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Pat Quinn Tourney – Bantam Elite – Alaska win Gold 4-3 vs West Van

            December 31, 2018 The Alaska North Stars U14 are 2018 Bantam Elite Champions at this year’s Pat Quinn Christmas Classic, after downing the West Vancouver Academy Prep team 4-3  in a thrilling game Monday afternoon at Bill Copeland Arena, in Burnaby. West Van’s Connor Bedard was tournament scoring leader Read More »

USA downs Russia 2-0 for World Junior A Gold

    December 17, 2018 by Justin La Rose BONNYVILLE– Isaiah Saville turned aside all 25 shots he faced, Bobby Brink and Trevor Janicke provided the offence and the United States claimed gold at the 2018 World Junior A Challenge with a 2-0 win over Russia on Sunday. It’s the eighth gold medal at the tournament Read More »

Canada West wins Bronze vs Czech

  December 17, 2018   BONNYVILLE– Team Canada West capped off its 2018 World Junior A Challenge with a bronze medal, defeating the Czech Republic 3-1 at the R.J. Lalonde Arena in Bonnyville on Sunday. After suffering a 3-2 overtime loss to the United States in the semifinals, Team Canada West rebounded in the bronze Read More »

Canada West drops games to Russia and Czech

  December 13, 2018 GAME 4, 5-4 SO CZECH REPUBLIC Canada West now 2-2-0 at World Junior A Challenge by Justin Rose After being blanked by the Russians 3-0 on Wednesday, Canada West fell 5-4 in a shootout to the Czech Republic Thursday night at the RJ Lalonde Arena, in Bonnyville, Alberta. The loss was Read More »

Kindree now #4 in Rockets scoring

  December 13, 2018 When Liam Kindree was a 16 year old at Rockets training camp in 2016 the coaching staff was faced with a hard task, return the young forward for another season of midget hockey or keep him with the WHL club. The Rockets ultimately decided with the former, a move they also made with 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 »

Canada West opens with two wins at World Jr. A Challenge

December 11, 2018 Canada West is off to great start at the World Junior A Challenge which kicked off in Bonnyville, Alberta, on Sunday. In game 1 Sunday, the team defeated Team USA in a rematch of last year’s gold medal game. Alex Newhook, the Newfoundland star who plays for the Victoria Grizzlies, eventually won it Read More »

PCAHA Bantam Races – nearing the turn

    December 8, 2018 As PCAHA league play approaches the half season mark, here’s our annual overview of how things are shaping up in the bantam division prior to the Christmas break. But first some background – as there have been some remarkable changes in bantam hockey over the past few seasons, especially over Read More »

7 BC players make cut for Canada West World Jr. A team

  December 5, 2018 Seven BC players lead the contingent of 22 Junior A players selected for Team Canada West, announced by Hockey Canada today. The team will open competition in the 2018 World Junior A Challenge vs Team USA in Bonnyville, Alberta, on Sunday, December 9. The BC players include four forwards: Harrison Blaisdell Read More »

10 BC players on World Jr. A Canada West Camp Roster

  December 2, 2018 Ten BC-born players are among a group of 44 invitees who will gather in Calgary from Dec. 3-5 at the Markin MacPhail Centre at WinSport’s Canada Olympic Park for the Team Canada West selection camp. The players will participate in games and practices before departing for Bonnyville on Dec. 6. The players Read More »

de Jong notches first ECAC award

November 26, 2018 ALBANY, N.Y. – Quinnipiac men’s ice hockey sophomore Odeen Tufto (Chaska, Minnesota) and freshman Ethan de Jong (North Vancouver, British Columbia) received ECAC Hockey Weekly Awards, as announced by the league office on Monday afternoon. Tufto earned his second-ever player of the week award while de Jong was honored by the league 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 »

PG Cougars on the rise – move into 2nd Place on hot streak

November 16, 2018   HARTLEY MILLER’S HART ATTACK – (TRENDING UPWARDS) NOVEMBER 16TH, 2018 EDITION 706 Hartley Miller is the sports director and morning news anchor for 94.3 the GOAT in Prince George. The standings back-up the impression that the Prince George Cougars are improving. The Cougars are at the 20-game mark of the 2018-19 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 »

7 BCHLers on NHL Players to Watch Lists

    November 12, 2018 CALGARY, Alta. – National Hockey League Central Scouting released Monday its updated Players to Watch List as a prelude to the upcoming 2019 NHL Draft and 19 current Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL) skaters are among those ranked.     Continuing to top the CJHL contingent is Victoria Grizzlies (BCHL) Read More »

Lukosevicius – National NCAA 1st Star of the Week

November 9, 2018 SENIOR FORWARD RECOGNIZED NATIONALLY AFTER FIVE-GOAL WEEKEND, INCLUDING HAT TRICK AND OT GAME-WINNER   COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – After powering Denver to a sweep of Western Michigan by scoring the game-winning goal both nights, DU senior forward Jarid Lukosevicius was selected the NCAA First Star of the Week, NCAA Hockey announced on Read More »

Carter Berger BCHL Player of the Week

November 4, 2018 Victoria Grizzlies defenceman Carter Berger was named the BCHL Player of the Week for the week ending Oct. 28, the league announced Monday. Berger piled up five goals and two assists for seven points on the Grizzlies three-game road trip last weekend. The North Vancouver native started the streak with with a Read More »

de Jong notches 1st NCAA goal at Quinnipiac

    November 4, 2018 HAMDEN, Conn. – Five different Quinnipiac players scored goals Friday night as the Bobcats extended their winning streak to six games with a 5-3 win over Harvard to open ECAC Hockey Play. Ethan de Jong (North Vancouver, British Columbia) scored his first career goal for the Bobcats while Brandon Fortunato Read More »

Jayden Lee latest BC commit to Quinnipiac

    November 4, 2018 Powell River Kings defenceman Jayden Lee is the latest player to commit to Quinnipiac University, which continues to be a hotbed for BCHL grads at the NCAA level. Lee, who will join the Bobcats for the 2020-21 season, is in the midst of his second year in the BCHL after Read More »

Angus Crookshank off to good start at UNH

  October 22, 2018 North Vancouver’s Angus Crookshank made his NCAA debut for University of New Hampshire Wildcats at Colgate (Hockey East) on October 12, just after his 19th birthday. On Friday, he registered his first goal, vs Colorado College, in a 4-3 loss. He backed it up with an assist in the rematch on Read More »

Chilliwack Bantam Challenge Cup, Round Robin Wraps Up

  October 6, 2018 The round robin portion of the 33rd Annual Chilliwack Bantam Internal Challenge Cup wrapped up Saturday morning, after three days of play. A total of 24 teams faced off in six pools of four teams each. Fifteen teams from BC, four from Alberta and five from the USA are competing. After Read More »

NHL Scouting lists 35 WHL “Players to Watch”

  October 2, 2018 Calgary – NHL Central Scouting issued its preliminary ‘Players to Watch’ list for the 2019 NHL Draft Monday, with 35 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 »

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 »

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 »