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Royals 5, Giants 4: Split happens in Victoria, WHL series tied 1-1

<b>VICTORIA —</b> It was supposed to be hypothetical.When the Vancouver Giants people talked about how they believed rearguard Darian Skeoch was getting a …

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March 24 notes: Kopitar; Thompson; Rattie; the last Edmonton game

INSIDERS. A wonderful Saturday afternoon to you from sunny and brisk Edmonton. I can confirm that it’s sunny outside because instead of sitting in a …

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Portland Winterhawks suffer overtime loss to Spokane in Game 1 of WHL Playoffs

The Portland Winterhawks forced overtime, but couldn't capitalize on their home ice as they fell 4-3 to Spokane on their home ice to open their first …

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Edmonton Oilers Prospects: Junior Hockey Playoff Primer

Yes — you just read the words “Oilers” and “playoff hockey” in the same sentence. The Edmonton Oilers have several prospects playing playoff hockey …


[Gameday Bits] Blackhawks down; Lee leads the way; Carp beer

Remember when the Blackhawks were good? Wasn’t that long ago. Well, they aren’t that good anymore.<p>Remember when the Islanders were good? Yeah, me, …

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Giant’s Skeoch suspended by WHL for checking to the head major penalty on Friday

VICTORIA — Darian Skeoch will miss some portion of the Vancouver Giants’ best-of-seven opening round playoff set with the Victoria Royals.The Giants …

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Helped by great goaltending, Vancouver Giants beat Victoria Royals in playoff game

Hello, Western Hockey League. Do the Vancouver Giants have your attention yet?It took the best part of six years, but the Giants won their first …

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Veteran Hay to coach Canada at IIHF world under-18s in Russia

Veteran Don Hay will coach Canada's team at the IIHF under-18 world championship in Russia.

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Silvertips open playoff series with Seattle with a convincing 4-1 victory in WHL action

Patrick Bajkov scored twice and Matt Fonteyne had three assists to lift Everett over Seattle in Game 1 of the opening round of the Western Hockey …

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First-ever all-female broadcast trio prepares for CWHL’s Clarkson Cup

Prepping for the most exhilarating challenge of her 17-year sports-broadcasting career, Leah Hextall has been hard at work, practising her play-by-play calls in an empty booth at AHL games in Winnipeg and soaking up pages of treasured advice sent to her by award-winning play-by-play man Doc …

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Broncos ride early lead to Game 1 victory over Pats

SWIFT CURRENT — The Regina Pats’ performance in Game 1 of the 2018 playoffs won’t go down as one of their greatest hits.Despite Regina’s best efforts …

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WHL Roundup: Raiders beat Warriors in Game 1

MOOSE JAW, Sask. — Jordy Stallard scored twice and added an assists as the Prince Albert Raiders took Game 1 of their Western Hockey League …

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Zary: Brockman's firing unpopular and premature

Judging by the reaction on social media, firing Dean Brockman as head coach is proving to be a rather unpopular move by the Saskatoon Blades. Maybe …

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Rockets blanked in playoff opener

Goaltending and special teams often decide a playoff series.<p>That combination was the difference for the Tri-City Americans in their dominant opening …

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Lethbridge Hurricanes ready for ‘intense’ playoff battle

After 72 regular-season games, the real test is about to begins for the Lethbridge Hurricanes. The ‘Canes open up playoffs on Friday night at the …

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Steve Ewen: Miner may be major playoff key for Giants against Victoria

VICTORIA — The Vancouver Giants started training camp this fall swearing that they had five goalies capable of playing at the WHL level.Is rookie …

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Broncos fever strikes Swift Current

SWIFT CURRENT — It’s a half hour to game-time and several vehicles are circling the Credit Union iplex in search of an elusive parking spot.Good …

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Topping brothers facing off in first round of WHL playoffs

The Topping brothers don’t have a side bet, at least not one they were willing to reveal.<p>“Nothing really, just bragging rights at home. Nothing more …

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Dallas Ferguson Locker Clean Out Part One – Calgary Hitmen

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New York Rangers Prospects Ranked by Position

The New York Rangers have been working at rebuilding their crop of prospects through the draft, trades and UFA signings. As the season winds down and …


Pulock’s future; Belmont concerns; Wasting time

Man o’ Man o’ Shevitz that was some game last night. And it had the perfect ending: a regulation loss. All I have to say is: tank you very much, …


Portland Winterhawks set to battle Spokane in first round of WHL Playoffs: Schedule, game times and preview

The Portland Winterhawks are back in the playoffs and will face Spokane in a best-of-seven series that begins Saturday in Portland.



Keith Hershmiller Photography<b>The Skinny</b><br>One short year ago, the upstart Swift Current Broncos and 2016-17 WHL Regular Season Champion Regina Pats …


Flames prospects dominate WHL All-Star Teams

It’s no secret that the Calgary Flames have been a tad disappointing this season. (Is disappointing the right word?) But as the National Hockey …

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Wild prospect Kaprizov scores must-see goal in KHL playoffs

<i>Rather than focus exclusively on the Minnesota Wild’s top prospects, we’re taking a look at the best players from across the State of Hockey every</i> …

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Tri-City Americans take game one against Kelowna Rockets

The Kelowna Rockets lost 5-0 to the Tri-City Americans Thursday night in game one of their best of seven series.<p>Goalie Patrick Dea credited with the …

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HALLIHAN: It's gold or bust for V-Reds, but bronze isn't too shabby

The University of New Brunswick Varsity Reds didn't get their third straight national men's hockey title -- or second in a row on home ice -- but, if …

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WHL Playoff Predictions: Wicked Matchups in First Round

There will be no easing into this year’s Western Hockey League playoffs.<p>The top seeds will be tested in the opening round, including a couple …

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Steve Ewen: Benson shows Giants staying power, key part of team’s changing culture

Tyler Benson will play his final junior hockey game in the playoffs with the Vancouver Giants. It’s been easy to wonder in the past whether that was …

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Carter Hart named WHL Goaltender of the Year for third-consecutive season

article<p>Carter Hart owns the WHL. On Wednesday afternoon the Western Hockey League announced their award winners for the 2017-18 season. Philadelphia …

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