Eastern Division

East Division recap

There weren’t many who expected the Swift Current Broncos to have the seventh-best winning percentage at the mid-point of the Western Hockey League. Even Emanuel Viveiros, the Broncos’ first year general manager and head coach, didn’t expect his team to be this well established in the playoff race. “No, we’re […]

East Division recap

The Saskatoon Blades swung a big deal Wednesday as the Western Hockey League headed towards it’s annual trade freeze. The Blades dealt their captain Wyatt Sloboshan, defenceman Nolan Reid and a third round pick to the Spokane Chiefs for defenceman Evan Fiala and centre Markson Bechtold. Bechtold is 20, which […]

Saskatoon Blades and Spokane Chiefs swing four-player deal

As January’s trade deadline nears, WHL teams are taking the opportunity to make some needed adjustments for the stretch run. Two teams that apparently thought they needed these adjustments were the East Division’s Saskatoon Blades and U.S. Division’s Spokane Chiefs. Wednesday night the league’s first four-player deal was swung between […]

East Division recap

Late-bloomers honoured Patience is a virtue — especially in junior hockey.  A pair of East Division teams were patient with young players who didn’t provide much in the way of early returns. This week, each earned honours: Regina’s Adam Brooks was named the WHL player of the month for November […]

East Division recap

Raiders not throwing in towel The changes in Prince Albert continued when the Raiders made the biggest trade of the Western Hockey League season immediately following their 4-2 loss to the Prince George Cougars. The Raiders dealt Brendan Guhle to the Cougars for 17-year-old defenceman Max Martin, 18-year-old left winger […]