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WHL 2018-19 B.C. Division Preview

    September 19, 2019 by Robert Murray Here’s an overview of the five BC Division WHL teams ahead of the season openers this weekend. A look at who’s returning, who’s new, and team expectations for the new season. Teams are presented in order of finish in theirdivision last season.   Kelowna Rockets General Manager: Bruce Read More »

Four WHL clubs get CHL Top 10 pre-season kudos

  September 19, 2019 Toronto – The Canadian Hockey League today announced the pre-season edition of its Top-10 CHL Rankings for the 2018-19 season. Three WHL clubs were in the mix, with a fourth getting honorable mention. The weekly rankings are selected by a panel of National Hockey League scouts. At the top of the Read More »

BCHL Showcase – ’03 + ’04 Bantam Prospects selected

    The BCHL is showcasing some  top young prospects as part of the annual Bauer BCHL Showcase at Prospera Centre in Chilliwack this year. Top players identified from the BCHL Exposure Camp in May at the Richmond Olympic Oval have been selected and assigned to two teams that will compete against each other at Read More »

BCHL Update

  September 17, 2017 Here’s a quick look at the early standings in the BCHL after the first two weeks of play, along with the Top 20 scoring leaders and goalies. Reflecting the growing Eastern Canadian and American flavor of the league, three of the top five scoring leaders are from Quebec, and eight of Read More »

BCHL Weekend Wrap

    September 17, 2018   Seventeen games were played in the BCHL this past weekend, wrapping up week two of the new season. At the end of the weekend, three teams were still undefeated. Leading the pack are the Prince George Spruce Kings with 4 wins, followed by Trail Smoke Eaters with 3 plus Read More »

BCHL Friday Night

    September 15, 2018   Eight games were played last night in the BCHL, in the second weekend of regular season play. Here’s a quick recap of the results:   Coquitlam 3 – Prince George 5 Coquitlam Express (1-2-0-0) vs Prince George Spruce Kings (3-0-0-0) – Rolling Mix Concrete Arena, Prince George. PG remains undefeated Read More »

Victoria’s Alexander joining WHL Oil Kings

  by Eric James, SwiftCurrentOnline Originally posted August 21, 2018 The Swift Current Broncos executed a trade with the Edmonton Oil Kings this morning, with some in-province prospects and early-round bantam draft picks heading to southwest Saskatchewan. The Broncos dealt defenceman Jacson Alexander, a Victoria, BC native, defenceman prospect Chad Smithson, and a 2019 sixth-round Read More »

BCHL Opening Weekend – PG, Wild, Riv, AV start with 2Ws

  September 9, 2018 The BCHL kicked off the 2018-2019 season Friday, with seven games, and another seven on Saturday; including back to back series in Prince George, West Kelowna and Trail.  A single game Sunday wrapped the opening weekend, in Nanaimo. At the end of the weekend, four teams had opened with a pair Read More »

BCHL New Season Opens Tonight – Playoff Rivalries on Tap

  September 7, 2018 Training camp and preseason are officially over and now the action starts for real as the BCHL regular season fires up off this weekend, the 57th in league history. As usual there are plenty of storylines heading into the season, after a summer that saw a great deal of change in Read More »

BCHL 2018-2019 – Key Players to Watch

  September 7, 2018 Training camp and preseason are officially over and now the action starts for real as the BCHL regular season fires up off this weekend, the 57th in league history. As usual there are plenty of storylines heading into the season, after a summer that saw a great deal of change in Read More »

CSSHL – Midget Prep Starts September 14

  September 5, 2018 The Midget Prep division of the Canadian Sports School Hockey League opens the 2018-2019 season next Friday, September 14 with a single game featuring Pursuit at Okanagan White at the OHTC in Penticton, followed by five games on Saturday, and three more on Sunday. Delta visits Pacific Coast at Westhills in Read More »

CSSHL – E15 Starts September 15

  September 5, 2018 The E15 division of the Canadian Sports School Hockey League opens the 2018-2019 season next Saturday, September 15, with four games, followed by three on Sunday. Pacific Coast faces Delta at the Planet Ice Delta Saturday and Sunday. St. George’s hosts Okanagan at UBC, Saturday and Sunday. West Van hosts Yale Read More »

CSSHL – Bantam Prep Starts September 15

  September 5, 2018 The Bantam Prep division of the Canadian Sports School Hockey League opens the 2018-2019 season next Saturday, September 15, with Burnaby Winter Club Academy facing Pacific Coast at the Westhills Arena in Victoria. Burnaby then makes the short hop to face Shawnigan at the Charlie Purdy at Sunday. In the only Read More »

