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BCHL grads in NCAA Spotlight this week

  January 8, 2020 NCAA conferences handed out weekly and monthly awards this week and the BCHL was well-represented as 10 former players from the league were honoured. ECAC Rookie of the Week Ethan Leyh – Freshman – Quinnipiac University (Langley Rivermen) Leyh played a key role for the Bobcats this weekend, as they extend Read More »

Naylor named BCHL Player of the Month

  January 5, 2020 Nanaimo Clippers goaltender Jordan Naylor has been named the FortisBC Player of the Month for the month of December. Naylor led the BCHL with a .940 save percentage in the month and was also tops in goals-against average with a mark of 1.83. His two shutouts were also the most in Read More »

Mac’s Midget – Cariboo Cougars bumped in semis

  January 1, 2020 Calgary, Alberta After edging BCMML rival Okanagan Rockets, 4-3 in the quarter-finals, the Cariboo Cougars faced off four hours later against the Calgary Buffaloes, falling 6-2 on New Year’s Eve in the semi-finals at this year’s Mac’s Midget Hockey Tournament, held in Calgary. The Buffs went on to defeat the Moose Read More »

BWC A1 win Pat Quinn Peewee AAA Elite Gold vs Glenlake

  January 3, 2020 It was a very tight game, but in the end BWC Peewee A1 prevailed over Calgary’s Glenlake Hawks A1 4-2 in the Peewee Elite final at this year’s Pat Quinn Classic. The two teams faced off at the Bill Copeland Arena in Burnaby on New Year’s Eve afternoon. Shots finished 14-13 for BWC. Read More »

WJC – Finns eliminate USA in QF

  January 2, 2020 by Lucas Aykroyd, IIHF The defending champs are still rolling. Joonas Oden scored in the third period to give Finland a 1-0 win over the U.S. and a berth in the 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship semi-finals. On the power play, Kristian Tanus, Finland’s leading scorer (2+6=8), looked off the U.S. Read More »

WJC – Final Standings

    December 31, 2019 Here are the final standings after round robin play at the 2020 World Junior Championship, being held in the Czech Republic. Quarter finals start New Year’s Day. Group A # TEAM GP PTS W OTW OTL L GF:GA 1  SWE 4 11 3 1 0 0 20:08 2  SUI 4 Read More »

WJC – Canada hammers Czechs 7-2, Slovaks next in QF

    December 31, 2019 Courtesy TSN – Team Canada responded to two quick goals by the Czech Republic with two goals of their own and beat the hosts 7-2 in their preliminary round finale of the World Junior Championship. Canada finishes first in Group A and will play Slovakia (#4 Group B) in the Read More »

WJC – Russia survives scare, advances to quarterfinals

    December 31, 2019 by Canadian Press Russia avoided elimination and a trip to the relegation round with a 6-1 win over Germany on Tuesday at the world junior hockey championship. The Germans, with one win and three losses, will now face Kazakhstan in the best-of-three relegation round with the loser out of next Read More »

Cariboo Cougars vs BWC Academy Prep in PQ Bantam Elite Final

      December 31, 2019 BWC Academy Bantam Prep will face Cariboo Cougars in the Gold medal game for the Pat Quinn Classic Bantam AAA Elite division this afternoon at 1:00 PM at the Bill Copeland Arena in Burnaby. BWC advanced through the semis with a 5-0 shutout of the San Jose Jr. Sharks, Read More »

PQ Peewee AAA Elite Final Set – BWC A1 vs Glenlake Hawks

  December 31, 2019 It will be BWC A1 vs Calgary’s Glenlake Hawks A1 in the Peewee Elite final at this year’s Pat Quinn Classic. The two teams will meet at 3:15 this afternoon at the Bill Copeland Arena in Burnaby. In the Bronze, Semiahmoo A1 will meet Kelowna Jr. Rockets, at Burnaby Lake Arena, Read More »

OK Rockets moving upward, onwards to Mac’s playoffs

  December 31, 2019 By Todd Saelhof, courtesy Calgary Sun The Okanagan Rockets are trending these days. They’re headed upwards and onwards in every aspect of their midget hockey existence. Heck … it’s in their name, although the real proof is in the season so far. In B.C. league play, they’ve skyrocketed to a lofty 20-2-1-1 Read More »

Mac’s Midget – last year under original name

Ethan Aucoin of the Calgary Northstars said he’s dreamed of taking part in the Mac’s Midget AAA World Invitational Tournament since he was five years old. (CBC) CBC News · Posted: Dec 27, 2019 10:56 AM MT Dozens of the best young hockey players from all over Western Canada and as far away as Russia Read More »

Mac’s Midget – OK Rockets will face Cariboo in QF

  December 31, 2019 Calgary, Alberta Two of the four BC-based teams competing in this years Mac’s Tournament will advance to the quarter finals – and face each other. The Okanagan Rockets had already clinched in first place their pool, with three straight wins, before dropping their final 2-1 to the Lloydminster Bobcats Monday. The Rockets Read More »

Buono named BCHL Player of the Week

  December 23, 2019 Merritt Centennials forward Christian Buono has been named the Subway BCHL Player of the Week for the week ending Dec. 22. The 19-year-old from Burnaby, B.C. tallied five goals and one assist over the Cents’ four games last week. After being held off the scoresheet in Wednesday’s loss to the Powell Read More »

Cariboo 2-0 lead Bantam Elite at Pat Quinn

  December 29, 2019 Here’s how things are shaping up early on in the Bantam Elite AAA bracket at the 5th Annual Pat Quinn Classic, being played in Burnaby over the holidays. So far, the bracket is proving to be very competitive, with lots of ties, and many games decided by a single goal. Cariboo Read More »

Four peewee teams open with 2-0 at Pat Quinn

  December 29, 2019 Here’s a quick look at the early standings in the Peewee AAA bracket at the 5th Annual Pat Quinn Classic, being played in Burnaby over the holidays. The tournament opened yesterday and will wrap up on New Year’s Eve. In a classic matchup of long time rivals, BWC A1 opened with Read More »

OK Rockets leading BC Midget team at Mac’s Tourney

  December 29, 2019 Here’s a quick look at how things stand as of noon, Sunday, December 29 at this year’s Mac’s Midget Tournament, in Calgary. The Okanagan Rockets have clinched first place their pool, with a perfect 3-0-0 record, and are performing the best of the four BC Major Midget League teams in the Read More »

Tips and Winterhawks leading WHL

  November 25, 2019 Here’s how things are looking 24 or so games into the 2019-2020 WHL regular season. In the West, it’s the US Division Everett Silvertips and Portland Winterhawks tied for first place overall, each with 33 points. The Tips have done it in 22 games, the Hawks in 23. The Kamloops Blazers Read More »

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

  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 Read More »

BCHL introduces new events, rule changes

  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 Read More »

BCHL shifts focus to “Modern Hockey”

  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 Read More »

What a draft year for USA U18s!

  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 Read More »

BCHL Spruce Kings fall to Brooks in National final

  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 Read More »

Loss gives Mooseheads ticket to Championship final

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 Read More »

Guelph eliminates PA to prolong WHL drought

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 Read More »

WHL – PA Raiders dream season crashes

  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, Read More »

IIHF Mens – Canada wins on buzzer beater

  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 Read More »

BCHL Spruce Kings now 2-0 at Nationals

  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 Read More »