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Next Great Canucks Duo?

July 19, 2017 by Matt Lawson, The Hockey Writers Vancouver Canucks GM, Jim Benning raised some curious eyebrows at the 2017 trade deadline when he traded away long-time Canuck, Alex Burrows to the Ottawa Senators in return for 19-year-old Jonathan Dahlen. The deal looked good on paper for both parties but Benning’s true motive didn’t come into Read More »

Ronning Returns to Camp With Pro Experience

  June 26, 2017 by Matt Calamia / NYRangers.com Forward Ty Ronning is back for his second Rangers Prospect Development Camp, and this time he brings with him experience from another year in the Western Hockey League, as well as a short stint with the Hartford Wolf Pack of the American Hockey League. “I knew Read More »

NSWC announce 2017-2018 Coaching Staff

The North Shore Winter Club has announced the following coach commitments to date for the 2017/2018 season.  Further annoucements will be forthcoming over the summer (head coach – assistant coaches). Bantam A1 – Jim Dinwoodie – Luke Kasteel Bantam A2 – Chris Cusano – Malcolm Allen Bantam A3 – Luke Tully – David Prestage Peewee Read More »

Okanagan Mainline Zone Coaches Named

June 16, 2017 BC Hockey has announced the team staff for the Okanagan Mainline Amateur Hockey Association (OMAHA) South Zone Teams. Three OMAHA South Zone teams will be formed this season; Midget Tier 1, Bantam Tier 1, and Bantam Tier 2.     Midget Tier 1 Head Coach: Neil Eisenhut, West Kelowna Assistant Coach: Greg Read More »

Katzalay signs with Seattle Thunderbirds

    KENT, June 16, 2017 — Seattle Thunderbirds general manager Russ Farwell today announced right wing Holden Katzalay has signed a WHL Standard Player Agreement with the team. “Holden impressed at training camp last year as a camp invite and continued to improve all season,” said Farwell. “He can score in tight and plays the Read More »

A few spots left for BCMML hopefuls

  June 10, 2017 For players still looking for a roster spot on a BC Hockey Major Midget League team, there are 18 spots for defencemen, 20 for forwards and and seven goalie spots available, spread over the 11 teams in the league. This season, the MML has made changes to the operation of the Read More »

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 »

Hosts Win Mem Cup after first round OHL bounce

  May 28, 201 WINDSOR, Ontario, May 23, 2017 — For the third time in franchise history the Windsor Spitfires are Mastercard Memorial Cup champions. Fourth-year veteran Aaron Luchuk scored the game winner 5:07 into the third period as the host Spitfires defeated the OHL champion Erie Otters 4-3 before a capacity crowd of 6,519 at Read More »

Sea Dogs eliminate WHL Champs

  May 23, 201 WINDSOR, Ontario, May 23, 2017 — It was an inglorious end to a terrific season, as the Quebec league champion Saint John Sea Dogs defeated the Western league champion Seattle Thunderbirds 7-0 Tuesday night at the Mastercard Memorial Cup at the WFCU Centre in Windsor, Ontario. The loss eliminated the T-Birds Read More »

MHAs invited to host Hockey Canada Summer Camps

  May 31, 2017 Applications Open for BC Hockey/Hockey Canada Summer Skills Camps BC Hockey is accepting applications to host two Hockey Canada Summer Skills Camps for the summer of 2017. Minor Hockey Associations (MHAs) can apply to host the camps, which will feature community coaches working alongside Branch personnel to deliver a fun and Read More »

BC Hockey announces Lumberjacks North West Zone Bantam T1 team

  May 31, 2017 BC Hockey, the provincial body that governs all minor hockey in the province of British Columbia, has announced the expansion of its pilot program for a bantam Tier 1 Zone teams, for the North West district of the province. There will now be four teams in the program for this coming Read More »

South Delta looking for Bantam Rep Coaches

  June 8, 2017 SDMHA Rep A Bantam Head Coach Positions 2017-2018 Season South Delta Minor Hockey is looking for Bantam Rep head coaches for the 2017-18 season. South Delta’s rep coaching team, led by Yogi Svejkovsky, works together to refine and execute the South Delta hockey development program. As a Rep Level Head Coach,  the successful candidateS 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 »

WHL Championship – Seattle win it!

  May 15, 2017 Regina, Sask. – For the first time in 40 years, the Seattle Thunderbirds are Western Hockey League champions. History was made Sunday evening at the Brandt Centre in Regina as forward Alexander True lifted the Seattle Thunderbirds to an overtime win in Game 6 of the 2017 WHL Championship Series. The 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 »

WHL Championship – Seattle take 3-2 series lead

May 12, 2017 Kent, Wash. – The Seattle Thunderbirds defeated the Regina Pats 7-4 in Game 5 of the WHL Championship series Friday night in front of a ShoWare Center record 6,223 fans to take a 3-2 series lead. Seattle won Game 4, 6-1 on Wednesday, May 10 and could close out the series at Brandt Centre 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 »

WHL Championship – Seattle blast Regina 6-1, series tied 2-2

    May 11, 2017 by Taylor Rocca Kent, Wash. – After three one-goal games to open the 2017 WHL Championship Series, Game 4 took a wild and unexpected turn as the Seattle Thunderbirds rattled off six unanswered goals en route to a decisive 6-1 victory, tying the best-of-seven festivities. Veteran winger Keegan Kolesar registered 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 »

WHL Championship – Seattle vs Regina tied at 1-1

    May 7, 2017 by Taylor Rocca Regina, Sask. – More often than not, when you give the Regina Pats a power-play opportunity, they’re going to make you pay. That’s exactly what happened Saturday as the WHL Championship Series required overtime for the second consecutive night. With Keegan Kolesar serving a minor penalty for 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 »

2017 WHL Bantam Draft – Where they played

  May 4, 2017 Calgary, AB  – The Western Hockey League completed its 2017 Bantam Draft today at the Deerfoot Inn in Calgary. After winning the 2017 WHL Bantam Draft Lottery, the Prince Albert Raiders used the first-overall pick to select defenceman Kaiden Guhle (Sherwood Park, Alta./OHA Edmonton). In total, 230 players were drafted over 14 Read More »

WHL Championship Series – Seattle vs Regina – Preview

  May 4, 2017 by Taylor Rocca The stage is set. The 2017 WHL Championship Series – presented by Rogers –  features the Regina Pats and Seattle Thunderbirds. It gets underway Friday, May 5 at 7 p.m. MT. Here’s a preview of the contest for the Ed Chynoweth Cup. For the first time in WHL history, 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 »