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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 »

Canada Black edge Czech 3-2 in OT

    November 5, 2018 Jason La Rose SAINT JOHN, N.B. – Ryan O’Rourke (Pickering, Ont./Sault Ste. Marie, OHL) jammed in the game-winner in the final minute of overtime, giving Canada Black a 3-2 extra-time win over the Czech Republic on Monday afternoon at the 2018 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge. The Canadian side worked overtime Read More »

Canada Red down Swedes 4-3 in OT

        November 5, 2018 Jason La Rose QUISPAMSIS, N.B. – William Dufour (Quebec City, Que./Rouyn-Noranda, QMJHL) finished a two-on-one for the winner in overtime, giving Canada Red a narrow 4-3 win over Sweden in a back-and-forth Group B match-up Monday at the 2018 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge. Dufour jumped up to join Read More »

McClennon 3G-2A in 5-2 Canada White W vs USA

      November 5, 2018 Jason La Rose SAINT JOHN, N.B. – Connor McClennon (Wainwright, Alta./Kootenay, WHL) did it all, scoring a hat trick and adding two assists to lead Canada White to a 5-2 win over the United States on Monday night at the 2018 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge. McClennon had a goal Read More »

Americans acquire Wil Kushniryk from Rockets for conditional draft pick

  October 22, 2018 by Robert Murray   The Tri-City Americans have acquired forward Wil Kushniryk from the Kelowna Rockets in a Monday afternoon trade. In return, the Rockets have received a conditional fifth-round selection in the 2020 Western Hockey League Bantam Draft. The 18-year-old Kushniryk had just entered his second season with the Rockets. Read More »

6 BC players selected for Canada-Russia series

  October 18, 2018 Calgary, AB The Western Hockey League has announced its selections for Team WHL, which will compete against Team Russia at the 2018 CIBC Canada Russia Series in Kamloops and Vancouver. Six BC based players have made the cut. Team WHL will face Team Russia in Game 1 in Kamloops, BC, on Read More »

BCMML Week 4 – T-Birds move into first place

  October 15, 2018 The BC Major Midget League wrapped up Week 4 of the regular season Sunday, with another weekend of five two-game matches. While it’s still too early in the season to read too much into the results so far – just two wins separate the first place team from the next five, Read More »

BCMML Week 3 – North West Hawks move into first place

  October 10, 2018 The BC Major Midget League wrapped up Week 3 of the regular season Sunday, with another series of five matches, all played in an MML Showcase in Abbotsford. At the end of the weekend, one leader had emerged, while one team remained undefeated, tied with two others in second place.   Read More »

BCMML Week 2 – 4 tied at top, Hawks McLean leads scoring

  October 4, 2018 The BC Major Midget League wrapped up Week 2 of the regular season this Sunday, with another series of five matches. At the end of the weekend, four teams were tied at the top with six points each, after four games (scroll down for standings).   Kootenay sweep South Island The Read More »