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Greater Vancouver Canadians

MAIN CAMP SCHEDULE

PLAYER Main Camp Schedule 2016.pdf 

 

 

 

 

Now accepting applications for: 

Assistant Coach/Video

Camera Operator

Media/Marketing Manager

Game Day Program Coordinator

Please email your resume to: phil@gvcanadians.ca.

 

 

Greater Vancouver Canadians

Summer Conditioning Camp Ice Sessions

Week 1: July 11-15 5:45pm $175

Week 2: July 25-29 6:30pm $175

Positional Camps -Limited Space

DMan: July 19 & 21st 6:30pm $75

Forwards: July 18, 20, 22nd 6:30pm $125

All sessions will be held at Richmond Oval

Register Here

 


 

 

Greater Vancouver Canadians

 

Spring Identification Camp

Registration

March 28th to April 7th 2016.

CHANGE IN SELECTION PROCESS: In order to be considered for the August Main Camp (NO WALK UP REGISTRATION), you must register with BC Hockey (see link below). If you have a conflict with the Spring ID camp dates (example: Bantam or Midget Western Finals), then you must still register for the ID Camp and other dates will be setup for you to be evaluated.

 

We are pleased to announce our pre-registration for our spring identification camp. The process will start March 29th (schedule TBA), and we will select a short list of players to be invited to participate in our Spring/Summer program.

The program will include weekly ice (skills, compete and skating) and dry land options. Further details will be forwarded to the players registered in the ID Camp.

Register Here

 

CAMP Schedule Here  

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BC Major Midget League
2015-2016 Regular Season
Standings
(As of Feb. 17, 2016)

NameGPWLTPtsGFGAPIMPIM/G
Valley West Hawks 36 29 6 1 59 186 89 601 16
Cariboo Cougars 38 27 8 3 57 173 91 811 21
Vancouver NW Giants 36 23 9 4 50 168 77 519 14
Okanagan Rockets 36 21 10 5 47 130 76 754 20
South Island Royals 36 15 15 6 36 99 113 565 15
Fraser Valley Thunderbirds 36 14 14 8 36 110 112 532 14
Greater Vancouver Canadians 38 14 18 6 34 99 128 557 14
Vancouver NE Chiefs 36 13 15 8 34 112 110 561 15
Thompson Blazers 36 6 24 6 18 67 166 793 22
North Island Silvertips 36 5 25 6 16 80 162 1031 28
Kootenay Ice 36 5 28 3 13 74 174 517 14

 

BCMML Scoring Leaders
(As of Feb. 17, 2016)
#NameTeamPosGPGAPtsPIM
16 EvanishBen Valley West Hawks F 34 34 26 60 41
22 LattaJosh Vancouver NW Giants F 32 15 43 58 36
24 WilsonJustin Vancouver NW Giants F 35 26 30 56 34
23 ColinaIlijah Valley West Hawks F 31 9 42 51 10
18 BosaChristian Valley West Hawks F 36 26 21 47 26
10 BurzanLuka Valley West Hawks F 27 15 29 44 28
11 FarrenMichael Valley West Hawks F 36 14 30 44 44
17 ZummackEli Okanagan Rockets F 33 9 35 44 14
8 StephensonCarter Vancouver NW Giants D 36 6 38 44 54
19 WilliamsMitchell Vancouver NW Giants F 34 24 17 41 25
16 ShepardJackson Vancouver NW Giants F 33 12 28 40 56
21 GuineyJordan South Island Royals F 35 13 26 39 67
22 GurneyJustyn Valley West Hawks F 36 21 16 37 44
10 WightMackenzie Fraser Valley Thunderbirds F 32 17 19 36 65
24 PearceHarris Vancouver NE Chiefs F 34 13 23 36 40
12 KaufmannKyle Vancouver NW Giants F 33 11 25 36 20
8 StonnellBradley Valley West Hawks D 36 4 32 36 4
12 MaserJosh Cariboo Cougars F 30 19 16 35 48
11 HeathcoteDawson North Island Silvertips F 36 17 18 35 48
14 MalmJames Valley West Hawks F 14 13 22 35 24

 

 

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Greater Vancouver Canadians

Weekend Preview

BCMML Week #19

(Feb. 6-7, 2016)

Friday February 5, 2016 

The GV Canadians (14-15-5) return home to the friendly confines of the Olympic Oval to host a pair of games against the North Island Silvertips (4-24-4). This weekend’s games are set for Sat. Feb. 6th at 5:00 pm plus a second tilt Sun. Feb. 7tht at 10:00 am with both games scheduled at the Olympic Oval in Richmond. 

The Canadians are focused on continuing their rise up the BCMML standings. GVC was able to secure a single point from their trip to Kelowna last weekend. This weekend the goals for the Canadians involve taking care of business against the lower ranked Silvertips so they can leap frog two teams just ahead of them in the playoff race. 

The Silvertips had not won in their previous 14 games up until their last game vs the FV T-Birds on Jan. 25th. They played a solid game winning 4-2. The ‘Tips will be ready to create their first winning streak of the year by taking it to the Canadians. 

The teams played earlier in the year in Nanaimo and the Canadians swept the weekend series with two decisive victories that were penalty-filled affairs. 

