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BCHL Spruce Kings now 2-0 at Nationals

  May 14, 2019 The Prince George Spruce Kings are now 2-0 after a pair of power-play goals Monday night boosted them to a 4-0 shutout win over the Ottawa Jr Senators at the National Junior A Championship in Brooks, Alberta. Nick Poisson got the Spruce Kings on the board in the opening frame, after Read More »

BCHL Spruce Kings win Doyle Cup, with 4-2 win over AJHL Bandits

      May 5, 2019 by Brendan Pawliw, MyPrinceGeorgeNow.com The Prince George Spruce Kings magical season took another turn for the good on Saturday. After trailing 2-1 heading into the third period against the Brooks Bandits, the BCHL’s Fred Page Cup champs potted three goals in the final twenty minutes, claiming the franchise’s first Read More »

A closer look at the BC WHL Bantam Draft picks

      May 3, 2019 Here’s a closer look at the BC picks from yesterday’s WHL Bantam Draft, held in Red Deer. As has been the case for the past several years, players from BC’s CSSHL programs dominated the 60 BC player selections in this year’s WHL Bantam Draft, with 46 in total, including Read More »

Spruce Kings even series on home ice, defeat Bandits 3-1

    May 1, 2019 The friendly confines of the Rolling Mix Concrete Arena seemed to be enough to give the Prince George Spruce Kings a boost. Trailing 2-1 in the first three games in the Doyle Cup to the Brooks Bandits, the Spruce Kings put forth a gutsy effort posting a 3-1 win in front Read More »

CSSHL sets record with 85 WHL Bantam Draft picks

      May 2, 2019 It was a record setting day for the Canadian Sport School Hockey League at the 2019 WHL Bantam Draft as 85 student athletes from the 2018-19 season were selected. The 85 selections breaks the previous record of 81, which was set last year. In total, 13 CSSHL student athletes Read More »

WHL 2019 Bantam Draft – Complete List

May 2, 2019 Here’s the complete list of players selected in this year’s WHL Bantam Draft, held in Red Deer, Alberta today.   RD OV Team Player Name Pos Height Weight DOB Last Team Hometown 1 1 Winnipeg Savoie, Matthew C 5.09 165 01/01/2004 Northern Alberta Xtreme Mdgt Prep St. Albert, AB 1 2 Winnipeg Read More »

WHL West – Giants advance to Final – take Spokane in five

  April 29, 2019 For the third time in the 18-year history of the franchise, the Vancouver Giants have advanced to the Western Hockey League Finals. The Giants earned a 3-2 victory over the Spokane Chiefs on home ice in Langley on Friday night to secure the Western Conference title, after eliminating the Chiefs in Read More »

WHL Final set – PA Raiders vs Vancouver Giants

      April 29, 2019 It all comes down to this. The two top-ranked teams from the 2018-19 Western Hockey Regular Season will meet for the right to be called WHL Champions as the Prince Albert Raiders and Vancouver Giants collide in the 2019 Rogers #WHLChampionship Series. Confirming their spot Friday were the Giants, Read More »

WHL East – PA Raiders take down Oil Kings in 6 games

    April 29, 2019 Edmonton, AB – The Prince Albert Raiders are heading to the 2019 Rogers WHL Championship. The Raiders knocked off the Edmonton Oil Kings 4-2 Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Championship on Sunday afternoon at Rogers Place, defeating the Oil Kings four games to two. Aliaksei Protas recorded a hat Read More »

Canada, USA lose in U18 semis, will play for bronze

      April 28, 2019 The United States lost 3-2 in a shootout to Russia in the semifinals of the 2019 IIHF World Under-18 Championship at Ornskoldsvik, Sweden on Saturday. The U.S. will play Canada, which lost 4-3 to Sweden in the other semifinal, for third place on Sunday (9:30 a.m. ET; NHLN). Each Read More »

Canada U18 advance to semis, down Latvia 3-1

    April 26, 2019 Canada is travelling to Ornskoldsvik to play the host Swedes in the semi-finals on Saturday after defeating Latvia 3-1 yesterday. It was a very close game that provided the Canadians with one important lesson: “Don’t underestimate any teams,” said Brayden Tracey. “I think if we play hard and play the Read More »

