Women's Hockey in British Columbia

Hockey British Columbia (HBC)

If you need any information about girls'/women's hockey in British Columbia, please contact:

Hockey BC (HBC)
6671 Oldfield Road
Saanichton, BC
V8M 2A1

Phone (604) 652-2978
Fax (604) 652-4536

South Coast Senior AAA League, Results by Year



The top 2 teams in the Provincial qualifying games advance to the Provincials. The winner of the Provincials advances to the Nationals. The 2003-2004 season is the last year that BC will be sending a club team to the Esso Nationals. In subsequent years, BC will be sending an all-star team.


Provincial Champions: Vancouver Griffins
Provincial Runner-Up: Pacific Steelers

Griffins were BC Rep at Esso Nationals


Provincial Champion: Pacific Steelers
Provincial Runner-up: Kamloops Outback

Steelers were BC Rep at Esso Nationals


Provincial Champion: Vancouver Griffins
Provincial Runner-Up: Pacific Steelers

Griffins were BC Rep at Esso Nationals



Here are the standings as of January 16th, 2000 for the Senior AAA league:

                           GP   W   L   T  PTS

Killarney Knights          20  16   2   2  34
Britannia Blues            19  10   6   3  23
Team Pacific Steelers      21  10   9   2  22
Delphi Stars               19   7  10   2  16
UBC T-Birds                 9   3   5   1   7
Global Securities Rockets  20   2  16   2   6

(UBC playing partial schedule, ineligible for playoffs.)

The top four teams will qualify for the playoffs. The first place team will draw a bye directly to the final series. The second, third, and fourth place teams play single round robin, with the round robin winner advancing to the final.

The final will consist of the first place team vs. round robin winner in a five-point series. The winner of the final will be declared the Senior AAA champions and will draw a berth into the Senior AAA Provincials Feb 18-20 to determine the BC Representative at the Esso Nationals March 8-12 in Halifax.


Here are the results at the end of the 1998-99 regular season:

  1. New West Lightning
  2. Killarney Knights
  3. Britannia Blues
  4. UBC
  5. Burnaby Freeze
  6. Planet Ice Rockets

The Lightning went on to be the BC Representive at the '99 Esso Nationals.


The Lightning were the BC Rep at the '98 Esso Nationals


At the end of the season (February 18, 1997), the Britania Blues and the Lightning were involved in a best of 5 playoff series. The Britannia Blues won the series against the Lightning, and represented BC at the '97 Esso Nationals in Richmond, BC.

The Lightning won the first game of the series by a score of 1-0. The other game scores are not available.

The Lightning have carded Danielle Dube, currently the #1 ranked female goaltender in Canada. She did not dress for the first game, but did for the remaining games.


Senior AAA Teams:

The Britannia Blues were 1996 the National Representatives, and the Richmond Lightning were the 1996 Western Representatives.

Senior AA Teams:

Kitsilano placed first in the Senior AA regular season, and the UBC Thunderbirds placed second (only 1 point separated these two teams).

UBC Thunderbirds won the Senior AA playoffs, with Kitsilano placing second.

Senior AAA Provincial Championships

2000 Provincials

The Global Securities Rockets held the first ever AAA Female Provincial Tournament from February 18-20, 2000. All games were played at the Planet Ice Maple Ridge complex. The following three teams competed in this event:

  1. The Okanagan region of British Columbia was represented by an all star team based out of Kamloops. The team had players from as far away as Prince George and Smithers as well as some local players from Sicamouse and Kamloops.
  2. The host team was the Global Securities Rockets, who are an expansion team in their second season of play.
  3. The league playoff winner from the South Coast Female Amateur Hockey League's AAA division.

The winning team will represent B.C. at the Esso Women's National Championship in Nova Scotia in March.

The female AAA annual all-star game has been moved to March 18 at 7:15 p.m. also at the Planet Ice Maple Ridge complex. The winners of the provincial tournament will be matched against a team of all stars from the South Coast AAA league. Mark these dates on your calendars and be prepared to be entertained by the finest female hockey players in the province.

For more information, please see the announcement on the Global Rockets Senior AAA Female Hockey web page.

1996 Provincials

In 1996, the highest level was Senior AA (in subsequent years, this was renamed Senior AAA). The teams competing at the 1996 Senior AA provincial championship were:

The final placings for the 1996 Senior AA provincial championship were:

  1. Sooke Thunderbirds
  2. Kitsilano Kanakas
  3. UBC Thunderbirds

Hockey Camps in BC

  1. Female Hockey Academy of Excellence
    (run by Shannon Miller and friends)
    the third week of July
    at Oosoyoos B.C. (about 4 hours from Vancouver)
    Call (403) 236-1098 for more information.

  2. Lower Mainland female ice hockey league
    Spring Development Camp, April 27-28 1996
    At the new Burnaby 8 rinks facility.
    All girls welcome (Ages 7 through 18 years)
    For more information call: (604) 527-3907
    or email: catz@winfonet.bc.ca or rchernin@unixg.ubc.ca

  3. The Hockey Centre, Richmond
    Hockey Skills Development and Training
    by Danielle Dube and Kevin Careless
    mainly for goalies, I think
    For more information call: (604) 273-8343
    Address: #320-5930 No. 6 Road, Richmond, BC V6V 3Z3

BC Winter Games

Female hockey is one of the events that takes place at the annual BC Winter Games The province is divided into eight different zones that compete in two pools at the Games. Here is the zone four 1997 BC Winter Games team.

AGE: Under 18 years of age as of December 31, 1996. Minimum age is 13 years as of December 31, 1996.

ELIGIBILITY RESTRICTIONS: As stated in Section V-2 of the Rules.

EVENTS: Tournament Draw to be determined by Winter Games Hockey Committee.

1996 Esso Women's Nationals

This information is from the CHA.


For the second year in a row the Britannia Blues of Vancouver are representing the province at the Esso Women's Nationals. The team qualified for the national event by winning the first round of the provincials with a 2-0-1 record over the Killarney Knights, and then recording three wins and one loss in the final round against the Lightning.

Nine Blues players were with the squad at the 1995 Esso Women's Nationals, along with veteran coach Nandor Jeszenszky, plus another two players have national team experience.

1996 Esso Women's Nationals Summary

Team:   Britannia Blues
Round-Robin Record: 1-3-0 (4th in Pool A)
   B.C. 3 Manitoba 4
   Alberta 5 B.C. 2
   Quebec 9 B.C. 1
   B.C. 3 Nova Scotia 1
Game for 7th Place: British Columbia 5 PEI 1
Final Standing:     7th

1995 Esso Women's Nationals Summary:

Team: Britannia Blues
Round-Robin Record: 3-1-0 (2nd in Pool A)
Quarter-Finals:     Ontario 4 B.C. 2
Game for 5th place: B.C. 4 Saskatchewan 1
Final Standing:     5th


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