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WHL Roundup: Saturday and Sunday Games

  December 3, 2017 Below is a quick recap of WHL action on the weekend. Only one BC division game was played Sunday, with four games Saturday. Victoria Royals are still on top of BC division, two points behind overall Western Conference leaders Portland Winterhawks. Kelowna is now just two points back of Victoria, with Read More »

WHL Roundup & Standings – Royals stop Americans

  WHL Roundup November 19, 2017 by Robert Murray Victoria Royals (7) at Tri-City Americans (3) Victoria (16-7-1-0) // Tri-City (13-6-2-0) Matthew Phillips (Calgary Flames) had a pair of goals and an assist and four other Victoria Royals had multi-point efforts as they ended the home undefeated run by the Tri-City Americans. Morgan Geekie (Carolina Hurricanes) and Nolan Yaremko Read More »

WHL Roundup & Standings

    November 15, 2017 WHL Roundup Red Deer Rebels (5) at Victoria Royals (3) Red Deer (9-11-1-0) // Victoria (14-7-1-0) Not many WHL teams have made the journey to Vancouver Island and picked up a regulation win this season, but the Red Deer Rebels can now add themselves to that list. A three-goal third period helped hold Read More »

Mussio sells PJHL Ice Hawks acquires BCHL Clippers

  November 12, 2017 BCHL release: The Nanaimo Clippers announced Friday the sale of their franchise has been completed and that Vancouver businessman and lawyer Wes Mussio is the team’s new majority owner. Mussio is a partner at the law firm of Mussio Goodman and is also the part owner of Backroad Mapbooks, the largest Read More »

WHL Roundup & Standings

    November 11, 2017 WHL Roundup Everett Silvertips (4) at Prince George Cougars (0) Everett (8-10-1-1) // Prince George (6-9-2-2) The Everett Silvertips responded to a shootout loss Friday with a 28-save shutout by Carter Hart to earn three of a possible four points from a weekend set against the Prince George Cougars. Matt Fontyene scored for the Read More »

Russia battle back from rout to take game 2, 4-3 vs Team WHL

  November 7, 2017 Swift Current, SK – New Jersey Devils prospect Mikhail Maltsev’s second of the night with 7:54 left in the third period completed the comeback as Russia battled back from a 3-0 deficit to defeat Team WHL 4-3 in Game 2 of the 2017 CIBC Canada Russia Series. Maltsev’s shorthanded game winner rounded Read More »

Kelowna Rockets’ Lind leads WHL in 7-0 W vs Russia

    November 6, 2017 Moose Jaw, SK – Kelowna Rockets forward Kole Lind led the way with two goals and an assist as six different players had multi-point outputs in a 7-0 Team WHL victory in Game 1 of the 2017 CIBC Canada Russia Series in Moose Jaw. Lind, a Vancouver Canucks prospect, joined another Read More »

Royals bounce back 4-2 vs Rockets, first place overall

  November 5, 2017     The Victoria Royals bounced back in the second game of a weekend double header vs the Kelowna Rockets, scoring the game’s opening four goals, that included the first and game winning marker from Ryan Peckford, en route to a 4-2 victory over the Kelowna Rockets on Saturday night. The Read More »

BCHL – Sunday Recaps – Trail and Vernon jump ahead

  November 5, 2017 Interior division Trail Smoke Eaters and Vernon Vipers are starting to separate themselves from the pack, at the top of the British Columbia Hockey League, with 33 and 31 points respectively. Both teams have just 4 losses in 21 starts, though Vernon have three ties in the mix and are two Read More »

Rockets down Royals 4-2 to start weekend double header

  November 4, 2017 By Kevin Bain The Kelowna Rockets defeated the Victoria Royals 4-2 EN on Friday night in Victoria.   The Royals struck first just 24 seconds in with Jared Legien (8) scoring the early go ahead marker for Victoria. Dillon Dube (6) evened things up on the power play at 14:03 before Read More »

Danton Heinen notches first two NHL goals

  October 27, 2017 Just four seasons removed from being the captain of the Surrey Eagles, Danton Heinen now has two NHL goals under his belt and has been one of the most productive forwards on the Boston Bruins. The Langley native got his first NHL goal Thursday night and added another later as he Read More »

Stapley BCHL Player of the Week

  October 30, 2017 Vernon Vipers forward Brett Stapley has been named the BCHL Player of the Week for the week ending Oct. 29, the league announced Monday. Stapley scored four goals in Vernon’s two home wins over the weekend. On Friday, he scored a first period power play goal to give the Vipers a Read More »

T. Crozier commits to Brown

  October 29, 2017 Though the season is still relatively new, it’s already been full of highlights for Tristan Crozier and he can add another to the list as he’s committed to an NCAA Div. I program for next season. Already having welcomed his younger brother Max to the Nanaimo Clippers this season, scoring an Read More »

WHL Sunday Round Up & Standings

    October 30, 2017 WHL Roundup The Victoria Royals are still the toast of the WHL Western Conference, notching another win in their most recent outing, to open up a nine point lead over the #2 Kelowna Rockets in the BC division. The Prince George Cougars are just two points back of the Rockets. Read More »

BCHL – Sunday Recaps – lots of parity so far

  October 29, 2017   With 12 of the BCHL’s 17 teams within six points of each other, the current season is shaping up to be a real battle among equals for top billing. Here’s a recap of Sunday games, scroll down to see current standings.   Nanaimo 4 – Powell River 0 Taz Burman Read More »

