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Blake and Chelios – Two ex NCAA grads inducted into IIHF Hall of Fame

  December 4, 2017 Rob Blake, Chris Chelios, Daniel Alfredsson and Jere Lehtinen are among eight people voted into the International Ice Hockey Federation Hall of Fame for 2018. The induction ceremony will be held in Copenhagen, Denmark, during the final weekend of the 2018 IIHF World Championship, which is scheduled for May 4-20. Blake, Read More »

Ferguson signs deal with Golden Knights

September 29, 2017 The expansion Las Vegas Golden Knights franchise  added another Western Hockey League player to their ranks Thursday, signing Kamloops Blazers goaltender Dylan Ferguson to a three-year entry-level contract. Ferguson, a seventh-round selection of the Dallas Stars in the 2017 NHL Draft last June, was dealt to the Golden Knights along with a Read More »

Undrafted Fiddler retiring after 877 NHL games

  September 13, 2017 By Vernon Fiddler I’m retiring today. I know, I know. I really thought I was going to play longer than Jagr, too. But here we are. I’m going to get to how an undrafted kid from Alberta played almost 900 games in the NHL — and also how Joffrey Lupul is Read More »

Canadian Born, Texas Taught

September 13, 2017 VERNON FIDDLER RETIRED / NHL I’m retiring today. I know, I know. I really thought I was going to play longer than Jagr, too. But here we are. I’m going to get to how an undrafted kid from Alberta played almost 900 games in the NHL — and also how Joffrey Lupul Read More »

Dear Vancouver, from the Sedans

  September 7, 2017 Dear Vancouver, Before this season begins, we wanted to write a letter to the city, and to everyone who has supported us for the past 17 years. Aside from being brothers, we have always been best friends, and we have played together on the same line since we were 12 years Read More »

College free agent Kerfoot signs with Colorado Avalanche

    August 23, 2017 Nathan Caddell, Georgia Straight College free agents often have to base their decision on where they might be able to get playing time, as they typically become available on August 15, after most teams have made their player personnel decisions. Teams of course will do their best to encourage players Read More »

Ronning Returns to Camp With Pro Experience

  June 26, 2017 by Matt Calamia / NYRangers.com Forward Ty Ronning is back for his second Rangers Prospect Development Camp, and this time he brings with him experience from another year in the Western Hockey League, as well as a short stint with the Hartford Wolf Pack of the American Hockey League. “I knew Read More »

U18 Team Canada downed in World QFs

  April 20, 2017 By Jason La Rose – SPISSKA NOVA VES, Slovakia – Ian Scott (Calgary, Alta./Prince Albert, WHL) made 27 saves, but Canada’s National Men’s Under-18 Team had its run at the 2017 IIHF U18 World Championship come to an end with a 7-3 quarter-final loss to Sweden on Thursday. Matthew Strome (Mississauga, Read More »

Team Canada names first 18 on World Roster

  Duchene, O’Reilly in position to three-peat as world champions   April 18, 2017 Calgary – The first 18 players announced to the Team Canada roster for the 2017 IIHF World Championship have collectively amassed international hardware from some of the game’s marquee events, including the IIHF World Junior Championship, IIHF World Championship, and Olympic Winter Read More »

NHL Releases Final Rankings For 2017 Draft

  Brandon’s Nolan Patrick is the top prospect, Halifax’s Nico Hischier follows at No. 2 by National Hockey League / NHL.com  April 11th, 2017  Share Forward Nolan Patrick (Winnipeg, Man.), who skates for the Brandon Wheat Kings of the Western Hockey League, has been named the top draft-eligible skater for the 2017 NHL Draft as the NHL Read More »

Wings sign Cholowski to Entry-level Contract

    April 5, 2017 DETROIT – The Detroit Red Wings today agreed to terms with defenseman Dennis Cholowski on a three-year entry-level contract. Cholowski was Detroit’s first choice (20th overall) in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft and played 36 games as a freshman at St. Cloud State University, totaling 12 points (1-11-12) and 14 penalty Read More »

Jets sign Harkins to Entry-level Contract

    April 7, 2017 The Winnipeg Jets announced they have agreed to terms with forward Jansen Harkins on a three-year entry level contract with an annual value of $925,000. Harkins (May 23, 1997, North Vancouver, B.C.) was selected by the Jets in the second round (47th overall) in the 2015 NHL Draft and will spend Read More »

Gould’s 4 goals move Michigan Tech to finals

    March 15, 2017 By K. Campbell Gavin Gould couldn’t have picked a better time to shine in his NCAA career as he notched four goals, including his first hat trick, in a do-or-die game on Sunday to put the Michigan Tech Huskies into the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) finals. Gould also picked Read More »

Islanders prospect Mathew Barzal opening eyes

    March 9, 2017 by Mike G. Morreale @mikemorrealeNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer SEATTLE — Mathew Barzal is doing everything he’s been asked to do. After playing two games for the New York Islanders in October, the 19-year-old center was sent back to Seattle of the Western Hockey League and told to continue his progression and dominate. Read More »

