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BC Hockey U16 2002 Shortlist

July 24, 2017   BC Hockey has announced the 35 players shortlisted for potential participation on Team BC at the 2017 Western Canada U16 Challenge Cup this fall against Team Alberta, Team Manitoba and Team Saskatchewan. The Western Canada U16 Challenge Cup takes place from October 17 – 22, 2017 at WinSport in Calgary, Alberta. Read More »

Okanagan Mainline Zone Coaches Named

June 16, 2017 BC Hockey has announced the team staff for the Okanagan Mainline Amateur Hockey Association (OMAHA) South Zone Teams. Three OMAHA South Zone teams will be formed this season; Midget Tier 1, Bantam Tier 1, and Bantam Tier 2.     Midget Tier 1 Head Coach: Neil Eisenhut, West Kelowna Assistant Coach: Greg Read More »

MHAs invited to host Hockey Canada Summer Camps

  May 31, 2017 Applications Open for BC Hockey/Hockey Canada Summer Skills Camps BC Hockey is accepting applications to host two Hockey Canada Summer Skills Camps for the summer of 2017. Minor Hockey Associations (MHAs) can apply to host the camps, which will feature community coaches working alongside Branch personnel to deliver a fun and Read More »

BC Hockey announces Lumberjacks North West Zone Bantam T1 team

  May 31, 2017 BC Hockey, the provincial body that governs all minor hockey in the province of British Columbia, has announced the expansion of its pilot program for a bantam Tier 1 Zone teams, for the North West district of the province. There will now be four teams in the program for this coming Read More »

South Delta looking for Bantam Rep Coaches

  June 8, 2017 SDMHA Rep A Bantam Head Coach Positions 2017-2018 Season South Delta Minor Hockey is looking for Bantam Rep head coaches for the 2017-18 season. South Delta’s rep coaching team, led by Yogi Svejkovsky, works together to refine and execute the South Delta hockey development program. As a Rep Level Head Coach,  the successful candidateS Read More »

2017 WHL Bantam Draft – Where they played

  May 4, 2017 Calgary, AB  – The Western Hockey League completed its 2017 Bantam Draft today at the Deerfoot Inn in Calgary. After winning the 2017 WHL Bantam Draft Lottery, the Prince Albert Raiders used the first-overall pick to select defenceman Kaiden Guhle (Sherwood Park, Alta./OHA Edmonton). In total, 230 players were drafted over 14 Read More »

2017 WHL Bantam Draft – Top 100

  May 4, 2017 The Top 100 WHL 2017 Bantam Draft picks – to mid morning May 4, halfway through Round 5, are listed below. Some highlights: Nine of the Top 10 picks are playing at Canadian Sports School Hockey League Academies. 45 of the Top 100 are coming out of Academies. Kelowna based Pursuit of Excellence Read More »

2017 WHL Bantam Draft Preview

  May 3, 2017 Calgary by Taylor Rocca A new age of WHL stars will be anointed at the 2017 WHL Bantam Draft Thursday in Calgary. For players born in the year 2002 as well as WHL club scouting and management staff, Thursday marks a long-awaited day – the first fruit produced following tireless work Read More »

2017 WHL Bantam Draft order

  April 28, 2017 Calgary, AB – The WHL Bantam Draft Lottery was held March 22, 2017 at the WHL Office in Calgary to determine the order of the first six selections in the first round of the 2017 WHL Bantam Draft. The WHL Bantam Draft Lottery involved the six non-playoff teams (Kootenay, Vancouver, Prince Albert, Read More »

Watch that Space

  I was 12 years old the first time someone showed me the five hole. My U13 coach called us all over to the net after one of our practices had ended. He had the goalie stand in a ready position. He told us where to shoot, where to look. He explained the art of Read More »

BWC Bantams win Westerns 9-2

April 4, 2017 The BWC Bruins qualified for the Western Bantam Championships with a perfect 4-0 in the round robin, after finishing with a 3-2 win over Swift Current Broncos on Saturday, to set up a rematch with the host team, Sask Valley Vipers for the Championship Game on Sunday. The Vipers had advanced with Read More »

BWC Bantams now 3-0 at Westerns

  March 31, 2017 The BWC Bruins opened the Western Bantam Championship tournament in Warman, Saskatchewan, Thursday with a 2-0 win over the Winnipeg Monarchs, and added two more wins Friday, to secure a first place berth in the Final on Sunday. Friday the Bruins downed the host Sask Valley Vipers 4-2 in the first game of Read More »

BWC Bantams open with 2-0 W vs Winnipeg

  March 30, 2017 The BWC Bruins opened the Western Bantam Championship tournament today with a 2-0 win over the Winnipeg Monarchs. Kyler Kovich opened the scoring at 8:10 of the first period. Kalen Szeto and Trevor Wong got the assists. The second and final goal of the game came early in the second on Read More »

BWC Bantams highly touted going into Westerns

  March 30, 2017 by Darren Zary, Saskatoon Star Phoenix Scouts will have their eyes fixed on the ice at the Western Canadian Bantam AAA Hockey Championship in Warman, where many top prospects will be on full display. Among the top-ranked 2002-born players is defenceman Ryan Helliwell from British Columbia’s Burnaby Winter Club Bruins. The Western 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 »

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 »

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 »

PCAHA Bantam A1 – BWC, Burnaby Minor to Provies

      March 8, 2017 (updated) PCAHA Bantam Flight 1 Regular Season The BWC Bantam A1 entered the playoffs with a perfect regular season record of 20-0-0, and 17 sportsmanship points, for 57 points overall, scoring 114 goals for vs just 18 goals against. The Bruins’ toughest competition through the season came from long time rival North Shore Winter Club, 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Gold: Marlies down Yale in JRMT thriller

    January 23, 2017 After a thrilling late game equalizer to force OT, and no goals in OT, the Toronto Marlboros finally finished things off in the shootout, downing the Yale Lions for gold at this year’s John Reid Memorial Tournament, arguably the top bantam AAA tournament in Western Canada. It marked the third Read More »

Yale vs Marlies in John Reid Bantam AAA Final

  January 22, 2017 Abbotsford based Yale Lions will face the Toronto Marlboros in the final of this year’s edition of John Reid Memorial bantam tournament Sunday afternoon (1:00 pm PST – live stream) in St. Albert. Kelowna based Pursuit of Excellence will face the Lethbridge Golden Hawks for bronze. Yale brings four of the top 10 Read More »

John Reid, Two BC teams in Semis

  January 21, 2017 The quarter-finals are complete at this year’s edition of the John Reid Memorial bantam tournament, with the semi-finals set to go Saturday afternoon. Two BC Academy teams, Yale (12-7-0) and Pursuit of Excellence (14-1-1), plus the number two ranked Alberta team, Lethbridge Golden Eagles (22-4-3) along with the Toronto Marlies (22-2-0) are Read More »

Marlies headline JRMT this year

    The Toronto Marlboros, a perennial leader at the top of the elite Greater Toronto Hockey League, has made the long trip out west to compete against top Western Canadian bantam teams at this year’s edition of the John Reid Memorial Tournament, which opened this week in St. Albert. It marks the first time Read More »

Delta and Pursuit leading CSSHL Bantam Preps

  January 21, 2017 Delta Hockey Academy and Pursuit of Excellence are leading the Bantam Elite division of the Canadian Sports School Hockey League as the season heads into the final leg of the 2016-2017 season. Delta is on top with just one loss in 21 league games, while Pursuit have a loss and overtime Read More »