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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 »

Pt. Moody hosting Canucks Learn 2 Play event

  The Port Moody Amateur Hockey Association (PMAHA) has been selected to host one of the Vancouver Canucks Learn 2 Play hockey programs. The program is for first year kids with an emphasis on fun.  Operated under the NHL/NHLPA Learn 2 Play guidelines with support from provincial minor hockey associations, FREE equipment will be distributed to selected Read More »

North Van Coaches vs RCMP Charity Game Jan 31

  January 24, 2016   The North Vancouver Minor Hockey Association is calling on all North Shore residents to come on out to Harry Jerome Arena at 2:00 pm Sunday, January 31, to cheer on NVMHA Coaches vs NV RCMP in a charity game in support of COPS of Cancer. The association is asking all teams in Read More »

BCHL Standings, Stats & Leaders Update – two more teams clinch

January 18th, 2016 Two more BCHL teams punched their ticket to the playoffs this week, following up on the Penticton Vees who clinched last week. Here’s a look at the current playoff picture and much more in this week’s BCHL update. Standings Interior Division A trio of wins launched the West Kelowna Warriors into second place Read More »

Kelowna MHA Power-skating clinics

    KMHA POWERSKATING AT CNC2 WITH AARON KONECSNI and/or AKHOCKEY’s Dekker Mende       Tuesday mornings – 7:00-8:00 am at CNC2 Lead by internationally known Power Skating instructor Aaron Konecsni 8 weeks starting January 5th until February 23rd – $85.00 Atom up through Midget aged players Maximum 30 skaters Please contact Wendy or Marilyn at the KMHA office to register. Read More »

New Vancouver area “AA” Spring Tourney announced

  A new May Long Weekend, Vancouver-area AA Spring hockey tournament for 2009-2002 birth years has just been announced. The BC Mayhem Tournament is being organized and managed by Inside Edge Hockey Training – making it their third tournament for the 2016 spring season. The new tournament will host AA calibre teams only, May 20th – 23rd, 2016, out Read More »

North Van MHA announce new H3-H4-Atom development programs

  North Vancouver MHA has announced a wide-ranging program of skill development opportunities for its registered players for this season. Here’s an overview of the programs. Pre-registration is required for all. Looking for that extra edge on the competition at a great price?  Agility Blades offers a unique training experience using especially designed wheeled skates Read More »

North Van rep schedule, Phase 2 starting

  North Vancouver Minor Hockey Association has announced Phase 2 of the tryout schedule for this year’s rep teams. Phase Two – starts Monday, August 31st through September 3, breaks for the Long Weekend, then continues September 8 through September 28.   2015 House Player Assessment Atom – through Midget House will have one session on either September Read More »

BWC tweaks tryout process

  The Burnaby Winter Club hockey director Maco Balkovec has announced the club has made two changes to improve the tryout selection process for the upcoming season. The club has created a Selection Committee comprised of A1 coaches and the Director of Hockey. This committee will assist with and oversee the pool selections for all rep Read More »

Coaches – Your Birthdays now required !

  August 25, 2015 A memo circulated by BC Hockey today reports that the Coaching Association of Canada has requested that all coaches update their date of birth within “The Locker” database. Not doing so will mean coach certification updates will not appear on a coach transcript. The NCCP Locker is a Canada-wide database which Read More »

It’s starting: PCAHA League Managers seminar dates announced

  The Pacific Coast Amateur Hockey Association has announced the times and dates of this year’s League Managers Seminars for Atom to Juvenile. There will be two dates: Tuesday, August 25, 7:00 pm registration, 7:30 start, and Saturday, September 12, 9:00 am registration, 9:30 am start. Both seminars to be held at the PCAHA Office #114-3993 Henning Read More »

North Van rep schedule, new WHL Combines testing

  North Vancouver Minor Hockey Association has announced the tryout schedule for this year’s rep teams and also a new on-ice testing component that will replace the first practice in Phase 1 of the tryout process. The testing will be administered by the WHL COMBINES Testing group who do similar testing for WHL combines and the Read More »

BCHL Vees stun Saints in Western Canada Cup opener

Defenceman Gabe Bast with assistant coach Nick Fuher; Bast lead Vees with a goal and 4 assists in opener vs Spruce Grove.     The Penticton Vees scored early and often, setting a Western Canada Cup record with 11 goals en route to an 11-3 win over the Alberta Junior Hockey League champion Spruce Grove Read More »

BWC’s Melanson back in the saddle

  September 23, 2014 After a three year absence, Dan Melanson is back in familiar territory, heading up the Burnaby Winter Club’s minor hockey organization as President. Melanson’s history with the BWC minor hockey factory goes back to the early 1990s, shortly after he first arrived in BC from Montreal and met up with current Read More »

NSWC 2014-2015 Coaches Announced

    The North Shore Winter Club has released the names of the coaches who will be leading the majority of the Club’s hockey teams this year. Notable is the movement of Billy Coupland from Peewee A1 to Atom A1 and the absence of Don Jamieson at Bantam A3. Cam Paddock, who coached Atom A2 last Read More »

