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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 »

Surrey Eagles round out leadership with Katzalay and Tellier

  September 6, 2019 With the season opener a day away, the Surrey Eagles announced yesterday that Holden Katzalay and Cristophe Tellier will round out the leadership group as assistant captains for this year’s team. These two forwards will join the captain Cody Schiavon, and assistant captain Hudson Schandor in leading this young Eagles team, Read More »

BCHL introduces new events, rule changes

  September 6, 2019 Ahead of tonight’s slate of six regular season openers, the league has recently announced some new initiatives, events, and rule changes that should attract more fans to the rinks. “The main pillars of the BCHL are player safety and speed and skill, but we also want to emphasize community involvement and Read More »

BCHL shifts focus to “Modern Hockey”

  September 6, 2019 With opening weekend of the season starting tonight, with six games on tap, the BCHL has announced a new focus for the league moving forward: ‘Modern Hockey’. The new tagline represents a shift in culture for the BCHL as it moves into a more modern style of play and operation at Read More »

Matvichuk new head of hockey at BWC

    September 6, 2019 Richard Matvichuk is now in place as the new Hockey Director at Burnaby Winter Club. The selection announcement was made in late July by BWC General Manager Terry Shein. Mativichuk replaces Maco Balkovec who had moved on to the Bowling Green (Ohio) NCAA Falcon’s program, after five years heading up Read More »

Ice Breaker Kicks off E15 Season

  September 6, 2019 For the fifth consecutive year, a number of the top Elite 15 teams in the Pacific North West are facing off in an early, pre-season contest organized by Burnaby Winter Club, though played at other venues. The tourney, which kicks off tonight with four games at Planet Ice Coquitlam, features five Read More »

WHL places seven NHL first rounders

  July 2, 2019 The Western Hockey League fared best of the big three Canadian Hockey League major junior organizations in this year’s NHL Entry Level draft. Seven WHL players were selected in the 31 first slots available, compared to just four from the larger Ontario Hockey League, and just two from the Quebec Major Read More »

What a draft year for USA U18s!

  July 2, 2019 It was quite a draft year for the USA U18 development program – which saw eight players drafted in the first round in Vancouver on June 28, including the #1 overall pick, Jack Hughes, selected by the New Jersey Devils. The USA can also claim one more, who, while not on Read More »

Cranbrook’s Bowen Byram BC’s top NHL Draft pick at #4 overall

July 2, 2019 4. Colorado Avalanche – Bowen Byram, D, Vancouver (WHL) NHL Central Scouting: No. 2 (North American skaters) Byram (6-1, 195) led Western Hockey League defenseman in goals (26) and game-winning goals (nine), and he was third with 71 points in 67 regular-season games. He also set a single-season league record with six Read More »

Four North Vancouver d-men selected in NHL Draft

  July 2, 2019 It’s not often that four players from one community are drafted into the NHL in a given year, never mind all four are defencemen. But this year, the names of Maxwell Crozier, Layton Ahac, Carter Berger and Cole Moberg were all called this year’s NHL Draft in Vancouver. While their paths Read More »

Eight BCHL products selected in NHL 2019 Draft

  July 2, 2019 NHL Draft Re-cap – BCHL Players After Alex Newhook was selected 16th overall by the Colorado Avalanche in Round 1, seven more players from the league were chosen in rounds two to seven, on day 2 of the NHL Entry Level Draft in Vancouver, June 29. The eight were the most 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 »

Delta Academy hires Chyzowski to lead female program

    July 2, 2019 Delta Hockey Academy Director Ian Gallagher announced Thursday that Dave Chyzowski, former professional hockey player and current Director of Sales and Marketing for the Kamloops Blazers, will be taking over as the new head coach of the Delta Hockey Academy Female Prep team and the Director of Sales. Chyzowski was Read More »

BCHL Spruce Kings fall to Brooks in National final

  May 19, 2019 By Jason La Rose, Hockey Canada Brooks, Alberta – Simon Boyko opened and closed the scoring for the Brooks Bandits, and the hosts rode a three-goal first period to a 4-3 win over the Prince George Spruce Kings on Sunday and a second title at Canada’s National Junior A Championship. The victory Read More »

