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BCHL – Surrey Eagles win game 6 and 7 vs Chilliwack

  March 8, 2020 Team Captain Darwin Schandor scored twice to lead the Surrey Eagles to an exciting game 7 victory vs Chilliwack Chiefs Sunday night in Chilliwack. It was the first road win in the series – Surrey will now advance to face the #1 Coquitlam Express in the second round. Schandor scored once Read More »

WHL – Oil Kings on cusp of clinching conference title

March 7, 2020 by Robert Murray In a 10-game schedule of action in the Western Hockey League Friday two more teams clinched spots for the 2020 WHL Playoffs, with the Saskatoon Blades and Kelowna Rockets each securing spots thanks to victories. Manitoban teams thrived in Saskatchewan as the Brandon Wheat Kings won in Prince Albert Read More »

WHL – Kelowna Rockets Clinch Playoff Spot

  March 7, 2020 The Kelowna Rockets are the 15th Western Hockey League team to secure a spot in the 2020 WHL Playoffs following a 6-0 win over the Seattle Thunderbirds Friday night at Prospera Place. With the victory, the Rockets improved to 28-27-3-3 on the season through 61 games, giving them 62 points. The Read More »

BCHL – Playoff Update – Round 1 complete

    March 7, 2020 Surrey Eagles downed Chilliwack Chiefs, in games 6 and 7, after being shut out 3-0 in game 5 on Thursday to advance through to the second round of the playoffs – the last team to get through The Eagles will now play the Coquitlam Express, who swept Langley – one of four Read More »

BCHL – Express sweep Rivermen

      March 5, 2020 Coquitlam Express – 5 Langley Rivermen – 4 Massimo Rizzo scored twice and Will Margel chipped in with three assists as the Coquitlam Express outlasted the Langley Rivermen 5-4 Wednesday night to complete their first-round series sweep and advance to Round 2 of the BCHL Playoffs. Coquitlam’s Connor Gregga Read More »

BCHLers at top of NCAA National Award Winners

March 6, 2020 Another week, another award for Victoria Grizzlies alum Alex Newhook, but this time on a national scale. Plus, Alberni Valley Bulldogs grad Keaton Mastrodonato gets his name on a pair of conference awards and two other BC natives are recognized for the second time this year.   National Player of the Month/Rookie Read More »

BCHL – Vees take out WK in 5 with OT winner

  March 4, 2020     Penticton Vees – 5 West Kelowna Warriors – 4 (OT) The Penticton Vees are moving on to the second round thanks to late-game heroics from Carson Kosobud and Jackson Niedermayer as they beat the West Kelowna Warriors 5-4 in overtime to take the series in five games. West Kelowna Read More »

BCHL – Cowichan Valley eliminate Powell River in 5

  March 6, 2020 Cowichan Valley Capitals – 2 Powell River Kings – 1 (OT) Matthew Crasa’s fourth of the playoffs tied the game in the final minute and Luc Wilson’s power-play goal in overtime clinched the series as the Cowichan Valley Capitals beat the Powell River Kings 2-1 to win their opening-round series in Read More »

BCHL – Clippers take Bulldogs in 4 Straight

March 5, 2020 Nanaimo Clippers – 2 Alberni Valley Bulldogs – 1 Jordan Naylor made 34 saves, Ethan Scardina had a goal and an assist and Tim Washe’s second of the postseason stood up as the series-winning goal as the Nanaimo Clippers came back to beat the Alberni Valley Bulldogs 2-1 in Game 4 to Read More »

BCHL – Chiefs push Eagles to the Brink

March 5, 2020 by Vanni De Bartolo, Chilliwack Chiefs Play-by-Play broadcaster Brett Willits scored two goals and added one assist and Mathieu Caron notched his second shutout of the series stopping all 28 shots faced as the Chilliwack Chiefs beat the Surrey Eagles 3-0 Thursday night at the Chilliwack Coliseum. Chilliwack now leads the best-of-seven Read More »

BCHL – Playoff Game Recaps

    March 1, 2020 Cowichan up 2-0 Cowichan Valley Capitals – 7 Powell River Kings – 6 (OT) Primo Self had a hat trick and Brady Lynn registered a two-point night, including the game-winning goal with just over six to play in the first overtime period as the Cowichan Valley Capitals outlasted the Powell Read More »

U-Sask Huskies down UBC T-birds, but big prize still out there

    March 1, 2020 “It was pretty surreal how crazy the fans were tonight to give us energy and push us through today.” by Darren Zary, Saskatoon StarPhoenix They put up a sign at Merlis Belsher Place saying “Sold Out.” The banner, a few hours later, would declare its hockey residents “Canada West men’s Read More »

Giants Wrap Up Weekend With a 4-1 Loss to the Victoria Royals

The Vancouver Giants (32-22-3-2) earned four of six possible points this weekend against Victoria. Sunday afternoon the Victoria Royals (31-23-5-2) earned a 4-1 victory over the Vancouver Giants in the third game of a three-in-three weekend. Brandon Cutler led the Royals with a goal and two assists while goaltender Adam Evanoff stopped 33 of Vancouver’s Read More »

Scottie Upshall hangs ’em up

  February 24, 2020 By Robert Murray Scottie Upshall has announced his retirement from professional hockey. The Fort McMurray, Alberta product most recently appeared in the National Hockey League for the St. Louis Blues. This season, Upshall had taken his talents to Europe, playing in Switzerland’s National League with HC Ambri-Piotta. After playing for his hometown Read More »

