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BWC Midget Prep drop ex game vs Delta

  September 21, 2017 In a rare week night CSSHL exhibition game, held as part of the BCHL Showcase event in Chilliwack, the Delta Midget Prep team skated to a 6-3 EN victory over the previously unbeaten BWC Academy team on Tuesday night. Delta opened the scoring early in the first to take a 1-0 Read More »

BCMML kicks off this weekend

  September 20, 2017 The British Columbia Major Midget League 2017-2018 regular season gets underway Friday, September 22. The 11 team league consists of five teams from the Lower Mainland, the Vancouver NW Giants (North Shore/Burnaby), the Vancouver NE Chiefs (Coquitlam) , the Greater Vancouver Canadians (Richmond), Valley West Hawks (Langley), and the Fraser Valley Read More »

BWC Midget Prep open regular season with 2Ws

  September 17, 2017 The Burnaby Winter Club Midget Prep Academy opened the Canadian Sports School Hockey League regular season this weekend with two wins on the Island, downing Shawnigan Lake 5-2 on Saturday, and the Pacific Coast Hockey Academy 8-6 on Sunday morning. Last weekend the team won two exhibition tilts vs Okanagan Hockey Academy Read More »

BWC E15s win own Ice Breaker

September 10, 2017 The Burnaby Winter Club E15 opened with a strong weekend, completing a 4 game sweep and the championship in their annual Ice Breaker Tournament at Planet Ice Coquitlam and Great Pacific Forum. The Lions finished with 5-0 win vs the Okanagan Hockey Academy to take the honors. In earlier games, BWC downed Read More »

BWC Midget Prep finish pre-season 2nd win vs OHA

  September 9, 2017 The Burnaby Winter Club Midget Prep Academy team completed their two-game pre-season opener in Penticton Saturday with a second win over Okanagan Academy. After opening with a 9-2 win vs OHA White on Friday, BWC followed up with a 6-2 decision vs OHA Red. BWC’s Kazeem Bapoo opened the scoring about six Read More »

Okanagan Rockets Ice Breaker opens

  September 9, 2017 The Okanagan Rockets Major Midgets opened their annual Ice Breaker tournament last night, with six games on the schedule. The Rockets dropped their opener 6-3 vs the Valley West Hawks. Both teams are BC Major Midget League teams. In other games, Everett Elite Hockey U16s of the North American Prospects League, Read More »

BWC Midget Prep open pre-season with 9-2 win

September 9, 2017 The Burnaby Winter Club Midget Prep Academy team opened their pre-season in Penticton last night, with a 9-2 win over Okanagan Hockey Academy White, on goals from eight players. BWC fell behind 2-1 early in the first before tying it up on a goal from Tyler Schleppe (Tom Sweeney) and then taking a Read More »

DHA bantam recruits at 2017 Baseball World Series

  August 20, 2017 A couple of new DHA recruits, Sheldyn Scott and Kyle Chyzowski of White Rock Little League,  are representing Team Canada at the 2017 Baseball World Series in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. Scott and Chyzowski, both 2004 born multi-sport athletes will suit up for DHA’s Bantam Varsity and Bantam Prep White teams respectively, this Read More »

DHA moving second team to Bantam Prep and expanding

  August 21, 2017 This year marks a new chapter in the growth of the Delta Hockey Academy, as the organization will be icing two teams at higher levels and adding another for the upcoming 2017-18 Canadian School Sport Hockey League season. The South Delta Secondary-based program will add a second team at the Bantam Read More »

BWC Midget Prep team ready to roll – roster

August 11, 2017 The Burnaby Winter Club Midget Prep Academy team starts the season with returning head coach and BWC Director of Hockey, Maco Balkovec at the helm. Balkovec has coached the team since 2014. Joining Balkovec this year is assistant coach Mitch Fyffe, following the departure of Josh Bonar to run the E15 team. Fyffe Read More »

BWC Midget E15 new bench bosses – roster

August 10, 2017 The defending CSSHL league champion Burnaby Winter Club E15 Academy team starts the season with a new head coach, Josh Bonar taking the reigns. Bonar is coming from the BWC Midget Prep team, where he was assistant coach under Maco Balkovic since 2014. “Josh is more than ready to head up his own Read More »

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 »

