For many young hockey players growing up, the Western Hockey League is the ideal stepping-stone on the illustrious dream path to the NHL.
For many players, not being selected at the NHL Draft can derail their career aspirations.
Sometimes the most difficult situations can be the best learning experiences.
Alec Regula’s route to Dallas, TX hasn’t exactly been the road most-often travelled.
For an undersized forward playing on a young and rebuilding WHL team, ‘the bigger they are, the harder they fall’ is a pretty good mantra to live by.
An NHL draft year can be a season of excitement.
He may have suffered an early season setback courtesy of a broken hand, but Andrei Svechnikov’s combination of size, skill, and attitude means he’s been able to maintain a strong hold atop the draft boards.
Playing in the Western Hockey League is no easy task for any 17-year-old hockey player.
He was a late addition to the CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game.
Having to sit out a significant portion of your team’s games due to injury is bad enough, but having to do so when your club is absolutely tearing up the league it plays in?
In today’s NHL, the ability to skate well is at a premium.
Two-hundred and seventeen players, representing a total of 14 different countries, were selected in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft.
Moose Jaw Warriors forward Luka Burzan has always had a knack for scoring goals.
Cole Fonstad knows firsthand what it’s like to be part of a losing hockey team.
There are a lot of things a player can control on and off the ice.
At 6-foot-5 and 200 pounds, Oshawa Generals right wing Serron Noel is easy to spot on the ice.
Coach Shaun Clouston found himself in a difficult position when the 2017-18 WHL season began for the Medicine Hat Tigers.
When it comes to sizing up his draft prospects, undersized Saginaw Spirit left wing Damien Giroux feels that the game is rapidly changing to embrace players of his stature.
Calen Addison is a self-aware teenager. He knows the type of player that he is.
The story of the Flint Firebirds had a rocky beginning.
One would be forgiven in thinking Spokane Chiefs defenseman Ty Smith is older than he is.
For young hockey players trying to punch their ticket to the NHL, no two paths are quite the same.
As he charts a path towards the 2018 draft day podium, Barrett Hayton of the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds knows he’s able to benefit from those who have blazed the same trail before him.
As one of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League’s top draft eligible talents, Benoit-Olivier Groulx is trying to keep things in check.
It’s heady company to be placed in, mentioned in comparison to the likes of Jonathan Toews and Sam Bennett.
Evan Bouchard is expected to hear his name called early to the podium for the 2018 NHL entry draft.
Robert Thomas hasn’t had to look far for any inspiration.
Joseph Garreffa is putting in a big season.
The numbers speak for themselves.
When Denmark fell to Russia in the quarterfinals of the 2017 IIHF World Junior Championship, it ended off an impressive tournament for the underdog nation.
Adam Ruzicka isn’t letting his age or the pressure affect him at the 2017 IIHF World Junior Championship.
Disappointed, understandably. But Kelowna Rockets Cal Foote is willing to be patient to follow his father to the international stage.
Cale Makar knows the attention that comes with wearing the ‘C’ for a Canadian entry at an international tournament.
Ryan Poehling swapped summer fun for summer school.
The pressure if off, insists Guelph Storm forward Isaac Ratcliffe.
Gabe Vilardi doesn’t need the reminder. He knows he’s entering his draft year. But the 17-year-old isn’t concerned. He’s embracing the experience, one day at a time. “You have to enjoy it,” said Vilardi, who sustained a knee injury at Canada’s selection camp for the Ivan Hlinka, but is expected to resume full-time duty with the Windsor Spitfires, his junior team, … Read More