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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 »

BWC Prep and E15 tour Wisco

  Although it’s slowly changing, the US College experience is still largely an unknown to most young Canadian athletes. Sure, spill-over media coverage of the big College bowl games, with huge stadiums filled to the brim, full fields of marching bands, parades, cheerleaders and crowds of mad cap fans, give some idea of what its Read More »

8 BC players among 66 chosen for Hockey Canada U17 teams

Dennis Pajot/Getty Images October 16, 2017 Sixty-six players have been chosen to represent Canada at the 2017 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge, November 5-11 in Dawson Creek and Fort St. John, B.C. One goaltender, three defencemen and five forwards with BC connections are among the picks. Of these eight, one is currently playing Major Midget, three Read More »

College free agent Kerfoot signs with Colorado Avalanche

    August 23, 2017 Nathan Caddell, Georgia Straight College free agents often have to base their decision on where they might be able to get playing time, as they typically become available on August 15, after most teams have made their player personnel decisions. Teams of course will do their best to encourage players Read More »

Watch that Space

  I was 12 years old the first time someone showed me the five hole. My U13 coach called us all over to the net after one of our practices had ended. He had the goalie stand in a ready position. He told us where to shoot, where to look. He explained the art of Read More »

Squamish native Lukosevicius leads DU to National Championship

  April 8, 2017 by Mike Chambers, The Denver Post CHICAGO — Jim Montgomery scored three consecutive third-period goals for a natural hat trick that lifted Maine to the 1993 national championship. The Black Bears’ senior captain was named Frozen Four MVP. Twenty-four years later, Montgomery pleasantly watched one of his pupils nearly match his Read More »

Wings sign Cholowski to Entry-level Contract

    April 5, 2017 DETROIT – The Detroit Red Wings today agreed to terms with defenseman Dennis Cholowski on a three-year entry-level contract. Cholowski was Detroit’s first choice (20th overall) in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft and played 36 games as a freshman at St. Cloud State University, totaling 12 points (1-11-12) and 14 penalty Read More »

Stapley commits to Pioneers

March 28, 2017 It has to be a good feeling when the No. 1-ranked team in NCAA hockey wants your services for the future. That’s the case for Vernon Vipers forward Brett Stapley who has committed to play at the University of Denver where the Pioneers are currently the top-ranked club in NCAA Div. I Read More »

NCAA Frozen 4 set – 63 BCHL grads competed in regionals

  March 29, 2017 The sixteen team NCAA men’s hockey regional semi finals were played last Friday and Saturday at four locations, with the four winners advancing to the Frozen Four in Chicago, April 6 & 8. The teams played in a single elimination format, with the two Friday winners meeting on Saturday. The Saturday Read More »

NCAA Playoff Tournament Brackets Announced

  March 19, 2917 By Adam Gretz, On Sunday the NCAA revealed the 16 teams that will be participating in the 2017 hockey tournament. The University of Denver, which is led by Troy Terry and Will Butcher enters the tournament as the No. 1 overall seed. Butcher, still unsigned as a draft pick by the Read More »

SFU hosts EWU on Minor Hockey Officials Night

    Where: Bill Copeland Sports Centre, Burnaby When: 7:00pm Saturday February 18th  Opponent: Eastern Washington University Eagles The Scoop: Clan look to continue momentum heading into playoffs This weekend — the first of two weekends of back-to-back games remaining — the Clan face off against the University of Victoria on the road Friday, then return home the Read More »

Wentachee’s Colin Burston BCHL PoW

  February 6, 2017 Wenatchee Wild forward Colin Burston has been named the BCHL Player of the Week for the week ending February 5, the league announced Monday. Burston recorded four goals and three assists in two games as the Wild won both contests on home ice. The Winnipeg native had two helpers in a Read More »

2017 Distinguished Honourees of the Order of Hockey in Canada Announced

February 8, 2017 SASKATOON, Sask. – Hockey Canada has announced that three legends of the game are being recognized for their outstanding contributions or service to the growth and development of the sport of hockey in Canada as part of the 2017 class of the Order of Hockey in Canada.   Scotty Bowman (Verdun, Que.), Murray Costello Read More »

5 BCHL Alumni in Hobey Baker race – cast your vote!

  February 1, 2017 The opening list of names for the Hobey Baker Award, awarded annually to the top player in NCAA hockey, has been announced and five BCHL alums are in the running. Former Coquitlam Express forward Alex Kerfoot of Harvard, ex-West Kelowna Warriors captain Max French of Bentley, Salmon Arm Silverbacks alum Angus Read More »

CJHL Prospects Game Rosters announced

    December 27, 2016 The Canadian Junior Hockey League in conjunction with NHL Central Scouting announced Tuesday in Calgary the rosters for the upcoming CJHL Prospects Game, which will be held on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. ET in Cornwall, Ontario. Ten players from the BCHL were chosen, one goalie, two defencemen Read More »

