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BWC Academy pipeline to BCHL Spruce Kings

  April 19, 2019 When the Prince George Spruce Kings raised the BCHL championship Fred Page Cup Tuesday night, eight graduates from the BWC Hockey Academy were part of the celebration. All, except for 15 year old call up Fin Williams, had played a year of CSSHL E15 and a year of Midget Prep before Read More »

US U18 rout Slovaks in game 2, Hughes 7 pts

      April 19, 2019 by Maria Tassone, photo by Steve Kingsman, IIHF Images Jack Hughes sets single game tournament record with 4G-3A  In the opening minutes, the Slovaks did a great job of moving the puck out of their zone and cut down on turnovers, which was a goal for the team after Read More »

US U18 down host Sweden in game 1

      April 18, 2019 by Maria Tassone, photo by Steve Kingsman, IIHF Images Caulfield hat trick leads USA in game 1 The passes were crisp, and play flowed from end to end as the host Swedes opened their tournament against the Americans. The first period saw them hold the lead, but it would Read More »

Revelstoke Grizzlies win Cyclone Taylor Jr. B provincial title

  April 19, 2019 After a dominant regular season, Revelstoke Grizzlies captured their second Cyclone Taylor Cup, defeating the Victoria Cougars 5-1 in the championship game at the Rod Brind’Amour Arena in Campbell River, BC, April 14. The Cyclone Taylor Cup is the BC Hockey Junior ‘B’ Championship bringing together the winners of the three Read More »

Brooks Bandits take AJHL title in 4 over Spruce Grove

April 17, 2019 SPRUCE GROVE, AB – Pierce Charleson (Aurora, ON) pitched a 22-save shutout, and Jakob Lee (Owen Sound, ON) had the game-winning goal in the second period, as the Brooks Bandits won their fifth AJHL championship in franchise history with a 2-0 win in Game 4 over the Spruce Grove Saints on Tuesday Read More »

PG take commanding lead with 4-3 OT win in Vernon

    April 17, 2019 Ben Poisson’s goal at 12:07 of overtime delivered a 4-3 road win Tuesday night for the Prince George Spruce Kings over the Vernon Vipers that puts PG up 3-0 in the Fred Page Cup BCHL Finals. Corey Cunningham opened the scoring late in the first period, receiving a point feed Read More »

NHL Central Scouting – WHL Players

  April 16, 2019 Cranbrook’s Bowen Byram of the Vancouver Giants, heads up the list of 44 WHL players who have made the cut on the final NHL Prospects list, prior to this year’s draft in Vancouver, June 21-22. Whitehorse, Yukon born Dylan Cozens, who played minor hockey at Delta and Yale is next in Read More »

NHL Scouting Final 2019 Draft Rankings – NA Skaters

  Here’s the full list of the final rankings for North American Skaters in this year’s upcoming NHL Draft, as prepared by NHL Central Scouting. The draft will held June 21-22 in Vancouver, British Columbia, at Rogers Arena. The event will be held over two days – Friday, June 21 (Round 1) and Saturday, June Read More »

NHL Central Scouting – BCHL Players

  April 16, 2019 Ten BCHL players have made the NHL Scouting’s Final draft prospects list. Heading the list are two players from Eastern Canada, both playing in Victoria for the Grizzlies. Alex Newhook of Newfoundland tops the list, at #13 overall, with Alexander Campbell of coming in at #43 overall. A third Victoria Grizzlies Read More »

Cozens-Krebs shine in IIHF U18 pre-tournament games

  April 16, 2019 Canada finished pre-tournament play at the 2019 IIHF U18 World Championship with its second win yesterday in Sweden. A 6-5 win in overtime against Belarus Sunday, followed by a 5-4 win over Russia Monday gave Canada a strong start to it’s pursuit of a gold medal with Western Hockey League talent providing Read More »

Cozens puts Whitehorse on hockey map

  April 16, 2019 Steven Loung, Sportsnet (originally published March 15, 2019) At a glance, Dylan Cozens’s rise as an elite NHL prospect is a story that’s been told many times before. As a boy Cozens dreamed of one day playing in the NHL, growing his love for the game and sharpening his skills on Read More »

Hughes #1, Byram #2 in final Central Scouting rankings – NA skaters

  April 15, 2019 TORONTO — Center Jack Hughes of the U.S. National Team Development Program’s Under-18 Team and right wing Kaapo Kakko of Finland’s TPS maintained their No. 1 ranking among North American and international skaters, respectively, as the NHL Central Scouting Bureau today released its final rankings for the 2019 NHL Draft. Hughes Read More »

Joe Martin new HC in Alberni Valley

  April 15, 2019 The Alberni Valley Bulldogs announced Monday the hiring of Joe Martin on a multi-year agreement to become the Bulldogs’ new head coach and general manager. Martin joins the Bulldogs as the current BCHL Coach of the year after guiding the Merritt Centennials to an overall record of 36-15-4-3 during the 2018/19 Read More »

WHL Western Conference Final set – Giants vs Chiefs

  April 14, 2019 With a matching eight wins in the 2019 Western Hockey League Playoffs, the Vancouver Giants and Spokane Chiefs now serve as the final two teams standing in the Western Conference, setting up a fierce series in the Western Conference Championship. After beating the Portland Winterhawks in five games, the Chiefs dispatched Read More »

