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April 8, 2012 MCKENZIE CUP GAME FOUR

Brandon Skinnerís goal with 11 minutes remaining in game four of the best-of-five senior menís BC/Alberta championship eliminated the Powell River Regals from further playoff action and earned the Stony Plain Eagles a spot at Allan Cup 2012 as the pacific region representative. Eagles erased a two-goal third period deficit with goals by Blair Zahara and Jeff Yopyk before Skinner broke the tie by jamming a rebound past Regals goaltender Justin Mulholland. Read more »»»

April 7, 2012 MCKENZIE CUP GAME THREE

Powell River Regals face a must-win situation in game four of the BC/Alberta McKenzie Cup series after dropping an 8-3 decision to the Stony Plain Eagles in game three Saturday night. Doug Auchenberg scored twice for the visiting Alberta champions, including the eventual winner on a power play late in the second period. Blair Zahara recorded his second four-point game in as many nights with a goal and three assists to help pace the Eagles attack. Read more »»»

April 6, 2012 MCKENZIE CUP GAME TWO

Stony Plain Eagles squared the BC/Alberta McKenzie Cup final series versus Powell River Regals at a game a piece with a 6-2 victory Friday night, one day after suffering a 7-2 drubbing in the series opener. Scott Drewicki, Justin Cox and Blair Zahara each had four point nights for the Alberta champions while David Rathjen turned aside 27 shots in a bounce-back game for the Eagles goaltender after allowing five goals and getting the hook midway through game one. Rathjenís 27 saves performance earned him second star honours on the night. Drewicki, with four assists, was named the gameís first star. Cox edged out teammate Zahara for the third star selection. Read more »»»

April 5, 2012 MCKENZIE CUP GAME ONE

Rick McLaren scored twice and added two assists in leading the Powell River Regals to a 7-2 victory over Alberta champion Stony Plain Eagles in game one of the best-of-five BC/Alberta McKenzie Cup final at Hap Parker Arena. The line of McLaren, Chris Tarr and Richard Molenaar combined for 11 points to lead the attack while goaltender David Brumby turned aside 20 of the 22 shots directed his way to earn the win.
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APRIL 4, 2012 REGALS HOST EAGLES IN HEAD-TO-HEAD

BC Senior Menís AAA champion Powell River Regals will host Albertaís representative Stony Plain Eagles in a best-of-five series to see who will travel to Lloydminster to represent the Pacific region in the 2012 Allan Cup. Regals earned the right to host the McKenzie Cup after they swept Fort St. John Flyers for the Savage Cup two weeks ago. Stony Plain had a more difficult time getting here when Horse Lake Chiefs pushed them to a seventh game after a cruel twist early in the series. Read more »»»

March 28, 2012 REGALS SWEEP SERIES

One practice, one scrimmage, one series and one championship. That is all it took for Powell River Regals to take three straight from Fort St. John Flyers, 4-2, 5-2 and 3-1 to win their 12th Savage Cup. It really wasnít that easy but with much of the hard work done in advance of the series the Regals looked liked they had played a 30 -game schedule and peaked just in time for the playoffs. Read more »»»

March 25, 2012 SWEET SWEEP!!!

The Green and Gold are British Columbia champions once again. Powell River Regals won the 2012 Savage Cup with a three-game sweep over Fort St. John Flyers in the provincial final.

The home team skated to a 4-2 win in game one, a 5-2 win in game two, and then clinched the series with a 3-1 victory in game three to earn a berth in the BC/Alberta Mackenzie Cup final. That best-of-five series against Alberta's champion gets underway Thursday, April 5th, at Hap Parker arena in Powell River. The series continues with games two and three on April 6th and 7th, with games four and five (if necessary) scheduled for April 8th and 9th. All games begin at 7:30pm.

The McKenzie Cup champion advances to the Allan Cup in Lloydminster, Saskatchewan, as the Pacific region representative. The six team national championship tournament runs from April 16-20, 2012.

The number four jersey of Regals legend Andy McCallum was retired during a ceremony prior to game three. Andy joins Bob Crawford, Mike Andrews, John Vanderkemp, and Tod English as former Regals with jerseys hanging in the rafters of Hap Parker arena.

