Contributors

Glen Erickson – Kelowna Rockets Beat 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.

Tyler Lowey – Contributor, @tlowey9

GIF lover and sports writer trying to find all the untold stories in the WHL.

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.

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.

Caden Fanshaw – Contributor, @cadenfanshaw

Currently a student in the BCIT Broadcast and Online Journalism Program in Burnaby, BC. Originally from Prince George I have been actively following the Western Hockey League since I was born in 1999. I pride myself on finding original, personal stories, giving a voice for players who otherwise wouldn’t have one.

Adam Ehrmantraut – Saskatoon Blades Beat, @AEhrmantraut

Currently attending the Edwards School of Business. Followed the WHL for my whole life and attended most Saskatoon Blades home games for the last 13 years.

Jesse Kurtti – Seattle Thunderbirds Beat, @jkurtti37

Jesse is a husband, dog lover and major junior hockey nerd. Jesse has followed the Western Hockey League since 1993. Proud to be covering the Seattle Thunderbirds

Stephen Hawco – Vancouver Giants Beat, @stephenhawco7

Ex-junior hockey player. Have been a hockey nerd for as long as I can remember, have always appreciated the junior levels of hockey. Grew up watching the BCHL and WHL and have continued following ever since.

Ben Walker – WHL Alumni Contributor @mtnmadehky

Ben is a retired professional hockey player that played for the Victoria Royals (WHL) from 2011-2014. Ben is currently a Co-Founder of Denver based Mtn Made Hky.

Ben Dooley – Daily Dose Contributor, @BenTDooley

Radio Producer by day, Junior Hockey lover by night. Ben has been following junior hockey for as long as he can remember and has an immense passion for the game.

Layne Lysitza – Prince Albert Raiders Beat, @llysitza

Originally from Humboldt. Transplanted in Prince Albert. Lifelong hockey fan. Central Saskatchewan Scout for Draftgeek.

Julia Hamilton – Everett Silvertips Beat, @jhamilton11_

Julia grew up in a family of hockey fans and has followed the Silvertips for the past 8 seasons, and decided to put her two passions together: journalism and hockey. During the off season, she can usually be found at T-Mobile Park watching the Mariners. She is also currently attending Gonzaga University to obtain her Master’s in Communications and Leadership with a concentration in Digital Media.

Brandon Rivers – Content Manager & CIO, @BriversWHL

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

Jesse Phillips – Co-founder & CTO, @jessephil

Jesse is 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, CEO & Red Deer Rebels Beat, @Paul_Figler

Paul has been involved with hockey since he could put skates on his feet. The Western Hockey League became a passion for him when he moved to Red Deer in 2012. DUBNetwork is one of many passion projects Paul has, he’s currently working on his degree in Business Management.