BCHL – Playoff Matchups Set, Final Scoring stats

  February 24, 2020 The BCHL regular season wrapped up over the weekend, and the matchups are all set for the 2019-20 Shaw BCHL Playoffs. The first round will consist of eight best-of-seven series in the Interior, Island and Mainland Divisions. Teams have the option to choose a 2-2-1-1-1 format or a 2-3-2 based on Read More »

WHL – Giants win streak ends at 11

  February 24, 2020 For the first time in a span of 12 games, the Vancouver Giants lost a hockey game. Saturday night in front of nearly 8000-strong in Everett, WA the Giants (30-21-3-2) dropped a 2-1 decision to the Everett Silvertips (39-12-3-1). Gage Concalves’ power play goal late in the third period broke up Read More »

WHL – Giants win streak now at 10

  February 17, 2020 With three wins over the holiday weekend, the Vancouver Giants have extended their winning streak to 10, and are now just one point back of second place Victoria Royals in the BC Division. Their most recent win was 3-2 Monday afternoon decision in a testy rematch at home vs the Seattle Read More »

WHL – BC #1 Blazers win Wild One 7-6 OT

  February 17, 2020 Kamloops Blazer’s Logan Stankoven had two goals and two assists and Kyrell Sopotyk had three goals in a 7-6 overtime win at home Monday afternoon, over the Victoria Royals. Orrin Centazzo scored the overtime winner as the Blazers improved to 35-16-3-1 on the season and lead the B.C. Division by 10 Read More »

PJHL – North Van Wolf Pack set regular season record, 40-3-1

February 17, 2020 The first round of the Pacific Junior Hockey League playoffs are now underway. The Tom Shaw Conference quarter-finals are being played between #1 North Van and #4 White Rock, and #2 Richmond Sockeyes and #3 Grandview Steelers. In the Harold Brittain Conference, it’s #1 Langley Trappers vs #4 Mission Outlaws, and #2 Read More »

BCHL – Kent Johnson hits 100 point mark in WK

  February 17, 2020 by Wayne Moore, Castanet Kent Johnson and his Trail Smoke Eaters teammates were just too much for the West Kelowna Warriors Monday afternoon. A consensus first round pick in the 2021 NHL draft, Johnson, a Port Moody native, had three assists while linemate Owen Ozar scored twice as the Smokies up-ended Read More »

BCHL – Express down Smokies 5-2 in Trail

  February 16, 2020 by Eddie Gregory Massimo Rizzo scored twice and added an assist as the Coquitlam Express picked up their 45th win of the season with a 5-2 road win Saturday vs the Trail Smoke Eaters. The team had clinched first place the night before with a 5-3 win in Penticton. https://bchl.ca/stats/game-summary/9643 The Read More »

BCHL – Coquitlam Express clinch #1 Seed

  February 16, 2020 by Eddie Gregory For the first time in franchise history, the Coquitlam Express will finish with the top record in the BCHL, after posting a 3-2 road win over the Penticton Vees at the South Okanagan Events Centre in Penticton, on Friday night. https://bchl.ca/stats/game-summary/9633 The Express secured the record, while Penticton Read More »

BCHL – Express stymied by NCAA school admission rules

    February 17, 2020 The Coquitlam Express have announced that their leading goal-tender, Clay Stevenson, played his final junior hockey game Friday night in Penticton. The team also made a statement to clarify the situation regarding his NCAA commitment and eligibility to play junior hockey after his 21st birthday. “Clay’s performance this season helped Read More »

WHL – Giants win 7th straight

  February 14, 2020 With another strong performance last weekend, followed up by a win Wednesday, the Vancouver Giants stretched their BC Division lead to six points over the top Western Conference Wildcard Kelowna Rockets, who have been rattled with a series of injuries to key players. On Saturday, the Giants defeated the struggling Prince Read More »

Canucks Babych and Lumme to Kitimat for BCHL Road Show

  February 10, 2020 The BCHL and LNG Canada have teamed up with the Vancouver Canucks Alumni for a Road Show event in Kitimat, this coming weekend. The Road Show will feature the defending Fred Page Cup Champion Prince George Spruce Kings and their Mainland Division rivals the Langley Rivermen playing a pair of games Read More »

Coquitlam’s Rizzo looking forward to next steps

  February 3, 2020 Coquitlam Express forward Massimo Rizzo is coming off the most frustrating year of his young career. Last year, 2018-19, was his draft year, but he spent the majority of it rehabbing major injuries. “Everybody wants to get drafted and play in the NHL,” said Rizzo. “It was pretty frustrating, having to Read More »

BCHL – New team, two conferences for 2020-21

  February 3, 2020 The BCHL will be changing shape next season, after the BCHL Board of Governors approved a new configuration at its semi-annual meeting on January 23. Realignment With the expansion Cranbrook Bucks beginning their inaugural campaign next year, the Board voted in favour of changing to a two-conference system with nine teams Read More »

BCHL – update – Coquitlam, Penticton, Nanaimo still leading

      January 28, 2020 The BCHL is nearing the end of the 58 game regular season – a couple of teams have already completed 50 games. Here’s a quick overview of current standings, scoring leaders and top goalies.   The Coquitlam Express, continue to lead the league, but now by a much thinner margin Read More »

Rockets win 3 of possible 6 pts on weekend

      January 28, 2020 By Travis Lowe, Global News The Kelowna Rockets managed to squeak out a 3-2 overtime victory against the Seattle Thunderbirds at Prospera Place on Friday night. Former T-Birds captain and now-Rocket Matthew Wedman provided the overtime heroics, scoring the winning goal. On Saturday night, the team headed down to Read More »