Canadian Hockey League

Joshua Ho-Sang was viewed as a controversial player by many teams, but he was simply too good to be passed on when Garth Snow traded back into the first round for a late selection. (Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports)

Josh Ho-Sang Still Facing Undeserved Criticism

“There are guys ahead of me who are nowhere near me.” Josh Ho-Sang’s comments in a Toronto Sun article just before the 2014 NHL draft were, for many hockey fans, […]

by · March 24, 2015 · 0 comments · New York Islanders, OHL, Prospects
WHL Playoff Preview: Intriguing East, Predictable West

WHL Playoff Preview: Intriguing East, Predictable West

With about 10 games to go in the NHL regular season, the WHL playoffs are already upon us. From the drop of the puck back in September, the WHL standings […]

by · March 23, 2015 · 0 comments · Previews and Predictions, WHL
Will be tough to find a 2015 NHL Mock Draft without Connor McDavid going first overall. (Photo: OHL Images)

Q & A With Top Prospect Connor McDavid – Part 1

A couple of weeks back, after an Erie Otters victory, I can remember leaving the locker room area to head back up to the press box.  The sight that I […]

by · March 18, 2015 · 0 comments · News/Commentary, OHL
Flint Tropics Would Have Made Mockery of New OHL Team

Flint Tropics Would Have Made Mockery of New OHL Team

The long-awaited mascot, logo and jersey designs finally have been unveiled for the new OHL team moving to Flint, Michigan, next season. We are the Flint Firebirds! pic.twitter.com/gXvyUbZuOM — Flint […]

by · March 16, 2015 · 0 comments · CHL, OHL
Ryan's brother, Dylan Strome, is the top ranked forward over 6'2 in THW's 2015 NHL Draft War Room Rankings. (Photo: Dan & Margaret Hickling)

Q & A With Top Prospect Dylan Strome – Part 1

Connor McDavid is not the only Erie Otter making major headlines this season. Dylan Strome has certainly made a name for himself as well.  He along with McDavid have helped […]

by · March 13, 2015 · 0 comments · NHL Entry Draft, OHL
Will be tough to find a 2015 NHL Mock Draft without Connor McDavid going first overall. (Photo: OHL Images)

Just When You Think McDavid Can’t Do More

On Wednesday night, Connor McDavid did several things that he has never done in his 156 game OHL career.  Among his latest accomplishments, he got both his 1st hat trick […]

by · February 26, 2015 · 0 comments · OHL, Prospects
Will be tough to find a 2015 NHL Mock Draft without Connor McDavid going first overall. (Photo: OHL Images)

OHL Scoring Title: Marner, Strome…and McDavid?

When the news broke that Connor McDavid broke his hand in a fight, the main concern at the time was making sure he got healthy as quickly as possible.  Any […]

by · February 19, 2015 · 0 comments · OHL, Prospects
Eric Comrie will be one of the top goalies at this year's NHL Draft.(whl.ca)

WHL Roundup: Best of the West Poll is Back

It is one of the most anticipated lists of the hockey season — at least within WHL circles. After taking a one-year hiatus, the Best of the West poll returned […]

by · February 18, 2015 · 0 comments · Prospects, WHL
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The 20 Best Jerseys You’ve Never Seen

In the NHL, teams are forced to work exclusively with Reebok in designing and manufacturing their jerseys. Most teams do not vary their jersey design with any great frequency. Some […]

by · January 26, 2015 · 20 comments · CHL
Habs' fans have history of being somewhat irritable when things  are not going well for the team.

When Fans Lose Hold of Reality

If you’ve ever cheered a goal, you’re a fan. If you’ve ever booed the opposition, you’re a fan. If you’ve ever lined up at midnight so you could buy the […]

Will be tough to find a 2015 NHL Mock Draft without Connor McDavid going first overall. (Photo: OHL Images)

CHL Top Prospects Game Promises To Be Can’t-Miss Showcase

There is more than one showcase this week, and the better of the two will almost certainly be the CHL Top Prospects Game. Not the NHL All-Star Game in Columbus, […]

by · January 20, 2015 · 0 comments · CHL, Prospects
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Kelowna Rockets captain Madison Bowey is leading all WHL defencemen in scoring this season and is pushing for a roster spot on Team Canada at the world juniors.

WHL’s Rockets Reminiscent of 2009 Champs

The year was 2009. Jamie Benn and Tyler Myers had just returned from helping Canada capture its fifth straight gold medal at the World Junior Championship. The Calgary Flames, in […]

by · January 14, 2015 · 0 comments · CHL, WHL