Katzalay signs with Seattle Thunderbirds

    KENT, June 16, 2017 — Seattle Thunderbirds general manager Russ Farwell today announced right wing Holden Katzalay has signed a WHL Standard Player Agreement with the team. “Holden impressed at training camp last year as a camp invite and continued to improve all season,” said Farwell. “He can score in tight and plays the Read More »

A few spots left for BCMML hopefuls

  June 10, 2017 For players still looking for a roster spot on a BC Hockey Major Midget League team, there are 18 spots for defencemen, 20 for forwards and and seven goalie spots available, spread over the 11 teams in the league. This season, the MML has made changes to the operation of the 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 »

Telus Cup, Cape Breton downs Blizzard in OT for Championship

  April 30, 2017 by Jason La Rose PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. – Logan Chisholm tied the game with 5:51 left in the third period and then won it 5:39 into overtime, giving the Cape Breton West Islanders a historic TELUS Cup with a come-from-behind 5-4 win over the Blizzard du Séminaire Saint-François on Sunday afternoon. Read More »

Telus Cup, Cougars come close but fail to advance to semis

    April 29, 2017 by Jason La Rose PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. – Ty Kolle scored a pair of goals in the third period to tie the game, but the Cariboo Cougars fell a goal short of the semifinals at the 2017 TELUS Cup after a 2-2 draw with the Mississauga Rebels in the preliminary-round 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 »

Telus Cup, Cougars need a win and some help to advance

    April 29, 2017 PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. After a promising 4-3 win over the Cape Breton Warriors on Wednesday, the BC Major Midget Champion and Telus Cup host, Cariboo Cougars moved to 1-1-1 and kept their hopes of advancing to the playoff round alive. However, after a disappointing 6-1 loss Thursday night vs Quebec Read More »

Telus Cup, ISS Players to Watch

April 24, 2017 by ISS Hockey Prince George – Who will be looked upon in the dying minutes of a tie game? Who will be counted upon to provide leadership on the long road to a national title? Who will make the key pass? Score the big goal? Make the huge save? International Scouting Services Read More »

Telus Cup, Cougars tie Pats 3-3 in Game 2

    MASER SALVAGES DRAW FOR COUGARS WITH LATE GOAL April 25, 2017 By Jason La Rose Prince George.BC  – Tyler Maser scored his second goal of the game with 3:18 to go, earning the Cariboo Cougars a single point in a 3-3 tie with the Regina Pat Canadians on Tuesday night at the 2017 Read More »

A look back: 2001 National Midget Championship

  A look back at the 2001 Air Canada Cup, the last time Canada’s National Midget Championship came to Prince George April 24, 2017 by Paul Edmonds The bus ride was uneventful, but memorable, probably the way most trips on the ‘Iron Lung’ should be when you’re 16 and travelling from home to another city Read More »

Telus Cup, Leduc take Pacific banner vs Cougars

  April 24, 2017 By Jason La Rose HESSE STOPS 39, LEADS OIL KINGS TO WIN AND REGIONAL TITLE PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. – Easton Hesse was lights-out between the pipes, turning aside 39 of 40 shots to backstop the Leduc Oil Kings to a 4-1 win over the Cariboo Cougars to finish the opening day Read More »

BCMML, Pacific banner on line in Telus Cup opener

  April 21, 2017 By Ted Clarke, Prince George Citizen The Cariboo Cougars’ first game at the Telus Cup Monday night against the Leduc Chrysler Oil Kings will be a banner occasion. That game will decide who gets to wave the flag as Pacific region midget hockey champions. In a typical year, the respective league 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 »

Canada U18s down Slovaks in OT

    April 15, 2017 Poprad, Slovakia By Jason La Rose Stelio Mattheos (Winnipeg, Man./Brandon, WHL) scored his second goal of the game at 2:38 of overtime, sending Canada’s National Men’s Under-18 Team to a 4-3 win over Slovakia on Saturday at the 2017 IIHF U18 World Championship. With the Canadians controlling the puck in Read More »

Canada U18s open with 4-1 W vs Latvia

    April 13, 2017 Poprad, Slovakia MacKenzie Entwistle (Hamilton Bulldogs) had a goal and an assist to lead Canada to a 4-1 victory over Latvia to open their 2017 World Under-18 Hockey Championship schedule. Stelio Mattheos (Brandon Wheat Kings) scored a first period penalty shot as the two sides came out of the first Read More »