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WHL pre-season underway

  September 9, 2017 By Robert Murray A nine-game schedule Friday in Western Hockey League pre-season action brought teams a day closer to the regular season while the battle for roster spots and starting jobs continued across the league.   Portland Winterhawks (8) at Kootenay ICE (3) Portland (3-2-0-0) // Kootenay (0-2-0-0) The Winterhawks’ offence Read More »

BCHL season opens

  September 9, 2017 The BCHL got underway last night – here are the recaps from Day 1.   Surrey 5-4 OT vs Langley Despite falling behind 3-0 early in the second period, the Surrey Eagles rallied and wound up getting the OT winner from newly acquired Ryan Brushett in a 5-4 home win over Read More »

Newton heading to U Alaska

    August 21, 2017 It’s never too late to get some good news. While the new season is already getting close, Cowichan Valley Capitals forward Max Newton recently got confirmation he’s going off to NCAA Div. I hockey at the University of Alaska. The native of Vancouver notched career highs with 25 goals and Read More »

BCHL main camps getting underway

  August 21, 2017 Main training camps for all 17 BCHL clubs opened today, with exhibition games starting Wednesday. Returning players and hopefuls have reported to their respective communities and will begin competition for the last few spots available on the rosters. All on-ice training camp activities are open to the public and fans are Read More »

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 »

Jr. B – Beaver Valley to play for Gold vs Wainwright

April 16, 2017 Arborg, Manitoba BC Jr. B champion Beaver Valley Nitehawks are advancing the Western Canadian Jr. B championship Keystone Cup Final on Sunday, facing the Wainwright Bisons on Sunday in Arborg, Manitoba. The Nitehawks dominated the opening round, finishing first overall with a 4-0-1 record. The finished second, also undefeated, with 3 wins and 2 ties. Read More »

Beaver Valley Captures Cyclone Taylor Cup

    April 10, 2017 by Jim Bailey, Trail Times The 67th game and 56th win of the Beaver Valley Nitehawks season was the biggest one to date as B.V. hoisted the Cyclone Taylor Cup trophy for the fourth time in their 35-year history after beating Campbell River 6-2 on Sunday in Creston. “It was unbelievable,” said Read More »

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 »

BCHL Showcase gets underway Sept. 21

  Sept. 20, 2016 The fifth Bauer BCHL Showcase begins Wednesday night at Prospera Centre in Chilliwack as the host Chiefs take on the defending RBC Cup champion West Kelowna Warriors. If you are new to the Showcase, it’s an event that brings all 17 BCHL clubs to one arena for four-plus days of hockey 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 »

BC players big part of Quinnipiac quest for NCAA Championship

April 4, 2016 With six British Columbian born players on the roster and seven more with BCHL affiliations, the Quinnipiac Bobcats are as close as  you can get to a BC NCAA team. Three players from Trail, Travis St. Denis, Scott Davidson and Craig Martin, are joined by Prince George native, Michael Garteig; Abbotsford native, Read More »

BCHL Standings, Stats & Leaders Update

December 27, 2015 Due to the Christmas break, there wasn’t too much action around the BCHL this week, with just a couple of games played. Play resumes on Wednesday with four games as teams play out the final third of the season and push for playoffs. Standings Interior Division The only change in the standings Read More »

BCHL Standings, Stats & Leaders Update

Standings Interior Division One change in the Interior Division standings from last week, as the Trail Smoke-Eaters move above the Merritt Centennials at the bottom of the standings. Both teams have 18 points, trailing fourth place Vernon by 5 pts, but the Smoke-Eaters have four games in hand. The Centennials have been in a downward Read More »

Smokies sign 18 year old Howarth

  The Trail Smoke Eaters have announced the signing of Forward Kale Howarth (97) for the 2015-16 season. Kale played last season with the Red Deer Optimist Chiefs (11-18-5) of the Alberta AAA Midget Hockey League, where he scored 5 goals and had 11 points and 48 PIM in 33 games. Read More »

Trail native Brady Robinson joins Flyers goaltending staff

August 19, 2015 The Philadelphia Flyers have named Brady Robinson to the position of goaltending development coach, according to general manager Ron Hextall. Robinson comes to the Flyers from the Victoria Royals of the Western Hockey League. He has spent the last nine seasons with the franchise, which relocated to Victoria, BC from Chilliwack, BC in Read More »

Vancouver Spirit are new BC Tier 2 Bantam Champions

  The Vancouver Spirit continued their three game winning streak against the North Shore Winter Club A2s, downing the Winterhawks 5-1 in the semis to set up a trip to the finals, where they dominated Greater Trail, taking the BC banner with a 8-0 win. The Championship game was a complete reversal of the round robin matchup Read More »

Bantam Tier 2 BC Championships, Semis set

  The Bantam Tier 2 semi-finals are set for Wednesday morning in Cranbrook. The two Lower Mainland rivals, North Shore Winter Club and Vancouver Spirit will playoff on one side, with North Shore coming in as the #1 seed in B pool, and Vancouver as the #2 seed in the A Pool. West Kelowna advanced Tuesday night Read More »

Bantam Tier 2 BC Championships, Scores to mid-Day 2

  Scores from the Tier 2 BC Bantam Provincial Championships, to 3:00 pm March 16 Host, Cranbrook, East Kootenay District Pool A: Vancouver (1-0-0), Campbell River (1-1-0), Prince George (0-2-0), Greater Trail (1-0-0). Pool B: North Shore Winter Club (2-0-0), Fort St. John (0-1-0), Vanderhoof (0-0-1), Cranbrook (0-1-1), West Kelowna (1-1-0).   Tier 2 Schedule Sunday, 15-Mar Read More »

Bantam Tier 2 BC Championships, Teams & Schedule

  Here the list of competitors and schedule for this year’s Tier 2 BC Bantam Provincial Championships. Host, Cranbrook, East Kootenay District Format: 9 Teams, two divisions, A division with 4 teams (play three round robin games), B Division with 5 teams (play four round robin games), top two from each division play semi, winners advance to gold medal Read More »

Peewee Tier 1 BC Championships, Teams, Schedule

  Here the list of competitors and schedule for this year’s Tier 1 Peewee Championships.   Tier 1, Host Semiahmoo, Lower Mainland District Format: 6 teams, format 5 game round robin, top 2 go to finals. Teams: Tier 1 – Host Semiahmoo Juan de Fuca Prince George Burnaby Winter Club North Shore Winter Club Semiahmoo Kelowna   Tier Read More »

Peewee Tier 2 BC Championships, Teams, Schedule

  Here the list of competitors and schedule for this year’s Tier 2 BC Peewee Provincial Championships. Tier 2, Host Prince George, North Central District Format: 8 teams, Format: two divisions, 3 game round robin, top two in each division to semis. Teams: Tier 2 – Host Prince George Burnaby Winter Club – A Penticton – Read More »

Kelowna Bantam T2 Tourney set to roll

October 9, 2014 Kelowna Minor Hockey is hosting the season’s first premier Bantam Tier 2 tournament this Thanksgiving weekend at the Rutland Arena. The eight team tournament is divided into two pools with Kelowna, Chilliwack, Langley and Vancouver in Pool A, and Penticton, NSWC, Calgary and Trail in Pool B. The tournament is expected to be 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 »

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 »