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OHA expands to Whitby, Ontario

  August 22, 2018 The Canadian Sport School Hockey League (CSSHL) announced August 2 that Okanagan Hockey Ontario has been approved by the Board of Governors as the CSSHL’s 22nd member and will begin league play in the 2019-20 season. Located in Whitby, Ontario, Okanagan Hockey Ontario’s primary focus will be to promote the long-term 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 »

BWC Peewee Tier 1 Provincial Champs

  March 24, 2018 The Burnaby Winter Club Peewees carried through with their winning ways at the Provincial Playoffs in Prince George this week, posting a 5-0-1 record, to capture another BC Provincial Championship title. BWC came into the Provincials carrying a 6-0-0 record out of the PCAHA playoffs, and were accompanied by the #2 Read More »

BWC Peewees Gearing up for Quebec Tourney

  February 4, 2018 This will be the eighth trip to Quebec City for BWC Peewee A1 Head Coach Bill Hunt, who is heading up this year’s crop of BWC peewees contending for the unofficial Peewee World Championship title at the 59th Annual Quebec International Peewee Tournament, which gets underway February 7, and runs through the Read More »

Matilla advocacy earns Top 40 under 40 nomination

  Originally published December 27, 2017 by Steve MacNaull, The Daily Courier Myles Mattila didn’t have to choose between higher education and high-calibre hockey. “I knew I wanted to get a business degree, but I still wanted to play at the highest level of hockey I could,” said the 18-year-old. “I’m lucky I’m able to Read More »

You are not alone – Corey Hirsch

  January 25, 2018 Corey Hirsch, courtesy The Players Tribune Honestly, I was prepared to never work in hockey again. When I went public with my story about struggling with obsessive-compulsive disorder and depression last year, I was terrified that people wouldn’t understand. I was worried that no one would want to hire me ever Read More »

Pat Quinn Classic – Bantam Elite Final Results

    December 31, 2017 The Pat Quinn Classic tournament wrapped up Saturday, with BWC Bantam Prep downing Yale Academy 2-1 in OT for the Bantam Elite Championship title. Pacific Coast Hockey Academy won the Bronze with a 4-2 win over Delta Hockey Academy White. Individual Bantam Elite division awards were presented to: MVP – Read More »

Pat Quinn – Peewee Elite – Final tournament results

  December 31, 2017 PAT QUINN CLASSIC – 2017 PEEWEE ELITE Here’s a quick overview of the Peewee Elite division results, by team. Scroll down for round robin standings. The two top seeded teams ended up meeting in the final, with #1 Division A, BWC edging #1 Division B, NSWC, 3-2 in the championship game. Read More »

BWC win Pat Quinn Classic Peewee Championship

  December 31, 2017 PAT QUINN CLASSIC – BWC 2017 PEEWEE ELITE CHAMPIONS It was classic battle of the Winter Clubs for Peewee Elite supremacy Saturday morning at Bill Copeland Arena in Burnaby to wrap up the competition in this year’s edition of the Pat Quinn Classic. After finishing first in their respective pools, to Read More »

Pat Quinn – Bantam Elite Semis set, Yale-Delta W and BWC-PCHA

  December 29, 2017 BANTAM ELITE: Round Robin Wrap: In Thursday’s action in the Bantam Elite Division, Yale Hockey Academy completed the Pool Play round undefeated with four wins and eight points. Burnaby Winter Club Academy Prep and Delta Green posted three wins and one tie for seven points. St. George’s Varsity 1 and Pacific Read More »

Pat Quinn – Peewee Elite – NSWC vs BWC in Championship

  December 29, 2017 PAT QUINN CLASSIC – 2017 PEEWEE ELITE It will be a battle of the Winter Clubs for Peewee Elite supremacy Saturday morning at Bill Copeland to wrap up the competition in this year’s edition of the Pat Quinn Classic. After finishing first in their respective pools, to earn a bye to Read More »

Pat Quinn Classic Burnaby peewee-bantam tourney expanding

  October 31, 2017 Burnaby, B.C. – Almost 40 minor hockey teams from across North America are coming to Burnaby in December to compete in the third annual Pat Quinn Classic.   The 2017 tournament, December 27-30, features 38 teams in three divisions – Peewee AAA Elite, Bantam AAA, and Bantam AAA Elite. Teams from as Read More »

CSSHL – Some separation starting – still lots of tight races

  October 24, 2017 Here’s a quick overview of the current Standings in all of the Canadian Sports School Hockey League divisions, through the first six weeks of league play. Midget Prep: The top three teams are starting to separate themselves from the rest of the pack – with 33 games among them and just Read More »