WHL Spokane eliminate Everett Silvertips

    April 14, 2019 With a 2-1 win at Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena, the home town Chiefs eliminated the Everett Silvertips, and now will move on to face the Vancouver Giants in the WHL Western Conference final. Everett’s Robbie Holmes opened the scoring early in the first, but Spokane’s Noan Reid evened up at Read More »

BCHL Final – PG takes first two vs Vernon

    April 14, 2019 Ted Clarke, Prince George Citizen As big goals go, it’s hard to fathom 15-year-old Finn Williams will score one more important to the Prince George Spruce Kings’ cause than the one that will go down in history as his first career B.C. Hockey League point. Not only was his goal Read More »

BCHL Final gets underway – Vernon vs Prince George

  April 12, 2019 For the first time in league history, the Fred Page Cup Finals in the Chevrolet BCHL Playoffs will feature a matchup of the Vernon Vipers and the Prince George Spruce Kings. Vernon booked their ticket to the Finals with a 3-1 road win in Game 5 of the Interior finals Friday Read More »

WHL Spokane now up 3-0 vs Everett Silvertips

    April 12, 2019 by Kevin Dudley, for Spokesman-Review Spokane Conventional wisdom says the Spokane Chiefs shouldn’t be up 3-0 in their second-round playoff series with the Everett Silvertips. The Chiefs have been outshot in all three games against the U.S. Division champs and are up against what is normally a stout defense and Read More »

WHL Giants eliminate Victoria Royals

  April 12, 2019 Clive Dheenshaw / Times Colonist VICTORIA — Goaltender Griffen Outhouse will go into the books as one of the three-greatest Victoria Royals — along with Flames prospect Matthew Phillips and Red Wings prospect Joe Hicketts — over the first eight years of team history on the Island. The Royals received a Read More »

WHL Oil Kings sweep Calgary Hitmen

    April 11, 2019 by Derek Van Diest, Edmonton, Sun CALGARY — It’s over. On to the next round. The Edmonton Oil Kings advanced to the Western Hockey League Eastern Conference Final with a 6-0 victory against the Calgary Hitmen in Game 4 of their second-round series at the Scotiabank Saddledome on Wednesday. With Read More »

WHL Giants push Royals to elimination

  April 10, 2019 Cleve Dheensaw / Times Colonist Only three teams have rallied from 3-0 playoff deficits in the 52-year history of the Western Hockey League. The Victoria Royals will have to become the fourth if they are to get to the Western Conference final, which is a fate increasingly looking as if it Read More »

BC Hockey announces Midget League Awards

  April 10, 2019 BC Hockey has announced the BC Major Midget League All-Star team, along with Coach of the Year, and Player of the Year. The MML Player of the Year is Logan Stankoven of the Thompson Blazers. Stankoven, 15, from Kamloops, BC, led the MML in scoring with 101 points (49 goals, 52 Read More »

BCMML Champs knocked out by Calgary Buffaloes

    April 10 2019 After knocking last year’s BCMML Champion Fraser Valley Thunderbirds out in two straight (3-0, 8-2) to claim the BC title on March 30, the Cariboo Cougars were off to Calgary April 5 to contest the 2019 TELUS Cup Pacific Regional Championship vs the Alberta Midget AAA League champion Calgary Buffaloes. Read More »

Lots of BCHL talent on display at Frozen Four

  April 10, 2019 The 2019 NCAA hockey tournament is down to the final four teams and 19 former BCHLers, representing nine BCHL clubs, are still alive and competing for the national championship. The Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs will take on the Providence Friars in the first semifinal on Thursday at 2 p.m. PDT at KeyBank Center Read More »

The Stanley Cup – Who Was Lord Stanley?

  For someone who called Canada home for only about five years, Frederick Arthur Stanley certainly found effective ways for his name to live on. The Stanley Cup, the silver trophy he donated in 1892. (It cost about $50.) Top teams in the National Hockey League begin this year’s competition for it today. Stanley was Read More »

Fabbro notches a big first NHL goal

  April 9, 2019 It only took Nashville Predators rookie defenceman and Penticton Vees alum Dante Fabbro four games to pot his first NHL goal and he did it in one of the biggest games of the year for his new team. Down 2-0 to the Chicago Blackhawks in the last game of the regular Read More »

Cyclone Taylor Cup gets underway Thursday

  The BC Junior B Championship series gets underway Thursday in Campbell River. Four teams will match up to compete for the Cyclone Taylor Cup. The Campbell River Storm will host the three BC Junior B league champions – Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League champions Victoria Cougars; Kootenay International Junior Hockey League champions, Revelstoke Grizzlies; Read More »

CSSHL – Strong season for all BWC Academy teams

  April 4, 2019 Overview The 2018-19 season was a strong one for Burnaby Winter Club’s Academy teams. All four of BWC’s academy teams were among the best in their respective divisions all season long. The Midget Preps and Elite 15’s both took home banners for BWC for winning their division. In the playoffs, the Read More »

WHL second round rematch – Vancouver Giants vs Victoria Royals

  April 4, 2019 Bring on the battle of the Georgia Strait! The Vancouver Giants and Victoria Royals will renew their geographical rivalry for a second-straight season when they meet in the second round of the 2019 Western Hockey League Playoffs. The Victoria Royals were victorious Monday in Kamloops in Game 6 of their first-round Read More »