Northwest Athlete Profile: Karl Alzner

Dave B. Profiles one of the Northwests own, Defenseman Karl Alzner of the Washington Capitals. Dave tells us how Karl Alzener hails from Burnaby BC, and how he made his way up the ranks of the CHL into the NHL, collecting a captaincy for Team Canada at the World Juniors along the way and how he started his Junior career for the Calgary Hitman.

Northwest Coach Profiles: Pat Quinn

NWSB insider C-Mac brings us a Northwest Coaching Profile on past Vancouver Canucks head coach and general manager Pat Quinn. Pat Quinn was one of the hardest workers the league has ever seen in both his playing and administrative roles. He earned the NHL’s Jack Adams top coach award twice. He’s also probably the second greatest coach in team history.

Which WHL invites have a shot at making 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.

Canucks: Hodgson, Tanev more than just potential in 2011-12?

NWSportsbeat Senior Editor Quincy Smith points out Cody Hodgson and Chris Tanev are both ready for breakout seasons for the Vancouver Canucks in 2011-2012. They play two totally different positions, had two very different paths to the big leagues, but Hodgson and Tanev are both ready to be major contributors to the Canucks this season.

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