Tag Archives: Victoria

WHL playoff format

This season, the WHL will switch to a more division-based playoff format, similar to the one used by the NHL. We’ll take a closer look at how this playoff format works and what it means for potential matchups for the Thunderbirds. (more…)

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. […]

What an (April) Fool Believes: Round 2 West predictions

(If you didn’t get a chance to see the round 1 roundup and round 2 predictions for the East, you can read those here.) Let’s take a look at how I did with round 1 in the West: (1) Kelowna 118pts v (8) Tri-City 68pts Prediction: Kelowna in 4 Actual: Kelowna in 5 As I […]

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 […]

Saturday night possibilities

As seen earlier, here are the updated standings after Friday night: Seattle Thunderbirds  40-24-2-4   86 Spokane Chiefs             40-25-3-3    86 Everett Silvertips          38-23-7-2    85 Seattle and Everett both have 2 games remaining, Spokane has 1: Seattle: @POR, @TC Spokane: @TC Everett: VIC, @POR […]

Scheduling the unknown

While we still don’t know what positions they will end up in, we do know that 2 of these 3 teams (Seattle, Spokane, Everett) will end up in a 4 vs 5 series against each other. Based on arena availability and historical scheduling, here’s my best guess as to what those series may look like: […]

Playoff picture

With the win over the Winterhawks last night, the Thunderbirds kept their chances of a US division title alive. Not likely but it’s not over until it’s over. Let’s take a look at the playoff picture. Here is what the Western Conference looks like: 1 x *Kelowna    65GP    52W   108P 2 x […]