Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Northwest Hockey talent spreads out across Canada for 2016-17 season

Hockey is in full skate in many communities across British Columbia and Canada this fall and for many who once called the Northwest home, the opportunity to continue to play their sport at a high level continues along with their journey.

From Junior hockey at a number of levels to the competition found in the Canadian Inter-University sports league, former minor hockey players from Prince Rupert to Fort St. James are representing their hometowns and in many cases making for quite an impression.

For Prince Rupert hockey fans there are two names to be watching for from the sports reports out of the lower tiers of Junior hockey in the province, with Prince Rupert represented by a pair of players, Judd Repole and David Smith, who are playing in the Kootenay Junior and Vancouver Island Junior Leagues.

We will follow their progress below, updating the stats package roughly every two to three weeks.

The most recent date for the stats is listed as part of the review.

The anchor page for this update on the former Minor Hockey players of the Northwest can be found on our Prince Rupert Minor Hockey Association Archive page, the link to our PRMHA page is also found on our right hand column section.

Leagues that are included in our review below include:

WHL -- Western Hockey League
BCJHL -- British Columbia Junior Hockey League
VIJHL -- Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League
KIJHL -- Kootenay International Junior Hockey League
CIS -- Canadian University Sports


Players from Prince Rupert
Stats as of March 3, 2017

In the Kootenay Junior League 

Osoyoos Coyotes
Judd Repole, LW
Playoffs -- GP 4 -- G,2, A, 4 PTS 4
Regular Season -- GP 46 -- G 16, A 44  PTS 60
Coyotes Stats Page


March 13 -- Terrace players awarded by Osoyoos Coyotes
March 11 -- Coyotes do it again - eliminate Summerland in four straight games
March 10 -- Coyotes come back to win 6-4, take three-game lead over Summerland
March 8 -- Coyotes win 2-1 to take two-game lead over Summerland
March 7 -- Coyotes beat Summerland 5-4 in overtime to kick off series
March 7 -- Coyote's series against Summerland gets underway
March 6 -- Rupert's Repole keeps to quick scoring pace in KIJHL playoffs  NCR
March 4 -- Summerland eliminates Kelowna in 7th game and now face Osyoos Coyotes
March 3 -- Coyotes would face Steam in next playoff round if Summerland wins tonight
March 1 -- Coyotes sweep Knights in four games with 3-2 overtime victory Tuesday

February 28 -- Coyotes looking good in opening round series against Knights
February 27 -- Coyotes have to work harder for second victory over Knights
February 24 -- Coyotes kick off playoffs with resounding 8-1 over Knights
February 22 -- Coyotes hand out awards at annual banquet
February 21 -- Coyotes hope this is they year, as talented team tries to carry season's success into playoffs
February 21 -- Osoyoos teenager is living the dream playing for beloved hometown Coyotes
February 21 -- Coyotes end season with 3-1 win over Chiefs; Osoyoos faces North Okanagan in playoffs
February 18 -- Coyotes tie Knights 4-4, increasing likelihood they'll see each other in playoffs
February 14 -- Coyotes clinch first place with shutout win Saturday, but end nine-game winning streak with loss Monday
February 13 -- Coyote nine-game winning streak ends as Steam wins 6-4 on Monday
February 11 -- Coyotes clinch division first place, shutting out Kelowna 2-0
February 11 -- Friday night 4-1 victory over Summerland all but guarantees first-place finish for Coyotes
February 4 -- Coyote wins on Saturday and Wednesday over bottom-place teams were surprisingly tight
February 2 -- Coyotes narrowly beat Princeton with goal in final minute

January 31 -- Coyotes handily beat Sicamous after squeaking out nail-biter win over Summerland
January 24 -- Coyotes eke out two narrow weekend wins to maintain first place in division
January 17 -- Coyotes shut out Princeton twice, suffer defeat by Summerland after rough start
January 13 -- Coyotes lose 4-3 to Steam as game gets off to a bad start
January 12 -- Coyotes shut out Princeton once again
January 10 -- Coyotes squeak out overtime win over Wranglers after previous night's loss to Heat
January 4 -- Aitken earns second shutout in a row as Coyotes pound Knights 7-0
January 3 -- Two wins in a row keep Coyotes comfortably in first place

December 28 -- Coyotes recover from third-period stumble to beat Kelowna 6-4
December 23 -- Repole's Hot Hand keeps Coyotes a Top Five team in the Kootenay League  NCR
December 20 -- Coyotes shut out Princeton, vault to top spot in KIJHL
December 13 -- Coyotes land two resounding weekend wins after losing in overtime last Wednesday
December 7 -- Coyotes blow two-goal lead to lose 3-2 in overtime
December 6 -- Coyotes welcome returning veterans in bid to build playoff ready team
December 6 -- Coyotes land dramatic come-from-behind overtime win over Wranglers

November 29 -- Coyotes turn it on to complete important comeback victory over Steam
November 24 -- Prince Rupert's Judd Repole keeping to torrid scoring pace in KIJHL NCR
November 23 -- Five-game win streak has Coyotes back in first place in KIJHL division
November 16 -- Coyotes return to the win column with two big wins on the weekend
November 8 -- Summerland exacts revenge on Osoyoos winning 7-2 in Coyotes' second loss of the weekend
November 2 -- Judd Repole off to hot start in KIJHL
November 1 -- Pair of wins over Kelowna vaults Coyotes into first place

