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Team Report – CSSHL BWC Midget Prep – in tight race for #1

    January 15, 2020 BWC MIDGET PREP Not much has happened yet in the CSSHL Midget Prep league since the Xmas break. BWC has not played a game yet. The team they’re chasing, #1 Northern Alberta, has played one game, losing 3-2 to Rink on Friday, January 10. BWC dropped their final game of Read More »

33 CSSHL players selected in NHL Central Scouting midterms

      January 14, 2020 A total of 33 former Canadian Sport School Hockey League student athletes have landed on NHL Central Scouting’s midterm ranking of the top players eligible for the 2020 NHL Draft. Twenty-eight CSSHL alums are listed on the North American Skaters list, including seventh-ranked Kaiden Guhle, while four former CSSHL Read More »

Mac’s Midget – Cariboo Cougars bumped in semis

  January 1, 2020 Calgary, Alberta After edging BCMML rival Okanagan Rockets, 4-3 in the quarter-finals, the Cariboo Cougars faced off four hours later against the Calgary Buffaloes, falling 6-2 on New Year’s Eve in the semi-finals at this year’s Mac’s Midget Hockey Tournament, held in Calgary. The Buffs went on to defeat the Moose Read More »

OK Rockets moving upward, onwards to Mac’s playoffs

  December 31, 2019 By Todd Saelhof, courtesy Calgary Sun The Okanagan Rockets are trending these days. They’re headed upwards and onwards in every aspect of their midget hockey existence. Heck … it’s in their name, although the real proof is in the season so far. In B.C. league play, they’ve skyrocketed to a lofty 20-2-1-1 Read More »

Mac’s Midget – last year under original name

Ethan Aucoin of the Calgary Northstars said he’s dreamed of taking part in the Mac’s Midget AAA World Invitational Tournament since he was five years old. (CBC) CBC News · Posted: Dec 27, 2019 10:56 AM MT Dozens of the best young hockey players from all over Western Canada and as far away as Russia Read More »

Mac’s Midget – OK Rockets will face Cariboo in QF

  December 31, 2019 Calgary, Alberta Two of the four BC-based teams competing in this years Mac’s Tournament will advance to the quarter finals – and face each other. The Okanagan Rockets had already clinched in first place their pool, with three straight wins, before dropping their final 2-1 to the Lloydminster Bobcats Monday. The Rockets Read More »

OK Rockets leading BC Midget team at Mac’s Tourney

  December 29, 2019 Here’s a quick look at how things stand as of noon, Sunday, December 29 at this year’s Mac’s Midget Tournament, in Calgary. The Okanagan Rockets have clinched first place their pool, with a perfect 3-0-0 record, and are performing the best of the four BC Major Midget League teams in the Read More »

CSSHL E15 – NAX and BWC in race for #1

    December 19, 2019 MIDGET E15 NAX and BWC lead the E15 division as the year winds down, with both teams leading by a considerable margin over the next group, Yale, West Van, Edge and Rink. NAX wrapped up their year last weekend with three straight wins, and have now played 26 games, posting Read More »

CSSHL Midget Prep – NAX and BWC battle for #1

    December 19, 2019 MIDGET PREP Northern Extreme regained the #1 spot at the top of the CSSHL’s Midget Prep division last weekend with three wins at home. NAX downed #13 IHA 5-4, #15 Banff 8-1, and #4 Edge 4-3, to take a one point lead, with 56, over BWC. BWC played just one Read More »

BWC E15 – Team Report – Split Wild Weekend

      December 15, 2019 MIDGET E15 The BWC E15s bounced back from a disastrous three period loss Friday night vs West Van, with a thrilling third period win vs St. Georges’ on Saturday. Both games were played at BWC. Friday, December 13, 8-4 West Van Win –  It was definitely Friday, the 13th Read More »

BWC Midget Prep – Team Report

    December 15, 2019 BWC MIDGET PREP The first place BWC Midget Prep team continued their winning ways at home Saturday afternoon, notching at 2-1 win vs #8 St. George’s. The win was their tenth straight, and boosted their record to 18-1-0-1OTL. Team leading Adam Grenier scored first for BWC late in the opening Read More »


    December 13, 2019 MIDGET PREP BWC has edged into the lead at the top of the CSSHL’s top Midget Prep division, with three more wins in the past month. A month ago, they were just back of Northern Alberta Extreme with a game in hand. In contrast, NAX has been idle over the Read More »

BWC E15 – Team Report

December 13, 2019 MIDGET E15 The BWC E15 team are posting the best winning percentage in the CSSHL Midget Elite 15 division, at .783, and have lost just once in regular time, in 20 games played. But they find themselves in second place overall, behind Northern Alberta Extreme, who have played three more games. BWC’s Read More »


      December 13, 2019 MIDGET E15 As the E15 division approaches the end of the 2019 regular season, Northern Alberta Xtreme and Burnaby Winter Club, continue to lead the division, with NAX getting the nod in terms of both total points and a recent head to head win. NAX have played three more Read More »


