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Four WHL clubs get CHL Top 10 pre-season kudos

  September 19, 2019 Toronto – The Canadian Hockey League today announced the pre-season edition of its Top-10 CHL Rankings for the 2018-19 season. Three WHL clubs were in the mix, with a fourth getting honorable mention. The weekly rankings are selected by a panel of National Hockey League scouts. At the top of the Read More »

BCHL Showcase – ’03 + ’04 Bantam Prospects selected

    The BCHL is showcasing some  top young prospects as part of the annual Bauer BCHL Showcase at Prospera Centre in Chilliwack this year. Top players identified from the BCHL Exposure Camp in May at the Richmond Olympic Oval have been selected and assigned to two teams that will compete against each other at Read More »

CSSHL Midget Prep opening weekend

  September 17, 2018 The Canadian Sports School Hockey League Midget Prep division kicked off its new season with seven games this past weekend.   Friday, September 14   PoE 5 – OHA White 0 In the season opener Friday, Kelowna-based PoE shut out the home team OHA White, 5-0, in Penticton. After a scoreless Read More »

BCHL Update

  September 17, 2017 Here’s a quick look at the early standings in the BCHL after the first two weeks of play, along with the Top 20 scoring leaders and goalies. Reflecting the growing Eastern Canadian and American flavor of the league, three of the top five scoring leaders are from Quebec, and eight of Read More »

BCHL Weekend Wrap

    September 17, 2018   Seventeen games were played in the BCHL this past weekend, wrapping up week two of the new season. At the end of the weekend, three teams were still undefeated. Leading the pack are the Prince George Spruce Kings with 4 wins, followed by Trail Smoke Eaters with 3 plus Read More »

BCHL Friday Night

    September 15, 2018   Eight games were played last night in the BCHL, in the second weekend of regular season play. Here’s a quick recap of the results:   Coquitlam 3 – Prince George 5 Coquitlam Express (1-2-0-0) vs Prince George Spruce Kings (3-0-0-0) – Rolling Mix Concrete Arena, Prince George. PG remains undefeated Read More »

CSSHL Midget Prep opens season with 7 games

  September 15, 2018 The Canadian Sports School Hockey League kicked off it’s new season last night, with a single Midget Prep division game at the Okanagan Hockey Training Centre in Penticton. Six more Midget Prep games are slated for the remainder of the weekend.     In the opener, Kelowna-based PoE shut out the Read More »

PoE Midget Prep kick off new season with shutout vs OHA White

  September 15, 2018 The Canadian Sports School Hockey League kicked off it’s new season last night, with a single Midget Prep division game at the Okanagan Hockey Training Centre in Penticton.   After a scoreless first that saw the visiting PoE club edge OHA White 8-6 on the shot clock, it was pretty much Read More »

BCHL Opening Weekend – PG, Wild, Riv, AV start with 2Ws

  September 9, 2018 The BCHL kicked off the 2018-2019 season Friday, with seven games, and another seven on Saturday; including back to back series in Prince George, West Kelowna and Trail.  A single game Sunday wrapped the opening weekend, in Nanaimo. At the end of the weekend, four teams had opened with a pair Read More »

BCHL extinguishes fire in WK . . . Grimwood back as GM/head coach

      West Kelowna Warriors owner Kim Dobranski holds news conference and announces he has re-instated coach Geoff Grimwood after letting him go. Makes brief statement but refuses to take media questions. @GlobalOkanaganpic.twitter.com/v1cv3UMxpr — Klaudia Van Emmerik (@KlaudiaGlobal) September 6, 2018   September 7, 2018 by Gregg Drinnan, www.greggdrinnan.com Here’s hoping that the circus pulled Read More »

BCHL New Season Opens Tonight – Playoff Rivalries on Tap

  September 7, 2018 Training camp and preseason are officially over and now the action starts for real as the BCHL regular season fires up off this weekend, the 57th in league history. As usual there are plenty of storylines heading into the season, after a summer that saw a great deal of change in Read More »

BCHL 2018-2019 – Key Players to Watch

  September 7, 2018 Training camp and preseason are officially over and now the action starts for real as the BCHL regular season fires up off this weekend, the 57th in league history. As usual there are plenty of storylines heading into the season, after a summer that saw a great deal of change in Read More »

CSSHL – Midget Prep Starts September 14

  September 5, 2018 The Midget Prep division of the Canadian Sports School Hockey League opens the 2018-2019 season next Friday, September 14 with a single game featuring Pursuit at Okanagan White at the OHTC in Penticton, followed by five games on Saturday, and three more on Sunday. Delta visits Pacific Coast at Westhills in Read More »

CSSHL – E15 Starts September 15

  September 5, 2018 The E15 division of the Canadian Sports School Hockey League opens the 2018-2019 season next Saturday, September 15, with four games, followed by three on Sunday. Pacific Coast faces Delta at the Planet Ice Delta Saturday and Sunday. St. George’s hosts Okanagan at UBC, Saturday and Sunday. West Van hosts Yale Read More »

