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Thu, August 31, 2017
A couple of new tools/features introduced recently: a Slack team for Entry Draft purposes mainly, but can also be used for general league chat, and a Discussion board for general discussions as well as Ratings discussion and preparation and logging.

Wed, October 12, 2016
New: NHL Position Tracker, maintained by Ryan Voshell

Well the NHL regular season kicks off today! As promised, I'll be tracking positions played for every NHL game this season, including injuries and scratches. You can follow along and more specifically, use this tool as a guide for recommending position changes to your WHL players. This will save us all a lot of time researching links and takes the element of unreliable sources out of play.

Tue, June 7, 2016
The Web Hockey League (WHL) is looking for a new GM to take over the Edmonton Mountain Men. This is a franchise that will require hard work and dedication in order to become successful again, and would be a good fit for a die-hard hockey fan looking for a challenge!

Wed, October 21, 2015
The Web Hockey League (WHL) is looking for a new GM to take over the Vancouver Voodoo.

Mon, August 10, 2015
The Web Hockey League (WHL) is looking for two new, energetic and committed GMs to take over the Ottawa Polar Bears and Chicago Grizzlies.

Wed, November 20, 2013
Introducing... the new Web Hockey League Forum! Every GM should register and join in the discussions.

Tue, November 5, 2013
Games Archive Now Available!
All the boxscores and other files emailed for every single game in WHL history are now available online. Visit the Complete Game Files Archive and view files for any of the full 18 WHL seasons so far, as well as WFHL3 through WFHL11. It doesn't look pretty, but it's available. It'll look better when the website is redone someday.

Wed, June 12, 2013
Today in the WHL:
The Sparrows seemed to be on their way to a win and series lead, after two goals by Antoine Vermette, but things changed in the middle of the third period. Two quick goals, by Marek Svatos and Zach Parise, tied the game at 2 goals apiece and forced overtime. Brian Gionta completed the Rink Rats' comeback by deflecting defenseman Kyle Quincey's point shot behind Jean-Sebastien Giguere at 16:57 for the win. Gionta leads the WHL with 15 goals in 18 games in the playoffs, while Quincey is the leading assist getter with 17. Game 4 is set for Thursday night, again in Minnesota.

Mon, June 10, 2013
Today in the WHL:
It was a close game in Chicoutimi, another one goal game, but this time the Sparrows came out on top, with a 4-3 win to even the series at 1-1. Pascal Dupuis, for Chicoutimi, and Ilya Kovalchuk for Minnesota, scored a goal and added an assist. Alexei Ponikarovsky assisted on 2 goals, including the game winner by rookie Guillaume Desbiens. Both Dupuis and Ponikarovsky now have 17 points in the playoffs, but are still 2 points behind defenseman Stephane Robidas as the Sparrows leading scorer. Zach Parise, back after missing 4 games (3 due to injury and 1 due to visa problems), added a 15th assist this postseason and he still leads the WHL in scoring with 28 points. The series moves to Minnesota for games 3 and 4.

Wed, June 5, 2013
Today in the WHL:
With a 2-2 tie and looking like the game is heading to overtime, defenseman Francois Beauchemin scores with 31 seconds left to the third period, and the Sparrows beat the Demons 3-2 to advance to the Finals and face the Rink Rats. Stephane Robidas assisted on all 3 Chicoutimi goals, with the other 2 goals scored by Pascal Dupuis. Robidas leads the Sparrows in playoffs scoring with 17 points (5 goals and 12 assists), and is second (tied) only to Rocky Mountain's Christian Ehrhoff (18 points) in the WHL for defenseman scoring. After failing to make the Playoffs in WHL12, the Sparrows were then eliminated by the IceDogs the following three years (First round in WHL13, Second round in WHL14, and First round in WHL15), and then by the Stallions in WHL16 (Semi-Finals) and WHL17 (First round) before finally making it to the Finals this year.

Mon, June 3, 2013
Today in the WHL:
Sparrows get a team effort, with goals coming from 6 different players and points from 13 different players, as they beat the Demons 6-5 to tie the series 3-3 and force a game 7. Mike Richards scores 2 goals for the Demons, after failing to find the back of the net for the first 15 playoffs games. Demons have scored a whopping 11 goals on the powerplay in this series, for a 34.4 percentage, and this has to be a big factor why they've been able to take the Sparrows to 7 games.
Rink Rats shut down the Express, limiting them to a single goal by Ryan Kesler, and they defeat them 5-1, and ending their Cyber Cup hopes for this year. Rookie Jason Zucker continues to make the best of his opportunity filling in for Zach Parise, scoring another goal and adding 2 assists and being named the first star of the game. Defenseman Tom Gilbert sets up 2 goals, and improves his +/- to +16, 3rd best in the WHL behind teammates Zach Parise (+22) and Kevin Shattenkirk (+17). Rink Rats move on to the Finals, and await the result of the Wales game 7 to find out whether they'll be travelling to Chicoutimi to face the Sparrows, or hosting the Demons at home in Minnesota.

