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Musa leading BCHL Energy Player of the Game ranks

    January 13, 2020 It’s a tight race at the top of the BCHL’s FortisBC Energy Player of the Game rankings. Forward Joseph Musa of the Langley Rivermen, a native of Orange Park, Florida, with 7 notches, is one game up on three others – Brandan Dent (F, Nanaimo Clippers, Prince George), Logan Terness Read More »

BCHL grads in NCAA Spotlight this week

  January 8, 2020 NCAA conferences handed out weekly and monthly awards this week and the BCHL was well-represented as 10 former players from the league were honoured. ECAC Rookie of the Week Ethan Leyh – Freshman – Quinnipiac University (Langley Rivermen) Leyh played a key role for the Bobcats this weekend, as they extend Read More »

Top 200 NA skaters – NHL Central Scouting midterms

    January 13, 2020 NHL Central Scouting today released its midterm 2020 NHL Draft rankings. Here’s the Top 200 North American skaters listed. R Skater Ht Wt Pos Current Team League 1 LAFRENIERE, ALEXIS 6′ 1″ 196 LW RIMOUSKI QMJHL 2 BYFIELD, QUINTON 6′ 4″ 215 C SUDBURY OHL 3 DRYSDALE, JAMIE 5′ 11″ Read More »

51 WHL players crack NHL Central Scouting midterms

  January 13, 2020 NHL Central Scouting’s midterm rankings for the 2020 NHL Draft includes 51 WHL players. Nine WHL skaters cracked the top 30 North Americans. Four WHL goalies were listed in the top 10 North American goaltenders. The top ranked WHL skater, at #7 is defenceman Kaiden Guhle (Prince Albert Raiders / Sherwood Read More »

Top 200 NA skaters – by league and country

    January 13, 2020 NHL Central Scouting today released its midterm 2020 NHL Draft rankings. Here’s an overview of the Top 200 North American skaters (no goalies), by country/league. In summary, players toiling in Canadian leagues (which includes some US and European players), make up almost two thirds of the total (64.5%) – 129 Read More »

Jayden Lee named ECAC Rookie of the Week

  January 5, 2020 ECAC Rookie of the Week Jayden Lee – Freshman – Quinnipiac University (Powell River Kings) Lee scored his first-career goal on Saturday night, helping Quinnipiac earn a 3-1 win over Princeton in the front end of a home-and-home series. He also anchored an impressive defensive performance on Sunday while recording a Read More »

Naylor named BCHL Player of the Month

  January 5, 2020 Nanaimo Clippers goaltender Jordan Naylor has been named the FortisBC Player of the Month for the month of December. Naylor led the BCHL with a .940 save percentage in the month and was also tops in goals-against average with a mark of 1.83. His two shutouts were also the most in Read More »

Thrilling WJC Gold Medal for Canada vs Russia

  January 5, 2020 by Andrew Podnieks, IIHF Akil Thomas chased down a loose puck, just reaching it the top of the crease, then cut hard to the left and managed to slide a backhand into the net as he fell, breaking a 3-3 tie at 16:02 of the third and giving Canada a dramatic Read More »

WJC – Finns eliminate USA in QF

  January 2, 2020 by Lucas Aykroyd, IIHF The defending champs are still rolling. Joonas Oden scored in the third period to give Finland a 1-0 win over the U.S. and a berth in the 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship semi-finals. On the power play, Kristian Tanus, Finland’s leading scorer (2+6=8), looked off the U.S. Read More »

Buono named BCHL Player of the Week

  December 23, 2019 Merritt Centennials forward Christian Buono has been named the Subway BCHL Player of the Week for the week ending Dec. 22. The 19-year-old from Burnaby, B.C. tallied five goals and one assist over the Cents’ four games last week. After being held off the scoresheet in Wednesday’s loss to the Powell Read More »

Tips and Winterhawks leading WHL

  November 25, 2019 Here’s how things are looking 24 or so games into the 2019-2020 WHL regular season. In the West, it’s the US Division Everett Silvertips and Portland Winterhawks tied for first place overall, each with 33 points. The Tips have done it in 22 games, the Hawks in 23. The Kamloops Blazers Read More »

WHL – 105 players attending NHL Camps

    September 16, 2019 The Western Hockey League announced last week that 105 WHL players would be attending NHL rookie and training camps in September. All players are eligible to return to the WHL for the 2019-20 season. Of the 105 players attending, 58 were selected in the NHL Draft, including Saskatoon Blades forward Read More »

WHL Preseason comes to a close

  September 16, 2019 The final 15 games of the 2019 Western Hockey League Pre-season are in the books and the start of the 2019-20 WHL Regular Season is now only days away.   Oil Kings sweep away Cougars in Fort St. John The Edmonton Oil Kings and Prince George Cougars closed out their pre-season Read More »

