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A few spots left for BCMML hopefuls

  June 10, 2017 For players still looking for a roster spot on a BC Hockey Major Midget League team, there are 18 spots for defencemen, 20 for forwards and and seven goalie spots available, spread over the 11 teams in the league. This season, the MML has made changes to the operation of the Read More »

Hosts Win Mem Cup after first round OHL bounce

  May 28, 201 WINDSOR, Ontario, May 23, 2017 — For the third time in franchise history the Windsor Spitfires are Mastercard Memorial Cup champions. Fourth-year veteran Aaron Luchuk scored the game winner 5:07 into the third period as the host Spitfires defeated the OHL champion Erie Otters 4-3 before a capacity crowd of 6,519 at Read More »

Sea Dogs eliminate WHL Champs

  May 23, 201 WINDSOR, Ontario, May 23, 2017 — It was an inglorious end to a terrific season, as the Quebec league champion Saint John Sea Dogs defeated the Western league champion Seattle Thunderbirds 7-0 Tuesday night at the Mastercard Memorial Cup at the WFCU Centre in Windsor, Ontario. The loss eliminated the T-Birds Read More »

WHL Championship – Seattle win it!

  May 15, 2017 Regina, Sask. – For the first time in 40 years, the Seattle Thunderbirds are Western Hockey League champions. History was made Sunday evening at the Brandt Centre in Regina as forward Alexander True lifted the Seattle Thunderbirds to an overtime win in Game 6 of the 2017 WHL Championship Series. The Read More »

WHL Championship – Seattle take 3-2 series lead

May 12, 2017 Kent, Wash. – The Seattle Thunderbirds defeated the Regina Pats 7-4 in Game 5 of the WHL Championship series Friday night in front of a ShoWare Center record 6,223 fans to take a 3-2 series lead. Seattle won Game 4, 6-1 on Wednesday, May 10 and could close out the series at Brandt Centre Read More »

WHL Championship – Seattle blast Regina 6-1, series tied 2-2

    May 11, 2017 by Taylor Rocca Kent, Wash. – After three one-goal games to open the 2017 WHL Championship Series, Game 4 took a wild and unexpected turn as the Seattle Thunderbirds rattled off six unanswered goals en route to a decisive 6-1 victory, tying the best-of-seven festivities. Veteran winger Keegan Kolesar registered Read More »

WHL Championship – Seattle vs Regina tied at 1-1

    May 7, 2017 by Taylor Rocca Regina, Sask. – More often than not, when you give the Regina Pats a power-play opportunity, they’re going to make you pay. That’s exactly what happened Saturday as the WHL Championship Series required overtime for the second consecutive night. With Keegan Kolesar serving a minor penalty for Read More »

WHL Championship Series – Seattle vs Regina – Preview

  May 4, 2017 by Taylor Rocca The stage is set. The 2017 WHL Championship Series – presented by Rogers –  features the Regina Pats and Seattle Thunderbirds. It gets underway Friday, May 5 at 7 p.m. MT. Here’s a preview of the contest for the Ed Chynoweth Cup. For the first time in WHL history, Read More »

WHL Western Conference – Seattle win title in game 6

April 30,  2017 by Kevin Bain The Seattle Thunderbirds defeated the Kelowna Rockets 3-1 on Sunday evening at Prospera Place in game six of the Western Conference Championship to eliminate the Rockets and advance to the Western Hockey League Championship. The Rockets opened up the scoring as Nolan Foote (2) scored on the power play at Read More »

WHL Western Conference – Seattle win game 5

April 28, 2017 by Kevin Bain The Seattle Thunderbirds defeated the Kelowna Rockets 5-3 on Friday night in the ShoWare Center in Kent, Washington in game five of the Western Conference Championship of the 2017 WHL Playoffs. Seattle opened the scoring 3:15 into the first period as Scott Eansor scored a shorthanded goal for his fifth Read More »

WHL Western Conference – Rockets/Thunderbirds game 5 Friday night

April 28, 2017 by Regan Bartel Tonight’s Preview: Welcome to game five of the Western Conference final. The Kelowna Rockets and Seattle Thunderbirds are tied at two wins apiece. Nick Merkley scored the game winner early in the second period leading the Rockets to a 4-2 win in game four Wednesday night. Nolan Foote and Read More »

WHL Western Conference – Rockets even series 2-2

April 26, 2017 by Kevin Bain The Kelowna Rockets defeated the Seattle Thunderbirds 4-2 on Wednesday night at Prospera Place in game four of the Western Conference Championship of the 2017 WHL Playoffs. The Thunderbirds opened the scoring 3:09 into the opening period as Ryan Gropp (3) scored on a Seattle power play. The Rockets Read More »

WHL Western Conference – Seattle win Game 3 in Kelowna

  April 25, 2017 The Seattle Thunderbirds defeated the Kelowna Rockets 2-1 on Tuesday night in game three of the Western Conference Championship at Prospera Place. After a fast paced opening period, the two clubs were scoreless through 20 minutes of play. It took until the 11:33 mark of the middle frame but Keegan Kolesar(8) Read More »

WHL Western Conference – Kelowna win Game 2, 1-1 now

April 24, 2017 by Kevin Bain The Kelowna Rockets are set to host the Seattle Thunderbirds for games three and four of the Western Conference Championships in the 2017 WHL Playoffs. The Rockets return to Kelowna after splitting games one and two in Kent, Washington with the T-Birds. On Friday the Rockets lost 5-4 after Read More »