Phil Alalouf, GVC Head Coach, pointed out that “the ‘Tips have played much better hockey as of late. They knocked off Fraser Valley in their last game and were full value for their win. If our boys think that they don’t have to be at their best this weekend to get a pair of wins they are very much mistaken. Last time we played a lower ranked team we were not mentally or physically ready to play and we gave away two important points. Have the boys learned their lesson around proper pregame preparation?....... we are going to find out very soon.” 

Come out and support your Greater Vancouver Canadians or follow along on Twitter @GVCanadians or use the webcast Pay-Per-View option online at playfullscreen.com.

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Greater Vancouver Canadians

BCMML Week #18 (Jan. 30-31, 2016) 

 

Weekend Recap

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Canadians Battle to Ground Hot Rockets

 

Game 1 - Jan. 30th, 2016: GV Canadians 0, OK Rockets 4 @ Kelowna

Game 2 - Jan. 31st, 2016: GV Canadians 3, OK Rockets 3 @ Kelowna

 GVC rolled into Kelowna to try and ground the high-flying OK Rockets in BCMML weekend action. The Rockets had only lost twice in their last thirteen games and were looking to extend their hot streak against an ailing GVC crew with two AP players in the line-up. The Canadians showed up flat in the first game losing 4-0, but rebounded for a character third period comeback in the second game salvaging a tie and earning a valuable point from one of the league’s hottest, most talented teams. GVC now moves up in the BCMML standings and is only one point short of fifth place.

 

Game 1 – Canadians Start Flat, Can’t Recover 

The Canadians appeared to be an unprepared team as they started flat and unenergetic and ended up down 2 goals at the end of the first period. GVC were challenged by either the early morning rise or the lengthy bus ride from Vancouver and weren’t able to match the intense game of the Rockets. The Rockets scored two more goals in the third period to complete the 4-0 win. 

The Canadians were unable to replicate the effort from last weekend against South Island versus the Rockets and appeared to have trouble handling the skill and speed of the Okanagan team. To complicate things further, the refereeing was suspect and a goal that went in from center on a freak bounce sealed GVC’s fate. 

Matteo Paler-Chow (8-9-2, 3.38) took the loss for the Canadians. The GVC defence struggled to support MPC with defensive zone coverage.

In an interview with playfullscreenTV.com, a frustrated GVC Head Coach Phil Alalouf exclaimed “our first period play was atrocious. We were not focused or ready to play. That put us in a hole too deep to recover from. I thought we had learned our lesson about pre game preparation from recent games where the same thing happened. As far as tomorrow is concerned we are in a familiar spot. The pressure is on. We need to play well from the opening puck drop and try to get something out of this weekend. We will find out pretty quick if the boys are up for this challenge.”

 

Game 2 – Valiant Canadians Comeback Salvages Important Point

 With the pregame words of “be ready to play” from the coaching staff ringing in their ears, the Canadians looked to have a good start to what was a game that had important playoff ramifications. To the dismay of the coaches, at :31 seconds of the first, the Rockets scored on the first shift of the game on an unfortunate own goal from a GVC defenseman. The Canadians settled down quickly after that and shortly after started to outshoot the Rockets.

 The Canadians were able to tie the game on a beauty goal by AP player Jacob Letwin who was playing in his first BCMML game. Michael Araki-Young delivered the assist. Rockets responded a short time later to make it 2-1 after one period. 

 The second period saw a bit of a track meet break out as both teams were going end-to-end providing a very entertaining brand of hockey with lots of shots on goal. GVC had several great scoring chances and the Rockets hit three cross bars and two goalposts. In what appeared to be a game defining moment, the Rockets scored a short-handed goal to make the score 3-1 creating what the hometown crowd thought was an insurmountable lead. Before the end of the second period, Ladner’s Brennan Gaytmenn scored an unassisted goal from the side of the net to get the Canadians within one before the period expired. 

The third period continued to be a spirited affair with both teams looking to take control. GVC eventually took over momentum that set the stage for Tyson Lin’s heroics. With 2:07 remaining and the Canadians playing shorthanded, Tom Van Schoenberg and Vaughan Bamford combined to get the puck out of the GVC end. Tyson Lin skated on to the loose puck in the neutral zone, rushed into the Rockets end and snapped a shot over the right shoulder of the Rockets goaltender tying the game for the Canadians. The Canadians bench went wild and the game ended in a tie securing an important point in the standings for GVC. The final shot total for the game was 44-38 for GVC demonstrating that the Canadians were full value for the tie. 

GVC goaltender Lucas Shaw (6-5-3, 3.20) was victimized for a goal by his own team on the first shift but then hung in with good character for the remainder of the game to play a key role in helping GVC achieve the tie. Shaw faced 38 shots on goal. 

 After the game, GVC bench boss Phil Alalouf was quick to point out that “this was an important, character comeback for our squad. We were a little embarrassed with our effort yesterday and wanted to show some push back today. After getting snake bit on the first shift, I was interested in how we would handle that adversity. I was pleased we dealt with it so well and played through it to battle the Rockets for the rest of the game. Tyson Lin and Noah Kelly showed great leadership today and the rest of the team should feel satisfied about their bounce back effort this morning.”

Come out and support your Greater Vancouver Canadians or follow along on Twitter @GVCanadians or use the webcast Pay-Per-View option online at playfullscreen.com.

