BC Minor Hockey

Coaches with the Juan de Fuca Minor Hockey association have had to get creative during their weekly practices to keep players interested and improving their skills without physical contact. (Damian Kowalewich photo)

Vancouver Island minor hockey coach shares what it’s like on the ice without parents, fans

Most practices consist of relay races, goalie shots and passing drills

 

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North Island minor hockey returns to the ice for practices

‘All COVID-19 and arena guidelines remain in place’

 

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If all goes to plan Vancouver Island minor hockey games could restart in mid-January

Vancouver Island Amateur Hockey Association set to go depending on what Dr. Bonnie Henry does Jan. 8

 

Vancouver Island Amateur Hockey executive has announced all games are cancelled until Dec. 1. (VIAHA logo)

COVID-19: Vancouver Island minor hockey cancels all games until December

“We have had an increasing number of teams who are reluctant to travel…”

Vancouver Island Amateur Hockey executive has announced all games are cancelled until Dec. 1. (VIAHA logo)
(From left) Victoria Grizzlies equipment manager John Smith, president Lance Black, and directors of hockey operations Kevin Quick and Don Robinson at The Q Centre during a practice session. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)

Disappointing season was ‘blessing in disguise’ for Victoria Grizzlies

Lance Black believes that although the Victoria Grizzlies had “one of the…

(From left) Victoria Grizzlies equipment manager John Smith, president Lance Black, and directors of hockey operations Kevin Quick and Don Robinson at The Q Centre during a practice session. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)
Isaiah Therrien skates down the ice with the Port Hardy Bantam Hawks. (Nicki Ranger photo)

Port Hardy Minor Hockey aims to grow amidst COVID-19 challenges

‘As a parent, I’m just excited my son’s getting a chance to play’

Isaiah Therrien skates down the ice with the Port Hardy Bantam Hawks. (Nicki Ranger photo)
No matter the weather or circumstances, Kellie Steel could be counted on to help with whatever hockey task was needed. She earned Volunteer of the Year for 2019-20 from the AVMHA. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

Vancouver Island volunteer wins BC Hockey award

Alberni Valley’s Kellie Steel named one of nine unsung heroes through COVID-19

No matter the weather or circumstances, Kellie Steel could be counted on to help with whatever hockey task was needed. She earned Volunteer of the Year for 2019-20 from the AVMHA. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
Micah Zandee-Hart, a member of the Team Canada Senior National Team since 2016, will return to Greater Victoria to help with female hockey teams on the Island in the upcoming season. (File photo courtesy of Team Canada)

Renowned Greater Victoria hockey player back to help with female youth teams

Micah Zandee-Hart has played for the senior national team since 2016

  • Jul 9, 2020
Micah Zandee-Hart, a member of the Team Canada Senior National Team since 2016, will return to Greater Victoria to help with female hockey teams on the Island in the upcoming season. (File photo courtesy of Team Canada)
Minor hockey is unlikely to be rushed back into action, even if Vancouver is picked as a hub city for the NHL playoffs. (BLACK PRESS file photo)

NHL return unlikely to affect minor hockey in B.C.: officials

Minor sports remain part of Phase 4 of Restart Plan

Minor hockey is unlikely to be rushed back into action, even if Vancouver is picked as a hub city for the NHL playoffs. (BLACK PRESS file photo)
Aidan See played for the North Island Silvertips during the 2019-2020 season. (PHOTO COURTESY RON HAYES)

Port Alberni hockey player named U15 AAA Player of the Year

Aidan See of the North Island Major Bantam Silvertips led his league in scoring

Aidan See played for the North Island Silvertips during the 2019-2020 season. (PHOTO COURTESY RON HAYES)
BC Hockey and the Vancouver Canucks are encouraging stick taps for health care workers every night at 7 p.m. (Facebook page)

BC Hockey, Vancouver Canucks encourage stick tapping to honour frontline health care workers

Families are encouraged to video themselves tapping their sticks at 7 p.m. and post to social media

BC Hockey and the Vancouver Canucks are encouraging stick taps for health care workers every night at 7 p.m. (Facebook page)
A recovering Nathan Boatter spends some time with his brother Adam. (Contributed photo)

Young B.C. hockey player breaks neck after ‘reckless’ check

Father wants to draw attention to careless play in the contact sport

A recovering Nathan Boatter spends some time with his brother Adam. (Contributed photo)