Tyler Jost NCHC Freshman All-star

  March 10, 2017 Add another line to the already-impressive hockey resume of Penticton Vees alum Tyson Jost. Posting a little better than a point per game to finish second in team scoring as a freshman with the University of North Dakota, Jost earned a spot on the National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC) all-rookie team. Read More »

BCHL Playoffs in full swing, Powell River sweep

  March 8, 2017   Salmon Arm 6 – Trail 4, Trail up 3-1 A pair of third-period goals by Josh Latta secured a 6-4 Salmon Arm Silverbacks home win over the Trail Smoke Eaters that also preserved the Silverbacks’ season for at least one more game. After Blaine Caton opened the scoring for Trail Read More »

WHL Wrap Wednesday games

  March 9, 2017 By Taylor Rocca Here’s a wrap of Wednesday’s WHL games.     Prince George Cougars (4) at Portland Winterhawks (5) Prince George (42-21-3-2) // Portland (36-26-1-3) Cody Glass recorded four points, including two goals, as the Portland Winterhawks claimed a 5-4 victory over the Prince George Cougars and sealed up a Read More »

Wheaties Duke 1st Golden Knight

March 6, 2017 By Taylor Rocca Trivial Pursuit aficionados take note – Reid Duke is the first player in franchise history to sign with the NHL’s expansion Vegas Golden Knights. Duke, the 21-year-old Brandon Wheat Kings star and product of Calgary, signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the expansion Golden Knights as announced by Vegas Read More »

LA Kings sign Clague & Wagner

  March 6, 2017 By Taylor Rocca The Los Angeles Kings locked up a pair of promising young prospects Monday afternoon as president/general manager Dean Lombardi announced the signing of Brandon Wheat Kings defenceman Kale Clague and Regina Pats forward Austin Wagner. Both players were signed to three-year, entry-level contracts. Clague, an 18-year-old product of 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 »

Howe’s dying wish fulfilled

    September 25, 2016 By Francois Biber, CBC News Ashes of hockey legend and his wife interred at Gordie Howe’s statue at SaskTel Centre Sixty-one members of Gordie Howe’s family made the trip to Saskatoon this weekend to bear witness as the ashes of Gordie and his wife Colleen were interred at Howe’s statue at SaskTel Read More »

Outcoaching Torts – it’s Ralph Krueger

  So much for the setup. What we got was an upset. Ralph Krueger outcoached John Tortorella and the World Cup of Hockey just got a little more interesting, didn’t it? TORONTO (eliteprospects.com) On a normal day, a hockey team with seven Stanley Cup rings and more than 12,000 NHL games to their name won’t be an underdog. This Read More »

World Cup of Hockey Underway – A Classic in the Making?

  September 17, 2016 The National Hockey League and the National Hockey League Players’ Association latest and perhaps greatest event – outside of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, of course – the 2016 World Cup of Hockey – is now underway. From Sept. 17 to Oct. 1, 2016, eight teams – Team Canada, Team Czech Republic, Team Read More »

Three BCHL players selected in NHL first round

  July 1, 2016 For British Columbia hockey fans, the big news at this year’s NHL entry draft was the selection of three BCHL players in the first round, including two teammates from the Penticton Vees. Center Tyson Jost went #10 to Colorado Avalanche, while teammate Dante Fabbro, a D-man, went 17th to Nashville Predators. Read More »

NV’s Martin Jones spectacular in Stanley Cup Finals

  June 12, 2016 By Rick Eymer, AP SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Martin Jones refused to take any of the credit for helping get San Jose within two wins of raising the Stanley Cup. Without him, the franchise’s first trip to the final could have been a lot worse. The Sharks fell in six Read More »

Canucks to Host Fans at 2016 Draft Party

  The Vancouver Canucks invite fans to join the first ever Canucks Draft Party, presented by Sportsnet, on Friday, June 24th from 3:00 – 7:00 pm at Rogers Arena. Season Ticket Members and fans will gather to celebrate the biggest event of the offseason when Vancouver selects fifth overall in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft. Read More »

Sharks so far, yet so close

Thanks mostly to goaltender Jones, San Jose can tie Stanley Cup Final with Game 6 win against Penguins   by Nicholas J. Cotsonika @cotsonika / NHL.com Columnist SAN JOSE — The San Jose Sharks would like to think they have the momentum and the pressure is on the Pittsburgh Penguins. With a 4-2 victory in Game 5 of Read More »

Gordie Howe, 1928-2016

June 10, 2016 Gordie Howe dead at 88 By Rob Sinclair, CBC Sports The nickname Mr. Hockey says it all. Gordie Howe, widely regarded as the most complete player in the history of the sport — and considered an ironman in many respects both on and off the ice — has died at age 88. Gordie Howe: The humble ‘Mr. Hockey’ Gretzky, Trudeau, sports world Read More »