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33 CSSHL players selected in NHL Central Scouting midterms

      January 14, 2020 A total of 33 former Canadian Sport School Hockey League student athletes have landed on NHL Central Scouting’s midterm ranking of the top players eligible for the 2020 NHL Draft. Twenty-eight CSSHL alums are listed on the North American Skaters list, including seventh-ranked Kaiden Guhle, while four former CSSHL Read More »

WHL Top Guns – Scoring Leaders & Goalies

January 13, 2020  The WHL’s Top 30 Scoring Leaders and Top 20 Goaltenders. Scoring Leaders: WHL Top 30 – 1.13.2020               Rank Pos Name Team GP G A PTS +/- PIM 1 LW Beckman, Adam SPO 39 30 34 64 30 12 2 C Hamblin, James MH 42 23 41 Read More »

Top 200 NA skaters – NHL Central Scouting midterms

    January 13, 2020 NHL Central Scouting today released its midterm 2020 NHL Draft rankings. Here’s the Top 200 North American skaters listed. R Skater Ht Wt Pos Current Team League 1 LAFRENIERE, ALEXIS 6′ 1″ 196 LW RIMOUSKI QMJHL 2 BYFIELD, QUINTON 6′ 4″ 215 C SUDBURY OHL 3 DRYSDALE, JAMIE 5′ 11″ Read More »

51 WHL players crack NHL Central Scouting midterms

  January 13, 2020 NHL Central Scouting’s midterm rankings for the 2020 NHL Draft includes 51 WHL players. Nine WHL skaters cracked the top 30 North Americans. Four WHL goalies were listed in the top 10 North American goaltenders. The top ranked WHL skater, at #7 is defenceman Kaiden Guhle (Prince Albert Raiders / Sherwood Read More »

Top 200 NA skaters – by league and country

    January 13, 2020 NHL Central Scouting today released its midterm 2020 NHL Draft rankings. Here’s an overview of the Top 200 North American skaters (no goalies), by country/league. In summary, players toiling in Canadian leagues (which includes some US and European players), make up almost two thirds of the total (64.5%) – 129 Read More »

Tips and Winterhawks leading WHL

  November 25, 2019 Here’s how things are looking 24 or so games into the 2019-2020 WHL regular season. In the West, it’s the US Division Everett Silvertips and Portland Winterhawks tied for first place overall, each with 33 points. The Tips have done it in 22 games, the Hawks in 23. The Kamloops Blazers Read More »

WHL – 105 players attending NHL Camps

    September 16, 2019 The Western Hockey League announced last week that 105 WHL players would be attending NHL rookie and training camps in September. All players are eligible to return to the WHL for the 2019-20 season. Of the 105 players attending, 58 were selected in the NHL Draft, including Saskatoon Blades forward Read More »

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 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 »

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 »

NHL Central Scouting – 20 BC Players listed

      April 16, 2019 BC Born / Raised NHL Draft Prospects Here’s a brief look at the Top 10 BC players on the NHL Central Scouting final pre-draft prospects list. Scroll down for the full list of 20 BC born / raised players listed.     Cranbrook’s Bowen Byram of the Vancouver Giants, Read More »

Rockets down Blazers 2-1 in OT

  February 3, 2019 The Kelowna Rockets downed the Kamloops Blazers 2-1 in overtime Saturday night at Prospera Place in Kelowna, BC. Both the Rockets and Blazers each had a power play chance, but neither team could get on the board. Just like the first period, neither team could beat the opposing goaltender. Early in Read More »

PA leaves BC with 4W-1L-1SOL

January 28, 2019 The top-ranked team in the Western Hockey League all year long has been the Prince Albert Raiders, who play in the Eastern Conference, and aren’t too familiar to BC WHL fans. Their stats have been impressive all year long, clearly. But without seeing them, the question in BC at least has been, Read More »

