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Throwback Thursday – Abbotsford Pilots

The Abbotsford Pilots originated as the Mission Pilots in 1975. While in Mission, the team did not win a league title and 13 years later in 1988, they moved down Highway 11 to Abbotsford. Abbotsford previously had a Junior A hockey team, the Abbotsford Flyers, who were named for the Abbotsford International Airshow, and the […]

Throwback Thursday – Ridge Meadows Flames

In 1972, the North Shore Winter Club applied to the West Coast Junior Hockey League, the predecessor of the Pacific Junior Hockey League, to start a a team of their own. They were denied entry into the league, and joined the North Island League for the season instead.  The NSWC team won the North Island […]

Sockeyes get season off to fast start

From the Richmond Sentinel, October 22, 2020 By Don Fennell   It’s a unique environment with no fans in the stands, but the Richmond Sockeyes are back playing hockey. And the perennial cup contenders again find themselves in a familiar place as the Pacific Junior Hockey League season (PJHL) gets underway—atop the standings. Under the […]

Throwback Thursday – Port Moody Panthers

The Port Moody Panthers originally joined the PJHL, previously known as the West Coast Junior Hockey League (WCJHL), in the late 1980s as the Port Coquitlam Buckeroos. Their logo was Looney Tunes character Yosemite Sam on skates. Their most notable season was in 2000-01, when the Buckeroos finished first in league play. They made it […]

City installs safety netting around Ladner Leisure Centre rink

From the Delta Optimist, October 16, 2020 By Mark Booth City installs safety netting around Ladner Leisure Centre rink The Ladner Leisure Centre is going to look a little different when the arena is re-opened to hockey and lacrosse fans. The city has installed safety netting above the glass of the entire playing surface. The […]

PJHL confirms season start date, announces cohorts

PJHL CONFIRMS SEASON START DATE AND ANNOUNCES COHORTS FOR THE FIRST HALF OF THE 2020-21 SEASON After many months of planning, the Pacific Junior Hockey League (PJHL) is set to return to the ice to begin regular game play for the 2020-21 season on October 15, 2020. Previously, the PJHL announced a soft start date […]

North Van Wolf Pack start over after dream season cut short by COVID-19

From the North Shore News, October 15, 2020  By Andy Prest North Van Wolf Pack start over after dream season cut short by COVID-19 Junior B team reloads after setting PJHL record for wins last year   How do you celebrate a championship that you never actually got a chance to win? That’s a lingering […]

PJHL hockey season starts for teams in four cohorts, no fans in stands

From the Surrey Now-Leader, October 15, 2020 By Tom Zillich PJHL hockey season starts for teams in four cohorts, no fans in stands ‘Our teams have put in a lot of work, getting us to this point’, says league commissioner Surrey Knights and White Rock Whalers are in the same cohort for the COVID-modified Pacific […]

PlayFullScreen and the PJHL announce broadcast adjustments

October 13, 2020 PlayFullScreen and the PJHL announce broadcast adjustments due to COVID-19: In partnership with the Pacific Junior Hockey League (PJHL), PlayFullScreen was tasked with retooling the broadcasts to make them some of the best in the country. Beginning in 2016, PlayFullScreen implemented vastly improved video resolution, higher production standards, and superior customer support. […]

Steelers announce leadership group

The Grandview Steelers are proud to announce the leadership group for the upcoming 2020-2021 Pacific Junior Hockey League season. The Steelers will have returning to the team: captain Michael Martino, and assistant captains Jameson Crawford and Jarod Yau. Also added to the [leadership] team are forward Jack Hamilton and defenseman Max Fookes. Forward Martino, who […]