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BCHL Bauer Showcase – 11 games complete, wrap-ups

  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 Read More »

Kelowna Rockets win home opener 6-2

  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 Read More »

WHL Opening Night Round Up

  Opening night of the 2017-18 Western Hockey League regular season held no shortage of excitement with eight games spread across Western Canada.   Regina Pats (1) at Brandon Wheat Kings (8) Regina (0-1-0-0) // Brandon (1-0-0-0) Ty Lewis registered five points (2G-3A) as the Brandon Wheat Kings made a statement, thumping the CHL’s top-ranked Read More »

WHL BC Division Preview

  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 Read More »

BCHL Bauer Showcase Schedule – game recaps

  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 Read More »

Nanaimo’s Coghlan signs with Las Vegas

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, Read More »

BCHL Bauer Showcase Schedule – 17 games over 4 days

  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 Read More »

WHL US Division Preview

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 Read More »

Regina Pats start season ranked #1 in Canada

  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 Read More »

BCMML kicks off this weekend

  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 Read More »

BCHL weekend recap

  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.   Read More »

Penguins sign Jordy Bellerive

  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 Read More »

WHL Roundup – preseason wrapping up

  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 Read More »

Rockets ready for season opener

  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 Read More »

Undrafted Fiddler retiring after 877 NHL games

  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 Read More »

Dear Vancouver

  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, Read More »

WHL Pre-season Friday night recap

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 Read More »

Canadian Born, Texas Taught

September 13, 2017 VERNON FIDDLER RETIRED / NHL 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 Read More »

Dear Vancouver, from the Sedans

  September 7, 2017 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, and we have played together on the same line since we were 12 years Read More »

WHL pre-season underway

  September 9, 2017 By Robert Murray A nine-game schedule Friday in Western Hockey League pre-season action brought teams a day closer to the regular season while the battle for roster spots and starting jobs continued across the league.   Portland Winterhawks (8) at Kootenay ICE (3) Portland (3-2-0-0) // Kootenay (0-2-0-0) The Winterhawks’ offence Read More »

BCHL season opens

  September 9, 2017 The BCHL got underway last night – here are the recaps from Day 1.   Surrey 5-4 OT vs Langley Despite falling behind 3-0 early in the second period, the Surrey Eagles rallied and wound up getting the OT winner from newly acquired Ryan Brushett in a 5-4 home win over Read More »

Okanagan Rockets Ice Breaker opens

  September 9, 2017 The Okanagan Rockets Major Midgets opened their annual Ice Breaker tournament last night, with six games on the schedule. The Rockets dropped their opener 6-3 vs the Valley West Hawks. Both teams are BC Major Midget League teams. In other games, Everett Elite Hockey U16s of the North American Prospects League, Read More »

Giants down to 35 into pre-season game

      September 1, 2017   The Giants have pared main camp prospects to 35 in preparation for pre-season. Remaining players include: Goaltenders (5): Trent Miner (01) Todd Scott (00) Jacob Wassermann (00) David Tendeck (99) Ryan Kubic (98)   Defencemen (10): Tanner Brown (02) Bowen Byram (01) Kaleb Bulych (00) Alex Kannok-Leipert (00) Read More »

Returning Royals ready for action

August 28, 2017 by Cleve Dheenshaw, Times Colonist With the Victoria Royals having no first-round Western Hockey League bantam draft picks in 2016 or 2017, there is little buzz surrounding this weekend’s Royals rookie camp, although this is a team known for drafting well in the mid and late rounds. Make no mistake, the veteran-laden Read More »

Cents down Silverbacks in first ex game

  August 24, 2017 Merritt Centennials down the Salmon Arm Silverbacks 7-4 last night, in their first exhibition game of season 45 at home. The Cents played a lineup of consisting of all prospects with the exception of veteran Zach Court. Head coach and GM Joe Martin says 8 players were released before the game, Read More »

Vees down Warriors in first ex game

  August 24, 2017 Cassidy Bowes’ hat trick led the Penticton Vees to a 6-3 road win over the West Kelowna Warriors last night in the teams’ first pre-season exhibition game. Lineups:       Read More »

Newton heading to U Alaska

    August 21, 2017 It’s never too late to get some good news. While the new season is already getting close, Cowichan Valley Capitals forward Max Newton recently got confirmation he’s going off to NCAA Div. I hockey at the University of Alaska. The native of Vancouver notched career highs with 25 goals and Read More »

Vees add 20 year olds Allen and Allan

  August 19, 2017 PENTICTON, BC –The Penticton Vees Junior ‘A’ Hockey Club have announced the acquisitions of 1997-born forwards Ben Allen from the Battlefords North Stars and Shane Allan from the Okotoks Oilers in exchange for future considerations. Allen, a native of Allen, Texas, appeared in 44 games for the North Stars last season Read More »

BCHL main camps getting underway

  August 21, 2017 Main training camps for all 17 BCHL clubs opened today, with exhibition games starting Wednesday. Returning players and hopefuls have reported to their respective communities and will begin competition for the last few spots available on the rosters. All on-ice training camp activities are open to the public and fans are Read More »

Canada U18s down host Czechs 4-1 for Gold

Canadian Press Photos Karel Svec August 13, 2017 BRECLAV, Czech Republic — Jack McBain had a goal and two assists as Canada beat the Czech Republic 4-1 in the final of the Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup under-18 hockey tournament. Joe Veleno scored the winner early in the second period, while Jared McIsaac and Kevin Bahl Read More »