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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 »

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 »

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 »

West Kelowna advance to WCC final

  May 6, 2016 The West Kelowna Warriors clinched second place in the round robin and a date with the Brooks Bandits for the Western Canada Cup Championship Game on Saturday night after a 4-1 victory over the Melfort Mustangs on Thursday afternoon. Brett Mennear, Jonathan Desbiens, and Kylar Hope all scored in the first period. Bryan Read More »

North Dakota down Quinnipiac for NCAA Championship

North Dakota forward Shane Gersich celebratesafter scoring against Quinnipiac during the first period of an NCAA Frozen Four championship game Saturday, April 9, 2016, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara) April, 10, 2016 by Courtney Martinez | NCAA.com As one of the four seniors on the North Dakota roster, Whitby’s Drake Caggiula has seen much Read More »

PG’s Garteig brilliant in Quinnipiac SF win

  TAMPA, Florida – The Quinnipiac men’s ice hockey team advanced to the NCAA National Championship game for the second time in program history with a 3-2 win against Boston College in a NCAA Frozen Four semifinal match-up at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida. The Bobcats improved to 32-3-7 with the victory while the Eagles fell Read More »

Frozen Four: Quinnipiac holds off Boston College

April 7, 2016 Courtney Martinez | NCAA.com Halfway through the first period, Quinnipiac’s two quick goals appeared to have set the tone for a highly-offensive showing from the Bobcats. But once the dust settled after the first period, the penalty kill and defense are what ultimately led Quinnipiac to the title game with a 3-2 Read More »

Whitby’s Caggiula leads ND to NCAA final

  TAMPA, Fla. — It wasn’t hard to feel it, the mounting here-we-go-again vibe spreading through Amalie Arena late in the NCAA Frozen Four semifinal between North Dakota and Denver. North Dakota, 0-for its last six national semifinal appearances, had seen a 2-0 third-period lead evaporate and was one more shot away from another empty trip Read More »

BC players big part of Quinnipiac quest for NCAA Championship

April 4, 2016 With six British Columbian born players on the roster and seven more with BCHL affiliations, the Quinnipiac Bobcats are as close as  you can get to a BC NCAA team. Three players from Trail, Travis St. Denis, Scott Davidson and Craig Martin, are joined by Prince George native, Michael Garteig; Abbotsford native, Read More »

# 1 Quinnipiac leads NCAA playoff teams with 13 BCHL alumni

    The NCAA Div. I opening round, and the road to the Frozen Four in Tampa Bay, Fla., gets going Friday and BCHL graduates will take their fair share of the spotlight. All told, 56 BCHL alums (eight of whom are NHL draft picks, noted below with italics) will feature in the opening round. Click Read More »