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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 »

Wings sign Cholowski to Entry-level Contract

    April 5, 2017 DETROIT – The Detroit Red Wings today agreed to terms with defenseman Dennis Cholowski on a three-year entry-level contract. Cholowski was Detroit’s first choice (20th overall) in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft and played 36 games as a freshman at St. Cloud State University, totaling 12 points (1-11-12) and 14 penalty 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 »

WHL Round Up – Friday night games

    February 18, 2017 – A pair of primetime television contests highlighted a 10-game spread on Friday’s WHL schedule as the Spokane Chiefs grounded the Kelowna Rockets in overtime on Friday Night Hockey on Sportsnet, while the Lethbridge Hurricanes used a shootout to send the Victoria Royals packing on WHL on Shaw. In between, 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 »

2016 Pat Quinn Classic – Alaska wins Peewee AAA Gold

  December 30, 2016 North Shore Winter Club Peewee A1 couldn’t overcome the Alaska North Stars 2004 in the battle for Peewee Elite gold Friday morning, losing 4-2 to the Northerners, who racked up a perfect 6-0-0 record. The Winterhawks came into the tournament as the #3 team in the PCAHA A1 division with a Read More »

2016 Pat Quinn Classic – Burnaby win AAA Final

  December 30, 2016 Tournament host club Burnaby Bulldogs won it all this year, and did it convincing fashion, downing Seattle A1 8-1 in the AAA championship final of the Pat Quinn Classic, Friday morning. The Bulldogs downed PCAHA rivals Seafair 4-2 in their semi; while Seattle defeated Kelowna 3-1 in in the other semi. Burnaby Read More »

2016 Pat Quinn Classic – Bantam Elite – Delta win Gold

  December 30, 2016 What a finish it was in the top Bantam Elite division in this year’s Pat Quinn Classic. Both semi-final games, and both championship games were decided by a single goal, with Academy teams edging out the top club teams. Top ranked PCAHA Burnaby Winter Club A1 (12-0-0) met # 1 CSSHL Read More »

2016 Pat Quinn Classic – Bantam Elite semis set

  December 29, 2016 The semi-finals are set for the top Bantam Elite division in this year’s Pat Quinn Classic. Top ranked PCAHA BWC A1 (12-0-0) will meet # 1 CSSHL Delta Prep Academy (19-1-0) at Kensington Arena at 8:00 am Friday; and Lethbridge will face #4 CSSHL Yale (11-6-0) at BWC, also at 8:00. Read More »

2016 Pat Quinn Classic – Burnaby vs Seattle in Bantam AAA Final

  December 29, 2016 Tournament host club Burnaby Bulldogs will face Seattle A1 in the AAA championship final of the Pat Quinn Classic, 11:30 Friday morning. The Bulldogs downed PCAHA rivals Seafair 4-2 in their semi; while Seattle defeated Kelowna 3-1 in in the other semi. Burnaby came into the game ranked third overall in the PCAHA, Read More »

2016 Pat Quinn Classic – NSWC vs Alaska in Peewee Final

  December 20, 2016 It will be North Shore Winter Club Peewee A1 vs the Alaska North Stars 2004 in the battle for Peewee Elite gold 9:30 Friday morning at Bill Copeland Arena. The Winterhawks downed Kamloops 4-0 to advance, while Alaska advanced on a 4-1 decision over BWC A1s. BWC and Kamloops will play Read More »

2016 Pat Quinn Classic – Bantam AAA semis set

  December 29, 2016 The semi-finals are set in the Bantam AAA division at the Pat Quinn Classic. Host club Burnaby Bulldogs will be meeting PCAHA rivals Seafair in one semi; and Kelowna A1 will face Seattle in the other. Burnaby are ranked third overall in the PCAHA, with a 7-4-2 record, while Seafair are ranked fifth, Read More »

2016 Pat Quinn Classic – Peewee Elite QFs set

  December 28, 2016 The quarterfinals are set for the Peewee Elite division at the Pat Quinn Classic. Six BC teams and two US teams have made the cut. Three teams went 3-0-0 in the round robin- NSWC, Seafair and Alaska. BWC, Kamloops and Kelowna were 2-1-0.   Quarter-final matchups are as follows: NSWC vs San Jose Read More »