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Greater Vancouver Canadians  

Player of the Week

 January 25-31, 2016 

 

#18 Noah Kelly  

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Noah played a key role in leading the Canadians in their intense battle against the high-flying Okanagan Rockets. Noah has had 3 goals and 7 assists this season to help out the Canadians offence.

As shown consistently this weekend, Noah has a tireless work ethic, an intense fore-check and a physical game where he goes head to head with players much larger than him. The GVC coaching staff singles out Noah for his high energy all week in practice leading to his fine play during the games vs. the Rockets.

GVC proudly acknowledges Noah on being named as an AP player for the PCJHL Grandview Steelers.

 We congratulate Noah Kelly on being named this week’s

Greater Vancouver Canadian’s Player of the Week!

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Greater Vancouver Canadians

Weekend Preview

BCMML Week #18

(Jan. 30-31, 2016)

 

Friday January 28, 2016

 The GV Canadians (14-14-4) head back out on the road for a pair of games in the Okanagan against the Kelowna-based Rockets. GVC looks to continue on their winning ways and to carry on with their rise in the BCMML standings. Earlier in the season the teams split a weekend series at the Oval in Richmond. This weekend’s games are set for Sat. Jan. 30th at 3:00 pm plus a second tilt Sun. Jan. 31st at 10:00 am with both games scheduled at the Capital News Centre in Kelowna. 

The Canadians are riding high after last weekend’s dominating sweep of the SI Royals. The GV Canadians were able to execute the best weekend series of the year that was highlighted by relentless physical play, quality playmaking and a total team commitment to responsible puck management. A break out in goal scoring also aided the Canadians in their success. 

The Rockets will be a confident group after winning both games they played last weekend against the NE Chiefs and two weeks ago vs. Kootenay Ice. This weekend’s games should be highly intense affairs as the Canadians are chasing the Rockets in the BCMML standings. 

The Canadians enter this weekend with some affiliate players on the roster as an outbreak of flu and colds has debilitated the GVC roster. Team scoring leader Eric Bourhill will more than likely be on the shelf along with other undisclosed members of the team. Phil Alalouf, GVC Head Coach, pointed out that “other guys will have to step up for us this weekend. With some of our leaders potentially out, a real good opportunity exists for other guys to show they can be impact players in this league.” 

Come out and support your Greater Vancouver Canadians or follow along on Twitter @GVCanadians or use the webcast Pay-Per-View option online at playfullscreen.com.

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Greater Vancouver Canadians

BCMML Week #17 (Jan. 23-24, 2016)

Showcase Weekend Recap

 Tuesday January 26, 2016

 

STRONG PLAY CONTINUES AS CANADIANS SWEEP ROYALS

 

Game 1 - Jan. 23rd, 2016: GV Canadians 4, SI Royals 1 @ Richmond

Game 2 - Jan. 24th, 2016: GV Canadians 5, SI Royals 0 @ Richmond

 GVC’s strong, physical play and skillful play making continued resulting in a dominating 2 game sweep of the South Island Royals in BCMML Showcase Weekend action. The Canadians thoroughly outplayed the Royals in both games with punishing physical play. GVC now moves up past the Royals into seventh place in the BCMML standings and only two points short of fifth place.

 

Game 1 – Canadians Dominate from Opening Puck Drop

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         #7 Mike Matson    #19 Andrew Bennett  #35 Matteo Paler-Chow

A confident looking GVC crew took the game to the Royals from the opening puck drop with a blend of tenacious fore-checking, consistent back-checking and a robust finishing of checks. The Canadians outshot the Royals by a large margin in the first period and were rewarded for their hard work when Mike Matson when end to end to score a beauty putting GVC up 1-0. Vaughan Bamford and Tom Von Schoenberg supplied the assists on an excellent break out play. The Royals answered with a power play goal soon after to end the first period with the score knotted at one.

The Canadians overpowered the South Island crew again in the second period but were repeatedly frustrated by excellent goaltending by the Royals Zak Myrowich. Then, with everyone in the building thinking the tie would carry over into the third, GVC forward Andrew Bennett took charge and scored a “TSN Turning Point” highlight reel goal with four clicks left on the clock to put GVC up 2-1. This charged the Canadians and sent them into the locker room with a big wave of momentum. Assists on this key goal came from Tyson Lin and Kyle Ahlfield.

 The GVC on-slaught continue in the third period as Vancouver’s Tyson Lin and Richmond’s Nick Marsh scored for GVC to close out the Royals securing the big win that moved GVC into a tie with the Royals at 30 points in the BCMML standings. Assists for the clinching third period goals were attributed to Mike Matson, EJ Shaw, Tom Von Schoenberg and GVC netminder Matteo Paler-Chow.

 Along with chipping in on the scoresheet, goaltender Matteo Paler-Chow (8-8-2, 3.34) made several outstanding saves at key points in the game to allow the Canadians to never trail on the scoreboard.

 

Game 2 – GVC’s Pounding Physical Game Shuts Out Royals

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 Looking to move past the Royals into seventh place, the Canadians turned to a physical, ground and pound style of play to try to secure the weekend sweep. This approach turned out to be very strategic as the Canadians executed what was arguably their best outing of the year trouncing the hapless Royals for a 5-0 shut out win. The shots ended up 36-19 in favour of GVC reflecting the dominating play by the Canadians.

