NWSB Blogger Dave B. checks in this time with a Northwest Athlete Profile on Colorado Avalanche defenseman Stephan Elliot. He had his NHL debut on November 25th 2011 – he would score his first NHL goals a day later against Devan Dubnyk of the Edmonton Oilers. He continues to be a bright future star on the Colorado Avalanche roster.
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.
NWSB insider Dave B brings us another profile featuring an athlete from the Northwest. Colton Gillies has hockey in his blood after his uncle Clark Gillies made the family proud by being voted into the NHL Hall of Fame. Gillies started off on the inept Saskatoon Blades but showed enough promise for the Minnesota Wild to call him in. Since then, he has joined the Columbus Blue Jackets in Ohio.