The Swift Current Broncos are well on their way to shaking last season off their saddles. After missing the playoffs for the first time since 2012, the Broncos have been battling their way back into the conversation thanks to a potent power play, a few fresh faces and an undeniably tenacious will.
The odds of the 2018 Memorial Cup coming to Ontario look good at this point. While it would normally be the Quebec League’s turn to host the event, next year’s instalment will be up to a national bidding process for the special 100th anniversary edition.
Nick Schneider knows what it takes to get ahead. The 19-year-old Medicine Hat Tigers netminder was atop the league for wins approaching the middle of November with 11 successful stints between the pipes.
Broken skate blades and borderline brawls highlighted Tuesday’s second chapter of the CHL Canada Russia Series. A revolving door in the Russian crease kept Tuesday’s game interesting as Team WHL exacted its revenge following Monday’s 3-2 overtime loss, evening up the series with a rousing 4-1 win in front of 9,641 fans at Edmonton’s Rogers Place.
The Western Hockey League got off on the wrong foot Monday at the CN Centre. A sharp-angled shot off the stick of Nikita Li snuck past Kamloops Blazers goaltender Connor Ingram just 73 seconds into Game 1 of the CHL Canada Russia Series.
The Calgary Hitmen have traded one 17-year-old defenceman and added another. The Hitmen have traded Ty Prefontaine, 17, to the Lethbridge Hurricanes for a seventh round pick in the 2017 WHL Bantam Draft.
Josh Maser had the perfect attitude when his WHL rights were traded this week. A native of Houston, B.C., Maser was dealt to the Prince George Cougars by the Prince Albert Raiders on Tuesday, leaving the club that drafted him in the fourth round of the 2014 WHL Bantam Draft for a new experience just three hours southeast of his hometown.
Radovan Bondra and the Vancouver Giants are looking to turn things around this season. The 19-year-old Slovakian forward admits it was a difficult going just 23-40-5-4 in his first year with the Giants last season, but after stringing together three goals, three assists and most importantly four wins on a gruelling six-game road trip through Prince George and Alberta, Bondra says if there’s a will, there’s a way into the playoff picture.
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