Contributors

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

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

“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.

Les Lazaruk – Saskatoon Blades Beat

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. Follow Les @Bladesvoice on Twitter

Aaron Piper -Tri City Americans Beat

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 @aaronmpiper.

Tyler Lowey – Calgary Hitmen Beat

Hey guys! I’m thrilled to hop on board with the DUBNetwork as the Calgary Hitmen beat writer! Let’s talk some puck! Follow me @tlowey9

Trevor Crawley Kootenay ICE Beat

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. Follow me on Twitter at @tcrawls.

Doug Wyrostok – Lethbridge Hurricanes Beat

Doug is an award winning writer and photographer from his days in community newspapers. He is currently the owner of a local sports publication in Southern Alberta. Follow him at @dougwyrostok

Traci Kay – Swift Current Broncos Beat

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. Follow me on twitter @TraciKayHockey

Jesse Phillips – Co-founder, Kamloops Blazers Beat

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

Living the dream with an amazing team. DUBNetwork is just one of my passion projects, WHLStats is another. Follow me personally @RDFigs19 on twitter or our account @dub_network.

Mike Trafford – Contributor / Jr. Editor

Casual WHL supporter since the 90’s. Serious WHL supporter since 2012. Blazers season ticket holder. Sausage dog aficionado. Follow me @MikeGT79

Chad Balcom – Co-Host of WHL Unfiltered

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.