Brandon Rivers, Content Manager, @hodgesheroes
Watching the Portland Winterhawks since 1988 and blogger since 2011. Forced against my will to live in rival Seattle. I also write for the US Division blog on Seattle Sin Bin. Follow Brandon on Twitter
Jeff Hollick, Central Divison Writer & Co-Host of WHL Unfiltered, @JeffHollick
Spent 16 years as the radio play-by-play voice of the 3-time WHL Champion and 2002 Memorial Cup winning Kootenay ICE. Covered the WHL for over 23 years. Named BCAB Broadcast Performer of the Year in 2011.
Andy Eide, US Division Writer
Attended my first WHL game in 1987 in an arena that no longer exists; which makes me old. You can find me covering the Seattle Thunderbirds for ESPN Seattle and the WHL for Sportsnet.ca. I’m pro-US Division and I vote. I prefer ties over 3-on-3 OT and shoot outs, have a soft spot in my heart for Cooperalls and I have met Scott Sepich.
Matthew Gourlie, East Division Writer, @MattGourlie
Matthew Gourlie is a freelance journalist who has covered the Western Hockey League for the past 15 years, most recently as the sport editor of the Moose Jaw Times-Herald.
Glen Erickson – B.C. Division Writer, @glenerickson51
WHL supporter for more than 40 years. Spent the past 11 years in Kelowna, B.C. as WHL Writer for Hockey’s Future, collaborating on prospect rankings, covered two World Junior Championships, four Top Prospects Games, and a handful of Canada/Russia Super Series events. Still feel the sting from my beloved Saskatoon Blades never winning a league title, but enjoyed witnessing the Kelowna Rockets win two WHL championships on home ice. The passion of the players continues to draw me to the rink
Guy Flaming – Flaming Hot Takes, @TPS_Guy
“The Prospect Guy”… Guy Flaming has covered the world of hockey prospects since the 2002-03 season and has built relationships over that time with scouts, coaches, general managers and media contacts across North America and at several different levels of the sport.
Ryan Sinclair – Victoria Royals Beat, @RyanSinVic
Following the Victoria Royals since their first game in 2011, and witnessed the last season of the Victoria Cougars in 1994 at the old Memorial Arena. A Northern Manitoba transplant now fortunate to call Vancouver Island home.
Les Lazaruk – Saskatoon Blades Beat, @Bladesvoice
I’m a veteran of 38 years in the sports media, 37 of them in radio. The last 23 years have been in Saskatoon and the play-by-play voice of the Blades since the fall of 1994, having called over 1,700 games.
Aaron Piper – Tri City Americans Beat, @aaronmpiper
Hockey became cool when I watched Wayne’s World. It became passion after my first (of many) Hampton Roads/Norfolk Admirals’ games in the 90’s. It became life when I started doing video and writing work for the Tri-City Americans. Philadelphia Flyers fan and owner of Buried Puck Threads. Follow Aaron on Twitter .
Tyler Lowey – Calgary Hitmen Beat, @tlowey9
Hey guys! I’m thrilled to hop on board with the DUBNetwork as the Calgary Hitmen beat writer! Let’s talk some puck!
Trevor Crawley Kootenay ICE Beat, @tcrawls
Covered the Kootenay Ice and the Western Hockey League for three years with the Cranbrook Townsman before moving into general assignment reporting. However, the pull back to the arena and major-junior hockey was too hard to ignore for the 2017-18 season. Have lived in the city since the mid-90s and watched the Ice move to the area, win three league titles and a Memorial Cup. Excited to see what the future brings.
Traci Kay – Swift Current Broncos Beat, @TraciKayHockey
Mom, wife, yoga enthusiast, and hockey lover since the age of 11, when I attended my first Swift Current Broncos game. I’ve been writing about hockey for about five years. My heart has always belonged to the WHL.
Josh Critzer – Portland Winterhawks Beat, @jjcritzer
Josh is passionate about hockey and relishes covering prospects and non-NHL teams. He spent 25 years in Minnesota where high school and NCAA hockey is king. After moving to Portland, the WHL and specifically the Winterhawks now tops his list of favorites. Although, he will never waiver from his stance that players under 18 should have to wear full cages or fish bowls.
Jordan O’Brien – Daily Dose, @JordanRaptors
Diehard sports fan who loves the idea of seeing future stars play before they get big. Royals’ season-ticket holder since 2016.
Chad Balcom – Co-Host of WHL Unfiltered, @hawkeyblog
Chad discovered hockey during the 1994 NHL playoffs & was hooked right away. He discovered junior hockey in the form of his hometown USHL team. After moving to Portland in 2005, he’s been a dedicated WHL fan ever since. During the 2013 WHL playoffs, he began writing for Cell Phones & Plane Tickets. The Pucklandia Podcast was born to start the 2014 WHL playoffs, & has been fortunate to have great guests.
Jesse Phillips – Co-founder, Kamloops Blazers Beat, @jessephil
Jesse is a passionate about hockey and grew up in Kamloops, BC cheering for the Blazers. He jumped ship and sported his Cougar’s jersey in seasons ticket seats in Prince George, BC for several years. But he is back in Kamloops and sharing his passion for the Blazers with his 2 year old son. He played and reffed hockey for many years and is excited to bring together his love for the game and skills for web development.
Paul Figler – Co-founder, Red Deer Rebels Beat, @Paul_Figler
Living the dream with an amazing team. DUBNetwork is just one of my passion projects.