Kody McDonald’s major junior career did not end the way he necessarily wanted, but the forward does not second guess his actions. “I wouldn’t change anything,” said the Victoria Royals’ McDonald at the end of the season. “Looking back at what went down and what was said, I have no […]
The Victoria Royals are having to say goodbye to one of their best and most popular players. With the club’s elimination from the playoffs, Griffen Outhouse has played his last game in major junior hockey. Over his Western Hockey league career, Outhouse appeared in 196 regular season games for the […]
The Victoria Royals have a history of developing defencemen within their program. Ryan Gagnon and Chaz Reddekopp are examples of defencemen spending their entire Western Hockey League careers with Victoria, including serving as 20-year-old leaders. Following that precedent is Ralph Jarratt, an over-ager who has spent his junior career playing […]
“With the 99th pick in the 2017 WHL Bantam Draft, the Portland Winterhawks select, from Rink Hockey Academy, Dante Giannuzzi.” For any young, Canadian hockey player hearing/seeing your name selected in the Bantam Draft is a dream come true. Every player’s experience of how they find out they are drafted […]
Dylan Garand’s recent run is stirring up flashbacks to another 16-year-old goalie from the Blazers glory days.
Tarun Fizer continues to develop his game for the Victoria Royals. In his second full year with in the Western Hockey League, the native of Chestermere, Alberta has a key role with the club. Fizer is eligible for this year’s NHL Draft and continues to progress a more complete game, […]
Some players know when they hang up the skates that coaching is on their horizon. For former Kamloops Blazers captain Tyler Shattock it was a case of being in the right place at the right time that allowed him to be back where it all started, in the cosy confines […]
With only two games remaining in their final regular season in the WHL, Portland Winterhawks overagers Brendan De Jong, Jared Freadrich, and Joachim Blichfeld spent a few minutes discussing their time in the WHL. All three players have left their mark on the league as well as in Portland. Head […]
It’s been a tale of two seasons for 2001-born right-handed defenseman Connor Horning of the Swift Current Broncos. The six-foot-three, 198 pound blue liner joined the Broncos in time for their dream season in 2017-18. He played in 50 regular season and 12 playoff games on the team that would […]
A change of heart allowed the Seattle Thunderbirds to recruit Roddy Ross and turn their season around.