Hockey Canada Road to the 2017 Esso Cup 2017-02-21T21:00:00.000000Z Two-time defending SFMAAAHL and West Region champions, the Saskatoon Stars cruised through the regular season, closing with 14 consecutive wins – only one of them by less than three goals – and a 14-point cushion over second-place Prince Albert. Road to the 2017 Esso Cup 2017-02-21T18:00:00.000000Z The Mid Isle Wildcats ran away from the field early in the PEIFMAAAHL season, rolling through the first half of their schedule without a loss, posting 12 consecutive wins to give them a lead they would never relinquish. Road to the 2017 TELUS Cup 2017-02-21T17:00:00.000000Z It was a two-team race atop the AMHL, with the Calgary Buffaloes outlasting the Foothills Bisons by just a single point. The Buffaloes slumped to three losses in four games in mid-December, but reeled off an 8-1-2 run in their last 11 games, including a 5-2 win over the Bisons on Feb. 1 that put Cal... Road to the 2017 TELUS Cup 2017-02-17T22:00:00.000000Z Simply dominant. The St. John’s Maple Leafs made it three-consecutive regular-season titles in the NLMMHL with a one-sided run through their 32-game schedule. The Maple Leafs posted a ridiculous +95 differential, scoring 152 goals (30 more than any other team) while allowing only 57 (62 less than an... Golden girls highlight Esso Cup banquet 2017-02-16T20:00:00.000000Z Jennifer Botterill and Sami Jo Small have been announced as guest speakers for the awards banquet at the 2017 Esso Cup. The banquet is scheduled for the morning of Friday, April 28 at the Access Event Centre. Hawks ready for postseason push 2017-02-16T14:00:00.000000Z The 2017 Esso Cup hosts hit a few bumps in the road to end the regular season, dropping three of their last five games. But the Hawks finished with a 20-6-2 record, good enough for second place in the Manitoba Female Midget Hockey League, setting up a first-round series with the seventh-place Centra... Road to the 2017 TELUS Cup 2017-02-15T22:00:00.000000Z The last Quebec team to win the TELUS Cup (in 2001, when they were known as the Gouverneurs de Ste-Foy), the Blizzard du Séminaire Saint-François did just about everything well this season to finish atop the LHMAAAQ. Road to the 2017 Esso Cup 2017-02-15T21:00:00.000000Z The Pembina Valley Hawks are the Esso Cup hosts and got most of the attention in the MFMHL this season, but it was the Westman Wildcats who topped the regular-season standings thanks in large part to a season-ending 18-game winning streak. Road to the 2017 TELUS Cup 2017-02-15T13:00:00.000000Z The Markham Waxers started and finished strong in the ETA, opening the season without a loss in 10 games, and closing on a 16-game unbeaten run. The countdown is on 2017-02-13T14:00:00.000000Z Today marks exactly 365 days until the men’s hockey tournament begins at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games, and 365 days until Canada begins its quest for a third-consecutive gold medal.