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

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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…

Northwest Athlete Profile: Troy Brouwer

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NWSB Insider Dave B brings us another profile featuring Vancouver born Troy Brouwer. Brouwer was a thorn in the Canucks’ sides for a couple years with the Chicago Blackhawks but has made his NHL way to Washington, DC. Brouwer is a homegrown talent we can all be proud of…in the big picture. He’s now enjoying life with the Washington Capitals and Alexander Ovechkin.

Northwest Athlete Profile: Stan Smyl

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NWSB Insider Dave B brings us another profile featuring a former athlete from the Northwest. Stan Smyl was born in Glandon, Alberta in 1958. He went on to have great success prior to his NHL career and as all Vancouver Canucks fans know, he continued that trend right here in VanCity.

Northwest Athlete Profile: Andrew Ladd

From Maple Ridge to Winnipeg, Ladd has Succeeded

NWSB Insider Dave B brings us another profile featuring an athlete from the Northwest. Andrew Ladd was born in Maple Ridge, BC and has a long history of success. His travels took him through the BCHL, WHL and onto the NHL where he has so far won two Stanley Cups in six seasons. He currently plays for the Winnipeg Jets.

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.

NWSB Exclusive: Twitterview with Former Canuck Brad Leeb

Leeb Celebrated what we are assuming is a goal for the Ice Tigers

Josh Hall recently had a NWSB exclusive twitterview with former Vancouver Canucks player and current right winger for the Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga, Brad Leeb. Leeb spends parts of his off-season in British Columbia and also played in the NHL for the Toronto Maple Leafs. What else did Josh ask Brad? Read on to find out!

Milan Lucic and hockey hate: Why Canucks fans have earned a bad reputation

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NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Kevin Vanstone the Flying-V tells us some sad news out of Vancouver today. In the latest exhibit of hockey-oriented idiocy, this week an individual chose to write obscenities on the Church that Vancouver native and Boston Bruins 2011 Stanley cup hero Milan Lucic and his family call home. Stay classy Vancouver. Would Henrik Sedin and Daniel Sedin approve of this stupidity?

State of the Giants: Weekly notebook February 13

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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…

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