Home | Switch:

News for
Okanagan Rockets

Search BC Hockey Hub

More Local News

Mac’s Midget – Cariboo Cougars bumped in semis

  January 1, 2020 Calgary, Alberta After edging BCMML rival Okanagan Rockets, 4-3 in the quarter-finals, the Cariboo Cougars faced off four hours later against the Calgary Buffaloes, falling 6-2 on New Year’s Eve in the semi-finals at this year’s Mac’s Midget Hockey Tournament, held in Calgary. The Buffs went on to defeat the Moose Read More »

BWC A1 win Pat Quinn Peewee AAA Elite Gold vs Glenlake

  January 3, 2020 It was a very tight game, but in the end BWC Peewee A1 prevailed over Calgary’s Glenlake Hawks A1 4-2 in the Peewee Elite final at this year’s Pat Quinn Classic. The two teams faced off at the Bill Copeland Arena in Burnaby on New Year’s Eve afternoon. Shots finished 14-13 for BWC. Read More »

Cariboo Cougars vs BWC Academy Prep in PQ Bantam Elite Final

      December 31, 2019 BWC Academy Bantam Prep will face Cariboo Cougars in the Gold medal game for the Pat Quinn Classic Bantam AAA Elite division this afternoon at 1:00 PM at the Bill Copeland Arena in Burnaby. BWC advanced through the semis with a 5-0 shutout of the San Jose Jr. Sharks, Read More »

PQ Peewee AAA Elite Final Set – BWC A1 vs Glenlake Hawks

  December 31, 2019 It will be BWC A1 vs Calgary’s Glenlake Hawks A1 in the Peewee Elite final at this year’s Pat Quinn Classic. The two teams will meet at 3:15 this afternoon at the Bill Copeland Arena in Burnaby. In the Bronze, Semiahmoo A1 will meet Kelowna Jr. Rockets, at Burnaby Lake Arena, Read More »

OK Rockets moving upward, onwards to Mac’s playoffs

  December 31, 2019 By Todd Saelhof, courtesy Calgary Sun The Okanagan Rockets are trending these days. They’re headed upwards and onwards in every aspect of their midget hockey existence. Heck … it’s in their name, although the real proof is in the season so far. In B.C. league play, they’ve skyrocketed to a lofty 20-2-1-1 Read More »

Mac’s Midget – last year under original name

Ethan Aucoin of the Calgary Northstars said he’s dreamed of taking part in the Mac’s Midget AAA World Invitational Tournament since he was five years old. (CBC) CBC News · Posted: Dec 27, 2019 10:56 AM MT Dozens of the best young hockey players from all over Western Canada and as far away as Russia Read More »

Mac’s Midget – OK Rockets will face Cariboo in QF

  December 31, 2019 Calgary, Alberta Two of the four BC-based teams competing in this years Mac’s Tournament will advance to the quarter finals – and face each other. The Okanagan Rockets had already clinched in first place their pool, with three straight wins, before dropping their final 2-1 to the Lloydminster Bobcats Monday. The Rockets Read More »

Cariboo 2-0 lead Bantam Elite at Pat Quinn

  December 29, 2019 Here’s how things are shaping up early on in the Bantam Elite AAA bracket at the 5th Annual Pat Quinn Classic, being played in Burnaby over the holidays. So far, the bracket is proving to be very competitive, with lots of ties, and many games decided by a single goal. Cariboo Read More »

Four peewee teams open with 2-0 at Pat Quinn

  December 29, 2019 Here’s a quick look at the early standings in the Peewee AAA bracket at the 5th Annual Pat Quinn Classic, being played in Burnaby over the holidays. The tournament opened yesterday and will wrap up on New Year’s Eve. In a classic matchup of long time rivals, BWC A1 opened with Read More »

OK Rockets leading BC Midget team at Mac’s Tourney

  December 29, 2019 Here’s a quick look at how things stand as of noon, Sunday, December 29 at this year’s Mac’s Midget Tournament, in Calgary. The Okanagan Rockets have clinched first place their pool, with a perfect 3-0-0 record, and are performing the best of the four BC Major Midget League teams in the Read More »

BCMML Champs knocked out by Calgary Buffaloes

    April 10 2019 After knocking last year’s BCMML Champion Fraser Valley Thunderbirds out in two straight (3-0, 8-2) to claim the BC title on March 30, the Cariboo Cougars were off to Calgary April 5 to contest the 2019 TELUS Cup Pacific Regional Championship vs the Alberta Midget AAA League champion Calgary Buffaloes. Read More »

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 »

Team BC U16 – heartbreak at Winter Games

    February 19, 2019 After jumping out to a 3-0 lead vs Alberta in the crucial third game of the preliminary round at the Canada Winter Games in Red Deer yesterday, the wheels fell off for BC as Alberta rallied late in the third, including three unanswered, to post a 5-4 win, and eliminate Read More »

Team BC U16 gets underway at Canada Winter Games

  February 16, 2019 The 2019 Canada Winter Games gets underway today in Red Deer, Alberta, with Team BC U16 men’s team facing off vs. Manitoba this afternoon. The team will play Saskatchewan tomorrow at 11:30 AM Pacific time, and wrap the preliminary round vs Alberta at 6:30 PM PST Monday. Held every four years, the Read More »

NE Chiefs lose heartbreaker at Mac’s Calgary tourney

  January 8, 2019 The last hope for a BC run at the this year’s Mac’s Midget AAA World Invitational championship, ended with a 4-3 Vancouver NE Chiefs quarter final loss to the New York Jr. Islanders on New Year’s Eve afternoon. The Islanders would lose their semi-final vs the eventual winner, St. Albert Nektar Data Read More »

Cariboo lead 5 BCMML Teams in Mac’s Calgary tourney

  December 28, 2018 This year’s Mac’s Midget AAA World Invitational, held annually in Calgary since 1978, again features the top five BC Major Midget Teams, in the 25 team male division. The BC teams include the #1 Fraser Valley Thunderbirds (19-3-1-1), from Abbotsford; the #2 Cariboo Cougars (16-5-3-0) from Prince George; the #3 Vancouver North 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 »

Team BC U16 Male roster announced

  December 10, 2018 BC Hockey has announced the 20-players selected for the BC Male U16 team at the 2019 Canada Winter Games in Red Deer, which is being held February 16-22, 2019. Of the 20 players selected, 12 are currently playing in the Canadian Sport School Hockey League. The other eight spent the 2017-18 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 »