Mr. Hockey says it all. Gordie Howe, widely regarded as the most complete player in the history of the sport — and considered an ironman in many respects both on and off the ice — has died at age 88. Gordie Howe: The humble ‘Mr. Hockey’ Gretzky, Trudeau, sports world 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 »