BCHL Kicks off Season Friday with 7 games

  September 7, 2018 The British Columbia Hockey League kicks off it’s new season Friday night with seven games. The action continues with another seven games Saturday. A single game Sunday wraps up the opening weekend. Here’s the schedule. Sep. 7 Alberni Valley – Cowichan Valley – Island Savings Centre 7:00 pm PDT Sep. 7 Read More »

Rockets drop preseason tilt to Cougars

September 2, 2018 The Kelowna Rockets fell 4-2 to the Prince George Cougars in WHL preseason action on Saturday night at Prospera Place. Battling back and forth, it took until the 17:45 mark of the opening frame but Cole Carrier(1) gave the Rockets a 1-0 lead that they held onto heading into the second period. Read More »

League to honor Humboldt Broncos

    September 2, 2018 CALGARY, Alta. – The Canadian Junior Hockey League, in conjunction with the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League and the other nine Jr. A leagues that comprise the CJHL, announced Saturday details of a special banner that will be presented and unveiled at upcoming regular season home games for each if its 133 Read More »

WHL Season Rewind – Rise of the Rookies

    August 22, 2018 by Austin Friesen As the Western Hockey League’s 22-member clubs prepare for the 2018-19 WHL Regular Season, there is renewed hope among all teams of hoisting the Ed Chynoweth Cup at the conclusion of the 2019 WHL Playoffs. With that in mind, here’s a look back at the outstanding rookies from last Read More »

Castagna brings speed to new Bulldogs lineup

    August 22, 2018 The Alberni Valley Bulldogs Fans got a little taste of what it is like to see Stephen Castagna play as he suited up for five regular season games and four play off games last season, and he made an impression. In nine games he tallied a total of five points, Read More »

Montreal bros joining Grizzlies

      August 22, 2018 by Brian Drewry, courtesy Times Colonist One wears No. 11 and the other No. 12, and that’s about as different as the Campbell brothers are going to get. They were born just 15 months apart but Charles Campbell (left) and younger brother Alex will tell you they’ve been pretty Read More »

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 »

BCHL rebrands social media handles

  August 22, 2018 The BCHL has rebranded all of its social media channels with a new handle – @GoBCHL. This change applies to the league’s Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts, which had previously been @bchllive, @BCHL Live and @realbchl respectively. The ‘bchllive’ tag was established in 2010 when the league was introducing its initial Read More »

Tips sign Victoria’s Ty Gibson

August 17, 2018     EVERETT, Wash. – The Everett Silvertips and general manager Garry Davidson announced that the club has signed prospect defenseman Ty Gibson to a WHL Standard Player Agreement. “We are proud to welcome Ty Gibson and his family to the Everett Silvertips, and are excited of his decision to choose the Read More »

Payton Mount expected to lead T-Birds new wave

  August 16, 2018 by Austin Friesen Payton Mount Team: Seattle Thunderbirds Position: Right Wing Shoots: Right Height: 5-foot-8 Weight: 183-pounds The Seattle Thunderbirds managed a record of 34-28-8-2 last season, which gave them a win percentage of 0.542. Even with this percentage they only placed fifth in what was one of the most difficult Read More »

WJC Playmakers – Ron Toigo, Barry Petrachenko

July 5, 2018 by Jessica Gowans The 2019 World Junior Championships are being hosted by Victoria and Vancouver this year. In a recent interview, the host committee co-chairs talk about bringing the World Juniors to British Columbia, helping celebrate 100 years of B.C. Hockey, and what the tournament will mean to minor hockey. Leading in Read More »

Hays departure marks change in WHL culture, suggests owner

  May 10, 2018 Don Hay is retiring from his position as head coach of the Kamloops Blazers; Majority owner Tom Gaglardi said the local legend was not forced out   Marty Hastings / Kamloops This Week Don Hay is retiring from his position as head coach of the Kamloops Blazers. Majority owner Tom Gaglardi Read More »

Pats repeat heartbreak – 100 years later

  May 28, 2018 by Greg Harder, Regina Leader Post It took 100 years, but history repeated itself for the Regina Pats. One full century after losing in the very first Memorial Cup final to the University of Toronto Schools, the Pats were back where they started on Sunday night, dropping a 3-0 heartbreaker to Read More »

Sam Steel Memorial Cup MVP

    May 28, 2018 Regina, SK – Sam Steel of the Regina Pats has been named the Most Valuable Player for the 100th Mastercard Memorial Cup. With 13 points (2G-11A) in five games, Steel led the entire tournament in scoring. This includes a record-tying performance in Game 6 of the round-robin where he racked Read More »

Smallest market team, Acadia-Bathurst win Memorial Cup

  May 28, 2018 Regina, Sask. – For the first time in franchise history, the Acadie-Bathurst Titan are Memorial Cup Champions. With a 3-0 shutout victory over the Regina Pats – Western Hockey League hosts of the 100th Memorial Cup – the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League-champion Titan earned Major Junior hockey’s most coveted trophy Sunday evening Read More »