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BCHL – 17 alumni turning pro

  May 4, 2017 Again this season, with the NCAA schedule complete and NHL teams filling their rosters with young talent, there are several BCHL graduates who have been signed and have joined the pro ranks. Of the players signing, only Tyson Jost has made his NHL debut so far. Most are headed for the American Read More »

No PCAHA Bantam Zone Teams for 2017-2018

  March 10, 2017 After months of speculation, it’s now official, there will be no Bantam Zone teams in the PCAHA – at least for 2017-2018. In a letter addressed to MHA presidents yesterday, PCAHA president, Lynne Kiang, reported the results of the second vote on the matter. Two options were on the ballot. The Read More »

PCAHA Peewee A1 – Abby, NSWC to Provies

March 7, 2017 PCAHA Peewee A1 Playoffs Abbotsford Hawks swept the Final 4 to finish in first place overall and advance to the BC Provincial Peewee Championships as the PCAHA champion. After a tough start to their year, NSWC pulled through and will also advance to the Championships, hosted by Vancouver Island’s Nanaimo Clippers, March 19-22. Read More »

PCAHA Bantam A1 Quarter-finals set

      February 16, 2017 The third round, quarter-final matchups for the PCAHA Bantam A playoffs are now set. After #6 seeded Chilliwack’s 5-2 win over #11 Vancouver Thunderbirds February 15, the first to four points quarter-finals will feature the following: Quarter-Finals #1 BWC vs #9 Semiahmoo, starts Sat. Feb. 18, at BWC, 5:30 pm. Read More »

PCAHA Bantam Rankings, BWC finish #1, 20-0-0

February 10, 2017 Here are Hockey Hub’s rankings of PCAHA bantam teams at the end of the 2016-2017 regular season. Sportsmanship points have been removed from the PCAHA calculations, and winning percentage used as the primary metric to determine rankings within PCAHA flights. In the case of a tie, most wins, head to head and Read More »

PCAHA Peewee Rankings, Abby finish #1

February 10, 2017 PCAHA Peewee Team Rankings – End 2016-2017 Season Here are the Hockey Hub rankings for the PCAHA Peewee divisions at the end of the regular season. Rankings are based solely on PCAHA league play. Sportsmanship points have been removed and rankings based on winning percentage as the first tie-breaker, and goal differential Read More »

WJC – USA prevails in shootout for Gold – game recap

  January 6, 2017 Game recap by Andrew Podnieks Troy Terry has done it again. He was the only scorer of ten shootout shooters tonight, giving the USA the gold medal in an incredible 5-4 win over Canada. Just 24 hours ago, he scored three goals in a shootout to defeat Russia and advance to today’s championship Read More »

WJC – Thomas Chabot voted Tournament MVP

    January 6, 2017 Canada’s Thomas Chabot was voted the Most Valuable Player of the 2017 IIHF World Junior Championship by the media. Chabot, a 19-year-old defenceman who plays for the QMJHL’s Saint John Sea Dogs and appeared in one NHL game this season with the Ottawa Senators, was also voted to the tournament Read More »

WJC – USA wins epic game in shoot-out vs Canada

https://vimeo.com/198304761 January 6, 2017 By Lucas Ackroyd Like a great hockey team, the 2017 IIHF World Junior Championship got better every day, climaxing with the U.S.’s 5-4 shootout win over Canada for gold. Among many unforgettable memories, this final was the jewel in the crown. “Everyone had so much energy built up and was running all Read More »

WJC – Rematch 2010 – Canada vs USA

  January 5, 2017 by Lucas Aykroyd It’s been seven years since the U.S. and Canada last battled for World Junior gold. Saskatoon 2010 was a classic, and we might get another one in Montreal. In that 2010 final, forward Jordan Eberle came up big for Canada with two late goals to tie it up, Read More »

