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WHL Preseason comes to a close

  September 16, 2019 The final 15 games of the 2019 Western Hockey League Pre-season are in the books and the start of the 2019-20 WHL Regular Season is now only days away.   Oil Kings sweep away Cougars in Fort St. John The Edmonton Oil Kings and Prince George Cougars closed out their pre-season Read More »

WHL Headlines – outdoor – enshrined – Puutio – Peg – Donlevy

  September 6, 2019 A new season is just around the corner, and with exhibition action already underway, here are some of the latest headlines from around the Western Hockey League:   Taking it outside The 2019-20 season will see the Calgary Hitmen and Regina Pats square off in some old fashioned outdoor shinny as part of Read More »

WHL Pre-season – Tips, Blazers and Broncs go 3-0

  September 6, 2019 Western Hockey League pre-season action was in full swing throughout the league as 16 games took place over the Labour Day weekend. Through it all, three teams emerged with perfect records, the Everett Silvertips, Kamloops Blazers, and Swift Current Broncos.     Hosting a pre-season tournament at Angel of the Winds Arena Read More »

BCHL introduces new events, rule changes

  September 6, 2019 Ahead of tonight’s slate of six regular season openers, the league has recently announced some new initiatives, events, and rule changes that should attract more fans to the rinks. “The main pillars of the BCHL are player safety and speed and skill, but we also want to emphasize community involvement and Read More »

BCHL shifts focus to “Modern Hockey”

  September 6, 2019 With opening weekend of the season starting tonight, with six games on tap, the BCHL has announced a new focus for the league moving forward: ‘Modern Hockey’. The new tagline represents a shift in culture for the BCHL as it moves into a more modern style of play and operation at Read More »

What a draft year for USA U18s!

  July 2, 2019 It was quite a draft year for the USA U18 development program – which saw eight players drafted in the first round in Vancouver on June 28, including the #1 overall pick, Jack Hughes, selected by the New Jersey Devils. The USA can also claim one more, who, while not on Read More »

Eight BCHL products selected in NHL 2019 Draft

  July 2, 2019 NHL Draft Re-cap – BCHL Players After Alex Newhook was selected 16th overall by the Colorado Avalanche in Round 1, seven more players from the league were chosen in rounds two to seven, on day 2 of the NHL Entry Level Draft in Vancouver, June 29. The eight were the most Read More »

Lindgren signs with Kamloops Blazers

    The Kamloops Blazers have signed Canadian Sport School Hockey League (CSSHL) student athlete Mats Lindgren to a standard Western Hockey League (WHL) Player Agreement. Lindgren, 14, attended the BWC Academy this past season, registering 26 points (4-22-26) in 27 games with their Bantam Prep team, along with adding one assist in three games Read More »

BCHL Spruce Kings fall to Brooks in National final

  May 19, 2019 By Jason La Rose, Hockey Canada Brooks, Alberta – Simon Boyko opened and closed the scoring for the Brooks Bandits, and the hosts rode a three-goal first period to a 4-3 win over the Prince George Spruce Kings on Sunday and a second title at Canada’s National Junior A Championship. The victory Read More »

Loss gives Mooseheads ticket to Championship final

May 22, 2019 by Tony Saxon, Halifax Today HALIFAX – Never have the Halifax Mooseheads celebrated a loss with so much joy. Despite losing 4-3 to the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies Wednesday night in the final round robin game of the Memorial Cup, the Mooseheads advance to Sunday’s championship game thanks to the tournament’s tie-breaking formula. The Read More »

Guelph eliminates PA to prolong WHL drought

Loss is the 13th in a row for western representative at junior championship   May 22, 2019 Kyle Cicerella · The Canadian Press Nick Suzuki put an end to the season for the Prince Albert Raiders, while also giving his Guelph Storm a chance to go directly to the Memorial Cup final. The Montreal Canadiens Read More »

WHL – PA Raiders dream season crashes

  May 22, 2019 By Taylor Rocca Halifax, N.S – A dream season for the Prince Albert Raiders has come to its conclusion. With a 5-2 victory on Tuesday evening, the Guelph Storm eliminated the Western Hockey League champion Raiders from contention at the 2019 Memorial Cup Presented by Kia. After a back-and-forth first period, Read More »

IIHF Mens – Canada wins on buzzer beater

  May 14, 2019 Reuters – Canada’s Sam Reinhart celebrates a goal against host Slovakia during Monday’s IIHF championship Group A game at Steel Arena in Kosice last night. Canada edged Slovakia 6-5 on a power-play goal from Mark Stone with one second left in regulation to improve its record to 2-1 at the 16-nation Read More »

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 »

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 »

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 »

IIHF U18s – Jack Hughes breaks Ovechkin record

    April 28, 2019 Canadian Press ORNSKOLDSVIK, Sweden — Jack Hughes had a goal and two assists Sunday to set a new tournament scoring record as the United States defeated Canada 5-2 in the bronze-medal game of the 2019 under-18 men’s hockey championship. Hughes’ three-point effort gave him 20 points at the 2019 tournament Read More »

IIHF U18s – Sweden edge Canada 4-3 in semi

    Get ready for just the fifth all-European final in U18 Worlds history. On Albin Grewe’s goal with 2:31 left, host Sweden edged Canada 4-3 in Saturday’s second semi-final and will face Russia for gold on Sunday. The Swedes are seeking their first U18 gold ever. “We won the last game  3-0, but now it’s a 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 »