RBC Cup Update: Last second goal sinks Grizzlies

Humboldt Broncos forward Scott Schroeder scored on a shorthanded breakaway with one second remaining in regulation to resign the Victoria Grizzlies to a 2-1 defeat in the opening game of the 2009 RBC Cup on Saturday.With the Grizzlies on a late-game power-play courtesy a tripping penalty to Nick Kalnicki, Schroeder capitalized on a neutral zone […]

BCHL Media Kit for 2009 RBC Cup released

With the beginning of the 2009 RBC Cup just days away, the British Columbia Hockey League has released a media kit in advance of the tournament. It includes detailed regular season and playoff stats for the Vernon Vipers and Victoria Grizzlies, RBC Cup scheduling information and history and team information and player bios.To view the […]

Web TV broadcasts available for 2009 RBC Cup

The preliminary and semi-final rounds of the 2009 RBC Cup will be broadcast online through the British Columbia Hockey League’s pay-per-view Web TV program, the league announced Tuesday.The broadcast schedule will commence on Saturday, May 2nd when the Victoria Grizzlies meet West region representatives Humboldt in the tournament opener at 7:00 PM. It will then […]

Brett Bestwick joins Clippers as assistant coach

The Nanaimo Clippers have brought back a familiar face to fill the team's assistant coach vacancy.The team has hired former Clipper Brett Bestwick for the opening that was created when longtime assistant Nolan Graham was named Head Coach and General Manager of the Alberni Valley Bulldogs.“Our focus from day one was to hire somebody with […]

Gelinas back at the helm in Westside

The Westside Warriors announced today the changing of some team personnel. The newest addition to the Warriors, but not an unfamiliar one, is former President and General Manager Gary Gelinas. Gelinas is now back with the club after working with the New Mexico Scorpions of the Central Hockey League as President and GM. Gelinas will […]

Vipers capture Fred Page and Doyle double, earn RBC berth

The Vernon Vipers will have the opportunity to earn a record-setting sixth Canadian Junior A Championship after they punched their ticket to the 2009 RBC Cup in Victoria on Wednesday night.The Vipers put the finishing touches on a four-game sweep of the Alberta Junior Hockey League champion Grand Prairie Storm, winning 5-2 on the road to […]

Jones hat trick leads Vipers to Doyle Cup victory

Connor Jones and the Vernon Vipers put an exclamation point on their quest to earn a spot in the RBC Cup, defeating the Grand Prairie Storm by a 5-2 score to sweep their Doyle Cup series with the Alberta Junior Hockey League champs.Jones struck twice in the first period to spot the Vipers and two-goal […]

Vipers on verge of Doyle Cup sweep with Gm 3 win

So many have tried, and so few have succeeded. After twenty postseason games, it has become clear that shutting down the Vernon Vipers starts with containing the talented forward trio of Kellen and Connor Jones, and Sahir Gill. But on a night when a win was a must-have for the Grand Prairie Storm, the Vipers' […]

Vipers’ Jones named BCHL Player of the Week

Vernon Vipers forward Connor Jones has been named the British Columbia Hockey League's Player of the Week for the week ending April 19th, the league announced Monday.Jones was named first star in both games he suited up for last week, playing a crucial role in staking the Vipers to a 2-0 series lead in their […]

Vipers prairie-bound with 2-0 lead in Doyle Cup

With a maximum of three — and quite possibly just two — home games on tap in their Doyle Cup series against the Grand Prairie Storm, the Vernon Vipers knew that it was important to make hay while the sun shone on the Civic Arena last weekend. And the Vipers did just that, winning back-to-back […]