Contributors

Brandon Rivers, Content Manager, @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

Jeff Hollick,  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. Current color analyst for the Calgary Hitmen.

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.

Tyler Lowey – Contributor, @tlowey9

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

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, Contributor, @JordanRaptors

Diehard sports fan who loves the idea of seeing future stars play before they get big. Royals’ season-ticket holder since 2016.

Stephen Hawco – Daily Dose, Contributor, @ThruTheGlass

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.

Caden Fanshaw – WHL Gameday Preview, @CadenFanshaw

Currently a student in the BCIT Broadcast and Online Journalism Program in Burnaby, BC. Originally from Prince George, BC I have been actively following the Western Hockey League since 2005.

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.

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

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.