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WHL: Americans, Raiders Add Players via Trade

Posted on September 27, 2021

The Spokane Chiefs have traded defenceman Jordan Chudley to the Tri-City Americans for a ninth-round pick in the 2022 WHL Prospects Draft. The teams announced the deal Monday. Chudley, who hails from Souris, Man., played two seasons in Spokane, recording two assists and in 57 regular season games. Originally a fourth-round WHL Draft pick by…

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WHL makes schedule changes due to border closing

Posted on September 10, 2021

The WHL made changes to its early-season schedule this week as a result of the U.S.-Canada border still being shut down. The WHL said that teams in the British Columbia Division will only play teams from inside their own division, and the teams in the U.S. Division will also only play teams from inside their…

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WHL announces a vaccine policy

Posted on August 18, 2021

The WHL announced this week that it will have a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy moving forward, which requires all players, hockey operations staff, other team and league personnel, and officials to be fully vaccinated at least 14 days before the start of the 2021-22 season. The season is set to begin on Oct. 1. The…

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WHL: Portland and Victoria add goaltenders

Posted on August 12, 2021

The Portland Winterhawks, have acquired goaltender Mason Dunsford from the Tri-City Americans for a conditional fifth-round selection in the 2023 WHL Prospects Draft. The 2003-born goaltender¬†played 23 games with the Americans over the last two seasons.¬†During the 2020-21 campaign, he recorded a 5.30 goals against average and an .857 save percentage. Dunsford was originally selected…

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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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