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BCHL – Clippers take Bulldogs in 4 Straight

March 5, 2020 Nanaimo Clippers – 2 Alberni Valley Bulldogs – 1 Jordan Naylor made 34 saves, Ethan Scardina had a goal and an assist and Tim Washe’s second of the postseason stood up as the series-winning goal as the Nanaimo Clippers came back to beat the Alberni Valley Bulldogs 2-1 in Game 4 to Read More »

BCHL – Playoff Game Recaps

    March 1, 2020 Cowichan up 2-0 Cowichan Valley Capitals – 7 Powell River Kings – 6 (OT) Primo Self had a hat trick and Brady Lynn registered a two-point night, including the game-winning goal with just over six to play in the first overtime period as the Cowichan Valley Capitals outlasted the Powell Read More »

U-Sask Huskies down UBC T-birds, but big prize still out there

    March 1, 2020 “It was pretty surreal how crazy the fans were tonight to give us energy and push us through today.” by Darren Zary, Saskatoon StarPhoenix They put up a sign at Merlis Belsher Place saying “Sold Out.” The banner, a few hours later, would declare its hockey residents “Canada West men’s Read More »

BCHL – Playoff Matchups Set, Final Scoring stats

  February 24, 2020 The BCHL regular season wrapped up over the weekend, and the matchups are all set for the 2019-20 Shaw BCHL Playoffs. The first round will consist of eight best-of-seven series in the Interior, Island and Mainland Divisions. Teams have the option to choose a 2-2-1-1-1 format or a 2-3-2 based on Read More »

BC Hockey – U18AAA, U16AAA and U15AAA registration open

February 18, 2020 Registration is open for the recently re-named U18AAA, U16AAA and U15AAA leagues spring identification camps. Athletes must attend a camp to participate in league play for the 2020 – 2021 season. Players must attend the camp in the region which their guardian(s) reside. The U18AAA League replaces the Major Midget League, while Read More »

BCHL – Kent Johnson hits 100 point mark in WK

  February 17, 2020 by Wayne Moore, Castanet Kent Johnson and his Trail Smoke Eaters teammates were just too much for the West Kelowna Warriors Monday afternoon. A consensus first round pick in the 2021 NHL draft, Johnson, a Port Moody native, had three assists while linemate Owen Ozar scored twice as the Smokies up-ended Read More »

BCMML – OK Rockets, T-Birds and Hawks

  February 10, 2020 With six games left in the regular season, the Okanagan Rockets are still comfortably on top of the BC Major Midget League standings, seven points ahead of #2 Fraser Valley Thunderbirds. The North West Hawks are just two points back of the T-Birds in third place, after tying and defeating the Rockets, Read More »

BCHL – Thornton named High School PoM

    February 10, 2020 Chilliwack Chiefs defenceman Hudson Thornton has been named the BCHL High School Player of the Month for January. This award is for players 18-years-old or younger who are attending high school full time and is based on in-class and on-ice performance. The 16-year-old playing in his hometown of Chilliwack picked Read More »

BCMML – Major Midget Standings – OK Rockets with solid lead

  February 4, 2020 With eight games left in the regular season, the Okanagan Rockets are comfortably on top of the BC Major Midget League standings, nine points ahead of #2 Fraser Valley Thunderbirds. The North West Hawks are just a point back of the T-Birds in third place. Two teams are tied in fourth, the Read More »

BCHL – Mylymok named Player of Week

  February 3, 2020 Salmon Arm Silverbacks forward Luke Mylymok has been named the Subway BCHL Player of the Week for the week ending Feb. 2. The Minnesota-Duluth commit had five points in two Silverbacks wins last week and was named first star in both contests. On Friday, Mylymok had a goal and two assists Read More »

BCHL – New team, two conferences for 2020-21

  February 3, 2020 The BCHL will be changing shape next season, after the BCHL Board of Governors approved a new configuration at its semi-annual meeting on January 23. Realignment With the expansion Cranbrook Bucks beginning their inaugural campaign next year, the Board voted in favour of changing to a two-conference system with nine teams Read More »

Musa leading BCHL Energy Player of the Game ranks

    January 13, 2020 It’s a tight race at the top of the BCHL’s FortisBC Energy Player of the Game rankings. Forward Joseph Musa of the Langley Rivermen, a native of Orange Park, Florida, with 7 notches, is one game up on three others – Brandan Dent (F, Nanaimo Clippers, Prince George), Logan Terness Read More »

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 »