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OHL, WHL Plan December Starts

Posted on August 6, 2020

The OHL and WHL have announced plans to restart their seasons this December. The WHL announced a start date of Dec. 4 and the OHL said it plans to return to action on Dec. 1. The WHL said it remains committed to playing a full Regular Season schedule of 68 games, followed by four rounds…

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WHL: Victoria Acquires Wyatt Wilson from Swift Current

Posted on July 7, 2020

The Victoria Royals announced that they have acquired the rights to unsigned defenseman Wyatt Wilson (2003) from the Swift Current Broncos in exchange for a conditional fifth-round pick in the 2023 WHL Bantam Draft. “One of the bigger defenders in the tournament, and a throwback defender who dominates his end of the ice with brute…

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WHL: Moose Jaw Adds Gordon Burnett to Coaching Staff

Posted on July 7, 2020

The Moose Jaw Warriors hired Gordon Burnett to the coaching staff as an assistant coach, joining head coach Mark O’Leary and assistant coach Scott King on the Warriors bench. Burnett joins the Warriors after spending last season as the head coach of the Winnipeg Blues of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League (MJHL), which included serving…

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WHL Announces Return to Play Initiative

Posted on June 18, 2020

The WHL wrapped up his league meetings via online video conference earlier this week, and during the meeting, teams discussed and finalized the league’s return to play initiative. With government and health authorities in each of the six jurisdictions in the WHL territory in the process of releasing further directives on their re-opening plans, the…

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WHL: Kelowna, Tri-City Add Intriguing ’05s

Posted on May 20, 2020

’05 F Andrew Cristall to Kelowna NZ Scouts: “Andrew is what I call an enigma prospect. Some teams are going to absolutely love him for the offense he is capable of generating. Some teams are going to shy away from him for his lack of effort on the defensive side of the puck. But love…

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WHL: Heidt, Pickering and Yager All Sign WHL Deals

Posted on April 24, 2020

Three players signed WHL contracts this week, including highly-touted forward Riley Heidt. Below, find links to the players’ profiles (where you can find their star rating) as well as a snippet of a scouting report on each player from our scouts. Pos Player Team Scouting Report D Owen Pickering Swift Current Owen is a quick/mobile…

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WHL: Regina Will Select Bedard, Exceptional Player Signs Contract

Posted on April 21, 2020

The Regina Pats announced that they will select forward Connor Bedard, the first exceptional status player in WHL history, first overall in the 2020 WHL Bantam Draft on Wednesday; in addition, the 15-year-old has signed a WHL Standard Player Agreement with the club. The Pats secured the first overall selection in the 2020 WHL Bantam…

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WHL: Streek Traded to Saskatoon Blades

Posted on April 21, 2020

The Saskatoon Blades have struck a deal with the Portland Winterhawks to acquire 2004-born forward Carter Streek in exchange for a fifth-round pick, originally belonging to the Victoria Royals, in the 2020 Western Hockey League Bantam Entry Draft. Following the trade, Streek put pen to paper on a Standard Player Agreement with the Blades, and is…

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Several WHL Trades Ahead of WHL Bantam Draft

Posted on April 20, 2020

Ahead of the WHL Bantam Draft scheduled for Wednesday, there were a flurry of trades in the WHL on Monday. The Victoria Royals acquired defenseman Jacson Alexander from the Edmonton Oil Kings along with 2020 3rd and 7th round picks in exchange for center Kaid Oliver, a 2020 4th round pick and a 2023 conditional…

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WHL: Lethbridge Signs 2004-Born Defenseman

Posted on April 16, 2020

The Lethbridge Hurricanes Hockey Club announced Wednesday that they have signed 2004-born defenseman Easton Kovacs to a Western Hockey League Standard Player Agreement. Kovacs, 15, was undrafted in the WHL Bantam Draft. The product of Delta, British Columbia attended Hurricanes Rookie Camp in 2019 after being listed by the club. In 2019-2020, Kovacs appeared in…

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