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Kelowna Rockets

WHL Representative For Memorial Cup Crowned

The Kelowna Rockets had a couple days to prepare for the WHL Final against the Scotty Munro champions in the Brandon Wheat Kings after defeating the Portland Winterhawks in six games. Even though Portland didn’t move on, that they won two games against the Rockets is something Brandon would be unable to do. The Wheat […]

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Why Aren’t WHL Players Getting Paid?

Nearly two months ago, I wrote about how a bill passed in the Washington State Senate 47-0 that would exempt junior hockey players from being compensated as employees who should be paid minimum wage. Since then, the amended version of that bill passed in the House on April 15th to a resounding 91-7 vote in […]

Kelowna Rockets

Portland Winterhawks Now In Best Of Three – Finals Start In One Week

The Portland Winterhawks and Kelowna Rockets semifinal series is shaping up to be a classic right down to the wire. The first two games were split with 3-2 scores in Kelowna before the series shifted to Portland. Game three saw the Hawks pick up three second period goals and yet another standout performance by Adin […]

Hawks Rockets

Final Four In WHL Playoffs Heating Things Up

The final four teams that are vying for a shot at the WHL finals and a spot in the Memorial Cup are underway. They are definitely worthy of their place in the semifinals. Out east, it appears the Calgary Hitmen will have more than just their work cut out for them. Following their last two […]

NHL Playoffs

Ten Reasons Why You Should Be Watching The Stanley Cup Playoffs

Hockey isn’t exactly a major sport here in the Pacific Northwest. That hasn’t changed as the NHL has circled Seattle and Portland for expansion teams and relocation, but never landed here. The ice remains Canada’s domain. The NHL is a highly popular league in local areas, especially where there are franchises, not so much nationwide. […]

Winterhawks

Final Eight Become Frozen Four In The WHL Playoffs

This weekend ended the dreams for four teams vying to make it to the WHL final and an eventual spot in the Memorial Cup Tournament. In the end, the four teams comprising the Eastern and Western Conferences were the elite teams overall in the league. The Eastern Division saw the Regina Pats sneak out one […]

Hawks Silvertips

WHL Playoffs Steaming Along

This past weekend, the first two games of the quarterfinals began with eight teams vying for a spot in the Memorial Cup. Starting in the Eastern Division, the Brandon Wheat Kings have shown why they were the Scotty Munro Champions. They blitzed the Regina Pats in the first two games in Brandon by scores of […]

Winterhawks

Round One WHL Playoffs Coming Down To The Wire

Three series are yet to conclude in what has been a wild first round of the 2015 WHL playoffs. The Eastern Division second round has been set after Brandon Wheat Kings eliminated Edmonton Oil Kings in five games and Regina Pats took out Swift Current Broncos in four. Those two teams will meet starting this […]

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Western Hockey League Playoffs Starting To Take Shape

If the first couple of games into the WHL playoffs were any idea, the first round had the potential to see a great deal of long series. The switch to the opposition barns, though, changed much of the playoff scenario. Starting in the east where Regina was the first team to make it to the […]

Winterhawks Seattle

WHL Playoff Battles Start – Many Without Clear Leaders

The WHL Playoffs started this week and similar to NCAA basketball, the brackets got busted early. Starting in the West, only the Kelowna Rockets have shown their strong way in the first two games with the Tri-City Americans. With a 9-0 goal differential in those first two games, the Rockets lead their series 2-0 heading […]

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Portland Winterhawks Now Atop US Division

The Portland Winterhawks knew that this week with four games in five nights would be the toughest battle this season. Not only would these games be important as far as where they finished in the division, but also for scoring records and momentum heading into the playoffs. Starting off with the always tough Spokane Chiefs, […]

Portland Winterhawks

Wild Week For Portland Winterhawks Inches Them Closer To Top Spot

The toughest schedule for the Portland Winterhawks was this week and again next week as they play a 4 game in 5 nights tour of US Division teams with one BC Division team thrown in for good measure. It started with the Hawks facing the US Division leading Everett Silvertips in Everett and spanking them […]

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