March 24, 2012 SAVAGE CUP GAME THREE

Fort St. John Flyersí five-year run as provincial AAA senior champions has come to an end. Powell River Regals reclaimed the title they last held in 2006 with a 3-1 victory in game three of the 2012 BC Savage Cup final. Scott Kirton netted the eventual game winner with seven minutes to play and Chris Tarr scored into an empty net with less than a minute remaining to seal a three-game sweep in the best-of-five series. Read more »»»

March 23, 2012 SAVAGE CUP GAME TWO

John Coyle earned first star honours with two goals, including a highlight reel game-winner, while second star Scott Kirton added three assists for the Powell River Regals in a 5-2 win over Fort St. John Flyers in game two of the BC Savage Cup final at Hap Parker arena in Powell River Friday night. Brad Priestlay, Jeff Lynch and third star Elias Godoy each scored once and goaltender David Brumby turned away 27 of the 29 shots he faced in the Regalsí net. Read more »»»

March 22, 2012 SAVAGE CUP GAME ONE

Andy Welsh scored once and added an assist to lead the Powell River Regals to a 4-2 victory over five-time defending champion Fort St. John Flyers in game one of the BC Savage Cup final at Hap Parker arena in Powell River. Rick McLaren, Scott Kirton and Chris Tarr also scored for the home team while goaltender Justin Mulholland turned away 21 shots en route to a one game lead in the best-of-five series. Read more »»»

March 21, 2012 ROSTER READY

It has come down to the last week of preparation for the Savage Cup and, with a few last-minute changes, Powell River Regals appear to have a very competitive team ready to take the ice against Fort St. John. Powell River put names on all 36 cards available to them but after the camp held at Burnaby Winter Club last weekend Read more »»»

March 7, 2012 OLD FOES

Powell River Regals AAA hockey team is about to make a run for its fourth Allan Cup. Regals will have to earn a spot at the spring classic in Lloydminster, Saskatchewan though and that means winning their 12th Savage Cup against Fort St John Flyers and also a series against the Read more »»»

February 1, 2012 NUMBER FOUR?

Powell River Regals are preparing to take a run at their fourth Allan Cup which will be held in Lloydminster, Saskatchewan, this April. Canadaís only border city is home to the Border Kings who are planning an event in 2012 that will headline Hall of Famer Brett Hull and Read more »»»

January 16, 2012 DERBY DAYS

Powell River Regals Hockey Club promotions director Lisanne English annouced today that the club's annual fishing derby will take place from May 4th to May 6th, 2012. Current players, executive members and alumni are encouraged to attend the event. Stay tuned to powellriverregals.ca for further details.

November 25, 2010 TWO WINS

After a slow start to the West Coast Senior Men’s Hockey League season Powell River Regals have won their second game in a row to bounce back to even their two-loss record. On Saturday night they welcomed Mid Island Blazers to Hap Parker Arena and took full advantage of some crazy deflections and bounces to win fairly easily 6-3. More...

April 20, 2010 REGALS LOSE ALLAN CUP OPENER 4-2

Powell River Regals drew a tough opponent in their first game at the 2010 Allan Cup in Fort St John, B.C when they met last year’s host and finalist South East Prairie Thunder .Prior to the game the Regals made a presentation in the dressing room to Haley Inkster, daughter of former Regal Jim Inkster, who passed away recently.More...

March 21, 2010 REGALS WIN COY CUP

Powell River Regals edged the Mid Island (Courtenay) Blazers 3-2 on Saturday night to win their fifth Coy Cup championship.Prior to the game, Hap Parker, had his banner raised to the rafters of the arena that will bear his name. His family, friends and former players were all on hand to witness the ceremony where he would be remembered for all the hard work he put into the game. More..

March 11, 2010 COY CUP COMBATANTS SET

Three senior men’s hockey teams, Mid Island Blazers, Kitimat Ice Demons and Williams Lake Stampeders, are coming to town to challenge the Powell River Regals for the 97th Coy Cup championship. Each of them has been fine-tuning rosters for this event and each feels they have a shot at winning. More...

March 11, 2010 REGALS WIN IN SECHELT

Powell River Regals travelled to Sechelt on Saturday for a tune-up game against the Hitmen. In their last meeting the Hitmen surprised the Regals with a gritty effort and handed them a very exciting 8-7 defeat at the Powell River Recreation Complex to even their record 1-1. Regals went down the coast with a roster of 15, including Laszlo Tamasik in the net, for the game which was played in front of about 400 fans. More...

February 10, 2010 REGALS REIN IN HUSKIES

Whitehorse picks up players from Vancouver in effort to win. Powell River Regals boarded flights on Pacific Coastal Airlines to Vancouver and connected to Air North to Whitehorse over the weekend for a pair of AAA games against the Whitehorse Huskies.The teams split a couple of games back in November but this time both had acquired some new players to bolster their lineups in hopes of attending the Allan Cup in Fort St. John starting April 19 More..
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February 3, 2010 FANS PACK HOUSE FOR GARY LUPUL. Regals contribution truly special for family.

