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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 »

BCHL Playoffs – Powell River hangs on with Game 3 OT win

    April 2, 2018 Ben Berard scored his third overtime game-winning goals of the playoffs, lifting the Powell River Kings to an extremely important 3-2 home win over the Prince George Spruce Kings. Prince George now leads the best-of-seven series 2-1. The home side got off to the start they wanted, getting goals 14 Read More »

WHL – Victoria Royals force game 7 with Giants

  April 2, 2018 Langley, BC – The Victoria Royals’ Noah Gregor recorded the game-winning goal in a 4-3 overtime victory over the Vancouver Giants to force Game 7 that goes Tuesday at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. Game Summary Gamesheet – https://bit.ly/2uFWWSm Scoring: Royals – Matthew Phillips 2g-2a, Noah Gregor 1g-2a (Game Winner), Dante Hannoun Read More »

Kelowna Rockets Playoffs – drop game two, 9-7

  March 24, 2018 by Kevin Bains The Kelowna Rockets fell 9-7 to Tri-City in game two of round one of the 2018 WHL Playoffs at Prospera Place Saturday. Nolan Yaremko slashed Dillon Dube off the opening draw to give the Rockets an early power play, and after being shutout in game one, the Rockets Read More »

BCHL Semi-final Matchups Set

  March 26, 2018 The semi-final matchups of the BCHL Championship playoffs are now set. The Trail Smoke Eaters downed the #1 seed Penticton Vees 4-2 Monday in Penticton to take the series in seven games. Trail will now face the Wenatchee Wild in the Interior series playoff. Wenatchee downed Vernon in six to advance, Read More »

BCHL Weekend Recap – Round 2 Underway

      March 18, 2016 Round 2 of the BCHL playoffs got started this weekend, with four matchups underway – in the Mainland Division, Island Division, and two in the Interior Division.   Mainland Division Surrey Eagles at Prince George Spruce Kings, Even 1-1 Game 2: 3-2 Surrey win Mario Cavaliere made 46 saves Read More »

WHL Roundup: Royals keep Div title alive

    March 12, 2018 by Robert Murray Prince George Cougars (3) at Victoria Royals (4)  Prince George (23-37-5-4) // Victoria Royals (39-25-4-2) The Victoria Royals kept their B.C. Division title hopes alive Sunday afternoon at home with a 4-3 win over their Prince George Cougars, earning the Royals their 20th one-goal victory of the season. Royals Read More »

BCHL Weekend Recap – Round 2 Set

  March 12, 2016 The top 4 teams from the Interior all closed out the first round of their playoffs this last week, with sweeps. On the weekend, Surrey Eagles finished Langley Rivermen in six, Powell River advanced vs Nanaimo in six, and Prince George Spruce Kings completed their come back from a 3-0 series Read More »

Giants Sign 2000-Born Import Forward Yannik Valenti

  March 8, 2018 Vancouver Giants General Manager Glen Hanlon announced today that 2000-born forward Yannik Valenti (Bad Tolz, GER) has signed a Standard Western Hockey League Player Agreement with the Giants for the 2018-19 season. Originally selected by the Giants in the second round (66th overall) of the 2017 CHL Import Draft, Valenti checks Read More »

Rockets prepped for home and home weekend with Blazers

  March 8, 2018 by Kevin Bain The Kelowna Rocket get set to take on the Kamloops Blazers on Friday night in Kamloops before coming home to face the Blazers when the WHL Suits Up with Don Cherry to promote Organ Donation. Falling last night to the Giants 4-3 in overtime marked the fifth consecutive Read More »

BCHL Recap – March 8

  March 9, 2016 The top 4 teams from the Interior all closed out the first round of their playoffs this week, with sweeps. The Penticton Vees downed Coquitlam Express, outscoring them 20-6. Taylor Ward leads the Vees playoff offence, with 4G-3A. Scores were 2-1, 9-2 at Penticton, and 7-2, 2-1 at Coquitlam. Vernon eliminated Read More »

WHL Roundup: Hughes holds off Americans as T-Birds move closer to playoff spot

    March 7, 2018 by Robert Murray Portland Winterhawks (4) at Prince George Cougars (3)  Portland (41-20-1-4) // Prince George (23-35-4-4) It was productive return to Prince George for Dennis Cholowski (Detroit Red Wings) and Portland Winterhawks as each of them picked up a pair of points in a 4-3 win over the Prince George Cougars Tuesday evening. Read More »

BCHL Recap – March 6

  March 6, 2016 Vernon Vipers, 4-2 vs Salmon Arm Silverbacks, Vipers up 3-0 Derek Brown continued his fine postseason for the Vernon Vipers with two goals in a 4-2 road win over the Salmon Arm Silverbacks that puts Vernon up 3-0 in the series. Just 12 seconds into the game, Brown opened the scoring Read More »

Vees only BCHL team in CJHL Top 20 ??