 GVC scored two goals in the first period, one goal in the second and then two more goals in the third to seal the convincing win. The GVC goals were scored by Pescitelli, Bourhill, Matson, Kroeker and Ahlfield. Vaughan Bamford and Julius Zhang each potted two assists with singles coming from Araki-Young, Lin, Gaytmenn, Marsh, Atkinson and Bourhill.

 GVC goaltender Lucas Shaw (6-5-2, 3.22) made a huge save on the first shift of the game and then from there proceeded to close the door on the Royals posting his first shutout of the season.

 An elated Head Coach Phil Alalouf was quick to share that “this might have been our best executed game of the season. We scored some goals and it seemed like every time they touched the puck we put the body on them. Our fore-check caused them fits. They had no time to move the puck. We had back pressure on almost every one of their rushes. I especially liked how responsible we were with our defensive zone coverage. Shaw only saw shots from the outside and the defense really limited second chance opportunities. We will fine tune some things at practice this week and will be prepared to take it to the Rockets in Kelowna next weekend.”

Come out and support your Greater Vancouver Canadians or follow along on Twitter @GVCanadians or use the webcast Pay-Per-View option online at playfullscreen.com.

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Greater Vancouver Canadians

Player of the Week

(January 18 - 24, 2016) 

 

#3 Vaughan Bamford 

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Vaughan led the Canadians in scoring with three assists as GVC swept two weekend games from the South Island Royals. Vaughan also played a big physical presence on the Canadians’ blueline handing out several punishing hits. Since returning from Christmas break the Tsawwassen native has contributed 5 points in the last six games.

Vaughan has made a positive contribution to the rejuvenated Canadians power play and has played a key role in anchoring GVC’s back line. The GVC coaching staff credits Vaughan for a solid week of effort and energy in practice leading to his fine play in the GVC wins.

GVC proudly acknowledges Vaughan on being named as an AP player for the PCJHL Grandview Steelers.

 We congratulate Vaughan Bamford on being named this week’s

Greater Vancouver Canadian’s Player of the Week!

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GVC Weekend Preview

BCMML Week #17

(Jan. 23 - 24, 2016)

“Showcase Weekend” 

Thursday January 21, 2016  

The GV Canadians (12-14-4) look forward to their upward rise as they host the SI Royals as part of the BCMML “Showcase Weekend” staged at the beautiful Richmond Olympic Oval.

 The Canadians are coming off two positive and exciting games against arch-rivals NE Chiefs. Although only one point went up on the standings board, GVC carried most of the play in both games and were much more physical and intense in their style of play. Two late power play goals by the Chiefs as a result of some undisciplined GVC penalties ended up being the difference.

 The Royals are looking to regroup after losing both home games last weekend against the league leading Caribou Cougars. This weekend’s games should be intense battles as both teams are neck and neck in the BCMML standings. 

 These two teams played earlier in the season in Victoria and each team ended up winning a game.  The Canadians enter this weekend with some bumps and bruises but all hands will be available for this proverbial “four pointer”.

A reminder to all fans that you will be able to see all of the teams of the BCMML in action throughout this weekend. Check out the schedule at http://www.bchockey.net/MML/MML_Scores.aspx 

 

Come out and support your Greater Vancouver Canadians or follow along on Twitter @GVCanadians or use the webcast Pay-Per-View option online at playfullscreen.com.

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Greater Vancouver Canadians 

Player of the Week

Jan. 11 - Jan. 17, 2016 

 

#10 Tyson Lin 

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Tyson led the Canadians with a spirited effort in both GVC games resulting in two goals and one assist. He now has 11 goals and 13 assists for the season and leads the Canadians in scoring. 

Tyson was a force in both weekend games with his tenacious forechecking and dedicated backchecking. Tyson’s speed and playmaking ability make him one of the elite forwards in the BCMML. As well, the GVC Coaching Staff commend him for his excellent, committed approach to practice all week. 

We wish Tyson Happy Birthday and proudly acknowledge him on being named as an AP player for the BCHL Powell River Kings.

 We congratulate Tyson Lin on being named this week’s

Greater Vancouver Canadian’s Player of the Week!

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Greater Vancouver Canadians  

BCMML Week #16 (Jan. 16-17, 2016) 

 Weekend Recap 

 

 GVC RESPONDS WITH STRONG WEEKEND PLAY

 Monday, January 18, 2016

Game 1 - Jan. 16th, 2016: GV Canadians 3, NE Chiefs 4 @ Richmond

Game 2 - Jan. 17th, 2016: GV Canadians 3, NE Chiefs 3 @ Coquitlam

 GVC responded from a rough weekend in the Kootenays with one of the strongest efforts of the season against the NE Chiefs. The Canadians showed intensity and passion in both competitive outings. If not for some unfortunate bounces and a few questionable penalty calls the Canadians could have collected more important points in the standings. Late goals in both games by the Chiefs resulted in a loss and a tie for GVC leaving them in 8th place in the BCMML. 

Game 1 - GVC Snake Bit by Late Goal After Strong Effort 

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   #10 Tyson Lin               #11 Alex Pescitelli            #19 Andrew Bennett

A rejuvenated GVC team started the game with high energy and effort pressuring the NE Chiefs. The Canadians were rewarded early with a TSN highlight goal by Vancouver’s Alex Pescitelli. Pescitelli rushed end to end and sniped a short side shot just below the Chief’s goalie’s blocker to put the Canadians on the board. 

