Western Hockey League

Curtis Lazar (Shoot the Breeze Photography)

Curtis Lazar: Offensive Sniper or Character Forward?

There are characters in movies with defined roles, ones whose positions are clear as day.

And there are characters of hockey such as Curtis Lazar, characters who nobody can truly figure out.

by · June 4, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · CHL, NHL Entry Draft, Player Profiles, Prospects, WHL
Zach Fucale is the top ranked goaltender for the NHL Entry Draft  [photo: David Chan]

2013 NHL Draft Spotlight: The Masked Men

The NHL Entry Draft is little more than a month away, and as usual there is a flood of interest in 2013 mock drafts, player profiles and NHL team needs. Most of the […]

Nathan MacKinnon and Jonathan Drouin: the Halifax Mooseheads dynamic duo. (Mike Dembeck)

2013 CHL MasterCard Memorial Cup Preview

The 2013 MasterCard Memorial Cup gets underway this Friday in Saskatoon with the hometown Blades getting things started against the London Knights. There are plenty of interesting storylines in this […]

by · May 16, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · CHL, OHL, Prospects, QMJHL, WHL
Cody Corbett – The Next Ones: 2013 NHL Draft Prospect Profile

Cody Corbett – The Next Ones: 2013 NHL Draft Prospect Profile

Cody Corbett THW Close-up: Team: Edmonton Oil Kings (WHL) Birthdate: December 14, 1993 Hometown: Lakeland, MN Height: 6’1″  Weight: 196 lbs Position: Defence Shoots: Left NHL Draft Eligibility: 2013 (2nd year […]

by · May 15, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · NHL Entry Draft, WHL
2013 NHL Draft eligble defenseman Ryan Pulock  possesses a NHL calibre shot. (Shoot the Breeze Photography)

Ryan Pulock – The Next Ones: NHL 2013 Draft Prospect Profile

Ryan Pulock THW Close-Up: Date of birth: 10/06/1994 Place of birth: Grandview, MB, CAN Ht:  6’1″ Wt: 211 Shoots: Right Position: Defenseman NHL Draft Eligibility: 2013 1st year eligible Twitter: […]

by · April 24, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · CHL, NHL Entry Draft, WHL
Seth Jones (Shoot the Breeze Photography)

Seth Jones Ready to Take the NHL By Storm

The name “Seth Jones” and the word “tank” have been used in the same sentence a lot lately. In some ways it’s a compliment regarding Jones’s physical strength; in many other ways it’s just referring to teams selling at the trade deadline with the hopes of “[writing off the rest of this season and “[engineering]” my team the best way possible to get the first pick.”

Welcome to the life of the league’s basement dwellers. And welcome to the dilemma they’re to be facing with a potential first overall pick.

by · March 28, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · CHL, NHL Entry Draft, Player Profiles, WHL
Everett's Austin Lotz is an underrated NHL prospect (Christopher Mast, Everett Silvertips)

2013 NHL Draft Prospect Austin Lotz Will be a Later Round Steal

Everett Silvertips goalie Austin Lotz may not top the list of draft eligible goalies this year, but he just might turn out to be one of the best. Lotz has […]

by · March 25, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · CHL, Prospects, WHL
Seattle's Shea Theodore is a top ranked NHL Draft prospect (photo Seattle Thunderbirds)

NHL Draft Prospect Shea Theodore is Slinging it in Seattle

The Western Hockey League has been churning out high end defensive talent for some time now. Players like Shea Weber to last year’s second overall pick Ryan Murray all hit […]

by · March 14, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · CHL, NHL Entry Draft, Prospects, WHL
Seth Jones (Image Courtesy of TheHockeyGuys.net)

Draft Watch 2013: Top 10 WHL Players

Previous Draft Watch 2013 Articles: Draft Watch 2013: Top 10 OHL Players   In modern day draft history, the Western Hockey League has produced some outstanding NHL players. Traditionally known […]

Scott Niedermayer Honoured by the Kamloops Blazers

Scott Niedermayer Honoured by the Kamloops Blazers

This is a guest post written by Adam Williams   Scott Niedermayer sits at a table at the head of the Kamloops Blazers board room, on his right sits Mark […]

by · January 28, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Player Profiles, WHL
Nathan MacKinnon (Ryan Taplin/Metro Halifax News)

2013 CHL NHL Top Prospects Game Preview

The puck drop for the 2013 CHL NHL Top Prospects game has almost arrived as scouts converge to take in the talent available for the upcoming NHL Entry Draft. The […]

by · January 14, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · OHL, Player Profiles, Prospects, QMJHL, WHL
Sabres prospects at the World Junior Hockey Championship

Sabres prospects at the World Junior Hockey Championship

With the World Junior Hockey Championships (WJHC) underway from Ufa, Russia, it is a good time to take a look at some of the potential stars of the future for […]