Northwest Athlete Profile: Colton Gillies

Colton Gillies, Columbus Blue Jackets

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.

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…

Northwest Athlete Profile: Ryan Nugent-Hopkins

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins

NWSB insider Dave B brings us another Northwest Athlete Profile, following Ryan Nugent-Hopkins. Nugent-Hopkins rose quickly through the ranks after graduating from Burnaby Secondary School. He became the BC Minor Hockey Player of the Year and quickly got his calling to the big leagues, the Edmonton Oilers of the NHL. He has already made an impact in the NHL, winning rookie of the month honors his first 2 months in the NHL.

Northwest Athlete Profile: Chuck Kobasew

Chuck Kobadew, Colorado Avalanche

NWSB insider Dave B brings us another profile featuring an athlete from the Northwest. Chuck Kobasew started his career at Boston College of American Collegiate Hockey. This was only before being named MVP of the Frozen Four Tournament and going on to play in the WHL with the Kelowna Rockets. He was eventually chosen by the Calgary Flames 14th overall in the NHL Draft and now calls Denver, Colorado home with the Avalanche of the NHL.

Northwest Athlete Profile: Zach Hamill

Zachary Hamill

NWSB insider Dave B brings us another Northwest Athlete Profile, following Zach Hamill. Hamill quickly caught on with the Everett Silvertips of the WHL where he caught fire. After representing his country in many competitions for Team Canada, he was selected 8th overall in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft by the Boston Bruins. He played for the minor league team affiliate, the Providence Bruins.

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…

State Of The Royals: Weekly Notebook January 9th

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 January 9th, 2012 edition…

Western Hockey League Weekly Notebook | January 4th

WHL Hockey Blog

Western hockey league insider Aidan Chafe weighs in with his next WHL season notebook article. Ty Rimmer is at it again, helping his Tri-City Americans to a 6-0 record in December on his way to being named WHL Goaltender of the Month.

State Of The Thunderbirds: Weekly Notebook December 18th

Seattle Thunderbirds

Richard Hodges our man with his pulse on the WHL hockey beat is back with his first edition of the WHL’s Seattle Thunderbirds Weekly Notebook and WHL Blog. The December 18th, 2011 edition…

Western Hockey League Weekly Notebook | December 14th

WHL Header

Western hockey league insider Aidan Chafe weighs in with his next WHL season notebook article. On Sunday they followed that solid performance when they blanked the Portland Winterhawks 3-0 as goalie Ty Rimmer made 29 saves for the shutout.

State Of The Giants: Weekly Notebook December 13th

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 December 13th, 2011 edition…

Which WHL invites have a shot at making Team Canada?

WHL Guys On Team Canada

On Friday, 41 CHL players will take the ice on Calgary in order to prove to Head Coach Don Hay they have what it takes to don the maple leaf. Richard Hodges brakes down the WHL players would could make Team Canada for the 2011/12 World Junior Hockey championships.

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