 After two Chiefs goals, Vancouver’s Tyson Lin, on his birthday, equalized the score with a great goal that was assisted by Vaughan Bamford and Tom Von Schoenberg. In the third period Tsawwassen’s Andrew Bennett banged in a rebound to tie the game at 3-3. EJ Shaw and Scott Atkinson tossed in the assists. 

 After a frenetic second half of the third period that saw the Canadians pressing hard for the winner, the Chiefs were gifted a power play with 1:44 left on a suspect call. With four seconds on the clock, the Chiefs scored on a weak, floating wrist shot from the point that beat a totally screened Lucas Shaw to notch the winner and steal a point from the bewildered Canadians. 

 Goaltender Lucas Shaw (5-5-2, 3.45) had a strong outing making some outstanding saves at key points in the game. Unfortunately he was victimized by a few screen shots that he did not see and had no chance on, especially the game winner by the Chiefs. 

 Game 2 – Canadians Bash and Crash to a Strong Outing

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 A feisty, agitated group of GVC players took to the ice on Sunday morning looking to avenge a late, fluky goal by the Chiefs that stole a point from the Canadians the day before. 

 From the opening puck drop the Canadians were all business as they combined a high intensity, physical style of play with some skillful playmaking to pressure the Chiefs into numerous turnovers and mistakes. This spirited approach resulted in a second period 3-1 lead on goals from Tsawwassen’s Eric Bourhill, Ladner’s Brennan Gaytmenn, and Vancouver’s Tyson Lin. Assists for these goals were credited to Mike Matson, Julius Zhang, Tyson Lin, Eric Bourhill, and Brennan Gaytmenn. 

 The third period saw the Chiefs push back with a goal half way through and then with a power play with 1:53 left after an undisciplined penalty by GVC. The Chiefs pulled their goalie for a 6 on 4 advantage and just like a little more than 12 hours earlier scored a late goal to tie the game robbing the Canadians of another single point. 

 Netminder Matteo Paler-Chow (7-8-2, 3.48) showed some real bounce back character for the Canadians by playing an outstanding game. The Chiefs had periods of sustained pressure on the Canadians and Paler-Chow stood on his head several times to keep GVC in the game. 

 A very positive Assistant Coach Mike Twaites said “I am very proud of the guys and how they played today. They battled with conviction and dedication to team play. To a man we had guys playing with energy and spirit along with positional and physical play we haven’t seen since early in the year. Although we didn’t get rewarded with the full two points, we showed a level of play that will make us tough to play against going forward. I thought Tyson Lin stood out today. He is emerging as a leader for this team with his full 200 foot game.” 

Come out and support your Greater Vancouver Canadians or follow along on Twitter @GVCanadians or use the webcast Pay-Per-View option online at playfullscreen.com.

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GVC Weekend Preview

 

BCMML Week #16

 (Jan. 16 - 17, 2016) 

 

 The GV Canadians (12-13-3) look to bounce back from a challenging trip to the Kootenays by getting prepared for a clash with cross-town rival Northeast Chiefs (12-9-7). This weekend’s games are set for Sat. Jan. 16th at 5:00 pm at the Oval in Richmond with the second tilt Sun. Jan. 17th at 9:45 am at Coquitlam’s Poirier Arena. 

 The Canadians went 1-1 against Kootenay preventing them from moving up in the BCMML standings. A lack of consistent play and an inability to score plagued the Canadians. Head Coach Phil Alalouf was quick to point out that “moving forward we will be stressing to the guys the importance of consistent effort, energy and execution. The teams in the BCMML are all well coached and the players are consistently ready to perform at a high level. It’s tough to compete if you are not ready to play each and every game.”

 The Chiefs are reeling after making the arduous trip to Prince George only to drop a pair of close games to the high flying Caribou Cougars. This weekend’s games should be hotly contested as both teams look to get back on the winning track. 

 These two teams played earlier in the season and each team ended up winning a game with victories on the road.  Captain Matt Kroeker has recovered from his lower arm injury so as a result the Canadians will be sporting a complete line-up.

 The BCMML will be having the final “Showcase Weekend” on Jan. 23rd and 24th at the Richmond Oval. Fans will be able to see all of the teams of the BCMML in action throughout the weekend. Check out the schedule at http://www.bchockey.net/MML/MML_Scores.aspx 

 Come out and support your Greater Vancouver Canadians or follow along on Twitter @GVCanadians or use the webcast Pay-Per-View option online at playfullscreen.com.

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Greater Vancouver Canadians  

BCMML Week #15 (Jan. 9-10, 2016)

 Weekend Recap

 

GVC Splits Games Against Upstart Ice

  

Game 1 - Jan. 9th, 2016: GV Canadians 2, Kootenay 5 @ Nelson

 Game 2 - Jan. 10th, 2016: GV Canadians 3, Kootenay 2 @ Nelson

A long bus trek across the province to Nelson seemed to get the best of the Canadians resulting in a weekend split with the Kootenay Ice. GVC dropped the first game to the Ice with a lethargic effort on Saturday and then were able to rebound for a close 3-2 win early Sunday morning. The Canadians had an impressive number of shots on goal for the weekend series but were unable to capitalize on the numerous quality scoring chances.

