Western Hockey League

Don't look now but Curtis Lazar could trade his Oil Kings jersey for a Sens jersey this year. (photo whl.ca)

WHL Power Rankings: November 19th

The Western Hockey League regular season has passed the quarter pole and we are beginning to learn some things. We know that the U.S. Division is the league’s toughest from […]

by · November 19, 2013 · 1 comment · CHL, WHL
Kamloops and Lethbridge have had a rough go so far this year (photo whl.ca)

WHL Power Rankings: November 1st

The Western Hockey League season is starting to pick up steam and we are starting to see teams settle into what they will end up being. There were some big […]

by · November 1, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · CHL, Other Leagues, WHL
WHL Power Rankings: October 24th

WHL Power Rankings: October 24th

The Western Hockey League saw a pretty busy week these past few days. There have been two pretty big trades and a certain team in Portland has caught fire again. […]

by · October 25, 2013 · 1 comment · CHL, WHL
Mason Geertsen (Chris Relke/Vancouver Giants)

Q & A With Colorado Avalanche Prospect Mason Geertsen

THW:  It’s been a while since the draft happened. I know you got asked this 100 times at the draft, but now that you’ve actually had time to process everything, […]

by · October 18, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Colorado Avalanche, Prospects, WHL
Eric Williams and the Spokane Chiefs continue to win (photo whl.ca)

WHL Power Rankings: October 15th

Another exciting week of WHL hockey is in the books and we have some risers and droppers in this week’s power rankings. Last week the Kelowna Rockets held the top […]

by · October 16, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · CHL, WHL
Toronto Maple Leafs top prospect Morgan Rielly on draft day 2012. (Charles LeClaire-US PRESSWIRE)

Morgan Rielly: Should I Stay Or Should I Go?

King of the Hill? Don’t let that 4-1-0 record fool you – the Toronto Maple Leafs are not quite ready to be the cream of the crop of the Eastern […]

by · October 11, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Prospects, Toronto Maple Leafs, WHL
Mathew Barzal: one of the top average-sized forwards available for the 2015 NHL Draft. (Photo: Christopher Mast)

WHL Power Rankings: October 8th

The Western Hockey League has completed two full weeks of play now and we are starting to see some trends and teams begin to separate themselves. Some teams that we […]

by · October 8, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · CHL, WHL
The Kelowna Rockets are poised to make a run in the WHL (photo whl.ca)

WHL: Is This the Year for the Kelowna Rockets?

The Kelowna Rockets simply had a great year last year. Well, a great regular season anyway. After finishing atop the WHL’s B.C. Division they seemed to be destined to meet […]

by · September 17, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · CHL, WHL
Will there be happy times in Portland again?  (WHL.ca)

Don’t Count The Portland Winterhawks Out Just Yet

It’s hard to imagine the Portland Winterhawks having a better season than the one they had in 2012-2013. They finished the WHL regular season with a league best 57-12-1-2 record […]

by · August 29, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · CHL, WHL
(Marissa Baecker / shootthebreeze.ca)

Undrafted and Uncertain: What to Make of Carter Rigby

In May of 2012, I wrote a draft prospect profile on Kelowna Rockets forward Carter Rigby. Although some were high on him, including Cody Nickolet and Dan Sallows, it was […]

by · July 25, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Prospects, WHL
Photo courtesy whl.ca

Eric Roy – The Next Ones: NHL 2013 Draft Prospect Profile

Eric Roy THW Close-Up: Date of birth: 10/24/1994 Place of birth: Beauval, SASK Ht: 6’3″     Wt: 190 lbs Shoots: Left Position: D NHL Draft Eligibility: 2013 1st year eligible Twitter: @Royzy07  THW […]

by · June 26, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · NHL Entry Draft, WHL
Josh Morrissey was one of the top puckmoving defenseman available for the 2013 NHL draft. [photo: David Chan]

Josh Morrissey: The Next Ones NHL Draft Profile

Josh Morrissey THW Close-Up: (Full name: Joshua T. Morrissey; aka J.T. and Josh Morrissey) Date of birth: 1995-Mar-28 Place of birth:  Calgary, AB Ht: 6’0  Wt: 185 lbs Shoots: Left Position: Defenseman NHL […]

by · June 24, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · NHL Entry Draft, WHL