October 25 -- Judd Repole off to fast start with Osoyoos of the Kootenay League NCR
October 24 -- Coyotes suffer humiliating 5-3 loss to bottom feeding Princeton after beating division leading Summerland 5-1
October 22 -- Solid Coyote power play humiliates Summerland 5-1
October 18 -- Roseboom, Aitken help Coyotes to 4-0 win over Knights
October 15 -- Coyotes lose 6-4 to Chase, despite return of star player Roseboom
October 11 -- Coyotes follow first loss of season with resounding 8-0 win over Princeton
October 3 -- Coyotes skate circles around Eagles, winning 8-0 in badly matched game

September 27 -- Coyotes proving they have another strong club as they extend win streak to five games
September 20 -- Coyotes extend win streak to three games with two weekend victories
September 14-- Coyotes off to a great start with 5-2 win over Revelstoke

In the Vancouver Island Junior League/Peace Junior League

Oceanside Generals
David Smith, D --        GP 10 -- G 1, A 1  PTS 2
Generals Stats page

David Smith was traded to Fort St. John Huskies of the Peace Junior League in October

Fort St. John Huskies
David Smith, D --        GP 25 -- G 0, A 3  PTS 3
Huskies Stats Page


February 20 -- Huskies trounce Vipers 8-1, advance to semi-finals
January 25 -- Huskies split weekend matches against Fairview and Sexsmith
January 11 -- Third period comeback not enough to push Huskies past Canucks

December 12 -- Huskies beat GP 5-4, sees Beaverlodge rematch cancelled
December 8 -- Huskies fill the bus and deliver 27,000 lbs of food
December 4 -- Huskies devour Blades 21-2

November 27 -- Huskies split weekend tilt with Navigators
November 14 -- Huskies lose heartbreaker Saturday, beat up on Beaverlodge on Sunday
November 9 -- Huskies home for important three game stand
November 5 -- Huskies route Blades
November 1 -- Huskies prep for seven home games in November

October 28 -- Generals shake up roster with three trades
October 20 -- Generals fall flat in pair of home losses
October 13 -- Generals' G.M. moves into new role with club
October 13 -- Generals still in the pink
October 11 -- Generals forced to settle for well-played split
October 4 -- Generals lose momentum, then game

September 29 -- Gens' goalie named VIJHL Player of Week
September 27 -- Generals fall 4-2 in Campbell River
September 20 -- Generals outlast Comox for first home win
September 15 -- Generals top Westshore 5-4 for first win
September 13 -- Wolves spoil Generals' home debut
September 8 -- Generals set for home opener Saturday


For other communities of the Northwest, the list is a growing one as players take to the ice in the top tier of Junior Hockey in Canada, as well as for teams in other Junior Leagues and the CIS, the list of those players to watch can be reviewed below, listed by their home towns:


Players from Terrace
Stats as of March 3, 2017

Chase Heat KIJHL

Brett Alexander, F --   Stats Page 

Osoyoos Coyotes KIJHL

Colin Bell, LW/C --           Stats Page 
Carter Shannon, RW --     Stats Page    
Sam Reinbolt, LW --          Stats Page 
Connor Onstein, RW --      Stats Page  
Hunter Johnson, LW --      Stats Page 

Princeton Posse KIJHL

Tanner Braid, D --    Stats Page

100 Mile House Wrangles KIJHL

Nick Nordstrom, D --  Stats Page
Austin Turner, F --      Stats Page  


Players from Kitimat
Stats as of March 3, 2017

Prince George Cougars -  WHL Junior A

Justin Almeida, C --    Stats Page

Castelgar Rebels KIJHL

Jacob Boston, D --  Stats Page 

University of Calgary Dinosaurs Women's Team - CIS

Kelsey Roberts, G --        Stats Page

Brock University Badgers  Men's Team -- CIS

Skylar Pacheco, D -        Stats Page


Players from Smithers
Stats as of March 3, 2017

Trail Smoke Eaters  BCJHL

Luke Santerno F --   Stats Page

Grand Forks Border Bruins KIJHL

Rylan Smaha-Muir D -- Stats Page

Golden Rockets KIJHL

Owen Sikkes G --    Stats Page

100 Mile House Wranglers  KIJHL

Stephen Egan, F --    Stats Page 
Riley Colsh , F --       Stats Page 
Kevin Fillier, D --      Stats Page 
Mitch Turko, F --      Stats Page 

Oceanside Generals VIJHL

Bobby Jo Love, F --    Stats Page

Mount Royal Cougars -- CIS

Bill Marshall, D --       Stats Page


Players from The Hazeltons 
Stats as of March 3, 2017

Chase Heat KIJHL

Zak Larson G, --    Stats Page

100 Mile House Wranglers  KIJHL

Frazer Dodd, F --   Stats Page  
Liam Dodd, D  --    Stats Page   


Players from Fort St. James
Stats as of March 3, 2017

Tri-City Americans WHL

Austin Playfair, C --  Stats Page 

Dalhousie Tigers CIS

Jackson Playfair, F -     Stats Page

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