Johnson Joins Seawolves

From OHA to UAA, Tanner Johnson has become the 12th member of the 2013-14 Rivermen roster to secure an NCAA Division I scholarship. It’s been a steady rise in fortunes for the Castlegar native who finished the 2011-12 season with the Okanagan Hockey Academy’s Midget Prep team.  The following season Johnson started the year with his…

Aldworth Rivermen Bound

For 18 year-old Thomas Aldworth, coming to play for the Rivermen will be a big new chapter in his hockey career. The native of Keller, Texas has already amassed quite the resume.  He played high school hockey at the prestigious Cushing Academy in Massachusetts before beginning his junior career in the USHL with the Tri-City…

Season to Remember in the Books

These kind of blog posts are never fun because it means the season is over, and earlier than hoped.  But it’s also fun to look back on what a great year it really was for the Rivermen. Coming into this season, my first full one in the BCHL, I knew there were high expectations for…

Just Like That It Ends

It was an exit the Rivermen thought would come much further down the road.  After finishing the regular season as the top team in the entire BCHL, the Riv knew they had the pieces in place for a long playoff run.  But it just wasn’t meant to be. Full credit to the Coquitlam Express who…

Monstrous Game 5 Keeps Riv Alive

It wasn’t just a win Thursday for the Rivermen who remain alive in the Mainland Division Final series, but it was a complete, 60 minute effort.  Outshooting the Express 51-26, the Riv didn’t give the Express much at all to look at in their zone either and were defensively solid. Will Cook proved again Thursday…

Thrilling Game With Tough Finish

The Rivermen now find themselves with no more games to spare as Coquitlam took game 4, 5-3, and now lead the best-of-seven Mainland Division Final 3-1. But that’s the key right there: Best-of-seven. The Rivermen may find themselves in a hole and need to win the next three to advance, but it’s absolutely a doable…

Back With a Vengeance

The Rivermen made a statement Monday night in a complete game effort that saw an early lead built upon with no let up to earn a 5-0 shutout win over Coquitlam to cut into the Express’ series lead which is now 2-1 in the best-of-seven Mainland Division Final. After a quieter start to the series,…