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BCHL – Round 2 – Interior – Caps vs Wild, Smokies vs Vipers

    March 11, 2019 The first round of the BCHL playoffs is now complete. There were two huge upsets in the Interior, with both the #1 Penticton Vees and #2 Merritt Centennials eliminated by lower seeds. Here’s the schedule and matchups for Round 2.   Interior Division   The Cowichan Capitals came into round Read More »

BCHL – Round 2 – Mainland – Chiefs vs Spruce Kings

  March 11, 2019 Round 2 of the BCHL Playoffs gets underway Friday.   Mainland Division   The #1 Chilliwack Chiefs, had to pull a rabbit out of the hat to defeat #4 Langley Rivermen. After going down 3-0, the Chiefs gutted out four straight to advance to Round 2. There wasn’t as much drama in Read More »

BCHL – Round 2 – Island – Grizzlies vs Kings

    March 11, 2019 All four BCHL Round 2 playoff matchups are now set. Here is the schedule for the Island division.   Island Division    The two top teams from the regular season will meet in Round 2 to determine who will move on from the Island division. The #1 Victoria Grizzlies finished first Read More »

BCHL Playoffs – Round 1 – Island – Grizzlies, Kings move on

    March 11, 2019 The first round of the BCHL playoffs is now complete. Here’s how things played out on the Island.       Island Division Series 7: Grizzlies in 4 games The #1 Victoria Grizzlies finished first on the Island, with a 36-18-0-4 record and 76 points, and faced off against #4 Alberni Read More »

Two Vees alumni named to NCHC All-Rookie Team

  March 12, 2019 Two Penticton Vees alums have earned year-end honours in the National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC). Nebraska-Omaha forward Taylor Ward and North Dakota goalie Adam Scheel have both been named to the NCHC All-Rookie Team, the conference announced Tuesday. Ward, who played three seasons with the Vees, finished with the second-most points Read More »

BCMML Playoffs – #2 Cariboo vs #7 GVC

      March 11, 2019 The BCMML wrapped up the regular season on the weekend, with the Fraser Valley Thunderbirds claiming the league banner. The Cariboo Cougars, who were a point back of the T-Birds and the North East Chiefs at the start of the weekend, swept host North West Hawks 4-0 and 5-2 to claim Read More »

BCMML Playoffs – #1 FV T-Birds vs #8 VW Giants

      March 11, 2019 The BCMML wrapped up the regular season on the weekend, with the Fraser Valley Thunderbirds claiming the league banner, with two 5-3 home ice wins over the North Island Silvertips. They will now play the #8 seed, Valley West Giants, who were idle on the weekend, having wrapped up their Read More »

BCMML – Fraser Valley win League, Playoffs set

    March 11, 2019 The BCMML wrapped up the regular season on the weekend, with the Fraser Valley Thunderbirds claiming the league banner, with two 5-3 home ice wins over the North Island Silvertips. The North East Chiefs came into the weekend tied in points with Fraser Valley, but managed just one point in their two games Read More »

BCMML – Final Weekend – promises lots of excitement

  March 8, 2019 The BCMML is entering its final weekend of regular season play Saturday, and it looks like there is lots of excitement in store. The top 3 teams are essentially neck in neck going into the weekend. The Fraser Valley Thunderbirds are tied with the North East Chiefs at 56 points each, while the Cariboo Read More »

BCHL Award Winners announced

    February 26, 2019 The BCHL has announced the winners of the 2019 league awards. Last week, a finalist was determined from each division for each of the individual awards and a second round of surveys has decided the ultimate winner. This year, the league’s broadcasters were asked to vote for the BCHL Coach Read More »

BCHL Playoff Matchups Set – Starts Friday

  February 26, 2019 Chiefs finish first overall BCHL teams wrapped up the regular season on the weekend, with the Chilliwack Chiefs finishing as the league’s top team, posting a 42-15-1-0 record, and 85 points. The first round of the best-of-seven playoff series starts Friday. In the Island and Mainland Divisions, it will be the Read More »

BCMML – Week 19 – Chiefs catch T-Birds

  February 21,  2018 The Fraser Valley Thunderbirds now have company at the top of the BCMML leaderboard. The North East Chiefs put up two wins vs North Island on the weekend, while the T-Birds were shut out 4-0 by the NW Hawks in their first game, before rebounding with a 6-4 win on Sunday. The Read More »

BCHL announce Award finalists

    February 20, 2019 The BCHL has announced the finalists from each division for the league’s annual player awards. In a weighted vote, each BCHL head coach was asked to submit a list ranking their top choices for each of most valuable player, rookie of the year, top defenceman, top goalie and most sportsmanlike Read More »

Misery continues for Cougars

      February 19, 2019 by Fraser Rogers The Prince George Cougars were undone by penalty trouble in their 4-1 loss Monday afternoon against the conference leading Everett Silvertips at the CN Centre. The loss makes it 16 games since the Cougars last posted a win (0-12-3-1). The Tips win, combined with a Vancouver Read More »

Canada Women down USA in first Rivalry Series

  February 19, 2019 DETROIT — The inaugural Rivalry Series was created to give Canada and the United States another opportunity to put the world’s best female hockey teams on the ice together. It went so well, there likely will be a sequel. Brianne Jenner and Blayre Turnbull scored, Shannon Szabados made 38 saves, and Read More »

PA leaves BC with 4W-1L-1SOL

January 28, 2019 The top-ranked team in the Western Hockey League all year long has been the Prince Albert Raiders, who play in the Eastern Conference, and aren’t too familiar to BC WHL fans. Their stats have been impressive all year long, clearly. But without seeing them, the question in BC at least has been, Read More »

Four PoE players return with IIHF U18 World Women’s gold

  January 14, 2019 Four Canadian Sport School Hockey League student athletes are returning home with gold medals. Anne Cherkowski (Vernon, BC), Stephanie Markowski (Edmonton, AB), Danielle Serdachny (Edmonton, AB), Rachel Weiss (Calgary, AB) and Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team were 3-2 overtime winners over the United States in the gold medal game at the Read More »

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 »