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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 »

BCMML – Cariboo Cougars win Provincial Championship

March 26, 2017 by Peter James The Cougars shutdown the Greater Vancouver Canadians’ high-powered offence for a second straight day, winning 4-0 to clinch the best-of-three series in the third game. Marcus Allen made 20 saves and Jeremy Gervais and Daine Dubois each posted three point games. Allen also shutout the Canadians 2-0 in Game Read More »

BCMML Championship GVC win opener in 2OT

  March 24, 2017 The Greater Vancouver Canadians upset the Cariboo Cougars, 3-2 in double overtime, in game one of the best of three BC Major Midget Championship finals today in Prince George. Cariboo started the scoring early, when Dane Dubois, the team’s leading sniper, opened it up with a goal 3:45 into the game. Trey Read More »

BCMML – Cariboo vs GVC Final set

March 21, 2017 It will be #1 ranked Cariboo Cougars vs the #4 ranked Greater Vancouver Canadians in this year’s BC Major Midget League Championship series, which gets underway in Prince George at 3:15 pm Friday, March 24. The Cougars, who have cruised all year long at the top of the standings, finishing with a Read More »

BWC Winners and Runners-up at CSSHL Championships

  March 19, 2017 BWC teams made the finals in both the Midget Prep and Elite 15 divisions at the Canadian Sports School Hockey League Championships this weekend, coming away with silver in the Midget Prep division, and gold in the Elite 15 division. Midget Prep The BWC Midget Prep team played a rematch vs Read More »

CSSHL Midget Prep Playoffs – BWC will meet Edge in Final

  Saturday, March 18, 2017 BWC Midget Prep stole one from the jaws of death Saturday night, winning a 4-3 OT decision over Okanagan Hockey Academy Red to advance to the Championship final on Sunday, after being outplayed in the first two periods of the game. D-man Raihan Kheraj got the 3 on 3 winner, after taking 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 »

CSSHL Midget Prep Playoffs – BWC win Game 2

  Thursday, March 16, 2017 BWC Midget Prep kept their CSSHL championship hopes alive with their second playoff win Thursday in Penticton. The Lions shutout Pursuit of Excellence, 4-0 in a solid performance, outshooting the Kelowna-based team 35-17. BWC opened the scoring with a powerplay goal from Elan Bar-Lev-Wise about half way through the first, on shot Read More »

CSSHL Midget Prep Playoffs – BWC start with big win over Yale

  Wednesday, March 15, 2017 Bradley Ong and Bradley Cooper had a huge games in the opener of the CSSHL Midget Prep playoff round today, as BWC rebounded from a slow start to post a 5-2 over Yale Hockey Academy. Ong assisted on four of the five BWC goals, including two powerplay goals. Cooper turned aside Read More »

BCMML – NW Giants upset OK Rockets in QFs

March 13, 2017 There was one big upset in the BC Major Midget League quarter final playoffs last weekend, as #6 ranked North West Giants upset #3 Okanagan Rockets in two games straight, on the road. The other games when more or less as anticipated, with the top seeds winning all three series. #1 Cariboo Read More »

Coquitlam Midget A1 looking for Gold

  March 13, 2017 The Coquitlam Midget A1 Chiefs have booked their ticket to the Provincials for the second year in a row, and are looking to cap a lossless regular season with a Provincial Championship banner, after settling for bronze last year. The Chiefs were 17-0-3 in the regular season, posting 96 GF vs 39 Read More »

CSSHL Midget Prep – Playoff Pools, Head to Head Records

  Monday, March 13, 2017   The CSSHL Midget Prep playoffs kick off Wednesday, with a game featuring #5 BWC vs #4 Yale, in what should be an exciting close fought game; and the first of many to be contested through the rest of week.  The Championship Final will go Sunday at 10:45 AM. The Top Read More »