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Not the first tragedy at this intersection

  Crash reminiscent of tragedy over twenty years prior – same intersection White crosses mark the spot where six people were killed in a crash in 1997. That crash killed Rod Fiddler, 33; his wife, Terri Lynne Fiddler, 30; and their children Jocelyn, 4; Jasmine, 3; and Kassandre, one month. The girls’ aunt, 26-year-old Wendy Lou Fiddler, also Read More »

The boys would say Let’s go – playoffs on

April 12, 2018 by Darren Zary, Saskatoon StarPhoenix A decision has been made to play on. The Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League voted Wednesday to continue with playoffs and play out the remainder of the season. That decision came five days after a bus crash involving the SJHL’s Humboldt Broncos has left 16 people dead, and Read More »

Cherry’s Tribute

  April 12, 2018 The Canadian Press Don Cherry paid further tribute to the Humboldt Broncos on Coach’s Corner on Wednesday night. Cherry spoke during the first intermission of Game 1 of the Winnipeg Jets and Minnesota Wild’s first-round Stanley Cup playoff series, adding further detail to his thoughts on the Humboldt Broncos’ bus crash Read More »

What was left behind

  CBC News · Posted: Apr 11, 2018 3:20 PM CT  A broken Slap Shot DVD left at the scene of the Humboldt Broncos crash site. (Olivia Stefanovich/CBC) The site of the Humboldt Broncos bus crash that killed 16 and left 14 others injured remained littered with reminders of what happened, even well after the victims Read More »

MacKinnon illustration

  April 11, 2018 By Andrew Russell, Global News A Nova Scotia cartoonist’s illustration capturing the country’s pain in the wake of the tragic bus crash involving the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team is being described online as powerful, poignant and heart-wrenching. The cartoon by Bruce MacKinnon, an award-winning cartoonist with the Halifax Chronicle Herald, shows a Read More »

Dayna Brons – passes away – 16th fatality

  April 12, 2018 SASKATOON — The athletic therapist for the Humboldt Broncos became the 16th person to die following a horrific bus crash in Saskatchewan last week. Relatives of Dayna Brons of the 25-year-old say they will remember her for “joyful smile.” They say Brons died Wednesday afternoon in a Saskatoon hospital from injuries Read More »

Seafair Islanders – Western Canadian Bantam Champs

    April 3, 2018 Seafair Bantam A1 posted a perfect 5-0-0 record to claim the Tier 1 Bantam Provincial title in Nanaimo a week ago, downing Prince George 3-0 in the final, March 22. On Sunday, the Islanders completed their dream season, with 2-1 double OT win in Kamloops over Alberta’s Airdrie Xtreme, to Read More »

Vernon Peewee Tier 2 Provincial Champs

  March 24, 2018 Greater Vernon are this year’s Peewee T2 Provincial Champions, after posting a near perfect 5-0-1 record, and downing Greater Trail 10-2 in the final, hosted at North Shore Winter Club. The big Vernon squad dominated the scoreboard in all but their opener, a 3-3 tie against host, and eventual fourth place, Read More »

Seafair Bantam Tier 1 Provincial Champs

  March 24, 2018 Seafair Bantam A1 posted a perfect 5-0-0 record to claim the Tier 1 Bantam Provincial title in Nanaimo this week, downing Prince George 3-0 in the final. Seafair entered the Provincials as the top ranked PCAHA team, after winning the Lower Mainland title with a dominating 19-1-0, 130GF-25GA regular season record, Read More »

CSSHL Award Nominees Announced

    March 6, 2018 The Canadian Sport School Hockey League has announced the nominees for individual awards in the all its divisions, for the 2017-2018 season. The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony during the 2018 BDO CSSHL Championships on Wednesday, March 14 at the South Okanagan Events Centre. During the awards Read More »

Kamloops hosting 2018 Western Bantam Championships

    February 26, 2018 The 2018 Western Canadian Bantam AAA Championship will be held in Kamloops, British Columbia this year, March 29 – April 1, 2018. The tournament features elite-level 13 and 14-year-old hockey players from Western Canada, many of whom will be drafted in the upcoming 2018 WHL Bantam Draft. Five teams will Read More »

BWC Bantam Prep – only team to have beat #1 OHA Edmonton

  February 26, 2018 BWC Bantam Prep BWC’s Bantam Prep team are in their first year of competition in the 13 team CSSHL Bantam Prep division, and are currently in the middle of the pack, the #4 BC ranked team, as the league enters its final weekend of regular season play, with only few games Read More »

Final PCAHA Bantam Rankings, Langley Top 4 in all tiers

    February 22, 2018 Here are final Hockey Hub rankings for 2017-2018 PCAHA Bantam teams. Hockey Hub rankings are based on winning percentage, without regard to sportsmanship points. In the chart below, the first column(R#) shows ranking based on winning percentage, the second column (PL) shows final PCAHA place in regular season play, which Read More »

Ridge Meadows Seeking Executive Director

      February 7, 2018 Ridge Meadows Minor Hockey Association (RMMHA) is searching for an Executive Director to oversee the operations, administration, staffing and strategic direction of the association. The Executive Director will represent Ridge Meadows Hockey in the community and is the key liaison between the members, the Association, and the Board of Read More »

