Canucks sign Boeser to 3 year deal

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  September 16, 2019 by Alex Hoegler, TheCanuckWay.com The Vancouver Canucks signed Brock Boeser to a three-year deal on Monday evening. Here’s what it means for both sides. After several months of tough contract negotiations, the Vancouver Canucks have signed Brock Boeser to a three-year deal worth an AAV of $5.875 million per season, the […]

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WHL – 105 players attending NHL Camps

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    September 16, 2019 The Western Hockey League announced last week that 105 WHL players would be attending NHL rookie and training camps in September. All players are eligible to return to the WHL for the 2019-20 season. Of the 105 players attending, 58 were selected in the NHL Draft, including Saskatoon Blades forward […]

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WHL Preseason comes to a close

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  September 16, 2019 The final 15 games of the 2019 Western Hockey League Pre-season are in the books and the start of the 2019-20 WHL Regular Season is now only days away.   Oil Kings sweep away Cougars in Fort St. John The Edmonton Oil Kings and Prince George Cougars closed out their pre-season […]

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BCHL – Glasman Player of the Week

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    September 16, 2019   Powell River Kings forward Levi Glasman has been named the BCHL Player of the Week for the week ending September 15, the league announced Monday. The three-year BCHL veteran scored four goals and added three assists in his team’s two wins over the weekend to give him a league-high […]

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BCHL – BC Born – Ethan Bowen

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    September 16, 2019 The BCHL has introduced a new feature on their website this year – called BC Born, which puts the spotlight on the league’s rising young local born talent. Here’s the first one, featuring Ethan Bowen, who played for Yale Academy Bantam Prep in 2016-2017 and for the BCMML Fraser Valley Thunderbirds the […]

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WHL Headlines – outdoor – enshrined – Puutio – Peg – Donlevy

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  September 6, 2019 A new season is just around the corner, and with exhibition action already underway, here are some of the latest headlines from around the Western Hockey League:   Taking it outside The 2019-20 season will see the Calgary Hitmen and Regina Pats square off in some old fashioned outdoor shinny as part of […]

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WHL Pre-season – Tips, Blazers and Broncs go 3-0

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  September 6, 2019 Western Hockey League pre-season action was in full swing throughout the league as 16 games took place over the Labour Day weekend. Through it all, three teams emerged with perfect records, the Everett Silvertips, Kamloops Blazers, and Swift Current Broncos.     Hosting a pre-season tournament at Angel of the Winds Arena […]

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Surrey Eagles round out leadership with Katzalay and Tellier

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  September 6, 2019 With the season opener a day away, the Surrey Eagles announced yesterday that Holden Katzalay and Cristophe Tellier will round out the leadership group as assistant captains for this year’s team. These two forwards will join the captain Cody Schiavon, and assistant captain Hudson Schandor in leading this young Eagles team, […]

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BCHL introduces new events, rule changes

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  September 6, 2019 Ahead of tonight’s slate of six regular season openers, the league has recently announced some new initiatives, events, and rule changes that should attract more fans to the rinks. “The main pillars of the BCHL are player safety and speed and skill, but we also want to emphasize community involvement and […]

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BCHL shifts focus to “Modern Hockey”

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  September 6, 2019 With opening weekend of the season starting tonight, with six games on tap, the BCHL has announced a new focus for the league moving forward: ‘Modern Hockey’. The new tagline represents a shift in culture for the BCHL as it moves into a more modern style of play and operation at […]

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Matvichuk new head of hockey at BWC

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    September 6, 2019 Richard Matvichuk is now in place as the new Hockey Director at Burnaby Winter Club. The selection announcement was made in late July by BWC General Manager Terry Shein. Mativichuk replaces Maco Balkovec who had moved on to the Bowling Green (Ohio) NCAA Falcon’s program, after five years heading up […]

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Ice Breaker Kicks off E15 Season

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  September 6, 2019 For the fifth consecutive year, a number of the top Elite 15 teams in the Pacific North West are facing off in an early, pre-season contest organized by Burnaby Winter Club, though played at other venues. The tourney, which kicks off tonight with four games at Planet Ice Coquitlam, features five […]

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WHL places seven NHL first rounders

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  July 2, 2019 The Western Hockey League fared best of the big three Canadian Hockey League major junior organizations in this year’s NHL Entry Level draft. Seven WHL players were selected in the 31 first slots available, compared to just four from the larger Ontario Hockey League, and just two from the Quebec Major […]

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What a draft year for USA U18s!

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  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 […]

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Cranbrook’s Bowen Byram BC’s top NHL Draft pick at #4 overall

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July 2, 2019 4. Colorado Avalanche – Bowen Byram, D, Vancouver (WHL) NHL Central Scouting: No. 2 (North American skaters) Byram (6-1, 195) led Western Hockey League defenseman in goals (26) and game-winning goals (nine), and he was third with 71 points in 67 regular-season games. He also set a single-season league record with six […]

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Kirby Dach, Top Canadian in this year’s draft

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    July 2, 2019 3. Chicago Blackhawks – Kirby Dach, C, Saskatoon (WHL) NHL Central Scouting: No. 3 (North American skaters) Dach, who considers himself more of a pass-first than shoot-first forward, was third for Saskatoon with 73 points (25 goals, 48 assists), second with 23 power-play assists and first with 1.18 points per […]

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Four North Vancouver d-men selected in NHL Draft

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  July 2, 2019 It’s not often that four players from one community are drafted into the NHL in a given year, never mind all four are defencemen. But this year, the names of Maxwell Crozier, Layton Ahac, Carter Berger and Cole Moberg were all called this year’s NHL Draft in Vancouver. While their paths […]

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Eight BCHL products selected in NHL 2019 Draft

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  July 2, 2019 NHL Draft Re-cap – BCHL Players After Alex Newhook was selected 16th overall by the Colorado Avalanche in Round 1, seven more players from the league were chosen in rounds two to seven, on day 2 of the NHL Entry Level Draft in Vancouver, June 29. The eight were the most […]

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Lindgren signs with Kamloops Blazers

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    The Kamloops Blazers have signed Canadian Sport School Hockey League (CSSHL) student athlete Mats Lindgren to a standard Western Hockey League (WHL) Player Agreement. Lindgren, 14, attended the BWC Academy this past season, registering 26 points (4-22-26) in 27 games with their Bantam Prep team, along with adding one assist in three games […]

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Delta Academy hires Chyzowski to lead female program

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    July 2, 2019 Delta Hockey Academy Director Ian Gallagher announced Thursday that Dave Chyzowski, former professional hockey player and current Director of Sales and Marketing for the Kamloops Blazers, will be taking over as the new head coach of the Delta Hockey Academy Female Prep team and the Director of Sales. Chyzowski was […]

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