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BWC E15s win own Ice Breaker

September 10, 2017 The Burnaby Winter Club E15 opened with a strong weekend, completing a 4 game sweep and the championship in their annual Ice Breaker Tournament at Planet Ice Coquitlam and Great Pacific Forum. The Lions finished with 5-0 win vs the Okanagan Hockey Academy to take the honors. In earlier games, BWC downed Read More »

BWC Midget Prep finish pre-season 2nd win vs OHA

  September 9, 2017 The Burnaby Winter Club Midget Prep Academy team completed their two-game pre-season opener in Penticton Saturday with a second win over Okanagan Academy. After opening with a 9-2 win vs OHA White on Friday, BWC followed up with a 6-2 decision vs OHA Red. BWC’s Kazeem Bapoo opened the scoring about six 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 »

BWC Midget Prep open pre-season with 9-2 win

September 9, 2017 The Burnaby Winter Club Midget Prep Academy team opened their pre-season in Penticton last night, with a 9-2 win over Okanagan Hockey Academy White, on goals from eight players. BWC fell behind 2-1 early in the first before tying it up on a goal from Tyler Schleppe (Tom Sweeney) and then taking a Read More »

BWC Minor Hockey Tryouts

    August 15, 2017 Following are tryout times for BWC Minor Hockey teams for the 2017-2018 season.   Atom Ice Schedules Thursday September 7: 4:00-5:00 pm / 5:15-6:15 pm / 6:30-7:30 pm / 7:45-8:45 pm (Initial skates) Saturday September 9: 9:30-10:45 am / 11:00-12:15 pm (Intra Squad Games) Saturday September 9: 1:45-2:45 pm (Goalie Evaluations) Read More »

BWC Midget Prep team ready to roll – roster

August 11, 2017 The Burnaby Winter Club Midget Prep Academy team starts the season with returning head coach and BWC Director of Hockey, Maco Balkovec at the helm. Balkovec has coached the team since 2014. Joining Balkovec this year is assistant coach Mitch Fyffe, following the departure of Josh Bonar to run the E15 team. Fyffe Read More »

BWC Midget E15 new bench bosses – roster

August 10, 2017 The defending CSSHL league champion Burnaby Winter Club E15 Academy team starts the season with a new head coach, Josh Bonar taking the reigns. Bonar is coming from the BWC Midget Prep team, where he was assistant coach under Maco Balkovic since 2014. “Josh is more than ready to head up his own Read More »

New BWC Bantam Prep Team launches

August 10, 2017 The Burnaby Winter Club breaks new ground this season with the launch of its third CSSHL Academy team, the Bantam Prep team. The team will compete in a thirteen team bantam prep division, consisting of eight BC teams –  four from Lower Mainland (BWC, Delta Green, Delta White, and Yale), two from the Island Read More »

32nd Chilliwack International Challenge Cup Bantam lineup set

  August 8, 2017 The lineup for one of the best known and most heavily scouted bantam A1 tournaments in Western Canada, the Chilliwack International Challenge Cup, has been released. This year marks the 32nd edition of the tournament, which is hosted by the parents of the Chilliwack Bantam AAA team, and features many of the best Read More »

BC Hockey U16 2002 Shortlist

  July 24, 2017 BC Hockey has announced the 35 players shortlisted for potential participation on Team BC at the 2017 Western Canada U16 Challenge Cup this fall against Team Alberta, Team Manitoba and Team Saskatchewan. The Western Canada U16 Challenge Cup takes place from October 17 – 22, 2017 at WinSport in Calgary, Alberta. Read More »

Katzalay signs with Seattle Thunderbirds

    KENT, June 16, 2017 — Seattle Thunderbirds general manager Russ Farwell today announced right wing Holden Katzalay has signed a WHL Standard Player Agreement with the team. “Holden impressed at training camp last year as a camp invite and continued to improve all season,” said Farwell. “He can score in tight and plays the Read More »

BWC Bantams win Westerns 9-2

April 4, 2017 The BWC Bruins qualified for the Western Bantam Championships with a perfect 4-0 in the round robin, after finishing with a 3-2 win over Swift Current Broncos on Saturday, to set up a rematch with the host team, Sask Valley Vipers for the Championship Game on Sunday. The Vipers had advanced with Read More »

BWC Bantams now 3-0 at Westerns

  March 31, 2017 The BWC Bruins opened the Western Bantam Championship tournament in Warman, Saskatchewan, Thursday with a 2-0 win over the Winnipeg Monarchs, and added two more wins Friday, to secure a first place berth in the Final on Sunday. Friday the Bruins downed the host Sask Valley Vipers 4-2 in the first game of Read More »

BWC Bantams open with 2-0 W vs Winnipeg

  March 30, 2017 The BWC Bruins opened the Western Bantam Championship tournament today with a 2-0 win over the Winnipeg Monarchs. Kyler Kovich opened the scoring at 8:10 of the first period. Kalen Szeto and Trevor Wong got the assists. The second and final goal of the game came early in the second on Read More »

BWC Bantams highly touted going into Westerns

  March 30, 2017 by Darren Zary, Saskatoon Star Phoenix Scouts will have their eyes fixed on the ice at the Western Canadian Bantam AAA Hockey Championship in Warman, where many top prospects will be on full display. Among the top-ranked 2002-born players is defenceman Ryan Helliwell from British Columbia’s Burnaby Winter Club Bruins. The Western Read More »