CSSHL – A lot of tight races through all divisions

  October 15, 2017   Current Standings – All Divisions: Midget Prep: Very tight race at the top of this division, with four teams practically neck in neck. With a win in an unusual Monday night game, Yale could move into sole possession of first place.   TEAM GP W L OTL PTS GF GA Read More »

Watch that Space

  I was 12 years old the first time someone showed me the five hole. My U13 coach called us all over to the net after one of our practices had ended. He had the goalie stand in a ready position. He told us where to shoot, where to look. He explained the art 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 »

2016 Pat Quinn Classic – Alaska wins Peewee AAA Gold

  December 30, 2016 North Shore Winter Club Peewee A1 couldn’t overcome the Alaska North Stars 2004 in the battle for Peewee Elite gold Friday morning, losing 4-2 to the Northerners, who racked up a perfect 6-0-0 record. The Winterhawks came into the tournament as the #3 team in the PCAHA A1 division with a Read More »

2016 Pat Quinn Classic – NSWC vs Alaska in Peewee Final

  December 20, 2016 It will be North Shore Winter Club Peewee A1 vs the Alaska North Stars 2004 in the battle for Peewee Elite gold 9:30 Friday morning at Bill Copeland Arena. The Winterhawks downed Kamloops 4-0 to advance, while Alaska advanced on a 4-1 decision over BWC A1s. BWC and Kamloops will play Read More »

2016 Pat Quinn Classic – Peewee Elite QFs set

  December 28, 2016 The quarterfinals are set for the Peewee Elite division at the Pat Quinn Classic. Six BC teams and two US teams have made the cut. Three teams went 3-0-0 in the round robin- NSWC, Seafair and Alaska. BWC, Kamloops and Kelowna were 2-1-0.   Quarter-final matchups are as follows: NSWC vs San Jose Read More »

2016 Pat Quinn Classic Results – Day 1

  December 27, 2016 Here is an overview of scores from Day 1 of the Pat Quinn Classic, as of 9:30 pm, along with schedules for upcoming games. (A few games are still in progress). Scroll down for Bantam AAA and Peewee Elite divisions. Bantam Elite Dec. 27 Rink Home GF Away GF 12:30 PM Read More »

2016 Pat Quinn Classic set to go, pools, schedules

  December 26, 2016 The second iteration of one of the oldest bantam tournaments in BC is set to get underway, Tuesday, December 27. Formerly known as the Burnaby Bantam Classic, the second annual Pat Quinn Classic is both a tribute to and legacy of the former Vancouver Canucks defenceman, coach, general manager and president, who passed Read More »

Ontario reacting to bad parents

Parents behaving ‘worse than they used to,’ says one hockey association president By Jamie Strashin, CBC Sports Posted: Sep 23, 2016 5:00 AM ET Former NHL player Sheldon Kennedy helped launch the Respect in Sport course for minor hockey associations. (Bill Graveland/Canadian Press) Related Stories Online respect course now mandatory for some northwestern Ontario minor hockey parents Hockey Read More »

BC Championships – Peewee Tier 2 – Vernon are champs

  March 17, 2016 Greater Vernon are the new Tier 2 Peewee Provincial Champions after downing North Delta 6-2 in the final Thursday in Fort St. John. Vernon were a perfect 7-0 and virtually in a league of their own, outscoring opponents 56-11 over the seven games. They beat North Delta 8-2 in the round robin, and outshot Read More »

BC Championships – Peewee Tier 1 – BWC wins Banner

  March 16, 2016 Burnaby Winter Club Peewee A1s have won another Tier 1 Peewee Provincial Championship, with a 4-2 win over Kamloops, at the MSA arena in Abbotsford last night. The Bruins and Kamloops were almost neck and neck coming into the final. BWC had finished with four wins and a tie, 5-5 vs Read More »

BC Championships – Peewee Tier 1 – BWC vs Kamloops in final

  March 16, 2016 The Tier 1 Peewee Provincial Championships are being hosted by Abbotsford Minor Hockey Association, with games played at the MSA Arena. And after four days of competition, it will be BWC vs Kamloops in the Championship game, that goes Wednesday night at 7:30. BWC finished with 4 wins and a tie, Read More »

BC Championships – Peewee Tier 2

  The Tier 2 Peewee Provincial Championships are being hosted by Fort St. John Minor Hockey Association, in North Eastern BC. Going into Day 3, Greater Vernon and North Delta are both 3-0, and look like the favorites to meet in the Final, although there are still three games to play and upsets possible, as there are three Read More »