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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 »

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 »