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WHL – Kelowna Rockets Clinch Playoff Spot

  March 7, 2020 The Kelowna Rockets are the 15th Western Hockey League team to secure a spot in the 2020 WHL Playoffs following a 6-0 win over the Seattle Thunderbirds Friday night at Prospera Place. With the victory, the Rockets improved to 28-27-3-3 on the season through 61 games, giving them 62 points. The Read More »

WHL Playoff race update

  March 1, 2010 Here’s a quick look at current standings in the WHL, as the league approaches the end of its 68 game regular season schedule. So far 13 teams have clinched playoff spots.   U.S. DIVISION # Team GP W L OTL SOL PTS PCT ROW GF GA Streak P10 PIM 1 X Read More »

Giants Wrap Up Weekend With a 4-1 Loss to the Victoria Royals

The Vancouver Giants (32-22-3-2) earned four of six possible points this weekend against Victoria. Sunday afternoon the Victoria Royals (31-23-5-2) earned a 4-1 victory over the Vancouver Giants in the third game of a three-in-three weekend. Brandon Cutler led the Royals with a goal and two assists while goaltender Adam Evanoff stopped 33 of Vancouver’s Read More »

Scottie Upshall hangs ’em up

  February 24, 2020 By Robert Murray Scottie Upshall has announced his retirement from professional hockey. The Fort McMurray, Alberta product most recently appeared in the National Hockey League for the St. Louis Blues. This season, Upshall had taken his talents to Europe, playing in Switzerland’s National League with HC Ambri-Piotta. After playing for his hometown Read More »

WHL – Giants win streak ends at 11

  February 24, 2020 For the first time in a span of 12 games, the Vancouver Giants lost a hockey game. Saturday night in front of nearly 8000-strong in Everett, WA the Giants (30-21-3-2) dropped a 2-1 decision to the Everett Silvertips (39-12-3-1). Gage Concalves’ power play goal late in the third period broke up Read More »

UBC to Canada West, first time in 42 years

    February 24, 2020 EDMONTON – For the first time in 42 years the UBC Thunderbirds have advanced to the Canada West final after earning a 2-1 win over the number one seed Alberta Golden Bears in game three of the semifinal series Sunday night at Clare Drake Arena. Tyler Sandhu scored the game winner Read More »

WHL – Giants win streak now at 10

  February 17, 2020 With three wins over the holiday weekend, the Vancouver Giants have extended their winning streak to 10, and are now just one point back of second place Victoria Royals in the BC Division. Their most recent win was 3-2 Monday afternoon decision in a testy rematch at home vs the Seattle Read More »

WHL – BC #1 Blazers win Wild One 7-6 OT

  February 17, 2020 Kamloops Blazer’s Logan Stankoven had two goals and two assists and Kyrell Sopotyk had three goals in a 7-6 overtime win at home Monday afternoon, over the Victoria Royals. Orrin Centazzo scored the overtime winner as the Blazers improved to 35-16-3-1 on the season and lead the B.C. Division by 10 Read More »

WHL – Giants win 7th straight

  February 14, 2020 With another strong performance last weekend, followed up by a win Wednesday, the Vancouver Giants stretched their BC Division lead to six points over the top Western Conference Wildcard Kelowna Rockets, who have been rattled with a series of injuries to key players. On Saturday, the Giants defeated the struggling Prince Read More »

WHL – Giants extend winning streak to 6

  February 10, 2020 The Vancouver Giants extended their winning streak to six on Sunday with their third straight win over #1 Kamloops Blazers. On Saturday, the Giants downed Prince George 5-2, and are now six points back of Victoria for second in the WHL’s BC division, and six clear of the Kelowna Rockets. Tyler Read More »

WHL – Giants sweep Loops, move into 3rd place

  February 3, 2020 The Vancouver Giants have climbed back into the top three of the B.C. Division standings. Saturday night in Kamloops, the Giants completed a weekend sweep of the B.C. Division leading Kamloops Blazers with a 3-2 victory. Tristen Nielsen scored twice in a three-goal second period for the Giants and goaltender David Read More »

Blazers surge into seventh in Kia CHL Top 10 Rankings

January 16, 202o Toronto  – The Canadian Hockey League today announced the week 17 edition of the Kia CHL Top-10 Rankings for the 2019-20 season. The weekly rankings of the CHL’s Top-10 teams are selected by a panel of National Hockey League scouts. The standings are reflective of before Wednesday’s Western Hockey League action. Holding onto the third spot for another week, the Portland Winterhawks remained Read More »

33 CSSHL players selected in NHL Central Scouting midterms

      January 14, 2020 A total of 33 former Canadian Sport School Hockey League student athletes have landed on NHL Central Scouting’s midterm ranking of the top players eligible for the 2020 NHL Draft. Twenty-eight CSSHL alums are listed on the North American Skaters list, including seventh-ranked Kaiden Guhle, while four former CSSHL Read More »

