Seattle Thunderbirds agree to sell to Alberta Leckelt brothers

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  September 23, 2017 KENT, Wash. — Russ Farwell, Owner, Governor and General Manager of the 2017 WHL Champion Seattle Thunderbirds Hockey Club yesterday announced that the ownership group, have entered into an agreement, in principle, to sell the WHL team to Dan Leckelt and Lindsey Leckelt, Co-CEO’s of Silent-Aire. The sale of the franchise is conditional […]

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BCHL Bauer Showcase – 11 games complete, wrap-ups

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  September 23, 2017 Day three of the BCHL Bauer Showcase wrapped up yesterday, with four games on the slate. Four more games are scheduled for today and for Sunday, to compete the 17 game event. All games are at the Prospera Centre in Chilliwack. The event is billed as an opportunity for fans in the […]

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Kelowna Rockets win home opener 6-2

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  September 23, 2017   The Kelowna Rockets kicked off their 2017-2018 campaign with a strong 6-2 performance over Kamloops Blazers on Friday night at Prospera Place. The Rockets took a 6-0 lead into the third, before the Blazers notched two late goals to negate the shutout. Kyle Topping got things started 3:25 into the […]

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WHL BC Division Preview

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  September 21, 2017 By Robert Murray, WHL As the 2017-18 Western Hockey League regular season approaches Friday, September 22, here’s a preview of the BC Division. Team capsules are presented in order of 2016-17 finish within each division.   General Manager: Todd Harkins Head Coach: Richard Matvichuk Pre-season record: 3-3-0-0 2016-17 record: 45-21-3-3, First in […]

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BWC Midget Prep drop ex game vs Delta

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  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 […]

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BCHL Bauer Showcase Schedule – game recaps

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  September 21, 2017 The BCHL Bauer Showcase got underway yesterday. All BCHL teams are facing off in Chilliwack during the event, giving scouts and local Lower Mainland fans an opportunity to see all teams over four days of action. Here are game results so through mid-day of Day 2. Langley Rivermen – 4 Merritt […]

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Nanaimo’s Coghlan signs with Las Vegas

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September 21, 2017 The National Hockey League’s newest franchise, the Vegas Golden Knights, added another player to their roster from the Western Hockey League as they announced the signing of defenceman Dylan Coghlan to a three-year, entry-level contract Tuesday. Coghlan, a native of Nanaimo, B.C., has spent his entire WHL career with the Tri-City Americans, […]

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BCHL Bauer Showcase Schedule – 17 games over 4 days

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  September 20, 2017 The BCHL Bauer Showcase is underway again this year, as all BCHL teams compete in one venue, before hundreds of pro and college scouts, over a four day span. This year’s event will once again take place in Chilliwack at Prospera Centre beginning Wednesday September 2oth. The hometown Chilliwack Chiefs will […]

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WHL US Division Preview

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September 20, 2017 By Robert Murray, WHL In advance of the WHL regular season opening on Friday, September 22, here’s a preview of the US Division teams. Team capsules are presented in order of the 2016-2017 season finish within their own division.   General Manager: Garry Davidson Head coach: Dennis Williams Pre-season record: 5-2-0-0 2016-17 […]

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Regina Pats start season ranked #1 in Canada

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  September 20. 2017 Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced the pre-season edition of the CHL Top-10 Rankings for the 2017-18 season. The weekly rankings of the CHL’s Top-10 teams are selected by a panel of National Hockey League scouts. The 2017-18 regular season schedule opens on Thursday September 21 in the […]

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BCMML kicks off this weekend

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  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 […]

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BCHL weekend recap

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  September 17, 2017 Here are summaries of BCHL game action over the weekend, along with league standings (scroll to end) to date. Most teams have played three or four games so far, though defending champion Penticton Vees have only played two. Powell River, Vernon and Prince George have opened the early divisional leads.   […]

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BWC Midget Prep open regular season with 2Ws

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  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 […]

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Penguins sign Jordy Bellerive

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  September 16, 2017 Jordy Bellerive has put the disappointment of the 2017 NHL Draft behind him in a big way. After going unselected at the NHL’s annual restocking, the Lethbridge Hurricanes energizer joined Pittsburgh Penguins training camp on an invite, where he put his best forward en route to earning a three-year, entry-level contract […]

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WHL Roundup – preseason wrapping up

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  by Robert Murray Everett Silvertips (5) at Seattle Thunderbirds (1) Everett (5-2-0-0) // Seattle (1-6-0-0) Five different skaters scored for the Everett Silvertips Saturday against the Seattle Thunderbirds, but it was Jake Christiansen’s short-handed goal that stood up as the game-winner. The Tips scored five straight goals with Reece Harsch’s late third period goal for the […]

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Rockets ready for season opener

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  September 15, 2017 by Kevin Bain One week from today the Kelowna Rockets will open the regular season against the Kamloops Blazers here at Prospera Place. With game one fast approaching, Assistant Coach Kris Mallette says right now is about teaching systems. “The time right now is used to work on new systems we’re trying […]

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Undrafted Fiddler retiring after 877 NHL games

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  September 13, 2017 By Vernon Fiddler I’m retiring today. I know, I know. I really thought I was going to play longer than Jagr, too. But here we are. I’m going to get to how an undrafted kid from Alberta played almost 900 games in the NHL — and also how Joffrey Lupul is […]

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Dear Vancouver

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  September 7, 2017 By Daniel Sedin and Henrik Sedin, Vancouver Canucks Photo by Jeff Vinnick, Getty Images Dear Vancouver, Before this season begins, we wanted to write a letter to the city, and to everyone who has supported us for the past 17 years. Aside from being brothers, we have always been best friends, […]

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NV’s Mack Gray notches first in AJHL opener

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September 16, 2017 It was an ideal start to the 2017-18 AJHL season for the Lloydminster Bobcats Friday night at the Centennial Civic Centre. Opening their season at home against the Bonnyville Pontiacs, the Bobcats doubled-up their Viterra North Division rival 4-2. “I thought the guys played really well,” said Bobcats Assistant Coach Taylor Holt. […]

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WHL Pre-season Friday night recap

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September 15, 2017   The second last day of the Western Hockey League’s pre-season schedule saw five games take place across the league Friday night. Here are the recaps: Kamloops Blazers (5) at Prince George Cougars (3) Kamloops (2-2-0-1) // Prince George (3-3-0-0) It’s not about how you start, but how you finish, a statement that rang […]

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