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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

CALGARY, Alta. – 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. Martin Mondou (Grand-Mère, Que./Shawinigan, QMJHL) and Alan Millar (Tottenham, Ont./Moose Jaw, WHL) are back with the program for the second-consecutive year, with […]

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. About 20 recent arrivals to Canada packed a suite at the Scotiabank Saddledome to watch the host Calgary Hitmen take […]

Road to the 2019 National Junior A Championship: LHJAAAQ

It was a four-horse race atop the LHJAAAQ, with the Cobras de Terrebonne outlasting Longueuil, Princeville and Granby (the top four teams were within six points) to win a third-consecutive regular-season title. The Cobras stormed out of the gate with a season-high eight wins in a row and 14 in their first 15 games, and […]