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WHL Playoff Predictions: Round 3

WHL Playoff Predictions: Round 3

So far, so good with my WHL playoff predictions. That said, it’s been a pretty predictable post-season thus far. Pick the favourites and you’ve been flawless. Well, unless you considered […]

by · April 23, 2015 · 0 comments · Previews and Predictions, WHL
WHL Playoff Predictions: Round 2

WHL Playoff Predictions: Round 2

The first round of the WHL playoffs went pretty much as expected. With the second round starting Friday, nobody really knows what to expect. The matchups are intriguing and most […]

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Rourke Chartier of the WHL's Kelowna Rockets is in the running for one of the two remaining centre spots behind Sam Reinhart and Connor McDavid.

WHL Pre-Season Predictions Revisited

It’s getting to that time of the year, where you can look back on your pre-season predictions — for better or worse. Shortly after joining the THW team this fall, I […]

by · March 30, 2015 · 0 comments · Prospects, WHL
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
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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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
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Oilers’ Draisaitl Landing With WHL’s Rockets?

The rich appear to be getting richer in the Western Hockey League. The month-long rumour that Leon Draisaitl would follow his former junior teammate Josh Morrissey to the WHL-leading Kelowna […]

by · December 31, 2014 · 0 comments · Edmonton Oilers, WHL
Nic Petan [photo: David Chan]

Nic Petan: Killing Them Softly

Team Canada is only through their first two games of the tournament and already are looking to be a better squad than ones dressed over the past few years. The […]

Zach Fucale [photo: David Chan]

Fucale vs. Comrie: Canada’s Goaltending Duel

Team Canada’s World Junior camp is well underway now with less than two weeks until Boxing Day. Though the team is waiting for decisions on some eligible players in the NHL, […]

Radel Fazleev [photo: Amy Irvin]

Calgary’s Teddy Bear Toss Turns 20

The Calgary Hitmen are celebrating their 20th Western Hockey League season in 2014-15. And that means there was another anniversary celebrated in Calgary – the annual Teddy Bear Toss. The […]

by · December 7, 2014 · 0 comments · WHL
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Sam Reinhart of the WHL's Kootenay Ice will be expected to lead the way offensively and is also a candidate to captain Team Canada at the 2015 world juniors.

2014 Subway Super Series: Team WHL Preview

Bring on the Ruskies! It’s that time of the year again, time for the Subway Super Series — a six-game exhibition showcase with Canadian Hockey League all-star teams representing the […]

WHL Roundup: Rockets, Winterhawks renew rivalry

WHL Roundup: Rockets, Winterhawks renew rivalry

This is the week most WHL fans had circled on their calendar. It marked the first meeting of the season between perennial Western Conference powerhouses, with the Kelowna Rockets visiting […]

by · October 28, 2014 · 0 comments · Prospects, WHL