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Cobourg downs Alberta for RBC Cup Championship

  May 21, 2017 MINERVA SCORES IN OVERTIME, COUGARS WIN RBC CUP JASON LA ROSE COBOURG, Ont. – Nick Minerva was the overtime hero, scoring 8:21 into the extra period, and the Cobourg Cougars erased a late deficit to edge the Brooks Bandits 3-2 and win the 2017 RBC Cup on Sunday night. Off a Read More »

BCHL – Vees heartbreak in RBC semi

  May 21, 2017 By Fraser Rodgers After an emotional 32-game playoff run, which included three Game 7 and six elimination game wins, the Penticton Vees season ended Saturday afternoon in Cobourg, Ontario, in a 3-1 loss to the Cobourg Cougars in Semi-Final action at the RBC Cup. Cobourg’s Theo Lewis scored the game-winner with just Read More »

BCHL – Vees down RBC Cup hosts in OT

  May 15 2017 By Jason La Rose COBOURG, Ont. – Taylor Sanheim ended it 6:29 into overtime Monday night, knocking in a no-look pass from Nicholas Jones to give the Penticton Vees a 3-2 win over the Cobourg Cougars in a thriller at the 2017 RBC Cup. It was the second overtime in as many Read More »

BCHL – Vees open RBC Cup vs Brooks

  May 14, 2017 By Fraser Rodgers The Penticton Vees finally open their RBC Cup schedule this afternoon when they face the Brooks Bandits (12:30 pm PT / 3:30 pm ET) in a battle of the two western representatives. The Vees are the only team out of the five who have yet to play, as Read More »

BCMML announce changes to team selection procedures

  May 12, 2017 The BC Major Midget League (MML) has announced changes to the operation of the Spring Identification Camps and Prospects Camps, formerly Evaluation Camps, for upcoming the 2017 – 2018 season. Teams are eligible to commit 11 – 18 skaters and two goaltenders from their Spring Identification Camp and those players must Read More »

BCHL – Vees grinding road to the RBC Cup

  May 11, 2017 It’s been quite a ride for the Penticton Vees this year, but they’ve finally got to their objective – playing for the National Junior A Championship – RBC Cup – in Coburg, Ontario, starting Sunday, May 14. The Vees no doubt will have something to say about their ranking – starting Read More »

BCHL – WCC – Vees down Chiefs for RBC berth

  May 7, 2017 Courtesy Battlefords News Optimist PENTICTON, B.C. – The Penticton Vees made a bit of history at the Western Canada Cup Sunday. The tournament host and British Columbia Hockey League champions became the first team that finished out of the top two spots in the round-robin standings to earn a berth to the Read More »

BCHL – WCC – Brooks take Championship, but Chiefs still alive

    May 6, 2017 by Trevor Miller PENTICTON, B.C. – A four-goal second period would eventually propel the AJHL Champion Brooks Bandits to their first Western Canada Cup title in franchise history and a 6-1 drubbing of the Chilliwack Chiefs on Saturday night at the South Okanagan Events Centre. The Bandit’s Conner Jean scored three in the second while Read More »

BCHL – WCC – Northstars win one to make it to medal round

    May 4, 2017 by Trevor Miller Penticton, BC  – The Battlefords North Stars got a must win, and their first of the Western Canada Cup tournament Thursday afternoon against the Chilliwack Chiefs in a 3-0 decision at the South Okanagan Events Centre. The Chiefs, who already had secured a spot in the final Saturday, scratched Read More »

BCHL – WCC – Vees advance to playoff round

    May 4, 2017 by Fraser Rodgers Penticton, BC  – It’s not how you start but how you finish and the Penticton Vees can attest to that. Manitoba native Taylor Sanheim scored the game-winner midway through the third period, as the Vees edged the Portage Terriers 5-3 Thursday, keeping their season alive at the Western 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 »

BCHL – Western Canada Cup Vees dropped in Shootout

    May 1, 2017 Penticton, BC The AJHL Champion Brooks Bandits erased a two-goal deficit in the third period to notch a 4-3 victory over the host Penticton Vees on Sunday night at the South Okanagan Events Centre. Two late goals from Ty Mappin and Josh McKechney in the final 2:22 of regulation time to Read More »

BCHL – Western Canada Cup players to watch

    April 28, 2017 The 2017 Western Canada Cup (WCC) – presented by Sun Life Financial – starts Saturday, April 29 in Penticton with the South Okanagan Events Centre providing the backdrop. Scouting presence should be heavy in Penticton with a projected top-10 NHL draft pick hitting the ice in Cale Makar, the dynamic Read More »

BCHL – Vees even series with 5-1 win over Chiefs

  April 16, 2017   The Penticton Vees are leaving Chilliwack Saturday night with a win and a series split, after a 5-1 Game Two win at Prospera Centre in the Fraser Valley. Ryley Risling, Cassidy Bowes, Duncan Campbell, Nicholas Jones and Chris Klack all scored for the Vees, and Mat Robson kicked-out 37 shots Read More »

BCHL – Chilliwack down Vees 4-2 in Game 1

  April 15, 2017 The Chilliwack Chiefs’ big guns wasted little time making an impact on the BCHL Fred Page Cup Final. BCHL playoff points leader Jordan Kawaguchi had a goal and two helpers, and he and his line combined for five points, as the Chiefs topped the Penticton Vees 4-2 Friday at Prospera Centre Read More »

BCHL – Chilliwack vs Vees Championship starts Friday

  April 14, 2017 For the second year in a row, the Chilliwack Chiefs are in the Fred Page Cup BCHL Finals and will try to achieve what they were not able to last season against West Kelowna. Penticton was last here in 2015 when they defeated Nanaimo on the way to the Western Canada Read More »

BCHL – Vees take Game 7, advance to Final

  April 10, 2017 Penticton Vees 3 – Vernon Vipers 1 The Penticton Vees are advancing to the BCHL finals vs the Chilliwack Chiefs after downing the Vernon Vipers 3-1 in a game 7 showdown in Penticton Monday night. The Vipers had scrambled back from a 3-1 series deficit to force game 7, but were outclassed Read More »

BCHL – Vernon forces Game 7 vs Vees

  April 8, 2017 Vernon Vipers 5 –  Penticton Vees 1 For the third time in four years, the Penticton Vees and Vernon Vipers will need a seventh and deciding game to decide a winner, after the Vipers toppled the Vees 5-1 in Game Six Saturday night at Kal-Tire Place in Vernon. Five different Vipers scored Read More »

BCHL – Chiefs take out Grizzlies with 3-2 win

  April 8, 2017 by Eric Welsh, Chilliwack Progress Chilliwack Chiefs 3 –  Victoria Grizzlies 2     It took one game longer than they would have liked, but the Chilliwack Chiefs punched their ticket to the BCHL’s Fred Page Cup final with a 3-2 win over the Victoria Grizzlies on Saturday night. The Chiefs Read More »

BCHL – Grizzlies claw back with 3-2 OT W vs Chiefs

  April 7, 2017 Victoria Grizzlies 3 – Chilliwack Chiefs 2 By Jonathan Hodgson The Victoria Grizzlies were looking to stay alive as they faced the Chilliwack Chiefs in game five of the Coastal Conference Final in the British Columbia Hockey League’s Fred Page Cup playoffs on Friday night in Chilliwack. The Grizzlies were five minutes away from Read More »

BCHL – Chiefs take 3-1 series lead over Grizzies

  April 5, 2017 Chilliwack Chiefs 4 –  Victoria Grizzlies 3 Kohen Olischefski’s goal in the first minute of the third period completed a 4-3 comeback win for the Chilliwack Chiefs in a see-saw affair against the host Victoria Grizzlies. The win gives the Chiefs a 3-1 series lead. Linden Hora and Powell Connor scored in the Read More »

WHL Wrap, PG, Everett earn banners

  March 17, 2017 The second-to-last day of the regular season had just about everything a WHL fan could ask for. One Conference title. Two Division titles. Two WHL Playoff series set in motion. Thirty goals between just two separate games. One player even had a SEVEN-point game! If Saturday didn’t get you ready for Read More »

374 WHL Scholarships awarded this year

  March 17, 2017 *League-record 374 WHL graduates access WHL Scholarships during the 2016-17 fall and winter academic semesters.  *U SPORTS University Cup features 69 WHL alumni competing this weekend in New Brunswick. Calgary, AB – Western Hockey League (WHL) Commissioner Ron Robison announced today that to date a total of 374 WHL graduate players 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 »

Chilliwack Tourney – PoE downs Delta in final

    October 11, 2016 The 31st version of the Chilliwack International Bantam Tournament wrapped up Monday, October 10, with Pursuit of Excellence defeating Delta Academy Prep 2-1 in the Elite final, after two tough semi-final match ups. PoE rolled through the round robin 3-0-0 with 36 GF and 1 GA; while Delta were also Read More »

Chilliwack Bantam AAA Tournament Day 1, 5 undefeated

October 8, 2016 The 31st version of the Chilliwack International Bantam Tournament is underway with 20 of the top Bantam AAA teams in Western Canada and the United States competing. Competitors in Chilliwack this year include 13 teams from BC, five Alberta teams, and two US teams – San Diego Jr. Gulls and Sno-Kings. Teams are placed in Read More »

Chilliwack Bantam AAA Tournament Schedule

  The 31st version of the Chilliwack International Bantam Tournament is set to go Thanksgiving weekend again this year, with 20 (up from 16 last year) of the top Bantam AAA teams in Western Canada and the United States competing. The tournament has traditionally kicked off the AAA bantam season as the first of the Read More »