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Four North Van D-men crack NHL mid-terms

          January 22, 2019 Four North Vancouver d-men have cracked the NHL mid-term rankings for North American skaters, in advance of the 2019 NHL draft. Gianni Fairbrother (9.30.00), a sophomore with the Everett Silvertips, is ranked #85. Fairbrother is posting 6G-24 points for the Tips, on the coat-tails of another North Read More »

40 invited to World Junior Showcase in Kamloops

  July 4, 2018 Hockey Canada, Calgary – For 40 of Canada’s top junior hockey players (see roster below), the quest to fulfill their dream to represent Canada at the 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship – being hosted in Vancouver and Victoria this December – is well underway as they have received official invites to wear Read More »

WJC Playmakers – Ron Toigo, Barry Petrachenko

July 5, 2018 by Jessica Gowans The 2019 World Junior Championships are being hosted by Victoria and Vancouver this year. In a recent interview, the host committee co-chairs talk about bringing the World Juniors to British Columbia, helping celebrate 100 years of B.C. Hockey, and what the tournament will mean to minor hockey. Leading in Read More »

Jersey Day – April 12, 2018

  April 12, 2018 CBC News, with files from Canadian Press From celebrities to premiers to hockey moms in B.C., Canadians wore hockey jerseys on Thursday in a show of solidarity with the victims and survivors of a Saskatchewan bus crash that killed 16 people. Jersey Day, as it has been dubbed, was organized by Read More »

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 »

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 »

Hart ties WHL all-time shutout record

  February 11, 2018 by Robert Murray The incredible Western Hockey League career of Everett Silvertips goaltender Carter Hart took another step forward Saturday. Hart stopped all 23 shots by the visiting Vancouver Giants to secure the 5-0 victory, tying the WHL’s all-time shutout record held by Vancouver Giants goaltender Tyson Sexsmith. It was an ironic win of sorts as Hart Read More »

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 »

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 »

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 »