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U17 Czech rally and down Canada White for Bronze

  November 11, 2017 Fort St. John, BC Jason La Rose   DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – Matej Toman scored in the first period, Michal Teply added the game-winner in the second and the Czech Republic survived a frantic third period to beat Canada White 2-1 and win the bronze medal Saturday at the 2017 World Read More »

U17 Worlds, Russia come back for 5-3 W over Canada Red

  November 7, 2017 Fort St. John, BC Jason La Rose Egor Spiridonov got the game-winner midway through the second period, and Russia scored the last four goals of the game to beat Canada Red 5-3 and finish a perfect preliminary round Tuesday at the 2017 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge. The Russians were the lone Read More »

U17 Worlds, USA rally for 5-4 W over Canada Black

  November 7, 2017 Dawson Creek, BC Despite being badly outshot over the first two periods, 17-5 and 14-6, the Canada Black U17 team held a 2-1 lead going into the third against the high flying Americans, but were ultimately downed by a four goal outburst by the US in the final twenty. Again, BC Read More »

U17 Worlds, White down Czechs 7-2 for first W

  November 7, 2017 Jason La Rose WHITE BREAKS OUT, CRUISES PAST CZECHS FOR FIRST U17 WIN JASON LA ROSE DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – Jakob Pelletier (Quebec City, Que./Moncton, QMJHL) scored two goals, Graeme Clarke (Ottawa, Ont./Ottawa, OHL) set up four and Canada White finally found its way into win column at the 2017 World Read More »

U17 World Challenge, USA rally to beat Canada White 4-3 OT

November 6, 2017 AMERICANS BATTLE BACK TO BEAT WHITE IN OVERTIME by Jason La Rose DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – Trevor Zegras finished a 2-on-1 with Jack Hughes at 2:45 of overtime, capping a two-goal third-period comeback and giving the United States a 4-3 extra-time win over Canada White on Monday at the 2017 World Under-17 Read More »

Schneider, Krebs, Mutala named captains for World U-17 Hockey Challenge

      November 5, 2017 by Robert Murray When Canada’s three U17 teams step onto the ice at the World U-17 Hockey Challenge this week, they’ll be led by three upcoming stars from the Western Hockey League ranks. Braden Schneider (Brandon Wheat Kings), Peyton Krebs (Kootenay ICE) and Sasha Mutala (Tri-City Americans) will captain Read More »

U17 World Challenge, Finland down Canada Red 4-2

    November 5, 2017 AALTONEN GETS WINNER, FINNS BEAT RED TO OPEN U17S by Jason La Rose FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Leevi Aaltonen broke open a tie game eight minutes into the third period, leading Finland to a 4-2 win over Canada Red in the North Peace Arena curtain-raiser Sunday at the 2017 Read More »

U17 World Challenge, Canada Black wins opener 1-0 vs Canada White

  November 5, 2017 by Jason La Rose MAIER GETS SHUTOUT, BLACK BLANKS WHITE IN U17 OPENER DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – Nolan Maier (Yorkton, Sask./Yorkton, SJHL) stopped all 28 shots he faced for the shutout, backstopping Canada Black to a 1-0 win over Canada White in the opening game for both Sunday at the 2017 Read More »

Canada loses 3 ex-games at World U17 Challenge

  November 4, 2017 The World Under-17 Challenge gets underway in Fort St. John Sunday afternoon, with a game featuring Canada White vs Canada Black at 1:30 pm. Three Canadian teams are competing in the eight team tournament, with teams competing in two pools. Team Canada Black, Canada White, Czech Republic and USA are in Read More »

8 BC players suiting up for World U17 Challenge

  The World U17 Challenge (2001s) kicks off officially on Sunday, November 5 in the northern British Columbia communities of Dawson Creek and Fort St. John, featuring three Canadian squads, plus the USA, Czech Republic, Finland, Russia and Sweden. The three Canadian teams are selected by Hockey Canada with players mixed from all regions, more Read More »

Pat Quinn Classic Burnaby peewee-bantam tourney expanding

  October 31, 2017 Burnaby, B.C. – Almost 40 minor hockey teams from across North America are coming to Burnaby in December to compete in the third annual Pat Quinn Classic.   The 2017 tournament, December 27-30, features 38 teams in three divisions – Peewee AAA Elite, Bantam AAA, and Bantam AAA Elite. Teams from as Read More »

CSSHL Midget Prep – Delta take two vs BWC

          October 30, 2017 BWC Academy’s run on being the only CSSHL Prep team left with an undefeated record came to end this weekend, losing 5-3 to Delta at Planet Ice on Saturday, and 5-4 in shootout in the rematch at BWC on Sunday. Yale meanwhile, held onto first place although Read More »

CSSHL – Some separation starting – still lots of tight races

  October 24, 2017 Here’s a quick overview of the current Standings in all of the Canadian Sports School Hockey League divisions, through the first six weeks of league play. Midget Prep: The top three teams are starting to separate themselves from the rest of the pack – with 33 games among them and just Read More »

CSSHL Midget Prep – BWC only undefeated team left

  October 22, 2017 (scroll down for standings) BWC Academy kept the good times rolling with another two win weekend Saturday and Sunday, to move to 10-0-0 and remain the only undefeated team in the CSSHL Midget Prep Division. Despite their unbeaten record, BWC are one point behind Yale who are 10-0-1 OTL after dropping Read More »

WHL Cup Championship – BC win 4-3 OT gold vs Alberta

  Derek Leung photo October 22, 2017 With files from Robert Murray Vernon native Ben King (Okanagan Rockets) scored with 2:37 left in OT to give BC a 4-3 win over Alberta in the gold medal game of the Western Cup in Calgary on Sunday. “Cole Shepard (West Vancouver, Delta Hockey Academy) moved it up Read More »

