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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 »

BCMML Week 4 – T-Birds move into first place

  October 15, 2018 The BC Major Midget League wrapped up Week 4 of the regular season Sunday, with another weekend of five two-game matches. While it’s still too early in the season to read too much into the results so far – just two wins separate the first place team from the next five, Read More »

BCMML Week 3 – North West Hawks move into first place

  October 10, 2018 The BC Major Midget League wrapped up Week 3 of the regular season Sunday, with another series of five matches, all played in an MML Showcase in Abbotsford. At the end of the weekend, one leader had emerged, while one team remained undefeated, tied with two others in second place.   Read More »

BCMML Week 2 – 4 tied at top, Hawks McLean leads scoring

  October 4, 2018 The BC Major Midget League wrapped up Week 2 of the regular season this Sunday, with another series of five matches. At the end of the weekend, four teams were tied at the top with six points each, after four games (scroll down for standings).   Kootenay sweep South Island The Read More »

BCMML gets underway

  September 23, 2018 The BC Major Midget League got underway this weekend with a full slate of five two-game series. North Island Silvertips had the bye-weekend. SI Royals vs NE Chiefs, Split The South Island Royals hosted the Vancouver North East Chiefs in two games, winning the first 4-2 on Saturday in Saanich, then Read More »

BCHL Bauer Showcase results

  September 23, 2018   The seventh Bauer BCHL Showcase got underway Thursday at Prospera Centre in Chilliwack with six games on the agenda, and then added six more Friday and five Saturday. Here are the results (scroll down to see current standings):   Saturday, Sept. 22 Chilliwack Chiefs – 2 @ Wenatchee Wild – Read More »

BCHL Bauer Showcase starts today

  September 20, 2018   The seventh Bauer BCHL Showcase begins today at Prospera Centre in Chilliwack with six games on the agenda starting with a 10 a.m. matchup between the Penticton Vees and Surrey Eagles. There are six games on the slate for today, six more on Friday and six Saturday starting with the Prospects Game 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 »

2018 Bantam Draft – Kamloops Blazers Picks

    May 4, 2018   Kamloops, BC – The Kamloops Blazers selected 10 players in the 2018 WHL Bantam Draft in Calgary on Thursday. The Blazers picked the hometown kid 5th overall as they selected right shot center . The 5’7” and 165lb forward had 57 goals, 33 assists and 90 points in 30 Read More »

2018 Bantam Draft – Prince George Cougars Picks

  May 4, 2018   Red Deer, AB   The Prince George Cougars Hockey Club selected forward Craig Armstrong (9thoverall) and goaltender Tyler Brennan (21stoverall) in the first round of the 2018 WHL Bantam Draft, in Red Deer Alberta. “They were our top two players we targeted at their positions, so as a scouting staff Read More »

2018 Bantam Draft – Victoria Royals Picks

  May 4, 2018   Red Deer, AB – The Victoria Royals selected 12 players at the 2018 WHL Bantam Draft. Victoria’s 12 draft picks where comprised of five skaters from British Columbia, that included four who call Vancouver Island home, two players from Alberta and Manitoba, and one from Saskatchewan. The Royals’ remaining two Read More »

2018 Bantam Draft – Vancouver Giants Picks

    May 4,  2018 It was a busy, rewarding day for the Vancouver Giants on Thursday in Red Deer, AB. General Manager Glen Hanlon and his team of management and scouts added six forwards, three defencemen and a goaltender to the Vancouver Giants organization. First, hear from the Vancouver Giants Director of Scouting Dan Read More »

2018 Bantam Draft – Kelowna Rockets Picks

    May 4,  2018 The Kelowna Rockets added 11 prospects to the list of young players on Thursday in Red Deer at the 2018 WHL Bantam Draft. Kelowna opened the draft with the 18th overall selection in the first round. The Rockets selected forward Trevor Wong of Vancouver, BC. The 5’8, 135 pound forward recorded Read More »

2018 Bantam Draft – Older is Better

    May 5, 2018 It’s become an annual ritual now – to see how the WHL Bantam Draft breaks down according to month of birth and size (weight), round by round. Clearly at the bantam age there is a wide range of size with boys. Many 15 year boys have shot up, hit puberty, Read More »