WHL Top Guns – Scoring Leaders & Goalies

January 13, 2020  The WHL’s Top 30 Scoring Leaders and Top 20 Goaltenders. Scoring Leaders: WHL Top 30 – 1.13.2020               Rank Pos Name Team GP G A PTS +/- PIM 1 LW Beckman, Adam SPO 39 30 34 64 30 12 2 C Hamblin, James MH 42 23 41 Read More »

Top 200 NA skaters – NHL Central Scouting midterms

    January 13, 2020 NHL Central Scouting today released its midterm 2020 NHL Draft rankings. Here’s the Top 200 North American skaters listed. R Skater Ht Wt Pos Current Team League 1 LAFRENIERE, ALEXIS 6′ 1″ 196 LW RIMOUSKI QMJHL 2 BYFIELD, QUINTON 6′ 4″ 215 C SUDBURY OHL 3 DRYSDALE, JAMIE 5′ 11″ Read More »

51 WHL players crack NHL Central Scouting midterms

  January 13, 2020 NHL Central Scouting’s midterm rankings for the 2020 NHL Draft includes 51 WHL players. Nine WHL skaters cracked the top 30 North Americans. Four WHL goalies were listed in the top 10 North American goaltenders. The top ranked WHL skater, at #7 is defenceman Kaiden Guhle (Prince Albert Raiders / Sherwood Read More »

Top 200 NA skaters – by league and country

    January 13, 2020 NHL Central Scouting today released its midterm 2020 NHL Draft rankings. Here’s an overview of the Top 200 North American skaters (no goalies), by country/league. In summary, players toiling in Canadian leagues (which includes some US and European players), make up almost two thirds of the total (64.5%) – 129 Read More »

Tips and Winterhawks leading WHL

  November 25, 2019 Here’s how things are looking 24 or so games into the 2019-2020 WHL regular season. In the West, it’s the US Division Everett Silvertips and Portland Winterhawks tied for first place overall, each with 33 points. The Tips have done it in 22 games, the Hawks in 23. The Kamloops Blazers Read More »

WHL – 105 players attending NHL Camps

    September 16, 2019 The Western Hockey League announced last week that 105 WHL players would be attending NHL rookie and training camps in September. All players are eligible to return to the WHL for the 2019-20 season. Of the 105 players attending, 58 were selected in the NHL Draft, including Saskatoon Blades forward Read More »

WHL Preseason comes to a close

  September 16, 2019 The final 15 games of the 2019 Western Hockey League Pre-season are in the books and the start of the 2019-20 WHL Regular Season is now only days away.   Oil Kings sweep away Cougars in Fort St. John The Edmonton Oil Kings and Prince George Cougars closed out their pre-season Read More »

WHL Pre-season – Tips, Blazers and Broncs go 3-0

  September 6, 2019 Western Hockey League pre-season action was in full swing throughout the league as 16 games took place over the Labour Day weekend. Through it all, three teams emerged with perfect records, the Everett Silvertips, Kamloops Blazers, and Swift Current Broncos.     Hosting a pre-season tournament at Angel of the Winds Arena Read More »

Lindgren signs with Kamloops Blazers

    The Kamloops Blazers have signed Canadian Sport School Hockey League (CSSHL) student athlete Mats Lindgren to a standard Western Hockey League (WHL) Player Agreement. Lindgren, 14, attended the BWC Academy this past season, registering 26 points (4-22-26) in 27 games with their Bantam Prep team, along with adding one assist in three games Read More »

NHL Central Scouting – 20 BC Players listed

      April 16, 2019 BC Born / Raised NHL Draft Prospects Here’s a brief look at the Top 10 BC players on the NHL Central Scouting final pre-draft prospects list. Scroll down for the full list of 20 BC born / raised players listed.     Cranbrook’s Bowen Byram of the Vancouver Giants, Read More »

Rockets down Blazers 2-1 in OT

  February 3, 2019 The Kelowna Rockets downed the Kamloops Blazers 2-1 in overtime Saturday night at Prospera Place in Kelowna, BC. Both the Rockets and Blazers each had a power play chance, but neither team could get on the board. Just like the first period, neither team could beat the opposing goaltender. Early in Read More »

PA leaves BC with 4W-1L-1SOL

January 28, 2019 The top-ranked team in the Western Hockey League all year long has been the Prince Albert Raiders, who play in the Eastern Conference, and aren’t too familiar to BC WHL fans. Their stats have been impressive all year long, clearly. But without seeing them, the question in BC at least has been, Read More »

NSWC Midgets down Semi for Gold in Phoenix

      January 23, 2019 The North Shore Winter Club Midget A1 team are U18 Champions of this year’s edition of the Arizona Cactus Cup, held in Phoenix this past weekend. The North Shore team ended up facing cross-town rivals Semiahmoo in the finals, and after falling behind 2-0, roared back to a 3-2 Read More »