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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 »

Almeida, Langan, Byram – WHL 3 Stars of the Week

  February 25, 2019 The Western Hockey League announced its Three Stars of the Week on Sunday – Justin Almeida, Tristan Langan and Bowen Byram. Almeida and Byram are BC products.     At the top of the list, Justin Almeida (02.06.99) of the Moose Jaw Warriors. Almeida is a product of Kitimat, who played 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 »

BCHL: It’s now Chiefs, Vees, Kings

  January 31, 2019 Since our last league overview three weeks ago, there has been one change in the top of the divisional leaderboards. The Powell River Kings have now edged ahead of the Victoria Grizzlies, while the Chilliwack Chiefs have increased their lead over the Prince George Spruce Kings, as have the Penticton Vees Read More »

Warriors’ Almeida WHL Player of the Week

January 28, 2019 Pittsburgh Penguins prospect and Moose Jaw Warriors forward Justin Almeida has been named the WHL On  the Run Player of the Week for the week ending January 27, 2019, for the second week in a row. Almeida recorded seven points (4G-3A), and a plus-five rating in three games this week as the Warriors went a perfect 3-0-0-0 to wrap up a 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 »

Josh Latta commits to Alabama-Huntsville

  January 26, 2019 The Vernon Vipers’ Josh Latta has committed to play NCAA Div 1 Hockey at the University of Alabama-Huntsville for next season. The four year BCHL veteran is in the midst of a career season with 18 goals and 16 assists, leading the team points with 34. “It’s a very exciting time Read More »

Alec Capstick commits to Miami-Ohio

  January 26, 2019 Langley Rivermen captain Alec Capstick accepted an offer to the University of Miami-Ohio in early January, not so long after the defenceman was told he’d never play hockey again. Just one game into the 2016-17 season, Capstick’s second in the BCHL, a rare medical condition put him on the sidelines and Read More »

Ben Brar commits to Merrimack

  January 26, 2019 Ben Brar has done just about all you can do as a BCHL player and the resume he’s built has landed him a future beyond Junior hockey. The 1998-born Abbotsford, B.C. native has been a highly-touted rookie, he’s adjusted to a new town and team after a trade, he’s gone to Read More »

Four North Van D-men crack NHL mid-terms

          January 22, 2019 Four North Vancouver d-men have cracked the NHL mid-term rankings for North American skaters, in advance of the 2019 NHL draft. Gianni Fairbrother (9.30.00), a sophomore with the Everett Silvertips, is ranked #85. Fairbrother is posting 6G-24 points for the Tips, on the coat-tails of another North 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 »

BCHL: At the turn, it’s Chiefs, Grizzlies, Vees

  January 13, 2019 Since our last league overview a week before Christmas, two of the three league divisions have new leaders.   Island Division Victoria Grizzlies are the the only team to have maintained their #1 status at the top of the Island division, since our last overview on December 17. They are 5-2-0-0 Read More »