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U18 Team Canada downed in World QFs

  April 20, 2017 By Jason La Rose – SPISSKA NOVA VES, Slovakia – Ian Scott (Calgary, Alta./Prince Albert, WHL) made 27 saves, but Canada’s National Men’s Under-18 Team had its run at the 2017 IIHF U18 World Championship come to an end with a 7-3 quarter-final loss to Sweden on Thursday. Matthew Strome (Mississauga, Read More »

Team Canada names first 18 on World Roster

  Duchene, O’Reilly in position to three-peat as world champions   April 18, 2017 Calgary – The first 18 players announced to the Team Canada roster for the 2017 IIHF World Championship have collectively amassed international hardware from some of the game’s marquee events, including the IIHF World Junior Championship, IIHF World Championship, and Olympic Winter Read More »

NHL Releases Final Rankings For 2017 Draft

  Brandon’s Nolan Patrick is the top prospect, Halifax’s Nico Hischier follows at No. 2 by National Hockey League / NHL.com  April 11th, 2017  Share Forward Nolan Patrick (Winnipeg, Man.), who skates for the Brandon Wheat Kings of the Western Hockey League, has been named the top draft-eligible skater for the 2017 NHL Draft as the NHL Read More »

Wings sign Cholowski to Entry-level Contract

    April 5, 2017 DETROIT – The Detroit Red Wings today agreed to terms with defenseman Dennis Cholowski on a three-year entry-level contract. Cholowski was Detroit’s first choice (20th overall) in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft and played 36 games as a freshman at St. Cloud State University, totaling 12 points (1-11-12) and 14 penalty Read More »

Jets sign Harkins to Entry-level Contract

    April 7, 2017 The Winnipeg Jets announced they have agreed to terms with forward Jansen Harkins on a three-year entry level contract with an annual value of $925,000. Harkins (May 23, 1997, North Vancouver, B.C.) was selected by the Jets in the second round (47th overall) in the 2015 NHL Draft and will spend Read More »

Gould’s 4 goals move Michigan Tech to finals

    March 15, 2017 By K. Campbell Gavin Gould couldn’t have picked a better time to shine in his NCAA career as he notched four goals, including his first hat trick, in a do-or-die game on Sunday to put the Michigan Tech Huskies into the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) finals. Gould also picked Read More »

Islanders prospect Mathew Barzal opening eyes

    March 9, 2017 by Mike G. Morreale @mikemorrealeNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer SEATTLE — Mathew Barzal is doing everything he’s been asked to do. After playing two games for the New York Islanders in October, the 19-year-old center was sent back to Seattle of the Western Hockey League and told to continue his progression and dominate. Read More »

Tyler Jost NCHC Freshman All-star

  March 10, 2017 Add another line to the already-impressive hockey resume of Penticton Vees alum Tyson Jost. Posting a little better than a point per game to finish second in team scoring as a freshman with the University of North Dakota, Jost earned a spot on the National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC) all-rookie team. Read More »

BCHL Playoffs in full swing, Powell River sweep

  March 8, 2017   Salmon Arm 6 – Trail 4, Trail up 3-1 A pair of third-period goals by Josh Latta secured a 6-4 Salmon Arm Silverbacks home win over the Trail Smoke Eaters that also preserved the Silverbacks’ season for at least one more game. After Blaine Caton opened the scoring for Trail Read More »

WHL Wrap Wednesday games

  March 9, 2017 By Taylor Rocca Here’s a wrap of Wednesday’s WHL games.     Prince George Cougars (4) at Portland Winterhawks (5) Prince George (42-21-3-2) // Portland (36-26-1-3) Cody Glass recorded four points, including two goals, as the Portland Winterhawks claimed a 5-4 victory over the Prince George Cougars and sealed up a Read More »

Wheaties Duke 1st Golden Knight

March 6, 2017 By Taylor Rocca Trivial Pursuit aficionados take note – Reid Duke is the first player in franchise history to sign with the NHL’s expansion Vegas Golden Knights. Duke, the 21-year-old Brandon Wheat Kings star and product of Calgary, signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the expansion Golden Knights as announced by Vegas Read More »

LA Kings sign Clague & Wagner

  March 6, 2017 By Taylor Rocca The Los Angeles Kings locked up a pair of promising young prospects Monday afternoon as president/general manager Dean Lombardi announced the signing of Brandon Wheat Kings defenceman Kale Clague and Regina Pats forward Austin Wagner. Both players were signed to three-year, entry-level contracts. Clague, an 18-year-old product of 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 »

Howe’s dying wish fulfilled

    September 25, 2016 By Francois Biber, CBC News Ashes of hockey legend and his wife interred at Gordie Howe’s statue at SaskTel Centre Sixty-one members of Gordie Howe’s family made the trip to Saskatoon this weekend to bear witness as the ashes of Gordie and his wife Colleen were interred at Howe’s statue at SaskTel Read More »

Outcoaching Torts – it’s Ralph Krueger

  So much for the setup. What we got was an upset. Ralph Krueger outcoached John Tortorella and the World Cup of Hockey just got a little more interesting, didn’t it? TORONTO (eliteprospects.com) On a normal day, a hockey team with seven Stanley Cup rings and more than 12,000 NHL games to their name won’t be an underdog. This Read More »

World Cup of Hockey Underway – A Classic in the Making?

