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Cariboo Cougars lead 5 BCMML teams headed to Mac’s

  November 14, 2017 The Cariboo Cougars are leading a contingent of five BCMML teams that will be making the trek to Calgary over the Christmas break, to compete in the prestigious Mac’s AAA Midget Tournament. The Cougars lead a group made up of the top five in current league standings – followed by the Read More »

BCMML Week 8 – Not much change

  November 12, 2017 There was not much change at the top of the BCMML after Week 8 action – as all but one series were splits. Cariboo Cougars remain in first place, after edging the T-Birds 4-3 on Saturday and then losing 7-2 on Sunday, at home in PG. In spite of the split, Read More »

BWC Midget Prep in sole possession of first place

    November 12, 2017 BWC Academy won all three games at this weekend’s CSSHL Midget Prep Showcase at the Edge School in Calgary, to move into sole possession of first place. With a record of 15-1-1 OTL, and 31 points, BWC are now two points ahead of Delta, and four up on Yale. Delta Read More »

U17 USA jump out to early lead and hang on for gold

  November 11, 2017 Fort St. John, BC Jason La Rose DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – Cole Caufield scored a hat trick, Jack Hughes added four points to his tournament-leading total and the United States claimed a fifth gold medal at the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge with a 6-4 win over Canada Red on Saturday night. Read More »

U17 Czech rally and down Canada White for Bronze

  November 11, 2017 Fort St. John, BC Jason La Rose   DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – Matej Toman scored in the first period, Michal Teply added the game-winner in the second and the Czech Republic survived a frantic third period to beat Canada White 2-1 and win the bronze medal Saturday at the 2017 World Read More »

U17 Worlds, Russia come back for 5-3 W over Canada Red

  November 7, 2017 Fort St. John, BC Jason La Rose Egor Spiridonov got the game-winner midway through the second period, and Russia scored the last four goals of the game to beat Canada Red 5-3 and finish a perfect preliminary round Tuesday at the 2017 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge. The Russians were the lone Read More »

U17 Worlds, USA rally for 5-4 W over Canada Black

  November 7, 2017 Dawson Creek, BC Despite being badly outshot over the first two periods, 17-5 and 14-6, the Canada Black U17 team held a 2-1 lead going into the third against the high flying Americans, but were ultimately downed by a four goal outburst by the US in the final twenty. Again, BC Read More »

U17 Worlds, White down Czechs 7-2 for first W

  November 7, 2017 Jason La Rose WHITE BREAKS OUT, CRUISES PAST CZECHS FOR FIRST U17 WIN JASON LA ROSE DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – Jakob Pelletier (Quebec City, Que./Moncton, QMJHL) scored two goals, Graeme Clarke (Ottawa, Ont./Ottawa, OHL) set up four and Canada White finally found its way into win column at the 2017 World Read More »

U17 World Challenge, USA rally to beat Canada White 4-3 OT

November 6, 2017 AMERICANS BATTLE BACK TO BEAT WHITE IN OVERTIME by Jason La Rose DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – Trevor Zegras finished a 2-on-1 with Jack Hughes at 2:45 of overtime, capping a two-goal third-period comeback and giving the United States a 4-3 extra-time win over Canada White on Monday at the 2017 World Under-17 Read More »

BCMML Week 7 – NW Giants make a move

  November 6, 2017 There was no change at the top of the BCMML after Week 7 action, with Cariboo Cougars remaining in first place, one point up on the Valley West Hawks. The FV Thunderbirds had a rough weekend, playing with a decimated lineup, and dropped from third place to fifth. Greater Vancouver Canadians Read More »

BWC Midget Prep move into 1st Place tie with Yale

    November 5, 2017 BWC Midget Prep posted two home ice shut out wins over a short-benched Pacific Coast Sea Devils this weekend, to move into a first place tie with Yale Academy. Both teams are one point ahead of Delta. The three leaders have now all played 14 games. BWC and Yale are Read More »

Schneider, Krebs, Mutala named captains for World U-17 Hockey Challenge

      November 5, 2017 by Robert Murray When Canada’s three U17 teams step onto the ice at the World U-17 Hockey Challenge this week, they’ll be led by three upcoming stars from the Western Hockey League ranks. Braden Schneider (Brandon Wheat Kings), Peyton Krebs (Kootenay ICE) and Sasha Mutala (Tri-City Americans) will captain Read More »

U17 World Challenge, Finland down Canada Red 4-2

    November 5, 2017 AALTONEN GETS WINNER, FINNS BEAT RED TO OPEN U17S by Jason La Rose FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Leevi Aaltonen broke open a tie game eight minutes into the third period, leading Finland to a 4-2 win over Canada Red in the North Peace Arena curtain-raiser Sunday at the 2017 Read More »

U17 World Challenge, Canada Black wins opener 1-0 vs Canada White

  November 5, 2017 by Jason La Rose MAIER GETS SHUTOUT, BLACK BLANKS WHITE IN U17 OPENER DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – Nolan Maier (Yorkton, Sask./Yorkton, SJHL) stopped all 28 shots he faced for the shutout, backstopping Canada Black to a 1-0 win over Canada White in the opening game for both Sunday at the 2017 Read More »

Canada loses 3 ex-games at World U17 Challenge

  November 4, 2017 The World Under-17 Challenge gets underway in Fort St. John Sunday afternoon, with a game featuring Canada White vs Canada Black at 1:30 pm. Three Canadian teams are competing in the eight team tournament, with teams competing in two pools. Team Canada Black, Canada White, Czech Republic and USA are in Read More »

