The next flock of WHL (Western Hockey League) superstars will get their chance to win provincial bragging rights and the the newly minted WHL Cup this week in Calgary.
We’ve shone a spotlight on plenty of gear in our HockeyNow: CRAVE series (which we’re bringing back this month after a long hiatus), and although we plan to do the same, we thought it was high time that we look at some new technology, and an app that has huge potential to change the way scouts, recruiters and players connect.
Kelowna Rockets Assistant Coach Kris Mallette has seen a lot in his career. From playing junior hockey with the Kelowna Rockets to coaching the Western Hockey League powerhouse, Kris played for nine teams in five leagues in under a decade.
The Everett Silvertips have been thrown into the fires of adversity to start the 2017-18 Western Hockey League season. A gruelling travel schedule and star goaltender Carter Hart on the sidelines due to illness, the Tips have had their work cut out for them, but overage forward Matt Fonteyne says every challenge presents an opportunity.
Every coach and player is always in search of more offence. But where does offence start? In general terms, offence starts with how you manage the puck in the offensive zone. The key is having a plan that forces the other team to defend while allowing your team to stay patient and pounce on scoring chances.
The Okotoks Oilers are rolling this year, off to the best start in franchise history with 10 wins in a row. The team is undefeated and leading the Alberta Junior Hockey League (AJHL), plus the Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL) has taken notice, putting the Oilers atop the national top-20 rankings for the first time ever.
Locations for the six-game pre-Olympic series between Canada and the U.S. national women’s teams have been finalized. Hockey Canada announced the final game of the cross-border series, and the last time the two teams will clash before the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics will be in Edmonton on Dec. 17.
There’s some hesitancy to read too much into the standings early on in the OHL season, and understandably so. It’s a long season and there’s a lot of good teams that don’t truly get up to speed until sometime in November, maybe even later.
Last June, the Alberta Junior Hockey League (AJHL) had three players drafted into the NHL after a three-year absence having no players selected. It was a notice to the scouting world what kind of talent exists in the Alberta Junior ranks.
For now, Hockey Canada and the North York Hockey League (NYHL) have reached a compromise when it comes to ushering in the cross-ice/half-ice mandate.
Combining sport and school for hockey players has been a growing trend, and that’s as apparent as ever in the Canadian Sport School Hockey League (CSSHL).
The Trenton Golden Hawks will once again host a prestigious event. A year ago the Golden Hawks laid out the welcome mats for one of the OJHL’s Winter Showcases as well as the Dudley Hewitt Cup, a regional qualifier for the national RBC Cup Junior A championship.
1) Prospect Profiles: Ty Smith, Andrei Svechnikov & Joe Veleno
2) CSSHL Expanding in 2017-18 Season
3) Oilers Assistant Coach Jay Woodcroft on Creating Offence from the Cycle
4) Prospect Profile: Jonny Tychonick, Evan Bouchard & Benoit-Olivier Groulx
5) Mom Mondays: Giving Thanks for Hockey!