Latest Headlines

WHL

Giants star to miss start of season

September
9
,
2015
Leave a comment.
F Luke Walker (Portland, 2007-10) has been released by the Graz 99ers (Austria, Erste Bank Liga) by mutual agreement. Walker signed a one-year extension with Graz in July. Last season, he had 19 goals and 12 assists in 51 games. ...

Blazers living on EDGE in Vancouver

September
9
,
2015
Leave a comment.
In the NFL, the final week of exhibition games, with coaches reluctant to play their starters in case of injuries, is a great time for young players to make one final impression. In the WHL, that time is now. With NHL teams opening training camps...

Blazers sign two more 2015 draft picks

September
8
,
2015
Leave a comment.
The Swift Current Broncos have signed a new lease for the iPlex, the city-owned facility that they call home. . . . Swift Current Online reports that it’s a five-year deal that includes the private suites “as well as a two-year...

Giants hurting; Blades down to two goalies

September
7
,
2015
Leave a comment.
Dom's blog: His last flight http://t.co/OWa6reSfvs #dominicstrong pic.twitter.com/uHaEZJa9Y7 — Sean Rooney (@seanrooney) September 8, 2015 ——— The injury bug has taken an early bite out of the Vancouver Giants. ....

Blades sign two young prospects

September
5
,
2015
Leave a comment.
D Filip Novák (Regina, 1999-2002) signed a one-year contract with Slovan Bratislava (Slovakia, KHL). Last season, with Dynamo Moscow (Russia, KHL), he had three goals and 11 assists in 32 games. . . . Slovan is short a defenceman after...

Key d-man leaves Wheat Kings

September
4
,
2015
Leave a comment.
F Zach Hamill (Everett, 2003-08) signed a two-week contract with Fribourg-Gottéron (Switzerland, NL A). Last season, with HPK Hämeenlinna (Finland, Liiga), he had 16 goals and 19 assists in 58 games. ——— The...

Blazers double up on Cougars

September
4
,
2015
Leave a comment.
In the heat of what is almost certain to be a frenzied race for playoff positions in February and March, no one will remember the WHL exhibition game that was played in the Sandman Centre on Friday night. But you can bet that, at least for one...

Hausinger historic signing for Blades

September
3
,
2015
Leave a comment.
Sincere condolences to the Rooney family on the passing of their son, Dominic. Great spirits will always stay strong. pic.twitter.com/suxOHIyBG5 — Vancouver Canucks (@VanCanucks) September 3, 2015 His parents, Trish and Sean, called him...

Broncos sign first-round pick

September
2
,
2015
Leave a comment.
The Victoria Royals have signed F Ethan Price, 18, who played part of last season with the Portland Winterhawks. Price Ethan Price has left Portland and ended up in Victoria. left the Winterhawks during last season and went home to...

A plea for the end of gimmicks

September
2
,
2015
Leave a comment.
It really wasn’t a secret — the WHL will be using five-minute 3-on-3 overtime periods in its 50th anniversary season as it attempts to cut down on the number of games that end up in shootouts. That the WHL would make this move from...