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Rockets finish #1 in BC Division

March 18, 2018 The Kelowna Rockets closed out the 2017-2018 regular season with an 8-1 win over the Vancouver Giants on Saturday night at Prospera Place. With just over five minutes to play in the first frame Libor Zabransky(2) opened the scoring with a nice snap shot that beat Giants goaltender Trent Miner low on Read More »

BCHL Weekend Recap – Round 2 Underway

      March 18, 2016 Round 2 of the BCHL playoffs got started this weekend, with four matchups underway – in the Mainland Division, Island Division, and two in the Interior Division.   Mainland Division Surrey Eagles at Prince George Spruce Kings, Even 1-1 Game 2: 3-2 Surrey win Mario Cavaliere made 46 saves Read More »

NAX win CSSHL Midget Prep Championship Title

    March 18, 2018 Final: NAX 6-2 vs Rink After finishing the regular season in 6th place with a 23-11-2 record, Northern Alberta Extreme are now league Champions, after posting a 6-2 win (2 EN) vs #2 ranked Rink Academy in the final game on Sunday. Along the way, NAX also downed #1 BWC Read More »

CSSHL Midget Prep – Top seed eliminated in Day 2

      March 16, 2018 Midget Prep Division Playoffs Day two of the CSHHL Midget Prep division playoffs wrapped up Thursday, with another six games completed, as the top 12 teams battled in three round robin pools. The top seeds from each pool plus one wildcard team will advance to the semi-finals Saturday.   Pool Read More »

CSSHL Academic and Player Awards

      March 14, 2018 by CSSHL Media The Canadian Sport School Hockey League held their annual Awards Ceremony at the South Okanagan Events Centre, March 14, celebrating student athletes that have excelled this season in the classroom, in their community and on the ice. Presenters and speakers at the ceremony included CSSHL Chairperson Read More »

CSSHL Midget Prep – Upsets and Extra time rule Day 1

      March 12, 2018 Midget Prep Division Playoffs Playoffs for the top division of the Canadian Sports School Hockey League got underway Wednesday morning, March 14, in Penticton. Twelve of the league’s 16 teams qualified, and began round one in three 4-team pools. By mid-afternoon, the first four playoff games had gone into extra-time Read More »

CSSHL Midget Prep Playoffs Set – BWC, Rink, Delta Top Seeds

      March 12, 2018 Midget Prep Division Playoffs Playoffs for the top division of the Canadian Sports School Hockey League get underway Wednesday, March 14 in Penticton. This year the league has changed up the playoff format for the Midget Prep Division, and 12 rather than 8 teams, will be compete for the league Read More »

BCMML – Playoffs Schedule

    March 12, 2018 Playoff matchups The BCMML 40 game regular season wrapped up Sunday, March 12, and the stage is now set for round 1 of the playoffs, featuring the Top 8 teams. All first round playoff series are a best of three, with the top-seeded team having home ice advantage in all Read More »

BCMML – Wrap of Final weekend – Playoff Matchups Set

      March 12, 2018 Week 22 The final weekend of BCMML regular season play wrapped up Sunday, with very little change in the standings from a week ago. Both top teams split their final series against lower ranked opponents and so failed to create any drama at the top of the standings. The Read More »

WHL Roundup: Royals keep Div title alive

    March 12, 2018 by Robert Murray Prince George Cougars (3) at Victoria Royals (4)  Prince George (23-37-5-4) // Victoria Royals (39-25-4-2) The Victoria Royals kept their B.C. Division title hopes alive Sunday afternoon at home with a 4-3 win over their Prince George Cougars, earning the Royals their 20th one-goal victory of the season. Royals Read More »

BCHL Weekend Recap – Round 2 Set

  March 12, 2016 The top 4 teams from the Interior all closed out the first round of their playoffs this last week, with sweeps. On the weekend, Surrey Eagles finished Langley Rivermen in six, Powell River advanced vs Nanaimo in six, and Prince George Spruce Kings completed their come back from a 3-0 series Read More »

Rockets prepped for home and home weekend with Blazers

  March 8, 2018 by Kevin Bain The Kelowna Rocket get set to take on the Kamloops Blazers on Friday night in Kamloops before coming home to face the Blazers when the WHL Suits Up with Don Cherry to promote Organ Donation. Falling last night to the Giants 4-3 in overtime marked the fifth consecutive Read More »

BCHL Recap – March 8

  March 9, 2016 The top 4 teams from the Interior all closed out the first round of their playoffs this week, with sweeps. The Penticton Vees downed Coquitlam Express, outscoring them 20-6. Taylor Ward leads the Vees playoff offence, with 4G-3A. Scores were 2-1, 9-2 at Penticton, and 7-2, 2-1 at Coquitlam. Vernon eliminated Read More »

BCMML – Hawks back on top with one weekend to go

      March 7, 2018 Week 21 Just like last weekend, there was only one change in the BCMML standings after the competition wrapped up Sunday – and again it was a swap at the top, with the Valley West Hawks edging ahead of the idle Cariboo Cougars, to recapture the #1 seed. The Read More »

WHL Roundup: Hughes holds off Americans as T-Birds move closer to playoff spot

    March 7, 2018 by Robert Murray Portland Winterhawks (4) at Prince George Cougars (3)  Portland (41-20-1-4) // Prince George (23-35-4-4) It was productive return to Prince George for Dennis Cholowski (Detroit Red Wings) and Portland Winterhawks as each of them picked up a pair of points in a 4-3 win over the Prince George Cougars Tuesday evening. Read More »

BCHL Recap – March 6

  March 6, 2016 Vernon Vipers, 4-2 vs Salmon Arm Silverbacks, Vipers up 3-0 Derek Brown continued his fine postseason for the Vernon Vipers with two goals in a 4-2 road win over the Salmon Arm Silverbacks that puts Vernon up 3-0 in the series. Just 12 seconds into the game, Brown opened the scoring Read More »

Vees only BCHL team in CJHL Top 20 ??

