When the Castlegar Rebels open their 2018-19 KIJHL season, Carter Duffin will be calling the shots at the team’s new head coach and general manager. He replaces the outgoing Bill Rotheisler.
Lumber Kings defenceman Jarrad Vroman is stepping up to NCAA Div. 3 play this season after committing to play for the Maryland-based Stevenson University Mustangs this autumn.
Toronto Patriots defenceman Graeme MacLean will be skating with the Laurier Golden Hawks beginning this fall. The Golden Hawks play in the U Sports OUA Division.
Okotoks Oilers goalie Riley Morris is suiting up for the Mount Royal University Cougars this fall, as the netminder has committed to play for the U Sports squad.
Forward Justin Michaelian is moving up to National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Div. 1 hockey this coming season. Michaelian has committed to play at Ferris State University (FSU) in the fall in his native Michigan. His twin brother, Brendon, is playing at Robert Morris University in Pittsburgh starting this autumn.
For the third year in a row, a Junior A player from Canada has been selected in the first round of the NHL Draft, further cementing the strength of the Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL) talent.
A pair of dynamic blueliners from two of Canada’s top Junior A squads are among a handful of Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL) players expected to hear their name called at the upcoming NHL Draft.
Eliminated from their league’s playoffs in the first round in mid-March, the Chilliwack Chiefs had a lot of downtime to prepare for the RBC Cup they would be hosting two months later in May.
Four days into the 2018 RBC Cup and it’s been as competitive as one could wish, with all but one game ending by a goal. The early leader after three games are the British Columbia Hockey League’s (BCHL) Wenatchee Wild, the lone American entry in the tournament, who are 3-0 with two overtime wins.
The 23rd RBC Cup kicks off with five teams all looking for their first National Junior A title in team history. Hosted by the British Columbia Hockey League’s (BCHL) Chilliwack Chiefs, the RBC Cup brings in four other teams from across the country, and in this year’s case, one American team for the second time.
This week the Ontario Hockey Association (OHA) is announcing the recipients of the 2017-18 OHA Awards, starting with this season’s Top Prospects awards.
And then there were four. This past August, 36 teams from the Central Canada Hockey League (CCHL), Maritime Hockey League (MHL) and Ligue de Hockey Junior AAA du Quebec (LHJAAAQ) had circled the dates of May 2-6, 2018 on their calendars.
Hockey in April is an interesting time. At the younger ranks, seasons are over or winding down and kids may venture into other sports or spring/summer hockey.
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3) Around the WHL: Eleven WHL players help Canada win Hlinka Gretzky gold; Tigers deal White to ICE
4) Meet Matthew Savoie, the NAX Forward Taking the CSSHL by Storm
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