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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 »

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 »

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 »

Misery continues for Cougars

      February 19, 2019 by Fraser Rogers The Prince George Cougars were undone by penalty trouble in their 4-1 loss Monday afternoon against the conference leading Everett Silvertips at the CN Centre. The loss makes it 16 games since the Cougars last posted a win (0-12-3-1). The Tips win, combined with a Vancouver 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 »

Four North Van D-men crack NHL mid-terms

          January 22, 2019 Four North Vancouver d-men have cracked the NHL mid-term rankings for North American skaters, in advance of the 2019 NHL draft. Gianni Fairbrother (9.30.00), a sophomore with the Everett Silvertips, is ranked #85. Fairbrother is posting 6G-24 points for the Tips, on the coat-tails of another North Read More »

Giants Wrap 2018 With a Thrilling 2-1 Win Over PG

  December 17, 2018 The Vancouver Giants are heading into their holiday break on a winning note. Sunday night in Langley in front of 3500-plus at the LEC the Vancouver Giants (22-8-2-0) earned a hard-fought 2-1 victory over the Prince George Cougars (11-19-1-2). Brayden Watts notched both goals for the Giants, the latter of which Read More »

de Jong notches first ECAC award

November 26, 2018 ALBANY, N.Y. – Quinnipiac men’s ice hockey sophomore Odeen Tufto (Chaska, Minnesota) and freshman Ethan de Jong (North Vancouver, British Columbia) received ECAC Hockey Weekly Awards, as announced by the league office on Monday afternoon. Tufto earned his second-ever player of the week award while de Jong was honored by the league Read More »

PG Cougars on the rise – move into 2nd Place on hot streak

November 16, 2018   HARTLEY MILLER’S HART ATTACK – (TRENDING UPWARDS) NOVEMBER 16TH, 2018 EDITION 706 Hartley Miller is the sports director and morning news anchor for 94.3 the GOAT in Prince George. The standings back-up the impression that the Prince George Cougars are improving. The Cougars are at the 20-game mark of the 2018-19 Read More »

NHL Scouting lists 35 WHL “Players to Watch”

  October 2, 2018 Calgary – NHL Central Scouting issued its preliminary ‘Players to Watch’ list for the 2019 NHL Draft Monday, with 35 Western Hockey League players making the grade. NHL Central Scouting identifies players with a rating system that includes four categories.  The ‘A’ rating indicates a first round candidate, a ‘B’ rating indicates Read More »

WHL gets underway, Royals jump out to 4-0-0 start

October 2, 2018 The Western Hockey League kicked off its regular season last week, and so far there are still four undefeated teams. Victoria leads the BC Division with a 4-0-0 record, just ahead of the Vancouver Giants, at 3-1-0. In the Central Division, Edmonton is 5-0-0, while in the Eastern Division, Prince Albert is Read More »

Cozens, Bellerive, Hughes lead WHL in opening week

  September 28, 2018 by Robert Murray Western Hockey League Three Stars  1. Dylan Cozens, Lethbridge Hurricanes: 2019 NHL Draft prospect Dylan Cozens led a Canadian Sport School Hockey League-trained sweep of the WHL Three Stars Friday, tallying a hat trick and adding an assist as the Hurricanes downed the Regina Pats by an 8-4 Read More »

WHL Royals down Cougars back to back

    September 23, 2018 The Victoria Royals scored three goals on the powerplay and two while shorthanded to down the Prince George Cougars 5-1 Saturday, to win back to back games. On Friday, the Royals downed the Cougars 2-1 in the fifth round of the shootout. Sunday’s Game Summary: Gamesheet – bit.ly/2I8GDAG Game Galleries Read More »

WHL 2018-19 B.C. Division Preview

    September 19, 2019 by Robert Murray Here’s an overview of the five BC Division WHL teams ahead of the season openers this weekend. A look at who’s returning, who’s new, and team expectations for the new season. Teams are presented in order of finish in theirdivision last season.   Kelowna Rockets General Manager: Bruce Read More »

BCHL New Season Opens Tonight – Playoff Rivalries on Tap

  September 7, 2018 Training camp and preseason are officially over and now the action starts for real as the BCHL regular season fires up off this weekend, the 57th in league history. As usual there are plenty of storylines heading into the season, after a summer that saw a great deal of change in Read More »

2018 Bantam Draft – Kamloops Blazers Picks

    May 4, 2018   Kamloops, BC – The Kamloops Blazers selected 10 players in the 2018 WHL Bantam Draft in Calgary on Thursday. The Blazers picked the hometown kid 5th overall as they selected right shot center . The 5’7” and 165lb forward had 57 goals, 33 assists and 90 points in 30 Read More »

2018 Bantam Draft – Prince George Cougars Picks

  May 4, 2018   Red Deer, AB   The Prince George Cougars Hockey Club selected forward Craig Armstrong (9thoverall) and goaltender Tyler Brennan (21stoverall) in the first round of the 2018 WHL Bantam Draft, in Red Deer Alberta. “They were our top two players we targeted at their positions, so as a scouting staff Read More »

2018 Bantam Draft – Victoria Royals Picks

  May 4, 2018   Red Deer, AB – The Victoria Royals selected 12 players at the 2018 WHL Bantam Draft. Victoria’s 12 draft picks where comprised of five skaters from British Columbia, that included four who call Vancouver Island home, two players from Alberta and Manitoba, and one from Saskatchewan. The Royals’ remaining two Read More »

2018 Bantam Draft – Vancouver Giants Picks

    May 4,  2018 It was a busy, rewarding day for the Vancouver Giants on Thursday in Red Deer, AB. General Manager Glen Hanlon and his team of management and scouts added six forwards, three defencemen and a goaltender to the Vancouver Giants organization. First, hear from the Vancouver Giants Director of Scouting Dan Read More »

2018 Bantam Draft – Kelowna Rockets Picks

    May 4,  2018 The Kelowna Rockets added 11 prospects to the list of young players on Thursday in Red Deer at the 2018 WHL Bantam Draft. Kelowna opened the draft with the 18th overall selection in the first round. The Rockets selected forward Trevor Wong of Vancouver, BC. The 5’8, 135 pound forward recorded Read More »

2018 Bantam Draft – Older is Better

    May 5, 2018 It’s become an annual ritual now – to see how the WHL Bantam Draft breaks down according to month of birth and size (weight), round by round. Clearly at the bantam age there is a wide range of size with boys. Many 15 year boys have shot up, hit puberty, Read More »

2018 Bantam Draft – Sports Schools up the ante again

    May 5, 2018     It was another record breaking year for the Canadian Sport School Hockey League at the WHL Bantam Draft as 81 student athletes, including 15 in the first round, were selected. This breaks the previous record of 66 students selected, and 13 in the first round, set at the 2017 Read More »

2018 Bantam Draft – The Picks in Order

    May 5, 2018 Here’s how this year’s WHL Bantam draft unfolded, May 3, 2018 in Red Deer, in order of selection. Alberta lead the way with 69 picks, including 11 (half) first round picks, 10 second round picks and 9 third round picks. BC were second with 49 picks, including 5 first rounders, Read More »

2018 Bantam Draft – The BC Picks

    May 3, 2018 Here’s how this year’s WHL Bantam draft unfolded, for BC-based players. British Columbia As has been the case for the last few years, Canadian Sports School Hockey League teams dominated the BC player draft. Of the 49 BC picks, all but seven were from the CSSHL, including all 16 of Read More »