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WHL Round Up – Jan. 6 games

    January 7, 2018 by Robert Murray     Vancouver Giants (5) at Medicine Hat Tigers (3) Vancouver (23-14-3-2) // Medicine Hat (22-16-3-0) Dawson Holt scored twice while Brad Morrison and Brayden Watts each recorded a goal and an assist as the Vancouver Giants swept their three-game road trip through Alberta Saturday with a 5-3 victory Read More »

WHL Round Up

  January 1, 2018 by Robert Murray Prince George Cougars (3) at Vancouver Giants (4) — OT Prince George (14-18-4-2) // Vancouver (20-14-3-2) James Malm’s seventh game-winning goal of the season helped the Vancouver Giants become the third team in the B.C. Division to 20 victories Monday, exacting some revenge against the Prince George Cougars at the Langley Events Centre. Read More »

Pat Quinn – Peewee Elite – Final tournament results

  December 31, 2017 PAT QUINN CLASSIC – 2017 PEEWEE ELITE Here’s a quick overview of the Peewee Elite division results, by team. Scroll down for round robin standings. The two top seeded teams ended up meeting in the final, with #1 Division A, BWC edging #1 Division B, NSWC, 3-2 in the championship game. Read More »

Pat Quinn – Peewee Elite – NSWC vs BWC in Championship

  December 29, 2017 PAT QUINN CLASSIC – 2017 PEEWEE ELITE It will be a battle of the Winter Clubs for Peewee Elite supremacy Saturday morning at Bill Copeland to wrap up the competition in this year’s edition of the Pat Quinn Classic. After finishing first in their respective pools, to earn a bye to Read More »

WJC Camp by the numbers

  December 12, 2017 By Jason La Rose Taking one step closer to Buffalo, N.Y., and the 2018 IIHF World Junior Championship, Hockey Canada has unveiled the 32 players who will attend Canada’s National Junior Team Sport Chek Selection Camp. The players bring varied experiences to St. Catharines, from Team Canada veterans to those who Read More »

WHL Standings – Royals still lead West

  December 12, 2017 Here’s an overview of WHL standings as the league heads toward the halfway mark. In the BC Division, Kelowna are now just two wins back of Victoria Royals, who lead the Western Conference with 43 points. The Vancouver Giants have picked it up the pace and have won the past three Read More »

Blazers’ Loewen named WHL on the Run Player of the Week

November 6, 2017 Calgary, Alta. – The Western Hockey League announced today Kamloops Blazers winger Jermaine Loewen has been named the WHL On the Run Player of the Week for the week ending November 5, 2017. Loewen, a 6-foot-4, 221-pound product of Arborg, Man., recorded five points (4G-1A) in a pair of games this week for the Blazers. Loewen scored Read More »

Giants Drop 5-4 Heartbreaker vs Kamloops

November 4, 2017 Friday night at the Langley Events Centre the Vancouver Giants (5-8-1-2) dropped a 5-4 decision to the Kamloops Blazers (5-11-0-0) in heart-breaking fashion. Garrett Pilon’s second goal of the game came with 16 seconds remaining in regulation on a power play, snapping a 4-4 tie and securing the fifth victory in seven Read More »

Pat Quinn Classic Burnaby peewee-bantam tourney expanding

  October 31, 2017 Burnaby, B.C. – Almost 40 minor hockey teams from across North America are coming to Burnaby in December to compete in the third annual Pat Quinn Classic.   The 2017 tournament, December 27-30, features 38 teams in three divisions – Peewee AAA Elite, Bantam AAA, and Bantam AAA Elite. Teams from as Read More »

WHL Friday Round up

October 14, 2017 by Robert Murray Here’s a wrap of the Friday night games in the Western Hockey League. Kamloops Blazers (4)  at Prince George Cougars (1)   Kamloops (1-9-0-0) // Prince George (3-4-2-0) The Kamloops Blazers came ready to play Friday against the Prince George Cougars, earning their first win of the 2017-18 regular season at the CN Read More »

Giants win their first of the year 6-3 vs Blazers

  September 30, 2017 The Vancouver Giants cracked the win column for the first time in 2017-18 Friday with a 6-3 victory vs the Kamloops Blazers in front of 3,240 at the Langley Events Centre. Both teams were 0-2 coming in, after dropping their respective home and home openers (vs Victoria Royals and vs Kelowna Read More »

Ferguson signs deal with Golden Knights

September 29, 2017 The expansion Las Vegas Golden Knights franchise  added another Western Hockey League player to their ranks Thursday, signing Kamloops Blazers goaltender Dylan Ferguson to a three-year entry-level contract. Ferguson, a seventh-round selection of the Dallas Stars in the 2017 NHL Draft last June, was dealt to the Golden Knights along with a Read More »

WHL Opening Week, Sunday round up

    September 25, 2017 Sunday’s Western Hockey League action a light two-game schedule with an all-East Division and all-U.S. Division matchups. Red Deer Rebels (5) at Edmonton Oil Kings (3) Red Deer (2-0-0-0) // Edmonton (0-2-0-0) The Edmonton Oil Kings couldn’t sustain a first period lead in their home opener, falling by a 5-3 final Read More »

