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Cariboo Cougars vs BWC Academy Prep in PQ Bantam Elite Final

      December 31, 2019 BWC Academy Bantam Prep will face Cariboo Cougars in the Gold medal game for the Pat Quinn Classic Bantam AAA Elite division this afternoon at 1:00 PM at the Bill Copeland Arena in Burnaby. BWC advanced through the semis with a 5-0 shutout of the San Jose Jr. Sharks, Read More »

A closer look at the BC WHL Bantam Draft picks

      May 3, 2019 Here’s a closer look at the BC picks from yesterday’s WHL Bantam Draft, held in Red Deer. As has been the case for the past several years, players from BC’s CSSHL programs dominated the 60 BC player selections in this year’s WHL Bantam Draft, with 46 in total, including Read More »

CSSHL sets record with 85 WHL Bantam Draft picks

      May 2, 2019 It was a record setting day for the Canadian Sport School Hockey League at the 2019 WHL Bantam Draft as 85 student athletes from the 2018-19 season were selected. The 85 selections breaks the previous record of 81, which was set last year. In total, 13 CSSHL student athletes Read More »

WHL 2019 Bantam Draft – Complete List

May 2, 2019 Here’s the complete list of players selected in this year’s WHL Bantam Draft, held in Red Deer, Alberta today.   RD OV Team Player Name Pos Height Weight DOB Last Team Hometown 1 1 Winnipeg Savoie, Matthew C 5.09 165 01/01/2004 Northern Alberta Xtreme Mdgt Prep St. Albert, AB 1 2 Winnipeg Read More »

John Reid Memorial teams announced – 5 BC teams selected

    November 22, 2018 The organizing committee for the 41st annual John Reid Memorial Tournament have announced the selections for this year’s competition. The tournament has long been recognized as attracting the top bantam AAA talent in Western North America, and is heavily scouted by WHL teams in advance of the spring Bantam Draft. Read More »

6 BC players selected for Canada-Russia series

  October 18, 2018 Calgary, AB The Western Hockey League has announced its selections for Team WHL, which will compete against Team Russia at the 2018 CIBC Canada Russia Series in Kamloops and Vancouver. Six BC based players have made the cut. Team WHL will face Team Russia in Game 1 in Kamloops, BC, on Read More »

WJC Playmakers – Ron Toigo, Barry Petrachenko

July 5, 2018 by Jessica Gowans The 2019 World Junior Championships are being hosted by Victoria and Vancouver this year. In a recent interview, the host committee co-chairs talk about bringing the World Juniors to British Columbia, helping celebrate 100 years of B.C. Hockey, and what the tournament will mean to minor hockey. Leading in Read More »

2018 Bantam Draft – Kamloops Blazers Picks

    May 4, 2018   Kamloops, BC – The Kamloops Blazers selected 10 players in the 2018 WHL Bantam Draft in Calgary on Thursday. The Blazers picked the hometown kid 5th overall as they selected right shot center . The 5’7” and 165lb forward had 57 goals, 33 assists and 90 points in 30 Read More »

2018 Bantam Draft – Prince George Cougars Picks

  May 4, 2018   Red Deer, AB   The Prince George Cougars Hockey Club selected forward Craig Armstrong (9thoverall) and goaltender Tyler Brennan (21stoverall) in the first round of the 2018 WHL Bantam Draft, in Red Deer Alberta. “They were our top two players we targeted at their positions, so as a scouting staff Read More »

2018 Bantam Draft – Victoria Royals Picks

  May 4, 2018   Red Deer, AB – The Victoria Royals selected 12 players at the 2018 WHL Bantam Draft. Victoria’s 12 draft picks where comprised of five skaters from British Columbia, that included four who call Vancouver Island home, two players from Alberta and Manitoba, and one from Saskatchewan. The Royals’ remaining two Read More »

2018 Bantam Draft – Vancouver Giants Picks

    May 4,  2018 It was a busy, rewarding day for the Vancouver Giants on Thursday in Red Deer, AB. General Manager Glen Hanlon and his team of management and scouts added six forwards, three defencemen and a goaltender to the Vancouver Giants organization. First, hear from the Vancouver Giants Director of Scouting Dan Read More »

2018 Bantam Draft – Kelowna Rockets Picks

    May 4,  2018 The Kelowna Rockets added 11 prospects to the list of young players on Thursday in Red Deer at the 2018 WHL Bantam Draft. Kelowna opened the draft with the 18th overall selection in the first round. The Rockets selected forward Trevor Wong of Vancouver, BC. The 5’8, 135 pound forward recorded Read More »

2018 Bantam Draft – Older is Better

    May 5, 2018 It’s become an annual ritual now – to see how the WHL Bantam Draft breaks down according to month of birth and size (weight), round by round. Clearly at the bantam age there is a wide range of size with boys. Many 15 year boys have shot up, hit puberty, Read More »

2018 Bantam Draft – Sports Schools up the ante again

    May 5, 2018     It was another record breaking year for the Canadian Sport School Hockey League at the WHL Bantam Draft as 81 student athletes, including 15 in the first round, were selected. This breaks the previous record of 66 students selected, and 13 in the first round, set at the 2017 Read More »

2018 Bantam Draft – The Picks in Order

    May 5, 2018 Here’s how this year’s WHL Bantam draft unfolded, May 3, 2018 in Red Deer, in order of selection. Alberta lead the way with 69 picks, including 11 (half) first round picks, 10 second round picks and 9 third round picks. BC were second with 49 picks, including 5 first rounders, Read More »

2018 Bantam Draft – The BC Picks

    May 3, 2018 Here’s how this year’s WHL Bantam draft unfolded, for BC-based players. British Columbia As has been the case for the last few years, Canadian Sports School Hockey League teams dominated the BC player draft. Of the 49 BC picks, all but seven were from the CSSHL, including all 16 of Read More »

2018 Bantam Draft wraps up – 224 picked

  May 3, 2018 Red Deer, AB After retaining the first-overall pick from the 2018 WHL Bantam Draft Lottery, the Edmonton Oil Kings used the pick to select forward Dylan Guenther (Edmonton, Alta./Northern Alberta Xtreme Bantam Prep). In total, 223 players were selected in the 2018 WHL Bantam Draft, with 124 forwards, 76 defencemen and Read More »

Jersey Day – April 12, 2018

  April 12, 2018 CBC News, with files from Canadian Press From celebrities to premiers to hockey moms in B.C., Canadians wore hockey jerseys on Thursday in a show of solidarity with the victims and survivors of a Saskatchewan bus crash that killed 16 people. Jersey Day, as it has been dubbed, was organized by Read More »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »