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NHL Central Scouting – WHL Players

  April 16, 2019 Cranbrook’s Bowen Byram of the Vancouver Giants, heads up the list of 44 WHL players who have made the cut on the final NHL Prospects list, prior to this year’s draft in Vancouver, June 21-22. Whitehorse, Yukon born Dylan Cozens, who played minor hockey at Delta and Yale is next in 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 »

NHL Central Scouting – BCHL Players

  April 16, 2019 Ten BCHL players have made the NHL Scouting’s Final draft prospects list. Heading the list are two players from Eastern Canada, both playing in Victoria for the Grizzlies. Alex Newhook of Newfoundland tops the list, at #13 overall, with Alexander Campbell of coming in at #43 overall. A third Victoria Grizzlies Read More »

Cozens-Krebs shine in IIHF U18 pre-tournament games

  April 16, 2019 Canada finished pre-tournament play at the 2019 IIHF U18 World Championship with its second win yesterday in Sweden. A 6-5 win in overtime against Belarus Sunday, followed by a 5-4 win over Russia Monday gave Canada a strong start to it’s pursuit of a gold medal with Western Hockey League talent providing Read More »

Cozens puts Whitehorse on hockey map

  April 16, 2019 Steven Loung, Sportsnet (originally published March 15, 2019) At a glance, Dylan Cozens’s rise as an elite NHL prospect is a story that’s been told many times before. As a boy Cozens dreamed of one day playing in the NHL, growing his love for the game and sharpening his skills on Read More »

Hughes #1, Byram #2 in final Central Scouting rankings – NA skaters

  April 15, 2019 TORONTO — Center Jack Hughes of the U.S. National Team Development Program’s Under-18 Team and right wing Kaapo Kakko of Finland’s TPS maintained their No. 1 ranking among North American and international skaters, respectively, as the NHL Central Scouting Bureau today released its final rankings for the 2019 NHL Draft. Hughes Read More »

Joe Martin new HC in Alberni Valley

  April 15, 2019 The Alberni Valley Bulldogs announced Monday the hiring of Joe Martin on a multi-year agreement to become the Bulldogs’ new head coach and general manager. Martin joins the Bulldogs as the current BCHL Coach of the year after guiding the Merritt Centennials to an overall record of 36-15-4-3 during the 2018/19 Read More »

WHL Western Conference Final set – Giants vs Chiefs

  April 14, 2019 With a matching eight wins in the 2019 Western Hockey League Playoffs, the Vancouver Giants and Spokane Chiefs now serve as the final two teams standing in the Western Conference, setting up a fierce series in the Western Conference Championship. After beating the Portland Winterhawks in five games, the Chiefs dispatched Read More »

WHL Spokane eliminate Everett Silvertips

    April 14, 2019 With a 2-1 win at Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena, the home town Chiefs eliminated the Everett Silvertips, and now will move on to face the Vancouver Giants in the WHL Western Conference final. Everett’s Robbie Holmes opened the scoring early in the first, but Spokane’s Noan Reid evened up at Read More »

BCHL Final – PG takes first two vs Vernon

    April 14, 2019 Ted Clarke, Prince George Citizen As big goals go, it’s hard to fathom 15-year-old Finn Williams will score one more important to the Prince George Spruce Kings’ cause than the one that will go down in history as his first career B.C. Hockey League point. Not only was his goal Read More »

BCHL Final gets underway – Vernon vs Prince George

  April 12, 2019 For the first time in league history, the Fred Page Cup Finals in the Chevrolet BCHL Playoffs will feature a matchup of the Vernon Vipers and the Prince George Spruce Kings. Vernon booked their ticket to the Finals with a 3-1 road win in Game 5 of the Interior finals Friday Read More »

WHL Spokane now up 3-0 vs Everett Silvertips

    April 12, 2019 by Kevin Dudley, for Spokesman-Review Spokane Conventional wisdom says the Spokane Chiefs shouldn’t be up 3-0 in their second-round playoff series with the Everett Silvertips. The Chiefs have been outshot in all three games against the U.S. Division champs and are up against what is normally a stout defense and Read More »

WHL Giants eliminate Victoria Royals

  April 12, 2019 Clive Dheenshaw / Times Colonist VICTORIA — Goaltender Griffen Outhouse will go into the books as one of the three-greatest Victoria Royals — along with Flames prospect Matthew Phillips and Red Wings prospect Joe Hicketts — over the first eight years of team history on the Island. The Royals received a Read More »

Cyclone Taylor, North Van Wolf Pack and Victoria Cougars open with wins

    April 12, 2019 Courtesy Campbell River Mirror North Vancouver Wolf Pack 5 (PJHL) – Campbell River Storm 2 (VIJHL) The host Campbell River Storm dropped their opening game in the Cyclone Taylor Cup, falling 5-2 to the North Van Wolf Pack Thursday at Rod Brind’Amour Arena. The Pacific Junior Hockey League (PJHL) champs Read More »

WHL Oil Kings sweep Calgary Hitmen

    April 11, 2019 by Derek Van Diest, Edmonton, Sun CALGARY — It’s over. On to the next round. The Edmonton Oil Kings advanced to the Western Hockey League Eastern Conference Final with a 6-0 victory against the Calgary Hitmen in Game 4 of their second-round series at the Scotiabank Saddledome on Wednesday. With Read More »

