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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 ...

Road to the Memorial Cup: QMJHL Edition

Written by Kris Abbott, Play by Play Voice for QMJHL Friday Night Hockey & other sports on Eastlink TV. He can be found on twitter @EastlinkKris QMJHL PLAYOFF PRIMER New to the QMJHL? Maybe you don’t follow the regular...

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...

Lethbridge-Red Deer playoff history

Moving onto the Central Division bracket, we have some teams that have far more post-season history with one another. First up we have the two-three match up between the Lethbridge Hurricanes and Red Deer Rebels. The two have played...

Seattle-Tri-City playoff history

Moving onto the last Division bracket, we have two U.S. Division teams who both are still in the hunt for their first WHL title. Of the first round series, this one has the most history as the two get...

2017 NHL draft profiles: Zack Hayes

Photo courtesy Lucas Chudleigh/Prince Albert Raiders Every draft year there is a few plays who come from completely off the scouting radar to being ranked and eventually drafted. That would appear to fit the story of Prince Albert Raiders’...

WHL playoff round one preview: Portland Winterhawks v. Prince George Cougars

We will be previewing each of the eight first-round playoff match-ups in an on-going series. Here we have the series in the western conference bracket between Prince George and Portland. A few weeks ago it was unimaginable that the...

2017 NHL draft profiles: Aleksi Heponiemi

Photo courtesy Darwin Knelsen/Swift Current Broncos. A common story line for rookie import players in the WHL, is how much time it takes to adjust to the WHL game before finally getting comfortable and making an impact. Finnish, 1999-born...

Prince George-Portland playoff history

Zdeno Chara In the other B.C. Division match up, the top-seeded P.G. Cougars will take on the first wild-card Portland Winterhawks. The two have played each other twice since the Cougars moved to Prince George in 1994. They have...

WHL playoff round one preview: Kamloops Blazers v. Kelowna Rockets

We will be previewing each of the eight first-round playoff match-ups in an on-going series. Here we have an all Okanagan Valley matchup, the series in the B.C. Division bracket between Kelowna and Kamloops. The Kelowna Rockets (45-22-5-0) parlayed a...

U.S. Division Playoff Preview

If the U.S. Division bracket of the WHL Playoffs is as exciting as the regular season stretch run was then we are all going to be in for a treat. It came down to the final weekend but the...

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