WHL Saturday round up

    September 24, 2017 Here’s an overview of WHL game action Saturday. Kelowna Rockets (5) at Kamloops Blazers (1) Kelowna (2-0-0-0) // Kamloops (0-2-0-0) by: Taylor Rocca Kole Lind enjoyed a five-point night, factoring into every goal the Kelowna Rockets scored en route to a 5-1 victory over the rival Kamloops Blazers. Lind, a Read More »

Kelowna Rockets win home and home with big 3rd period

  September 24, 2017 By Kevin Bains The Kelowna Rockets defeated the Kamloops Blazers 5-1 on Saturday night at the Sandman Centre in Kamloops, to sweep the opening season home and home series. Kole Lind got things started for Kelowna with his second of the season at 9:16 of the opening period finishing off a Read More »

Kelowna Rockets win home opener 6-2

  September 23, 2017   The Kelowna Rockets kicked off their 2017-2018 campaign with a strong 6-2 performance over Kamloops Blazers on Friday night at Prospera Place. The Rockets took a 6-0 lead into the third, before the Blazers notched two late goals to negate the shutout. Kyle Topping got things started 3:25 into the Read More »

WHL Opening Night Round Up

  Opening night of the 2017-18 Western Hockey League regular season held no shortage of excitement with eight games spread across Western Canada.   Regina Pats (1) at Brandon Wheat Kings (8) Regina (0-1-0-0) // Brandon (1-0-0-0) Ty Lewis registered five points (2G-3A) as the Brandon Wheat Kings made a statement, thumping the CHL’s top-ranked Read More »

WHL BC Division Preview

  September 21, 2017 By Robert Murray, WHL As the 2017-18 Western Hockey League regular season approaches Friday, September 22, here’s a preview of the BC Division. Team capsules are presented in order of 2016-17 finish within each division.   General Manager: Todd Harkins Head Coach: Richard Matvichuk Pre-season record: 3-3-0-0 2016-17 record: 45-21-3-3, First in Read More »

BC Hockey U16 2002 Shortlist

  July 24, 2017 BC Hockey has announced the 35 players shortlisted for potential participation on Team BC at the 2017 Western Canada U16 Challenge Cup this fall against Team Alberta, Team Manitoba and Team Saskatchewan. The Western Canada U16 Challenge Cup takes place from October 17 – 22, 2017 at WinSport in Calgary, Alberta. Read More »

BWC A1 Bantams Win Provincials, complete perfect season

March 22, 2017 The BWC Bantam A1 team went 6-0-0 at this year’s Tier 1 Bantam Provincial Championship, to a complete a perfect season at 36-0-0. The Bruins downed winless Nanaimo 15-0 in their final round robin game at 8:00 AM Wednesday morning, and then shutout Thompson Zone 6-0 in the final Wednesday evening. Thompson had downed North Read More »

BWC A1 Bantams 4-0 at Provincials

March 21, 2017 The BWC Bantam A1 team are 4-0 after three days of action at the BC Provincial Championships in Kamloops, and are currently in first place with 8 points. Two other teams, North Zone and Thompson Zone are still in the running with two games and a potential 4 points remaining and could tie Read More »

WHL Wrap, PG, Everett earn banners

  March 17, 2017 The second-to-last day of the regular season had just about everything a WHL fan could ask for. One Conference title. Two Division titles. Two WHL Playoff series set in motion. Thirty goals between just two separate games. One player even had a SEVEN-point game! If Saturday didn’t get you ready for Read More »

374 WHL Scholarships awarded this year

  March 17, 2017 *League-record 374 WHL graduates access WHL Scholarships during the 2016-17 fall and winter academic semesters.  *U SPORTS University Cup features 69 WHL alumni competing this weekend in New Brunswick. Calgary, AB – Western Hockey League (WHL) Commissioner Ron Robison announced today that to date a total of 374 WHL graduate players Read More »

WHL Round Up – Friday night games

    February 18, 2017 – A pair of primetime television contests highlighted a 10-game spread on Friday’s WHL schedule as the Spokane Chiefs grounded the Kelowna Rockets in overtime on Friday Night Hockey on Sportsnet, while the Lethbridge Hurricanes used a shootout to send the Victoria Royals packing on WHL on Shaw. In between, Read More »

T-Birds sink Giants 6-1, Tendeck stops 40

    January 21, 2017 Kent, Washington The second largest crowd of the season, 6,149 fans, saw six goals from the Seattle Thunderbird and 6,795 teddy bears and stuffed animals on the ShoWare Center ice Saturday night. Mathew Barzal and Ryan Gropp paced the T-Birds with three points each in a 6-1 victory over the Read More »

PG earn point in split with Blazers

Despite some hectic travel and a ton of hockey as of late the Cougars were 52 seconds away from a regulation victory in Kamloops Saturday. But Deven Sideroff tied the game in the final minute and Collin Shirley netted the overtime winner 59 seconds into the extra period giving the Blazers the second point in Read More »