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BC Major Midget League Profile Canadian Junior Hockey News

Published: Sunday, 11 Nov 2018  
By: Clifford Hofferd, The NGP Blog


The British Columbia Major Midget League is the top Midget Tier 1 league in the province. There are 11 teams stretching from Prince George to Trail and Vancouver Island. The players range from 15 to 17 years old and the league has produced some very notable alumni including Stanley Cup winner Brett Connoley. The teams are as follows.

The Cariboo Cougars play their home games in the Kin 1 of the Kin Centre Arenas. The ice surface is Olympic Size as Kin 1 was rebuilt in order to host events for the 2015 Canada Winter Games. The Cougars were league champions in 2017 but came in sixth place at the Telus Cup. The team currently sits in fourth place.
   
The South Island Royals play their home games at Pearkes Recreation Centre on the Gold Rink. The team currently sits in last place having only won two games this season. Pearkes is part of a rec complex that has a second rink and a small public library attached to it.
          
The Kootenay Ice (not to be confused with the WHL team of the same name) play their home games at Cominco Arena in Trail. The arena also hosts the Trail Smoke Eaters of the BCHL and was opened in 1949. The team currently sits in ninth place with only 3 wins. 
          
The Okanagan Rockets play their games at the Capital News Centre in Kelowna. The centre is a multipurpose sports complex with two ice rinks, two indoor artificial turf fields and an indoor walking track. The team currently sits in second place.
          
The Thompson Blazers play their games in the Sandman Centre in Kamloops. They share the arena with the Kamloops Blazers and currently sit in 5th place. The Valley West Giants play their games in the Langley Events Centre. The Events Centre is a massive sports complex with a 5,000 seat arena, 3 basketball courts and a large field house for gymnastics. They currently sit in eighth place.
          
The North Island Silvertips play their home games at the Nanaimo Ice Center rink 1. The Centre has two NHL size ice rinks. The team currently sits in tenth place. The Vancouver North East Chiefs play their home games at the Burnaby 8 Rinks. The complex contains six NHL regulation rinks as well as 1 dedicated figure skating rink and one indoor soccer field.
          
The Vancouver North West Hawks play their home games at the North Shore Winter Club on the main rink. The North Shore Winter Club contains three ice rinks, eleven tennis courts, two outdoor pools, a state of the art fitness centre and a group fitness studio. The team currently sits in seventh place.
          
The Greater Vancouver Canadians play their home games at the Richmond Olympic Oval. The oval was constructed to host the Long Track Speed Skating events for the 2010 Winter Olympic Games. The venue has since been reconfigured to be a multipurpose rink. This includes two ice hockey rinks, two running tracks, a climbing wall and a rowing tank. There is also an area that can be configured to basketball, volleyball, indoor soccer and table tennis. The Canadians sit in sixth place.
          
The Fraser Valley Thunderbirds play their home games at the Abbotsford Recreation Centre. The rec centre has an Olympic size rink, a skating pond, swimming pool and various other facilities. The team currently sits in first place in the league. 

Author: Clifford Hofferd from The NGP Blog
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