What are you going to contribute to the Kings’ success this year?

Before the puck dropped on the Powell River Kings' regular season on Friday night, a question was posed to each member of the team: “What are you going to contribute to the Kings' success this year?”Here's what they had to say:“I’m going to play two-way hockey, fill any role Kent wants me to, and play with […]

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 […]

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 […]

Ivy League a smart call for BCHL grad Riley Nash

There were stronger hockey programs that Riley Nash could have enrolled in, but for him, joining his brother at an Ivy League school was a no brainer. And if a guy has brains enough to get into Cornell, it's pretty tough to second guess the decision. “I wanted an education,” said Nash, the third player […]

Voros Follows Tough Road to the NHL

The road that Aaron Voros travelled to reach the National Hockey League can’t be found in a how-to guide for aspiring professional athletes. But eight years after he was drafted out of the British Columbia Hockey League, Voros is finally where he’s always wanted to be. This season began for Voros much like the three […]

BCHL Feature – Corbin McPherson

Corbin McPherson is a tough guy to miss. But even though he stands 6’4” without skates on, the hockey world is only just starting to notice him.  Last season, the Cowichan Valley Capitals defenceman flew well under the radar. When the National Hockey League’s Central Scouting service ranked 210 North American skaters for the entry […]

BCHL Feature – Trail Smoke Eaters

For the Trail Smoke Eaters, an off-season full of unexpected change is in the rear-view mirror. As the 2007/08 season begins, the atmosphere surrounding the club is all about high expectations and heightened excitement.It was just two months ago that Smoke Eaters president Tom Gawrletz thought his team’s preparations for the coming season were in […]