It takes an event of Olympic proportions to get a sold-out hockey crowd into their seats prior to a game in Powell River. Such was the case on Saturday night, not so much to see the Vancouver Canucks and Powell River Regals alumni face off, but to salute a former teammate of each: Gary Lupul. More...

January 27, 2010 FRIENDS REMEMBER GARY LUPUL

Alumni game to honour Powell River athlete set for Saturday Over the years many Powell River athletes have represented their city on the national and international stage and each felt some level of pride in being from Powell River. Perhaps the proudest of them all was Gary Lupul.More...

January 27, 2010 ALUMNI GAMES NET CLOSE SCORES

When you hear the word alumni it may conjure images of battle-weary veterans with receding hairlines and limps. In a pair of games at the Powell River Recreation Complex over the weekend however, the UBC (University of British Columbia) alumni put that myth to rest. More...

January 13, 2010 REGALS EXTINGUISH BLAZERS' FIRE

Tickets going fast for canucks alumni game. On Saturday night at the Powell River Recreation Complex, Powell River Regals and Mid Island Blazers took to the ice for the first time in 2010. The 5-3 win for the Regals was in line with the past five meetings between the two clubs but the win-loss column doesn’t mean much come Coy Cup time in March. More...

December 16, 2009 REGALS EXCITED ABOUT CANUCK GAME AA squad split double header.
If stuck on what to buy that special guy for Christmas, look no further than a ticket to the Powell River Regals alumni versus Vancouver Canucks alumni game on January 30. This is going to be a very special evening as the two teams meet to honour an old friend and teammate, Gary Lupul .More...

November 25, 2009 NORTHERN TRIP SEES SPLIT Netminding key factor in outcomes. Powell River Regal’s AAA hockey team travelled to Whitehorse over the weekend to get a look at the Huskies, its eventual Savage Cup opponent. The trip was made possible by its host who hasn’t played a AAA game since it won the championship 16 years ago. In 1993 the Whitehorse Huskies beat host Quesnel Kangaroos to win the 85th Allan Cup..More..

November 18, 2009 REGALS COY ABOUT ALLAN CUP, UNTIL NOW Team aims for double challenge. Powell River Regals team has added the Allan Cup to its agenda for the 2009-10 season. The AA team has attempted the double once before in 2002 and although it achieved great success, Regals lost a 2-1 overtime decision to host Trail in the Coy Cup final while the AAA team was swept by the Stony Plain Eagles in the MacKenzie Cup. More...

October 21, 2009 BLAZERS BLANK REGALS. Goaltenders stand out in home opener. Goaltending was front and centre during the Powell River Regals’ home opener on Saturday at the Powell River Recreation Complex. Unfortunately for the Regals, Blazer’s Chris Hutchinson stopped all 27 of Powell River’s shots and recorded the 2-0 shutout for his team. More...

October 14, 2009 REGALS PLAN HOME OPENER Powell River Regals break out of training camp this week and won’t waste any time getting their season underway. Regals will take on the Mid Island Blazers of Courtenay at 7:30 pm on Saturday, October 17 at the Powell River Recreation Complex.This year’s edition of the Regals will look very much like the team that almost shocked the BC Senior Men’s AA hockey world in Terrace last May by walking away with the Coy Cup.More...

September 30, 2009 REGALS SET SIGHTS ON COY CUP. Last year the Powell River Regals set some long-term goals and one of them was to focus on the talent pool available to the team right here in Powell River. With that in mind, a young Regals team almost pulled off an upset when it went to Terrace last March and lost just one game, the final to Williams Lake Stampeders, 5-4 in overtime.More...

February 11, 2009 REGALS WILL PLAY FOR McCALLUM CUP Game starts with partial roster Powell River Regals doused the Mid Island Blazers on Saturday night, 5-3, and guaranteed a shot at the McCallum Cup later in the month. The win means that the Regals will enter the best-of-three series as the only undefeated team following a forfeited victory the week before.More...

February 11, 2009 NEWEST TROPHY HONOURS ANDY McCALLUM Former Regal continues to contribute in a big way. Powell River Regals have announced that the newly formed West Coast Senior Men's Hockey League will play for a trophy bearing the name of Andy McCallum. The trophy will be presented to the winner of the best-of-three series to take place later this month.More...

February 4, 2009 REGALS HOCKEY CLUB FOCUSES ON SENIOR MENS' CHAMPIONSHIP North Island Capitals team cancels weekend game at last minute. Senior men's hockey being what it is can sometimes be frustrating and always a challenge. Powell River Regals hockey club was disappointed on Saturday when its opponent, North Island Capitals, called at the last minute to cancel the game in Powell River. More...