BWC A1 Bantams Win Provincials, complete perfect season

March 22, 2017 The BWC Bantam A1 team went 6-0-0 at this year’s Tier 1 Bantam Provincial Championship, to a complete a perfect season at 36-0-0. The Bruins downed winless Nanaimo 15-0 in their final round robin game at 8:00 AM Wednesday morning, and then shutout Thompson Zone 6-0 in the final Wednesday evening. Thompson had downed North Read More »

BWC A1 Bantams 4-0 at Provincials

March 21, 2017 The BWC Bantam A1 team are 4-0 after three days of action at the BC Provincial Championships in Kamloops, and are currently in first place with 8 points. Two other teams, North Zone and Thompson Zone are still in the running with two games and a potential 4 points remaining and could tie Read More »

BWC Winners and Runners-up at CSSHL Championships

  March 19, 2017 BWC teams made the finals in both the Midget Prep and Elite 15 divisions at the Canadian Sports School Hockey League Championships this weekend, coming away with silver in the Midget Prep division, and gold in the Elite 15 division. Midget Prep The BWC Midget Prep team played a rematch vs Read More »

NCAA Playoff Tournament Brackets Announced

  March 19, 2917 By Adam Gretz, On Sunday the NCAA revealed the 16 teams that will be participating in the 2017 hockey tournament. The University of Denver, which is led by Troy Terry and Will Butcher enters the tournament as the No. 1 overall seed. Butcher, still unsigned as a draft pick by the Read More »

CSSHL Midget Prep Playoffs – BWC will meet Edge in Final

  Saturday, March 18, 2017 BWC Midget Prep stole one from the jaws of death Saturday night, winning a 4-3 OT decision over Okanagan Hockey Academy Red to advance to the Championship final on Sunday, after being outplayed in the first two periods of the game. D-man Raihan Kheraj got the 3 on 3 winner, after taking Read More »

CSSHL Playoff Standings, Midget Prep Semis Set

  March 17, 2017 Here are the standings for the three top CSSHL divisions at the end of play Friday, March 17. In the Midget Prep division, all round robin play is complete and semi finals set for Saturday afternoon. In the final round robin game of Pool A Friday night, Edge prevailed with two Read More »

CSSHL Player Awards Announced

  March 17, 2017 PENTICTON, B.C. — The Canadian Sport School Hockey League  announced winners for individual league awards in the five male divisions at a ceremony held at the South Okanagan Events Centre on Thursday evening. Massimo Rizzo of the BWC Academy took home Midget Prep division MVP as well as Freshman of the Year Read More »

CSSHL Midget Prep Playoffs – BWC win Game 2

  Thursday, March 16, 2017 BWC Midget Prep kept their CSSHL championship hopes alive with their second playoff win Thursday in Penticton. The Lions shutout Pursuit of Excellence, 4-0 in a solid performance, outshooting the Kelowna-based team 35-17. BWC opened the scoring with a powerplay goal from Elan Bar-Lev-Wise about half way through the first, on shot Read More »

CSSHL Midget Prep Playoffs – BWC start with big win over Yale

  Wednesday, March 15, 2017 Bradley Ong and Bradley Cooper had a huge games in the opener of the CSSHL Midget Prep playoff round today, as BWC rebounded from a slow start to post a 5-2 win over Yale Hockey Academy. Ong assisted on four of the five BWC goals, including two powerplay goals. Cooper turned Read More »

CSSHL Midget Prep – Playoff Pools, Head to Head Records

  Monday, March 13, 2017   The CSSHL Midget Prep playoffs kick off Wednesday, with a game featuring #5 BWC vs #4 Yale, in what should be an exciting close fought game; and the first of many to be contested through the rest of week.  The Championship Final will go Sunday at 10:45 AM. The Top Read More »

CSSHL Midget Prep – Edge takes #1 in final game

  Sunday, March 12, 2017 Final Standings are now set in all Canadian Sports School Hockey League divisions. In the Midget Prep division, Edge wrapped up with six games in nine days, winning all six to take the top spot on the final game of the regular season, a 6-0 win over Northern Alberta on Read More »

CSSHL Midget Prep – Big games final weekend

  Saturday, March 11, 2017 By the end of the weekend, the final standings for the CSSHL Midget Prep League will be set, and the Top 8 playoff seeds determined. OHA Red or Edge #1? Key games this weekend will determine whether OHA Red or Edge will emerge as the #1 seed, and which of three Read More »

CSSHL Midget Prep Award Nominees Announced

  March 10, 2017 The Canadian Sport School Hockey League has announced the finalists for the individual league awards in the Midget Prep Division. Award winners will be announced at a ceremony on Thursday, March 16, at 7:30pm during the 2017 CSSHL Championships in Penticton, B.C. The All-Academic Team will also be announced during the 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 Bantam A2 – BWC, Pt. Moody to Provies

    March 9, 2017 PCAHA Bantam Flight 2 The top four Bantam Tier 2 teams in the PCAHA regular season all made it through the playoff rounds to the Final 4, this year. The top three, Langley A2, BWC A2 and Port Moody A1, all finished within a win of each other over twenty games Read More »