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Winterhawks add veteran coach to staff; also sign former player as coach … T-Birds...

It’s neither a surprise nor a badge of honour, but we’re No. 1! When the B.C. Wildfire Service gave its daily update on Wednesday at 1 p.m., chief information officer Kevin Skrepnek said that fires since April 1 have...

Scattershooting on a quiet Tuesday … Game on: Blades fire shot at Raiders …...

Every day, it seems, there is a moment when you shake your head and say: “Wow! Wow!! Just WOW!!!” . . . And — WOW! — it shows no sign of abating, never mind ending. The MacBeth...

Veteran d-man not on Ice roster … Hitmen adding new scout … Cougars ink...

A nice weekend reprieve from the smoke buts its back, can barely make out Mt. Paul and Peter once again. #Kamloops pic.twitter.com/wAICANgnN3 — Doug Herbert (@DHerbertCBC) August 14, 2017 We awoke Sunday to sunshine and blue, smokeless...

Sask U-16 Shortlist Roster

Today Saskatchewan Hockey announced the roster for the Sask First Male U16 Fall Camp. 26 players were selected, 21 of which have been selected by WHL clubs. The camp will be held in Wilcox, Saskatchewan from September 14th to...

Monday’s with Murray: Nobody Ever Had Him In His Pocket

The University of Georgia has produced some great athletes over the years, but none better than Francis (Fran) Asbury Tarkenton. The son of a Methodist minister, Tarkenton was born on Feb. 3, 1940, in Richmond, Va. He attended Athens...

Preseason WHL mailbag: who will be at the top of the WHL scoring race?/...

Starting this month and continuing throughout the WHL season I’ll be doing a monthly WHL Mailbag article. You can send in your questions to g.cocchiarella@dubnetwork.ca or via my twitter account @G_Cocchiarella. Who are the players to watch this season...

Cougars ink NHL first round pick Dennis Cholowski

A tough off-season got a little bit easier for general manager Todd Harkins with the news the Prince George Cougars has signed the Detroit Red Wings first round pick (20th overall), defenceman Dennis Cholowski to a WHL standard player...

Kootenay ICE release training camp roster and schedule

With 11 days until their training camp officially opened, the Kootenay ICE released both the schedule and roster. It is clear that the new ownership and management there is excited to get things under way. It all starts on...

Former Pats coach dies at 74; guided team to 1980 WHL title … Team...

Bryan Murray had coached university and junior A hockey for nine years before he found his way to the WHL. Murray, who died Saturday at the age of 74 after battling colon cancer for three years, spent four...

WHL talent shines at the U18 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament

This last week was the U18 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament in Breclav, Czech Republic and Bratislava, Slovakia. This is the official start to the NHL draft scouting season and serves as the unofficial beginning of the 2017-18 hockey season....

Scattershooting on a lawn-mowing Friday … Bondra’s return up in air … Rossignol tells...

The Saskatchewan Roughriders play host to the B.C. Lions on Sunday afternoon. The Roughriders (2-4) lost 30-15 — it wasn’t that close — in Vancouver on Saturday. You would think that another loss would send Rider Nation into...

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