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Three Oil Kings at NHL camps

  September 8, 2018 As the WHL pre-season continues, three Edmonton Oil Kings are currently taking part in NHL camps. Trey Fix-Wolansky: Columbus Blue Jackets (2018, round 7, #204 overall) Brett Kemp: Vegas Golden Nights (Invite) Wyatt McLeod: Pittsburgh Penguins (Invite)   Read More »

Report – Canucks buy into E-Sports League

  September  5, 2018 by Vincent Plans, The Vancouver Canucks have made a pre-season acquisition, although it’s not a hockey deal that we’re talking about. ESPN’s Jacob Wolf reports that the Aquilini Investment Group (parent group of the Vancouver Canucks) has acquired an expansion slot in Blizzard Entertainment’s professional Overwatch League (OWL). Overwatch is a fast-paced Read More »

Vancouver Canucks: Who I BO-lieve the captain should be

  With only a few weeks left of the silly season, we are approaching some actual hockey and the final silly topic to discuss is who should be the Canucks captain next season. September 2, 2018 by Chris Faber, TheCanuckWay.com The discussion for the Vancouver Canucks next captain may be leaning towards one player, but Read More »

Longtime Burnaby hockey player in the fight of his life

  Former Burnaby Winter Club hockey player Wade MacLeod and his young family, wife Karly and daughter Ava James, enjoy some downtime between hockey seasons. MacLeod’s playing days may be over, though, as the 31-year-old underwent his fourth brain operation in five years to remove recurring tumour. Photograph By FACEBOOK by Mario Bartel / Burnaby Read More »

Hayley Wickenheiser and the search for the NHL’s first female GM

  August 24, 2018 by Greg Wyshynski, ESPN Breaking the template is easier for some franchises than others. The Arizona Coyotes hired John Chayka at 26 years old as their general manager, and the reaction was akin to “well, what else are they going to do?” The San Antonio Spurs hired Becky Hammon in August Read More »

$10,000 well spent: The quirks of outfitting an NHL goalie

  We all know goaltenders are quirky, but Robin Lehner’s particular idiosyncrasy stands out above the rest. Jerome Davis/Icon Sportswire August 27, 2018 by Ben Arledge, ESPN.com Once per year. That’s how often Robin Lehner of the New York Islanders sharpens his True goalie skates, putting a little bit of an edge on the blade as Read More »

Canucks announce Young Stars Classic roster

  August 27, 2018 Vancouver, BC – The Vancouver Canucks announced their 2018 Young Stars Classic roster and ice times today. The first practice is scheduled on September 6 at 2:00 PM at the South Okanagan Events Centre, in Penticton, followed by media availability. The roster includes a few young players BC fans will be Read More »

West Van Academy hires Todd Harkins

August 26, 2018 The West Van Hockey Academy has announced the hiring of former Prince George Cougars General Manager Todd Harkins. Harkins joined West Van officially August 13, as the Director of Program Development and will also take the reins as Head Coach of the Bantam Varsity team. Harkins has considerable experience working with, and Read More »

Carcillo talks about his brain injuries, sues the NHL

    Former NHL players Daniel Carcillo and Nick Boynton are suing the league, alleging it failed to warn players about the long-term risk of brain damage from fighting. The lawsuit filed June 21, 2018 in U.S. District Court in Minnesota says Boynton and Carcillo continued to play hockey despite head injuries. They now both Read More »

Barzal caps NHL rookie year with Calder Cup

  August 17, 2018 Coquitlam born Mathew Barzal of the New York Islanders won the Calder Trophy as the NHL rookie of the year at the 2018 NHL Awards, handed out in Las Vegas on June 20. Barzal won by a landslide, collecting 160 out of 164 votes for the honor. The 21-year-old center led 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 »

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 »

The boys would say Let’s go – playoffs on

April 12, 2018 by Darren Zary, Saskatoon StarPhoenix A decision has been made to play on. The Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League voted Wednesday to continue with playoffs and play out the remainder of the season. That decision came five days after a bus crash involving the SJHL’s Humboldt Broncos has left 16 people dead, and 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 »

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 »

Canada downs Czechs for Men’s Bronze

February 25, 2017 Reigning Olympic Champions Canada bounced back from their surprise 4-3 loss in the semis to Germany, with a sizzling display of attacking hockey that overpowered the Czech Republic, for the Bronze medal. Their defeat to the Germans meant that they had missed out on the final for the first time since 2006, Read More »

Russians spoil German Miracle on Ice

    February 25, 2018     The OAR team have won Russia’s first gold medal in ice hockey since 1992 in Albertville after beating Germany 4-3 in sudden-death overtime. This means Germany have won their first-ever silver medal in Olympic ice hockey. This was a Olympic gold-medal ice hockey match that won’t be soon Read More »

German Miracle on Ice continues – first Swedes, now Canada

    February 23, 2018 by Rob Longley, National Post GANGNEUNG — The worst possible outcome for an Olympic team without NHL players landed like a spear to the gut in an embarrassing night for Canadian hockey Friday at the Gangneung Hockey Arena. Never mind the comeback, a dismal effort early on doomed Team Canada Read More »

USA Women break Canada’s Gold Medal streak

  February 22, 2018 by Jamie Tozer Canada’s women’s ice hockey team is leaving PyeongChang 2018 with a silver medal, following a 3-2 shootout loss in the final to the United States. The loss snaps the Canadian women’s Olympic win streak at 24 games. They had won four straight Olympic gold medals following the last Read More »

Ridge Meadows Seeking Executive Director

      February 7, 2018 Ridge Meadows Minor Hockey Association (RMMHA) is searching for an Executive Director to oversee the operations, administration, staffing and strategic direction of the association. The Executive Director will represent Ridge Meadows Hockey in the community and is the key liaison between the members, the Association, and the Board of Read More »

Ridge Meadows Seeking Executive Director

      February 7, 2018 Ridge Meadows Minor Hockey Association (RMMHA) is searching for an Executive Director to oversee the operations, administration, staffing and strategic direction of the association. The Executive Director will represent Ridge Meadows Hockey in the community and is the key liaison between the members, the Association, and the Board of Read More »

Patrik Laine Loves Winnipeg – (and CoD)

  February 6, 2018 by Patrik Laine Other than destroying Nik Ehlers in Call of Duty, I think the best thing to happen to me last year was falling in love with Winnipeg. I mean, I heard some guys talking bad about the city and that Winnipeg was not a good place. What do they Read More »

PK: What the (Blank)?: NHL All-Star Edition

  January 24, 2018 by PK Subban Courtesy, The Players Tribune Just like on the first day of elementary school, we ask athletes to answer a few questions about themselves so you can get to know them better. In this All-Star Edition of What the (Blank)?, we put P.K. Subban to the test.   Off the Read More »

CHL supports Juniors in Olympics play

    January 5, 2018 by Ken Campbell, The Hockey News CHL president David Branch said Hockey Canada will get the full support from the major junior circuit, and that could mean a few World Junior Championship standouts find themselves on the Olympic roster in Pyeongchang.   BUFFALO – Although no official announcement has been Read More »