Eagles name Cumberbirch captain for 08/09 season

The Surrey Eagles are very proud and privileged to announce that Ilan Cumberbirch has been named team captain for the 2008/09 season. Ilan came to the Eagles program prior to the 2007 season and has demonstrated the principles and values that are consistent with building our program.Ilan leads by example and is a very hard […]

Top NHL prospects heading to Bear Mountain

Top National Hockey League draft pick Steven Stamkos isn't likely to suit up for the Victoria Grizzlies anytime soon, but Vancouver Island hockey fans will have the opportunity to see the highly-touted soon-to-be pro and others in action next week when the Tampa Bay Lightning hold their summer prospects camp at Bear Mountain Arena. The Lightning, whose […]

Vipers’ Beller commits to U. of Manitoba Bisons

20-year old forward Greg Beller has committed to play next season with the University of Manitoba Bisons. Beller came to Vernon just before Christmas last season from Yale University. The New York Rangers draft pick scored 20 points in 23 regular season games and was a force in the playoffs.The Vernon Vipers would like to […]

Vees’ Perdicaro boosted by Islanders camp

Penticton Vees power forward Anthony Perdicaro got his first taste of the National Hockey League last week when he participated in the New York Islanders' summer prospect camp. Now, with a better idea of what it's going to take to compete against pro-calibre talent, he's focused and ready for a final season in the BC Hockey […]

New NHL deals for BCHL grads Horcoff, Tambellini

For Edmonton Oilers forward Shawn Horcoff, it was a chance to end his career with the only National Hockey League team he's known; for Jeff Tambellini, it was an opportunity to cement his status as an everyday player. On Wednesday, both Chilliwack Chiefs graduates inked new multi-year deals with the respective NHL teams.Horcoff's six-year, $33 million […]

Stanley Cup in hand, Drake retires from NHL

Professional athletes always dream of being able to go out on top, and few are ever presented with the opportunity to make the plan reality. But on the heels of the Detroit Red Wings' 2008 Stanley Cup triumph, 15-year National Hockey League veteran and BCHL graduate Dallas Drake has done exactly that.Drake retired from the NHL […]

Rota back in GM’s chair with Burnaby Express

After two years at the helm of Team Canada West — and with a pair of World Junior A Challenge gold medals under his belt — former Vancouver Canucks great Darcy Rota is looking to bring similar success back to the Burnaby Express. The club has announced that Rota is once again assuming its General Manager duties.After leading the Express […]

NHL.com: Coyotes banking on Turris breakout

What a difference a year has made for Kyle Turris.The No. 3 overall pick in the 2007 Entry Draft showed up at the Phoenix Coyotes development camp last year as a 170-pounder getting his feet wet with his future NHL club before heading off to the University of Wisconsin.Twelve months later, Turris is a solid […]

BCHL grad Jason Krog signs on with Canucks

Chilliwack Chiefs graduate and Fernie, B.C. native Jason Krog is coming home. Last year's American Hockey League MVP has signed a one-year contract with the Vancouver Canucks and is ready to fight for an NHL roster spot after two dominating seasons with the Chicago Wolves.Last season, Krog was honoured as the AHL's regular season and […]

NHL.com profiles Coyotes draft pick Brett Hextall

The past twelve months have brought success and change for Penticton Vees captain Brett Hextall. After winning the World Junior A Challenge with Team Canada West and hoisting the Fred Page Cup, Hextall was drafted by the Phoenix Coyotes in the sixth round of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft. Read the NHL.com feature on Hextall […]