HF Podcast: Unheralded Medicine Hat Tigers squad looks to knock off top dogs

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Marek Langhamer - Medicine Hat Tigers

Photo: Medicine Hat Tigers goaltender and Arizona Coyotes prospect Marek Langhamer is ranked fifth among WHL goaltenders with a 2.58 goals-against average and .911 save percentage in 32 games (courtesy of Marissa Baecker/Getty Images)

The Kelowna Rockets and Brandon Wheat Kings are the top teams in their respective conferences in the WHL, but another team is nipping at their heels for the overall points lead. That team is the Medicine Hat Tigers, who currently sit six points behind the second overall Wheat Kings. The Tigers don’t sport a lineup with as much star power as either Kelowna or Brandon, instead relying on an overall team effort mixed with good goaltending. Read more»

HF Podcast: Brandon Wheat Kings set to challenge for WHL crown

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Ivan Provorov - Brandon Wheat Kings

Photo: Brandon Wheat Kings defenseman and 2015 prospect Ivan Provorov is one of a talented group of defenders that has the Wheat Kings among the top teams in the WHL (courtesy of Marissa Baecker/Getty Images)

The Brandon Wheat Kings already were a strong club in the WHL prior to that league’s 2015 trade deadline, but they look like a contender for a WHL championship now that the deadline has passed. The Wheat Kings site just three points behind the WHL-leading Kelowna Rockets while trying to stay ahead of a determined Medicine Hat Tigers squad. Read more»

2015 WJC Review: Team Canada built to win gold, does exactly that

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Team Canada - Gold Medal Winners - 2015 World Junior Hockey Championship

Photo: Team Canada poses for the traditional team photo following their gold medal win at the 2015 World Junior Championship (courtesy of Claus Andersen/Getty Images)

This year’s edition of Team Canada competing at the 2015 World Junior Championship was built to dominate. And that is exactly how this collection of top juniors went about writing their script over the course of the 11-day tournament played in both Toronto and Montreal. Read more»

HF Podcast: Kelowna Rockets bolster lineup for run to WHL championship

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Leon Draisaitl - Kelowna Rockets

Photo: Kelowna Rockets forward and Edmonton Oilers prospect Leon Draisaitl spent the first three months of the 2014-15 season with the Oilers before returning to the WHL (courtesy of Marissa Baecker/Getty Images)

The 2015 WHL trade deadline has come and gone, leaving a trio of teams as contenders for the WHL championship and a shot at the Memorial Cup. One of those teams, the Kelowna Rockets, have added to a club that already was among the best in the league as they acquired a couple of high-profile players for their lineup. Read more»

Beyond Tomorrow: Fabbro weighing options in deciding to play NCAA or WHL hockey

by Chau Vo
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Dante Fabbro - Penticton Vees

Photo: Penticton Vees defenseman and 2016 prospect Dante Fabbro was chosen eighth overall in the 2013 WHL Bantam Draft by the Seattle Thunderbirds (courtesy of Cherie Morgan Photography)

One of the biggest draws of playing in the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL) is the ability to retain NCAA eligibility while still developing in one of the world’s top junior leagues. The 16-team league is based in Canada’s westernmost province with all of the teams relatively close to the US/Canada border, with the exception of Prince George. Read more»

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