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BCMML Playoffs – #3 Chiefs vs #6 Hawks

      March 11, 2019 The BCMML wrapped up the regular season on the weekend, with the Fraser Valley Thunderbirds claiming the league banner, on two 5-3 home ice wins over the North Island Silvertips. The North East Chiefs came into the weekend tied in points with Fraser Valley, but managed just one point in their two Read More »

BCMML Playoffs – #2 Cariboo vs #7 GVC

      March 11, 2019 The BCMML wrapped up the regular season on the weekend, with the Fraser Valley Thunderbirds claiming the league banner. The Cariboo Cougars, who were a point back of the T-Birds and the North East Chiefs at the start of the weekend, swept host North West Hawks 4-0 and 5-2 to claim Read More »

BCMML Playoffs – #1 FV T-Birds vs #8 VW Giants

      March 11, 2019 The BCMML wrapped up the regular season on the weekend, with the Fraser Valley Thunderbirds claiming the league banner, with two 5-3 home ice wins over the North Island Silvertips. They will now play the #8 seed, Valley West Giants, who were idle on the weekend, having wrapped up their Read More »

BCMML – Fraser Valley win League, Playoffs set

    March 11, 2019 The BCMML wrapped up the regular season on the weekend, with the Fraser Valley Thunderbirds claiming the league banner, with two 5-3 home ice wins over the North Island Silvertips. The North East Chiefs came into the weekend tied in points with Fraser Valley, but managed just one point in their two games Read More »

BCMML – Final Weekend – promises lots of excitement

  March 8, 2019 The BCMML is entering its final weekend of regular season play Saturday, and it looks like there is lots of excitement in store. The top 3 teams are essentially neck in neck going into the weekend. The Fraser Valley Thunderbirds are tied with the North East Chiefs at 56 points each, while the Cariboo Read More »

BCMML – Week 19 – Chiefs catch T-Birds

  February 21,  2018 The Fraser Valley Thunderbirds now have company at the top of the BCMML leaderboard. The North East Chiefs put up two wins vs North Island on the weekend, while the T-Birds were shut out 4-0 by the NW Hawks in their first game, before rebounding with a 6-4 win on Sunday. The 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 »

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 »

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 »

BCMML – T-Birds alone on Top

  November 13, 2018 After Week 8 of the BCMML season, the Fraser Valley Thunderbirds have moved into sole possession of first place, with a record of 11-2-1-0. And they have two games in hand over two teams sharing second place, two points back. The Okanagan Rockets and NE Chiefs are tied with 21 points, Read More »

BCMML – T-Birds still on top heading into Wk 8

  November 8, 2018 Heading into Week 8 of the BCMML season, three teams share the league lead with 20 points, however the Fraser Valley Thunderbirds are on top by virtue of posting their points in just 12 games, with an impressive record of 10-2-0-0. The T-Birds have lead since Week 4. The Okanagan Rockets 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 »

Rockets release Head Coach Jason Smith

    October 22, 2018 Kelowna, BC Kelowna Rockets General Manager Bruce Hamilton has announced that the Rockets have released head coach Jason Smith of his duties as of Monday, Oct. 22, 2018. “Any time you let someone go that is the quality of Jason Smith it’s very tough, however the success of our hockey Read More »

Americans acquire Wil Kushniryk from Rockets for conditional draft pick

  October 22, 2018 by Robert Murray   The Tri-City Americans have acquired forward Wil Kushniryk from the Kelowna Rockets in a Monday afternoon trade. In return, the Rockets have received a conditional fifth-round selection in the 2020 Western Hockey League Bantam Draft. The 18-year-old Kushniryk had just entered his second season with the Rockets. Read More »

Victoria’s Scott Walford has Russians, Rockets on his mind

    October 18, 2018 by Clive Dheensaw, Times Colonist Neil Young observed that rust never sleeps. It certainly doesn’t and is insidiously relentless when inactivity occurs. So fans will know what Victoria Royals defenceman Scott Walford means when he talks about “getting rid of the rust.” The Western Hockey League certainly believes he has Read More »

6 BC players selected for Canada-Russia series

  October 18, 2018 Calgary, AB The Western Hockey League has announced its selections for Team WHL, which will compete against Team Russia at the 2018 CIBC Canada Russia Series in Kamloops and Vancouver. Six BC based players have made the cut. Team WHL will face Team Russia in Game 1 in Kamloops, BC, on Read More »

WHL Standings – Giants lead West

    October 15, 2018 The Vancouver Giants are currently the hottest team in the WHL Western Conference, after posting an 8-1-1 record in their last ten games, finishing with a 3-2 win Sunday vs the previously undefeated Victoria Royals. The Giants had bounced back from a 3-2 OTL to the Royals the night before. Read More »

WHL – Giants in 1st, hand Royals first loss

    October 15, 2018 Through their first 10 games, the Vancouver Giants have earned 17 of 20 available points, to post their best start in a decade. Sunday afternoon in Victoria the Giants handed the Royals their first loss, in a 3-2 decision. It was a bounce back game for the Giants, who had Read More »