WHL Good to Play, BCHL Still in Limbo

Posted on March 2, 2021

The WHL received good news on Monday, after British Columbia health minister Adrian Dix said that the province had approved the plan outlined by the league to resume the season. There are five teams in the WHL’s “B.C. Division” who are affected. Previously, that division had not received local approval to begin playing games but…

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WHL Teams Make Moves Ahead of Season Restart

Posted on February 23, 2021

The WHL season is starting up again this week, and teams across the league, who will be playing in geographical pods, have begun making roster moves to prepare for the resumption of the schedule. Some WHL franchises lost players to other junior leagues when things shut down in the fall. The Kamloops Blazers began the…

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Spokane Signs Goalie Manny Panghli

Posted on February 17, 2021

The Spokane Chiefs announced on Wednesday that they had signed 2004-born goalie Manny Panghli. Last season, Panghli appeared in 16 games for the Thompson Blazers u16 team, where he posted a 3.16 GAA and was named the team’s MVP. Then later on last season he joined the Okanagan Hockey Academy in Penticton, where he posted…

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FREE: Winterhawks Acquire Brock Gould from Moose Jaw

Posted on February 10, 2021

The Portland Winterhawks acquired goaltender Brock Gould from the Moose Jaw Warriors in exchange for a conditional pick in the 2023 WHL Bantam Draft. Our scouts had Gould listed as a Player to Watch in our report ranking prospects for the 2020 NHL Draft. The Winterhawks were in need of a goalie following Joel Hofer‘s…

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FREE: WHL U.S. Division Receives Approval from Local Government

Posted on February 8, 2021

The WHL is another step closer to playing hockey, after the state of Washington approved the league’s plans for the U.S. Divisional pod. As part of the WHL’s plans, the Everett Silvertips, Seattle Thunderbirds, Spokane Chiefs, Tri-City Americans and Portland Winterhawks will all begin games on March 19. The Winterhawks are the only team not…

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WHL: Seattle and Edmonton Trade Import Players

Posted on January 25, 2021

The on-ice season in the WHL still hasn’t started yet but the off-ice season is in full swing. The Seattle Thunderbirds and Edmonton Oil Kings completed a trade on Monday, swapping import players. The Oil Kings acquired defenseman Simon Kubicek from the Thunderbirds as well as a conditional pick in the 2023 WHL Draft, in…

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Modifications to Schedules Across the CHL

Posted on December 23, 2020

Earlier this week, the QMJHL announced that the schedule has been paused until the middle of January, when it’s possible the league returns in a pod format. Four cities will likely host games from Jan. 22-24. There will be more pod games beginning on Jan. 29. Additionally, the OHL announced this week that their regular-season…

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U15 Saskatchewan: Notre Dame Hounds vs Regina Pats Blues and Moose Jaw Warriors vs Regina Aces

Posted on November 19, 2020

Notre Dame Hounds @ Regina Pat Blues; U15 SAAHL League Game; November, 14 2020 Neutral Zone was in attendance at the Co-operators Centre to watch the Notre Dame Hounds take on the Regina Pat Blues in a SAAHL U15 regular season. Notre Dame has two teams in this league, one being AAA and the other…

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West Coast Elite Bantam Showcase: Top 60

Posted on November 17, 2020

West Coast Elite Bantam Showcase Neutral Zone was in attendance at the West Coast Elite Bantam Showcase that took place in Chandler, Arizona on the weekend of 11/13-11/15. The showcase consisted of 10 teams, two from Arizona, four from California, one from Dallas, one from Omaha, one from Chicago, and one from Colorado. The showcase…

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WHL Signings: Regina Signs Wotton, Victoria Inks Three ’05s

Posted on August 24, 2020

The Regina Pats announced the signing of 17-year-old Colby Wotton, a forward from Foxwarren, Manitoba. Wotton signed a standard player agreement with the club and was drafted by the Pats in the 7th round, 136th overall in the 2018 WHL Bantam Draft. Last season with the Yellowhead Chiefs of the MMHL, Wotton put up 19…

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