Game 1 - GVC Unprepared for Energetic Ice

A full days bus ride the day before appears to be the culprit as the Canadians started flat and were unable to muster energy or interest against a pesky Kootenay Ice team. The Ice quickly took advantage with 2 goals in the first period and 2 goals in the second to put GVC in a big hole they were unable to get out of. An empty net goal allowed the Ice to prevail 5-2 for only their fourth win of the season.

The Canadians received goals from Vancouver’s Matt Kroeker and Tsawwassen’s Eric Bourhill with helpers coming from EJ Shaw, Alex Pescitelli, Tyson Lin, Noah Kelly and Tyson Lin.

Goaltender Matteo Paler-Chow (7-7-1, 3.48) struggled early for the first time this year and was relieved of his duties by Lukas Shaw in the second period. Shaw was unable to close the door and also gave up two goals in the loss.

Head Coach Phil Alalouf said “the lack of effort and energy from the boys today was disappointing. We need to play with more consistency. Coming up here to Nelson is a hard road trip and tests your ability to prepare yourself to play a game. I think we learned a good lesson today regarding game preparation. Our challenge now is to bounce back tomorrow with a spirited effort to try and get the split.”

Game 2 - GVC Rebounds to Defeat Pesky Ice

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#3 Vaughan Bamford           #11 Alex Pescitelli               #5 Julius Zhang

The Canadians got up bright and early on Sunday to avenge a tough loss to the Ice on Saturday. GVC came out strong dominating the first period and outshooting the Ice 18-0. Tsawwassen’s Vaughan Bamford put the Canadians ahead on the first shift of the game and only the stellar goaltending by Ben Kelsch of the Ice kept the game close. Both teams scored two second period goals leaving the Canadians with a one goal lead going into the third period.

Vancouver’s Alex Pescitelli and Richmond’s Julius Zhang scored for GVC with assists coming from Michael Araki-Young, Eric Bourhill, and Brennan Gaytmenn. The Canadians implemented a defensive scheme for the third period, locked things down and hung on for a 3-2 win assuring the split for GVC and making the long bus ride home feel a little shorter.

Assistant Coach Mike Twaites shared that “I was happy how the boys bounced back after what was probably our worst outing of the year yesterday. Today we started with great energy and focus, got an early goal and set a good tone for the rest of the game. Our shots total was impressive and if we can continue to have scoring chances like we did today we will increase our goals total.”

Netminder Lucas Shaw (5-5-2, 3.45) clutched up for the Canadians by playing a solid game especially by making numerous big saves late in the game to ensure victory for GVC and two important points in the BCMML standings. 

Come out and support your Greater Vancouver Canadians or follow along on Twitter @GVCanadians or use the webcast Pay-Per-View option online at playfullscreen.com.

 

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 Greater Vancouver Canadians 

Player of the Week

 

#11 Alex Pescitelli 

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Alex scored a goal and added one assist to be the main contributor to the Canadians offense in a pair of weekend games vs. the Kootenay Ice. He now has 2 goals and 5 assists for the season and is developing into an impressive power forward. Alex was persistent on the forecheck using his speed and size to create numerous turnovers by the Kootenay defence. 

We congratulate Alex Pescitelli on being named this week’s

Greater Vancouver Canadian’s Player of the Week!

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MML Recap – Week 15 

 Monday, January 11, 2016

 

Playing their first games since the holiday break, the Cariboo Cougars (19-6-3, 41 points) and Valley West Hawks (19-5-1, 39 points) are still neck-and-neck at the top of the league standings. Catch up on all of the action around the league with the Week 15 MML recap.

 

Cariboo Cougars vs. Vancouver North East Chiefs

Game 1: Cariboo 4, Vancouver NE 3

Game 2: Cariboo 4, Vancouver NE 2

The Chiefs travelled to Prince George for the first time since last year’s MML finals, but unfortunately didn’t leave with any points as the Cougars earned a sweep. In Game 1, Tyler Maser, Riley Coish, Tyler Ho, and Jeremy Gervais scored for the Cougars, who held onto their lead as Brett Didyk, TJ Prexler, and Harris Pearce scored for the Chiefs. In Game 2, Coish, Ho, Maser, and Daine Dubois scored for the Cougars. The Chiefs’ Pearce and Didyk scored in the third period to prevent the shutout.

 

Thompson Blazers vs. Valley West Hawks

Game 1: Thompson 0, Valley West 12

Game 2: Thompson 1, Valley West 5

Valley West showed off their offensive firepower, scoring twelve goals against the Blazers. Michael Farren scored four (4), Ben Evanish scored two (2), and Josh Bruce, Justyn Gurney, Ilijah Colina, Daniel Chifan, Carson Franklin, and Christian Bosa each scored one (1) goal to make it 12-0. The Blazers held the Hawks to five (5) goals in Game 2, with Evanish (2), Farren (2), and Justin De Vos finding the back of the net. Brendan Mongey scored the lone goal for Thompson.

