Chiefs take title at home

Canada’s National Junior A Championship will make its home in British Columbia for the 14th time after the Chilliwack Chiefs came from behind to beat the Wellington Dukes on Sunday night and win a home-ice RBC Cup. CHILLIWACK CHIEFS 4, WELLINGTON DUKES 2 Will Calverley, Corey Andonovski and Tommy Lee scored less than eight minutes […]

Chilliwack Chiefs capture 2018 RBC Cup

CHILLIWACK, B.C. – Following a break that lasted nearly nine weeks after losing in the first round of the BCHL playoffs, the host Chilliwack Chiefs have won the 2018 RBC Cup by erasing a one-goal deficit in the third period to defeat the Wellington Dukes 4-2. “I told them to believe in themselves and stay […]

Canada finishes fourth at 2018 IIHF World Championship

COPENHAGEN, Denmark – Canada’s National Men’s Team closed out the 2018 IIHF World Championship with a 4-1 defeat by the United States in Sunday’s bronze-medal game. With the loss, Canada finishes in fourth place and out of the medal standings for the first time since 2014. Canada was on pace for four consecutive medal finishes; […]

2018 RBC Cup: By the numbers

The 2017-18 season comes to an end Sunday for the Canadian Junior Hockey League, with two teams – the host Chilliwack Chiefs and Wellington Dukes – remaining in the chase for the RBC Cup. But how did those two teams, and the rest of the CJHL, get to the championship game? And how do the […]

The nomadic Nunavummiuq

It is just over 2,800 kilometres from Coral Harbour, Nunavut, to Chilliwack, B.C., give or take a few dozen clicks. For Daniel McKitrick, the road to the 2018 RBC Cup was a whole lot longer than that. A native of the tiny Inuit community (population 891), the 20-year-old was on the ice in the Fraser […]

Team Canada forward to miss remainder of 2018 IIHF World Championship

COPENHAGEN, Denmark – Hockey Canada announced Friday that Team Canada forward Jaden Schwartz (Wilcox, Sask./St. Louis, NHL) will miss the remainder of the 2018 IIHF World Championship with an upper-body injury. The 25-year-old was representing Canada for the second time at the IIHF World Championship, having also competed in 2013. Schwartz is a two-time member […]

BCHLers end prelims with wins

The Wenatchee Wild and Chilliwack Chiefs warmed up for the semifinals with wins Thursday to close out the preliminary round at the 2018 RBC Cup, while Wellington Dukes claimed the final semifinal spot. WENATCHEE WILD 7, WELLINGTON DUKES 1 Zak Galambos and August Von Ungern scored two goals apiece and the Wild struck six times […]

Ottawa clinches semifinal spot

The Ottawa Jr. Senators are the third team into the semifinals at the RBC Cup, coming from behind three times to beat Steinbach in overtime in the lone game Wednesday and earning themselves a Saturday spot. OTTAWA JR. SENATORS 5, STEINBACH PISTONS 4 (OT) Nick Lalonde hammered in a one-timer on the power play at […]

The man with the plan

A little motivation can go a long way. Just ask Chris Van Os-Shaw. After putting up 90 points in 76 games over a season-and-a-half with the Humboldt Broncos, Van Os-Shaw requested a trade in search of a fresh start heading into his final year of junior hockey. On Sept. 2, he was dealt to the […]

Hockey Canada brings NormaTec’s cutting-edge recovery technology to national teams

The prestigious Hockey Canada program has named NormaTec Recovery Systems as the preferred supplier for athlete recovery technology for its men’s, women’s, and para teams. Hockey Canada players, such as Canada’s gold medal-winning team at the 2018 IIHF World Junior Championship, are now utilizing the NormaTec PULSE PRO for rapid recovery at home games and […]