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Matilla advocacy earns Top 40 under 40 nomination

  Originally published December 27, 2017 by Steve MacNaull, The Daily Courier Myles Mattila didn’t have to choose between higher education and high-calibre hockey. “I knew I wanted to get a business degree, but I still wanted to play at the highest level of hockey I could,” said the 18-year-old. “I’m lucky I’m able to Read More »

You are not alone – Corey Hirsch

  January 25, 2018 Corey Hirsch, courtesy The Players Tribune Honestly, I was prepared to never work in hockey again. When I went public with my story about struggling with obsessive-compulsive disorder and depression last year, I was terrified that people wouldn’t understand. I was worried that no one would want to hire me ever Read More »

2017 Distinguished Honourees of the Order of Hockey in Canada Announced

February 8, 2017 SASKATOON, Sask. – Hockey Canada has announced that three legends of the game are being recognized for their outstanding contributions or service to the growth and development of the sport of hockey in Canada as part of the 2017 class of the Order of Hockey in Canada.   Scotty Bowman (Verdun, Que.), Murray Costello Read More »

NV Storm Win Juvenile Gold at Provincials

    March 21, 2016 The North Vancouver Juvenile A1 Storm are the 2016 BC Juvenile 1 Provincial Champions, after downing host Ridge Meadows Moose, 8-3, in front of over 400 spectators at Planet Ice in Maple Ridge, on Sunday, March 20. North Vancouver had opened up their 4-0-1 run to the final with a Read More »

NVMHA Storm rep teams – final playoff updates

March 12, 2016 With the season coming to a close, here’s a look at how NVMHA Storm playoff teams performed in both the Final 4 and the President series. This is accompanied by each team’s record from regular season action. Final 4 Results The Midget Storm A1 upset #1 Cloverdale A1 to earn a spot in the Read More »

NVMHA Storm rep team playoff updates

March 5, 2016 As the season winds down, here’s a look at how NVMHA Storm playoff teams are doing, and how the regular season finished for teams that have already wrapped up. Final 4 Results The Midget Storm A1 upset #1 Cloverdale A1 to earn a spot in the Tier 1 Final Four. But the team Read More »

NVMHA Storm rep team playoff update

February 26, 2016 Here’s another update on the progress of the North Van Storm rep teams throughout the playoffs, from Atom through Juvenile. This update will focus on the teams still in provincial medal playoff contention, and also touch on the teams now competing in the President Series. Currently, there are six NV teams still Read More »

NVMHA Storm rep team playoff updates

  February 19, 2016 Here’s an update of regular season standings and playoff match-ups for all North Van Storm rep teams, from Atom through to Juvenile. As this point in the playoffs, several teams have been eliminated from provincial medal contention, and have moved to the President Series, while three have moved on to Final Four, and three others are still battling Read More »

NVMHA Storm ALL rep team playoff updates

February 9, 2016   This is an updated list of the regular season results and playoff match-ups for every North Van Storm rep team, from Atom all the way up to Juvenile. In this update, you can see some of the early playoff results for a few teams in the younger divisions. In addition, the Read More »

NVMHA Storm ALL rep team playoff match-ups

February 3, 2016 With all PCAHA teams now finished the regular season, playoffs are gearing up. Here’s a look at where each of the 16 North Van Storm rep team finished up, and who they’re matching up with in the first round of playoffs. Matchups are shown by age division and Tier (Tier is a BC Hockey designation, based Read More »

North Van Juvenile Storm Update

January 25, 2016 Flight 1 – Juvenile Storm A1 – tough schedule to start January After a tie and a win to start the New Year, the Storm A1 have suffered three straight losses. The team has faced an extremely tough schedule in January thus far, as their five games have been the top five Read More »

North Van Coaches vs RCMP Charity Game Jan 31

  January 24, 2016   The North Vancouver Minor Hockey Association is calling on all North Shore residents to come on out to Harry Jerome Arena at 2:00 pm Sunday, January 31, to cheer on NVMHA Coaches vs NV RCMP in a charity game in support of COPS of Cancer. The association is asking all teams in Read More »

North Van Juvenile Storm underway in new year

Both rep North Van Juvenile Storm teams began 2016 play in very different situations. The Storm A1 were looking to build off a strong 8-3-1 start, while the Storm A2 were hoping to turn the tides after a 2-9-1 start. Juvenile Storm A1 – five of six possible points to start 2016 After the first Read More »