    March 5, 2018 CALGARY – A run of 24 consecutive victories to wrap-up their regular season has helped the Okotoks Oilers (AJHL) secure the No. 1 listing in the final Canadian Junior Hockey League Top 20 rankings for 2017-18.  The surging Oilers surpassed the Carleton Place Canadians (CCHL) for top spot, who dipped Read More »

BCHL Recap – March 5

    March 5, 2016 Langley down Surrey 2-1, trail series 2-1 Braedon Fleming stopped 26 of 27 shots and Brendan Budy scored a late go-ahead goal as the Langley Rivermen beat the Surrey Eagles 2-1 to get their first win of the series. Langley’s Eric Butte opened the scoring less than five minutes into Read More »

Ty Ronning signs with NYR

Having honed his game with the best of the West, Vancouver Giants forward Ty Ronning is now looking to become the beast of the East. In the midst of a record-breaking campaign, Ronning took a step towards realizing his professional hockey dreams Monday, signing a three-year entry-level contract with the New York Rangers. Drafted by Read More »

Royals downed 3-2 by Winterhawks

  February 24, 2018 Victoria, BC – The Victoria Royals fell 3-2 to the Portland Winterhawks, at the Save-On-Foods Centre, on Pink in the Rink Night, Saturday, February 24. Game Summary Gamesheet – http://bit.ly/2F58FxN Scoring: Royals – Noah Gregor 2g-0a, Dante Hannoun 0g-2a, Tyler Soy 0g-1a, Igor Martynov 0g-1a. Portland – Cody Glass 1g-2a (Game Read More »

BCHL wraps up regular season, Vees first overall

      February 24, 2018 The BCHL’s 58 game regular season wrapped up Sunday. All teams are now advancing to the playoffs with the exception of the Cowichan Valley Capitals, who struggled through a 10-41-5-2 season, finishing 16 points back of the 4th place Alberti Valley Bulldogs in the Island Conference. The Penticton Vees finished Read More »

Kelowna Rockets clinch playoffs for 11th consecutive season

  February 25, 2018 by Kevin Bain With a 6-5 win over the Kamloops Blazers on Saturday night, the Kelowna Rockets clinched a playoff position for the 11th consecutive season, bring their total post season appearances to 26 out of a possible 27. The Rockets are in first place in the B.C. Division with a Read More »

Rockets down Cougars, lead BC division, 2nd overall

  February 20, 2018 by Kevin Bain The Kelowna Rockets defeated the Prince George Cougars 6-5 on Tuesday night at Prospera Place. Dillon Dube(28) got things started early for Kelowna scoring just 49 seconds into the first frame. Then at 5:04 Carsen Twarynski extended his team lead in goals roofing a shot on the power Read More »

Kelowna Rockets, where are they now

  Tyson Baillie February 21, 2018 Here’s a look at where a few of recent grads of the Kelowna Rockets are playing now. Tyson Baillie is currently in his second season as a member of the University of Alberta Golden Bears of the CIS. Last season, Baillie played in 28 games for U of A Read More »

Bellerive WHL Player of the Week

      February 20, 2018 Calgary – Lethbridge Hurricanes captain Jordy Bellerive has been named WHL On the Run Player of the Week for the week ending February 18, 2018, the league announced Tuesday. Bellerive, a signed prospect of the Pittsburgh Penguins, registered 10 points (5G-5A) and a plus-six rating in five games as Read More »

BCHL announce Award Finalists

      February 21, 2018 After stage one of voting by the league’s head coaches, a finalist has been named from each division for the BCHL’s annual awards. For the first time in league history, the Goaltending Award is being voted on. Prior to this season, it simply went to the goalie with the Read More »