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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 »

BCHL Bauer Showcase – 11 games complete, wrap-ups

  September 23, 2017 Day three of the BCHL Bauer Showcase wrapped up yesterday, with four games on the slate. Four more games are scheduled for today and for Sunday, to compete the 17 game event. All games are at the Prospera Centre in Chilliwack. The event is billed as an opportunity for fans in the Read More »

Kelowna Rockets win home opener 6-2

  September 23, 2017   The Kelowna Rockets kicked off their 2017-2018 campaign with a strong 6-2 performance over Kamloops Blazers on Friday night at Prospera Place. The Rockets took a 6-0 lead into the third, before the Blazers notched two late goals to negate the shutout. Kyle Topping got things started 3:25 into the Read More »

WHL Opening Night Round Up

  Opening night of the 2017-18 Western Hockey League regular season held no shortage of excitement with eight games spread across Western Canada.   Regina Pats (1) at Brandon Wheat Kings (8) Regina (0-1-0-0) // Brandon (1-0-0-0) Ty Lewis registered five points (2G-3A) as the Brandon Wheat Kings made a statement, thumping the CHL’s top-ranked Read More »

WHL BC Division Preview

  September 21, 2017 By Robert Murray, WHL As the 2017-18 Western Hockey League regular season approaches Friday, September 22, here’s a preview of the BC Division. Team capsules are presented in order of 2016-17 finish within each division.   General Manager: Todd Harkins Head Coach: Richard Matvichuk Pre-season record: 3-3-0-0 2016-17 record: 45-21-3-3, First in Read More »

BWC Midget Prep drop ex game vs Delta

  September 21, 2017 In a rare week night CSSHL exhibition game, held as part of the BCHL Showcase event in Chilliwack, the Delta Midget Prep team skated to a 6-3 EN victory over the previously unbeaten BWC Academy team on Tuesday night. Delta opened the scoring early in the first to take a 1-0 Read More »

BCHL Bauer Showcase Schedule – game recaps

  September 21, 2017 The BCHL Bauer Showcase got underway yesterday. All BCHL teams are facing off in Chilliwack during the event, giving scouts and local Lower Mainland fans an opportunity to see all teams over four days of action. Here are game results so through mid-day of Day 2. Langley Rivermen – 4 Merritt Read More »

Nanaimo’s Coghlan signs with Las Vegas

September 21, 2017 The National Hockey League’s newest franchise, the Vegas Golden Knights, added another player to their roster from the Western Hockey League as they announced the signing of defenceman Dylan Coghlan to a three-year, entry-level contract Tuesday. Coghlan, a native of Nanaimo, B.C., has spent his entire WHL career with the Tri-City Americans, Read More »

BCHL Bauer Showcase Schedule – 17 games over 4 days

  September 20, 2017 The BCHL Bauer Showcase is underway again this year, as all BCHL teams compete in one venue, before hundreds of pro and college scouts, over a four day span. This year’s event will once again take place in Chilliwack at Prospera Centre beginning Wednesday September 2oth. The hometown Chilliwack Chiefs will Read More »

WHL US Division Preview

September 20, 2017 By Robert Murray, WHL In advance of the WHL regular season opening on Friday, September 22, here’s a preview of the US Division teams. Team capsules are presented in order of the 2016-2017 season finish within their own division.   General Manager: Garry Davidson Head coach: Dennis Williams Pre-season record: 5-2-0-0 2016-17 Read More »

Regina Pats start season ranked #1 in Canada

  September 20. 2017 Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced the pre-season edition of the CHL Top-10 Rankings for the 2017-18 season. The weekly rankings of the CHL’s Top-10 teams are selected by a panel of National Hockey League scouts. The 2017-18 regular season schedule opens on Thursday September 21 in the Read More »

BCMML kicks off this weekend

  September 20, 2017 The British Columbia Major Midget League 2017-2018 regular season gets underway Friday, September 22. The 11 team league consists of five teams from the Lower Mainland, the Vancouver NW Giants (North Shore/Burnaby), the Vancouver NE Chiefs (Coquitlam) , the Greater Vancouver Canadians (Richmond), Valley West Hawks (Langley), and the Fraser Valley Read More »

NV Wolf Pack off to great start

  Rookie Jono Holloway of the North Van Wolf Pack made 31 saves to record his first PJHL shutout in a 1-0 win over Grandview Saturday. Photo North Van Wolf Pack.  September 18, 2017 Courtesy North Shore News In week two of the PJHL season the North Van Wolf Pack added two wins to sit Read More »

BCHL weekend recap

  September 17, 2017 Here are summaries of BCHL game action over the weekend, along with league standings (scroll to end) to date. Most teams have played three or four games so far, though defending champion Penticton Vees have only played two. Powell River, Vernon and Prince George have opened the early divisional leads.   Read More »

