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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 – 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 »

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 »

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 – 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 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 »

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 »

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 »

BCHL Spruce Kings win Doyle Cup, with 4-2 win over AJHL Bandits

      May 5, 2019 by Brendan Pawliw, MyPrinceGeorgeNow.com The Prince George Spruce Kings magical season took another turn for the good on Saturday. After trailing 2-1 heading into the third period against the Brooks Bandits, the BCHL’s Fred Page Cup champs potted three goals in the final twenty minutes, claiming the franchise’s first Read More »

A closer look at the BC WHL Bantam Draft picks

      May 3, 2019 Here’s a closer look at the BC picks from yesterday’s WHL Bantam Draft, held in Red Deer. As has been the case for the past several years, players from BC’s CSSHL programs dominated the 60 BC player selections in this year’s WHL Bantam Draft, with 46 in total, including Read More »

Spruce Kings even series on home ice, defeat Bandits 3-1

    May 1, 2019 The friendly confines of the Rolling Mix Concrete Arena seemed to be enough to give the Prince George Spruce Kings a boost. Trailing 2-1 in the first three games in the Doyle Cup to the Brooks Bandits, the Spruce Kings put forth a gutsy effort posting a 3-1 win in front Read More »

CSSHL sets record with 85 WHL Bantam Draft picks

      May 2, 2019 It was a record setting day for the Canadian Sport School Hockey League at the 2019 WHL Bantam Draft as 85 student athletes from the 2018-19 season were selected. The 85 selections breaks the previous record of 81, which was set last year. In total, 13 CSSHL student athletes Read More »