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KIJHL Teams Shutout Opponents to Open 2017 Cyclone Taylor Cup

    April 7, 2017 by Bradley Jones, East Kootenay News Both representatives of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League (KIJHL) didn’t disappoint Thursday for the start of the 2017 Cyclone Taylor Cup. The host Creston Valley Thunder Cats and KIJHL Champion Beaver Valley Nitehawks both shutout their opponents on the opening day of the 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

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 over 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 »

Kamloops Jr. Blazers 2OT and PoE Varsity win KIBIHT

  January 2, 2017 What a finish! The hometown Kamloops Jr. Blazers battled Sherwood Park Flyers to an incredible 6-5 double overtime win on Sunday to take the Bantam Tier 1 championship banner at this year’s KIBIHT. First year bantam, Logan Stankoven scored the OT winner to complete his hat-trick – and also assisted on two of other three goals. Sherwood 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 »

KIBIHT Tier 1 standings and playoff results

  December 31, 2016   Here are the Tier 1 standings and results from first round of playoffs at this year’s Kamloops International Bantam Ice Hockey Tournament (KIBIHT). Fourteen teams are competing in the Tier 1 division. Tier 1 Randy Lindros Division After the round robin – top Tier 1 teams: Calgary Royals, Alaska Oilers, Read More »

KIBIHT Tier 2 standings and playoff results

    December 31, 2016 Here are the Tier 2 round robin standings and results from first round of playoffs at this year’s Kamloops International Bantam Ice Hockey Tournament (KIBIHT). Sixteen teams in the Tier 2 division. Top teams after the round robin: Campbell River Tyees, Lethbridge Hurricanes, Cranbrook Hornets, North Shore Winter Club A2, Read More »

WJC – Canada 5-0 vs Slovakia

  December 28, 2016 by Andrew Podnieks Canada broke a scoreless tie after 20 minutes with the only four goals of the second on the way to a convincing 5-0 win over Slovakia in their second game at this year’s World Junior Championship in Toronto. The winners got goals from five different players and points 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

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 set Read More »

49th KIBIHT countdown on – 30 teams, 2 Tiers, Italy & Hong Kong in

  December 9, 2016 The countdown is on as the 49th annual Kamloops International Hockey Tournament, one of the premier Bantam tournaments in Western Canada, gears up to run this year from December 28th through New Year’s Day. The big news this year is the appearance of the WSV Sterling Broncs from Italy, and the first ever appearance Read More »

60 Team Canada West Jr. A invitees: by age

November 25, 2016 Hockey Canada has announced the tryout rosters for the upcoming 2016 World Junior ‘A’ Challenge. A total of 60 players from the four Western Junior A leagues have been invited, including 25 from the BCHL. By birth year, the invitees look like this: 1997s – 20 (19 year olds) 1998s – 30 1999s Read More »

25 BCHL players invited to Team Canada West camps

November 25, 2016 Hockey Canada has announced the tryout rosters for the upcoming 2016 World Junior ‘A’ Challenge. Sixty players from the four Western Junior A leagues have been invited, including 25 from the BCHL. Sixteen forwards, seven defencemen, and two goalies from the BCHL will be trying out for their chance to play for Read More »

BC Championships – Peewee Tier 2 – Vernon are champs

  March 17, 2016 Greater Vernon are the new Tier 2 Peewee Provincial Champions after downing North Delta 6-2 in the final Thursday in Fort St. John. Vernon were a perfect 7-0 and virtually in a league of their own, outscoring opponents 56-11 over the seven games. They beat North Delta 8-2 in the round robin, and outshot Read More »

BC Championships – Bantam Tier 2 – Campbell River take it all

  The Tier 2 Bantam Provincial Championships, hosted by Salmon Arm, wrapped up Wednesday evening, with Campbell River taking the honors, via a solid 5-1 win over Greater Vernon. In the Bronze medal game, it was Port Moody A1 Panthers coming out on top of the BWC A2 Bruins, in an exciting 4-3 game. BWC had lost 6-1 Read More »

BC Championships – Peewee Tier 2

  The Tier 2 Peewee Provincial Championships are being hosted by Fort St. John Minor Hockey Association, in North Eastern BC. Going into Day 3, Greater Vernon and North Delta are both 3-0, and look like the favorites to meet in the Final, although there are still three games to play and upsets possible, as there are three Read More »