USA Hockey addresses Myths about ADM

          The following was posted by USA Hockey in mid June, 2014 , to address some common misconceptions about the American Development Model (ADM). by USA Hockey. Myth 1: ADM fails in youth goalie development. Kids need to be identified as goaltenders and taught goaltending-specific skills at young ages. Truth: Almost none of Read More »

Pacific Spring Showcase Finals

    Here are the final results for all divisions from this year’s Pacific Spring Showcase. A total of 68 teams competed in 8 divisions: 2000 Division: Champion: North West Jr. Giants 2000 Division Gold  GF  GF Dragons (3) 4 NW Giants (4) 5 Bronze Jr Steelers (1) 7 BC Outlaws (2) 2 Consolation Kootenay Read More »

Pacific Spring Showcase Scoring Leaders, Day 2

    Scoring Leaders after Round Robin After day two at the third edition of the Pacific Spring Showcase, all four round robin games have been played and playoff match ups set. Many of the top novice through to first year bantam players from across British Columbia, Alberta and several US states are competing in Read More »

Pacific Spring Showcase Playoff Matchups Set

    All round robin games at the Pacific Spring Showcase were completed Saturday and playoff match ups set; with some notable upsets and surprises in several divisions. The invitational tournament, organized by Inside Edge, involved 68 teams this year, with eight boys divisions (2007 to 2000 birth years) plus a 2001/02 girls division. Here’s how Read More »

Pacific Spring Showcase Scoring Leaders, Day 1

    Scoring Leaders after Day 1 After day one, at the third edition of the Pacific Spring Showcase, all teams have completed two games, and are heading into the final day of robin robin competition in advance of the semi-final and gold medal games Sunday. Many of the top novice through to first year Read More »

Pacific Spring Showcase Standings Start Day 2

  After day one, at the third edition of the Pacific Spring Showcase, all teams have completed two games, and some patterns are starting to emerge as most teams head into the final day of robin robin competition in advance of the semi final and gold medal games Sunday. Many of the top novice through Read More »

Pacific Spring Showcase Underway

  The third edition of the Pacific Spring Showcase, an invitational spring hockey tournament, is underway at Planet Ice facilities in Delta and Coquitlam this weekend. Many of the top novice through to first year bantam players from across British Columbia, Alberta and several US states are in competition for bragging rights on who are Read More »

NSWC TNT on deck for little ones

The 18th version of the North Shore Winter Club’s annual Christmas TNT tournament for Hockey 2, 3, and 4s kicks off on Dec 18 and runs through Dec 22. Twenty seven teams will be swarming the NSWC as the coming generation of future hockey stars hits the ice for their first big tournament experience. NSWC Read More »

BWC Alumni Return to Pitch In

Motto gains new Substance, Alumni Pitch In The slogan, Where Tradition Inspires Excellence has long been a mantra at the Burnaby Winter Club. But this year the club is taking the slogan to a whole new level. General Manager Len McNeely says its very satisfying to see so many former players returning as adults with Read More »

BWC Kicks Off New Season, and New Website

  BWC Fine-tunes Program of Excellence, Starting at Hockey 2   Jeff Eaton, Hockey Director at the Burnaby Winter Club since 2011, continues to work with BWC Board of Directors to improve programs, overseeing BWC development programs from Hockey 2 through Midget. Eaton has established a baseline ice time of two practices and a home Read More »

Arvin Atwal Guest Coach at Surrey Minor Hockey Prep Camp

On Wednesday, Vancouver Giants’ defenseman Arvin Atwal led Surrey Minor Hockey H3 and H4 players through drills as a guest coach at Surrey’s first annual prep camp. Atwal spoke with BC Hockey Hub about the importance of skating at every level of the game and about the value of giving back to the minor hockey Read More »

Surrey Minor Hockey Association Prep Camp

August 20, 2013 – The Surrey Minor Hockey Association, as part of their renewed efforts towards player development, hosted a prep camp for their players last week. The camp featured instructions from some special guest coaches, including Brenden Dillon of the Dallas Stars – a Surrey MHA alumni – as well as Arvin Atwal of Read More »

Brenden Dillon Leads New Prep Camp at Surrey MHA

Dallas Stars’ defenseman Brenden Dillon had a homecoming this week, returning to Surrey Minor Hockey as a guest coach at their pre-evaluation camp on Wednesday. Dillon’s path to the pros is quite remarkable, having been undrafted at both the WHL and NHL levels. BC Hockey Hub spoke to Dillon about being able to give back to Read More »

Surrey Minor hires Semenov to lead development

  Surrey Minor Hockey has announced that Dynamo Hockey director Denis Semenov has been hired as their new coach coordinator and director of player development. Semenov is well known around the Lower Mainland as an exceptional skating instructor. Last season he was head coach of Vancouver Thunderbirds Peewee A1 team. He played minor hockey at Read More »

Seafair MHA Registration Up, Up and Away!

  There is no association in B.C. that has sustained this level of growth over a 5 year span. It’s up 46%! To all Seafair players, parents, volunteers, etc – you must be doing something right!   Season / yr       H1       H2       H3       H4       Atom   PW      Ban      Midg    Juv       Read More »