Vancouver Giants Are the Real Deal

At the top of the WHL’s BC Division are the Vancouver Giants with a 30-12-2-0 record. Equipped with some star power, primarily on defense, the Giants play stingy hockey and shut down the best of teams. One concern heading into the Jan. 10 trade deadline, was the Giants’ lack of a premier goal-scorer in their […]

2019 World Juniors: Hrabik Getting Great Opportunity With Czechs

VANCOUVER — Krystof Hrabik couldn’t have handpicked two better linemates, getting the chance to flank a pair of first-round NHL draft picks in Martin Necas and Martin Kaut through three games at the 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship. Vaclav Varada, their coach for the Czech Republic, called it a ‘good fit’ even though they haven’t […]

Finland’s Thomson Shining for WHL’s Rockets

Lassi Thomson is still grasping the English language and Canadian culture. As for the smaller ice surface, he’s already looking right at home and, really, hit the ground running in North America. From Day 1, his elite talent was evident and, in a matter of a month, he’s emerging as a game-breaker in the Western […]

Addison Makes Case for Team Canada at Summer Showcase

Tim Hunter and Team Canada are going to have some difficult decisions on defence when it comes time to finalize the World Junior roster at selection camp in December. The easy decisions are Noah Dobson and Evan Bouchard — taken 12th and 10th overall, respectively, in this June’s draft. Hunter was most impressed by those two […]

WHL Playoff Predictions: Third Round Offers Intriguing Matchups

I knew I shouldn’t have bet against Carter Hart, but three out of four ain’t bad. That brings me up to 10-for-12 through two rounds of my WHL playoff predictions, also getting the number of games right for five of those series. Yes, I’m on a bit of a roll this year. Our @LarryFisher_KDC has […]

WHL Playoff Predictions: Couple Coin Flips in 2nd Round

Maybe I should quit while I’m ahead. Walk away while my bracket is looking good. It’s not going to get any easier, that’s for sure. It never does. I went 7-for-8 on my predictions for the first round of the Western Hockey League playoffs. Not only did I get seven of the eight winners right, […]