NSWC Midgets down Semi for Gold in Phoenix

      January 23, 2019 The North Shore Winter Club Midget A1 team are U18 Champions of this year’s edition of the Arizona Cactus Cup, held in Phoenix this past weekend. The North Shore team ended up facing cross-town rivals Semiahmoo in the finals, and after falling behind 2-0, roared back to a 3-2 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 »

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 »

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 »

WHL Trade: Kneen headed to Blades, Caller to Blazers

  November 26, 2018 by Robert Murray A swap of 19-year-old defencemen took place between the Kamloops Blazers and Saskatoon Blades Monday. Heading to the Blades is Nolan Kneen while Jackson Caller was sent the other way, heading to his hometown Blazers. In the deal, the the Blazers also received a second and third round Read More »

Stapley named NCHC Rookie of the Week

  November 16, 2018 DENVER – Denver Pioneers men’s hockey freshman forward Brett Stapley has been named NCHC Rookie of the Week, the NCHC announced on Monday. In two games against No. 2 St. Cloud State, Stapley logged one goal, two assists, an even rating and two shots on goal. The Campbell River, B.C. native Read More »

48 WHLer on NHL’s “Players to Watch” list

  November 15, 2018 Calgary – NHL Central Scouting has issued an updated ‘Players to Watch’ list for the 2019 NHL Draft, with 48 Western Hockey League players making the grade. NHL Central Scouting identifies players with a rating system that includes four categories.  The ‘A’ rating indicates a first round candidate, a ‘B’ rating indicates Read More »

WHL Update – Giants maintain lead in West

    November 13, 2018 The Vancouver Giants kept things rolling on the weekend, with a tight win and a loss vs the visiting Prince George Cougars to maintain their eight point lead over second place Victoria Royals. The Giants won the opener Saturday 2-1 then lost the rematch Sunday 1-0. Victoria split their series Read More »

WHL Standings – Giants stretch lead in West

    November 4, 2018 The Vancouver Giants continue as the hottest team in the WHL Western Conference. The team is now posting 12-3-2 record overall, and are second overall in the league. The Giants’ Trent Miner is now 4-1-0-2 with a league leading 1.41 goals against average and a .953 save percentage –  partner Read More »

WHL Standings – Giants continue to lead West, PA on a tear

    October 28, 2018 The Vancouver Giants remain the hottest team in the WHL Western Conference, with an 11-3-2 record overall. The Giants’ Trent Miner is now 4-0-1-0 with a league leading 1.41 goals against average and a .953 save percentage –  partner David Tendeck is 7-3-1, and .900. Right behind the Giants at Read More »

Rockets victorious in Adam Foote’s debut

    October 23, 2018 The Kelowna Rockets made a winner of their new head coach on Tuesday night at Prospera Place in Kelowna, winning 3-2 over the Swift Current Broncos. Lane Zablocki, Kyle Topping and Jack Cowell scored for the Rockets while Kaedean Korczak added two assists in a winning cause as the Rockets Read More »

Adam Foote takes helm for Rockets, notches first W

      October 23, 2018 Kelowna Rockets General Manager Bruce Hamilton today announced the hiring of Adam Foote as the team’s new head coach. The announcement comes a day after the release of Jason Smith, who was entering his third season with Rockets. The release came after a disappointing 4-10-0 start for a team Read More »

Miner named WHL Goaltender of the Week (Again)

October 22, 2018 For the second time this month, Vancouver Giants goaltender Trent Miner (2001 – Brandon, MB) has been named the WHL Eli Wilson Goaltending Goaltender of the Week for the week ending October 21st. Miner appeared in two games this week for the Giants and turned aside 59 of the 62 shots he Read More »

#1 Giants Wrap Weekend With a 3-1 W vs Rockets

October 22, 2018 A busy stretch of games ended on a high note for the Vancouver Giants Sunday at home. Owen Hardy scored twice and goaltender Trent Miner stopped 28 of 29 shots as the Vancouver Giants (10-2-2-0) earned a 3-1 victory over the visiting Kelowna Rockets (4-10). Rookie Justin Sourdif added a goal for Read More »