Tag Archives: Edmonton

Game day: vs Edmonton 10/30

The Memorial Cup trophy may be in Everett today but the last team to win it is in Kent tonight for their biennial visit. The Edmonton Oil Kings come to town as the reigning Memorial Cup champions and winners of the WHL Eastern Conference for the last 3 years. Even with a loss of important […]

TBirds attendance trend for 2014-15

Much was made about the fact that there were two teams in the WHL who had attendance increases last season: Portland and Seattle. In fact, the Thunderbirds attendance numbers for last season probably went a long way to their marketing department winning an award from the WHL. It’s early but let’s take a look at […]

Understanding the new WHL playoff format

If you listened to this year’s first edition of the US Division podcast with Scott Sepich, you heard a discussion about the new WHL playoff format. He and Larry Fisher of the Kelowna Daily Courier covered it fairly well.  We’ll take a little bit of a deeper dive and see how it would affect matchups. […]

Where did they come from?

A quick look at how the players from last years roster became part of the team. Draft picks listed are for the Bantam Draft unless otherwise noted. It will be interesting to see if some of these ripples continue. With all the 19-year olds returning this upcoming season, those earlier trades may still continue to […]

Leagues of Extraordinary Gentlemen (and Portland)

Well, it’s down to the final 6. Each of the CHL leagues has their finalists and they will be battling it out for both league supremacy and a chance to raise the Mastercard Memorial Cup trophy. Let’s take a look at each of the 6 teams and our predictions for who is going to come […]

Looking back to go forward: Round 2 East predictions

With the Medicine Hat Tigers 2-1 win over Swift Current in game 6 Sunday night, the Broncos were eliminated and all the second round matchups were set. Before we get to who I pick to move on to the Eastern conference finals, let’s look back and see how close I was on predicting round 1. […]

Playoff predictions

Time to take a look at who I think will move on in the WHL playoffs. This is all going to be gut feeling and a small amount of thought. I’ll do just the first round for now. Eastern Conference: (1) Edmonton 103pts v (9) Prince Albert 75pts Prince Albert showed some determination in getting […]