Road to the 2019 National Junior A Championship: SIJHL

There were the Thunder Bay North Stars, and then everyone else in the SIJHL this season. The North Stars ran roughshod over the league from the first drop of the puck in September, earning points in their first 11 games (including nine-straight wins) en route to a massive 21-point edge over second-place Red Lake. Retrieved Read more

Road to the 2019 National Junior A Championship: CCHL

Ho hum … another season, another regular-season title for the Carleton Place Canadians, who made it six years in a row atop the CCHL. The Canadians weren’t quite as dominant as during their 53-win campaign in 2017-18, but they were still pretty darn good. Retrieved from Hockey Canada Read more

Tuesday, Mar. 19: Montreal Canadiens vs. Philadelphia Flyers

The Montreal Canadiens visit the Philadelphia Flyers at Wells Fargo Center on Mar. 18, in one of the most important games of the season for both teams. Ranked ninth and tenth, respectively, in the Eastern Conference, a win on Tuesday for either team would be a huge boost to their playoffs hopes. Here’s what you Read more

Road to the 2019 Esso Cup: HNL

It was all Eastern Icebreakers in Newfoundland & Labrador; the Icebreakers scored their way to the top of the provincial Midget AAA league, scoring 81 goals (27 more than any other team) to help them to a 13-2 record and first place. Eastern took charge early, winning its first nine games to distance itself from Read more

Road to the 2019 Esso Cup: BCFMAAA

Make it four in a row for the Greater Vancouver Comets, who absolutely dominated the BCFMAAA; they went undefeated in 32 games to finish a whopping 35 points clear of second-place Fraser Valley. On the way they outscored their opponents by a whopping 176 goals (217-41), hitting double digits five times and posting eight shutouts. Read more

Road to the 2019 TELUS Cup: BCMML

For the first time ever, the Fraser Valley Thunderbirds sit atop the BCMML standings. League champions a year ago, the Thunderbirds carried that momentum into the 2018-19 season, opening with 18 wins in 22 games before holding off Cariboo by a single point. Retrieved from Hockey Canada Read more

National Para Hockey Team heads south for series against U.S.

In preparation for the 2019 IPC World Para Hockey Championship, Canada’s National Para Hockey Team is heading south of the border to Indian Trail, N.C., for a two-game series against the United States on March 22-23. Retrieved from Hockey Canada Read more

Road to the 2019 National Junior A Championship: MHL

The Summerside Western Capitals are atop the MHL for the first time in four years on the back of one of the best regular seasons in franchise history. The Capitals were actually under .500 in late September, but didn’t lose back-to-back games the rest of the way en route to 40 wins in 50 tries. Read more

Drill of the Month: March 2019

This is a gap and angling drill. The defence must first touch the goal-line, while the forward must first touch the blue-line. Then, the defence tries to clear the puck, while the forward tries to score. Retrieved from Hockey Canada Read more

By the numbers: women’s worlds

The 2018-19 season comes to a close for Canada’s National Women’s Team when it heads across the Atlantic to Espoo, Finland for the 2019 IIHF Women’s World Championship from April 4-14. Retrieved from Hockey Canada Read more

Mar. 12: Washington Capitals vs. Pittsburgh Penguins

The Pittsburgh Penguins host the Washington Capitals at PPG Paints Arena on Tuesday, Mar. 12 in the teams’ last regular season meeting of 2018-19. Even with Connor McDavid and Austen Matthews tearing up the league, veteran superstars, Sidney Crosby and Alexander Ovechkin continue to prove themselves the best in the game. When Ovechkin scored his Read more

Road to the 2019 Esso Cup: SFMAAAHL

After coming agonizingly close to winning the Esso Cup last season – losing a one-goal heartbreaker to St. Albert in the gold medal game – the Saskatoon Stars returned 13 players and dominated the SFMAAAHL. The Stars won their first 20 games and lost just one of 28 to finish 24 points ahead of Regina Read more

Road to the 2019 National Junior A Championship: MJHL

The Portage Terriers are back on top of the MJHL for the first time since 2015-16, scoring their way to first place with a league-leading 277 goals in 60 games. The Terriers did most of their damage around the New Year, running off a season-high 11 wins in a row from Dec. 12 to Jan. Read more

Road to the 2019 National Junior A Championship: SJHL

The Nipawin Hawks did it again, and they did it with defence. The Hawks made it back-to-back regular-season titles in the SJHL with a dominating defensive performance, allowing just 118 goals in 58 games. It went down to the wire, though; the Hawks needed a win over Melville in their finale to finish a single Read more

Road to the 2019 National Junior A Championship: NOJHL

It was a dominant run through the NOJHL for the Soo Thunderbirds, who were crowned regular-season champions for the sixth time in nine years. The Thunderbirds opened the season with a nine-game winning streak and never slowed down, finishing atop the league in goals for (221), goals against (145), power play (22.1%) and penalty kill Read more

Road to the 2019 National Junior A Championship: AJHL

The Brooks Bandits rewrote the AJHL record books as they prepare to host the National Junior A Championship, propelled to the top of the standings by a winning streak that will stretch into the postseason. The Bandits fell 4-3 to the Calgary Mustangs on Nov. 27 and have not lost since, rattling off a league-record Read more

Road to the 2019 Esso Cup: AFHL

The two-time defending national champions are at it again. With nine players back from the team that made history with a second-consecutive Esso Cup title last spring, the St. Albert Slash romped to the top of the AFHL. How good was the Slash? It won 19 of its last 21 games, allowed one goal or Read more

Hockey Canada names Program of Excellence management group for 2019-20 season

Preparations for the 2019-20 season are underway, and Hockey Canada will be working with three accomplished Canadian Hockey League (CHL) veterans as part of its Program of Excellence management group. Retrieved from Hockey Canada Read more

Charlottetown, Summerside selected as co-hosts of 2020 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge

The World Under-17 Hockey Challenge – an international showcase of the best young hockey talent in the world – is heading to Prince Edward Island for the first time in the fall of 2020 when Charlottetown and Summerside co-host the tournament from Oct. 31-Nov. 7. Retrieved from Hockey Canada Read more

A Canadian welcome

There are few experiences as stereotypically Canadian as attending a hockey game on a cold winter night, which made for a perfect introduction to the country for a group from the Calgary Centre for Newcomers. Retrieved from Hockey Canada Read more