Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Northwest hockey talent takes to ice in many locations this year

Hockey is in full flight in a number of communities big and small 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 as their embark on their journey from many new hometowns.

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 three 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 Peace River Junior Leagues.

On Vancouver Island Reid Lindsay is in Campbell River, while Brady Ward is playing for the Selkirk College team in the BC Intercollegiate League.

A rising talent to watch for as well is Brett Fudger, who is playing Major Midget Hockey in Prince George and positioning himself nicely for the years ahead.

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
PJHL -- Peace Junior Hockey League
CIS -- Canadian University Sports
BCMML -- British Columbia Major Midget League


Players from Prince Rupert
Stats as of December 27, 2017

In the Kootenay Junior League 

Osoyoos Coyotes
Judd Repole, Left Wing, 

Regular Season -- GP 29 -- G 14, A 29  PTS 43
Coyotes Stats Page


December 19 -- Coyotes lose to Steam, then beat Princeton to regain tie for top spot in Okanagan Division
December 17 -- Coyotes take overtime thriller from visiting Posse
December 15 -- Coyotes battle Steam tonight for fists place in division
December 15 -- Steam ends Coyote streak at six, reclaims top spot
December 12 -- Two victories over Kamloops put Coyotes just shy of first place
December 10 -- Coyotes sweep 'home' pair in Quesnel
December 7 -- A Northwest hockey parents road trip ahead for Osoyoos Coyotes families  NCR
December 7 -- Yotes expecting 'home' support with pair of games in Quesnel
December 5 -- Three victories in a week give Coyotes hold on second place
December 2 -- Coyotes romp to 10-2 win over Chiefs

November 30 -- Allen makes most of return to Coyotes lineup
November 29 -- Coyotes defeat Chiefs 5-3 in first of two-game battle for second place
November 28 -- Coyotes bury Posee 8-0, but fall to Wranglers for third time
November 26 -- No third-time charm: Coyotes fail to solve Wranglers
November 25 -- Coyotes avenged: thump Posse 8-0 in Princeton
November 21 -- Coyotes beat Grizzlies 5-4 in overtime thriller
November 19 -- Coyotes drop Grizzlies in Sun Bowl OT thriller
November 14 -- Coyotes win two, lose one to hold onto third place in division
November 12 -- Coyotes stop Chiefs in Kelowna
November 11 -- 'Short handed' Coyotes drop visit in Princeton
November 9 -- Coyotes topple Knights in North Okanagan
November 7 -- Coyotes thwarted by hot Wrangler goalie despite outshooting opponents 42-29

October 31 -- Coyotes beat top and bottom teams in division to land in second place
October 28 -- Bell returns from fire duties to spark Coyotes
October 22 -- Coyotes stop Posse at Sun Bowl
October 18 -- Prince Rupert's Judd Repole picks up where he left off in Osoyoos  NCR
October 17 -- Coyotes beat division-leading Steam, but blow final minute with Wranglers
October 15 -- Johnson pots two as Coyotes stop Steam
October 10 -- Two wins and a tie in past week give Coyotes a needed boost 
October 7 -- Coyotes come back to tie Chiefs in Kelowna
October 4 -- Coyotes look to break-at home goose egg
October 4 -- Coyotes split pair of weekend games

September 30 -- Coyotes take first of tough two-game weekend set
September 29 -- Tough tests mark Coyotes' weekend
September 25 -- Coyotes rebound to 5-0 shutout win after disappointing 6-2 home ice loss
September 24 -- Coyotes salvage weekend split with win in Sicamous
September 23 -- Coyotes drop home opener to Kamloops
September 12 -- Off the ice and into the fire: Coyotes busy battling blazes
September 12 -- Coyotes split pair of games to kick off 2017-18 KIJHL season
September 5 -- Coyotes ready to play games for real as KIJHL season opens Friday in Chase

August 31 -- Coyotes ramp up pre-season with Summerland matches
August 29 -- Coyotes trim roster with 2017-18 season one week from starting up
August 26 -- Coyotes host Posse in exhibition opener
August 24 -- Coyotes renew elusive chase for KIJHL post-season glory
August 15 -- Coyotes have unfinished business heading into new KIJHL season


In the Peace Junior League

Fort St.John Huskies
David Smith, Defence     

Regular Season --  GP 4 -- G 0, A 0  PTS 0

Huskies Stats Page


October 15 -- Fort St. John Huskies lose first game of the season
October 13 -- Huskies look as good as the Leafs
October 12 -- Huskies undefeated, ready for Canucks rivalry
October 12 -- Huskies look to remain undefeated this weekend
October 8 -- Huskies remain perfect after defeating JDA County Kings Saturday night
October 7 -- Huskies victorious in home opener versus Beaverlodge
October 4 -- Huskies prepare for two home games this weekend
October 2 -- Huskies open the season with a victory over Vipers