8 BC players suiting up for World U17 Challenge

  The World U17 Challenge (2001s) kicks off officially on Sunday, November 5 in the northern British Columbia communities of Dawson Creek and Fort St. John, featuring three Canadian squads, plus the USA, Czech Republic, Finland, Russia and Sweden. The three Canadian teams are selected by Hockey Canada with players mixed from all regions, more Read More »

BWC E15 looking forward to November schedule

      November 3, 2017 BWC E15s went 4-3-0 in October, after starting 3-1-0, and are now four points back of Calgary-based Edge in fourth place of the CSSHL E15 division. Edge are in third place with 9-2-0 record. Both BWC and Edge have played two fewer games than first place Northern Alberta Extreme Read More »

BCMML Week 6 – Cougars and Hawks open up some space

  October 30, 2017 Week 6 of the  BCMML schedule wrapped up on the weekend, with 10 teams seeing action. This week Fraser Valley Thunderbirds had the bye week. Coming into the weekend, six teams were tightly packed in the top tier, and three more nipping at their heels. At the end of the weekend, two Read More »

CSSHL Midget Prep – Delta take two vs BWC

          October 30, 2017 BWC Academy’s run on being the only CSSHL Prep team left with an undefeated record came to end this weekend, losing 5-3 to Delta at Planet Ice on Saturday, and 5-4 in shootout in the rematch at BWC on Sunday. Yale meanwhile, held onto first place although Read More »

CSSHL – Some separation starting – still lots of tight races

  October 24, 2017 Here’s a quick overview of the current Standings in all of the Canadian Sports School Hockey League divisions, through the first six weeks of league play. Midget Prep: The top three teams are starting to separate themselves from the rest of the pack – with 33 games among them and just Read More »

BCMML Week 5 – Super tight at the top

  October 24, 2017 Week 5 of the  BCMML schedule wrapped up on the weekend, with 10 teams seeing action. This week North West Giants had the bye week. Heading into the weekend, four teams were tightly packed at the top of the league. The Fraser Valley Thunderbirds were in first place with 13 points, one up Read More »

CSSHL Midget Prep – BWC only undefeated team left

  October 22, 2017 (scroll down for standings) BWC Academy kept the good times rolling with another two win weekend Saturday and Sunday, to move to 10-0-0 and remain the only undefeated team in the CSSHL Midget Prep Division. Despite their unbeaten record, BWC are one point behind Yale who are 10-0-1 OTL after dropping Read More »

WHL Cup Championship – BC win 4-3 OT gold vs Alberta

  Derek Leung photo October 22, 2017 With files from Robert Murray Vernon native Ben King (Okanagan Rockets) scored with 2:37 left in OT to give BC a 4-3 win over Alberta in the gold medal game of the Western Cup in Calgary on Sunday. “Cole Shepard (West Vancouver, Delta Hockey Academy) moved it up Read More »

CSSHL – Saturday Midget Prep game results

  October 22, 2017   Saturday games in the Midget Prep division of the CSSHL, featured number 1 Yale losing their first game of the year, in a tight 4-3 overtime decision at Shawnigan Lake, while BWC scored late to squelch a 3 goal comeback by OHA Red, and take a 4-3 win. BWC is Read More »

CSSHL – Friday game recaps

  October 21, 2017 Recaps of Friday games in the CSSHL – 14 games on schedule.   MIDGET PREP DIVISION Yale Hockey Academy (12) Pacific Coast Hockey Academy (5) Abbotsford, BC – Holden Kodak (Cloverdale, BC) scored three times and setup four more as the Yale Hockey Academy skated to a 12-5 win over the Read More »

WHL Cup – Day 4: BC and Alberta will play in final

  October 21, 2017 by Robert Murray The semi-finals Saturday at the 2017 Western Hockey League Cup were a replay of the Friday matchups, with Alberta and B.C. emerging victorious once again, sending them to Sunday’s gold medal final. Saskatchewan 0 at British Columbia 6 BC defeated Saskatchewan 7-0 in semi-final action at the WHL Read More »

WHL Cup – Day 3: BC downs Sask 6-0

  October 20, 2017 by Robert Murray The third day of action at the 2017 Western Hockey League Cup saw British Columbia continue to gain momentum as they recorded their first victory of the tournament while Alberta finished the round robin with a perfect 3-0 record. Saskatchewan 0 at British Columbia 6 British Columbia continued Read More »

WHL Cup – Day 2: Alberta defeats BC 6-2

  October 19, 2017 by Robert Murray British Columbia 2 at Alberta 6 Alberta’s offence continued to take centre stage as the story of the tournament Thursday in their round-robin contest against British Columbia. Connor McClennon (Kootenay ICE) had a pair of goals and three points while Kyle Crnkovic (Saskatoon Blades) had a goal and Read More »

WHL Cup – Day 1: BC drops 3-2 SO to MB

  October 19, 2017 by Robert Murray Alberta and Manitoba won the opening contests of 2017 WHL Cup Wednesday at the Markin MacPhail Centre in Calgary, with BC losing 3-2 to Manitoba in a shootout, and Alberta thumping Saskatchewan 8-3. Manitoba 3 vs BC 2 (SO) Portland Winterhawks prospect Seth Jarvis had himself a game Read More »

From U17s to the NHL

    By Justin LaRose The 100th season of NHL hockey faced off Wednesday night, and the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge is well-represented among the league’s 31 teams – in total, 242 U17 alumni were included on season-opening rosters. The Colorado Avalanche led the way with 12, one ahead of the Arizona Coyotes, Edmonton Oilers, Read More »