Canada West drops games to Russia and Czech

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  December 13, 2018 GAME 4, 5-4 SO CZECH REPUBLIC Canada West now 2-2-0 at World Junior A Challenge by Justin Rose After being blanked by the Russians 3-0 on Wednesday, Canada West fell 5-4 in a shootout to the Czech Republic Thursday night at the RJ Lalonde Arena, in Bonnyville, Alberta. The loss was […]

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40 selected for CHL Top Prospects Game, 3 BC born

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  December 13, 2018 The Canadian Hockey League in association with National Hockey League Central Scouting have announced the 40 players who will compete in the 2019 Sherwin-Williams CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game. The 24th annual showcase features the top CHL prospects eligible for this year’s NHL Draft, Wednesday January 23, 2019, at the ENMAX Centrium, home […]

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Canada Juniors edge U-Sports in shootout

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  December 13, 2018 Canada’s National Junior Team hopefuls took a 3-2 victory over the U SPORTS All-Stars in a shootout marathon at the Q Centre in Victoria, last night. The first of three matchups between the two sides saw Jack Studnicka (Tecumseh, ON, Oshawa Generals) score twice in regulation before Shane Bowers (Herring Cove, NS – […]

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CSSHL announces Championship dates and formats

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  December 12, 2018 The Canadian Sport School Hockey League has announced dates and details surrounding the 2019 BDO CSSHL Championships to be held in Penticton, B.C. from March 7-17, 2019. The 2019 BDO CSSHL Championships will be so far, with 73 teams and over 1,300 student athletes competing over 11 days to determine champions […]

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New Major Bantam League for Lower Mainland and Okanagan

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  December 11, 2018 BC Hockey has announced that seven Lower Mainland and Okanagan teams will be part of a Major Bantam AAA Pilot program to be launched for the coming 2019-2020 season. The program has been launched in response to the rapid expansion of the bantam prep and bantam varsity team divisions in the […]

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Canada West opens with two wins at World Jr. A Challenge

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December 11, 2018 Canada West is off to great start at the World Junior A Challenge which kicked off in Bonnyville, Alberta, on Sunday. In game 1 Sunday, the team defeated Team USA in a rematch of last year’s gold medal game. Alex Newhook, the Newfoundland star who plays for the Victoria Grizzlies, eventually won it […]

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Team BC U16 Male roster announced

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  December 10, 2018 BC Hockey has announced the 20-players selected for the BC Male U16 team at the 2019 Canada Winter Games in Red Deer, which is being held February 16-22, 2019. Of the 20 players selected, 12 are currently playing in the Canadian Sport School Hockey League. The other eight spent the 2017-18 […]

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Kelowna Rockets acquire rights to Alex Swetlikoff from Hurricanes

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  December 6, 2018 Alex Swetlikoff’s rights have been traded to his hometown Kelowna Rockets in a Thursday deal with the Lethbridge Hurricanes. In return for the rights to the 17-year-old forward, the Hurricanes received a fourth-round selection in the 2022 Western Hockey League Bantam Draft. Originally selected in the third round, 62nd overall, of the […]

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3 BC WHL Alumni on U SPORTS All-Stars to face World Junior Prospects

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  December 8, 2018 Twelve Western Hockey League alumni, including four returning players, highlight the U SPORTS Men’s Hockey All-Stars roster set to face Hockey Canada’s World Junior Prospects in Victoria, B.C. from Dec. 12 to 14. The 25-man rosters includes two goaltenders, three defencemen, and seven forwards with WHL experience, led by a trio of […]

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7 BC players make cut for Canada West World Jr. A team

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  December 5, 2018 Seven BC players lead the contingent of 22 Junior A players selected for Team Canada West, announced by Hockey Canada today. The team will open competition in the 2018 World Junior A Challenge vs Team USA in Bonnyville, Alberta, on Sunday, December 9. The BC players include four forwards: Harrison Blaisdell […]

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Canada WJC Selection Camp Roster announced

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    December 4, 2018   CALGARY – With just weeks to go before the puck drops on the 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship, Hockey Canada has named the 34 players who have earned an invitation to Canada’s National Junior Team Sport Chek Selection Camp, Dec. 11-14 in Victoria, B.C. The camp roster includes three […]

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Seattle – the name game begins

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    December 4, 2018 by Daniel Goffenberg, Sportsnet Seattle is getting an NHL franchise. And now we wait to see what it’ll be called. Thirteen possible names were registered by someone with Oak View Group – the company responsible for renovating Seattle’s KeyArena – last January. Thanks to some sleuthing by Detroithockey.net’s Clark Rasmussen, […]

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NHL comes to Seattle 2021-2022

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December 4, 2018, 2:02 PM By Rory Boyle, Sportsnet by Rory [email protected] In a press conference at the Board of Governors meetings in Sea Island, Ga., on Tuesday, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman announced the arrival of the league’s 32nd team in Seattle. The long-awaited and expected approval was voted on unanimously, though the new team […]

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West Van Bantam Prep win inaugural Delta Wild Winter Classic

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    December 4, 2018 with files from Mark Booth, Delta Optimist, photos by James Garrett West Vancouver Warriors Academy are the winners of the inaugural Delta Wild Bantam Classic Tournament, played at Planet Ice in Delta this weekend. The Warriors defeated Delta Hockey Academy’s Wild Green 5-3 in Sunday’s championship game after both teams […]

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10 BC players on World Jr. A Canada West Camp Roster

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  December 2, 2018 Ten BC-born players are among a group of 44 invitees who will gather in Calgary from Dec. 3-5 at the Markin MacPhail Centre at WinSport’s Canada Olympic Park for the Team Canada West selection camp. The players will participate in games and practices before departing for Bonnyville on Dec. 6. The players […]

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Blades clip Rockets 5-4 in OT

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    December 1, 2018 The Kelowna Rockets fell to the Saskatoon Blades 5-4 in overtime Saturday night at Prospera Place. Saskatoon opened the scoring 11:27 into the first period when Gary Haden(7) crashed the net, putting the puck and himself into it. The goal would be reviewed but was ultimately deemed good. Not even a minute […]

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Giants celebrate return to Coliseum with 5-2 win

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  December 2, 2018 On a night where 50 years of Vancouver hockey memories were celebrated the Vancouver Giants managed to create a few unforgettable memories of their own. Saturday night in front of 6000-plus at the Pacific Coliseum, the Vancouver Giants (19-6-2-0) grabbed their fifth straight victory, a 5-2 decision over the visiting Tri-City […]

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de Jong notches first ECAC award

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November 26, 2018 ALBANY, N.Y. – Quinnipiac men’s ice hockey sophomore Odeen Tufto (Chaska, Minnesota) and freshman Ethan de Jong (North Vancouver, British Columbia) received ECAC Hockey Weekly Awards, as announced by the league office on Monday afternoon. Tufto earned his second-ever player of the week award while de Jong was honored by the league […]

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WHL Trade: Kneen headed to Blades, Caller to Blazers

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  November 26, 2018 by Robert Murray A swap of 19-year-old defencemen took place between the Kamloops Blazers and Saskatoon Blades Monday. Heading to the Blades is Nolan Kneen while Jackson Caller was sent the other way, heading to his hometown Blazers. In the deal, the the Blazers also received a second and third round […]

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