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What a draft year for USA U18s!

  July 2, 2019 It was quite a draft year for the USA U18 development program – which saw eight players drafted in the first round in Vancouver on June 28, including the #1 overall pick, Jack Hughes, selected by the New Jersey Devils. The USA can also claim one more, who, while not on Read More »

NHL Central Scouting – 20 BC Players listed

      April 16, 2019 BC Born / Raised NHL Draft Prospects Here’s a brief look at the Top 10 BC players on the NHL Central Scouting final pre-draft prospects list. Scroll down for the full list of 20 BC born / raised players listed.     Cranbrook’s Bowen Byram of the Vancouver Giants, Read More »

Fabbro notches a big first NHL goal

  April 9, 2019 It only took Nashville Predators rookie defenceman and Penticton Vees alum Dante Fabbro four games to pot his first NHL goal and he did it in one of the biggest games of the year for his new team. Down 2-0 to the Chicago Blackhawks in the last game of the regular Read More »

New start for Petan with the Leafs

  February 26, 2019 With files from Terry Koshan, Toronto Sun Delta native Nic Petan was part of the excitement at the NHL Trade deadline on Monday, traded from the Winnipeg Jets to the Toronto Maple Leafs, for Par Lindholm. Petan, a 5’9″ 179 lb, 23 year old, played bantam at NSWC in 2009-10 (76G-63A, Read More »

BWC Gala big success

  February 20, 2019 A huge success. That’s what organizers are calling the first ever Burnaby Winter Club Casino Royale Gala, which was hosted Friday, February 8, at the Gateway Casino. Organizing committee chair Rebecca Ashton reports that over $140,000 was raised for future capital projects at the Club, which exceeded the committee’s goals and expectations. Read More »

Canada Women down USA in first Rivalry Series

  February 19, 2019 DETROIT — The inaugural Rivalry Series was created to give Canada and the United States another opportunity to put the world’s best female hockey teams on the ice together. It went so well, there likely will be a sequel. Brianne Jenner and Blayre Turnbull scored, Shannon Szabados made 38 saves, and Read More »

Abby’s Devon Toews gets first NHL goal – an OT winner

    January 8, 2019 In the New York Islanders game Friday against the visiting Chicago Blackhawks, the overtime winner was credited on the scoresheet to Toews. Just not the one you’re thinking of. It was Devon Toews, former Surrey Eagles standout blueliner and 2013 BCHL All-Star, who notched the winner and his first NHL Read More »

Hockey Canada launches Pat Quinn Scholarship Fund

  January 3, 2019 VANCOUVER, B.C. – The Hockey Canada Foundation (HCF) has launched the Pat Quinn Scholarship Fund to honour the long-time coach and Team Canada legend. The fund will provide assistance to student-athletes in pursuit of a post-graduate professional designation. Applications are open to Canadian citizens from March 17 to June 30 of Read More »

Bieska captains Spengler Cup Team, Fabbro, Zucale add youth

  December 21, 2018 By Rob Williams, Daily Hive Hockey Canada released its Spengler Cup roster on Thursday and there are a number of familiar names to be seen. Kevin Bieksa headlines the group, as the former Vancouver Canucks and Anaheim Ducks defenceman plays what will likely be his final games of competitive hockey. Other Read More »

NHL comes to Seattle 2021-2022

December 4, 2018, 2:02 PM By Rory Boyle, Sportsnet by Rory [email protected] In a press conference at the Board of Governors meetings in Sea Island, Ga., on Tuesday, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman announced the arrival of the league’s 32nd team in Seattle. The long-awaited and expected approval was voted on unanimously, though the new team Read More »

BC Hockey 100th Anniversary – Moments

November 9, 2018 BC Hockey is celebrating its 100th Year Anniversary. The organization was created on February 9, 1919 in Vancouver, BC and there has been an incredible amount of history and tradition of hockey in Pacific Canada. On June 9, 2018, BC Hockey announced the list of 100 Great Moments in BC Hockey history. Read More »

Potomak and Zandee-Hunt selected for 4 Nations Cup

  Twenty-three players look to capture Canada’s first gold medal since 2014 October 25, 2018 CALGARY – Hockey Canada has unveiled the 23 players (three goaltenders, seven defencemen and 13 forwards) who are aiming to capture Canada’s first 4 Nations Cup gold medal in four years when the event hits Canadian ice Nov. 6-10 in Saskatoon, Read More »

Las Vegas Knights open University

  October 9, 2018 Here’s a letter from the Vegas Golden Knights that we received today. Sorry you’ve got to be part of the Vegas broadcast market to participate…. Dear Vegas Golden Knights Fan, The Vegas Golden Knights are proud to announce the return of Vegas Golden Knights University – an initiative to give local Read More »

Young Maple Ridge man dies playing rec hockey

  October 4, 2018, 7:30 PM by Neil Corbett, Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows News A young man from Maple Ridge died while playing a men’s recreational hockey league game in Langley.Noah Trulsen, 22, passed away at early Thursday after tripping head first into the boards during a game. ”It is with the saddest of Read More »

137 WHL grads on NHL rosters – 35 from BC

  October 4, 2018 As the new NHL season got underway last night, 137 WHL alums had cracked opening-night lineups across the league, including 35 BC-born or raised players. All 31 NHL teams have rostered at least one WHL Alum, with the Edmonton Oilers on top with eight players listed. The Calgary Flames, Montreal Canadiens, New Read More »

Shea Weber 30th captain in Canadiens history

    October 1, 2018 Paul Byron and Brendan Gallagher will serve as alternate captains MONTREAL – The Montreal Canadiens announced on Monday that defenseman Shea Weber has been appointed the 30th captain in franchise history. Weber is preparing for his 14th NHL season in 2018-19, his third with the Canadiens. He was an alternate Read More »

Dillon Dube – player to watch at Flames Camp

    September 17, 2018 by Ty Wilson, CalgaryFlames.com Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls – welcome to the Dillon Dube Show. Certainly not content to rest on his laurels after dominating last week’s two-game rookie series against the Edmonton Oilers, the Golden, B.C., product picked right up where he left off Monday night in Read More »

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 »