Ridge Meadows Seeking Executive Director

      February 7, 2018 Ridge Meadows Minor Hockey Association (RMMHA) is searching for an Executive Director to oversee the operations, administration, staffing and strategic direction of the association. The Executive Director will represent Ridge Meadows Hockey in the community and is the key liaison between the members, the Association, and the Board of Read More »

Matilla advocacy earns Top 40 under 40 nomination

  Originally published December 27, 2017 by Steve MacNaull, The Daily Courier Myles Mattila didn’t have to choose between higher education and high-calibre hockey. “I knew I wanted to get a business degree, but I still wanted to play at the highest level of hockey I could,” said the 18-year-old. “I’m lucky I’m able to Read More »

You are not alone – Corey Hirsch

  January 25, 2018 Corey Hirsch, courtesy The Players Tribune Honestly, I was prepared to never work in hockey again. When I went public with my story about struggling with obsessive-compulsive disorder and depression last year, I was terrified that people wouldn’t understand. I was worried that no one would want to hire me ever Read More »

NAX win, Delta Wild top BC team at John Reid

    January 23, 2018 St. Albert, Alberta The Delta Wild Green were BC’s top team at the 40th annual John Reid Memorial Bantam AAA Tournament, finishing fourth after dropping a 3-2 decision in the Bronze medal vs Winnipeg’s Rink Academy. The two teams are currently tied at the top of the Canadian Sports School Hockey Read More »

Delta Wild last BC team standing at John Reid bantam tourney

    January 20, 2018 Delta Wild Green are the only BC team left in medal contention at the 40th annual John Reid Memorial Tournament in St. Albert. Delta will play Los Angeles Jr. Kings in the semi-final Saturday afternoon. The other semi pits Northern Alberta Extreme vs Rink Academy (Winnipeg). The teams will wrap with Read More »

BWC Team Reports – Good shape for second half

      January 8, 2018 Here’s a look at where things stand for Burnaby Winter Club teams as the second half of the 2017-2018 gets underway.         CSSHL Teams Background – League expansion This year BWC moved its top Bantam program into the burgeoning Canadian Sports School Hockey League, competing in Read More »

Pat Quinn Classic – Bantam Elite Final Results

    December 31, 2017 The Pat Quinn Classic tournament wrapped up Saturday, with BWC Bantam Prep downing Yale Academy 2-1 in OT for the Bantam Elite Championship title. Pacific Coast Hockey Academy won the Bronze with a 4-2 win over Delta Hockey Academy White. Individual Bantam Elite division awards were presented to: MVP – Read More »

BWC win Pat Quinn Classic Bantam Elite title

    December 31, 2017 BANTAM ELITE: The top flight of the Pat Quinn Classic wrapped up Saturday at Bill Copeland Arena with the Burnaby Winter Club Bantam Prep winning the Bantam Elite Championship over Yale Academy in a 2-1 OT thriller. The game featured the top offensive team in the tournament – Yale – Read More »

Pat Quinn – Bantam Elite Semis set, Yale-Delta W and BWC-PCHA

  December 29, 2017 BANTAM ELITE: Round Robin Wrap: In Thursday’s action in the Bantam Elite Division, Yale Hockey Academy completed the Pool Play round undefeated with four wins and eight points. Burnaby Winter Club Academy Prep and Delta Green posted three wins and one tie for seven points. St. George’s Varsity 1 and Pacific Read More »

Pat Quinn – Bantam AAA – Day Two Wrap – Cali and Seattle on top

  December 29, 2017 BANTAM AAA: In the Bantam AAA Division, California Golden Bears and Seattle Junior Admirals wrapped up the Pool Play round with four straight wins and eight points. Langley Eagles, Alaska North Stars, Nanaimo Clippers and Central Okanagan Rockets finished 3-1-0, with six points each. Burnaby Bulldogs finished 2-1-1, alone with 5 Read More »

Hockey Hub – CSSHL Bantam Rankings

    December 19, 2017 Below are the latest Hockey Hub CSSHL Bantam Prep and Varsity rankings at the end of the first half of the season, as all teams head to the holiday break. Winning percentage is used primarily to determine rankings, with head to head, and goal differential being the tie-breakers. There are Read More »

Hockey Hub, PCAHA Bantam Rankings

  December 19, 2017 Bantam Rankings Here are the latest Hockey Hub rankings for PCAHA Bantam teams, just prior to Christmas 2017. Top 5 are: Seafair A1, Langley A1, Abbotsford A1, Chilliwack A1 and NSWC A1. Port Moody (#13) A1 are the highest ranked Tier 2 team. Mission A1 (#15) are the highest ranked Tier 3 Read More »

BWC Bantam Prep – another strong weekend Showcase

  December 12, 2017 It was a big weekend at Planet Ice in Delta as the top two Lower Mainland CSSHL Bantam Prep teams wrapped up their first half against the top two Alberta clubs, in a what could be a preview of league playoff games this spring. After the last buzzer sounded, Delta Green Read More »