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BC CSSHL Bantams – Day 1 at John Reid – Delta, BWC both 2-0

  January 16, 2019 The 41st John Reid Memorial, St. Albert Bantam AAA Tournament got underway yesterday, with the Top 5 BC based CSSHL teams in competition. Sixteen teams are facing off in the preliminary round, grouped into pools of four teams each. Each team will play a minimum of five games and a maximum Read More »

PJHL: Wolf Pack – Pilots maintain leads

    January 17, 2019 PJHL Update Most PJHL teams have played six or seven games since our last report on the league just before the Christmas break. Over the stretch the Richmond Sockeyes have been the hottest team, putting up 12 of a possible 14 points, followed by the Delta Ice Hawks and the Read More »

Top 5 BC CSSHL Bantam teams at 41st John Reid Memorial

  January 16, 2019 The 41st John Reid Memorial, St. Albert Bantam AAA Tournament gets underway tomorrow at 8:00 AM sharp with Delta Wild Academy Green kicking things off vs the Lloydminster Bobcats. The tournament arguably hosts the most competitive teams in Western Canada and USA, and is heavily scouted by WHL and NCAA. The Read More »

CSSHL – BWC Bantam Prep split key games vs Yale

      January 16, 2018 BWC’s Bantam Prep team have played just two league games since we last checked on the team in early December –  a pair of key games against #4 Yale (12-5-3). Game 1 – December 21 In their final game of 2018, BWC hit the road to face Yale in Read More »

CSSHL Elite 15 – BWC, NAX & Delta separate from the pack

      January 15, 2019 Most CSSHL E15 teams have only played seven or eight games since our last look at the division at the end of November, due to the long holiday break. So perhaps not surprising there has not been much movement over the period. Most teams have now played around 28 Read More »

Four PoE players return with IIHF U18 World Women’s gold

  January 14, 2019 Four Canadian Sport School Hockey League student athletes are returning home with gold medals. Anne Cherkowski (Vernon, BC), Stephanie Markowski (Edmonton, AB), Danielle Serdachny (Edmonton, AB), Rachel Weiss (Calgary, AB) and Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team were 3-2 overtime winners over the United States in the gold medal game at the Read More »

CSSHL – BWC Elite 15 start New Year with 6-2 W vs Okanagan

January 15, 2019 CSSHL E15 Update – Starting 2019 off right After a lengthy holiday break, the BWC Elite 15’s got back in action on Friday with a 6-2 win against Okanagan (7-20-0). Josh Wessels opened the scoring for BWC before Okanagan answered back with two straight goals in the second period. Wessels then notched Read More »

CSSHL Midget Prep Standings – Very Tight at the Top

      January 14, 2019   Here’s a quick overview of the CSSHL Midget Prep standings, Top 20 Scoring Leaders and Top 20 Goaltenders, to January 13, 2019      Things couldn’t be much tighter at the top of the CSSHL Midget Prep division. Shawnigan Lake continues their spectacular run and remain at the Read More »

NE Chiefs lose heartbreaker at Mac’s Calgary tourney

  January 8, 2019 The last hope for a BC run at the this year’s Mac’s Midget AAA World Invitational championship, ended with a 4-3 Vancouver NE Chiefs quarter final loss to the New York Jr. Islanders on New Year’s Eve afternoon. The Islanders would lose their semi-final vs the eventual winner, St. Albert Nektar Data Read More »

BCHL PoW – Carter Berger continues strong play

  Victoria Grizzlies defencemen Carter Berger continues to light it up in the BCHL. He was awarded Player of Week again this week, after posting 7G-1A in four games, and being named first star three times. All four games were played at home. He scored once in the December 29  game vs Nanaimo, his first Read More »

Abby’s Devon Toews gets first NHL goal – an OT winner

    January 8, 2019 In the New York Islanders game Friday against the visiting Chicago Blackhawks, the overtime winner was credited on the scoresheet to Toews. Just not the one you’re thinking of. It was Devon Toews, former Surrey Eagles standout blueliner and 2013 BCHL All-Star, who notched the winner and his first NHL Read More »

WHL – Blazers edge Rockets 4-3

  January 8, 2019 The Kelowna Rockets were defeated by the Kamloops Blazers 4-3 Saturday night at the Sandman Centre in Kamloops, BC. Kyle Topping (15) got the Rockets on the board early. He put the rebound past Kamloops starter, Dylan Ferguson just 47 seconds into the game. Topping now leads the Rockets with 41 points. Read More »

WHL – Seth Bafaro headed back to BC

  January 8, 2019 by Robert Murray Defenceman Seth Bafaro is back in his home province following a trade last Wednesday between the Saskatoon Blades and the Vancouver Giants. In return, the Blades have received a fifth-round selection in the 2021 Western Hockey League Bantam Draft. The 5-foot-11, 186-pound defenceman from Kamloops, B.C. was originally selected Read More »

WHL – Scott Mahovlich traded to Lethbridge

  January 8, 2019 The Regina Pats made their second trade of the day last Thursday with a Central Division team, sending 19-year-old forward Scott Mahovlich to the Lethbridge Hurricanes. In return, the Pats have acquired a third-round selection in the 2019 Western Hockey League Bantam Draft while sending an eighth-round selection in the same draft Read More »

