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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BCHL Spruce Kings fall to Brooks in National final

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  May 19, 2019 By Jason La Rose, Hockey Canada Brooks, Alberta – Simon Boyko opened and closed the scoring for the Brooks Bandits, and the hosts rode a three-goal first period to a 4-3 win over the Prince George Spruce Kings on Sunday and a second title at Canada’s National Junior A Championship. The victory […]

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Loss gives Mooseheads ticket to Championship final

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May 22, 2019 by Tony Saxon, Halifax Today HALIFAX – Never have the Halifax Mooseheads celebrated a loss with so much joy. Despite losing 4-3 to the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies Wednesday night in the final round robin game of the Memorial Cup, the Mooseheads advance to Sunday’s championship game thanks to the tournament’s tie-breaking formula. The […]

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Guelph eliminates PA to prolong WHL drought

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Loss is the 13th in a row for western representative at junior championship   May 22, 2019 Kyle Cicerella · The Canadian Press Nick Suzuki put an end to the season for the Prince Albert Raiders, while also giving his Guelph Storm a chance to go directly to the Memorial Cup final. The Montreal Canadiens […]

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WHL – PA Raiders dream season crashes

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  May 22, 2019 By Taylor Rocca Halifax, N.S – A dream season for the Prince Albert Raiders has come to its conclusion. With a 5-2 victory on Tuesday evening, the Guelph Storm eliminated the Western Hockey League champion Raiders from contention at the 2019 Memorial Cup Presented by Kia. After a back-and-forth first period, […]

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IIHF Mens – Canada wins on buzzer beater

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  May 14, 2019 Reuters – Canada’s Sam Reinhart celebrates a goal against host Slovakia during Monday’s IIHF championship Group A game at Steel Arena in Kosice last night. Canada edged Slovakia 6-5 on a power-play goal from Mark Stone with one second left in regulation to improve its record to 2-1 at the 16-nation […]

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WHL Championship – Giants fall in G7 OT

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  May 14, 2019 One of the most memorable, historic seasons of Vancouver Giants hockey ended in heartbreak at 18:25 of overtime in Game 7 Monday night in Prince Albert, SK. Dante Hannoun’s goal late in the first overtime period lifted the Prince Albert Raiders to a 2019 championship victory and a berth in the […]

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WHL Championship – Raiders win it in OT

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      May 14, 2019 by Darren Zary, Saskatoon StarPhoenix PRINCE ALBERT — WHL championship final. Seventh game. Overtime. Does it get much better than this? “Yes it does,” promised Prince Albert Raiders head coach Marc Habscheid. “In about two weeks.” Habscheid and the Raiders are probably just glad this series is finally — […]

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BCHL Spruce Kings now 2-0 at Nationals

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  May 14, 2019 The Prince George Spruce Kings are now 2-0 after a pair of power-play goals Monday night boosted them to a 4-0 shutout win over the Ottawa Jr Senators at the National Junior A Championship in Brooks, Alberta. Nick Poisson got the Spruce Kings on the board in the opening frame, after […]

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WHL Championship – Giants force Game 7 – tonight in PA

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  May 13, 2019 For the Vancouver Giants, there truly is no tomorrow. It all comes down to tonight’s Game 7 in Prince Albert vs the home town Raiders, a team that has posted an almost unbeatable record all season (54-10-2-2, 112 points). But the Giants have been formidable too, especially over the final half […]

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WHL Championship – Vancouver Giants win Game 6

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  May 13, 2019 The 2019 Rogers WHL Championship Series is going the distance. Sunday night in Prince Albert, the Vancouver Giants earned a 4-2 victory over the Prince Albert Raiders, forcing a seventh and deciding game Monday night at 6 PM PT. Davis Koch paced the Giants with two goals while goaltender David Tendeck […]

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