PG take commanding lead with 4-3 OT win in Vernon

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    April 17, 2019 Ben Poisson’s goal at 12:07 of overtime delivered a 4-3 road win Tuesday night for the Prince George Spruce Kings over the Vernon Vipers that puts PG up 3-0 in the Fred Page Cup BCHL Finals. Corey Cunningham opened the scoring late in the first period, receiving a point feed […]

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NHL Central Scouting – WHL Players

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  April 16, 2019 Cranbrook’s Bowen Byram of the Vancouver Giants, heads up the list of 44 WHL players who have made the cut on the final NHL Prospects list, prior to this year’s draft in Vancouver, June 21-22. Whitehorse, Yukon born Dylan Cozens, who played minor hockey at Delta and Yale is next in […]

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NHL Scouting Final 2019 Draft Rankings – NA Skaters

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  Here’s the full list of the final rankings for North American Skaters in this year’s upcoming NHL Draft, as prepared by NHL Central Scouting. The draft will held June 21-22 in Vancouver, British Columbia, at Rogers Arena. The event will be held over two days – Friday, June 21 (Round 1) and Saturday, June […]

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NHL Central Scouting – 20 BC Players listed

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      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, […]

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NHL Central Scouting – BCHL Players

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  April 16, 2019 Ten BCHL players have made the NHL Scouting’s Final draft prospects list. Heading the list are two players from Eastern Canada, both playing in Victoria for the Grizzlies. Alex Newhook of Newfoundland tops the list, at #13 overall, with Alexander Campbell of coming in at #43 overall. A third Victoria Grizzlies […]

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Cozens-Krebs shine in IIHF U18 pre-tournament games

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  April 16, 2019 Canada finished pre-tournament play at the 2019 IIHF U18 World Championship with its second win yesterday in Sweden. A 6-5 win in overtime against Belarus Sunday, followed by a 5-4 win over Russia Monday gave Canada a strong start to it’s pursuit of a gold medal with Western Hockey League talent providing […]

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Cozens puts Whitehorse on hockey map

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  April 16, 2019 Steven Loung, Sportsnet (originally published March 15, 2019) At a glance, Dylan Cozens’s rise as an elite NHL prospect is a story that’s been told many times before. As a boy Cozens dreamed of one day playing in the NHL, growing his love for the game and sharpening his skills on […]

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Hughes #1, Byram #2 in final Central Scouting rankings – NA skaters

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  April 15, 2019 TORONTO — Center Jack Hughes of the U.S. National Team Development Program’s Under-18 Team and right wing Kaapo Kakko of Finland’s TPS maintained their No. 1 ranking among North American and international skaters, respectively, as the NHL Central Scouting Bureau today released its final rankings for the 2019 NHL Draft. Hughes […]

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Joe Martin new HC in Alberni Valley

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  April 15, 2019 The Alberni Valley Bulldogs announced Monday the hiring of Joe Martin on a multi-year agreement to become the Bulldogs’ new head coach and general manager. Martin joins the Bulldogs as the current BCHL Coach of the year after guiding the Merritt Centennials to an overall record of 36-15-4-3 during the 2018/19 […]

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WHL Spokane now up 3-0 vs Everett Silvertips

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    April 12, 2019 by Kevin Dudley, for Spokesman-Review Spokane Conventional wisdom says the Spokane Chiefs shouldn’t be up 3-0 in their second-round playoff series with the Everett Silvertips. The Chiefs have been outshot in all three games against the U.S. Division champs and are up against what is normally a stout defense and […]

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WHL Giants eliminate Victoria Royals

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  April 12, 2019 Clive Dheenshaw / Times Colonist VICTORIA — Goaltender Griffen Outhouse will go into the books as one of the three-greatest Victoria Royals — along with Flames prospect Matthew Phillips and Red Wings prospect Joe Hicketts — over the first eight years of team history on the Island. The Royals received a […]

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WHL Oil Kings sweep Calgary Hitmen

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    April 11, 2019 by Derek Van Diest, Edmonton, Sun CALGARY — It’s over. On to the next round. The Edmonton Oil Kings advanced to the Western Hockey League Eastern Conference Final with a 6-0 victory against the Calgary Hitmen in Game 4 of their second-round series at the Scotiabank Saddledome on Wednesday. With […]

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WHL Giants push Royals to elimination

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  April 10, 2019 Cleve Dheensaw / Times Colonist Only three teams have rallied from 3-0 playoff deficits in the 52-year history of the Western Hockey League. The Victoria Royals will have to become the fourth if they are to get to the Western Conference final, which is a fate increasingly looking as if it […]

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BC Hockey announces Midget League Awards

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  April 10, 2019 BC Hockey has announced the BC Major Midget League All-Star team, along with Coach of the Year, and Player of the Year. The MML Player of the Year is Logan Stankoven of the Thompson Blazers. Stankoven, 15, from Kamloops, BC, led the MML in scoring with 101 points (49 goals, 52 […]

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Lots of BCHL talent on display at Frozen Four

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  April 10, 2019 The 2019 NCAA hockey tournament is down to the final four teams and 19 former BCHLers, representing nine BCHL clubs, are still alive and competing for the national championship. The Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs will take on the Providence Friars in the first semifinal on Thursday at 2 p.m. PDT at KeyBank Center […]

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The Stanley Cup – Who Was Lord Stanley?

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  For someone who called Canada home for only about five years, Frederick Arthur Stanley certainly found effective ways for his name to live on. The Stanley Cup, the silver trophy he donated in 1892. (It cost about $50.) Top teams in the National Hockey League begin this year’s competition for it today. Stanley was […]

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Fabbro notches a big first NHL goal

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  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 […]

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Cyclone Taylor Cup gets underway Thursday

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  The BC Junior B Championship series gets underway Thursday in Campbell River. Four teams will match up to compete for the Cyclone Taylor Cup. The Campbell River Storm will host the three BC Junior B league champions – Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League champions Victoria Cougars; Kootenay International Junior Hockey League champions, Revelstoke Grizzlies; […]

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