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BCHL Update

  September 17, 2017 Here’s a quick look at the early standings in the BCHL after the first two weeks of play, along with the Top 20 scoring leaders and goalies. Reflecting the growing Eastern Canadian and American flavor of the league, three of the top five scoring leaders are from Quebec, and eight of Read More »

PJHL Update

September 17, 2017 Here’s a quick look at the standings in the Pacific Junior Hockey League, along with Top 20 leading scorers and Top 10 goalies, after the first two weeks of regular season play. The two leaders after four games played are the Abbotsford Pilots, leading the Harold Brittain Conference with a 3-1-0-0 record, Read More »

BCHL Weekend Wrap

    September 17, 2018   Seventeen games were played in the BCHL this past weekend, wrapping up week two of the new season. At the end of the weekend, three teams were still undefeated. Leading the pack are the Prince George Spruce Kings with 4 wins, followed by Trail Smoke Eaters with 3 plus Read More »

BCHL Friday Night

    September 15, 2018   Eight games were played last night in the BCHL, in the second weekend of regular season play. Here’s a quick recap of the results:   Coquitlam 3 – Prince George 5 Coquitlam Express (1-2-0-0) vs Prince George Spruce Kings (3-0-0-0) – Rolling Mix Concrete Arena, Prince George. PG remains undefeated Read More »

Q & A with BCHL Vipers new owner John Glen

    September 15, 2017 It was officially announced on September 7 that the sale of the Vernon Vipers franchise from the Wray family to brothers John and Tom Glen was complete. Former owner Duncan Wray passed away unexpectedly last spring at 68 years of age, having owned the Vipers for over 25 years. As Read More »

Winterhawks sign Haydn Delorme

    September 11, 2018 The Portland Winterhawks announced Friday the signing of prospect Haydn Delorme. Delorme, an 18-year-old forward from Port Moody, British Columbia, was originally selected by the Vancouver Giants in the 9th Round of the 2015 WHL Bantam draft. The Hawks invited Delorme to training camp in 2018 as a free agent. Read More »

Three Oil Kings at NHL camps

  September 8, 2018 As the WHL pre-season continues, three Edmonton Oil Kings are currently taking part in NHL camps. Trey Fix-Wolansky: Columbus Blue Jackets (2018, round 7, #204 overall) Brett Kemp: Vegas Golden Nights (Invite) Wyatt McLeod: Pittsburgh Penguins (Invite)   Read More »

BCHL Opening Weekend – PG, Wild, Riv, AV start with 2Ws

  September 9, 2018 The BCHL kicked off the 2018-2019 season Friday, with seven games, and another seven on Saturday; including back to back series in Prince George, West Kelowna and Trail.  A single game Sunday wrapped the opening weekend, in Nanaimo. At the end of the weekend, four teams had opened with a pair Read More »

BCHL extinguishes fire in WK . . . Grimwood back as GM/head coach

      West Kelowna Warriors owner Kim Dobranski holds news conference and announces he has re-instated coach Geoff Grimwood after letting him go. Makes brief statement but refuses to take media questions. @GlobalOkanaganpic.twitter.com/v1cv3UMxpr — Klaudia Van Emmerik (@KlaudiaGlobal) September 6, 2018   September 7, 2018 by Gregg Drinnan, www.greggdrinnan.com Here’s hoping that the circus pulled 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 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 »

Six Giants attending NHL Rookie Camps

September 5, 2018 Another Vancouver Giant is heading to an NHL camp ahead of the 2018-19 season. 1999-born defenceman Dylan Plouffe (Sherwood Park, AB) will be competing for the Arizona Coyotes in the Vegas pre-season tournament beginning on Saturday, September 8th and running through the 11th. FULL COYOTES CAMP ROSTER Originally selected by the Giants Read More »

Broncos bolster blue line with addition of Pouliot from Rebels

September 4, 2018 By Robert Murray The Red Deer Rebels completed their second trade of the day Tuesday, sending 18-year-old defenceman Sam Pouliot to the Swift Current Broncos. In return, the Rebels have received a conditional 10th round draft pick in the 2020 Western Hockey League Bantam Draft. Pouliot comes to the Broncos after playing 16 Read More »