2016 Pat Quinn Classic – Bantam Elite QFs set

  December 29, 2016 Here is an overview of standings and game results from Day 2 and first round of playoffs on Day 3 (Thursday morning) for the Bantam Elite division at the Pat Quinn Classic, along with schedules for upcoming games. Quarter-finals set Burnaby Winter Club Bantam A1 are the sole PCAHA team in Read More »

2016 Pat Quinn Classic Results – Day 1

  December 27, 2016 Here is an overview of scores from Day 1 of the Pat Quinn Classic, as of 9:30 pm, along with schedules for upcoming games. (A few games are still in progress). Scroll down for Bantam AAA and Peewee Elite divisions. Bantam Elite Dec. 27 Rink Home GF Away GF 12:30 PM 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 »

2016 Pat Quinn Classic set to go, pools, schedules

  December 26, 2016 The second iteration of one of the oldest bantam tournaments in BC is set to get underway, Tuesday, December 27. Formerly known as the Burnaby Bantam Classic, the second annual Pat Quinn Classic is both a tribute to and legacy of the former Vancouver Canucks defenceman, coach, general manager and president, who passed Read More »

Young Langley Rockets forward brings ‘200-foot’ game

  September 1, 2016 by Warren Henderson, Kelowna Capital News Playing in just 10 games and watching the entire playoffs from the stands, Conner Bruggen-Cate didn’t play an overly significant role with the Kelowna Rockets in 2015-16. His main focus was on the Yale Hockey Academy Prep team, playing as a second year midget after Read More »

BCHL open camps, ex-games, billet call

August 18, 2016 The offseason is officially over. BCHL training camps open Monday all over the province with several exhibition games scheduled for later in the week (see below). A number of the ex-games will be available on FASTHockey pay-per-view. To create your own account – CLICK HERE. The league is also reaching out to families in BCHL communities to Read More »

Kelowna Rockets Bantam Draft Picks

    The Kelowna Rockets added 11 prospects to its stable of young players on Thursday in Calgary at the 2016 WHL Bantam Draft. The Rockets picked four defencemen, including first overall pick Kaedan Korczak of Yorkton, SK at the draft of players born in 2001. Kelowna opened the draft by trading its first round Read More »

Vancouver Giants Bantam Draft Picks

      Here’s an overview of the Vancouver Giants eleven 2016 Bantam draft picks. 1st round (3rd overall) – Bowen Byram (D) Lethbridge Golden Hawks Bantam AAA “We’re very excited to add Bowen to our club as he was the number one player on our list. He’s a dynamic player with great offensive instincts. He also Read More »

120 Bantam hopefuls set for U16 Team BC Tryouts

    April 11, 2016 BC Hockey’s annual U16 team selection process gets underway April 20-24 at the Shaw Centre in Salmon Arm, with 120 graduating bantam players invited to the camp to compete for an opportunity to play on Team BC this fall. Players were invited to the camp based on their performance with Read More »

NV Storm Win Juvenile Gold at Provincials

  BC Champions – North Vancouver Juvenile Storm: Cameron Ballingall (AP), Wil Barnett, Christian Cullen, Ryan Fisher, Callum Glass (A), Markus Jensen, Thomas Jirka (AP), Nikita Karpov, Chris McIlroy, Brian McNally, Austin McQuay, Rob Morgan, Sean Norbury, James Peakman, Nick Pearce (AP), Thomas Sams, Brady Sinnott, Liam Smith, Connor Smythe (A), Troy Williams (A), Thomas Winckers 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 Bantam Tier 2, Pt. Moody win banner, BWC 2nd

  February 29, 2016 PCAHA Bantam Tier 2 – Pt. Moody A1 are the new Tier 2 PCAHA league champions, after posting 2 wins and a tying BWC A2 4-4 in the deciding Final 4 game. The Panthers now advance to the Tier 2 Provincial Championships in Salmon Arm, March 13-16, along with the BWC A2s. The Read More »