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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 »

NE Chiefs lose heartbreaker at Mac’s Calgary tourney

  January 8, 2019 The last hope for a BC run at the this year’s Mac’s Midget AAA World Invitational championship, ended with a 4-3 Vancouver NE Chiefs quarter final loss to the New York Jr. Islanders on New Year’s Eve afternoon. The Islanders would lose their semi-final vs the eventual winner, St. Albert Nektar Data Read More »

WHL – Tyson Feist headed to Regina

  January 8, 2019 by Robert Murray Defenceman Tyson Feist is headed north of the border following a deal last Thursday between the Spokane Chiefs and Regina Pats. “Tyson has waived his no trade clause as he is looking for more ice time,” said Chiefs general manager Scott Carter. “We wish him the best in Read More »

Hockey Canada launches Pat Quinn Scholarship Fund

  January 3, 2019 VANCOUVER, B.C. – The Hockey Canada Foundation (HCF) has launched the Pat Quinn Scholarship Fund to honour the long-time coach and Team Canada legend. The fund will provide assistance to student-athletes in pursuit of a post-graduate professional designation. Applications are open to Canadian citizens from March 17 to June 30 of Read More »

Pat Quinn Tourney – Bantam Elite – Alaska win Gold 4-3 vs West Van

            December 31, 2018 The Alaska North Stars U14 are 2018 Bantam Elite Champions at this year’s Pat Quinn Christmas Classic, after downing the West Vancouver Academy Prep team 4-3  in a thrilling game Monday afternoon at Bill Copeland Arena, in Burnaby. West Van’s Connor Bedard was tournament scoring leader Read More »

WJC – Captain Comtois’ UFC inspired pump-up is a big hit

          December 31, 2018 Frank Seravalli, TSN Senior Hockey Reporter VANCOUVER — When Maxime Comtois first began shouting his Bruce Buffer-inspired, UFC-style pregame pump up in the tunnel, the rest of Team Canada didn’t know exactly how to react. “I didn’t know what was going on,” forward Shane Bowers said. “I Read More »

Cariboo lead 5 BCMML Teams in Mac’s Calgary tourney

  December 28, 2018 This year’s Mac’s Midget AAA World Invitational, held annually in Calgary since 1978, again features the top five BC Major Midget Teams, in the 25 team male division. The BC teams include the #1 Fraser Valley Thunderbirds (19-3-1-1), from Abbotsford; the #2 Cariboo Cougars (16-5-3-0) from Prince George; the #3 Vancouver North Read More »

Canada up 2-0 in WJC so far, next up Czechs

  December 28,  2018 Vancouver, British Columbia After an almost embarrassing 14-0 blowout of Denmark in their World Junior Championship opener on Boxing Day, Canada faced a much tougher adversary in Switzerland last night, coming away with a 3-2 decision, after a late goal from the Swiss made things interesting. Canada will play two more games Read More »

Canada downs Slovaks 6-1 in final WJC prelim

  December 22, 2018 Jason La Rose VICTORIA, B.C. – Cody Glass (Winnipeg, Man./Portland, WHL) had a goal and two assists for the second game in a row, and Canada’s National Junior Team rode a big first period to a 6-1 win over Slovakia on Friday night ahead of the 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship. Read More »

2019 World Juniors – Team reviews

  Jack Hughes, Canadian fan, Filip Zadina   December 21, 2018 by Steve Kournianos, The Sporting News The IIHF Under-20 World Junior Championship, known colloquially as the World Juniors, is hockey’s premier annual prospect event that gives us the feel of playoff intensity smack in the middle of the NHL season. For many, it’s the Read More »

Bieska captains Spengler Cup Team, Fabbro, Zucale add youth

  December 21, 2018 By Rob Williams, Daily Hive Hockey Canada released its Spengler Cup roster on Thursday and there are a number of familiar names to be seen. Kevin Bieksa headlines the group, as the former Vancouver Canucks and Anaheim Ducks defenceman plays what will likely be his final games of competitive hockey. Other Read More »

CJHL announces Prospects Game Rosters – 11 BCHL invites

Prospects Game goes Tuesday, Jan. 22 in Okotoks, Alta. CALGARY- The Canadian Junior Hockey League, in partnership with the National Hockey League and Hockey Canada, as well as in conjunction with NHL Central Scouting, announced Tuesday the playing rosters for the upcoming CJHL Prospects Game, which will be held on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at 7:30 Read More »

