NHL Bloodlines: Tristan Amonte

The 1996 World Cup of Hockey was a landmark moment for USA Hockey. The Americans were up against the powerhouse Team Canada in a best-of-three series to crown a tournament champion in the first best-on-best international competition since the 1991 Canada Cup. After dropping the first game in overtime, Team USA won Game 2 to […]

Vees alumnus LaFontaine wins Mike Richter Award

University of Minnesota goaltender and Penticton Vees alumnus Jack LaFontaine has won the 2020-21 Mike Richter Award as the NCAA’s top goaltender. He was also named a First-Team All-American. The winners of the major college hockey year-end awards were announced today in a live ceremony from the Frozen Four in Pittsburgh, Pa. From Mississauga, Ont., […]

BCHL Podcast: Apr. 7 (Ellis Rickwood & Ryan Sandelin)

We are back with a brand-new episode, featuring two more interviews after opening weekend of the BCHL season. To kick things off, we speak with Victoria Grizzlies forward and BCHL Player of the Week Ellis Rickwood (2:45) who is coming off quite the BCHL debut last Friday. We also look ahead to the NCAA’s Frozen […]

Pod Preview: Penticton

Photo credits: Jack Murray (Williams), Garrett James Photography (Terness) We keep it moving through the five pods with a deep dive on the Penticton Pod, featuring the Cranbrook Bucks, Penticton Vees and Trail Smoke Eaters. Cranbrook Bucks Record: 2019-20: N/A 2020-21 exhibition: 3-5-1-0 Key returning players: N/A Key additions: D Cole Assaily F Noah Quinn […]

LaFontaine named a Top-3 Finalist for Richter Award

University of Minnesota senior goaltender and Penticton Vees alumnus Jack LaFontaine has been named a top-three finalist for the Mike Richter Award, handed out to college hockey’s top goaltender. The 23-year-old from Mississauga, Ont. has been lights out for the Golden Gophers this season, posting a 21-6-0 record and leading his team to the Big […]

LaFontaine, Tufto named Top-10 Finalists for Hobey Baker

The top-10 finalists for the Hobey Baker Award as college hockey’s best player were announced today and two BCHL alumni are on the shortlist. University of Minnesota goaltender and Penticton Vees alum Jack LaFontaine and Quinnipiac University senior and former Vernon Viper Odeen Tufto are both up for the award. Jack LaFontaine – Senior – […]

BCHL Podcast – Mar. 11 (Trevin Kozlowski, Andre Ghantous & Zach Driscoll)

Photo credit: BSU Photo Services (Driscoll) We have a jam-packed show this week with three interviews on tap. This weekend is the start of college hockey’s conference tournaments, so we decided to catch up with a few alumni who have big games coming up in the next few days. First up, we chat with Trevin […]

NCAA Roundup: Mar. 10

Photo credits: Rob Rasmussen (Tufto), LSSU Athletics (Calder), BSU Photo Services (Driscoll) This week’s roundup looks back on the final week of the NCAA’s regular season and features two familiar faces who have won numerous weekly and monthly awards this year, as well as a junior forward making his first appearance in 2020-21. ECAC Player […]

NCAA Roundup: Mar. 4

After just one former BCHL player was honoured with a conference award last week, things have picked up again with both weekly and monthly hardware being handed out this week. A total of eight different players earned conference awards, including several players who double dipped with multiple honours and a pair of goalies who were […]

LaFontaine and Scheel named finalists for Richter Award

Photo credit: Mark Kuhlmann (Scheel) Penticton Vees alums Jack LaFontaine and Adam Scheel have both been named finalists for the Mike Richter Award, given to the NCAA’s top goaltender. The Hockey Commissioner’s Association released a “Watch List” of 35 names at the start of the month, but have narrowed that list down to nine finalists. […]