January 29, 2009 REGALS TEAM SMOKES MID ISLAND BLAZERS. Smisko saves the day in final six minutes. Powell River Regals hosted Mid Island Blazers on Saturday night at the Powell River Recreation Complex where the Regals came from behind to defeat the Blazers 5-3.Regals hadn't been able to solve the Mid Island riddle until Saturday when late-game heroics from a determined veteran provided the answer...More...

.January 21, 2009 REGALS VICTORIOUS OVER U-VIC. University of Victoria (U-Vic) mens' hockey team paid a visit to Powell River over the weekend and lost two games to the Powell River Regals. On Saturday night regals overpowered the visitors 10-4 and followed it up on sunday afternoon with an 8-6 come-from-behind win...More...

January 14, 2009 REGALS ADD THREE TO ROSTER.Team set to play university of Victoria. Powell River Regals hockey club have announced the commitment of three players to its roster. Powell River native Chris Baker will be in the Regal lineup for the Coy Cup run...More...

January 7, 2009 HOME-ICE ADVANTAGE WITHIN REACH. Regals parry, Capitals routby..In the ever changing world of mens' senior hockey, Powell River Regals came out on top after two games against the North Island Capitals on the weekend. Prior to Christmas, the players thought they were participating in a three- team tournament with the Capitals and the Mid Island Blazers but after the Blazers pulled out...More...

December 10, 2008 REGALS SPLIT ON WEEKEND Coach encouraged with players' level of commitment...Powell River Regals hockey club played back-to-back games on the weekend against its Vancouver Island rivals. North Island Capitals were in town on Saturday night followed by the Mid Island Blazers for a Sunday matinee. Up to this weekend, the Regals club was winless in three exhibition games but despite the losses have met or exceeded the expectations of the veterans...More..

December 3, 2008 REGALS LOSE TWO ON ROAD TO NORTH ISLAND TEAM...Team continues to tweak roster...Powell River Regals went to the north of Vancouver Island for a couple of games against the North Island Capitals on the weekend. Due to previous arena commitments, the Regals team played its first game on Saturday night, November 29, in Port Hardy and the second one the next day in Port Alice. The team made the trip with a full roster and two goaltenders and played before a couple of hundred fans in Port Hardy...More...

November 26, 2008 REGALS OPEN SEASON WITH LOSS...'Enthusiastic' crowd on hand to cheer for team...Powell River Regals hosted the Mid Island Blazers on Saturday night and lost, 6-3. The game was the first of five up to the new year and featured a 100 per cent made-in-Powell-River version of the Regals that is expected to challenge for the Coy Cup in Terrace this spring...More....

October 8, 2008 REGALS COVET CUP...Teams aim to form island league...There will be a fundamental change in the way the Powell River Regals operate in the coming hockey season. The team has been working diligently on forming a Vancouver Island league which will include Nanaimo, Courtenay and the North Island....More...

April 10, 2008 GOALIE ANSWERS CALL OF THE NORTH...Regals' Chad Vizzutti helps Fort St John Flyers in play-off series...Chad Vizzutti received a call from the Fort St. John Flyers and was asked to share goaltending duties with regular Troy Hunt for the MacKenzie Cup battle in the North Peace city. The winner of the best-of-five series against the Bentley Generals, of Alberta, would represent the Pacific zone at the Allan Cup in Brantford, Ontario later this month...More...

April 3, 2008 REGAL RECEIVES BRAVERY AWARD...Troy Dalton, number 39 on the Powell River Regals, was awarded last weekend the Lifesaving Society of BC and Yukon's Silver Medal for Bravery and Merit. More...

March 27, 2008 REGALS LOSE SAVAGE BATTLE...BC hockey championship stretches to five games after numerous Powell River team injuries. Powell River Regals made the long trek north to the Peace country and waged war against the Fort St. John Flyers for the Savage Cup in a best of five series...More...

February 28, 2008.POWELL RIVER SPLITS GAMES WITH SAVAGE CUP CHAMPS...Regals were in Fort St. John over the weekend for a couple of games against the current Savage Cup champions. Not all of the players were able to make the trip but enough went, including a couple of new faces, to earn a split with the Flyers. More..

November 22, 2007. REGALS QUIETLY WORKING TOWARDS ALLAN CUP..The last sentence of the last article reporting on the Powell River Regals' loss to Fort St. John Flyers in the Savage Cup last year was that the Regals are planning to be on the ice next year...More... 