 

North Island Silvertips vs. Fraser Valley Thunderbirds

Game 1: North Island 4, Fraser Valley 6

Game 2: North Island 1, Fraser Valley 3

The Thunderbirds travelled to Nanaimo to take on the Silvertips, and left with two (2) wins. Game 1 was a back-and-forth affair, with Fraser Valley holding on the lead thanks to two (2) third period goals. Ethan Schmunk, Trey Watson, Cole Broadhurst, and Dawson Frank scored for North Island, while Zac McKee (2), Mackenzie Wight (2), Brendan Black, and Ryan Crosby-Jones scored for Fraser Valley. In Game 2, the Silvertips jumped to an early lead thanks to a goal from Wyatt Selva, but Fraser Valley got three (3) unanswered goals in the second and third periods from Wight and Jake Mulder (2) to claim the win.

 

Kootenay Ice vs. Greater Vancouver Canadians

Game 1: Kootenay 5, Greater Vancouver 2

Game 2: Kootenay 2, Greater Vancouver 3

Kootenay displayed their offense on Saturday night, with Reese Tambellini (2), Tommy McConnachie (2), and Grayson Valente finding the back of the net. Matheson Kroeker and Eric Bourhill scored for Greater Vancouver in the loss. The Canadians won Game 2 in a close decision, with Vaughn Bamford, Alex Pescitelli, and Julius Zhang scoring. Shawn Campbell and Bradley Ross scored for the Ice.

 

South Island Royals vs. Vancouver North West Giants

Game 1: South Island 4, Vancouver NW 1

Game 2: South Island 2, Vancouver NW 8

The South Island Royals held the Giants to just one (1) goal in Game 1, and Holden Cochrane, Oliver Hahn, Lach Hadley, and Joe Stafford-Veale scored to help the Royals to a 4-1 victory. Justin Wilson scored the lone goal for Vancouver North West. The Giants bounced back in Game 2, with Jason Village netting a hat trick and Wilson (2), Jack Graham, Ethan Cap, and Mateo Coltellaro also finding the back of the net. Stafford-Veale and Hahn scored for the Royals in the 8-2 loss.

 

The BC Hockey Major Midget League was established in 2004 to provide elite level 15, 16 and 17 year olds an opportunity to play within their own age group at a high level and be developed for the next level of hockey. These teams have an opportunity each year to compete for the National Midget Championship.

For more information about the BC Hockey Major Midget League, please visit the League website at www.bcmml.net, follow along on social media at twitter.com/bchockey_mml, or email us at midgethockey@bchockey.net.

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Greater Vancouver Canadians

Weekly Preview

BCMML Week #15

(Jan. 9 - 10, 2016)

 

The GV Canadians (11-12-3) will begin the 2016 year on the road as they will make the long trip to the Kootenays to play a pair against the Nelson-based Ice (3-19-2). This weekend’s games are set for Sat. Jan. 9th at 6:00 pm with the second match up Sun. Jan. 10th at 8:00 am. Both games will be at the Nelson & District Community Center in Nelson on the shores of beautiful Kootenay Lake.

 

The Canadians are coming off a disappointing December where they went 2-4 and dropped two places in the BCMML standings. GVC Head Coach Phil Alalouf feels his team will benefit from the extended Christmas break. “I’m expecting our group to return from the break with a positive attitude, full of energy with a focus on preparing for the playoffs. Nothing has been won or lost yet. No trophies or titles have been awarded. Everything is still on the line and we intend on making a run starting this weekend against Kootenay!”

 

These two teams played earlier in the season at the Oval in Richmond where GVC won the first game 3-2 and the teams tied 3-3 in the second. The Canadians will have a complete and healthy line-up for the first time in a while. Captain Matt Kroeker is back to 100% and will look to lead the Canadians with his physical play and scoring touch.

 

The BCMML will be having the final “Showcase Weekend” on Jan. 23-24 at the Richmond Oval. Fans will be able to see all of the teams of the BCMML in action throughout the weekend. Check out the schedule at http://www.bchockey.net/MML/MML_Scores.aspx

 

Come out and support your Greater Vancouver Canadians or follow along on Twitter @GVCanadians or use the webcast Pay-Per-View option online at playfullscreen.com.

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BCMML 2015-2016 Regular Season Standings
(as of Jan. 4, 2016)

NameGPWLTPtsGFGAPIMPIM/G
Valley West Hawks 24 18 5 1 37 115 60 378 15
Cariboo Cougars 26 17 6 3 37 118 59 554 21
Vancouver NW Giants 24 15 5 4 34 110 49 371 15
Okanagan Rockets 25 15 8 2 32 99 54 547 21
Vancouver NE Chiefs 26 12 7 7 31 88 69 434 16
Fraser Valley Thunderbirds 26 11 9 6 28 84 77 347 13
South Island Royals 24 11 8 5 27 73 75 421 17
Greater Vancouver Canadians 26 11 12 3 25 67 92 395 15
Thompson Blazers 26 2 18 6 10 47 121 580 22
Kootenay Ice 24 3 19 2 8 47 113 335 13
North Island Silvertips 25 2 20 3 7 43 122 748 29

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Good Luck Canada at the World Juniors!!

 

 

Bring Home the Gold!

 

 

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Merry Christmas to Everyone!!!!

See You Again in 2016!

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Greater Vancouver Canadians

Player of the Week

# 21 - Eric Bourhill

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Eric has been on fire for the Canadians with 7 points over the last 4 games leading the team to several key victories. 6 of the points (4G, 2A) came in a 2 game weekend sweep of the FV Thunderbirds on Dec. 12-13. Eric leads the Canadians in scoring with 20 points (13 G, 7 A) in the first 24 games. He has played a key role on the power play and has logged quality minutes killing penalties.