Hockey Canada unveils WJC Poster

    by Jason La Rose The 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship host committee has launched the look that will splashed across Vancouver and Victoria during the holiday tournament. The ‘Canadiana’ branding ties into the #REPRESENT theme that has been front and centre since tickets were launched for the World Juniors just over a year Read More »

Giants Wrap 2018 With a Thrilling 2-1 Win Over PG

  December 17, 2018 The Vancouver Giants are heading into their holiday break on a winning note. Sunday night in Langley in front of 3500-plus at the LEC the Vancouver Giants (22-8-2-0) earned a hard-fought 2-1 victory over the Prince George Cougars (11-19-1-2). Brayden Watts notched both goals for the Giants, the latter of which Read More »

Goaltender Mike DiPietro gets second chance at world juniors dream

December 15, 2018 Courtesy SportsNet.ca VANCOUVER — A stark message sporadically popped up on Mike DiPietro’s phone over the past year. “Got cut from world juniors,” it read. After missing out on wearing the Maple Leaf in last year’s IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship, the up-and-coming goalie set the alert to act as motivation, pushing Read More »

World Juniors: 6 more released – 11 out now

  December 15, 2018 COLWOOD, B.C. — Six players were released Friday from Canada’s world junior hockey team roster and one veteran forward was ruled out of the upcoming championship tournament due to injury. Eleven players have left the team in the past two days, with four cuts Thursday, six more Friday and the announcement Read More »

World Juniors: USports win final WJC tune-up 5-1

    CANADA DOWNED BY U SPORTS IN SELECTION CAMP FINALE by Jessica Gowans VICTORIA, B.C. – Owen Tippett (Peterborough, Ont./Mississauga, OHL) scored, but Canada’s junior hopefuls dropped a 5-1 decision to the U SPORTS all-stars Friday afternoon in the finale at Canada’s National Junior Team Sport Chek Selection Camp. Despite the final score, Michael Read More »

World Juniors: Canada opens WJC vs Denmark Boxing Day

  CANADA-RUSSIA RIVALRY TO HEADLINE NEW YEAR’S EVE MATCH-UPS AT 2019 IIHF WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP     VANCOUVER & VICTORIA, B.C. – Canada will face Denmark to open the 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship when the red-and-white hits the ice at home in search of a second-consecutive gold medal this December. Here’s the full tournament Read More »

USA downs Russia 2-0 for World Junior A Gold

    December 17, 2018 by Justin La Rose BONNYVILLE– Isaiah Saville turned aside all 25 shots he faced, Bobby Brink and Trevor Janicke provided the offence and the United States claimed gold at the 2018 World Junior A Challenge with a 2-0 win over Russia on Sunday. It’s the eighth gold medal at the tournament Read More »

Canada West wins Bronze vs Czech

  December 17, 2018   BONNYVILLE– Team Canada West capped off its 2018 World Junior A Challenge with a bronze medal, defeating the Czech Republic 3-1 at the R.J. Lalonde Arena in Bonnyville on Sunday. After suffering a 3-2 overtime loss to the United States in the semifinals, Team Canada West rebounded in the bronze Read More »

Canada West drops games to Russia and Czech

  December 13, 2018 GAME 4, 5-4 SO CZECH REPUBLIC Canada West now 2-2-0 at World Junior A Challenge by Justin Rose After being blanked by the Russians 3-0 on Wednesday, Canada West fell 5-4 in a shootout to the Czech Republic Thursday night at the RJ Lalonde Arena, in Bonnyville, Alberta. The loss was Read More »

40 selected for CHL Top Prospects Game, 3 BC born

  December 13, 2018 The Canadian Hockey League in association with National Hockey League Central Scouting have announced the 40 players who will compete in the 2019 Sherwin-Williams CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game. The 24th annual showcase features the top CHL prospects eligible for this year’s NHL Draft, Wednesday January 23, 2019, at the ENMAX Centrium, home Read More »

Canada Juniors edge U-Sports in shootout

  December 13, 2018 Canada’s National Junior Team hopefuls took a 3-2 victory over the U SPORTS All-Stars in a shootout marathon at the Q Centre in Victoria, last night. The first of three matchups between the two sides saw Jack Studnicka (Tecumseh, ON, Oshawa Generals) score twice in regulation before Shane Bowers (Herring Cove, NS – Read More »

Canada West opens with two wins at World Jr. A Challenge

December 11, 2018 Canada West is off to great start at the World Junior A Challenge which kicked off in Bonnyville, Alberta, on Sunday. In game 1 Sunday, the team defeated Team USA in a rematch of last year’s gold medal game. Alex Newhook, the Newfoundland star who plays for the Victoria Grizzlies, eventually won it Read More »