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BCMML Week 8 – Not much change

  November 12, 2017 There was not much change at the top of the BCMML after Week 8 action – as all but one series were splits. Cariboo Cougars remain in first place, after edging the T-Birds 4-3 on Saturday and then losing 7-2 on Sunday, at home in PG. In spite of the split, Read More »

U17 USA jump out to early lead and hang on for gold

  November 11, 2017 Fort St. John, BC Jason La Rose DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – Cole Caufield scored a hat trick, Jack Hughes added four points to his tournament-leading total and the United States claimed a fifth gold medal at the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge with a 6-4 win over Canada Red on Saturday night. Read More »

U17 Czech rally and down Canada White for Bronze

  November 11, 2017 Fort St. John, BC Jason La Rose   DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – Matej Toman scored in the first period, Michal Teply added the game-winner in the second and the Czech Republic survived a frantic third period to beat Canada White 2-1 and win the bronze medal Saturday at the 2017 World Read More »

U17 Worlds, Russia come back for 5-3 W over Canada Red

  November 7, 2017 Fort St. John, BC Jason La Rose Egor Spiridonov got the game-winner midway through the second period, and Russia scored the last four goals of the game to beat Canada Red 5-3 and finish a perfect preliminary round Tuesday at the 2017 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge. The Russians were the lone Read More »

U17 Worlds, USA rally for 5-4 W over Canada Black

  November 7, 2017 Dawson Creek, BC Despite being badly outshot over the first two periods, 17-5 and 14-6, the Canada Black U17 team held a 2-1 lead going into the third against the high flying Americans, but were ultimately downed by a four goal outburst by the US in the final twenty. Again, BC Read More »

U17 Worlds, White down Czechs 7-2 for first W

  November 7, 2017 Jason La Rose WHITE BREAKS OUT, CRUISES PAST CZECHS FOR FIRST U17 WIN JASON LA ROSE DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – Jakob Pelletier (Quebec City, Que./Moncton, QMJHL) scored two goals, Graeme Clarke (Ottawa, Ont./Ottawa, OHL) set up four and Canada White finally found its way into win column at the 2017 World Read More »

U17 World Challenge, USA rally to beat Canada White 4-3 OT

November 6, 2017 AMERICANS BATTLE BACK TO BEAT WHITE IN OVERTIME by Jason La Rose DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – Trevor Zegras finished a 2-on-1 with Jack Hughes at 2:45 of overtime, capping a two-goal third-period comeback and giving the United States a 4-3 extra-time win over Canada White on Monday at the 2017 World Under-17 Read More »

BCMML Week 7 – NW Giants make a move

  November 6, 2017 There was no change at the top of the BCMML after Week 7 action, with Cariboo Cougars remaining in first place, one point up on the Valley West Hawks. The FV Thunderbirds had a rough weekend, playing with a decimated lineup, and dropped from third place to fifth. Greater Vancouver Canadians Read More »

Schneider, Krebs, Mutala named captains for World U-17 Hockey Challenge

      November 5, 2017 by Robert Murray When Canada’s three U17 teams step onto the ice at the World U-17 Hockey Challenge this week, they’ll be led by three upcoming stars from the Western Hockey League ranks. Braden Schneider (Brandon Wheat Kings), Peyton Krebs (Kootenay ICE) and Sasha Mutala (Tri-City Americans) will captain Read More »

U17 World Challenge, Finland down Canada Red 4-2

    November 5, 2017 AALTONEN GETS WINNER, FINNS BEAT RED TO OPEN U17S by Jason La Rose FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Leevi Aaltonen broke open a tie game eight minutes into the third period, leading Finland to a 4-2 win over Canada Red in the North Peace Arena curtain-raiser Sunday at the 2017 Read More »

U17 World Challenge, Canada Black wins opener 1-0 vs Canada White

  November 5, 2017 by Jason La Rose MAIER GETS SHUTOUT, BLACK BLANKS WHITE IN U17 OPENER DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – Nolan Maier (Yorkton, Sask./Yorkton, SJHL) stopped all 28 shots he faced for the shutout, backstopping Canada Black to a 1-0 win over Canada White in the opening game for both Sunday at the 2017 Read More »

Canada loses 3 ex-games at World U17 Challenge

  November 4, 2017 The World Under-17 Challenge gets underway in Fort St. John Sunday afternoon, with a game featuring Canada White vs Canada Black at 1:30 pm. Three Canadian teams are competing in the eight team tournament, with teams competing in two pools. Team Canada Black, Canada White, Czech Republic and USA are in Read More »

8 BC players suiting up for World U17 Challenge

  The World U17 Challenge (2001s) kicks off officially on Sunday, November 5 in the northern British Columbia communities of Dawson Creek and Fort St. John, featuring three Canadian squads, plus the USA, Czech Republic, Finland, Russia and Sweden. The three Canadian teams are selected by Hockey Canada with players mixed from all regions, more Read More »

BCMML Week 6 – Cougars and Hawks open up some space

  October 30, 2017 Week 6 of the  BCMML schedule wrapped up on the weekend, with 10 teams seeing action. This week Fraser Valley Thunderbirds had the bye week. Coming into the weekend, six teams were tightly packed in the top tier, and three more nipping at their heels. At the end of the weekend, two Read More »

BCMML Week 5 – Super tight at the top

  October 24, 2017 Week 5 of the  BCMML schedule wrapped up on the weekend, with 10 teams seeing action. This week North West Giants had the bye week. Heading into the weekend, four teams were tightly packed at the top of the league. The Fraser Valley Thunderbirds were in first place with 13 points, one up Read More »