BCHL – Glasman Player of the Week

    September 16, 2019   Powell River Kings forward Levi Glasman has been named the BCHL Player of the Week for the week ending September 15, the league announced Monday. The three-year BCHL veteran scored four goals and added three assists in his team’s two wins over the weekend to give him a league-high Read More »

WHL Headlines – outdoor – enshrined – Puutio – Peg – Donlevy

  September 6, 2019 A new season is just around the corner, and with exhibition action already underway, here are some of the latest headlines from around the Western Hockey League:   Taking it outside The 2019-20 season will see the Calgary Hitmen and Regina Pats square off in some old fashioned outdoor shinny as part of Read More »

BCHL introduces new events, rule changes

  September 6, 2019 Ahead of tonight’s slate of six regular season openers, the league has recently announced some new initiatives, events, and rule changes that should attract more fans to the rinks. “The main pillars of the BCHL are player safety and speed and skill, but we also want to emphasize community involvement and Read More »

BCHL shifts focus to “Modern Hockey”

  September 6, 2019 With opening weekend of the season starting tonight, with six games on tap, the BCHL has announced a new focus for the league moving forward: ‘Modern Hockey’. The new tagline represents a shift in culture for the BCHL as it moves into a more modern style of play and operation at 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 »

Eight BCHL products selected in NHL 2019 Draft

  July 2, 2019 NHL Draft Re-cap – BCHL Players After Alex Newhook was selected 16th overall by the Colorado Avalanche in Round 1, seven more players from the league were chosen in rounds two to seven, on day 2 of the NHL Entry Level Draft in Vancouver, June 29. The eight were the most Read More »

BCHL Spruce Kings fall to Brooks in National final

  May 19, 2019 By Jason La Rose, Hockey Canada Brooks, Alberta – Simon Boyko opened and closed the scoring for the Brooks Bandits, and the hosts rode a three-goal first period to a 4-3 win over the Prince George Spruce Kings on Sunday and a second title at Canada’s National Junior A Championship. The victory Read More »

Loss gives Mooseheads ticket to Championship final

May 22, 2019 by Tony Saxon, Halifax Today HALIFAX – Never have the Halifax Mooseheads celebrated a loss with so much joy. Despite losing 4-3 to the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies Wednesday night in the final round robin game of the Memorial Cup, the Mooseheads advance to Sunday’s championship game thanks to the tournament’s tie-breaking formula. The Read More »

Guelph eliminates PA to prolong WHL drought

Loss is the 13th in a row for western representative at junior championship   May 22, 2019 Kyle Cicerella · The Canadian Press Nick Suzuki put an end to the season for the Prince Albert Raiders, while also giving his Guelph Storm a chance to go directly to the Memorial Cup final. The Montreal Canadiens Read More »

WHL – PA Raiders dream season crashes

  May 22, 2019 By Taylor Rocca Halifax, N.S – A dream season for the Prince Albert Raiders has come to its conclusion. With a 5-2 victory on Tuesday evening, the Guelph Storm eliminated the Western Hockey League champion Raiders from contention at the 2019 Memorial Cup Presented by Kia. After a back-and-forth first period, Read More »

WHL Championship – Giants fall in G7 OT

  May 14, 2019 One of the most memorable, historic seasons of Vancouver Giants hockey ended in heartbreak at 18:25 of overtime in Game 7 Monday night in Prince Albert, SK. Dante Hannoun’s goal late in the first overtime period lifted the Prince Albert Raiders to a 2019 championship victory and a berth in the Read More »

WHL Championship – Raiders win it in OT

      May 14, 2019 by Darren Zary, Saskatoon StarPhoenix PRINCE ALBERT — WHL championship final. Seventh game. Overtime. Does it get much better than this? “Yes it does,” promised Prince Albert Raiders head coach Marc Habscheid. “In about two weeks.” Habscheid and the Raiders are probably just glad this series is finally — Read More »

BCHL Spruce Kings now 2-0 at Nationals

  May 14, 2019 The Prince George Spruce Kings are now 2-0 after a pair of power-play goals Monday night boosted them to a 4-0 shutout win over the Ottawa Jr Senators at the National Junior A Championship in Brooks, Alberta. Nick Poisson got the Spruce Kings on the board in the opening frame, after Read More »

WHL Championship – Giants force Game 7 – tonight in PA

  May 13, 2019 For the Vancouver Giants, there truly is no tomorrow. It all comes down to tonight’s Game 7 in Prince Albert vs the home town Raiders, a team that has posted an almost unbeatable record all season (54-10-2-2, 112 points). But the Giants have been formidable too, especially over the final half Read More »