BWC Midget Prep open regular season with 2Ws

  September 17, 2017 The Burnaby Winter Club Midget Prep Academy opened the Canadian Sports School Hockey League regular season this weekend with two wins on the Island, downing Shawnigan Lake 5-2 on Saturday, and the Pacific Coast Hockey Academy 8-6 on Sunday morning. Last weekend the team won two exhibition tilts vs Okanagan Hockey Academy Read More »

Penguins sign Jordy Bellerive

  September 16, 2017 Jordy Bellerive has put the disappointment of the 2017 NHL Draft behind him in a big way. After going unselected at the NHL’s annual restocking, the Lethbridge Hurricanes energizer joined Pittsburgh Penguins training camp on an invite, where he put his best forward en route to earning a three-year, entry-level contract Read More »

WHL Roundup – preseason wrapping up

  by Robert Murray Everett Silvertips (5) at Seattle Thunderbirds (1) Everett (5-2-0-0) // Seattle (1-6-0-0) Five different skaters scored for the Everett Silvertips Saturday against the Seattle Thunderbirds, but it was Jake Christiansen’s short-handed goal that stood up as the game-winner. The Tips scored five straight goals with Reece Harsch’s late third period goal for the Read More »

Rockets ready for season opener

  September 15, 2017 by Kevin Bain One week from today the Kelowna Rockets will open the regular season against the Kamloops Blazers here at Prospera Place. With game one fast approaching, Assistant Coach Kris Mallette says right now is about teaching systems. “The time right now is used to work on new systems we’re trying Read More »

Undrafted Fiddler retiring after 877 NHL games

  September 13, 2017 By Vernon Fiddler I’m retiring today. I know, I know. I really thought I was going to play longer than Jagr, too. But here we are. I’m going to get to how an undrafted kid from Alberta played almost 900 games in the NHL — and also how Joffrey Lupul is Read More »

Dear Vancouver

  September 7, 2017 By Daniel Sedin and Henrik Sedin, Vancouver Canucks Photo by Jeff Vinnick, Getty Images Dear Vancouver, Before this season begins, we wanted to write a letter to the city, and to everyone who has supported us for the past 17 years. Aside from being brothers, we have always been best friends, Read More »

NV’s Mack Gray notches first in AJHL opener

September 16, 2017 It was an ideal start to the 2017-18 AJHL season for the Lloydminster Bobcats Friday night at the Centennial Civic Centre. Opening their season at home against the Bonnyville Pontiacs, the Bobcats doubled-up their Viterra North Division rival 4-2. “I thought the guys played really well,” said Bobcats Assistant Coach Taylor Holt. Read More »

WHL Pre-season Friday night recap

September 15, 2017   The second last day of the Western Hockey League’s pre-season schedule saw five games take place across the league Friday night. Here are the recaps: Kamloops Blazers (5) at Prince George Cougars (3) Kamloops (2-2-0-1) // Prince George (3-3-0-0) It’s not about how you start, but how you finish, a statement that rang Read More »

Canadian Born, Texas Taught

September 13, 2017 VERNON FIDDLER RETIRED / NHL I’m retiring today. I know, I know. I really thought I was going to play longer than Jagr, too. But here we are. I’m going to get to how an undrafted kid from Alberta played almost 900 games in the NHL — and also how Joffrey Lupul Read More »

Dear Vancouver, from the Sedans

  September 7, 2017 Dear Vancouver, Before this season begins, we wanted to write a letter to the city, and to everyone who has supported us for the past 17 years. Aside from being brothers, we have always been best friends, and we have played together on the same line since we were 12 years Read More »

BWC E15s win own Ice Breaker

September 10, 2017 The Burnaby Winter Club E15 opened with a strong weekend, completing a 4 game sweep and the championship in their annual Ice Breaker Tournament at Planet Ice Coquitlam and Great Pacific Forum. The Lions finished with 5-0 win vs the Okanagan Hockey Academy to take the honors. In earlier games, BWC downed Read More »

BWC Midget Prep finish pre-season 2nd win vs OHA

  September 9, 2017 The Burnaby Winter Club Midget Prep Academy team completed their two-game pre-season opener in Penticton Saturday with a second win over Okanagan Academy. After opening with a 9-2 win vs OHA White on Friday, BWC followed up with a 6-2 decision vs OHA Red. BWC’s Kazeem Bapoo opened the scoring about six Read More »

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 »

Okanagan Rockets Ice Breaker opens

  September 9, 2017 The Okanagan Rockets Major Midgets opened their annual Ice Breaker tournament last night, with six games on the schedule. The Rockets dropped their opener 6-3 vs the Valley West Hawks. Both teams are BC Major Midget League teams. In other games, Everett Elite Hockey U16s of the North American Prospects League, Read More »

BWC Midget Prep open pre-season with 9-2 win

September 9, 2017 The Burnaby Winter Club Midget Prep Academy team opened their pre-season in Penticton last night, with a 9-2 win over Okanagan Hockey Academy White, on goals from eight players. BWC fell behind 2-1 early in the first before tying it up on a goal from Tyler Schleppe (Tom Sweeney) and then taking a Read More »