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DraftGeek aims to bring you the most accurate information on the top prospects in western Canada, and will be expanding our scouting reach to cover leagues ranging from major junior to bantam AAA.

WHL 3-on-3 Overtime

3-on-3 overtime was implemented into the WHL in the 2015-16 season. Here are the teams listed in order of most wins. Team OTW OTL Regina 15 9 Edmonton 12 10 ...

Jersey Competition Semi-Finals – Victoria vs Seattle/Tri-City vs Medicine Hat

After a impromptu tie breaker vote, we have our final four in the jersey competition. Two US Division teams, one Central Division, and one BC Division make up the semi-finals. The Victoria Royals have ousted a couple of princes...

WHL overreaction Monday: Seattle Thunderbirds on a tear despite injuries

photo courtesy Brian Liesse/Seattle Thunderbirds The WHL’s U.S. Division has a new leader. The Seattle Thunderbirds after winning 18 of their last 20 games have come from 16 points back to take a one-point lead on the Everett Silvertips...

2017 NHL draft profiles: Brett Leason

photo courtesy of Doug Love/Tri-City Americans It’s easy to notice Michael Rasmussen and Juuso Välimäki while watching the Tri-City Americans play, but it’s not as easy to notice the checking-line forward who’s job is to make it a living...

2017 NHL draft prospect profiles: Cody Glass

You would be hard pressed to find a 2017 NHL draft prospect whose stock has risen more this year than Portland Winterhawks centre Cody Glass. The 17-year-old Winnipeg native has gone from being rated a “C” prospect on NHL...

Saskatoon Blades and Spokane Chiefs swing four-player deal

As January’s trade deadline nears, WHL teams are taking the opportunity to make some needed adjustments for the stretch run. Two teams that apparently thought they needed these adjustments were the East Division’s Saskatoon Blades and U.S. Division’s Spokane...

Youth providing needed depth for first place Everett Silvertips

photo of Jake Christiansen courtesy Brian Liesse/Seattle Thunderbirds. The Everett Silvertips sit perched atop the U.S. Division in the WHL with 27 games left in their regular season. They are an impressive 30-6-7-2. At first glance the story of...

WHL overreaction Monday: Tri-City accomplishes a rare feat

photo courtesy Brian Liesse/Seattle Thunderbirds. Since the East Division expanded to six teams back in the 2007-8 season, no U.S. Division team has gone there and won all six games. That is until last week when the Tri-City Americans...

Are the Seattle Thunderbirds about to make another run?

photo courtesy Brian Liesse/Seattle Thunderbirds. 39 games into the 2016-17 season, the Seattle Thunderbirds sit in third place in the U.S. Division, 13 points behind the first place Everett Silvertips. They trailed Everett last year at this time too...

WHL East Division recap

Canadian Thanksgiving may have been Monday, but two East Division teams found plenty to be thankful for later in the week. Tuesday, the Regina Pats were plenty grateful to welcome back Adam Brooks and the next day it was...

WHL overreaction Monday: will it be a quiet trade deadline?

Who are the sellers?: -As the January 10th trade deadline approaches, we are still left somewhat in the dark on which WHL teams will be dealing away assets and which are going all-in. Some are obvious but many more...

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