WJC – Canada down Swedes in semi

  January 5, 2017 by Andrew Podnieks Canada rallied from a shaky start and deficits of 1-0 and 2-1 to defeat Sweden, 5-2 in Montreal last night. The win earns the hosts a spot in tonight’s gold-medal game with arch-rival United States. Julien Gauthier had two goals for Canada while Anthony Cirelli and Dylan Strome each had Read More »

WJC – Canada advance to semis

January 2, 2017 by Lucas Aykroyd Julien Gauthier scored twice in the third period to lift Canada to a 5-3 quarter-final win over the Czech Republic and set up a showdown with unbeaten Sweden. It wasn’t a picture-perfect performance for the hosts, but it was a big relief to make the final four. “In the Read More »

WJC – USA downs Canada 3-1

December 31, 2016 by Wendy Graves TORONTO, Ont. – Thomas Chabot (Sainte-Marie-de-Beauce, Que./Saint John, QMJHL) scored his second goal of the tournament and Connor Ingram (Imperial Sask./Kamloops, WHL) made 17 saves in his second start, but Canada’s National Junior Team dropped a 3-1 decision to the United States on New Year’s Eve at the 2017 IIHF Read More »

WJC – Canada 5-0 vs Slovakia

Michael McLeod scores the fifth one on Slovakia’s Adam Huska in the third period during the preliminary round of the 2017 IIHF World Junior Championship. (Photo by Matt Zambonin/HHOF-IIHF Images)   December 28, 2016 by Andrew Podnieks Canada broke a scoreless tie after 20 minutes with the only four goals of the second on the Read More »

A look at Canada’s NCAA U20 record

December 27, 2016 by Andrew Podnieks Tyson Jost and Dante Fabbro have contributed nicely to Canada’s first two victories, but they have also contributed in another way. We can add their names to a pretty small list of NCAA players whom Hockey Canada has named to World Junior rosters over the years. In fact, since Read More »

WJC – Canada downs Russia in game 1, USA thumps Latvia

https://vimeo.com/197146624 Monday, December 26, 2016 Strome, Barzel, Jost ignite win CANADA 5 (1-0-0-0) 5 vs. RUSSIA (0-0-0-1) 3 by Andrew Podnieks Canada opened the 2017 World Juniors with a 5-3 win over archrivals Russia in a game dominated by defence and caution–and three power-play goals by the hosts. Captain Dylan Strome had two powerplay goals, both Read More »

Mid-season PCAHA Bantam Rankings – BWC, NSWC, Burnaby Top 3

  December 26, 2916 Here are Hockey Hub’s rankings of PCAHA bantam teams after the first half of the 2016-2017 regular season. Sportsmanship points have been removed, and winning percentage used as the primary metric within PCAHA flights, as first step in determining rankings. In most flights, two or three of the top ranked teams from lower Read More »

2017 Team Canada World Junior squad now set

December 15, 2017 Hockey Canada has named the 22 players who will represent the country at the 2017 IIHF World Junior Championship in Montreal and Toronto. A total of 32 players were invited to the selection camp, which wrapped up after an 8-0 win vs. the Czech Republic earlier this week (Barzal hat-trick). Five players Read More »

4 BCMML alum invited to Junior Team camps

November 29, 2016 Hockey Canada unveiled the list of invitees who will report to Canada’s National Junior Team Sport Chek Selection Camp in Blainville, Quebec December 10 – 14, 2016. A total of 32 players were invited, with four BC Major Midget League (BCMML) alumni making the list. Player Pos. Hometown BCMML  Current Team Mathew Barzal  F Read More »

Abby’s Herron signs with MJ Warriors

Forward Brayden Tracey (Calgary) and defenseman Austin Herron (Abbotsford) have committed to the WHL Moose Jaw Warriors.     May 17, 2016 Moose Jaw Warriors General Manager Alan Millar has announced that forward Brayden Tracey and defenseman Austin Herron have committed to the Warriors and the Western Hockey League by signing a standard player agreement. Read More »