March 28, 2007. REGALS DOUBLED IN FINAL CONTEST..Powell River Regals relinquished the BC Senior Men's AAA hockey title to Fort St. John Flyers, following the Savage Cup final at the Powell River Recreation Complex, Saturday, March 24.Powell River beat Fort St. John and the Trail Smoke Eaters in round robin play last week, but surrendered three quick goals in the final and never recovered. The win gave Fort St. John the first provincial title in the team's history. More...

March 14, 2007 REGALS HOST SAVAGE CUP.Still fresh from their trip to Belarus, Regals are gearing up for another run at the Allan Cup. Three championships in 10 years are nothing to sneeze at and the fact that they are the hosts for the Savage Cup this year, from March 20 to 24 will enhance their chances of contending for their fourth Allan Cup. More... 

February 14, 2007 WORLD'S BEST BEER LEAGUE TEAM. Team Canada/Regals win hearts of hockey fans in Belarus Powell River Regals' netminder Chad Vizzutti was named top goaltender at an invitational hockey tournament in Belarus. According to Team Canada/Powell River Regals media relations director Dean Merrick, members of the media were shocked when they interviewed Vizzutti after he received the honour. More...

JANRUARY 24, 2007 REGALS CAPTURE KOKANEE CUP. Regals made the trip out to the Kootenays last weekend to take part in the Kokanee Cup. Nasty winter road conditions made the trip much longer than it usually is but the team arrived without incident and took to the ice on Friday for their first game against the Jackson Hole Moose from Wyoming. More...

JANUARY 17, 2007 REGALS TUNE UP FOR TOURNAMENT.It seems like yesterday that the Powell River Regals were hoisting the Allan Cup over their heads after dominating their competition throughout last year's tournament. Along with the trophy, rings, and the extended celebration, was the promise of an international appearance in a quality competition. More 

2006 ALLAN CUP CHAMPIONS TO REPRESENT CANADA AT INTERNATIONAL EVENT. CALGARY -- Following their 2006 Allan Cup championship victory, Hockey Canada announced that the Powell River Regals will embark on a trip to Belarus from February 5-11, 2007 to represent Canada at the four-team Belarus Cup, joining the national teams from Belarus and Latvia, as well as a yet-to-be-named Russian Elite League team at the round-robin tournament. .More... 

April 26, 2006 The Peak Online REGALS CLAIM NATIONAL CUP. Powell River caps a week of hockey mania with a final game in front of a sold out hometown crowd Powell River Regals captured the 2006 Allan Cup and the Senior Men's AAA championship title after dominating the Ontario champion, Whitby Dunlops, in a lopsided game that ended 7-1. More...

Mar. 22 2006 The Peak Online REGALS SPLIT IN TRAIL TO OPEN SAVAGE CUP SERIES Powell River Regals have officially begun their quest for the Allan Cup with last weekend's set of games in Trail, BC against the Trail Smoke Eaters.Powell River's defence of the Savage Cup is a home-and-home series that will culminate in the crowning of this year's provincial champion. More... 

Mar. 16 2006 The Peak Online SQUIRES RALLY FALLS SHORT, STARS CRUISE Powell River Regals travel to Trail this weekend for the first two games of a best-of-five series to determine the winner of the Savage Cup for the BC AAA Hockey Championship. Dean Merrick, the voice of the Regals, will be webcasting the games on Friday and Saturday, March 17 and 18. Both contests begin at 7:30 pm and a pre-game show with Merrick will start at 7:15 pm. More...

Mar. 9 2006 The Peak Online ON THE ROAD TO THE ALLAN CUP
Playoffs are well underway for the 40 teams across Canada that started battling to join the Powell River Regals at Allan Cup 2006. Since the beginning of February, 20 teams have been eliminated from contention for the senior AAA Canadian championship that takes place from April 17 to 22. Passes for all 11 games are available from Taw's Cycle and Sports for only $100 More...

Feb. 15 2006 The Peak Online REGALS TOP UP ALLAN CUP ROSTER
Excitement is building in the Powell River Regal camp as the final touches were put on the roster that will represent Powell River in the Allan Cup in April. More...

Feb. 1 2006 The Peak Online POWELL RIVER HOCKEY ALUM TO RUN TOURNEY Powell River Regals Hockey Club and the 2006 Allan Cup Committee have appointed Ray Dube as Allan Cup project coordinator. More...

Jan. 18 2006 The Peak Online REGALS DOMINATE IN ROYAL MATCHUP Powell River Regals maintained their winning ways as they continue to tune up for the Allan Cup in April. More...