Canada U18 down Czech 6-2, will face Latvia in QFs

  April 23, 2019 by Maria Tasssone, photo Chris Tanouye IIHF It was a close game until the last half of the final frame when Canada pulled ahead of the Czechs, taking a 6-2 win into the quarter-finals. The Canadians take the top seed of Group A and will face Latvia on Thursday, while the Read More »

WHL West – Giants win in OT, take 3-1 lead over Spokane

  April 25, 2019 Dawson Holt scored 7:07 into the first overtime Wednesday, elevating the Vancouver Giants to a 3-1 series lead and pushing the Spokane Chiefs to the brink of elimination. A pair of goals from 2019 NHL Draft prospect Adam Beckman gave the Chiefs a 2-0 lead at the end of two, before Read More »

WHL East – All tied up – Edmonton-PA series 2-2

  April 25, 2019 The Prince Albert Raiders bounced back with a 2-1 win Wednesday to even up the Eastern Conference Championship at two games apiece. 2019 NHL Draft prospect Brett Leason and Noah Gregor (San Jose Sharks) scored for the Raiders while Wyatt McLeod broke up the Raiders’ shutout bid late in regulation. The Read More »

Canada U18 post second win at Worlds, shots 60-28

      April 19, 2018 By Lucas Ackroyd, photo by Chris Tanouye / IIHF Images The Swiss are famous watchmakers, but it was Canada’s offence that kept on ticking in a 7-4 victory on Friday afternoon (Swedish time). The Canadians squandered a three-goal first-period lead, but their hot third period doomed Switzerland’s aspirations. “We just finalized Read More »

Canada U18 defeat Finns 5-3 in game 1

  April 18, 2018 By Lucas Ackroyd, photos by Chris Tanouye / IIHF Images Brayden Tracey scored the tying and winning goals in the third period as Canada came back from a three-goal deficit to stun defending champion Finland 5-3 on Friday night. With 5:29 left, the Moose Jaw Warriors forward finished off a lovely pass from Read More »

PG take commanding lead with 4-3 OT win in Vernon

    April 17, 2019 Ben Poisson’s goal at 12:07 of overtime delivered a 4-3 road win Tuesday night for the Prince George Spruce Kings over the Vernon Vipers that puts PG up 3-0 in the Fred Page Cup BCHL Finals. Corey Cunningham opened the scoring late in the first period, receiving a point feed Read More »

NHL Scouting Final 2019 Draft Rankings – NA Skaters

  Here’s the full list of the final rankings for North American Skaters in this year’s upcoming NHL Draft, as prepared by NHL Central Scouting. The draft will held June 21-22 in Vancouver, British Columbia, at Rogers Arena. The event will be held over two days – Friday, June 21 (Round 1) and Saturday, June Read More »

NHL Central Scouting – 20 BC Players listed

      April 16, 2019 BC Born / Raised NHL Draft Prospects Here’s a brief look at the Top 10 BC players on the NHL Central Scouting final pre-draft prospects list. Scroll down for the full list of 20 BC born / raised players listed.     Cranbrook’s Bowen Byram of the Vancouver Giants, Read More »

Cozens-Krebs shine in IIHF U18 pre-tournament games

  April 16, 2019 Canada finished pre-tournament play at the 2019 IIHF U18 World Championship with its second win yesterday in Sweden. A 6-5 win in overtime against Belarus Sunday, followed by a 5-4 win over Russia Monday gave Canada a strong start to it’s pursuit of a gold medal with Western Hockey League talent providing Read More »

BCHL Final – PG takes first two vs Vernon

    April 14, 2019 Ted Clarke, Prince George Citizen As big goals go, it’s hard to fathom 15-year-old Finn Williams will score one more important to the Prince George Spruce Kings’ cause than the one that will go down in history as his first career B.C. Hockey League point. Not only was his goal Read More »

BCHL Final gets underway – Vernon vs Prince George

  April 12, 2019 For the first time in league history, the Fred Page Cup Finals in the Chevrolet BCHL Playoffs will feature a matchup of the Vernon Vipers and the Prince George Spruce Kings. Vernon booked their ticket to the Finals with a 3-1 road win in Game 5 of the Interior finals Friday Read More »