Hmm, Las Vegas or Nanaimo? … Chiefs sign coach to extension … Former SJHL...

Scattershooting, after watching Patrick Marleau score No. 500. . . . The WHL pooh-bahs are flocking to Las Vegas this weekend for their semi-annual meeting, once again thumbing their noses at the cities that are inhabited by their franchises....

WHL comes down on Cougars . . . Changes to Team WHL . ....

The Prince George Cougars got hit with suspensions totalling 11 games and fines totalling $1,500 for silliness that occurred at the end of a 6-4 loss to the visiting Medicine Hat Tigers on Wednesday night. . . . D...

Three WHLers get NHL deals . . . Iconic BCHL franchise sold . ....

F Carson McMillan (Calgary, 2005-09) has signed a one-year contract with Esbjerg (Denmark, Metal Ligaen). Last season, he was the captain of the Idaho Steelheads (ECHL). He had 19 goals and 15 assists in 70 games. . . ....

Hay: Cunningham ‘special person’ . . . Steinke checks on Tigers . . ....

Hockey Canada/EDM Oilers to formally announce Monday Ivan Hlinka Memorial (U-18) Tourney is coming to CAN every other year, starting 2018.— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) November 28, 2016———Don Hay’s face lights up and there’s a glint in his eyes when...

Priestner: “We’re absolutely not selling” . . . Two Portland games postponed . ....

F Igor Valeev (Lethbridge, Saskatoon, Swift Current, 1998-2000) has signed for the rest of this season with Chelmet Chelyabinsk (Russia, Vysshaya Liga). Last season, with Kulager Petropavlovsk (Kazakhstan, Kazakh Vysshaya Liga), he had 10 goals and 17 assists in...

Americans, Raiders swap goaltenders . . . P.A. veteran gets AHL deal . ....

The Tri-City Americans, obviously concerned about the long-term health of starting G Evan Sarthou, have acquired G Rylan Parenteau, who is to turn 20 on Nov. 16, from the Prince Albert Raiders.In return, the Americans gave up G Nic...

CHL releases financial figures … SPHL team in bus crash … Phillips burns Oil...

Possible CHL & its law firm take a different view re publicizing KPMG report, but here’s what judge’s Jan. 5 confidentiality order says: pic.twitter.com/muyO5aYhl1— Rick Westhead (@rwesthead) January 20, 2017While one WHL team had pre-tax net income of $9,074,157...

Välimäki feted in Finland . . . Brooks’ streak at 20 . . ....

Juuso Välimäki (centre) of the Tri-City Americans shakes hands with Finnish President Sauli Niinistö, who is behind hiswife Jenni Haukio (in purple). (YLE screen grab)Juuso Välimäki is greeted by Finnish First Lady Jenni Haukio.(YLE screen grab)D Juuso Välimäki of...

The story of Hick Abbott, a real Canadian hero

In more than 40 years as a journalist what follows may well be my favourite story. I loved researching it and I really enjoyed writing it. I post it here every Remembrance Day. . . . This is the...

Nanaimo on one WHL schedule … Blazers turn to business community … Giants still...

F Jaroslav Vlach (Prince George, 2009-11) has signed a two-year contract extension with Liberec (Czech Republic, Extraliga). This season, he has two goals and five assists in 29 games with Liberec. He also had one assist in five games...

Kamloops mourns loss of legend . . . Blades hold off Pats . ....

ANDY CLOVECHOKAndy Clovechok, who was Mr. Hockey in Kamloops, died on Saturday night at the age of 93.In his latter years, Clovechok was part of induction ceremonies held by the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame in Red Deer, the...

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