2023-2023 NPHL SEASON Is Back!!
Friday October 14th, 2022: The 2022-2023 NPHL Season is OFFICIALLY BACK this year after the season was cancelled in the 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 due to the pandemic. There have been a number of changes in the executive as NPHL President Jack McAvoy retired after many years with the league and after the League Meeting (Wed Sept 28, 2022) Michael Mercredi has been appointed Commissioner taking on that position. Vice Commissioner is Treena Pasichnuk. It was also confirmed that the Spirit River Rangers, Valleyview Jets and Fort St John Flyers were back in the league this year.
I was just informed on the evening of Thursday Jan 12th, 11:32pm without any warning, as I was waiting for the gamesheet of Athletics and Jets (and after taking a 1,000 photos of the Jets that night)..... NO MORE GAME SHEETS WILL BE FORWARDED TO DiscoverThePeaceCountry.com FROM EACH TEAMS as per the league directive from the latest league meeting.
Because of this league decision, it will now END NPHL Game Summaries posted on DiscoverThePeaceCountry.com. Interesting to note that DiscoverThePeaceCountry.com has received over 50,000 views of just the NPHL info posted on DiscoverThePeaceCountry in the last 30 days.
I have volunteered up to 30 hours a week helping to promote the NPHL over the past 14 years but that has now forced me to rethink my coverage due to a recent unwelcome decision of the NPHL to not have the coaches send game sheets during or after each game. Some of the teams actually forwarded game sheets after each period so the writing and finding photos for the Game Summaries could start around 9:30pm (instead of 11:30pm) and posting of some of the completed game summaries would often happen around 10 minutes after the game was over. "People want to know the NPHL information as soon as possible and timing is very important of getting that information out". Delays of me getting the game sheets now means the game summaries won't be completed til 3am or 4am or even next day as each summary takes a good hour to create. So that will not happen any more. It would have been a good idea if at least I was consulted ahead of time on how it would affect my coverage, but that didn't happen, so I am ending most of my support for the NPHL and deleting the 1,000's of NPHL archived pages that I feature.
At times the information inputed on the gamesheet by the scorekeeper had some errors. In the past, when the league changed the information and I was notified, I quickly updated the information/game summaries I had posted. "Even though the game summaries were 95% correct when posting them right after the game, it was better to have them than no game summaries", but that is not the direction of the NPHL. There are 8 teams in the NPHL and I had 4 teams (GM's/Coaches) who recently informed me that they were totally against the NPHL decision.
Over 14 years ago, I realized that the NPHL was having trouble getting information out to the public. (the days before Facebook) NPHL games were being played and many people didn't know when the games were being held and didn’t know the results. At that time, after the game coaches would drive to their business office and fax the game sheet to the NPHL Statistician. After discussing a new idea with Jack McAvoy (President of the NPHL at that time), I was the one who got the coaches to speed up the process of taking photos of the game sheets with their phones and to send them to both me and the Statistician. I was also then able to release the info to the radio stations so they would have the info for their 6am sports castes, along with some of the newspapers. I then started to create web pages to be able to post the NPHL information on my website DiscoverThePeaceCountry.com, which is one of the most viewed websites in northern AB and BC.
Thank you Ken Connors (Owner and operator of DiscoverThePeaceCountry.com). Contact: PeaceCountryINFO@gmail.com
NPHL STATS 2022-2023
UPDATED January 29, 2023
Leading Scorers: UPDATED Jan 29
Goal Leaders: Updated Jan 29
Assist Leaders: UPDATED Jan 29
Game Winning Goals: UPDATED Jan 29
Short Handed Goal Leaders: UPDATED Jan 29
Power Play Goal Leaders: UPDATED Jan 29
First Goal Leaders: UPDATED Jan 29
5 Pointe Game Leaders: UPDATED Jan 29
Hat Trick Leaders: UPDATE Jan 29
Home and Away: Updated Jan 29
Penalty Leaders: UPDATED Jan 29
Team Penalty/Power Play: UPDATED Jan 29
Goaltender Statistics: UPDATED Jan 29
Leading Goaltenders: UPDATED Jan 29
All Stats UPDATED January 29, 2023
NOTE: Stats are updated once a week (Sun or Mon)
NPHL ROSTER 2022-2023
To Be UPDATED :
Grande Prairie Athletics ROSTER - posted here
Dawson Creek Canucks ROSTER - posted here
Fort St John Flyers ROSTER - posted here
Spirit River Rangers ROSTER - posted here
Falher Pirates ROSTER - posted here
Grimshaw Huskies ROSTER - posted here
Manning Comets ROSTER - posted here
Valleyview Jets ROSTER - posted here