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WHL – Kelowna Rockets Clinch Playoff Spot

  March 7, 2020 The Kelowna Rockets are the 15th Western Hockey League team to secure a spot in the 2020 WHL Playoffs following a 6-0 win over the Seattle Thunderbirds Friday night at Prospera Place. With the victory, the Rockets improved to 28-27-3-3 on the season through 61 games, giving them 62 points. The Read More »

BCHL – Playoff Update – Round 1 complete

    March 7, 2020 Surrey Eagles downed Chilliwack Chiefs, in games 6 and 7, after being shut out 3-0 in game 5 on Thursday to advance through to the second round of the playoffs – the last team to get through The Eagles will now play the Coquitlam Express, who swept Langley – one of four Read More »

BCHL – Express sweep Rivermen

      March 5, 2020 Coquitlam Express – 5 Langley Rivermen – 4 Massimo Rizzo scored twice and Will Margel chipped in with three assists as the Coquitlam Express outlasted the Langley Rivermen 5-4 Wednesday night to complete their first-round series sweep and advance to Round 2 of the BCHL Playoffs. Coquitlam’s Connor Gregga Read More »

BCHLers at top of NCAA National Award Winners

March 6, 2020 Another week, another award for Victoria Grizzlies alum Alex Newhook, but this time on a national scale. Plus, Alberni Valley Bulldogs grad Keaton Mastrodonato gets his name on a pair of conference awards and two other BC natives are recognized for the second time this year.   National Player of the Month/Rookie Read More »

BCHL – Vees take out WK in 5 with OT winner

  March 4, 2020     Penticton Vees – 5 West Kelowna Warriors – 4 (OT) The Penticton Vees are moving on to the second round thanks to late-game heroics from Carson Kosobud and Jackson Niedermayer as they beat the West Kelowna Warriors 5-4 in overtime to take the series in five games. West Kelowna Read More »

BCHL – Cowichan Valley eliminate Powell River in 5

  March 6, 2020 Cowichan Valley Capitals – 2 Powell River Kings – 1 (OT) Matthew Crasa’s fourth of the playoffs tied the game in the final minute and Luc Wilson’s power-play goal in overtime clinched the series as the Cowichan Valley Capitals beat the Powell River Kings 2-1 to win their opening-round series in Read More »

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 »

WHL Playoff race update

  March 1, 2010 Here’s a quick look at current standings in the WHL, as the league approaches the end of its 68 game regular season schedule. So far 13 teams have clinched playoff spots.   U.S. DIVISION # Team GP W L OTL SOL PTS PCT ROW GF GA Streak P10 PIM 1 X 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 »

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 »

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 »

33 CSSHL players selected in NHL Central Scouting midterms

      January 14, 2020 A total of 33 former Canadian Sport School Hockey League student athletes have landed on NHL Central Scouting’s midterm ranking of the top players eligible for the 2020 NHL Draft. Twenty-eight CSSHL alums are listed on the North American Skaters list, including seventh-ranked Kaiden Guhle, while four former CSSHL 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 »

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 »