DeBrouwer backstops PG to league finals, earns POW

Prince George Spruce Kings goaltender Evan DeBrouwer has been named the BCHL Player of the Week for the week ending April 8, the league announced Monday. DeBrouwer started the week by making 52 saves in a 3-2 double-overtime loss to the Powell River Kings in Game 3 of the league semifinal and was named the […]

BCHL Playoff Recap – Tuesday, April 3

AJ Vanderbeck and Jasper Weatherby each scored and Austin Park stopped 27 of 28 shots as the Wenatchee Wild got by the Trail Smoke Eaters 2-1 in Game 3 on Tuesday night to take a commanding 3-0 series lead in the Interior Division final. Trail opened the scoring on a Spencer McLean tally midway through […]

Division champs: Kings get off the Island

Consider, if you will, just what you’d need to make your escape off an island. Now consider what the Powell River Kings have needed to get out of the Island Division. After four straight years where they were beaten in the second round – the Island finals – they have finally made it past a […]

PG prepared to go the distance

After being down 3-1 in their series against the Surrey Eagles, the Prince George Spruce Kings won three straight games, including a 4-0 win in game seven, to take the series and earn the Mainland Division title. Two days after their game seven triumph, the Spruce Kings are able to reflect on their accomplishments so […]

Series preview – Powell River vs. Victoria

#2 Powell River Kings vs. #1 Victoria Grizzlies Game one: Friday, March 16 – 7 p.m. at The Q Centre in Victoria TICKETS WATCH LIVE ON HOCKEYTV Season Series The two teams faced each other eight times this year and Victoria won the season series with five wins, one of which came in overtime, and […]

Chapman’s stingy play earns him BCHLPOW

Victoria Grizzlies goaltender Kurtis Chapman has been named the BCHL Player of the Week for the week ending March 11, the league announced Monday. After going down 3-0 in their first-round series with the Alberni Valley Bulldogs, Chapman backstopped the Grizzlies to four straight wins to complete the comeback Sunday afternoon and advance to the […]

BCHL Playoff recap, Saturday March 10

Ryan Nolan’s first goal of the postseason wound up being the winner for the Victoria Grizzlies in a 4-2 road win over the Alberni Valley Bullodgs that forces a Game 7 back in the Grizzlies’ home rink on Sunday. Lach Hadley and Drayson Pears scored for the Grizzlies to put them up two after 20 […]

BCHL playoff recap – Thursday, March 8

Ben Brar’s unassisted goal at 8:45 of overtime lifted the Prince George Spruce Kings to a 3-2 home win over the Chilliwack Chiefs that also gives PG a 3-2 lead in the series. Opening the scoring for Chilliwack was Bryan Allbee with a tally just past the midway point of the first. The Spruce Kings […]

Gold for Canada West

By Jason La Rose/Hockey Canada Communications TRURO, N.S. — Zach Rose was spectacular in a 35-save performance, Angus Crookshank scored the game-winning goal and added an assist, and Canada West beat the United States 5-1 on Saturday to win the gold medal at the 2017 World Junior A Challenge. It is the fifth gold for […]

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 […]