September 30 -- Huskies start the season with a win
September 27 -- Huskies dominate exhibition series agains Canadiens
September 25 -- Huskies sweep weekend series versus St. Paul
September 18 -- Huskies hosting the St. Paul Canadians this weekend
September 6 -- Huskies' camp competitive


In the Vancouver Island Junior League

Campbell River Storm (VIJHL)
Reid Lindsay, Defence

Regular Season --  GP 31 -- G 5, A 6  PTS 11

Storm Stats Page


October 4 -- Campbell River Storm lose to Buccaneers Friday and tie Parksville on Saturday

September 28 -- Storm remain atop the league with dominating win over Islanders
September 26 -- New Campbell River Storm captain wants to lead by example
September 12 -- Campbell River Storm announce behind the scenes changes
September 9 -- Campbell River Storm post two wins in two nights

August 28 -- Campbell River Storm off to hot start in preseason action


In BC Major Midget Hockey

Cariboo Cougars 
Brett Fudger, Forward

Regular Season -- GP 23 -- G 6, A 7,  PTS 13

Cougars Stats Page


October 16 -- Prince Rupert's Brett Fudger gains rave reviews for fast start in Major Midget Hockey  NCR
October 15 -- Cariboo Cats reel off pair of convincing wins
October 15 -- Fudger's breakout weekend helps Cariboo Cougars sweep North Island
October 15 -- Cariboo Cougars extend unbeaten streak to six with win over North Island


University Hockey

Selkirk College Saints  -- BC IHL
Brady Ward, Forward  

Regular Season -- GP 12-- G 2,   A 1,  PTS 3

Saints Stats Page


October 16 -- Selkirk College Saints Alumni Return for weekend tilt
October 14 -- McPhail's hat trick leads Saints in shutout win over Eastern Washington
October 11 -- SFU hockey lose one, win another over Thanksgiving weekend
October 10 -- Selkirk College Saints ramped up for regular season
October 10 -- Calvin, McPhail exhibit immediate chemistry for Saints in opener
October 6 -- Selkirk rallies from slow start to pick up win over SFU in home opener
October 3 -- Selkirk College Saints set for regular season


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 Canadian University and College hockey.

The list of those players to watch can be reviewed below, listed by their home towns:


Players from Terrace
Stats as of December 27, 2017

Chase Heat KIJHL

Brett Alexander, F --   Stats Page 

Grand Forks Border Bruins

Gianni Cormano, 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 
Brandon Onstein, LW --     Stats Page
Greg Kenndy, Defence --    Stats Page
Nick Nordstrom, Defence -- Stats Page

100 Mile House Wrangles KIJHL

Kyle Lindstrom, Left Wing -- Stats Page 

University of Victoria -- BC IHL

Henry Hart, Defence -- Stats Page


Players from Kitimat
Stats as of December 27, 2017

Moose Jaw Warriors -  WHL Junior A

Justin Almeida, C -- Stats Page

Castlegar Rebels - KIJHL

Jacob Boston, D --  Stats Page

Sicamous Eagles - KIJHL

Jordan Sheasgreen, F -- 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 December 27, 2017

Grand Forks Border Bruins KIJHL

Rylan Smaha-Muir D -- Stats Page

Golden Rockets KIJHL

Owen Sikkes G --    Stats Page

100 Mile House Wranglers  KIJHL

Kevin Fillier, D --      Stats Page 
Ethan Tucker, F --    Stats Page
Frazer Dodd, F --      Stats Page

Vancouver Island University Mariners -- BC IHL

Stephan Egan, F --      Stats Page


Players from Houston
Stats as of December 27, 2017

Prince George Cougars -  WHL Junior A

Josh Maser, LW -- Stats Page

Nanaimo Clippers -- BCJHL

Tyler Maser, RW -- Stats Page


Players from The Hazeltons 
Stats as of December 27, 2017

Fernie Ghostriders KIJHL

Zak Larson G, --    Stats Page

100 Mile House Wranglers  KIJHL

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


Players from Fort St. James
Stats as of December 27, 2017

North Okanagan Knights -- KIJHL

Jett Saharchuk, C -- Stats Page

Dalhousie Tigers CIS

Jackson Playfair, F -     Stats Page


Players from Buns Lake
Stats as of December 27, 2017

Fort St. John Huskies

 Shawn Wilson F -- Stats page

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