WHL – Tyson Feist headed to Regina

  January 8, 2019 by Robert Murray Defenceman Tyson Feist is headed north of the border following a deal last Thursday between the Spokane Chiefs and Regina Pats. “Tyson has waived his no trade clause as he is looking for more ice time,” said Chiefs general manager Scott Carter. “We wish him the best in Read More »

WHL – high scoring Hannoun moves to PA for stretch run

  January 8, 2019 If it wasn’t clear before, it is now; the Prince Albert Raiders are going for it. A six-piece trade between the Raiders and Victoria Royals has sent overage forward Dante Hannoun to northern Saskatchewan last Thursday. Also headed to the Royals in the deal are fourth and eighth round selections in Read More »

WHL Giants acquire Joseph from Pats for draft picks

  Jadon Joseph is headed to the B.C. Division following a Friday deal between the Regina Pats and Vancouver Giants. The Giants acquired the 19-year-old product of Sherwood Park, Alta. in exchange for a second-round selection in the 2019 Western Hockey League Bantam Draft and a sixth-round selection in the 2020 WHL Bantam Draft. “We wish Read More »

WHL Trade – Rybinski to join Seattle Thunderbirds

  January 8, 2019 by Robert Murray The Medicine Hat Tigers and Seattle Thunderbirds came together on a trade Friday, sending 17-year-old forward Henrik Rybinski to the U.S. Division. In return the Tigers acquired 15-year-old defensive prospect Aidan Brook, a second-round selection in the 2019 Western Hockey League Bantam Draft and a third-round selection in the Read More »

US Top Teams at Richmond this year, tourney wrap

      January 8, 2019 The 38th annual Richmond International Bantam Midget Hockey Tournament wrapped up on New Years Eve, with two USA-based teams winning the top two midget divisions. The Sno Kings U16 T1 team took the Midget AAA division, downing Portland Jr. Winterhawks 7-0 in the final, while the Arizona Jr. Sun Read More »

Ian Mitchell – Logan Hunter

January 4, 2018 by Jason La Rose, Hockey Canada 12.31.18 Ian Mitchell lost his best friend in the Humboldt tragedy; now the “kid from Calahoo” is playing for more than just a gold medal in Vancouver Logan Hunter always told Ian Mitchell that when Mitchell inevitably made Canada’s National Junior Team, he’d travel wherever he Read More »

WJC – Canada out, as Finns tie late and win in OT

    Canada goalie Michael DiPietro, front, kneels on the ice after Finland eliminated Canada with an overtime win in their world junior hockey championship quarter-final in Vancouver on Wednesday. (Darryl Dyck/Canadian Press)     Just 47 seconds from going to semifinals, host team going home after quarter-final loss Gemma Karstens-Smith · The Canadian Press Read More »

Hockey Canada launches Pat Quinn Scholarship Fund

  January 3, 2019 VANCOUVER, B.C. – The Hockey Canada Foundation (HCF) has launched the Pat Quinn Scholarship Fund to honour the long-time coach and Team Canada legend. The fund will provide assistance to student-athletes in pursuit of a post-graduate professional designation. Applications are open to Canadian citizens from March 17 to June 30 of Read More »

WJC – Captain Comtois’ UFC inspired pump-up is a big hit

          December 31, 2018 Frank Seravalli, TSN Senior Hockey Reporter VANCOUVER — When Maxime Comtois first began shouting his Bruce Buffer-inspired, UFC-style pregame pump up in the tunnel, the rest of Team Canada didn’t know exactly how to react. “I didn’t know what was going on,” forward Shane Bowers said. “I Read More »

World Juniors New Year’s Eve – Canada – Russia lineups

  December 31, 2018 by Justin Blades How to watch Puck drop: 8:00 PM EST / 5:00 PM PST In Canada: TSN1, TSN4 (English,) RDS2 (French) In the United States: NHL Network Live stream: TSN Direct, RDS Direct New Year’s Eve games are an annual tradition at the World Junior Hockey Championship, and Canada usually Read More »

Rockets finish 2018 at .500

  Marissa Baecker photo December 30, 2018 The Kelowna Rockets split their back to back home and home series vs the Kamloops Blazers with a 2-1 victory at Prospera Place Saturday night. Luke Zazula (3) got the Blazers on the board first when he squeaked the puck between Rockets starter, Roman Basran’s pad and the post Read More »

Cariboo lead 5 BCMML Teams in Mac’s Calgary tourney

  December 28, 2018 This year’s Mac’s Midget AAA World Invitational, held annually in Calgary since 1978, again features the top five BC Major Midget Teams, in the 25 team male division. The BC teams include the #1 Fraser Valley Thunderbirds (19-3-1-1), from Abbotsford; the #2 Cariboo Cougars (16-5-3-0) from Prince George; the #3 Vancouver North Read More »

Canada up 2-0 in WJC so far, next up Czechs

  December 28,  2018 Vancouver, British Columbia After an almost embarrassing 14-0 blowout of Denmark in their World Junior Championship opener on Boxing Day, Canada faced a much tougher adversary in Switzerland last night, coming away with a 3-2 decision, after a late goal from the Swiss made things interesting. Canada will play two more games Read More »