Hockey is a sport that requires more than a dozen pieces of equipment, making it more expensive than most sports today. Coupled with the demand for ice, especially in Canada, along with the registration costs, affording to play hockey for families is hard enough.
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.
So you live in a small town in British Columbia and want to get drafted into the National Hockey League? Years ago, this wouldn't have been that much of a stretch if you worked hard enough and got the right opportunities.
The Chilliwack Minor Hockey Association hosted the 57th annual Peewee Jamboree over the Christmas Break. The Jamboree has been the marquee tournament for the association since the early 1960’s, where it was once one of the only tournaments of its calibre in BC.
The Richmond International Bantam Midget Hockey Tournament had a wild last day, with five champions crowned across multiple divisions, leaving teams the night to ring in the New Year.
From a study focusing on the rising costs of minor hockey, another year of drafts, the training of elite female players to the crowning of three new HockeyNow Minor Hockey Players of the Year, a lot happened in the world of minor hockey in 2015.
BURNABY, British Columbia — Even an earthquake off the coast of Vancouver the night before championship day wasn’t enough to shake the top teams in the Pat Quinn Classic.
Both local and international teams have found success through the round robin stages at the Pat Quinn Classic currently underway in Burnaby.
While many eyes may be over in Calgary at the Mac’s AAA Midget World Invitational this week, an even larger tournament begins December 27 in Richmond, spanning across multiple divisions.
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