WHL Giants push Royals to elimination

  April 10, 2019 Cleve Dheensaw / Times Colonist Only three teams have rallied from 3-0 playoff deficits in the 52-year history of the Western Hockey League. The Victoria Royals will have to become the fourth if they are to get to the Western Conference final, which is a fate increasingly looking as if it Read More »

Lots of BCHL talent on display at Frozen Four

  April 10, 2019 The 2019 NCAA hockey tournament is down to the final four teams and 19 former BCHLers, representing nine BCHL clubs, are still alive and competing for the national championship. The Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs will take on the Providence Friars in the first semifinal on Thursday at 2 p.m. PDT at KeyBank Center Read More »

Cyclone Taylor Cup gets underway Thursday

  The BC Junior B Championship series gets underway Thursday in Campbell River. Four teams will match up to compete for the Cyclone Taylor Cup. The Campbell River Storm will host the three BC Junior B league champions – Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League champions Victoria Cougars; Kootenay International Junior Hockey League champions, Revelstoke Grizzlies; Read More »

BCHL – Vernon take 3-1 series lead over Wenatchee

    April 4, 2019 The Vernon Vipers are one win away from securing a spot in the BCHL Fred Page Cup championship series, after shutting out the Wenatchee Wild 3-0 last night. A goal each period and 16 saves by Aidan Porter were the keys to the Vipers home ice win that gives Vernon Read More »

BCHL – PG head to Championships, sweep Victoria

    April 3, 2019 Last season, Prince George Spruce Kings captain Kyle Johnson sent his team to the Fred Page Cup Finals with an overtime goal in Game 5 over the Powell River Kings. One year later, the captain did it again. This time it was Ben Poisson vs the Victoria Grizzlies, ending Game Read More »

WHL East – Top Two face off in Round 2 – Raiders vs Blades

      March 28, 2019 A major Western Hockey League Playoffs showdown is set to take place in northern Saskatchewan. The Prince Albert Raiders and Saskatoon Blades will face each other in the second round of the 2019 WHL Playoffs with a spot in the 2019 Eastern Conference Championship on the line. Both completed Read More »

WHL Playoff – Bracket Update – two series remain to be decided

  March 31, 2019 Here’s a quick overview of Round 1 of the WHL playoffs, current standings. The top two teams from the Eastern Conference have both advanced in four straight, and will meet in Round 2. Two series remain to be decided, in the West, Victoria is leading Kamloops 3-2. In the Central, Lethbridge Read More »

WHL Playoffs – Giants bounce back in Seattle, take 2-1 series lead

  March 26, 2019 KENT, WA The Vancouver Giants defeated the Seattle Thunderbirds 6-4 EN at accesso ShoWare Center tonight in Game 3 of a first round playoff series. Vancouver now leads the best-of-seven series 2-1 with Game 4 on Wednesday at 7:05pm at accesso ShoWare Center. The Giants opened at home Friday with a Read More »

WHL Playoffs – Benjafield evens it up for Oil Kings vs Tigers

  March 25, 2019 EDMONTON — North Vancouver’s Quinn Benjafield scored the go-ahead go with less than three minutes left in the third period, and the Edmonton Oil Kings held on to defeat the Medicine Hat Tigers 4-3 on Sunday to even their first-round Western Hockey League playoff series at a game apiece. Carter Souch Read More »

BCHL Final 4 ready to roll

  March 26, 2019 by Jesse Adams THE FINAL FOUR TEAMS ARE SET IN THE BCHL PLAYOFFS WITH A SPOT IN THE FRED PAGE CUP FINAL ON THE LINE After a pair of Game 7s last night, the final four teams in the BCHL Playoffs are set as the Prince George Spruce Kings will play Read More »

BCHL Vipers Latta scores 2 to oust Smokies in Game 7

  March 26, 2019 Vernon, BC:  Josh Latta scored twice and Aidan Porter stopped 17 shots as the Vernon Vipers downed the visiting Trail Smoke Eaters, 5-2 last night to advance to the BCHL Fred Page Cup Championship series. In the first Game 7 played at Kal Tire Place in nearly nine years, the city Read More »

BCHL Grizzlies take down Kings in Game 7

    by Brian Drewry / Times Colonist March 25, 2019 The two Victoria Grizzlies with the most Game 7 experience showed everyone how it’s done Monday night in front of 1,992 boisterous fans at The Q Centre. And now the Grizzlies have a ticket to the B.C. Hockey League’s final four. Third-year Grizzlies Carter Read More »

PJHL Finals – NV Wolf Pack win it in 4 straight

      March 21, 2019 The North Vancouver Wolf Pack are PJHL league and playoff Champions, after downing the Langley Trappers in four games straight last night in Langley. Two home ice wins  The series started off in North Vancouver last Friday night, with a 4-0 shut out win on home ice at Harry Read More »

PJHL Finals Set – Wolf Pack vs Trappers

        March 12, 2019 The Championship matchup is now set for the PJHL. Game 1 will go at 7:00 PM Friday night at Harry Jerome in North Vancouver, as the home town Wolf Pack host the Langley Trappers. The visiting Langley Trappers came from behind to defeat the #2 ranked Delta Ice Read More »