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BWC Skill Development Camp (Monday, August 29- Friday, September 2)

We are once again offering a tremendous opportunity for our members to get ready for the season and improve in all areas of their hockey skills.  Groups will be age based (Atom and PeeWee) and divided by skill level to increase pace and development.  Each player will get 2 hours of ice each day, 1 hour of dryland training, and a lunch.  

This camp will feature morning ice with BWC skill coaches Leland Mack and Jordie Armon-Jones. These are two of the preeminent skill developers in BC. 

Dryland training will be led by Adam Nugent-Hopkins, he will use a combination of age appropriate activities that focus on speed, power, and agility. 

The afternoon sessions will be run by Director of Hockey Operations Maco Balkovec, and BWC Prep Coach Josh Bonar along with BWC coaches, Bobby Ginnetti, Denis Semenov and Kevin Wright.  These sessions will feature station based skills, small area games, and position specific drills to get players ready for their season.        

This camp runs from Aug. 29-Sept 2 (5 days). 

Cost for the camp is $400.



Ice Times



Pick up

Atom Group 1


945-1045am & 130-230pm




Atom Group 2


11-12pm & 245-345pm












830-930am & 1215-115pm




Register here:


Tryout schedule for 2016-2017

The schedule for tryouts has been posted on our website. Members can access the information here: or click on the MEMBERS tab at the top of the page.
Chose the corresponding division for dates and times.

BWC Alum Dante Fabbro was chosen 17th overall by the Nashville Predators in the 2017 NHL Draft

BWC Alum Ty Ronning was chosen 201st overall by the New York Rangers in the 2017 NHL Draft

Bantam AAA Camp at BWC

John Batchelor, Head Coach of the BWC Bantam AAA Program is again hosting a BWC Bantam Division Conditioning Camp for the 2002-2003 age groups in August.
Camp Description 
The Conditioning Camp runs for 2 weeks (Monday to Friday) from August 8-12 and Aug 15-19, 2016. It will include six(6) 1 hour dry-land session and ten(10) 1 1/4 hour ice session every day. The camp will consist of 2 balanced groups alternating an early start to a later session from the first week to the second week. The conditioning camp starts the first week at 2:15PM for group 1 and then 3:45PM for group 2 on these dates for the hour dry-land session followed by a 1 hour ¼ ice session starting promptly at a 3:45PM skate and second later at 5:15PM. The second week of camp sessions move out dry-land starting at 4:00pm & 5:30pm with ice sessions at 5:30 – 6:45pm and 7:00 – 8:15pm consecutively. The cost for these 6 dry-land and 10 on-ice sessions is $425.00 for the Camp.
All BWC 2002 and 2003 Bantam Players that are active MEMBERS in good standing are welcome to attend. It will be fun while a good start in preparing for the Hockey season ahead. Typically, we see various BWC Alumni who participate prior to their professional camps who give back to the BWC Bantam AAA team. Such as: Landon Ferraro, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Curtis McKenzie, Mathew Barzal and Dante Fabbro.

Please register with Dan Melanson at or 604-220-3535.

Note that space is limited for these camps for both skaters and goalies. We will be handling registration on a “First come, first serve” basis.
We are declaring this Conditioning Camp early in order to accommodate family planning and the busy schedules at the end of summer. We are looking forward to a super start to the 2016-2017 PCAHA Hockey Season and the opportunity for getting better prepared for another super hockey year. We look forward to meeting all the interested participants in August.

9 BWC Bantams Taken in WHL Draft

It was a great day for BWC Hockey as a record 9 Bantam players were taken in the WHL Draft including 2 in the first round. 8 players selected played on the Western Canadian Champion Bantam A1 team and 1 player played on the Bantam A2 team. Here are the players selected:

  1. 6th- Sasha Mutala - Tri-City Americans
  2. 15th - Massimo Rizzo- Kamloops Blazers
  3. 34th - Henrik Rybinski - Medicine Hat Tigers
  4. 106th - Josh O'Keefe - Moose Jaw Warriors
  5. 122nd - Alek Sukunda - Moose Jaw Warriors
  6. 132nd - Elan Bar-Lev-Wise - Victoria Royals
  7. 135th - Ryan Denney - Saskatoon Blades
  8. 144th - Juliano Santalucia - Calgary Hitmen
  9. 154th - Isaac Alvarado - Victoria Royals

Congrats to these young men, their families, and their coaches for all their hard work and dedication!

