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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 »

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 »

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 »

BCMML Playoffs – #3 Chiefs vs #6 Hawks

      March 11, 2019 The BCMML wrapped up the regular season on the weekend, with the Fraser Valley Thunderbirds claiming the league banner, on two 5-3 home ice wins over the North Island Silvertips. The North East Chiefs came into the weekend tied in points with Fraser Valley, but managed just one point in their two Read More »

BCMML Playoffs – #2 Cariboo vs #7 GVC

      March 11, 2019 The BCMML wrapped up the regular season on the weekend, with the Fraser Valley Thunderbirds claiming the league banner. The Cariboo Cougars, who were a point back of the T-Birds and the North East Chiefs at the start of the weekend, swept host North West Hawks 4-0 and 5-2 to claim Read More »

BCMML Playoffs – #1 FV T-Birds vs #8 VW Giants

      March 11, 2019 The BCMML wrapped up the regular season on the weekend, with the Fraser Valley Thunderbirds claiming the league banner, with two 5-3 home ice wins over the North Island Silvertips. They will now play the #8 seed, Valley West Giants, who were idle on the weekend, having wrapped up their Read More »

BCMML – Fraser Valley win League, Playoffs set

    March 11, 2019 The BCMML wrapped up the regular season on the weekend, with the Fraser Valley Thunderbirds claiming the league banner, with two 5-3 home ice wins over the North Island Silvertips. The North East Chiefs came into the weekend tied in points with Fraser Valley, but managed just one point in their two games Read More »

BCMML – Final Weekend – promises lots of excitement

  March 8, 2019 The BCMML is entering its final weekend of regular season play Saturday, and it looks like there is lots of excitement in store. The top 3 teams are essentially neck in neck going into the weekend. The Fraser Valley Thunderbirds are tied with the North East Chiefs at 56 points each, while the Cariboo Read More »

BCMML – Week 19 – Chiefs catch T-Birds

  February 21,  2018 The Fraser Valley Thunderbirds now have company at the top of the BCMML leaderboard. The North East Chiefs put up two wins vs North Island on the weekend, while the T-Birds were shut out 4-0 by the NW Hawks in their first game, before rebounding with a 6-4 win on Sunday. The Read More »

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 »

Four PoE players return with IIHF U18 World Women’s gold

  January 14, 2019 Four Canadian Sport School Hockey League student athletes are returning home with gold medals. Anne Cherkowski (Vernon, BC), Stephanie Markowski (Edmonton, AB), Danielle Serdachny (Edmonton, AB), Rachel Weiss (Calgary, AB) and Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team were 3-2 overtime winners over the United States in the gold medal game at the Read More »

NE Chiefs lose heartbreaker at Mac’s Calgary tourney

  January 8, 2019 The last hope for a BC run at the this year’s Mac’s Midget AAA World Invitational championship, ended with a 4-3 Vancouver NE Chiefs quarter final loss to the New York Jr. Islanders on New Year’s Eve afternoon. The Islanders would lose their semi-final vs the eventual winner, St. Albert Nektar Data Read More »

Cariboo lead 5 BCMML Teams in Mac’s Calgary tourney

  December 28, 2018 This year’s Mac’s Midget AAA World Invitational, held annually in Calgary since 1978, again features the top five BC Major Midget Teams, in the 25 team male division. The BC teams include the #1 Fraser Valley Thunderbirds (19-3-1-1), from Abbotsford; the #2 Cariboo Cougars (16-5-3-0) from Prince George; the #3 Vancouver North Read More »

BCMML – T-Birds alone on Top

  November 13, 2018 After Week 8 of the BCMML season, the Fraser Valley Thunderbirds have moved into sole possession of first place, with a record of 11-2-1-0. And they have two games in hand over two teams sharing second place, two points back. The Okanagan Rockets and NE Chiefs are tied with 21 points, Read More »

World U17 – Russians take gold – defeat Finns 2-1

    RUSSIANS HOLD ON, BEAT FINNS TO WIN U17 GOLD November 10, 2018 Jason La Rose SAINT JOHN, N.B. – Daniil Gushchin and Ignat Kokhanin scored goals in the second period, helping Russia to a 2-1 win over Finland on Saturday night and its fourth gold medal at the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge. The Read More »

BCMML – T-Birds still on top heading into Wk 8

  November 8, 2018 Heading into Week 8 of the BCMML season, three teams share the league lead with 20 points, however the Fraser Valley Thunderbirds are on top by virtue of posting their points in just 12 games, with an impressive record of 10-2-0-0. The T-Birds have lead since Week 4. The Okanagan Rockets Read More »

U17 – Russians blank Sweden 3-0

RUSSIANS BLANK SWEDEN TO CLOSE PRELIMS AT U17 CHALLENGE November 6, 2018 Jason La Rose SQUISPAMSIS, N.B. – Yaroslav Askarov turned away all 22 shots he faced, backstopping Russia to a 3-0 win over Sweden in the preliminary-round finale for both Tuesday at the 2018 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge. The Russians scored once in each Read More »

U17 – Canada White take 5-1 win vs Czechs

    WHITE USES BIG SECOND PERIOD TO FINISH PERFECT PRELIMS November 6, 2018 Jason La Rose SAINT JOHN, N.B. – Connor McClennon (Wainwright, Alta./Kootenay, WHL) scored two more goals and Tristan Lennox (Cambridge, Ont./Brantford, OJHL) came within 65 seconds of a shutout as Canada White capped off an unbeaten preliminary round at the 2018 Read More »

U17 – Canada Black defeat USA 5-4

  O’ROURKE SCORES WINNER AGAIN AS BLACK EDGES U.S. November 6, 2018 Jason La Rose SAINT JOHN, N.B. – Ryan O’Rourke (Pickering, Ont./Sault Ste. Marie, OHL) scored the game-winning goal for the second time in as many days, hammering in a slap shot with 91 seconds to go to give Canada Black a wild 5-4 Read More »

U17 – Canada Red down Finland 3-2 in OT

  GARAND STARS, JARVIS SCORES, RED EDGES FINNS IN GROUP B FINALE November 6, 2018 Jason La Rose QUISPAMSIS, N.B. – Dylan Garand (Victoria, B.C./Kamloops, WHL) finished with 43 saves and Seth Jarvis (Winnipeg, Man./Portland, WHL) scored in the dying seconds of overtime, giving Canada Red a 4-3 win over Finland in the Group B Read More »