Junior B Hockey

After 21 months without getting his hair cut, White Rock Whalers forward Sam Dowell chopped off his locks, and will donate the hair to Wigs for Kids B.C. (Alistair Burns photo)

White Rock Whalers’ forward donates hair to Wigs for Kids

‘I thought if I was to grow it, I might as well do it for a good cause,’ Sam Dowell says

 

The Pacific Junior Hockey League has decided to cancel the rest of the 2020-‘21 season, following a league-wide conference call Monday night. (Jody Harris photo)

PJHL cancels rest of its junior ‘B’ hockey season

‘Everyone did all that they could do’ to save season, said White Rock Whalers owner

 

The Pacific Junior Hockey League announced the cancellation of the 2021 Cyclone Taylor Cup, and its annual Prospects and All-Star Game events on Tuesday.

B.C.’s Cyclone Cup 2021 cancelled

Challenges related to COVID-19 cites as reasoning behind the move

 

White Rock Whalers head coach Jason Rogers (centre) along with other members of the team show off their whale-tail-inspired moustaches in support of Movember. (Photo courtesy of White Rock Whalers)

White Rock Whalers raise thousands through Movember campaign

Junior ‘B’ hockey team fundraising for men’s health initiatives

White Rock Whalers head coach Jason Rogers (centre) along with other members of the team show off their whale-tail-inspired moustaches in support of Movember. (Photo courtesy of White Rock Whalers)
With gyms and rinks mostly closed this summer, White Rock Whalers goalie Jonathan Holloway took up surfing and other outdoor pursuits to stay active. (Contributed photo)

White Rock Whalers goaltender takes training outdoors amid COVID-19 restrictions

‘I was just trying to be outside as much as possible,’ says Jonathan Holloway

With gyms and rinks mostly closed this summer, White Rock Whalers goalie Jonathan Holloway took up surfing and other outdoor pursuits to stay active. (Contributed photo)
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White Rock Whalers to play home games in Richmond

Junior ‘B’ hockey team, city, could not come to agreement around dressing-room usage

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White Rock Whalers’ Gianni Lattanzio moves up the ice with the puck during the team’s 9-1 win over the Surrey Knights on Oct. 22. (Jody Harris photo)

White Rock Whalers set to face Flames in second game of PJHL season

Whalers will play two more games on road before Nov. 7 home-opener

White Rock Whalers’ Gianni Lattanzio moves up the ice with the puck during the team’s 9-1 win over the Surrey Knights on Oct. 22. (Jody Harris photo)
White Rock Whalers president Ronnie Paterson (inset photo) is hopeful the team and City of White Rock will be able to find a solution that will allow the Whalers and their PJHL opponents to use the dressing rooms at Centennial Arena. (Jody Harris photo)

Whalers waiting to hear on dressing-room availability as PJHL home-opener looms

White Rock team owner ‘confident’ hurdles can be overcome in talks with city

White Rock Whalers president Ronnie Paterson (inset photo) is hopeful the team and City of White Rock will be able to find a solution that will allow the Whalers and their PJHL opponents to use the dressing rooms at Centennial Arena. (Jody Harris photo)
White Rock Whalers goaltender Jonathan Holloway makes a blocker save in Thursday’s game against the Surrey Knights. The Whalers won the game 9-1 thanks to a six-goal second period. (Jody Harris photo)

White Rock Whalers score nine in season-opening win over Surrey Knights

PJHL team won’t play on home ice until at least Nov. 7

White Rock Whalers goaltender Jonathan Holloway makes a blocker save in Thursday’s game against the Surrey Knights. The Whalers won the game 9-1 thanks to a six-goal second period. (Jody Harris photo)
Surrey Knights head coach/GM Gerry Leiper talks to players during a PJHL game at Surrey Sport & Leisure Complex in September 2019. (File photo: Tom Zillich)

Roster shakeup for Surrey Knights as team starts COVID-modified PJHL season

‘We are definitely much better than last year,’ head coach/GM says

Surrey Knights head coach/GM Gerry Leiper talks to players during a PJHL game at Surrey Sport & Leisure Complex in September 2019. (File photo: Tom Zillich)
Left to right: Milo Schneidmiller, Kai Hughes, and Seth Hebert are among the White Rock Whalers’ newest signees. (White Rock Whalers photos)