Fri, May 31, 2013
Today in the WHL:
Once again the Demons' offense is too much for the Sparrows to handle, and they beat the Sparrows 6-4. Scott Hartnell scores 2 goals, and Jason Pominville and Mike Green each contribute 3 assistsfor the Demons, and Antoine Vermette scores 1 goal and adds 2 assist for the Sparrows. Chicoutimi has allowed 13 goals in the last 2 games, after allowing only 34 in the first 12 games in the playoffs. Demons take a 3-2 series lead, with game 6 set for Sunday night in New York.
The Express refuse to bow down, and continue their Cinderella run in the WHL18 Playoffs, beating the Rink Rats 5-4 in overtime. Defenseman Brooks Orpik was the winning goal scorer at 17:42 of the overtime period, and was named first start of the game. Rink Rats rookie Jason Zucker scored his 1st career playoffs goal, in his second game after being called up to fill in for injured Zach Parise. Patrick Marleau scored his 14th goal of the postseason for the Express, in 14 games, and currently leads thw WHL tied with Minnesota's Brian Gionta in that category. Rink Rats still lead the Series 3-2, as the series moves to Banff, Alberta for game 6.

Thu, May 30, 2013
Yesterday in the WHL:
After losing 2 players to injury in game 4, the Demons get back to what they do best: their offense, and score 7 goals on Jean-Sebastien Giguere to win the game 7-5. Joe Thornton led the way with 1 goal and 2 assists, while defenseman Jack Johnson got 3 assists. For the Sparrows, Erik Christensen also got 1 goal and 2 assists, and Pascal Dupuis scored 2 late 3rd period goals when the score was 7-3 but it wasn't enough. Dupuis' goals were only his 3rd and 4th in 13 games, after he scored 62 in 84 games in the regular season. Thornton leads the Demons with 21 points. The series is now tied 2-2 and moving back to Chicoutimi for game 5 Thursday night.
Patrick Marleau scores 2 goals and adds 1 assist, and the Express stay alive with a 4-3 win over the Rink Rats. Defenseman Christian Ehrhoff gets 2 assists for Rocky Mountain, and now leads the WHL for defenseman scoring with 17 points (3 goals and 14 assists). Rookie Gabriel Landeskog contributes 1 goal and 1 assist for Minnesota, as he leads the WHL rookies in playoffs scoring with 15 points (4 goals and 11 assists). Rink Rats still lead the series 3-1.

Mon, May 27, 2013
Today in the WHL:
Alexei Ponikarovsky scores 2 goals, his 5th and 6th of the playoffs, to lead the Sparrows to a 4-2 win over the Demons. Ponikarovsky's linemates Antoine Vermette and Pascal Dupuis also got 2 points each, and Jean-Sebastien Giguere stopped 26 shots for the win. Giguere has the 2nd best gaa in the playoffs so far at 2.83, only behind James Howard's 2.50. It was a tough loss for the Demons, not only to see the Sparrows take a 2-1 series lead in front of their fans in New York, but they also lost their goaltender Ryan Miller for possibly a couple games, and winger Jay Rosehill is out indefinitely with an undisclosed lower body injury.
In the other Semi-Finals game, the Rink Rats once again dominated the Express and beat them 7-3, to take a commanding 3-0 series lead. Defenseman Tom Gilbert scored his 4th and 5th goals of the playoffs, and was named the first star of the game. Matt Duchene scored 1 goal and added 1 assist, as his line with Tyler Ennis and Marek Svatos went +4 on the night. The bad news for Minnesota though was that WHL playoffs leading scorer Zach Parise took a puck to the face when Chris Pronger's shot deflected on Brian Gionta's stick in the third period. He left the game and did not return. No word yet on his status.

Fri, May 24, 2013
Today in the WHL:
The Sparrows' first line finally shows up, combining for 7 points to lead the Sparrows to a convincing 7-3 win over the Demons. Antoine Vermette got his first 3 assists of the postseason, Ponikarovsky got 2 goals, and Pascal Dupuis, Steve Sullivan and defensemen Stephane Robidas and Francois Beauchemin all got 1 goal and 1 assist. Scott Hartnell was the best on the Demons squad with 1 goal and 1 assist. Robidas still leads the Sparrows in playoffs scoring with 11 points, and is ranked 5th in defenseman scoring. Sparrows tie the series at 1 game a piece, with the series moving to New York for the next 2 games.
Ilya Kovalchuk, Marek Svatos and Tyler Ennis all score 1 goal and add 1 assist, and the Rink Rats double the Express 4-2 to take a 2-0 lead in the Semi-Finals series. League leader for goals and points, Zach Parise scored his 13th goal (and 27th point) of the postseason. James Howard imporves on his league-leading gaa and save percentage, which are now at 2.45 and .922.

