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Draft Watch 2014: West Vancouver’s Sam Reinhart

Draft prospect Sam Reinhart.  Photo: Last Word

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Alex McPhee is back again, this time taking a look at 2014 NHL entry draft prospect, West Vancouver’s centerman Sam Reinhart. Sam Reinhart is a player who makes those around him better and projects to be a future top-line forward in the NHL. The attributes that stand out are his strong two-way game, leadership and, maybe most of all, his hockey IQ. Furthermore, Reinhart is a coach’s dream- a player who you want out in every situation, who works his butt off and is responsible defensively.

NWSB exclusive: Twitterview with Vancouver Giants centreman Anthony Ast

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Josh Hall sat down with Vancouver Giants centre Anthony Ast (from different computers of course) for this exclusive twitterview. Anthony, born in Richmond, dreams of being an NHL’er and by the sounds of it, will do just about anything to fulfill that dream. The 17 year old is on the right track. He says, “I want this to be my life because I can’t imagine doing anything else.” – Perfect answer!

2012 WHL Western Conference Playoff Preview | Matchups

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NWSB Insider and WHL hockey blogger Richard Hodges tells us Playoff fever has gripped Western Canada and Washington State as the WHL playoffs have officially kicked off in preperation for the ultimate goal of the Memorial Cup.

Western Hockey League Weekly Notebook: West Playoffs Preview | March 24

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NWSB Insider & Western hockey league blogger Aidan Chafe returns to the site today and weighs in with his predictions for the Western Conference opening round playoff series. Who will be upset and who will take the next step towards a berth in the Memorial Cup tournament?

Western Hockey League weekly notebook | March 15

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NWSB Insider & Western hockey league blogger Aidan Chafe returns to the site today and weighs in with his next WHL season notebook article. He tells us the final week of the 2011-12 WHL season will decide which of the bottom four teams will nab the remaining two.

State of the Royals: Weekly notebook March 13th

State of the Royals

Richard Hodges our man with his pulse on the Victoria sports beat is back with his first edition of the WHL’s Victoria Royals Weekly Notebook and WHL Blog. The March 13th, 2012 edition…

Western Hockey League weekly notebook | March 7

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NWSB Insider & Western hockey league blogger Richard Hodges weighs in with his next WHL season notebook article. Like the NHL, the WHL is set to kick off it’s 2012 Playoffs. There are still 2 playoff spots left up for grabs in the West while there are 4 in the East. Who will scoop them up? Richard will tell you. Brendan Shinnimin, and Ty Rattie lead the scoring race.

Western Hockey League weekly notebook | February 29th

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NWSB Insider & Western hockey league blogger Richard Hodgson weighs in with his next WHL season notebook article. Like the NHL, the WHL welcomes March as it’s last full month of play before the playoffs begin. While the top eight in the Eastern Conference is set the West is a little more uncertain.

State of the Giants: Weekly notebook February 13

Vancouver Giants

Richard Hodges our man with his pulse on the Vancouver sports beat is back with his first edition of the WHL’s Vancouver Giants Weekly Notebook and WHL Blog. The February 13th, 2012 edition…

State of the Royals: Weekly notebook February 3rd

State of the Royals

Richard Hodges our man with his pulse on the Victoria sports beat is back with his first edition of the WHL’s Victoria Royals Weekly Notebook and WHL Blog. The February 3rd, 2012 edition…

State Of The Giants: Weekly Notebook January 16th

Vancouver Giants

Richard Hodges our man with his pulse on the Vancouver sports beat is back with his first edition of the WHL’s Vancouver Giants Weekly Notebook and WHL Blog. The January 16th, 2012 edition…

Victoria Royals Star Kevin Sundher Traded to the Brandon Wheat Kings

Kevin Sundher

In a season going down the toilet fast Victoria Royals blogger Richard Hodges points out the one bright spot for the Royals has been the play of Kevin Sundher, seventh in WHL scoring with 64 points.

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