  September 17, 2016 The National Hockey League and the National Hockey League Players’ Association latest and perhaps greatest event – outside of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, of course – the 2016 World Cup of Hockey – is now underway. From Sept. 17 to Oct. 1, 2016, eight teams – Team Canada, Team Czech Republic, Team Read More »

Three BCHL players selected in NHL first round

  July 1, 2016 For British Columbia hockey fans, the big news at this year’s NHL entry draft was the selection of three BCHL players in the first round, including two teammates from the Penticton Vees. Center Tyson Jost went #10 to Colorado Avalanche, while teammate Dante Fabbro, a D-man, went 17th to Nashville Predators. Read More »

NV’s Martin Jones spectacular in Stanley Cup Finals

  Pittsburgh Penguins center Nick Bonino (13) and San Jose Sharks goalie Martin Jones react after Penguins’ Brian Dumoulin scored during the first period of Game 6 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals in San Jose, Calif., Sunday, June 12, 2016. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg) June 12, 2016 By Rick Eymer, AP SAN JOSE, Calif. Read More »

Canucks to Host Fans at 2016 Draft Party

Brock Boeser, 23rd overall 2015 Canucks pick, University of North Dakota.   The Vancouver Canucks invite fans to join the first ever Canucks Draft Party, presented by Sportsnet, on Friday, June 24th from 3:00 – 7:00 pm at Rogers Arena. Season Ticket Members and fans will gather to celebrate the biggest event of the offseason Read More »

Sharks so far, yet so close

Thanks mostly to goaltender Jones, San Jose can tie Stanley Cup Final with Game 6 win against Penguins   by Nicholas J. Cotsonika @cotsonika / NHL.com Columnist SAN JOSE — The San Jose Sharks would like to think they have the momentum and the pressure is on the Pittsburgh Penguins. With a 4-2 victory in Game 5 of Read More »

Gordie Howe, 1928-2016

June 10, 2016 Gordie Howe dead at 88 By Rob Sinclair, CBC Sports The nickname Mr. Hockey says it all. Gordie Howe, widely regarded as the most complete player in the history of the sport — and considered an ironman in many respects both on and off the ice — has died at age 88. Gordie Howe: The humble ‘Mr. Hockey’ Gretzky, Trudeau, sports world Read More »

IIHF honors Pat Quinn

Pat Quinn was inducted into the International Ice Hockey Federation’s Hall of Fame at a ceremony on Monday in Moscow.   May 25, 2016 His size and intimidating demeanour behind the bench was something of a false front for a man who was generous and affable away from the spotlight of coaching. Indeed, Pat Quinn Read More »

Canucks first rounders since 2006

  May 25, 2016 Sportsnet.ca The Vancouver Canucks made a big trade with the Florida Panthers Wednesday night, moving 2014 first-round pick Jared McCann and two picks in the 2016 draft for Erik Gudbranson and a 2016 fifth-rounder. For the most part, the trade received major negative reviews from the Canucks side of it for Read More »

A look at PG Cougars NHL prospect Josh Anderson

  May 31, 2016 by Janik Beichler, thecanuckway.com Time for a look at WHL Prince George Cougars defenseman Josh Anderson. Name: Josh Anderson Position: Defence Shoots: Left Height, weight: 6’2”, 220 lbs Birthdate: 1998-08-29 Birth Place: Nanaimo, BC Minor Hockey: Cowichan Valley MHA Junior Team/League: Prince George Cougars, WHL Stats (from eliteprospects.com):  GP G A P PIM +/- 39 1 5 6 86 Read More »

Perry moves into elite Triple Gold company

  IIHF President Rene Fasel presents the Triple Gold Club pin to Canada’s Corey Perry #24 following a 2-0 gold medal game win over Finland at the 2016 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship. (Photo by Andre Ringuette/HHOF-IIHF Images)   May 22, 2016 After winning a Stanley Cup with Anaheim in 2007, Corey Perry was on Read More »

Canada downs red hot Finns for World Championship

MOSCOW – Canada’s Connor McDavid #97 celebrates after a first period goal against Finland during gold medal game action at the 2016 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship. (Photo by Andre Ringuette/HHOF-IIHF Images)   May 22, 2016 by Andrew Podnieks “We’re going to stay together as a team!” Mark Schiefele roared. “We have all our families Read More »

Czechs finish first in Group A, meet USA in QF

  The Czech Republic’s Tomas Plekanec #14 and Switzerland’s Morris Trachsler #43 battle for position in front of 6’4″ net minder Reto Berra #20 during preliminary round action at the 2016 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship. (Photo by Andre Ringuette/HHOF-IIHF Images)   May 17, 2016, Moscow by Andy Potts The Czechs clinched top spot in Group Read More »

Suomi the real deal as Finns shut out Canucks

  May 18, 2016 by John Sanful Finland earned a decisive 4-0 victory over previously undefeated Canada in the final game of the preliminary round of the IIHF World Championship in Moscow. Finland scored three goals in the second period and finished atop Group B and will now face Denmark in the quarter-finals at Yubileiny Arena on Read More »

Ellis joining Team Canada

Ryan Ellis (above in 2014) will be joining Team Canada. Photo: Richard Wolowicz / HHOF-IIHF Images May 15, 2016 by Martin Merk Hockey Canada announced that Ryan Ellis (Nashville Predators) is being added to Canada’s National Men’s Team following Saturday’s 5-0 win over Slovakia. “We had the opportunity to add one more experienced, puck-moving defenceman,” said co-general manager Read More »

Germans stun USA, move on

ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIA – MAY 15: USA’s Matt Hendricks #23 and Germany’s Christian Ehrhoff #10 battle for position in front of Thomas Greiss #1 during preliminary round action at the 2016 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship. (Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/HHOF-IIHF Images)   May 15, 2016 by John Sanful Since losing their first two games of the Read More »