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Hockey Canada launches Pat Quinn Scholarship Fund

  January 3, 2019 VANCOUVER, B.C. – The Hockey Canada Foundation (HCF) has launched the Pat Quinn Scholarship Fund to honour the long-time coach and Team Canada legend. The fund will provide assistance to student-athletes in pursuit of a post-graduate professional designation. Applications are open to Canadian citizens from March 17 to June 30 of Read More »

WJC – Captain Comtois’ UFC inspired pump-up is a big hit

          December 31, 2018 Frank Seravalli, TSN Senior Hockey Reporter VANCOUVER — When Maxime Comtois first began shouting his Bruce Buffer-inspired, UFC-style pregame pump up in the tunnel, the rest of Team Canada didn’t know exactly how to react. “I didn’t know what was going on,” forward Shane Bowers said. “I Read More »

Canada up 2-0 in WJC so far, next up Czechs

  December 28,  2018 Vancouver, British Columbia After an almost embarrassing 14-0 blowout of Denmark in their World Junior Championship opener on Boxing Day, Canada faced a much tougher adversary in Switzerland last night, coming away with a 3-2 decision, after a late goal from the Swiss made things interesting. Canada will play two more games Read More »

Canada downs Slovaks 6-1 in final WJC prelim

  December 22, 2018 Jason La Rose VICTORIA, B.C. – Cody Glass (Winnipeg, Man./Portland, WHL) had a goal and two assists for the second game in a row, and Canada’s National Junior Team rode a big first period to a 6-1 win over Slovakia on Friday night ahead of the 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship. Read More »

2019 World Juniors – Team reviews

  Jack Hughes, Canadian fan, Filip Zadina   December 21, 2018 by Steve Kournianos, The Sporting News The IIHF Under-20 World Junior Championship, known colloquially as the World Juniors, is hockey’s premier annual prospect event that gives us the feel of playoff intensity smack in the middle of the NHL season. For many, it’s the Read More »

Bieska captains Spengler Cup Team, Fabbro, Zucale add youth

  December 21, 2018 By Rob Williams, Daily Hive Hockey Canada released its Spengler Cup roster on Thursday and there are a number of familiar names to be seen. Kevin Bieksa headlines the group, as the former Vancouver Canucks and Anaheim Ducks defenceman plays what will likely be his final games of competitive hockey. Other Read More »

CJHL announces Prospects Game Rosters – 11 BCHL invites

Prospects Game goes Tuesday, Jan. 22 in Okotoks, Alta. CALGARY- The Canadian Junior Hockey League, in partnership with the National Hockey League and Hockey Canada, as well as in conjunction with NHL Central Scouting, announced Tuesday the playing rosters for the upcoming CJHL Prospects Game, which will be held on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at 7:30 Read More »

Hockey Canada unveils WJC Poster

    by Jason La Rose The 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship host committee has launched the look that will splashed across Vancouver and Victoria during the holiday tournament. The ‘Canadiana’ branding ties into the #REPRESENT theme that has been front and centre since tickets were launched for the World Juniors just over a year Read More »

Giants Wrap 2018 With a Thrilling 2-1 Win Over PG

  December 17, 2018 The Vancouver Giants are heading into their holiday break on a winning note. Sunday night in Langley in front of 3500-plus at the LEC the Vancouver Giants (22-8-2-0) earned a hard-fought 2-1 victory over the Prince George Cougars (11-19-1-2). Brayden Watts notched both goals for the Giants, the latter of which Read More »

Goaltender Mike DiPietro gets second chance at world juniors dream

December 15, 2018 Courtesy SportsNet.ca VANCOUVER — A stark message sporadically popped up on Mike DiPietro’s phone over the past year. “Got cut from world juniors,” it read. After missing out on wearing the Maple Leaf in last year’s IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship, the up-and-coming goalie set the alert to act as motivation, pushing Read More »

World Juniors: 6 more released – 11 out now

  December 15, 2018 COLWOOD, B.C. — Six players were released Friday from Canada’s world junior hockey team roster and one veteran forward was ruled out of the upcoming championship tournament due to injury. Eleven players have left the team in the past two days, with four cuts Thursday, six more Friday and the announcement Read More »