2018 Bantam Draft – Sports Schools up the ante again

    May 5, 2018     It was another record breaking year for the Canadian Sport School Hockey League at the WHL Bantam Draft as 81 student athletes, including 15 in the first round, were selected. This breaks the previous record of 66 students selected, and 13 in the first round, set at the 2017 Read More »

2018 Bantam Draft – The Picks in Order

    May 5, 2018 Here’s how this year’s WHL Bantam draft unfolded, May 3, 2018 in Red Deer, in order of selection. Alberta lead the way with 69 picks, including 11 (half) first round picks, 10 second round picks and 9 third round picks. BC were second with 49 picks, including 5 first rounders, Read More »

2018 Bantam Draft – The BC Picks

    May 3, 2018 Here’s how this year’s WHL Bantam draft unfolded, for BC-based players. British Columbia As has been the case for the last few years, Canadian Sports School Hockey League teams dominated the BC player draft. Of the 49 BC picks, all but seven were from the CSSHL, including all 16 of Read More »

2018 Bantam Draft wraps up – 224 picked

  May 3, 2018 Red Deer, AB After retaining the first-overall pick from the 2018 WHL Bantam Draft Lottery, the Edmonton Oil Kings used the pick to select forward Dylan Guenther (Edmonton, Alta./Northern Alberta Xtreme Bantam Prep). In total, 223 players were selected in the 2018 WHL Bantam Draft, with 124 forwards, 76 defencemen and Read More »

BCMML – Playoffs Schedule

    March 12, 2018 Playoff matchups The BCMML 40 game regular season wrapped up Sunday, March 12, and the stage is now set for round 1 of the playoffs, featuring the Top 8 teams. All first round playoff series are a best of three, with the top-seeded team having home ice advantage in all Read More »

BCMML – Wrap of Final weekend – Playoff Matchups Set

      March 12, 2018 Week 22 The final weekend of BCMML regular season play wrapped up Sunday, with very little change in the standings from a week ago. Both top teams split their final series against lower ranked opponents and so failed to create any drama at the top of the standings. The Read More »

BCMML – Hawks back on top with one weekend to go

      March 7, 2018 Week 21 Just like last weekend, there was only one change in the BCMML standings after the competition wrapped up Sunday – and again it was a swap at the top, with the Valley West Hawks edging ahead of the idle Cariboo Cougars, to recapture the #1 seed. The Read More »

BCMML Week 20 – Cougars move into 1st

      February 26, 2018 There was only one change in the BCMML standings after Week 20 wrapped up Sunday. Cariboo Cougars climbed back into first place after two wins in Vancouver over the #6 North West Giants, although it took an OT win in game two to get the sweep. #2 Valley West Read More »

BCMML Week 19 – Hawks and Cougars still at top, 3 weeks to go

  February 19, 2018 There was virtually no change in the standings after Week 19 in the BCMML this past weekend. Both top teams won two games, adding four points to their totals. Valley West Hawks and Cariboo Cougars are tied in first place, with 57 points each. #1 Valley West are still the top Read More »

BCMML Week 18 – Hawks back on top, four weeks to go

  February 13, 2018 The top two BCMML teams swapped places again this weekend after Week 18 wrapped up on Sunday. And it could happen again, as the regular season concludes over the coming four weekends. Here’s a recap of the weekend and a look ahead at the remaining schedules for the top teams. Scroll down for Read More »

BCMML Week 17 – Cougars climb back into #1

  February 6, 2018 After Week 17 in BC Major Midget League, the #1 Cariboo Cougars have edged past the idle #2 Valley West Hawks on a win and a tie vs GVC. The three point weekend gives the Cougars a two point lead on the Hawks, but the Hawks now hold two games in hand. The Cougars Read More »

BCMML Week 15 – Cougars close gap with Hawks

  January 15, 2017 After Week 15 in BC Major Midget League, the Cariboo Cougars are back within two points of the first place West Valley Hawks. Leaders The Cougars put up a couple of wins vs the NE Chiefs (5-1 and 2-1), while the Hawks won their first 6-1 vs the Thompson Blazers and were Read More »

BCMML Week 14 – VW battle Cougars, move up 2 pts

  January 15, 2017 Week 14 of BC Major Midget League wrapped up Sunday, after a weekend showcase at the Capital Centre in Kelowna that featured a full slate of BCMML action. At the end of the weekend, the Valley West Hawks had increased their lead in first place by two points over Cariboo; and the Read More »