WHL Western Conference – Seattle down Kelowna in game 1

  April 21, 2017 by Kevin Bain The Seattle Thunderbirds defeated the Kelowna Rockets 5-4 on Friday night in game one of the Western Conference Championship of the 2017 WHL Playoffs. Seattle opened the scoring in game one. Ryan Gropp (2) tipped a point shot that slipped behind Michael Herringer. After a video review it Read More »

WHL: Western Conference Preview

April 20, 2017 by Taylor Rocca As the Seattle Thunderbirds and Kelowna Rockets meet for the second consecutive time in the WHL’s Western Conference Championship series both sides carry their fair share of things to prove. Mathew Barzal, captain of the Thunderbirds, came back to the Western Hockey League with a lengthy checklist – two Read More »

BCMML: seven head coaches set

    April 13, 2017 The BC Major Midget League (MML) has announced seven of eleven team head coaches for the 2017-2018 season. The following team staff are returning for the 2017-2018 season: Okanagan Rockets: Eric Blais Thompson Blazers: Tanner Cochran Valley West Hawks: Jessie Leung Vancouver North East Chiefs: Jamie Jackson New staff will Read More »

BCMML – Cariboo Cougars win Provincial Championship

March 26, 2017 by Peter James The Cougars shutdown the Greater Vancouver Canadians’ high-powered offence for a second straight day, winning 4-0 to clinch the best-of-three series in the third game. Marcus Allen made 20 saves and Jeremy Gervais and Daine Dubois each posted three point games. Allen also shutout the Canadians 2-0 in Game Read More »

BCMML Championship GVC win opener in 2OT

  March 24, 2017 The Greater Vancouver Canadians upset the Cariboo Cougars, 3-2 in double overtime, in game one of the best of three BC Major Midget Championship finals today in Prince George. Cariboo started the scoring early, when Dane Dubois, the team’s leading sniper, opened it up with a goal 3:45 into the game. Trey Read More »

BCMML – Cariboo vs GVC Final set

March 21, 2017 It will be #1 ranked Cariboo Cougars vs the #4 ranked Greater Vancouver Canadians in this year’s BC Major Midget League Championship series, which gets underway in Prince George at 3:15 pm Friday, March 24. The Cougars, who have cruised all year long at the top of the standings, finishing with a Read More »

BCMML – NW Giants upset OK Rockets in QFs

March 13, 2017 There was one big upset in the BC Major Midget League quarter final playoffs last weekend, as #6 ranked North West Giants upset #3 Okanagan Rockets in two games straight, on the road. The other games when more or less as anticipated, with the top seeds winning all three series. #1 Cariboo Read More »

BCMML – Cougars stay on top, playoff matchups set

March 5, 2017 All playoff matchups are now set in the BC Major Midget League, as the final regular season games were wrapped up on the weekend. Playoffs will be best of three, with games starting Friday, March 10. The Cariboo Cougars, now ranked #1 in Canada, wrapped with a big series vs the Okanagan Rockets at home, Read More »

BCMML One week left – can Chiefs catch Cougars?

February 27, 2017 There were no changes in the standings after week 20 this past weekend, the second last of the regular season. Cariboo Cougars remain on top, two points up on North East Chiefs, who in turn remain six points up on the #3 Okanagan Rockets. The Cougars will wrap up with a big series Read More »

BCMML Week 18 – Cougars, Chiefs, Rockets still lead

February 5, 2017 The first place Cariboo Cougars had a bye weekend in Week 18 of BCMML regular season, but still remain at the top of the league, with a four point lead over the NE Chiefs, who closed the gap with two wins over the 7th place North West Giants. The Okanagan Rockets likewise kept pace in Read More »

BCMML Week 17 – Cougars, Chiefs still on top

January 30, 2016 Not much changed over the weekend in the BCMML standings. The Cougars and Chiefs remained on top, although the Cougars stretched their lead to seven points on two wins vs the Blazers, while the Chiefs managed only a split vs GVC. The OK Rockets gained five of six possible vs the Tips Read More »

BCMML Week 16 – Cougars, Chiefs still on top

January 24, 2016 There were some subtle shifts in the BCMML landscape after the dust settled on Week 16, which featured a ten-team showcase at the Richmond Oval. The top two teams – Cariboo Cougars and North East Chiefs each picked up a couple of wins to remain separated by six points, while former #2 Read More »

BCMML Week 15 – Chiefs sweep Cougars move into 2P

January 18, 2016 The North East Chiefs stepped up in a big way this past weekend, handing the league leading Caribou Cougars their first back to back losses of the season. The two wins vaulted the Chiefs into second place in the standings, a point ahead of the Okanagan Rockets who were playing at the KIMMT Read More »

38th KIMMT – NAX downs Yale 3-2 in final

  January 15, 2017 In a very strange twist of fate at this year’s Kelowna International Elite Midget Tournament, Northern Alberta Extreme ended up in the final vs the Yale U18 Lions, and won the tournament 3-2, in a tightly contested game Sunday afternoon. The oddity happened the night before, following the semi-final game vs Read More »

38th Kelowna Elite Midget Tourney leaders emerging

  January 13, 2017 After two days, and three of the five round robin games played, leaders are emerging in 38th Annual BDO Kelowna International Elite Midget Tournament. In the six team Coast Capri division, arguably the more competitive of the two divisions, four teams are tied with 2-1-0 records and six points – OHA Read More »