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Coughlin off to Regina next year

Cowichan Valley Capitals forward Tate Coughlin has commited to the University of Regina Cougars for the 2018-19 season. Coughlin finished third in team scoring in 2017-18 with 33 points in 33 regular-season games. The 6-foot-2, 187-pound Victoria native also had nine points in 13 games the previous season with the Nanaimo Clippers. He finishes with […]

Stapley’s pair puts West past Czechs

By Jason La Rose/Hockey Canada Communications TRURO, N.S. — Angus Crookshank scored the first of four goals in the final nine minutes, helping Canada West to a 5-1 semifinal win over the Czech Republic on Thursday night and a spot in the gold medal game at the 2017 World Junior A Challenge. The westerners will […]

Armour lifts Canada West into semis

Photo: Dennis Pajot/Hockey Canada Images By Jason La Rose/Hockey Canada Communications TRURO, N.S. — Ross Armour tied the game with 6:31 left and won it 42 seconds into overtime, sending Canada West into the semifinals at the 2017 World Junior A Challenge with a 4-3 quarter-final over Canada East on Wednesday night. The westerners will take […]

WJAC – Czechs top Canada West

By Jason Larose – Hockey Canada TRURO, N.S. – David Kofron scored a pair of goals and Jachym Kondelik added a goal and an assist, pacing the Czech Republic to a 5-2 win over Canada West in the curtain-raiser Sunday at the 2017 World Junior A Challenge. The Czechs won their tournament opener for the […]

Sanheim signs on with Huskies

As a late season add-on to the Penticton Vees roster, Taylor Sanheim was able to inject some offensive punch to the roster of the eventual BCHL champions. He’s hoping to have a similar effect with the University of Saskatchewan Huskies where he recently committed to play for the upcoming season. Sanheim had five goals and […]

WJAC returns to Nova Scotia

TRURO, N.S. (Thursday, January 26, 2017) – Following two successful runs in Yarmouth, N.S., in 2012 and 2013, the international showcase of Junior A hockey talent returns to the East Coast for a third time as Truro hosts the World Junior A Challenge from Dec. 10-16, 2017, at the Rath Eastlink Community Centre, home of […]

Czechs’ late goal upends Canada West

BONNYVILLE, Alta. (December 14, 2016) – A Kristian Reichel top corner tally proved to be the only goal of the shootout as the Czech Republic stunned Canada West 4-3 Wednesday evening in quarter-final action at the World Junior A Challenge in Bonnyville, Alta. With the result, the Czech Republic (2-1) advances to a semifinal match-up […]

TCW opens WJAC with a W

  (JASON LA ROSE, HOCKEY CANADA) BONNYVILLE, Alta. – Cale Makar (Calgary, Alta./Brooks, AJHL) became the first defenceman in World Junior A Challenge history to record five points in a game, scoring twice and adding three assists to lead Canada West to a tournament-opening 6-2 win over Switzerland on Sunday night. The Canadian captain had […]

2016 WJAC News

CALGARY, Alta. – While Canadians enjoy the final weeks of summer, Bonnyville, Alta., is already thinking ahead to December, when the town will welcome the best players from Canada’s 10 Junior A leagues for the 2016 World Junior A Challenge. The host committee and the Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL) are already in “hockey mode” […]

White accepts offer to Lethbridge

The Langley Rivermen have announced forward Torrin White has committed to play at the University of Lethbridge for the next five years. White, a 21 year-old from Balzac, Alta., returns to his home province to continue his hockey playing career beginning in September. “It is going to be a change from playing junior hockey the last five years, but […]