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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 »

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 »

Barzal headlines BC contingent in CSS midterm rankings

                      The NHL’s Central Scouting Service released their midseason rankings for the 2015 draft on Tuesday. Connor McDavid tops the list, followed by Americans Jack Eichel, and Noah Hanafin. Despite missing a good chunk of the 2014-15 season after sustaining a knee injury in November, Mathew Barzal remains 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 »

NW Giants edge past Rockets on final weekend

  Mar 5, 2014 The Kelowna Rockets and North West Giants battled all season long for bragging rights as top dog in the BC Major Midget Hockey League. The Rockets held the edge right up until the final weekend, when an uncharacteristic third period meltdown over fifth place NE Chiefs, gave the Giants the league Read More »

NW Giants catch Rockets in weekend thriller

  Feb 10, 2014 A 4-3 win Feb 9, by the Vancouver NW Giants over the Okanagan Rockets topped off an incredible weekend of high intensity major midget hockey for the two teams. The Rockets entered the series with a two point lead over NW Giants. The two game series at home would be the Read More »

NW Giants and Rockets in Deadheat for MM#1

  Jan. 23, 2013 Week 16 in the BC Major Midget League featured a Showcase weekend in Langley, Richmond and Coquitlam, with 10 teams in double header action. At the end of weekend the two leading teams were tied with 47 points in a dead-heat for the top spot in the league, with identical records Read More »

Castlegar Wins Penticton Bantam T3 Tourney

  October 20, 2013 The Castlegar Rebels are winners of this year’s Penticton Minor Hockey’s 12 team Bantam Tier 3 tournament. The team defeated Coquitlam Chiefs 6-1 in the final which wrapped up Sunday afternoon. The day had started early for the four semi-finalists, with the two semis starting at 6:30 am. The early start Read More »