White Rock Whalers continue to add to roster with PJHL season set to begin

Lineup additions for junior ‘B’ hockey team announced

Left to right: Milo Schneidmiller, Kai Hughes, and Seth Hebert are among the White Rock Whalers’ newest signees. (White Rock Whalers photos)
White Rock Whalers forward Gianni Lattanzio (left) fights for control of the puck against a Delta Ice Hawks player during a Pacifiic Junior Hockey League game last season. (Jody Harris photo)

New ‘cohort divisions’, quarantine procedures and roster deadline announced by PJHL

Junior ‘B’ hockey league still aiming to begin 2020-‘21 season on Sept. 29

White Rock Whalers forward Gianni Lattanzio (left) fights for control of the puck against a Delta Ice Hawks player during a Pacifiic Junior Hockey League game last season. (Jody Harris photo)
White Rock Whalers forward Michael Penman jockeys for position in front of the Richmond Sockeyes night during a PJHL game last season. (Jody Harris photo)

‘Our guys are ready to go,’ says White Rock Whalers coach as new season approaches

With COVID-19 uncertainty lingering, PJHL set to start on Sept. 29

White Rock Whalers forward Michael Penman jockeys for position in front of the Richmond Sockeyes night during a PJHL game last season. (Jody Harris photo)
Delta Ice Hawks forward Truman Chiu (centre) crashes the crease of White Rock Whalers goalie Christopher Akerman during a PJHL game last season. The 2020-‘21 season will begin Sept. 29, the league announced this week. (Jody Harris photo)

Whalers, Knights will begin PJHL season in September

Junior ‘B’ hockey league announces 44-game season will begin Sept. 29

Delta Ice Hawks forward Truman Chiu (centre) crashes the crease of White Rock Whalers goalie Christopher Akerman during a PJHL game last season. The 2020-‘21 season will begin Sept. 29, the league announced this week. (Jody Harris photo)
The PJHL’s Surrey Knights in action at North Surrey Sport & Ice Complex at the start of the 2019-2020 season. (File photo: Tom Zillich)

New PJHL boss is game for the return of hockey this fall, if green light given

‘I’m very positive about us being able to operate a game in a safe manner,’ Trevor Alto says

The PJHL’s Surrey Knights in action at North Surrey Sport & Ice Complex at the start of the 2019-2020 season. (File photo: Tom Zillich)
Trevor Alto has been named the commissioner of the Pacific Junior Hockey League, replacing Ray Stonehouse. (Contributed photo)

White Rock’s Alto named commissioner of junior ‘B’ PJHL

Trevor Alto replaces Ray Stonehouse, who moves into senior advisor role

Trevor Alto has been named the commissioner of the Pacific Junior Hockey League, replacing Ray Stonehouse. (Contributed photo)
White Rock Whalers head coach Jason Rogers (right) was named the PJHL’s coach of the year for the 2019/20 season. (Jody Harris photo)

White Rock Whalers’ Rogers named PJHL coach of the year

Jason Rogers led second-year junior ‘B’ hockey team to playoffs

White Rock Whalers head coach Jason Rogers (right) was named the PJHL’s coach of the year for the 2019/20 season. (Jody Harris photo)
Abbotsford Pilots goalie Brock Machholz, a Chilliwack product, smothers the puck during a game against the Grandview Steelers. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

Clayton Robinson trying to get junior B team for Chilliwack

Robinson believes his new team will be approved by the Pacific Junior Hockey League next week.

Abbotsford Pilots goalie Brock Machholz, a Chilliwack product, smothers the puck during a game against the Grandview Steelers. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)
Game 1 of the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League’s North Island playoff final between the Oceanside Generals and Campbell River Storm, set for March 10 at Oceanside Place in Parksville, has been postponed. (File photo)

Concerns over COVID-19 prompt postponement of Vancouver Island junior hockey game

Several players reported to be self-isolating for influenza-like symptoms

Game 1 of the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League’s North Island playoff final between the Oceanside Generals and Campbell River Storm, set for March 10 at Oceanside Place in Parksville, has been postponed. (File photo)
White Rock Whalers forward Michael Penman (right, in a game earlier this season against the Richmond Sockeyes) scored once in his team’s overtime loss to the North Vancouver Wolf Pack Tuesday night. (Jody Harris photo)

White Rock Whalers trail Wolf Pack 3-1 after overtime loss

PJHL first-round series continues with Game 5 in North Vancouver

White Rock Whalers forward Michael Penman (right, in a game earlier this season against the Richmond Sockeyes) scored once in his team’s overtime loss to the North Vancouver Wolf Pack Tuesday night. (Jody Harris photo)