BC players big part of Quinnipiac quest for NCAA Championship

Soren Jonzzon, a senior from Mountain View, California, leads the #1 ranked Bobcats. Six BC born players are on the roster. April 4, 2016 With six British Columbian born players on the roster and seven more with BCHL affiliations, the Quinnipiac Bobcats are as close as  you can get to a BC NCAA team. Three Read More »

NCAA Frozen 4 premier – 10 BC players in action –

March 29, 2015 Courtesy College Hockey Inc. The 2016 NCAA Frozen Four features four powers in the sport – not just the best teams last weekend, but the best all season and in recent history. The four teams’ 116 combined wins are the most entering a Frozen Four in the 16-team era of the NCAA Read More »

BC Championships – Peewee Tier 1 – BWC wins Banner

  March 16, 2016 Burnaby Winter Club Peewee A1s have won another Tier 1 Peewee Provincial Championship, with a 4-2 win over Kamloops, at the MSA arena in Abbotsford last night. The Bruins and Kamloops were almost neck and neck coming into the final. BWC had finished with four wins and a tie, 5-5 vs Read More »

BC Championships – Peewee Tier 1 – BWC vs Kamloops in final

  March 16, 2016 The Tier 1 Peewee Provincial Championships are being hosted by Abbotsford Minor Hockey Association, with games played at the MSA Arena. And after four days of competition, it will be BWC vs Kamloops in the Championship game, that goes Wednesday night at 7:30. BWC finished with 4 wins and a tie, Read More »

BC Championships – Peewee Tier 1

  The Tier 1 Peewee Provincial Championships are being hosted by Abbotsford Minor Hockey Association, with games played at the MSA Arena. Going into Day 3, Kamloops at 3-0 and Burnaby Winter Club at 2-1 are the only undefeated teams out of the group of six Tier 1 teams. Abbotsford tied BWC Monday night, and are Read More »

PCAHA Peewee Final 4 Winners, T1 – T4

  Here’s a quick overview of the Final 4 Standings for PCAHA Peewee rep teams, Tier 1 through 4.   T1 PW – FINAL 4 T1# FLT F# Standings GP W L T Pts GF GA DIFF 4 F1 4 Abbotsford A1-T1 3 2 1 4 5 4 0.200 1 F1 1 BWC A1-T1 3 Read More »

PCAHA Peewee Tier 1 – Abby are Champs, BWC, Langley in also

  February 29, 2016 PCAHA Peewee Tier 1 – Tier 1 – Abbotsford takes League Title, BWC and Langley advance #4 seeded Abbotsford has come through as the league winner in PCAHA Peewee Tier 1, after downing #1 BWC A1, 2-0, in the Final 4 round robin, and closing out with a 1-0 squeaker vs Langley. Read More »

PCAHA Bantam Tier 3, NSWC and Arbutus advance

  PCAHA Bantam Tier 3 #1 seed NSWC A3 and #4 seed Arbutus are moving on the provincials. A couple of 4-3 wins Sunday put the teams through; NSWC downing Squamish, and Arbutus defeating Langley. North Shore posted two wins, while Artubus posted two wins and loss, to both earn 4 points and their ticket Read More »

PCAHA Peewee Rep, Final 4, Tiers 3 & 4

  February 28, 2016 Here’s an update on PCAHA Peewee rep team playoffs, Tiers 3 & 4,   PCAHA Peewee Tier 3 –  Three top seeds went through the Final 4 in Peewee Tier 3, #6 Sunshine Coast A1 being the exception. #1 NSWC A3 downed #10 Squamish A1, 5-4 in game 1 and 4-3 in game 3 after Read More »

PCAHA Peewee Rep, Final 4, Tiers 1 & 2

  February 28, 2016 Here’s an update on PCAHA Peewee rep team playoffs, Tiers 1-2.   PCAHA Peewee Tier 1 – In Tier 1, the last Round 3 series wrapped up February 23, as #1 BWC A1 defeated #8 NSWC A1 in two straight games, 5-1 and 2-1. In the other series, #3 Seafair downed #6 Coverdale Read More »