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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 »

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 »

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 »

WHL – high scoring Hannoun moves to PA for stretch run

  January 8, 2019 If it wasn’t clear before, it is now; the Prince Albert Raiders are going for it. A six-piece trade between the Raiders and Victoria Royals has sent overage forward Dante Hannoun to northern Saskatchewan last Thursday. Also headed to the Royals in the deal are fourth and eighth round selections in Read More »

Giants win 7th straight, 2-1 OT vs Royals at the Coliseum

  December 13, 2018 It may have been the most dramatic Teddy Bear Toss victory in the 18-year history of the Vancouver Giants last Saturday night. With only a minute and 19 seconds remaining in the third period trailing by a goal, Giants defenceman Bowen Byram scored the 2018 Teddy Bear Toss game tying goal, Read More »

Rockets blank Royals in goaltending duel

  December 8, 2018 Glen Erickson, Kelowna Daily Courier Midway through the Kelowna Rockets’ contest against the division rival Victoria Royals, it became apparent that one of the teams was probably going to have to win ugly. For the Rockets, now 14-15-2 on the season, winning ugly on Friday night sure beat the alternative. “It Read More »

WHL Update – Giants increase lead in West

    December 5, 2018 BC Division The Vancouver Giants continue to stretch their lead at the top of the WHL BC division, and are knocking on the door for the #1 spot overall in the Western Conference. With a record of 20-6-2-0 ant 42 points, the Giants are just three back of Everett, with Read More »

Royals tame Cougars, 5-1

  Prince George, BC – The visiting Victoria Royals scored the opening four goals, including the game winner and insurance goal from Igor Martynov, en route to a 5-1 victory over the Prince George Cougars on Saturday night. The win moves the Royals to 13-9-0-0, for 26 points, in 22 games  –  second place in Read More »

48 WHLer on NHL’s “Players to Watch” list

  November 15, 2018 Calgary – NHL Central Scouting has issued an updated ‘Players to Watch’ list for the 2019 NHL Draft, with 48 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 Update – Giants maintain lead in West

    November 13, 2018 The Vancouver Giants kept things rolling on the weekend, with a tight win and a loss vs the visiting Prince George Cougars to maintain their eight point lead over second place Victoria Royals. The Giants won the opener Saturday 2-1 then lost the rematch Sunday 1-0. Victoria split their series Read More »

WHL Standings – Giants stretch lead in West

    November 4, 2018 The Vancouver Giants continue as the hottest team in the WHL Western Conference. The team is now posting 12-3-2 record overall, and are second overall in the league. The Giants’ Trent Miner is now 4-1-0-2 with a league leading 1.41 goals against average and a .953 save percentage –  partner Read More »

Royals take down Brandon 3-1

  October 30, 2018 Victoria, BC – The Victoria Royals received a two-goal performance from Kaid Oliver and 28 saves from Griffen Outhouse to defeat the Brandon Wheat Kings 3-1 on Saturday night at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. Scoring: Royals – Kaid Oliver 2g-0a (Game Winner), Ralph Jarratt 1g-0a, D-Jay Jerome 0g-1a, Tarun Fizer 0g-1a, Read More »