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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 »

BC Championships – Midget Tier 1 – Kelowna and PG leading

  March 15, 2016 The Tier 1 Midget Provincial Championships are being hosted by Comox Valley Minor Hockey Association on Vancouver Island. At end of day 3, Kelowna is on top at 4-0-0 and Prince George are second at 3-1-0 with Vancouver T-Birds 1-1-2 and Coquitlam at 2-2-0, rounding out the top 4 spots. The teams play Thursday and Read More »

BC Championships – Midget Tier 1

  The Tier 1 Midget Provincial Championships are being hosted by Comox Valley Minor Hockey Association on Vancouver Island. Early in Day 3, Kelowna is alone in first place at 3-0, after downing Prince George 6-4 Tuesday night. PG and Coquitlam are in second place, both at 2-1. Vancouver T-Birds are in fourth place at 1-1-1, rounding out the Read More »

13th Seafair Icebreaker – Finals underway

    The 13th Annual Seafair Sandman Hotel Icebreaker got underway Friday, October 10, with 55 teams competing in Tier 1 and Tier 2 divisions from the Atom through Midget. Semi-finalists and finalists are set. Here are the results for each division, along with some early playoff round scores to mid-Sunday.   Atom Division:   Finals set: Read More »

13th Seafair Icebreaker – Finals underway

    The 13th Annual Seafair Sandman Hotel Icebreaker got underway Friday, October 10, with 55 teams competing in Tier 1 and Tier 2 divisions from the Atom through Midget. Semi-finalists and finalists are set. Here are the results for each division, along with some early playoff round scores to mid-Sunday.   Atom Division:   Finals set: Read More »

Three BC Women Invited to Team Canada Tryouts

  Hockey Canada released the names of the 43 players invited to Canada’s National Women’s Development Team selection camp in Calgary, Alberta, August 6 – 16, 2015.  Three (3) BC players were selected: Ivana Bilic, Coquitlam, Warner Hockey School, Bemidji State University Micah Hart, Saanichton, Okanagan Hockey Academy Sarah Potomak, Aldergrove, Pursuit of Excellence   Read More »

WHL 2015 Draft, by MHA, OHA leads with 12 picks

    Here’s a breakdown of this year’s WHL draft, by source club/minor hockey association. The four top organizations are all based in BC: the Okanagan Hockey Academy with 12, Pursuit of Excellence with 9, North Shore Winter Club with 9, and Delta Hockey Academy, with 9. Most first rounders, NSWC, with 3. Two Alberta organizations and 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 »

Saanich’s Shawn McBride named Grizzly’s Captain

by Mario Annicchiarico / Times Colonist August 21, 2014 The Victoria Grizzlies looked no further than their own backyard in announcing the team’s captain for the 2014-15 B.C. Hockey League season. Victoria native Shawn McBride takes over the captaincy from graduated Grizzly Mark McLellan. “Our organization today has selected a player that exemplifies what it is 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 Bantam Tier 2 Playoffs, Mission 1st, Vees, NSWC in

  March 18, 2014 It’s looking like Mission could run the table with a win later tonight vs Fort St. John, finishing 4-0-0. Regardless of the outcome however, the Stars have already locked up first place in Pool 2 and will likely face North Shore in one of first place vs second place cross-over semi-finals Read More »

BC Bantam Tier 2 Playoffs, Day 2, Mission takes lead

  The BC Bantam Tier 2 Playoffs are being hosted by the Mission Stars this year. The Stars come in as the favorites, having won the regular season and Final 4 PCAHA titles. The tournament includes ten teams overall, divided into two five team pools. The teams will play a four game round robin with Read More »

BC Bantam Tier 1 Playoffs, Day 1

  The BC Bantam Tier 1 Playoffs are being hosted by Prince George this year. The tournament opened today with four games. Each of the six teams will play a five game round robin with the two top teams playing off in a Championship game Thursday night. The winner will advance to the Western Canada Read More »

BC Bantam Tier 2 Playoffs, Mission, NSWC early leaders

  Bantam Tier 2 Playoffs are being hosted by Mission. Background: Three teams from Lower Mainland; host Mission A1, NSWC A2 and Abbotsford A2. Ten teams over all. Mission A1 finished in first place in regular season Flight 2 Bantam play, (15-4-1), and won Tier 2 Final 4 in two games, 8-6 vs NSWC and 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 »

Major Midget Points Leaders – Top 80

  # Name Team Pos GP G A Pts PIM 1 14 Kerfoot, Colton Vancouver NW Giants F 28 23 31 54 20 2 9 Jost, Tyson Okanagan Rockets F 24 23 29 52 47 3 9 Szeto, Justin Vancouver NW Giants F 28 20 30 50 16 4 20 Bradley, Matt Valley West Hawks 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 »

Richmond Midget Bantam Tourney Final Results

  Major Midget: Gold: Yale Academy Academy U16 8-1, vs North Island Silver Tips Major Midget Bronze: California Golden Eagles U18 5-4, vs North Shore Winter Club A1   Midget Tier 1: Gold: Littleton Hawks 4-3, vs Semiahmoo Midget A1 Bronze: Prince George T1 8-3, vs Mission Arizona Ice U18   Midget Tier 2: Gold: Read More »

Macs Tourney: Rockets only BC team left alive

  At end of five days of competition at the 35th Annual Macs Midget tournament in Calgary, hopes for a BC championship rest solely with the Kelowna based Okanagan Rockets, who have advanced to the quarterfinals. Surprisingly, the other five teams from the BC Major League who competed in the tournament, all finished at the Read More »

Macs Tourney BC Teams Update: Day 4, 2W, 13L, 3T

  Six teams from the BC Major Midget League are participating in the 35th Annual Mac’s Midget Tournament in Calgary, western Canada’s premier test of midget hockey. So far, it’s been a rough ride for most BC teams. Only the Kelowna based Okanagan Rockets, in first place of the BC Major Midget Hockey League, are undefeated, Read More »

Macs Tourney BC Teams Update: Day 3, 1W, 9L, 3T

  Six teams from the BC Major Midget League are participating in the 35th Annual Mac’s Midget Tournament in Calgary, western Canada’s premier test of midget hockey. So far the BC teams have not fared well, with just one win in 11 games. After three games, Finland U17 seems to be the team to beat for Read More »

Richmond Midget Tournament Update, Day 2

  Here are some early results from the 35th Annual Richmond International Midget / Bantam Tournament to around 6 pm Friday. The tournament is divided into Major Midget, Midget Tier 1, Midget Tier 2 and new for this year, a Bantam Tier 1 and Bantam Tier 2 division. In the Major Midget division: San Diego Read More »

Macs Tourney BC Teams Update, Day 2, 1W, 2T, 4L

  Six teams from the BC Major Midget League are participating in the 35th Annual Mac’s Midget Tournament in Calgary, western Canada’s premier test of midget hockey. The Okanagan Rockets (1st in BCMML), Vancouver NW Giants (2nd), Valley West Hawks (3), Vancouver NE Chiefs (4th), Caribou Cougars (6th) and South Island Royals (7th) are playing in the 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 »