Ex-WHL star recovering from stroke

Ice, Broncos cut deal; Barzal on way to Seattle

A note from Bill Meltzer of hockeybuzz.com: “(Philadelphia) Flyers Hall of Fame left winger Brian Propp has been released from Magee Rehabilitation Hospital in Philadelphia. The 56-year-old, who has kept himself in tremendous physical condition that could put many people half his age to shame, suffered a stroke last month but is now doing much […]

Rebels have all hands back on deck

Warriors take down visiting Hitmen

      D Joel Kwiatkowski (Tacoma/Kelowna, Prince George, 1994-98) signed a one-year contract with MoDo Örnsköldsvik (Sweden, SHL). Last season, he had three goals and 10 assists in 42 games with Fribourg-Gottéron (Switzerland, NL A). ——— You have to think that Brent Sutter, the owner, general manager and head coach of the Red Deer […]

Hicketts sets record against hometown team

Blazers continue search for elusive victory

Defenceman Joe Hicketts, who is from Kamloops, spun a Victoria Royals franchise record on Friday night. Hicketts drew three assists as his Victoria Royals beat the visiting Kamloops Blazers, 5-1. That leaves him with more career assists than any defenceman in Royals/Chilliwack Bruins franchise history. The 19-year-old Hicketts, who is the Royals’ captain, had two […]

Hitmen leave Brandon with victory

Ice gets Descheneau back from Blues organization

      F David Hruška (Red Deer, 1995-96) signed a one-year contract with Slavia Prague (Czech Republic, 1. Liga) after being released by Karlovy Vary (Czech Republic, Extraliga). He was pointless in six games with Karlovy Vary this season. . . . F Lukáš Králik (Victoria, 2011-12) signed a one-month tryout contract with Brest […]

Blazers still searching for first victory

Soy leads Royals on home ice

The Kamloops Blazers’ season-opening WHL losing skid reached three games on Friday night as they dropped a 4-2 decision to the host Victoria Royals. Victoria forward Tyler Soy, who had said he didn’t play particularly well in his side’s season-opening sweep of the Portland Winterhawks, got back on track with two key goals against the […]

Raiders goalie goes home to await trade

Ex-Rockets goaltender finds new home

D Ty Wishart (Prince George, Moose Jaw, 2004-08) signed a one-year contract with Eispiraten Crimmitschau (Germany, DEL2). Last season, with the Evansville Icemen (ECHL), he had one goal and on assist in 14 games. He also played 24 games with Mora (Sweden, Allsvenskan), recording a goal and an assist. . . . D Denis Tolpeko […]

Shooting Pockets – (Kreider & Crosby Examples)

With goalies getting bigger, quicker and more technical and shot blocking becoming a science, shooters are looking for new advantages to get the puck in the net. In this post I will look at two goals, one from this week (Chris Kreider) and one from last season (Sidney Crosby). Lets start with the most recent […]

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Not Segregation: The Strength of The Pack

As a Coaches Clinic Facilitator for a minor hockey governing body in Ontario, I have the responsibility and privilege of delivering the principles and guidelines set for the standard of coaching, by the Canadian governing body of the sport, Hockey Canada. As a representative of the local provincial arm of this governing body, I facilitate […]