Vancouver Spirit are new BC Tier 2 Bantam Champions

  The Vancouver Spirit continued their three game winning streak against the North Shore Winter Club A2s, downing the Winterhawks 5-1 in the semis to set up a trip to the finals, where they dominated Greater Trail, taking the BC banner with a 8-0 win. The Championship game was a complete reversal of the round robin matchup Read More »

Bantam Tier 2 BC Championships, Semis set

  The Bantam Tier 2 semi-finals are set for Wednesday morning in Cranbrook. The two Lower Mainland rivals, North Shore Winter Club and Vancouver Spirit will playoff on one side, with North Shore coming in as the #1 seed in B pool, and Vancouver as the #2 seed in the A Pool. West Kelowna advanced Tuesday night Read More »

Bantam Tier 2 BC Championships, Scores to mid-Day 2

  Scores from the Tier 2 BC Bantam Provincial Championships, to 3:00 pm March 16 Host, Cranbrook, East Kootenay District Pool A: Vancouver (1-0-0), Campbell River (1-1-0), Prince George (0-2-0), Greater Trail (1-0-0). Pool B: North Shore Winter Club (2-0-0), Fort St. John (0-1-0), Vanderhoof (0-0-1), Cranbrook (0-1-1), West Kelowna (1-1-0).   Tier 2 Schedule Sunday, 15-Mar Read More »

Bantam Tier 2 BC Championships, Teams & Schedule

  Here the list of competitors and schedule for this year’s Tier 2 BC Bantam Provincial Championships. Host, Cranbrook, East Kootenay District Format: 9 Teams, two divisions, A division with 4 teams (play three round robin games), B Division with 5 teams (play four round robin games), top two from each division play semi, winners advance to gold medal Read More »

Peewee Tier 1 BC Championships, Teams, Schedule

  Here the list of competitors and schedule for this year’s Tier 1 Peewee Championships.   Tier 1, Host Semiahmoo, Lower Mainland District Format: 6 teams, format 5 game round robin, top 2 go to finals. Teams: Tier 1 – Host Semiahmoo Juan de Fuca Prince George Burnaby Winter Club North Shore Winter Club Semiahmoo Kelowna   Tier Read More »

Peewee Tier 2 BC Championships, Teams, Schedule

  Here the list of competitors and schedule for this year’s Tier 2 BC Peewee Provincial Championships. Tier 2, Host Prince George, North Central District Format: 8 teams, Format: two divisions, 3 game round robin, top two in each division to semis. Teams: Tier 2 – Host Prince George Burnaby Winter Club – A Penticton – Read More »

2015 BC Hockey Hall of Fame class announced

  Former Vancouver Canucks captain Markus Naslund, North Vancouver’s Curt Fraser, and Cranbrook’s Rob Niedermayer highlight the 2015 class of the B.C. Hockey Hall of Fame that was announced on Tuesday. Naslund, a native of Ornskoldsvik, Sweden, was in Vancouver for 12 of his 15 seasons in the NHL and was the team’s captain for eight Read More »

NW Giants Jump out to early MM lead

Oct 2, 2014 The Vancouver North West Giants have jumped out to an early lead in the BC Major Midget League, opening with a 4-0-0 record and 8 points after two weekends of play. Hot on their heels are three teams with three wins. The Cariboo Cougars are also undefeated in second place with a 3-0-1 Read More »

BC Bantam Tier 2 Playoffs, Vees win Banner, NSWC silver

  March 20, 2014 It was bigger, faster, stronger in the Tier 2 Bantam playoffs as the Penticton Vees closed out the NSWC Winterhawks A2s 4-1, to take the BC Provincial banner for 2013-14. The Vees took advantage of team that may have run out of gas, in a thrilling come from behind 5-3 empty Read More »

BC Peewee Tier 1, BWC repeat, Cranbrook silver

      March 20, 2014 It was a real thrilla – with the underdogs from the Kootenays nearly pulling off a Peewee Miracle on Ice vs the storied Burnaby Winter Club Bruins, in the final game of the 2013-2014 BC Provincial Championships. The Eagles entered the final as the top seed, having shocked the Read More »