BCHL – Saturday Game Recaps – Standings, Leaders

  October 23, 2017 Recaps of games played Saturday, October 22. Scroll down for current standings.   Surrey 5 – Vernon 4 Ryan Brushett scored a hat trick for the Surrey Eagles, including the equalizing and winning goals in the third period, to lead his team to a 5-4 road win over his former club Read More »

WHL Sunday, PG loses to Hitmen in 2-1 SO

    October 23, 2017 WHL Roundup Prince George Cougars (1) at Calgary Hitmen (2) SO Prince George (4-5-2-2) // Calgary (4-7-1-0) Carolina Hurricanes defensive prospect Jake Bean ended the shootout in the fifth round as the Calgary Hitmen won their second home game of the year Sunday against the visiting Prince George Cougars. Tristen Nielsen’s second goal of Read More »

BCHL – Wild down Vees 4-2

    October 22, 2017   Wenatchee, WA: The Penticton Vees (9-2-0-1) held a 2-1 lead after 20 minutes Saturday night, but the Wenatchee Wild (9-5-1-0) scored three unanswered goals en route to the 4-2 win. Adam Scheel made is best save of the night in the opening few minutes of the first period. After Read More »

BCHL – Friday Game Recaps

  October 21, 2017 Penticton 4 – Merritt 1 Held scoreless and trailing by a goal through 40 minutes, the Penticton Vees exploded for four goals in the third period to earn a 4-1 home win over the Merritt Centennials. Neither team scored in the first and Merritt’s Bradley Cocca put the Cents ahead with Read More »

WHL Saturday, BC Teams win 4 of 6

    October 22, 2017 WHL Roundup Portland Winterhawks (2) at Kelowna Rockets (7)  Portland (9-2-0-0) // Kelowna (5-5-1-1) Carsen Twarynski had a hat trick and the Kelowna Rockets bounced back after a tough loss Friday to score a victory over the U.S. Division-leading Portland Winterhawks. Kole Lind has a goal and four points while Kyle Topping, Gordie Ballhorn and Read More »

Royals Soy named WHL Player of the Week

    October 16, 2017 Calgary, Alta. – Twenty-year old Victoria Royals center Tyler Soy has been named the WHL On the Run Player of the Week for the week ending October 15, 2017. Soy, who was drafted by the NHL’s Anaheim Ducks in 2016 (7-205), has been on an offensive tear since returning to the club after an extended Read More »

BCHL – Saturday Game Recaps

  October 14, 2017 Merritt 3 – Wentachee 2 Jacob Berger made 45 saves, including 17 of 18 in the third period, allowing the Merritt Centennials to take a 3-2 win in Wenatchee over the Wild. Alex Bourhas opened the scoring for the Cents in the first and when Sam Morton tied it for Wenatchee Read More »

BCHL – Friday Game Recaps – Lots of OT and 1G games!

  October 14, 2017 Penticton 3 – Merritt 2 OT After a pair of late goals by Jonny Tychonick to set the stage for overtime, Grant Cruikshank scored the winner in the extra session for 3-2 Penticton Vees win over the host Merritt Centennials. There was no scoring in the first and Merritt’s Colten Gerlib Read More »

WHL Friday Round up

October 14, 2017 by Robert Murray Here’s a wrap of the Friday night games in the Western Hockey League. Kamloops Blazers (4)  at Prince George Cougars (1)   Kamloops (1-9-0-0) // Prince George (3-4-2-0) The Kamloops Blazers came ready to play Friday against the Prince George Cougars, earning their first win of the 2017-18 regular season at the CN Read More »

Royals sweep Giants in home and home openers

Victoria takes down Vancouver 6-1 and 7-1 to close home-and-home set.   Saturday, September 23, 2017 Langley, BC- The Victoria Royals earned a 6-1 win on Saturday night at the Langley Events Centre, to follow up the club’s 7-1 home victory from the previous night. Game Summary Gamesheet – http://bit.ly/2fospli Scoring: Royals – Dante Hannoun Read More »

Royals tender named WHL GoW

  September 25, 2017 Calgary, Alta. – The Western Hockey League announced Sunday that Victoria Royals goaltender Griffen Outhouse has been named the WHL Goaltender of the Week and the league nominee for Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week for the week ending September 24, 2017. The 19-year-old product of Likely, B.C., went 2-0-0-0 to open Read More »

WHL Opening Week, Sunday round up

    September 25, 2017 Sunday’s Western Hockey League action a light two-game schedule with an all-East Division and all-U.S. Division matchups. Red Deer Rebels (5) at Edmonton Oil Kings (3) Red Deer (2-0-0-0) // Edmonton (0-2-0-0) The Edmonton Oil Kings couldn’t sustain a first period lead in their home opener, falling by a 5-3 final Read More »

Returning Royals ready for action

August 28, 2017 by Cleve Dheenshaw, Times Colonist With the Victoria Royals having no first-round Western Hockey League bantam draft picks in 2016 or 2017, there is little buzz surrounding this weekend’s Royals rookie camp, although this is a team known for drafting well in the mid and late rounds. Make no mistake, the veteran-laden Read More »

JDF win 43rd Rick LaPointe Bantam AAA tourney

    December 6, 2015 Juan de Fuca downed Kamloops Blazers 6-4 to win the 43rd Annual Rick LaPointe Memorial AAA Bantam Tournament on Sunday. JDF emerged from the elimination round as the fourth seed in the A Pool, with a record of 2-1-0, 16 GF – 10 GA, narrowly edging out Hollyburn Huskies, who had beat Read More »