Another summer is drawing to a close. That means it’s time to put away the baseball gloves, soccer cleats and lacrosse sticks and bring out the hockey bags. Let’s face it, everyone loves what the summer brings: the heat, longer days and of course, summer break.
Little girls faces frozen in awe as Marie-Philip Poulin signs an autograph for them says it all for the Canadian Women’s Hockey League commissioner — awareness of female hockey is growing.
The Burnaby Winter Club Academy Elite 15s took home the Canadian Sport School Hockey League (CSSHL) Elite 15s division Championship with a 6-3 win in the final game. BWC came into the postseason with a 21-5-4 record for a second place finish in the regular season.
Three B.C. teams from the CSSHL stood out in the Eastern showcase from Feb. 10 to 12 at the CIH Arena in Rockland, Ont. Midget prep teams from the Okanagan Hockey Academy (Penticton), Delta Hockey Academy (Delta) and Yale Hockey Academy (Abbotsford) all had big showings, with each of them getting their largest win on the final day.
The 2016 Canadian Sport School Hockey League (CSSHL) Championships get underway on Wednesday, March 9 in Penticton, B.C. Thirty-nine teams will be in action as champions will be crowned at the Midget Prep, Midget Varsity, Elite 15s, Bantam Prep and Bantam Varsity levels.
The Canadian Sport School Hockey League inaugurated in 2009, but it was in 2013 when the league went through major expansion and also introduced the formation of the Elite 15s Division that it really took off.
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