Bantam A1s are Western Canadian Champions!

Pee Wee A1 Provincial Champions!

Congrats to our Atom A2s on winning the Presidents Series

PeeWee A2s are back to back champs! Going to Provincials!

History was made Sunday as our Atom A5s became the 1st A5 team to qualify for Final Fours! Congrats to them!

Enjoy the journey

Enjoy the Journey

There are 3 times when we can help our child’s performance and create great memories:

Before the game

During the game

After the game

Before the first game of the season 

Ask yourself the following questions:

  1. Why do I want my child to play hockey?
  2. What goals do I have for him/her?
  3. If there are roles, what role do I want them to play?
  4. How will I decide if it’s a successful season?

Then ask you child the same questions.

  1. Why are you playing hockey?
  2. What goals do you have?
  3. What do you think your role will be on the team?
  4. What is a successful season?

If your child’s answers are the same as yours, then great! If they’re not, then drop yours and accept theirs.  They are the ones playing hockey.

The reality is that 75% of kids are out of organized sports by age 13.  Why? The majority cites parental expectations and behaviour as the number one cause.

So “release them to the game.”  Let this activity be theirs.  Let them control it.  Let this be the risk that they take to learn their life lessons: how to succeed on your own, how to deal with mistakes, how to talk to their boss etc.  Empower them to become the very people we all know and hope they can be.

How do you know if you’re not “releasing” them?

You continue to share the credit when things go well. “We won.” No, they won.

You find yourself trying to solve all the problems that come up during the season. Let children learn how to deal with this on their own.

You catch yourself yelling at an official during the game.

You try to continue to coach them when they know more about the sport than you do. 

They try to avoid you after the game, or they’re embarrassed by your involvement.

During the game

Be there. Or miss some, let them bring back to you what they thought was important.

Model appropriate behaviour.  If 90% of parents think spectator behaviour is a problem, but 99% say it’s not me, then who is it?

One instructional voice. This is the voice of the coach.  Kids find it very confusing when they hear multiple voices.  Encouraging is OK.

Focus on the team.  Watch both teams play; don’t just focus on your child.

Choose one role. There are 4 roles, player, coach, referee, and spectator.  Everyone gets to be one of these. One.

After the game

When kids are asked about their worst memories from athletics, the most consistent answer is the car ride home.

Here’s how to make that car ride home a positive:

Save your analysis. Don’t analyze their play, the referees, their teammates, the coaching, etc.

Give your athlete time and space. Kids need time and space to recover. Some may need an hour, others need a week.

Be a confidence builder.  What can you say to do that? 5 simple words after every game: “I love watching you play.”

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2016 -2017 BWC TEAM LIST

Rob Blankstein- MHA Chair 

Terry Shein - General Manager 

Maco Balkovec - Hockey Director 
Initiation Hockey
Divisional Manager - Ravinder Gill
Hockey 2 

Joe Saloustros- Head Coach C1 

Hockey 3 
Saylor Preston- Head Coach C1
Hockey 4 
Burt Henderson - Head Coach C1
Brad Reynolds  - Head Coach C2
James Sullivan- Head Coach C3

Divisional Manager: Sheldon Evers and Megumi Mizuno
Curtis Fraser - Head Coach A1
Robert Ginnetti- Head Coach A2
Joe Saloustros- Head Coach A3
Glenn Jeffrey- Head Coach A4
Jeff Scheffel- Head Coach A5

Divisional Manager: Derek Usher
Bill Hunt - Head Coach A1 
Brad Reynolds- Head Coach A2
Mitch Fyffe- Head Coach A3
Bryan Kim- Head Coach A4

Divisional Manager:  Glenn Jeffrey
John Batchelor - Head Coach A1 
Kevin Batchelor- Head Coach A2
Denis Semenov- Head Coach A3

Cleve Astle - Head Coach A1


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