In one sense, you could say the Mississauga Steelheads and London Knights are victims of their own success. Major junior hockey is a development stream after all and they’ve each developed multiple players well enough for extended stays in the NHL this season, albeit they could still come back to the OHL.
And we’re off! A new season means a fresh batch of candidates for our annual Minor Hockey Player of the Year Award. Since 2000, the award has been honouring players in their CHL draft year who are at the top of their game and exemplify a strong commitment to sportsmanship, leadership, and school and community participation.
My name is Greg Cugnet. I am a physiotherapist working with the UBC Thunderbirds Men’s Hockey Team. Since my time with the team has begun, one thing has become increasingly clear to me: hockey players have tight hips!
Brianna Decker scored two goals as Team USA skated to a 5-2 win over Team Canada in the opening of a series of games between the two national teams as they prepare for the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics.
The future of the Western Hockey League is looking mighty bright. Last month the league shifted the spotlight to the next wave of talent with the WHL Cup in Calgary.
Two games into the 2017 WHL Cup and Team Alberta is backing up the hype behind their team with two commanding wins so far. With 11 first round draft picks in the lineup, Alberta has scored at will and shown why they are the favourites.
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.
1) The New Age of Hockey Training and Development
2) Jack Hughes wins 2017 Hockey Player of the Year Award for Ontario
3) 4 Takeaways from the 2017 WHL Cup
4) Kids Share Love of Hockey with Taste of Fame at 2017 BT Hockey Classic
5) Team Canada Roster Named for 2017 Women’s Worlds