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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 »

WHL Top Guns – Scoring Leaders & Goalies

January 13, 2020  The WHL’s Top 30 Scoring Leaders and Top 20 Goaltenders. Scoring Leaders: WHL Top 30 – 1.13.2020               Rank Pos Name Team GP G A PTS +/- PIM 1 LW Beckman, Adam SPO 39 30 34 64 30 12 2 C Hamblin, James MH 42 23 41 Read More »

Top 200 NA skaters – NHL Central Scouting midterms

    January 13, 2020 NHL Central Scouting today released its midterm 2020 NHL Draft rankings. Here’s the Top 200 North American skaters listed. R Skater Ht Wt Pos Current Team League 1 LAFRENIERE, ALEXIS 6′ 1″ 196 LW RIMOUSKI QMJHL 2 BYFIELD, QUINTON 6′ 4″ 215 C SUDBURY OHL 3 DRYSDALE, JAMIE 5′ 11″ Read More »

51 WHL players crack NHL Central Scouting midterms

  January 13, 2020 NHL Central Scouting’s midterm rankings for the 2020 NHL Draft includes 51 WHL players. Nine WHL skaters cracked the top 30 North Americans. Four WHL goalies were listed in the top 10 North American goaltenders. The top ranked WHL skater, at #7 is defenceman Kaiden Guhle (Prince Albert Raiders / Sherwood Read More »

Top 200 NA skaters – by league and country

    January 13, 2020 NHL Central Scouting today released its midterm 2020 NHL Draft rankings. Here’s an overview of the Top 200 North American skaters (no goalies), by country/league. In summary, players toiling in Canadian leagues (which includes some US and European players), make up almost two thirds of the total (64.5%) – 129 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 »

Thrilling WJC Gold Medal for Canada vs Russia

  January 5, 2020 by Andrew Podnieks, IIHF Akil Thomas chased down a loose puck, just reaching it the top of the crease, then cut hard to the left and managed to slide a backhand into the net as he fell, breaking a 3-3 tie at 16:02 of the third and giving Canada a dramatic 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 – 105 players attending NHL Camps

    September 16, 2019 The Western Hockey League announced last week that 105 WHL players would be attending NHL rookie and training camps in September. All players are eligible to return to the WHL for the 2019-20 season. Of the 105 players attending, 58 were selected in the NHL Draft, including Saskatoon Blades forward Read More »

WHL Preseason comes to a close

  September 16, 2019 The final 15 games of the 2019 Western Hockey League Pre-season are in the books and the start of the 2019-20 WHL Regular Season is now only days away.   Oil Kings sweep away Cougars in Fort St. John The Edmonton Oil Kings and Prince George Cougars closed out their pre-season 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 »