The final four teams are ready to duke it out as they continue to battle for the Alberta AAA Midget Hockey League (AMHL) championship. Down in the South Division, Calgary plays Foothills, while in the North, Leduc and Sherwood Park clash. Both series began this weekend. The Calgary Buffaloes swept their city counterparts, the Calgary Northstars, in three straight games winning 3-0, 6-1 and 4-3 in the semis.
The fields have been set for the men's and women's U SPORTS (formerly CIS) national hockey championship tournaments taking place next weekend (March 16 to 19).
As teams in the WHL, OHL and QMJHL suit up for their last games of the season, we’re seeing leaders hold steadfast and others jumping ahead in the knick of time. Here’s a look at the top performers and contenders in the CHL as the countdown to the postseason begins.
A not-so-funny thing happened to the Penticton Vees last year en route to their anticipated appearance at the national championships. After posting one of their best regular seasons ever in the British Columbia Hockey League, the Vees were expected to move on and advance to the Canadian tourney, which was held in Lloydminster.
Winning championships never grows old especially when they come on home ice. Just ask the members of the Whitby Wildcats AAA Minor Midget squad that recently won the OMHA Championship in front of family members and friends at the Iroquois Park Sports Complex in Whitby.
Prep School Hockey Federation (PSHF) is changing scouts’ minds on how to look at high school hockey. Another year of PSHF hockey is in the books, with both the Under-18 and Under-16 championships wrapping up this past Sunday.
Whoever made the Alberta Journey Hockey League (AJHL) schedule for the 2016-17 season should get some serious props as the battle for the Viterra North Division came down to the final game of the year.
It may appear there is a potential huge upset in the making in the opening round of the Ontario Junior Hockey League playoffs. The Stouffville Spirit, seeded seventh in the league’s North-East Conference, currently find themselves enjoying a 2-0 lead in their best-of-seven series against the second-ranked Markham Royals.
As far as the Eastern Conference, there’s a pretty good idea of how the top half of the standings are going to shape up. The Peterborough Petes have a comfortable lead atop the conference, the Mississauga Steelheads have already clinched the Central Division and the number two spot at least with two weeks left in the regular season.
Les Canadiennes de Montreal punched their ticket first to the Clarkson Cup and within 24 hours found out they would be facing the defending champion Calgary Inferno for a rematch of last season’s final.
A pair of Canadians and a native of Lucerne, Switzerland are the three finalists for the 2017 Patty Kazmaier Award as the top player in NCAA Division 1 women's hockey.
With six teams on the latest Minor Midget Top-10 Rankings now locked into a spot at the 2017 OHL Cup, we haven’t seen any drastic change over the past 11 weeks, but there are some new teams launching up at the right time.
1) Road to the RBC Cup: Steinbach Pistons Hoping to Win First National Title
2) 2017 OHL Cup Top 10 Rundown [Week 11]
3) Whitby Wildcats Win 2017 OMHA Minor Midget Championship on Home Ice
4) AMHL Division Finals Kick Off
5) Stouffville Spirit Vying for Playoff Upset (Sort Of)