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Surrey-area players Carson Latimer (left) and Caedan Bankier were both selected in last weekend’s NHL Entry Draft. (Latimer photo: Oil Kings/Andy Devlin; Bankier photo: Kamloops Blazers/Allen Douglas)

Pair of Surrey players selected in National Hockey League draft

Caedan Bankier drafted by Minnesota Wild; Carson Latimer picked by Ottawa Senators

 

Junior A team Coquitlam Express is offering all Tri-City residents who get vaccinated against COVID-19 a free ticket to one of their games. (Facebook/Coquitlam Express)

B.C. hockey team offering free tickets to hometown fans who get the COVID-19 vaccine

‘We know the only way to get fans back is people getting vaccinated,’ says Express’ general manager Tali Campbell

 

Findings indicate a culture of racism, misogyny and bullying has gripped the game with 64 per cent of people involved saying players bully others outside of the rink. (Pixabay)

Misogyny, racism and bullying prevalent across Canadian youth hockey, survey finds

56% of youth hockey players and coaches say disrespect to women is a problem in Canada’s sport

 

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BCHL stays tight-lipped about reasons for leaving Canadian Junior Hockey League

The BCHL retains affiliation with Hockey Canada and BC Hockey, but isn’t saying what comes next

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Surrey’s Arshdeep Bains (bottom right) and his Red Deer Rebels teammates are living in the suites at their home arena during the upcoming 24-game WHL season. (Red Deer Rebels photos)

Living at rink ‘a cool opportunity’ for Surrey’s Bains and WHL teammates

Red Deer Rebels will live at home arena during 24-game junior hockey season

Surrey’s Arshdeep Bains (bottom right) and his Red Deer Rebels teammates are living in the suites at their home arena during the upcoming 24-game WHL season. (Red Deer Rebels photos)
With hockey season over and school online, South Surrey resident Mason Smith used his free time to start an online business, Dane Cutlery. (Contributed photo)

South Surrey hockey player cuts through boredom by starting online business

Stuck at home due to COVID-19 lockdown, Mason Smith creates Dane Cutlery

With hockey season over and school online, South Surrey resident Mason Smith used his free time to start an online business, Dane Cutlery. (Contributed photo)
Canada’s Bowen Byram (4) is knocked into Russia goalie Yaroslav Askarov (1) by defenseman Semyon Chistyakov (6) during first second period IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship action in Edmonton on Monday, Jan. 4, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Canada to play for world junior hockey gold after pounding Russia 5-0

Canadian goalie Levi records third shutout of tourney in victory

Canada’s Bowen Byram (4) is knocked into Russia goalie Yaroslav Askarov (1) by defenseman Semyon Chistyakov (6) during first second period IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship action in Edmonton on Monday, Jan. 4, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
An example of a credential with the COVID-19 contact tracing technology TraceSafe is shown in this undated handout photo. What looks like a thin pack of gum is attached Braden Schneider's event credential at the world junior hockey championship in Edmonton. It's a beacon providing contact-tracing capability should the Canadian defenceman test positive for the COVID-19 virus. It also warns him if he stands to close to someone else for too long. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - TraceSafe MANDATORY CREDIT

Wearable tech a defence against COVID-19 in world junior tournament ‘bubble’

TraceSafe’s wearable technology is Hockey Canada’s extra layer of defence against the spread of the virus in the world junior tournament

An example of a credential with the COVID-19 contact tracing technology TraceSafe is shown in this undated handout photo. What looks like a thin pack of gum is attached Braden Schneider's event credential at the world junior hockey championship in Edmonton. It's a beacon providing contact-tracing capability should the Canadian defenceman test positive for the COVID-19 virus. It also warns him if he stands to close to someone else for too long. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - TraceSafe MANDATORY CREDIT
Team Canada celebrates after defeating Russia in the gold medal game at the World Junior Hockey Championships in Ostrava, Czech Republic, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020. The Canadian junior hockey team says it will resume its selection camp on Tuesday after completing a 14-day quarantine. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Canadian junior hockey team cuts players, resumes selection camp after quarantine

Canada’s camp was suspended after two players and one staff member tested positive for COVID-19

Team Canada celebrates after defeating Russia in the gold medal game at the World Junior Hockey Championships in Ostrava, Czech Republic, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020. The Canadian junior hockey team says it will resume its selection camp on Tuesday after completing a 14-day quarantine. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
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)
Surrey Knights in action during the 2019-20 season. (File photo)

PJHL hockey season starts for teams in four cohorts, no fans in stands

‘Our teams have put in a lot of work getting us to this point,’ says league commissioner

Surrey Knights in action during the 2019-20 season. (File photo)
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)
Surrey-raised hockey player Caleb Reimer (left) in a photo posted to oilkings.ca on June 24.

Virtual Hockey Canada camp for Surrey’s Reimer and other U17 players

Meantime, BC Hockey says it will be operating a zone program for the 2020-2021 season

Surrey-raised hockey player Caleb Reimer (left) in a photo posted to oilkings.ca on June 24.
Justin Sourdif in action with the Vancouver Giants. (Photo: Giants/WHL)

NHL draft a waiting game for Surrey’s Sourdif, a Giant standout ready for next step

‘This year I could have done way better, but it is what it is now’

Justin Sourdif in action with the Vancouver Giants. (Photo: Giants/WHL)
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)
Former Surrey Eagle Anthony Bardaro is back in B.C. after his European pro hockey season was cancelled due to the COVID-19 crisis. (Contributed photo)

Former Surrey Eagle home from ‘quiet, empty’ Italy after hockey season cancelled

Delta-born Anthony Bardaro has spent last three seasons playing professionally in Europe

Former Surrey Eagle Anthony Bardaro is back in B.C. after his European pro hockey season was cancelled due to the COVID-19 crisis. (Contributed photo)
Christopher Akerman made 27 saves Wednesday, backstopping the White Rock Whalers to a 3-2 win over the North Vancouver Wolf Pack in Game 1 of the teams’ first-round, best-of-seven series. (Jody Harris photo)

White Rock Whalers win Game 1 of PJHL playoff series over Wolf Pack

Whalers beat record-setting North Vancouver team 3-2

Christopher Akerman made 27 saves Wednesday, backstopping the White Rock Whalers to a 3-2 win over the North Vancouver Wolf Pack in Game 1 of the teams’ first-round, best-of-seven series. (Jody Harris photo)
White Rock Whalers goalie Chris Akerman makes a save against the North Vancouver Wolfpack earlier this season. The two teams are set for a first-round playoff battle beginning Wednesday. (Jody Harris photo)

White Rock Whalers set for first-round playoff tilt against North Vancouver

Second-year Pacific Junior Hockey League team to battle first-place Wolfpack beginning Wednesday

White Rock Whalers goalie Chris Akerman makes a save against the North Vancouver Wolfpack earlier this season. The two teams are set for a first-round playoff battle beginning Wednesday. (Jody Harris photo)
White Rock Whalers defenceman Bryce Margetson was one of two Whalers invited to take part in the PJHL-VIJHL Top Prospects Game earlier this month in Nanaimo. (Jody Harris photo)

White Rock Whalers earn points after string of overtime games

Junior ‘B’ hockey squad sits in playoff spot as season heads into stretch run

White Rock Whalers defenceman Bryce Margetson was one of two Whalers invited to take part in the PJHL-VIJHL Top Prospects Game earlier this month in Nanaimo. (Jody Harris photo)