Loss gives Mooseheads ticket to Championship final

May 22, 2019 by Tony Saxon, Halifax Today HALIFAX – Never have the Halifax Mooseheads celebrated a loss with so much joy. Despite losing 4-3 to the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies Wednesday night in the final round robin game of the Memorial Cup, the Mooseheads advance to Sunday’s championship game thanks to the tournament’s tie-breaking formula. The Read More »

Guelph eliminates PA to prolong WHL drought

Loss is the 13th in a row for western representative at junior championship   May 22, 2019 Kyle Cicerella · The Canadian Press Nick Suzuki put an end to the season for the Prince Albert Raiders, while also giving his Guelph Storm a chance to go directly to the Memorial Cup final. The Montreal Canadiens Read More »

WHL – PA Raiders dream season crashes

  May 22, 2019 By Taylor Rocca Halifax, N.S – A dream season for the Prince Albert Raiders has come to its conclusion. With a 5-2 victory on Tuesday evening, the Guelph Storm eliminated the Western Hockey League champion Raiders from contention at the 2019 Memorial Cup Presented by Kia. After a back-and-forth first period, Read More »

IIHF Mens – Canada wins on buzzer beater

  May 14, 2019 Reuters – Canada’s Sam Reinhart celebrates a goal against host Slovakia during Monday’s IIHF championship Group A game at Steel Arena in Kosice last night. Canada edged Slovakia 6-5 on a power-play goal from Mark Stone with one second left in regulation to improve its record to 2-1 at the 16-nation Read More »

WHL Championship – Giants fall in G7 OT

  May 14, 2019 One of the most memorable, historic seasons of Vancouver Giants hockey ended in heartbreak at 18:25 of overtime in Game 7 Monday night in Prince Albert, SK. Dante Hannoun’s goal late in the first overtime period lifted the Prince Albert Raiders to a 2019 championship victory and a berth in the Read More »

WHL Championship – Raiders win it in OT

      May 14, 2019 by Darren Zary, Saskatoon StarPhoenix PRINCE ALBERT — WHL championship final. Seventh game. Overtime. Does it get much better than this? “Yes it does,” promised Prince Albert Raiders head coach Marc Habscheid. “In about two weeks.” Habscheid and the Raiders are probably just glad this series is finally — Read More »

BCHL Spruce Kings now 2-0 at Nationals

  May 14, 2019 The Prince George Spruce Kings are now 2-0 after a pair of power-play goals Monday night boosted them to a 4-0 shutout win over the Ottawa Jr Senators at the National Junior A Championship in Brooks, Alberta. Nick Poisson got the Spruce Kings on the board in the opening frame, after Read More »

WHL Championship – Giants force Game 7 – tonight in PA

  May 13, 2019 For the Vancouver Giants, there truly is no tomorrow. It all comes down to tonight’s Game 7 in Prince Albert vs the home town Raiders, a team that has posted an almost unbeatable record all season (54-10-2-2, 112 points). But the Giants have been formidable too, especially over the final half Read More »

WHL Championship – Vancouver Giants win Game 6

  May 13, 2019 The 2019 Rogers WHL Championship Series is going the distance. Sunday night in Prince Albert, the Vancouver Giants earned a 4-2 victory over the Prince Albert Raiders, forcing a seventh and deciding game Monday night at 6 PM PT. Davis Koch paced the Giants with two goals while goaltender David Tendeck Read More »

BCHL Spruce Kings win Doyle Cup, with 4-2 win over AJHL Bandits

      May 5, 2019 by Brendan Pawliw, MyPrinceGeorgeNow.com The Prince George Spruce Kings magical season took another turn for the good on Saturday. After trailing 2-1 heading into the third period against the Brooks Bandits, the BCHL’s Fred Page Cup champs potted three goals in the final twenty minutes, claiming the franchise’s first Read More »

A closer look at the BC WHL Bantam Draft picks

      May 3, 2019 Here’s a closer look at the BC picks from yesterday’s WHL Bantam Draft, held in Red Deer. As has been the case for the past several years, players from BC’s CSSHL programs dominated the 60 BC player selections in this year’s WHL Bantam Draft, with 46 in total, including Read More »

Spruce Kings even series on home ice, defeat Bandits 3-1

    May 1, 2019 The friendly confines of the Rolling Mix Concrete Arena seemed to be enough to give the Prince George Spruce Kings a boost. Trailing 2-1 in the first three games in the Doyle Cup to the Brooks Bandits, the Spruce Kings put forth a gutsy effort posting a 3-1 win in front Read More »