Bryan Trottier – hey kid, be tough, hang in there

    Kid, I’m from the future. I’m you, 50 years from now. You’re looking at me like, “You? The guy with the mustache and all the scars? What the heck happened to me?” Well … The disco era. That will inspire the mustache. 18 seasons in the NHL. That will give you the scars. Read More »

North Van Juvenile Storm Update

The two North Van Juvenile Storm rep teams have finished their placement round and are starting league play this week. Schedules have been released and are posted under each team below. The Juvenile A division is contracting from three Flights to two this year, with 12 teams in Flight 1 and seven in Flight 2. Here’s Read More »

North Van Juvenile Storm Update

North Vancouver is icing two Juvenile Storm rep teams again this year. Juvenile is the final bracket in minor hockey, with players generally 18-20 years of age, who have graduated from high school and midget hockey. Here’s a look at how the A1 and A2 teams fared last season and how they’ve performed so far Read More »

Hockey Canada Rule Changes re Major and Match Penalties

Players and coaches need to be aware of the increased accumulations for the 2015 – 2016 season.  Please be sure to read and understand the changes to the the Suspension Guideline. Please note** The new rules and regulations are set in place by Hockey Canada.  It is your local association’s job to enforce these rules and ensure fair play is Read More »

Demystifying NCAA scholarship – 10 things to know

  September 3, 2015 The NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) path has been an option for top Canadian hockey players for decades, but many misconceptions still surround the process. Most fans and young players know that a Western Hockey League signing makes a player ineligible for an NCAA scholarship, as the NCAA considers the WHL Read More »

Coaches – Your Birthdays now required !

  August 25, 2015 A memo circulated by BC Hockey today reports that the Coaching Association of Canada has requested that all coaches update their date of birth within “The Locker” database. Not doing so will mean coach certification updates will not appear on a coach transcript. The NCCP Locker is a Canada-wide database which Read More »

North Van Juvenile A1 win League Banner

      The North Vancouver Juvenile A1s celebrate a successful 2014-2015 season by winning the Flight 2 league banner, after posting a 12-4-2 regular season record, and an impressive 103 GF vs 50 GA. Chilliwack finished second with a 10-2-6 record, while Seafair was third at 7-4-7. The team were bumped out of Tier Read More »

Wondering about PCAHA tie breaker rules?

        If you’ve been wondering how PCAHA determines final standings in case of a tie, here’s the Full Monty.   PCAHA RULES & REGULATIONS – SECTION M(2) PCAHA TIEBREAKER RULE 2. Standings will be determined as follows: (a)  Most points obtained. (b)  If two or more teams are tied for any position, Read More »

Wondering where Provincials are?

  Jan 4, 2014 As the BC minor hockey community gears up for the stretch run of the 2013-14 season, teams in contention for a solid playoff run will be thinking about “going to provincials”. Here’s where the provincial champions will be hosted for this year:   Pee Wee Tier 1 – March 16-21, 2014 Read More »

North Van Juvenile Report – Week One

          Nov 17, 2013   North Van Juvenile A1 North Vancouver is one of the few associations in the Lower Mainland to ice two teams in this 18-19 year old division.  This year both the A1 (Group 1) and A2 (Group 3) teams could be in tough after posting 2-5-1 and Read More »

North Van in tight at A1, own rivals at A3-4: Midget Report

          Nov 5, 2013 After an exceptional year in Midget A1 last year, where the Storm finished first in the Lower Mainland with an 11-4-3 record, the team has faced tougher sledding so far this year. Although the team finished in a seemingly uninspiring 5th place after 8 games, with an Read More »

North Van mid-pack in Placement – Bantam Report

          Nov 5, 2013 For North Vancouver Bantam rep teams this year, placement results were mixed, with the top two teams finishing 5th and 8th respectively in Flights 3 and 5.  The Bantam A1s will likely remain in Flight 3, and be competitive there, as teams above them are likely to move Read More »

Juvenile Retention at North Vancouver Minor

August 24, 2013 – Compared to Midget hockey, there is significant drop-off in the number of associations that offer minor hockey to 18-2o year old players. With about 30 associations fielding teams at the Midget rep level, that number decreases to 15 teams at the Juvenile rep level. For players not moving on to Junior Read More »