 We congratulate Eric Bourhill on being named this week’s

Greater Vancouver Canadian’s Player of the Week! 

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     On behalf of all the players, hockey staff and families

of the

Greater Vancouver Canadians.......


We wish you a happy holiday season and a

 

healthy new year!

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GVC Weekly Preview

 

BCMML Week #14

 

(Dec. 19 - 20, 2015)

 

The GV Canadians (11-10-3) will look to return to their winning ways as they get set to host the Prince George based Caribou Cougars (15-6-3). This weekend’s games are set for Sat. Dec 19th at 5:00 pm with the second tilt Sun. Dec. 20th at 10:00 am. Both games will be at the Olympic Oval in Richmond on the shores of the beautiful Fraser River.

 The Caribou Cougars are coming off last weekend’s decisive victories at home against the struggling North Island Silvertips while the Canadians dropped two games to the league leading Valley West Hawks. These two teams played earlier in the season in Prince George and ended up splitting the weekend series. Both teams will be looking to enter the extended winter break on a winning note so fans can anticipate a pair of fast paced games played with a high level of compete.

Come out and support your Greater Vancouver Canadians or follow along on Twitter @GVCanadians or use the webcast Pay-Per-View option online at playfullscreen.com.

 

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GVC Preview

BCMML Week #13

(Dec. 11 - 12, 2015)

 

The GV Canadians (11-8-3) hope to ride the momentum provided by the sweep of the FV Thunderbirds last weekend as they get set to do battle against the league leading VW Hawks (16-5-1). This weekend will see the Canadians play their only Friday night game of the season as they lock talons with the Hawks in Langley starting at 7:00 pm at the LEC. The back end of the series will be Sat. Dec. 12th at the Richmond Oval starting at 5:00 pm. Valley West is coming off last weekend’s two decisive victories against the cellar dwelling Kootenay Ice.

Come out and support your Greater Vancouver Canadians or follow along on Twitter @GVCanadians or use the webcast Pay-Per-View option online at playfullscreen.com.

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2015-2016 BCMML Regular Season Team Standings
(as of Dec. 9. 2015)
NameGPWLTPtsGFGAPIMPIM/G
Valley West Hawks  22 16 5 1 33 104 57 329 14
Vancouver NW Giants  20 14 4 2 30 98 40 299 14
Okanagan Rockets  22 14 7 1 29 95 47 429 19
Cariboo Cougars  22 13 6 3 29 94 53 411 18
Vancouver NE Chiefs  22 10 6 6 26 74 59 350 15
Greater Vancouver Canadians  22 11 8 3 25 61 68 282 12
Fraser Valley Thunderbirds  22 10 8 4 24 73 68 291 13
South Island Royals  22 10 8 4 24 66 73 359 16
Thompson Blazers  22 2 16 4 8 39 105 475 21
North Island Silvertips  22 2 17 3 7 39 105 648 29
Kootenay Ice  22 2 19 1 5 42 110 284 12

2015-2016 Top 10 Regular Season Scorers
#NameTeamPOSGPGAPtsPIM
7 Matt Kowalski Okanagan Rockets F 22 17 24 41 4
22 Josh Latta Vancouver NW Giants F 18 10 28 38 24
16 Ben Evanish Valley West Hawks F 20 24 13 37 25
24 Justin Wilson Vancouver NW Giants F 20 16 20 36 12
10 Luka Burzan Valley West Hawks F 19 11 23 34 26
8 Carter Stephenson Vancouver NW Giants D 20 4 26 30 40
23 Ilijah Colina Valley West Hawks F 19 5 24 29 10
18 Christian Bosa Valley West Hawks F 22 16 11 27 12
19 Mitchell Williams Vancouver NW Giants F 20 14 12 26 19
16 Chase Dubois Cariboo Cougars F 20 10 16 26 14

2015-2016 Top 10 Regular Season Goalies
#NameTeamGPWLTAvg
1 Cole Demers Okanagan Rockets 14 10 4 0 2.02
35 Nicholas Tallarico Valley West Hawks 12 9 3 0 2.03
35 Beck Warm Vancouver NW Giants 9 8 0 1 1.00
1 Dorrin Luding Cariboo Cougars 14 8 4 1 2.13
1 Reece Klassen Valley West Hawks 11 8 2 1 3.09
35 Matteo Paler Chow Greater Vancouver Canadians 13 7 5 1 2.98
1 Andrew Henderson Vancouver NE Chiefs 11 6 3 2 2.73
1 Austin Roden South Island Royals 13 6 4 2 3.85
1 Jordan Naylor Fraser Valley Thunderbirds 9 5 1 3 2.67
35 Aaron Jakubowski Cariboo Cougars 10 5 2 0 2.79

 

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GVC Hockey

Check Out the News Section for Updated Information 

 

 

 

GVC Alumni Selected in NHL Draft 

 

 

 

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  Adam Musil    Glenn Gawdin

Congrats to Adam Musil and Glenn Gawdin!!!! They were all smiles at the 2015 NHL Draft as they both get picked by St. Louis Blues. Adam currently plays with the Red Deer Rebels and was picked 94th overall and Glenn Gawdin currently with the Swift Current Bronco's was picked 116th. #GVCpride #StLouisBluesFarmTeam?

 

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