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BCHL New Season Opens Tonight – Playoff Rivalries on Tap

  September 7, 2018 Training camp and preseason are officially over and now the action starts for real as the BCHL regular season fires up off this weekend, the 57th in league history. As usual there are plenty of storylines heading into the season, after a summer that saw a great deal of change in Read More »

BCHL Kicks off tonight – New Coaches Debut

  September 7, 2018 Training camp and preseason are officially over and now the action starts for real as the BCHL regular season fires up off this weekend, the 57th in league history. As usual there are plenty of storylines heading into the season, after a summer that saw a great deal of change in Read More »

BCHL 2018-2019 – Key Players to Watch

  September 7, 2018 Training camp and preseason are officially over and now the action starts for real as the BCHL regular season fires up off this weekend, the 57th in league history. As usual there are plenty of storylines heading into the season, after a summer that saw a great deal of change in Read More »

Longtime Burnaby hockey player in the fight of his life

  Former Burnaby Winter Club hockey player Wade MacLeod and his young family, wife Karly and daughter Ava James, enjoy some downtime between hockey seasons. MacLeod’s playing days may be over, though, as the 31-year-old underwent his fourth brain operation in five years to remove recurring tumour. Photograph By FACEBOOK by Mario Bartel / Burnaby Read More »

2019 World Junior Showcase Prospects – Roster by Draft Order

  July 7, 2018 Here’s a look at the 2019 Team Canada World Junior Showcase roster, by NHL draft order. The 40 players will face off against teams from USA, Sweden and Finland in Kamloops July 28 – August 4, as Hockey Canada begins the next stage in its national team evaluation process. The final Read More »

40 invited to World Junior Showcase in Kamloops

  July 4, 2018 Hockey Canada, Calgary – For 40 of Canada’s top junior hockey players (see roster below), the quest to fulfill their dream to represent Canada at the 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship – being hosted in Vancouver and Victoria this December – is well underway as they have received official invites to wear 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 »

Rizzo commits to UND

    May 28, 2018 Massimo Rizzo, who was a first-round selection, 14th overall, in the WHL’s 2016 bantam draft, told the Kamloops Blazers prior to the 2018 bantam draft that he wouldn’t be playing for them. On Saturday afternoon, Rizzo tweeted that he will attend the University of North Dakota and play for the Read More »

Yale’s Bowen commits to Chiefs and UND

  May 24, 2018 The Chilliwack Chiefs have announced the commitment of 16 year-old forward Ethan Bowen for the 2018-2019 hockey season.  Bowen was an affiliate player with the Chiefs for the 2017-18 season as they hosted the RBC Cup. In addition to his commitment to the Chiefs, the Chilliwack native has accepted a full 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 »

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 »

Humboldt Broncos bus crash: What we know so far

April 12, 2018 From Globe & Mail The basics Sixteen people are dead after a collision on Friday between a Saskatchewan junior hockey team’s bus and a tractor-trailer in rural Saskatchewan. The death toll increased on Wednesday after Dayna Brons, the athletic therapost for the Humboldt Broncos, died. Her family said she was previously in 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 »

Rockets finish #1 in BC Division

March 18, 2018 The Kelowna Rockets closed out the 2017-2018 regular season with an 8-1 win over the Vancouver Giants on Saturday night at Prospera Place. With just over five minutes to play in the first frame Libor Zabransky(2) opened the scoring with a nice snap shot that beat Giants goaltender Trent Miner low on Read More »

Golden Bears win 16th National Championship

  by WHL March 18, 2017 Fredericton, N.B. – The University of Alberta Golden Bears erased another two goal deficit, defeating the St. FX X-Men 4-2 in the 2018 University Cup Final, to win their 16th National Championship in program history. This is the third University Cup title for Alberta in five years, after winning back-to-back 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 »

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 »