League to honor Humboldt Broncos

    September 2, 2018 CALGARY, Alta. – The Canadian Junior Hockey League, in conjunction with the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League and the other nine Jr. A leagues that comprise the CJHL, announced Saturday details of a special banner that will be presented and unveiled at upcoming regular season home games for each if its 133 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 »

Don Hay re-enters the WHL, hired by Portland

  August 28, 2018 By Earl Seitz, CFJC Today KAMLOOPS — When it comes to coaching experience this coming season, no team in the Western Hockey League is going to have more of it than the Portland Winterhawks. On August 20, three months after Don Hay became a victim of the Blazers ownership purge of Read More »

Rockets main camp underway

  August 26, 2018 by Kevin Bain The Kelowna Rockets Main Camp days one and two took place on Saturday and Sunday. 58 players were split into three different squads, with the first team taking the ice at 9:o0 am on Saturday for practice. The other two then faced each other in a scrimmage. Players were then Read More »

McNabb hat-trick closes out Giants camp

August 26, 2018 For a third straight season, Cyle McNabb will have his name etched on the Legends Cup Trophy. Sunday morning in Ladner Team Howe skated to a 4-3 regulation victory over Team Quinn in the annual Legends Cup Game. McNabb paced the Team Howe attack with three goals, two of which came 26 Read More »

BCHL Exhibition Games underway

  August 23, 2018 BCHL teams across the province kicked off their 2018-2019 seasons this week, with main training camps getting underway, along with a series of exhibition games against local rivals, as coaches continue to assess their prospects and fine-tune rosters.   Here are a few highlights from some of last night’s preseason games. Read More »

WHL Season Rewind – Rise of the Rookies

    August 22, 2018 by Austin Friesen As the Western Hockey League’s 22-member clubs prepare for the 2018-19 WHL Regular Season, there is renewed hope among all teams of hoisting the Ed Chynoweth Cup at the conclusion of the 2019 WHL Playoffs. With that in mind, here’s a look back at the outstanding rookies from last Read More »

Castagna brings speed to new Bulldogs lineup

    August 22, 2018 The Alberni Valley Bulldogs Fans got a little taste of what it is like to see Stephen Castagna play as he suited up for five regular season games and four play off games last season, and he made an impression. In nine games he tallied a total of five points, Read More »

Montreal bros joining Grizzlies

      August 22, 2018 by Brian Drewry, courtesy Times Colonist One wears No. 11 and the other No. 12, and that’s about as different as the Campbell brothers are going to get. They were born just 15 months apart but Charles Campbell (left) and younger brother Alex will tell you they’ve been pretty Read More »

Humboldt Broncos board full for first time in years

      August 22, 2018 Over the course of the month of August, the composition of the Humboldt Broncos’ board of directors has underwent a number of changes. After several years of combined service to the organization, Dalyn Graf, Colby Jasken and vice-president Randy MacLean vacated their positions, making way for seven new directors, Read More »

BCHL rebrands social media handles

  August 22, 2018 The BCHL has rebranded all of its social media channels with a new handle – @GoBCHL. This change applies to the league’s Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts, which had previously been @bchllive, @BCHL Live and @realbchl respectively. The ‘bchllive’ tag was established in 2010 when the league was introducing its initial Read More »

Carcillo talks about his brain injuries, sues the NHL

    Former NHL players Daniel Carcillo and Nick Boynton are suing the league, alleging it failed to warn players about the long-term risk of brain damage from fighting. The lawsuit filed June 21, 2018 in U.S. District Court in Minnesota says Boynton and Carcillo continued to play hockey despite head injuries. They now both Read More »

Delta’s Nicholas Wicks secures NCAA future

  August 15, 2018 Main training camps for the coming BCHL season have not yet opened but it wasn’t too early for Merritt Centennials forward Nicholas Wicks to make a big decision about his college hockey future. The native of Delta, B.C. has secured an NCAA Div. I future at the University of Alaska-Anchorage (UAA) Read More »

Over-ager Jaeger White headed to Kootenay

  August 14, 2018 by Robert Murray The Kootenay ICE and Medicine Hat Tigers completed an intra-divisional trade Tuesday, sending 1998-born forward Jaegar White to the ICE in exchange for a conditional draft pick. White should step in and provide an immediate boot to the ICE’s forward core. In 68 games last season, White tallied 34 points Read More »