CSSHL – Bantam Prep Starts September 15

  September 5, 2018 The Bantam Prep division of the Canadian Sports School Hockey League opens the 2018-2019 season next Saturday, September 15, with Burnaby Winter Club Academy facing Pacific Coast at the Westhills Arena in Victoria. Burnaby then makes the short hop to face Shawnigan at the Charlie Purdy at Sunday. In the only Read More »

BCHL Kicks off Season Friday with 7 games

  September 7, 2018 The British Columbia Hockey League kicks off it’s new season Friday night with seven games. The action continues with another seven games Saturday. A single game Sunday wraps up the opening weekend. Here’s the schedule. Sep. 7 Alberni Valley – Cowichan Valley – Island Savings Centre 7:00 pm PDT Sep. 7 Read More »

Rockets drop preseason tilt to Cougars

September 2, 2018 The Kelowna Rockets fell 4-2 to the Prince George Cougars in WHL preseason action on Saturday night at Prospera Place. Battling back and forth, it took until the 17:45 mark of the opening frame but Cole Carrier(1) gave the Rockets a 1-0 lead that they held onto heading into the second period. Read More »

BC players impact Lethbridge Hurricanes main camp rosters and game

August 27, 2018 Here are the lineups for tonight’s Lethbridge Hurricane’s intersquad game. Of note, two NSWC 2014 Western Bantam Championship teammates suited up for Team White, team captain Jordy Bellerive (1999) and Jackson Shepard (2000), acquired in a trade with Kamloops Blazers on July 31. Bellerive has recovered from burns to his hands incurred Read More »

Don Hay re-enters the WHL, hired by Portland

  August 28, 2018 By Earl Seitz, CFJC Today KAMLOOPS — When it comes to coaching experience this coming season, no team in the Western Hockey League is going to have more of it than the Portland Winterhawks. On August 20, three months after Don Hay became a victim of the Blazers ownership purge of Read More »

Rockets main camp underway

  August 26, 2018 by Kevin Bain The Kelowna Rockets Main Camp days one and two took place on Saturday and Sunday. 58 players were split into three different squads, with the first team taking the ice at 9:o0 am on Saturday for practice. The other two then faced each other in a scrimmage. Players were then Read More »

BCHL Exhibition Games underway

  August 23, 2018 BCHL teams across the province kicked off their 2018-2019 seasons this week, with main training camps getting underway, along with a series of exhibition games against local rivals, as coaches continue to assess their prospects and fine-tune rosters.   Here are a few highlights from some of last night’s preseason games. Read More »

OHA expands to Whitby, Ontario

  August 22, 2018 The Canadian Sport School Hockey League (CSSHL) announced August 2 that Okanagan Hockey Ontario has been approved by the Board of Governors as the CSSHL’s 22nd member and will begin league play in the 2019-20 season. Located in Whitby, Ontario, Okanagan Hockey Ontario’s primary focus will be to promote the long-term Read More »

BCHL rebrands social media handles

  August 22, 2018 The BCHL has rebranded all of its social media channels with a new handle – @GoBCHL. This change applies to the league’s Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts, which had previously been @bchllive, @BCHL Live and @realbchl respectively. The ‘bchllive’ tag was established in 2010 when the league was introducing its initial Read More »

40 invited to World Junior Showcase in Kamloops

  July 4, 2018 Hockey Canada, Calgary – For 40 of Canada’s top junior hockey players (see roster below), the quest to fulfill their dream to represent Canada at the 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship – being hosted in Vancouver and Victoria this December – is well underway as they have received official invites to wear Read More »

WJC Playmakers – Ron Toigo, Barry Petrachenko

July 5, 2018 by Jessica Gowans The 2019 World Junior Championships are being hosted by Victoria and Vancouver this year. In a recent interview, the host committee co-chairs talk about bringing the World Juniors to British Columbia, helping celebrate 100 years of B.C. Hockey, and what the tournament will mean to minor hockey. Leading in Read More »

Hays departure marks change in WHL culture, suggests owner

  May 10, 2018 Don Hay is retiring from his position as head coach of the Kamloops Blazers; Majority owner Tom Gaglardi said the local legend was not forced out   Marty Hastings / Kamloops This Week Don Hay is retiring from his position as head coach of the Kamloops Blazers. Majority owner Tom Gaglardi Read More »

Pats repeat heartbreak – 100 years later

  May 28, 2018 by Greg Harder, Regina Leader Post It took 100 years, but history repeated itself for the Regina Pats. One full century after losing in the very first Memorial Cup final to the University of Toronto Schools, the Pats were back where they started on Sunday night, dropping a 3-0 heartbreaker to Read More »

Sam Steel Memorial Cup MVP

    May 28, 2018 Regina, SK – Sam Steel of the Regina Pats has been named the Most Valuable Player for the 100th Mastercard Memorial Cup. With 13 points (2G-11A) in five games, Steel led the entire tournament in scoring. This includes a record-tying performance in Game 6 of the round-robin where he racked Read More »