    March 5, 2018 CALGARY – A run of 24 consecutive victories to wrap-up their regular season has helped the Okotoks Oilers (AJHL) secure the No. 1 listing in the final Canadian Junior Hockey League Top 20 rankings for 2017-18.  The surging Oilers surpassed the Carleton Place Canadians (CCHL) for top spot, who dipped Read More »

BCHL Recap – March 5

    March 5, 2016 Langley down Surrey 2-1, trail series 2-1 Braedon Fleming stopped 26 of 27 shots and Brendan Budy scored a late go-ahead goal as the Langley Rivermen beat the Surrey Eagles 2-1 to get their first win of the series. Langley’s Eric Butte opened the scoring less than five minutes into Read More »

Rockets host Giants – have dropped last 4

  The Kelowna Rockets prepare to take on their divisional rival the Vancouver Giants on another Hat-Trick Wednesday at Prospera Place. Having dropped their last four outings, the Rockets are looking to get back on track when they host the Giants on Wednesday night. Assistant Coach Travis Crickard believes the team needs to move forward, Read More »

CSSHL Award Nominees Announced

    March 6, 2018 The Canadian Sport School Hockey League has announced the nominees for individual awards in the all its divisions, for the 2017-2018 season. The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony during the 2018 BDO CSSHL Championships on Wednesday, March 14 at the South Okanagan Events Centre. During the awards Read More »

CSSHL Midget Prep – BWC finish 34-1-1 OTL

      March 6, 2018 MIDGET PREP DIVISION The CSSHL Midget Prep division wrapped up the regular season this past weekend with 16 games on the slate, and at the end of day, there were a few changes in the standings. #1 BWC League leader BWC Academy closed out their exceptional year with a Read More »

CSSHL now +70 teams – BWC, Yale adding Bantam Varsity

  March 3, 2018 The Canadian Sport School Hockey League has announced expansion of teams for existing members for the 2018-19 season. The BWC Academy and Yale Hockey Academy will each be adding a team to the Bantam Varsity Division. BWC Academy added a Bantam Prep team for the first time last fall; Yale added Read More »

Kamloops hosting 2018 Western Bantam Championships

    February 26, 2018 The 2018 Western Canadian Bantam AAA Championship will be held in Kamloops, British Columbia this year, March 29 – April 1, 2018. The tournament features elite-level 13 and 14-year-old hockey players from Western Canada, many of whom will be drafted in the upcoming 2018 WHL Bantam Draft. Five teams will Read More »

BCMML Week 20 – Cougars move into 1st

      February 26, 2018 There was only one change in the BCMML standings after Week 20 wrapped up Sunday. Cariboo Cougars climbed back into first place after two wins in Vancouver over the #6 North West Giants, although it took an OT win in game two to get the sweep. #2 Valley West Read More »

CSSHL Midget Prep – one week to go, playoff pools TBD

  February 26, 2018 MIDGET PREP DIVISION There’s only one more weekend to go before the regular season of the CSSHL Midget Prep league wraps up. Most teams have just one or two games to play, a few have three, and one team – Northern Alberta Extreme, has already finished. That said, there are still some Read More »

Royals downed 3-2 by Winterhawks

  February 24, 2018 Victoria, BC – The Victoria Royals fell 3-2 to the Portland Winterhawks, at the Save-On-Foods Centre, on Pink in the Rink Night, Saturday, February 24. Game Summary Gamesheet – http://bit.ly/2F58FxN Scoring: Royals – Noah Gregor 2g-0a, Dante Hannoun 0g-2a, Tyler Soy 0g-1a, Igor Martynov 0g-1a. Portland – Cody Glass 1g-2a (Game Read More »

BCHL wraps up regular season, Vees first overall

      February 24, 2018 The BCHL’s 58 game regular season wrapped up Sunday. All teams are now advancing to the playoffs with the exception of the Cowichan Valley Capitals, who struggled through a 10-41-5-2 season, finishing 16 points back of the 4th place Alberti Valley Bulldogs in the Island Conference. The Penticton Vees finished Read More »

Kelowna Rockets clinch playoffs for 11th consecutive season

  February 25, 2018 by Kevin Bain With a 6-5 win over the Kamloops Blazers on Saturday night, the Kelowna Rockets clinched a playoff position for the 11th consecutive season, bring their total post season appearances to 26 out of a possible 27. The Rockets are in first place in the B.C. Division with a Read More »

Canada downs Czechs for Men’s Bronze

February 25, 2017 Reigning Olympic Champions Canada bounced back from their surprise 4-3 loss in the semis to Germany, with a sizzling display of attacking hockey that overpowered the Czech Republic, for the Bronze medal. Their defeat to the Germans meant that they had missed out on the final for the first time since 2006, Read More »