Ex-Brandon defenceman dies . . . Wheaties end Edmonton drought . . . Rebels win fourth straight

F Jordan Knackstedt (Red Deer, Moose Jaw, 2004-08) signed for the rest of this season with Kaufbeuren (Germany, DEL2). Knackstest was released on Monday by mutual agreement by Saryarka Karaganda (Kazakhstan, Vysshaya Liga). This season, with Rubin Tyumen...

Americans’ days numbered in Kennewick? … Ridley set for No. 3,800 … Henry ready to return

Congratulations to Travis Gawryletz on his first @NHL game! Originally from Trail & an alumni of the @BCHLSmokeEaters, he started officiating during the 2016-17 season in Kelowna. As an @BCHockey_Source official he skated in the @KIJHL @bchllive & @TheWHL https://t.co/xAiY2DQi0m pic.twitter.com/wboeaL1Mes —...

Kamloops mourns loss of legend . . . Blades hold off Pats . . . Halbgewachs continues tear

ANDY CLOVECHOKAndy Clovechok, who was Mr. Hockey in Kamloops, died on Saturday night at the age of 93.In his latter years, Clovechok was part of induction ceremonies held by the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame in Red Deer, the B.C. Sports Hall of Fame...

Is there WHL team wanting out? … Three teams move goaltenders … Kent council OK’s sale

A little snow can make you think a little puck. Cool look at Gordie this morn @SaskTelCtr pic.twitter.com/0q9mBDXlAA — Steve Hogle (@Hogle) October 26, 2017 F Malte Strömwall (Tri-City, 2011-13) has signed a contract for the rest of this season...

The story of Hick Abbott, a real Canadian hero

In more than 40 years as a journalist what follows may well be my favourite story. I loved researching it and I really enjoyed writing it. I post it here every Remembrance Day. . . . This is the story of Lyman (Hick) Abbott,...

Nanaimo on one WHL schedule … Blazers turn to business community … Giants still hurting

F Jaroslav Vlach (Prince George, 2009-11) has signed a two-year contract extension with Liberec (Czech Republic, Extraliga). This season, he has two goals and five assists in 29 games with Liberec. He also had one assist in five games while on loan to Benátky...

Yamamoto back with Chiefs … Team WHL whips Russia … Silvertips suspend pair

Always special when #Canucks hold @NHL #HockeyFightsCancer Night. Before we hit the jumbo screen, @alexjauld & I tell you who we fight for. pic.twitter.com/YfWUwpZnQm — Joey Kenward (@kenwardskorner) November 7, 2017 F Kailer Yamamoto is back with the Spokane...

Blazers to bid on 2020 Memorial Cup … Royals are “absolutely” interested, too

The Kamloops Blazers announced on Thursday morning that they plan to enter a bid to play host to the 2020 Memorial Cup. The announcement was made at a news conference during which Ken Christian, the city’s mayor, pledge complete support from the city for...

Len Boogaard fights the good fight … Patrick solid in return … Americans, Cougars roar back to win

Dear Canada. It has been the great honour of my life to play for you. Time to hang em up!! Thank you! #grateful #graduationday #canada pic.twitter.com/qzEo6sTgP2— Hayley Wickenheiser (@wick_22) January 14, 2017———F Björn Svensson (Saskatoon, Moose Jaw, 2003-06) has signed a contract for the...

Ex-WHL defenceman dies in boating accident; daughter critical … Rebels, Silvertips post victories

  Dr. Craig ButzDr. Craig Butz, who played two seasons in the WHL, was killed and a daughter was injured in a boating accident near Clearwater Beach, Fla., on Saturday. According to WFLA.com, Butz, 52, was killed when “a jet ski collided with a boat...

Silvertips surrender first-rounder, two players for Oil Kings’ captain

"His game on the ice and his leadership off the ice are the qualities of a true leader."Thank you, Captain. pic.twitter.com/MBNdEveAmo— Edmonton Oil Kings (@EdmOilKings) January 4, 2017WHL trades since Dec. 27:Trades: 9Players: 17Bantam draft picks: 9Conditional bantam draft picks: 1(WHL trade deadline is...

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