Western Hockey League

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
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, […]

How high will Mayo go in the NHL Draft? (WHL)

Dysin Mayo — The Next Ones: 2014 NHL Draft Prospect Profile

Dysin Mayo THW Close-Up:   Date of birth: 1996-August 17 Hometown: Victoria, B.C. Ht:6’1″ Wt: 180 lbs Shoots: Right Position: Defenseman NHL Draft Eligibility: 2014 1st year eligible Twitter:@KetchupWithMayo THW The […]

by · June 27, 2014 · 0 comments · Prospects, WHL
Will there be happy times in Portland again?  (WHL.ca)

What Will Mike Johnston’s Legacy in Portland Be?

Tuesday afternoon the Pittsburgh Penguins announced they had their man. Mike Johnston was announced as the new head coach tasked with finding a way to get the Penguins to live […]

by · June 26, 2014 · 0 comments · CHL, Other Leagues, WHL
Portland's Chase De Leo could be a steal in the 2014 NHL Draft (WHL photo)

Chase De Leo – The Next Ones: 2014 NHL Draft Prospect Profile

Chase De Leo THW Close-Up:   Date of birth: 1995-October 25 Hometown: La Mirada, CA Ht:5’10″ Wt: 175 lbs Shoots: Left Position: Centre NHL Draft Eligibility: 2014 1st year eligible Twitter:@Dels9 […]

by · June 24, 2014 · 0 comments · CHL, NHL Entry Draft, WHL
Julius Honka is a high-flying defenseman ( Christopher Mast)

Julius Honka — The Next Ones: 2014 NHL Draft Prospect Profile

Julius Honka THW Close-Up:   Date of birth: 1995-December 3rd Hometown: Jyaskyla, Finland Ht:5’11″ Wt: 175 lbs Shoots: Right Position: Defense NHL Draft Eligibility: 2014 1st year eligible Twitter: @HonkaJulius THW […]

by · June 18, 2014 · 0 comments · CHL, NHL Entry Draft, Prospects, WHL
Tristan Jarry (Shoot the Breeze Photography)

Edmonton Oil Kings Take It All

Edmonton is the City of Champions once again. Although the Edmonton Oilers are in a playoff drought, the Edmonton Oil Kings of the Western Hockey League certainly are not. The […]

by · May 27, 2014 · 0 comments · Edmonton Oilers, WHL
Portland's Chase De Leo could be a steal in the 2014 NHL Draft (WHL photo)

WHL Top Draft Prospects

As we move into February the 2014 NHL Draft season is in full swing. The World Juniors have finished along with the CHL Prospect game and now scouts and draft-nicks […]

by · January 30, 2014 · 0 comments · Prospects, WHL
Mathew Dumba (Darren Aucoin/Flickr)

WHL: Can Mathew Dumba Push the Portland Winterhawks Over the Top?

Tuesday morning the Portland Winterhawks acquired the rights to Minnesota Wild defenseman Mathew Dumba from the Red Deer Rebels. In return they sent forward Presten Kopeck and conditional picks in […]

by · December 10, 2013 · 3 comments · CHL, WHL