NPHL NEWS ARCHIVED
Written and posted by Ken Connors of DiscoverThePeaceCountry.com

2019-2020 SEASON

ILLEGAL PLAYER FORFEITS GAME:
Grande Prairie Athletics Forfeit the game played on Friday, Dec. 6, 2019 for having an illegal player. The Athletics originally won the game 5-2 but that no longer stands.

NEW VIDEO: Featuring Braden Gamble of the Manning Comets making the saves in the 1st period in the game between the Comets and the Grande Prairie Athletics (January 18th, 2020) The Athletics did win by a slim margin of 2-1. VIEW VIDEO.

NEW Grimshaw Huskies VIDEO -
Posted Nov 25th, 2019 VIEW VIDEO
Featuring Chad Burns the Head Coach of the Huskies along with video of some of the Team in Action.

NEW Manning Comets VIDEO -
Posted Nov 10, 2019
Featuring Coach Greg Paschinuk who tells us a bit about the Manning Comets
VIEW VIDEO
THE HIGH PRAIRIE REGALS HAVE FOLDED - Posted Nov 6, 2019
It is now official. The High Prairie Regals have folded as they were having trouble getting players out and getting enough funding to go forward.
The leauge is now down to 5 teams.

HIGH PRAIRIE REGALS Fined $1000 - Sunday November 3, 2019
When the Regals played in Manning on November 2, 2019, they only came with 1 goalie and 5 skaters. As part of the NPHL regulations any team not having nine skaters and goalie is subject to a $1000 fine. It was only a few days previous to this that the team struggled to raise a few thousand dollars to pay off their last season fines to be allowed back into the league. On Satruday night,when one Regals skater was injured the format changed in the 2nd period to 4 on 4 hockey with straight time and when that period ended the game was called.

NEW Falher Pirates VIDEO - Posted Nov 3, 2019
Taylor Cote (Coach) and Pat Rowan (Captain) tells us a bit about the Falher Pirates VIEW VIDEO


Another NEW NPHL VIDEO - Has been posted Oct 30, 2019
Fight Video during Exhibition Game between Grande Prairie and Dawson Creek. VIEW VIDEO

Exhibition Game - Saturday October 26, 2019:
Dawson Creek Canucks 9 at Grande Prairie Athleltics 4
Not a friendly exhibition game as there were 2 fights that broke out in the first period.

SLIDE SHOW Pictures of one of the Goals for the Canucks VIEW SLIDE SHOW
NEW NPHL VIDEO - has been created featuring the Dawson Creek Canucks 2019-2020 Season VIEW VIDEO

NEW NPHL VIDEO -
featuring the Grande Prairie Athletics 2019-2020 has been added VIEW VIDEO
Joey Anderson Has Passed Away. October 21, 2019.
It was announced on the Regals Facebook page on October 21, 2019, that Joey Anderson passed away. He was involved with baseball and NPHL for many years. Recent records showed he played with the Lakeland Eagles (2013-2014), Valleyview Jets (2016-2017) and most recently with the High Prairie Regals in the 2017-2018 season.

Jimmy McLean is back! October 20, 2019.
Age is not stopping Jimmy McLean from doing what he loves. At 78 years old he returns as coach of the High Prairie Regals for the 2019-2010 Season. Trent Meyaard, Coach/Trainer of the 2018-2019 Regals is coaching the Midgets in High Prairie.
Dawson Creek Canucks Head Coach Chris Stevens Resigns - October 11, 2019: Faron Duthie will become the Head Coach for the 2019-2010 NPHL Season. Faron is a former Canuck and Spirit River Ranger. The Canucks GM is former Canucks goaltender, Lincoln Carriere.
Fort St John Flyer's request "One Years Absence from the NPHL" - Oct 8, 2019.
Fort St John Flyers’ president Paul van Nostrand issued a statement on behalf of the team. “Due to a lack of player availability for the upcoming 2019-20 season, the Fort St. John Senior Flyers Hockey Club regrettably announces they have requested a one-year leave of absence from the North Peace Hockey League. “This decision was not taken lightly and the entire Flyers organization is extremely disappointed with this development. “On behalf of the FSJ Senior Flyers Hockey Club, I offer my sincere apologies to all of our faithful fans, sponsors, volunteers and alumni who have stood by this storied team for over six decades.” NPHL President Jack McAvoy is proposing a 20-game schedule with the existing teams – twice at home and twice on the road. Division play will be scrapped. Due to the teams wishing at previous meetings that all teams qualify for the playoffs, McAvoy is proposing the playoff format is as follows: first and second place receive a bye while third plays sixth and fourth plays fifth is a best-of-five series. The semi-finals and final are best-of-seven with the higher seed receiving home ice advantage.

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