A Tribute to Uncle Pauly, Grandpa Pete and the 94' NWB
The New Western Bruins Spring Hockey Team was established in 2003. After Paul, a parent, with the help from Peter Stecher decided to form their own team. Originally the Vancouver Ice, the name was officially changed to the New Western Bruins in 2004.
The New Western Bruins were based out of Vancouver and were playing elite AAA hockey in Vancouver and the surrounding areas. Playing at the AAA level Paul and Peter quickly learned that they would need more elite talent stay competitive and decided to reach out to the Okanagan, Alberta and the US.
Challenge Cup Tournament (Three times)
Ronald McDonald Spring Tournament (only Western team to win)
Nike Bauer Tournament (Twice)
Calgary Stampede Tournament
Pro Draft Picks & NHL Players
Troy Stecher - Vancouver Canucks
Morgan Reilly – Toronto Maple Leafs
Seth Jones – Nashville Predators
Griffin Reinhart – Edmonton Oil Kings, New York Islanders
Oscar Dancs – Brynus Sweden, Columbus Blue Jackets
Michel Winther – Calgary Hitmen, Dallas Stars
Hunter Shinkaruk – Medicine Hat Tigers, Vancouver Canucks
College NCAA Division 1
Troy Stecher – North Dakota
Evan Richardson – Boston College
Morgan Zulinick – Wisconsin Badgers
Quinton Shore – Denver University
Bryce Eviston-- Trinity University
Western Hockey League
Matt Bellervie – Kamloops Blazers
Austin Vettrill – Kootenay Ice
Trent Lofthouse – Vancouver Giants
Carter Rigby – Kelowna Rockets
Cole Martin – Kelowna Rockets
Mitch Fyffe – Surrey Eagles
Stephan Burzan – Okotoks Oilers
Tyler Read – Ridge Meadows Flames
New Western Bruins has progressed to 8-10 Spring teams yearly and become a full on and off ice Hockey Development company "NWB Hockey Development"
We thank Uncle Pauly, Pete & Lofty for starting such a proud tradition of excellence.