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October 28th, 2014 In Prospects, WHL 0 comments

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 the Portland Winterhawks for a two-game set on Thursday and Saturday. It was to be a highly anticipated rematch of last season’s Western Conference...

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October 15th, 2014 In WHL, Winnipeg Jets 4 comments

There may not be a fiercer rivalry in the Western Hockey League than the feud that exists between the Portland Winterhawks and the Seattle Thunderbirds. The two bitter foes have met six times in the WHL playoffs, with many of those battles being nasty, physical affairs. The rivalry took a vicious turn over the weekend. Vicious Head Shot In the...

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October 15th, 2014 In CHL, WHL 0 comments

What in the world is wrong with the Portland Winterhawks? That’s a million-dollar question that everybody’s asking, but nobody really has an answer for. When the four-time defending Western Conference playoff champions opened their WHL season with a losing weekend, the reason was rather obvious. The Winterhawks were missing no fewer than...

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October 4th, 2014 In WHL 0 comments

Some of you may know that I am from Regina, Saskatchewan a.k.a. Riderville, home of Canada's best football team, the Saskatchewan Roughriders. Certainly, there's absolutely no argument there. Regina is also known for developing some of hockey's greatest players, all through the Western Hockey League's (and the world's) oldest junior franchise:...

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September 22nd, 2014 In Prospects, WHL 0 comments

The Brandon Wheat Kings and Kelowna Rockets are going to be REALLY good this season. That should come as no surprise — they were listed as the top two WHL teams in the pre-season edition of the CHL weekly top-10 rankings, placing third and fifth, respectively. And the THW panel echoed that sentiment in our season preview and predictions, so...

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August 27th, 2014 In CHL, WHL 0 comments

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 in the league will hit the ice to get ready for September’s start to the season. What a season it could be this year. The WHL will be as interesting as...

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August 17th, 2014 In CHL, WHL 4 comments

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 fan, want to keep up with NHL Draft prospects, or have a favorite team, there are plenty of folks for you to follow on social media. Here are 10 people you should be following. 1....

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August 11th, 2014 In CHL, WHL 0 comments

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 — almost unprecedented — turnover for head coaches. When the puck drops on the 2014-15 campaign in just over a month, 10 of the 22 WHL franchises will have new...

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