A look at Canada’s NCAA U20 record

December 27, 2016 by Andrew Podnieks Tyson Jost and Dante Fabbro have contributed nicely to Canada’s first two victories, but they have also contributed in another way. We can add their names to a pretty small list of NCAA players whom Hockey Canada has named to World Junior rosters over the years. In fact, since Read More »

SA’s Marcus Mitchell commits to Mich Tech

  September 16, 2016 Salmon Arm Silverbacks forward Marcus Mitchell (10.12.98) has committed to the Michigan Tech Huskies of the for the 2018-19 season. “Marcus had a very good rookie season last year and put himself on the radar with many NCAA schools to start this season and after his visit a few weeks ago Read More »

3 BCHL Players could go in Round 1

  May 31, 2016 Eyes have been on them all season and now they’ll be right up close, getting measured in every way possible as the NHL Entry Draft approaches. Defencemen Dante Fabbro (Penticton Vees) and Dennis Cholowski (Chilliwack Chiefs) and forward Tyson Jost (Penticton Vees) are at the NHL scouting combine in Buffalo this Read More »

After 99 games West Kelowna win National Championship

  May 22, 2016 Matthew Greenfield never missed a beat, or a save for that matter, in the biggest game of the season. The West Kelowna Warriors netminder stopped all 48 pucks that came his way, backstopping his club to a 4-0 win over the Lloydminster Bobcats in the RBC Cup final. OFFICIAL BOXSCORE Lloydminster Read More »

Niagara Falls native leads West Kelowna on Cup run

May 17, 2016 by Dan Marrazza It’s not about what you know, but who you know. When it comes to the West Kelowna Warriors, a traditionally strong, but normally not championship-calibre team in the British Columbia Hockey League, who they knew, perhaps more than what they knew, might be the main reason they’re playing in Read More »

West Kelowna on to RBC Cup Final

  May 22, 2016 with files from Wayne Moore, castanet.net The West Kelowna Warriors are headed to the RBC Cup final after downing Alberta champs Brooks Bandits 4-1 in the semifinal May 21. They will now face host team, Lloydminster Bobcats, in the final at 3:00 pm Pacific on Sunday. The Bobcats advanced on a Read More »

West Kelowna move into first place at RBC Cup

  May 18, 2016 by Jason La Rose WARRIORS CLOSE OUT PRELIMINARY ROUND WITH WIN OVER CANADIANS LLOYDMINSTER, Alta./Sask. – Jonathan Desbiens had a goal and an assist to pace the offence, and the West Kelowna Warriors closed out their preliminary round schedule at the 2016 RBC Cup with a 4-1 win over the Carleton Read More »

Vee’s Jost named National Player of the Year

  May 16, 2016 by Paul Edmonds   Spend 20 minutes with Tyson Jost and it becomes quickly apparent why he wore the ‘C’ so often this season. He’s driven, focused, talented, humble and well spoken. His junior coach calls him a ‘special individual’ and the list of awards and accolades he’s already received could rival Read More »

West Kelowna bounce back in SO

May 17, 2016 by Jason La Rose LLOYDMINSTER, Alta./Sask. – Liam Blackburn scored the lone goal of the shootout in Round 5, and the West Kelowna Warriors handed the Trenton Golden Hawks their first loss of the 2016 RBC Cup, 4-3 on Tuesday afternoon. West Kelowna is now in third place after three games in the preliminary Read More »

West Kelowna lose game 2 to Brooks rival

  May 15, 2016 by Jason La Rose LLOYDMINSTER, Alta./Sask. –Logan Mick had two goals and an assist, helping the Brooks Bandits to their first win of the 2016 RBC Cup, 4-1 over the West Kelowna Warriors on Sunday night in a heated match-up between West Region rivals. The meeting was the third between the teams Read More »

West Kelowna win RBC opener 5-2

    May 14, 2016 by Jason La Rose LLOYDMINSTER, Alta./Sask. – Jonathan Desbiens and Jake LeBrun had two goals each, and the West Kelowna Warriors scored four times on special teams to beat the host Lloydminster Bobcats 5-2 in the opening game for both Saturday at the 2016 RBC Cup. West Kelowna converted on its Read More »

West Kelowna set for RBC Cup National Championships

  May 13, 2016 The West Kelowna Warriors have been in uncharted waters for some time now but so far, it hasn’t bothered them. With the Fred Page Cup (BC title) and Crescent Point Energy Western Canada Cup (Western Canada) titles in their bag already, this is the farthest into the post season the franchise has ever Read More »

West Kelowna advance to RBC Cup

  May 8, 2016 by Wayne Moore, Castanet.net The West Kelowna Warriors have punched their ticket to the RBC Cup. The Warriors earned the number one seed out of the west Saturday with a convincing 6-0 win over the Alberta champion Brooks Bandits, capturing the Western Canada Cup. As tradition would have it, the Warriors posed with Read More »