CSSHL – Saturday Midget Prep game results

  October 22, 2017   Saturday games in the Midget Prep division of the CSSHL, featured number 1 Yale losing their first game of the year, in a tight 4-3 overtime decision at Shawnigan Lake, while BWC scored late to squelch a 3 goal comeback by OHA Red, and take a 4-3 win. BWC is Read More »

CSSHL – Friday game recaps

  October 21, 2017 Recaps of Friday games in the CSSHL – 14 games on schedule.   MIDGET PREP DIVISION Yale Hockey Academy (12) Pacific Coast Hockey Academy (5) Abbotsford, BC – Holden Kodak (Cloverdale, BC) scored three times and setup four more as the Yale Hockey Academy skated to a 12-5 win over the Read More »

WHL Cup – Day 4: BC and Alberta will play in final

  October 21, 2017 by Robert Murray The semi-finals Saturday at the 2017 Western Hockey League Cup were a replay of the Friday matchups, with Alberta and B.C. emerging victorious once again, sending them to Sunday’s gold medal final. Saskatchewan 0 at British Columbia 6 BC defeated Saskatchewan 7-0 in semi-final action at the WHL Read More »

WHL Cup – Day 3: BC downs Sask 6-0

  October 20, 2017 by Robert Murray The third day of action at the 2017 Western Hockey League Cup saw British Columbia continue to gain momentum as they recorded their first victory of the tournament while Alberta finished the round robin with a perfect 3-0 record. Saskatchewan 0 at British Columbia 6 British Columbia continued Read More »

WHL Cup – Day 2: Alberta defeats BC 6-2

  October 19, 2017 by Robert Murray British Columbia 2 at Alberta 6 Alberta’s offence continued to take centre stage as the story of the tournament Thursday in their round-robin contest against British Columbia. Connor McClennon (Kootenay ICE) had a pair of goals and three points while Kyle Crnkovic (Saskatoon Blades) had a goal and Read More »

WHL Cup – Day 1: BC drops 3-2 SO to MB

  October 19, 2017 by Robert Murray Alberta and Manitoba won the opening contests of 2017 WHL Cup Wednesday at the Markin MacPhail Centre in Calgary, with BC losing 3-2 to Manitoba in a shootout, and Alberta thumping Saskatchewan 8-3. Manitoba 3 vs BC 2 (SO) Portland Winterhawks prospect Seth Jarvis had himself a game Read More »

8 BC players among 66 chosen for Hockey Canada U17 teams

Dennis Pajot/Getty Images October 16, 2017 Sixty-six players have been chosen to represent Canada at the 2017 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge, November 5-11 in Dawson Creek and Fort St. John, B.C. One goaltender, three defencemen and five forwards with BC connections are among the picks. Of these eight, one is currently playing Major Midget, three Read More »

WHL Cup Preview: Team British Columbia

    October 16, 2017 The former U16 Western Canada Cup, now renamed the WHL Cup, gets underway this week at the Markin MacPhail Centre in Calgary, beginning Wednesday. Now in its sixth iteration, the tournament features the top bantam prospects from Canada’s four western provinces battling for the honor of their home provinces. BC Read More »

CSSHL – Midget Prep – Yale complete 5 game weekend sweep, now #1

    October 16, 2017 The Yale Lions completed their five game weekend sweep Monday afternoon with a 6-4 win over ninth place International Hockey Academy at Winsport in Calgary. The weekend sweep vaulted the Lions into first place in the CSSHL Midget Prep division, with a perfect 9-0-0 record, one win better than BWC, Read More »

CSSHL – A lot of tight races through all divisions

  October 15, 2017   Current Standings – All Divisions: Midget Prep: Very tight race at the top of this division, with four teams practically neck in neck. With a win in an unusual Monday night game, Yale could move into sole possession of first place.   TEAM GP W L OTL PTS GF GA Read More »

11 former CSSHL named to NHL Central scouting players to watch list

    October 3, 2017 Eleven former Canadian Sport School Hockey League student athletes have been named to the NHL Central Scouting preliminary players to watch list, which was released on Tuesday. The players to watch list is Central Scouting’s compilation of top prospects from all the major development leagues throughout North America and Europe. Read More »

CSSHL announces playoff schedule – 69 teams in Penticton

    October 4, 2017 The Canadian Sport School Hockey League has announced dates and details surrounding the 2018 CSSHL Championships. The event will be held March 9-18, 2018 in Penticton, B.C., with all 69 teams, both male and female, in action over the course of the 10-day event, an increase of 20 teams from Read More »

BWC E15s sweep CSSHL season opening weekend

  September 24, 2017 Defending 2016-2017 champions Burnaby Winter Club E15s started their season in fine style this weekend in Penticton, with a three game sweep. BWC downed Yale, 4-3 on Friday, Okanagan 5-0 on Saturday, and Pursuit of Excellence 8-1 on Sunday. BWC 8-1 vs PoE, Sunday In the game Sunday morning, BWC opened Read More »

BWC E15s win CSSHL season opening thriller vs Yale

  September 23, 2017 Defending 2016-2017 champions Burnaby Winter Club E15s kicked off their new season last night at the South Okanagan Centre in Penticton with a thrilling last minute power play goal, to down Yale Academy 4-3. BWC jumped out to a 3-1 lead in the first, with goals from Deepkaren Hans (Mattias Hohlweg), Read More »

32nd Chilliwack International Challenge Cup Bantam lineup set

  August 8, 2017 The lineup for one of the best known and most heavily scouted bantam A1 tournaments in Western Canada, the Chilliwack International Challenge Cup, has been released. This year marks the 32nd edition of the tournament, which is hosted by the parents of the Chilliwack Bantam AAA team, and features many of the best Read More »