      November 25, 2019 MIDGET E15 Like the Midget Prep division, the two current leaders in the E15 division are Northern Alberta Xtreme and Burnaby Winter Club, long time rivals and teams that are often at or near the top of the division. So far this year, BWC is posting the best winning Read More »


    November 25, 2019 MIDGET PREP At not quite the halfway mark of the 36 game regular season, long time rivals Northern Alberta Extreme and Burnaby Winter Club are battling for the top spot in the CSSHL’s top Midget Prep Division. But it’s battle of opposites too, with NAX lighting it up on 107 Read More »

Matvichuk new head of hockey at BWC

    September 6, 2019 Richard Matvichuk is now in place as the new Hockey Director at Burnaby Winter Club. The selection announcement was made in late July by BWC General Manager Terry Shein. Mativichuk replaces Maco Balkovec who had moved on to the Bowling Green (Ohio) NCAA Falcon’s program, after five years heading up Read More »

Ice Breaker Kicks off E15 Season

  September 6, 2019 For the fifth consecutive year, a number of the top Elite 15 teams in the Pacific North West are facing off in an early, pre-season contest organized by Burnaby Winter Club, though played at other venues. The tourney, which kicks off tonight with four games at Planet Ice Coquitlam, features five Read More »

Lindgren signs with Kamloops Blazers

    The Kamloops Blazers have signed Canadian Sport School Hockey League (CSSHL) student athlete Mats Lindgren to a standard Western Hockey League (WHL) Player Agreement. Lindgren, 14, attended the BWC Academy this past season, registering 26 points (4-22-26) in 27 games with their Bantam Prep team, along with adding one assist in three games Read More »

Delta Academy hires Chyzowski to lead female program

    July 2, 2019 Delta Hockey Academy Director Ian Gallagher announced Thursday that Dave Chyzowski, former professional hockey player and current Director of Sales and Marketing for the Kamloops Blazers, will be taking over as the new head coach of the Delta Hockey Academy Female Prep team and the Director of Sales. Chyzowski was Read More »

BWC Academy pipeline to BCHL Spruce Kings

  April 19, 2019 When the Prince George Spruce Kings raised the BCHL championship Fred Page Cup Tuesday night, eight graduates from the BWC Hockey Academy were part of the celebration. All, except for 15 year old call up Fin Williams, had played a year of CSSHL E15 and a year of Midget Prep before Read More »

Cozens puts Whitehorse on hockey map

  April 16, 2019 Steven Loung, Sportsnet (originally published March 15, 2019) At a glance, Dylan Cozens’s rise as an elite NHL prospect is a story that’s been told many times before. As a boy Cozens dreamed of one day playing in the NHL, growing his love for the game and sharpening his skills on Read More »

BCMML Champs knocked out by Calgary Buffaloes

    April 10 2019 After knocking last year’s BCMML Champion Fraser Valley Thunderbirds out in two straight (3-0, 8-2) to claim the BC title on March 30, the Cariboo Cougars were off to Calgary April 5 to contest the 2019 TELUS Cup Pacific Regional Championship vs the Alberta Midget AAA League champion Calgary Buffaloes. Read More »

CSSHL – Strong season for all BWC Academy teams

  April 4, 2019 Overview The 2018-19 season was a strong one for Burnaby Winter Club’s Academy teams. All four of BWC’s academy teams were among the best in their respective divisions all season long. The Midget Preps and Elite 15’s both took home banners for BWC for winning their division. In the playoffs, the Read More »

CSSHL Elite 15 – NAX edge BWC for Championship

    March 19, 2019 NAX E15 Win Second Straight Northern Alberta Xtreme made it two straight E15 Championship seasons with a thrilling 2-1 victory vs the #1 seed BWC Academy, in Penticton this past weekend. NAX had come into the tournament series as the #3 seed, having wrapped the regular season with a 26-7-3 Read More »

CSSHL Midget Prep – NAX win second straight title

        March 18, 2019   Northern Alberta Xtreme are the CSSHL Midget Prep Champions for the second year in a row. After finishing the regular season in the #4 spot, with a record of 25-8-2, the Xtreme ended up facing cross-town rival #5 OHA Edmonton, in the Championship game on Sunday in Read More »

CSSHL – BWC Elite 15 Playoff Results – Silver

  March 19, 2019 BWC Elite 15 Playoff Results – Silver Over the weekend, Burnaby Winter Club’s Elite 15 team competed in the CSSHL league championships in Penticton. They were hoping to wrap up an exceptional season, with a Championship banner, to go alongside the regular season banner they’d already won. And they nearly did Read More »

CSSHL – BWC Midget Prep – Bitter-sweet ending

      March 18, 2019 BWC Midget Prep Playoff Results BWC’s Midget Prep season came to a bitter-sweet close this weekend in Penticton. After clinching the first place spot in dramatic fashion on the last day of the regular season, capping an 11 game winning streak, and finishing with a 30-4-2 record, BWC’s playoff Read More »