11 BCHL players crack Team Canada West

Hockey Canada announced Team Canada West’s roster for the World Junior A Challenge (WJAC) today and 11 BCHL players made the final cut. The lone returning BCHL player this year is Coquitlam Express forward Massimo Rizzo, who won a bronze medal at last year’s tournament. Also included on the roster is BCHL leading scorer and […]

BC Born: Brendan Budy

2018-19 was a strange season for Langley Rivermen forward Brendan Budy. He had just wrapped up his two seasons in the BCHL and was starting his college career at the University of Denver. After six games with the Pioneers, it was clear to him that things weren’t working out the way he had hoped, so […]

23 BCHLers to participate in WJAC tryout

Photo credit: Matthew Murnaghan/Hockey Canada Images Hockey Canada announced its list of players invited to camp for Team Canada West at the World Junior A Challenge (WJAC) today and, as usual, there is a heavy amount of BCHL talent involved. 23 players from the league were invited to tryout for the team from Dec. 1 […]

2018 WJAC selection camp rosters announced

Hockey Canada has announced its selection camp rosters for the 2018 World Junior A Challenge (WJAC) and 19 BCHL players have made the list of 44 for Team Canada West tryouts which will take place in Calgary, Alta. from December 3 to 5. Canada West’s invitees come from the BCHL, AJHL, SJHL, MJHL and SIJHL. […]

West, Martin named to WJAC staff

Hockey Canada announced last week that Surrey Eagles head coach Brandon West and Merritt Centennials head coach Joe Martin will be behind the bench as assistants with Team Canada West at the 2018 World  Junior A Challenge (WJAC). The event is set to take place this year from December 9 to 15 at the R.J. Lalonde Arena […]

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 […]

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 […]

Americans down Canada West at WJAC

By Jason La Rose, Hockey Canada Communications TRURO, N.S. — Jack Dugan poked in a loose puck with 32.7 seconds remaining, giving the United States a narrow 2-1 win over Canada West in the preliminary-round finale Tuesday at the 2017 World Junior A Challenge. The win means the U.S. will face Switzerland in the first […]

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 […]