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CSSHL Midget Prep Standings – Very Tight at the Top

      January 14, 2019   Here’s a quick overview of the CSSHL Midget Prep standings, Top 20 Scoring Leaders and Top 20 Goaltenders, to January 13, 2019      Things couldn’t be much tighter at the top of the CSSHL Midget Prep division. Shawnigan Lake continues their spectacular run and remain at the 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 »

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 »

Rockets finish 2018 at .500

  Marissa Baecker photo December 30, 2018 The Kelowna Rockets split their back to back home and home series vs the Kamloops Blazers with a 2-1 victory at Prospera Place Saturday night. Luke Zazula (3) got the Blazers on the board first when he squeaked the puck between Rockets starter, Roman Basran’s pad and the post 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 »

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 »

CSSHL announces Championship dates and formats

  December 12, 2018 The Canadian Sport School Hockey League has announced dates and details surrounding the 2019 BDO CSSHL Championships to be held in Penticton, B.C. from March 7-17, 2019. The 2019 BDO CSSHL Championships will be so far, with 73 teams and over 1,300 student athletes competing over 11 days to determine champions Read More »

New Major Bantam League for Lower Mainland and Okanagan

  December 11, 2018 BC Hockey has announced that seven Lower Mainland and Okanagan teams will be part of a Major Bantam AAA Pilot program to be launched for the coming 2019-2020 season. The program has been launched in response to the rapid expansion of the bantam prep and bantam varsity team divisions in the 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 »

Team BC U16 Male roster announced

  December 10, 2018 BC Hockey has announced the 20-players selected for the BC Male U16 team at the 2019 Canada Winter Games in Red Deer, which is being held February 16-22, 2019. Of the 20 players selected, 12 are currently playing in the Canadian Sport School Hockey League. The other eight spent the 2017-18 Read More »

Rockets blank Royals in goaltending duel

  December 8, 2018 Glen Erickson, Kelowna Daily Courier Midway through the Kelowna Rockets’ contest against the division rival Victoria Royals, it became apparent that one of the teams was probably going to have to win ugly. For the Rockets, now 14-15-2 on the season, winning ugly on Friday night sure beat the alternative. “It Read More »

Kelowna Rockets acquire rights to Alex Swetlikoff from Hurricanes

  December 6, 2018 Alex Swetlikoff’s rights have been traded to his hometown Kelowna Rockets in a Thursday deal with the Lethbridge Hurricanes. In return for the rights to the 17-year-old forward, the Hurricanes received a fourth-round selection in the 2022 Western Hockey League Bantam Draft. Originally selected in the third round, 62nd overall, of the Read More »

7 BC players make cut for Canada West World Jr. A team

  December 5, 2018 Seven BC players lead the contingent of 22 Junior A players selected for Team Canada West, announced by Hockey Canada today. The team will open competition in the 2018 World Junior A Challenge vs Team USA in Bonnyville, Alberta, on Sunday, December 9. The BC players include four forwards: Harrison Blaisdell Read More »

WHL Update – Giants increase lead in West

    December 5, 2018 BC Division The Vancouver Giants continue to stretch their lead at the top of the WHL BC division, and are knocking on the door for the #1 spot overall in the Western Conference. With a record of 20-6-2-0 ant 42 points, the Giants are just three back of Everett, with Read More »