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UBC to Canada West, first time in 42 years

    February 24, 2020 EDMONTON – For the first time in 42 years the UBC Thunderbirds have advanced to the Canada West final after earning a 2-1 win over the number one seed Alberta Golden Bears in game three of the semifinal series Sunday night at Clare Drake Arena. Tyler Sandhu scored the game winner Read More »

What a draft year for USA U18s!

  July 2, 2019 It was quite a draft year for the USA U18 development program – which saw eight players drafted in the first round in Vancouver on June 28, including the #1 overall pick, Jack Hughes, selected by the New Jersey Devils. The USA can also claim one more, who, while not on Read More »

NHL Central Scouting – 20 BC Players listed

      April 16, 2019 BC Born / Raised NHL Draft Prospects Here’s a brief look at the Top 10 BC players on the NHL Central Scouting final pre-draft prospects list. Scroll down for the full list of 20 BC born / raised players listed.     Cranbrook’s Bowen Byram of the Vancouver Giants, Read More »

Josh Latta commits to Alabama-Huntsville

  January 26, 2019 The Vernon Vipers’ Josh Latta has committed to play NCAA Div 1 Hockey at the University of Alabama-Huntsville for next season. The four year BCHL veteran is in the midst of a career season with 18 goals and 16 assists, leading the team points with 34. “It’s a very exciting time Read More »

Alec Capstick commits to Miami-Ohio

  January 26, 2019 Langley Rivermen captain Alec Capstick accepted an offer to the University of Miami-Ohio in early January, not so long after the defenceman was told he’d never play hockey again. Just one game into the 2016-17 season, Capstick’s second in the BCHL, a rare medical condition put him on the sidelines and Read More »

Ben Brar commits to Merrimack

  January 26, 2019 Ben Brar has done just about all you can do as a BCHL player and the resume he’s built has landed him a future beyond Junior hockey. The 1998-born Abbotsford, B.C. native has been a highly-touted rookie, he’s adjusted to a new town and team after a trade, he’s gone to Read More »

Justin Wilson commits to AIC Yellow Jackets

  January 27, 2019 Salmon Arm Silverbacks forward Justin Wilson has committed to play NCAA Division 1 hockey at for the American International College Yellow Jackets (AIC – Springfield, Massachusetts) next season. Wilson has played his entire hockey career in the province of B.C. up until this point. The 1998-born BCHL veteran is currently enjoying Read More »

Nick Bochen commits to U Michigan

  January 26, 2019 Nick Bochen has committed to attend and play NCAA hockey at the University of Michigan for the 2020-2021 season. Bochen, 17, attended the BWC Academy from 2016 to 2018, and is currently in his first year with the BCHL Prince George Spruce Kings. During the 2017-18 season, he posted 29 points Read More »

Four North Van D-men crack NHL mid-terms

          January 22, 2019 Four North Vancouver d-men have cracked the NHL mid-term rankings for North American skaters, in advance of the 2019 NHL draft. Gianni Fairbrother (9.30.00), a sophomore with the Everett Silvertips, is ranked #85. Fairbrother is posting 6G-24 points for the Tips, on the coat-tails of another North Read More »

Ian Mitchell – Logan Hunter

January 4, 2018 by Jason La Rose, Hockey Canada 12.31.18 Ian Mitchell lost his best friend in the Humboldt tragedy; now the “kid from Calahoo” is playing for more than just a gold medal in Vancouver Logan Hunter always told Ian Mitchell that when Mitchell inevitably made Canada’s National Junior Team, he’d travel wherever he Read More »

3 BC WHL Alumni on U SPORTS All-Stars to face World Junior Prospects

  December 8, 2018 Twelve Western Hockey League alumni, including four returning players, highlight the U SPORTS Men’s Hockey All-Stars roster set to face Hockey Canada’s World Junior Prospects in Victoria, B.C. from Dec. 12 to 14. The 25-man rosters includes two goaltenders, three defencemen, and seven forwards with WHL experience, led by a trio of Read More »

de Jong notches first ECAC award

November 26, 2018 ALBANY, N.Y. – Quinnipiac men’s ice hockey sophomore Odeen Tufto (Chaska, Minnesota) and freshman Ethan de Jong (North Vancouver, British Columbia) received ECAC Hockey Weekly Awards, as announced by the league office on Monday afternoon. Tufto earned his second-ever player of the week award while de Jong was honored by the league Read More »

18 BCHL graduates headed to NCAA tourney in Belfast

November 21, 2018 The fourth-annual Friendship Four NCAA hockey tournament starts Friday, November 23 in Belfast, Northern Ireland and 18 BCHL grads will take the ice. Meant to promote the game of hockey in the United Kingdom, the Friendship Four takes place SSE Arena Belfast, the home arena of the Belfast Giants of the Elite Read More »

College Alumni Rise in NHL Coaching Ranks

College hockey, once largely dismissed as a path to a pro hockey career, now has a large footprint throughout the NHL November 14, 2018 By Gary Santaniello – New York Times, first published October 20, 2018 When the season began this month, the league had six new coaches, four of whom played NCAA hockey. Two Read More »

Lukosevicius – National NCAA 1st Star of the Week

November 9, 2018 SENIOR FORWARD RECOGNIZED NATIONALLY AFTER FIVE-GOAL WEEKEND, INCLUDING HAT TRICK AND OT GAME-WINNER   COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – After powering Denver to a sweep of Western Michigan by scoring the game-winning goal both nights, DU senior forward Jarid Lukosevicius was selected the NCAA First Star of the Week, NCAA Hockey announced on Read More »

de Jong notches 1st NCAA goal at Quinnipiac

    November 4, 2018 HAMDEN, Conn. – Five different Quinnipiac players scored goals Friday night as the Bobcats extended their winning streak to six games with a 5-3 win over Harvard to open ECAC Hockey Play. Ethan de Jong (North Vancouver, British Columbia) scored his first career goal for the Bobcats while Brandon Fortunato Read More »

Potomak and Zandee-Hunt selected for 4 Nations Cup

  Twenty-three players look to capture Canada’s first gold medal since 2014 October 25, 2018 CALGARY – Hockey Canada has unveiled the 23 players (three goaltenders, seven defencemen and 13 forwards) who are aiming to capture Canada’s first 4 Nations Cup gold medal in four years when the event hits Canadian ice Nov. 6-10 in Saskatoon, Read More »

Angus Crookshank off to good start at UNH

  October 22, 2018 North Vancouver’s Angus Crookshank made his NCAA debut for University of New Hampshire Wildcats at Colgate (Hockey East) on October 12, just after his 19th birthday. On Friday, he registered his first goal, vs Colorado College, in a 4-3 loss. He backed it up with an assist in the rematch on Read More »

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 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 »

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 »

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 »