WHL Cup Championship – BC win 4-3 OT gold vs Alberta

  Derek Leung photo October 22, 2017 With files from Robert Murray Vernon native Ben King (Okanagan Rockets) scored with 2:37 left in OT to give BC a 4-3 win over Alberta in the gold medal game of the Western Cup in Calgary on Sunday. “Cole Shepard (West Vancouver, Delta Hockey Academy) moved it up Read More »

WHL Cup – Day 4: BC and Alberta will play in final

  October 21, 2017 by Robert Murray The semi-finals Saturday at the 2017 Western Hockey League Cup were a replay of the Friday matchups, with Alberta and B.C. emerging victorious once again, sending them to Sunday’s gold medal final. Saskatchewan 0 at British Columbia 6 BC defeated Saskatchewan 7-0 in semi-final action at the WHL Read More »

BC Bantam Rankings

    October 21, 2017 2017-2018 BANTAM RANKINGS – CSSHL & PCAHA Here’s an early look at the bantam team races in BC. Scroll down to see Hockey Hub rankings for Bantam teams in both the Canadian Sports School Hockey Leagues (Prep and Varsity) as well as for bantam teams competing in BC’s largest minor Read More »

PCAHA Peewee Rankings – Placement

PCAHA PEEWEE October 20, 2017 Here are the early rankings for Peewee rep teams in the Lower Mainland. Rankings are determined on winning percentage, including sportsmanship points, with goal differential being the tie breaker. Teams are ranked relative only to other teams in their current group. No attempt has been made to move a team Read More »

PCAHA Atom Rankings – Placement

PCAHA BANTAM October 20, 2017 Here are the early Hockey Hub rankings for Atom rep teams in the Lower Mainland. Most teams are about half way through the placement round. Rankings are determined on winning percentage, including sportsmanship points, with goal differential being the tie breaker. Teams are ranked relative only to other teams in Read More »

WHL Cup – Day 3: BC downs Sask 6-0

  October 20, 2017 by Robert Murray The third day of action at the 2017 Western Hockey League Cup saw British Columbia continue to gain momentum as they recorded their first victory of the tournament while Alberta finished the round robin with a perfect 3-0 record. Saskatchewan 0 at British Columbia 6 British Columbia continued Read More »

WHL Cup – Day 2: Alberta defeats BC 6-2

  October 19, 2017 by Robert Murray British Columbia 2 at Alberta 6 Alberta’s offence continued to take centre stage as the story of the tournament Thursday in their round-robin contest against British Columbia. Connor McClennon (Kootenay ICE) had a pair of goals and three points while Kyle Crnkovic (Saskatoon Blades) had a goal and Read More »

WHL Cup – Day 1: BC drops 3-2 SO to MB

  October 19, 2017 by Robert Murray Alberta and Manitoba won the opening contests of 2017 WHL Cup Wednesday at the Markin MacPhail Centre in Calgary, with BC losing 3-2 to Manitoba in a shootout, and Alberta thumping Saskatchewan 8-3. Manitoba 3 vs BC 2 (SO) Portland Winterhawks prospect Seth Jarvis had himself a game Read More »

8 BC players among 66 chosen for Hockey Canada U17 teams

Dennis Pajot/Getty Images October 16, 2017 Sixty-six players have been chosen to represent Canada at the 2017 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge, November 5-11 in Dawson Creek and Fort St. John, B.C. One goaltender, three defencemen and five forwards with BC connections are among the picks. Of these eight, one is currently playing Major Midget, three Read More »

WHL Cup Preview: Team British Columbia

    October 16, 2017 The former U16 Western Canada Cup, now renamed the WHL Cup, gets underway this week at the Markin MacPhail Centre in Calgary, beginning Wednesday. Now in its sixth iteration, the tournament features the top bantam prospects from Canada’s four western provinces battling for the honor of their home provinces. BC Read More »

BCMML Week 4

  October 15, 2017 Week 4 of the  BCMML schedule is now complete, with 10 teams seeing action. This week Thompson Blazers had the bye week. All but one series was a sweep. After the dust settled, Fraser Valley Thunderbirds had moved into first place, with two wins over former #1 Vancouver NW Giants. The T-Birds Read More »

BCMML Week 3

  October 9, 2017 The BCMML schedule returned to normal this week, after last weekend’s Richmond Oval Showcase, with 10 teams in action for week three on Saturday and Sunday. Valley West had the bye week. The Okanagan Rockets hosted the Vancouver NW Giants at the Capital News Centre, but dropped both games to Giants, 6-4 Read More »

BCMML Richmond Showcase Results

  October 2, 2017 Weekend two of the BCMML season got underway last weekend with all 11 BC teams in action at the Richmond Oval Showcase. The Everett Silvertips 18U of the North American Prospects League rounded out the competition with the 12th team, and played a pair of exhibition games vs the Okanagan Rockets. At Read More »

BCMML showcase opens Friday

  September 27, 2017 The British Columbia Major Midget League 2017-2018 regular season got underway last weekend with 10 of the 11 teams in action across the province. This coming weekend the league opens its annual Showcase, with all 11 teams in action, at the Richmond Oval. The Everett Silvertips 18U of the North American Read More »

BCMML opening weekend, 3 sweeps

  September 24, 2017 The British Columbia Major Midget League 2017-2018 regular season got underway this weekend, with 10 of the 11 teams in action across the province. There were three sweeps over the weekend. The Valley West Hawks swept two road games vs defending champion Cariboo Cougars 5-2 on Saturday and 5-3 on Sunday Read More »