Canadian Hockey League

Review – Showtime: One Team. One Year. One Step from the NHL

Review – Showtime: One Team. One Year. One Step from the NHL

Showtime: One Team. One Year. One Step from the NHL by Ed Arnold (HarperCollins Publishers, Toronto. 2016) Of the three Major Junior hockey leagues that fall under the umbrella of […]

by · September 16, 2014 · 0 comments · Hockey Books, OHL
Seattle's rookie phenom Mathew Barzal has the T-Birds flying (photo Christopher Mast)

WHL Predictions: Rockets Fuelled For Championship

We have a consensus — the Kelowna Rockets will be crowned Western Hockey League champions this season. In polling fellow WHL experts Andy Eide of Seattle and Ryan Pike of […]

by · September 15, 2014 · 0 comments · Prospects, WHL
Stanley Cup Blueprint: Kelowna Rockets on Defence

Stanley Cup Blueprint: Kelowna Rockets on Defence

Earlier in the month I looked at a different fantasy scenario with regards to expansion. In it, I submitted that of all the players in the league, you could win […]

by · September 7, 2014 · 4 comments · CHL, Fantasy
Connor McDavid (Aaron Bell/OHL Images)

The Connor McDavid Show

Thursday evening I had the opportunity to attend a Barrie Colts preseason game as they took on the Erie Otters. I had never attended a game as a scout before, […]

by · September 5, 2014 · 1 comment · OHL, Player Profiles
(Tim Cornett/WindsorSpitfires.com)

Interview With OHL Prospect Daniil Vertiy

Russian-born forward Daniil Vertiy has been drafted by the Windsor Spitfires during the second round of the 2014 OHL Priority Selection. As he gained Canadian citizenship, having moved there when […]

by · September 1, 2014 · 0 comments · OHL, Prospects
(Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports)

Stanley Cup Blueprint: London Knights On Offence

With all the talk about expansion and where teams might be going, I started to look at how organizations will build their teams, not just the new cities but the […]

by · August 31, 2014 · 0 comments · CHL, Fantasy
Can the Portland Winterhawks make if five in a row? (photo whl.ca)

WHL Exhibition Games Kick Off Season of Questions

The Western Hockey League got it’s exhibition season going on Tuesday night with the Swift Current Broncos beating the Moose Jaw Warriors. Over the next several days nearly every team […]

by · August 27, 2014 · 0 comments · CHL, WHL
(Chris Pullen/Cranbrook Photo)

Rinat Valiev: Interview With Maple Leafs Prospect

Toronto Maple Leafs prospect Rinat Valiev has just been signed to an entry-level contract after getting selected during the third round of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. The native of […]

Madison Bowey #4  (Marissa Baecker/WHL)

Your Western Hockey League Social Media Guide

With training camps set to open across the Western Hockey League next week, it’s time to make sure you are plugged into the league. Whether you are a junior hockey […]

by · August 17, 2014 · 4 comments · CHL, WHL
Connor McDavid: Exceptionally talented prospect eligible for the 2015 NHL Draft (Aaron Bell/OHL Images)

Will Erie Otters Part Ways With Connor McDavid?

Imagine for a moment being called the “LeBron James” of anything.  Pretty high praise for you, right?  That label was placed on young phenom Connor McDavid last year in this […]

by · August 14, 2014 · 1 comment · OHL
Where does Mike Johnston lead this Pittsburgh Penguins team Mr. Metzer?  (File Photo)

WHL Handbook: Getting To Know 10 New Head Coaches

Turnover is an inevitable part of junior hockey, but typically it pertains to the players on the ice. This off-season, the Western Hockey League has experienced an abnormally high — […]

by · August 11, 2014 · 0 comments · CHL, WHL
Edgars Kulda (Photo: Andy Devlin)

Edgars Kulda: Interview With Coyotes Prospect

#451821546 / gettyimages.com After winning the MVP award of the Memorial Cup, the Latvian Forward Edgars Kulda has been drafted 193rd overall by the Arizona Coyotes. In this translated interview, […]