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BWC Alum Sarah Potomak named to Canada's National Development Team

BWC alum and current Gophers redshirt junior Sarah Potomak has been named to Canada's National Women's Development Team that will compete in the upcoming three-game series against the United States occurring this week at the Markin MacPhail Center in Calgary, Alberta. Hockey Canada announced its 22-player roster following the Team Canada Summer Showcase.

As part of the Team Canada Summer Showcase, a total of 92 players were invited to attend two camps for the National Women's Development Team and the National Women's Under-18 Team involving on- and off-ice training, classroom sessions, and fitness testing. The National Women's Development Team camp also included games against Japan's national women's team and a team of U SPORTS all-stars. Potomak recorded four points (2g-2a) in four games during the Summer Showcase.

BWC Alum Sasha Mutala wins gold with Team Canada

Edmonton, Alta. – BWC Alum and current Tri-City Americans forward Sasha Mutala and Team Canada captured first place at the 2018 Hlinka Gretzky Cup at Rogers Palace today. The gold medal game ended in a 6-2 victory for Canada over Sweden.

Alexis Lafrenière (Rimouski Océanic) and Mutala both scored twice while goaltender Taylor Gauthier (Prince George Cougars) stopped all 16 shots he faced in a relief appearance as Canada captured its 22nd gold finish at the event.

Rascals Learn to Play

Learn to play hockey at the home of Barzal, Nugent-Hopkins, Ronning. Our Rascals learn to play program is the largest in Western Canada. We focus on Fun, Friends, and Confidence. For more info: …

BWC's Mat Barzal wins Rookie of the Year!

BWC Alum Cliff Ronning Inducted into BC Sports Hall of Fame

Being inducted into the B.C. Sports Hall of Fame means a lot to Ronning, who at 5-foot-8 and 170 pounds had to scrap his whole life for on-ice acceptance.

“It’s not something you set out to do,” Ronning said. “You grow up playing hockey in the streets of B.C., to be inducted into the B.C. Sports Hall of Fame means a lot. I never expected it, but it’s sure an honour to be a part of it, to join so many other athletes.”

Five feet and eight inches weren’t the only numbers that stood out in Ronning’s hockey career.

There were the 483 points he racked up in three junior seasons with the New Westminster Bruins; his six productive Canucks seasons in which he averaged 25 goals per 82 games; 18 NHL seasons in all; and Ronning is still the all-time leading Canadian scorer in international play (72-79-151 in 97 games).

Yet the first memory that springs to his mind is the Canadian midget championship, which his Burnaby Winter Club team won in 1982 in Victoria. They beat Ste-Foy, Que., who were led by a goalie named Patrick Roy. In a tournament that included the likes of future NHL stars Wendel Clark, Sylvain Cote, Russ Courtnall and Tony Hrkac, Ronning led the event in scoring and was named MVP.

“There are a lot of memories looking back and winning the Air Canada Cup was one,” he said. “We only had nine players left, everyone else was hurt.

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Ty Ronning is WHL Humanitarian of the Year!

PeeWee A1 win Provincial Title!

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.”

BWC Hockey School Aug 27-31st

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BWC Skills Camp Aug 20-24th

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Alum Ty Ronning scored his 60th goal with Vancouver Giants!

BWC Hockey Pool Results

BWC Hockey Pool above

Dante Fabbro's Gold Medal from the WJC

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The Concussion Awareness Training Tool (CATT) is a required certification for all Team Officials to have completed before participation in any practice or games.

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2018-2019 BWC TEAM LIST

Rob Blankstein- MHA Chair 

Terry Shein - General Manager 

Maco Balkovec - Hockey Director 
Initiation Hockey
 Divisional Manager Roxanne Reid
Hockey 2 

Joe Saloustros- Head Coach C1 

- Head Coach C2


Hockey 3 
Joe Saloustros- Head Coach C1

Dale Isfeld-Head Coach C2

Hockey 4 
Ryan Robinson - Head Coach C1
Brad Reynolds  - Head Coach C2
Doug Macdonald- Head Coach C3

Divisional Manager: Derrick Usher
Darcy Pinch - Head Coach A1
Robert Ginnetti- Head Coach A2
Mason Malkowich- Head Coach A3
Kyle Melanson- Head Coach A4
Rory Manning - Head Coach A5

Divisional Manager: Sheldon Evers and Megumi Mizuno
Bill Hunt - Head Coach A1 
Angelo Scigliano - Head Coach A2
John Macdonald - Head Coach A3

Bryan Kim - Head Coach A4 

- Head Coach A5


Divisional Manager: Scott Ashton

Sinclair Kim - Head Coach A1 

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