9:51 AM EDT, Wed May 27, 2015
The Province 13 hours ago
Kuzma: Canucks show interest in Bartkowski

Kuzma: Canucks show interest in Bartkowski

Jim Benning and John Weisbrod have maintained a level of interest in Matt Bartkowski for obvious reasons. The unrestricted free agent defenceman has been on the management radar because of a past association with the Boston Bruins — Benning as assistant general manager and Weisbrod as director of collegiate scouting — and the blue-liner being a possible future roster fit for the Vancouver Canucks.

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The Province 14 hours ago
Seattle arena investor Chris Hansen says no hockey-first offer has come forward

Seattle arena investor Chris Hansen says no hockey-first offer has come forward

SEATTLE - Throughout the process, Seattle arena investor Chris Hansen has remained open to the idea of a hockey team being the first tenant for a proposed facility in the city's stadium district even if his focus is on basketball.

Early odds on 2015/16: Canucks make the playoffs!

There’s plenty of chatter out there about how the Pacific Division will evolve over the next year or two, and lots of that chatter has centred on the evolution not being all that kind to the Canucks. Well, Bodog released …
The Province May 25, 2015
Comets 2 Griffins 1: Jensen tallies to help Comets claim Game 1 of AHL Western Conference final

Comets 2 Griffins 1: Jensen tallies to help Comets claim Game 1 of AHL Western Conference final

The Utica Comets held the high-powered Grand Rapids Griffins offense to just one goal, just the second time that feat has been accomplished this postseason, and claimed a 2-1 Game 1 victory at The Utica Memorial Auditorium Sunday night.
The Province May 24, 2015
Jamieson: Desire to get younger on the fly means Benning faces tough blueline juggling act

Jamieson: Desire to get younger on the fly means Benning faces tough blueline juggling act

There’s a logjam on the Canucks’ blue-line. It’s another one of those juggling acts that GM Jim Benning must manage as the Canucks try to tread that tricky line between getting younger on the fly while remaining relevant as a playoff contender.
The Province May 24, 2015
Jamieson: If Canucks move a defenceman out, who do you bring in?

Jamieson: If Canucks move a defenceman out, who do you bring in?

In a sobering six-game loss to the Flames, the Canucks defence looked like a group that needs to get younger, faster and more able to generate offence. That’s not a transition that happens overnight, but the right moves through free agency and/or trade can hasten the process.
Vancouver Sun May 21, 2015
Iain MacIntyre: Questions for Canucks GM Jim Benning

Iain MacIntyre: Questions for Canucks GM Jim Benning

At least one of Jim Benning’s hockey teams is still playing. The Vancouver Canucks’ general manager watched his farm team, the Utica Comets, advance in the Calder Cup playoffs Wednesday with a 1-0 Game 7 win against Oklahoma City. While waiting for the American Hockey League’s Western Conference final to start Sunday against Grand Rapids, Benning spoke to Sun columnist Iain MacIntyre about growth on the farm.

Province Sports Radio: Talkin’ Comets in the AHL Western Final

Travis Green's men have roared along all season and see the Grand Rapids Griffins standing between them and the Calder Cup final. Can they get there? How did they get here? John Pitarresi of the Utica Observer Dispatch joins Patrick Johnston to look at the Canucks farm team.

Young Stars, and maybe Connor McDavid, back in Penticton

It’s officially still called the Young Stars Classic, but this year’s edition just might turn into the Connor McDavid show. The Vancouver Canucks announced Thursday that the annual event will return to the South Okanagan Events Centre in Penticton for the fifth time. The tourney, which features the prospects of the Canucks, Edmonton Oilers, Calgary Flames and Winnipeg Jets, goes Sept. 11-14. And if McDavid — certain to be selected first overall by the Oilers ...

Will McDavid be there? Canucks taking Young Stars Classic back to Penticton

For the fifth year in a row, the Canucks will host their popular Young Stars Classic at Penticton’s South Okanagan Events Centre in mid September. This year’s classic will feature prospects from the Winnipeg Jets, the Calgary Flames and the …
Winnipeg Sun May 21, 2015
Jets heading back to YoungStars Classic

Jets heading back to YoungStars Classic

The Winnipeg Jets are one of four teams participating in the 2015 Young Stars Classic, the annual prospects tournament hosted by the Vancouver Canucks.
The Province May 20, 2015
Botchford: Canucks sure could use former Giant Cody Franson

Botchford: Canucks sure could use former Giant Cody Franson

Lost in that final playoff game as the Canucks blew a three-goal lead was their defence. Literally.

Canucks to hold training camp in Prince George

The Canucks will hold their 2015 training camp in Prince George. The camp, for veterans and prospects who have been invited, will go from Sept. 17 to 20. Players will report to Rogers Arena on Sept. 17 for medicals and …
Vancouver Sun May 20, 2015
Canucks confirm Prince George as 2015 training camp host

Canucks confirm Prince George as 2015 training camp host

The Vancouver Canucks confirmed today that Prince George will host the National Hockey League team’s training camp over three days in mid-September.
Vancouver Sun May 19, 2015
Canucks heading north for training camp

Canucks heading north for training camp

The Vancouver Canucks are expected to announce Wednesday morning that their September training camp will be held at the CN Centre in Prince George.

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