Western Hockey League

Kamloop Blazers forward JC Lipon hopes to duplicate Tanner Pearson in getting drafted for the first time in his third year of eligibility (WHL.ca)

JC Lipon This Year’s Tanner Pearson?

Last year the feel good story for Canada at the World Junior Championships, and in junior hockey for that matter, was Tanner Pearson. The Barrie Colts forward who had been passed over […]

by · December 12, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · CHL, International Hockey, Player Profiles, Prospects, WHL, World Junior Hockey Championship
Scott Harrington's development gave Pittsburgh confidence to trade Morrow. (CHL Images)

Predicting the 2013 Team Canada World Juniors Roster

  Come December 26th, the 2013 Team Canada World Juniors roster will be assembled, and start their quest for gold. As most Canadians gather to watch some of the future NHL […]

by · December 5, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · CHL, OHL, QMJHL, WHL, World Junior Hockey Championship
Ryan Strome is just one player that will be rising through the Isles' system in the coming years, and there will surely be many more.

2013 World Juniors: The Essential Canadian Twitter Guide

Social media is a powerful tool these days. With the World Juniors coming up, expand your Twitter expertise by following many of Canada’s young stars. Check out this directory containing loads of links to get you on your way.

by · December 5, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · CHL, International Hockey, OHL, Prospects, QMJHL, WHL, World Junior Hockey Championship
Luck and the NHL Draft

Luck and the NHL Draft

One of the more interesting moments in NHL and specifically Buffalo Sabres history came in the very early days of their existence. When the National Hockey League announced two new […]

by · December 3, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Buffalo Sabres, CHL, Hockey History, National Juniors, QMJHL, WHL
Jordan Binnington (Terry Wilson/OHL Images)

2013 World Juniors: Canada’s Goaltending Conundrum

Selection camp will be intense, and every player there knows it. But for the Canadian goaltenders, they’ll face incredibly tough tests in both camp and the tournament itself.

First up is making the team.

by · December 3, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · CHL, International Hockey, OHL, Prospects, QMJHL, WHL, World Junior Hockey Championship
Brady Vail (windsorspitfires.com)

CHL Prospects Update For The Montreal Canadiens

More than two months after the start of the CHL season, the NHL has yet to begin the 2012-13 season and now the whole season is on the brink of […]

by · December 3, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · CHL, Montreal Canadiens, National Juniors, OHL, Prospects, QMJHL, WHL, World Junior Hockey Championship
Jessiman has been a huge disappointment (Source: Flickr -MilwaukeeHockey)

Worst NHL First-Round Draft Picks of the 2000s

Have you wondered what would have happened if your hockey team’s scouting staff had pick another player instead of the player they drafted in the first round of an NHL […]

by · November 28, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · AHL, CHL, National Juniors, OHL, QMJHL, Top 10 Lists, WHL
Mathew Dumba (Darren Aucoin/Flickr)

Minnesota Wild Prospects Eligible for the 2013 WJHC

Ah, the holidays; a time for relaxing and cherishing the time you spend with friends, family and loved ones in general. It’s also time to sit back and watch some […]

by · November 27, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · CHL, International Hockey, Minnesota Wild, OHL, Prospects, QMJHL, WHL, World Junior Hockey Championship
Dougie Hamilton won the Max Kaminsky Trophy as the OHL's top defenceman.  (Terry Wilson/OHL Images)

Hockey Canada Will Have Tough Decisions on Defence

  One of the most watched sporting events in Canada, the World Junior Hockey Championships have become a holiday tradition. This year’s tournament may be one of the most watched […]

by · November 27, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · CHL, International Hockey, OHL, QMJHL, WHL, World Junior Hockey Championship
(Steven Christy/OKC Barons)

NHL Lockout Could Provide Impressive Depth Up Front for Canada

There are certainly not a lot of positives when talking about the NHL lockout.  It is usually talked about with frustration and negativity, and in some cases apathy. However one […]

by · November 22, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · CHL, International Hockey, OHL, Prospects, QMJHL, WHL, World Junior Hockey Championship
Nathan MacKinnon (Ryan Taplin/Metro Halifax News)

From the Scouting Notebook: 2013 NHL Entry Draft Rankings

The atmosphere in rinks around the globe are beginning to intensify as draft eligible players start out on their journey to realize their dreams of being selected by an NHL […]

Hunter Shinkaruk celebrates another goal (photo whl.ca)

Hunter Shinkaruk 2013 NHL Draft Prospect

It seems that when NHL Draft pundits talk about the best players in the WHL they focus on one of the many great defensemen that the league has produced. While […]

by · November 20, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · CHL, Prospects, WHL