World Juniors: USports win final WJC tune-up 5-1

    CANADA DOWNED BY U SPORTS IN SELECTION CAMP FINALE by Jessica Gowans VICTORIA, B.C. – Owen Tippett (Peterborough, Ont./Mississauga, OHL) scored, but Canada’s junior hopefuls dropped a 5-1 decision to the U SPORTS all-stars Friday afternoon in the finale at Canada’s National Junior Team Sport Chek Selection Camp. Despite the final score, Michael Read More »

World Juniors: Canada opens WJC vs Denmark Boxing Day

  CANADA-RUSSIA RIVALRY TO HEADLINE NEW YEAR’S EVE MATCH-UPS AT 2019 IIHF WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP     VANCOUVER & VICTORIA, B.C. – Canada will face Denmark to open the 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship when the red-and-white hits the ice at home in search of a second-consecutive gold medal this December. Here’s the full tournament Read More »

Johnson commits to Wolverines

    December 17, 2018 Sixteen year old Trail Smoke Eaters rookie forward Kent Johnson will be following in his head coach’s footsteps when he makes the jump to the collegiate level in 2020-21, as he has committed to play for the University of Michigan Wolverines. After getting in a pair of games last season Read More »

40 selected for CHL Top Prospects Game, 3 BC born

  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 Read More »

Canada Juniors edge U-Sports in shootout

  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 – Read More »

WHL Update – Giants increase lead in West

    December 5, 2018 BC Division The Vancouver Giants continue to stretch their lead at the top of the WHL BC division, and are knocking on the door for the #1 spot overall in the Western Conference. With a record of 20-6-2-0 ant 42 points, the Giants are just three back of Everett, with Read More »

WHL Trade: Kneen headed to Blades, Caller to Blazers

  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 Read More »

BCHL – Vees vs Eagles rematch gets testy

  November 26, 2018 Penticton, BC: The Penticton Vees (18-7-1-2) and Surrey Eagles (7-23-0-1) looked like old division rivals Saturday night. A 4-1 Vees win featured a plethora of penalties and nearly a line brawl at the South Surrey Arena. David Silye threw the first huge hit of the night, launching Mack Gray over the Read More »

BCHL Update – Week 11 – Tight race atop two divisions

    November 26, 2018 BCHL standings, top scorers and goalies after Week 11.      Island Division – Grizzlies stay on top – Kings win 3 straight It was more of the same on the Island this weekend, with the leading Victoria Grizzlies still on top with a sizable lead over #2 Powell River, Read More »

John Reid Memorial teams announced – 5 BC teams selected

    November 22, 2018 The organizing committee for the 41st annual John Reid Memorial Tournament have announced the selections for this year’s competition. The tournament has long been recognized as attracting the top bantam AAA talent in Western North America, and is heavily scouted by WHL teams in advance of the spring Bantam Draft. Read More »

18 BCHL graduates headed to NCAA tourney in Belfast

November 21, 2018 The fourth-annual Friendship Four NCAA hockey tournament starts Friday, November 23 in Belfast, Northern Ireland and 18 BCHL grads will take the ice. Meant to promote the game of hockey in the United Kingdom, the Friendship Four takes place SSE Arena Belfast, the home arena of the Belfast Giants of the Elite Read More »

PA Goalie, Ian Scott named CHL Goaltender of the Week

  November 20, 2018 Toronto – Toronto Maple Leafs prospect Ian Scott of the Western Hockey League’s Prince Albert Raiders has been named Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week for the regular season week ending November 18 after posting a 3-0-0-0 record with two shutout victories for a goals-against-average of 0.33 and save percentage of Read More »

BCHL: Stevenson and Dumba leaving Surrey Eagles

  November 20. 2018 Here’s an overview of trades in the BCHL over the past 30 days. Most recently two players leaving Surrey Eagles – Kyle Dumba (98-G) to Victoria Grizzles, and Chase Stevenson (99-F) to Trail. Dumba, a native of Calgary, played 12 games with Surrey this year, registering a .876 save percentage and Read More »