Thu, May 23, 2013
Today in the WHL:
Jason Pominville scores 2 goals, and the Demons edge the Sparrows 3-2 to take a 1-0 lead in the Semi-Finals series. Defenseman Mike Green gets an assist on both Pominville goals, and Erik Christensen gets an assist on both Sparrows goals, scored by Steve Sullivan and Mike Mottau. The Demons effectively silenced the Sparrows top line again, as they combined for 11 shots but couldn't get on the scoreboard. Ryan Miller did well in net, stopping 31 shots as Chicoutimi outshot New York 33 to 26.
Zach Parise scores a goal and adds 3 assists, to lead the Rink Rats to an easy 7-3 win over the Express. Defensemen Kevin Shattenkirk and Kyle Quincey also provide offense with 1 goal and 2 assists each. Antti Miettinen is the best player for Rocky Mountain with 2 assists. Parise leads the WHL in playoffs scoring with 26 points (12 goals and 14 assists).

Tue, May 21, 2013
Today in the WHL:
Team Captain Joe Thornton scores 2 goals and adds 1 assist, to lead the Demons with a series-ending 5-3 win over the Lunatics. Evgeni Malkin (1-1-2) and Mike Richards (0-2-2) get 2 points in the win. Thornton leads the Demons in postseason scoring fot goals with 8, points with 17, +6 and 60 shots. His 17 points put him third overall in WHL playoffs scoring behind Minnesota's Zach Parise and Brian Gionta. Demons move on to face the Chicoutimi Sparrows in the Wales Finals.

Fri, May 17, 2013
Today in the WHL:
Martin St.Louis scores 2 goals and adds 1 assist, to keep the Lunatics alive by defeating the Demons 7-4. Joe Thornton scores 5th and 6th of the playoffs for the Demons, and leads them in scoring with 14 points in 9 games. Roberto Luongo stops 36 of 40 shots to earn his 6th win of the postseason. The Lunatics are still behind 3-2 in the series, with game 6 set for Sunday night in New York.
Up 3-1 in their series against the Cats, the Rink Rats were down 3-1 after the first period and it looked like we might be heading to a game 6 in that series as well. But Dan Bylsma's players went and scored 9 unanswered goals to easily seal the win 10-3 and eliminate the Cats. Rookie Gabriel Landeskog had a career night with 2 goals and 4 assists, after only getting 5 points total in the previous 8 games. David Krejci, Gilbert Brule and Tom Gilbert also scored a pair of goals in the game. After eliminating the top Campbell team, Kelowna falls to Minnesota in 5 games.

Wed, May 15, 2013
Today in the WHL:
Erik Christensen sets up 2 goals and helps the Sparrows beat the Citadelles in a close 3-2 game. After scoring 62 goals in the regular season, Pascal Dupuis has struggled finding the net in the playoffs; he finalle scored his first goal in 9 playoffs games. The Sparrows have got a lot more balanced scoring in the playoffs than in the regular season, with no player in the top 15 in scoring. Jean-Sebastien Giguere stopped 27 of 29 shots for the win. Chicoutimi eliminates Halifax in 5 games, and now awaits the winner of the Demons-Lunatics series.
Demons shoot 44 times on Lunatics goalie Roberto Luongo, scoring 7 goals, and defeating the Lunatics 7-2 to take a 3-1 series lead. Ryan Callahan scores 2 goals and adds an assist for New York, and defenseman Drew Doughty sets up 3 goals. Doughty moves into the third spot in defenseman scoring in the playoffs with 11 points, behind Rocky Mountain's Christian Ehrhoff with 13 points and Minnesota's Kyle Quincey with 12. The Demons have scored 45 goals in 8 playoffs games, with 15 different players scoring goals, but one player that has disappointed and failed to find the back in the net is Mike Richards. The big center has only managed 6 assists, and will definitely need to start contributing more offense if the Demons move on to meet the Sparrows in the Semi-Finals.
Rink Rats resume their domination after a slipup in the last game, and easily defeat the Cats 7-1 to take a 3-1 lead in the series. David Krejci, Ilya Kovalchuk and Matt Gilroy all get 1 goal and 1 assist for Minnesota, with goaltender James Howard stopping 32 shots. Howard is second in the WHL behind Rocky Mountain's Alexandre Auld for both gaa and save percentage in the postseason.
A goal by Martin Erat late in the third period ties the game 5-5 for the Cougars, but defenseman Matt Niskanen scores his first goal of the playoffs at 8:33 of the overtime period to give the Express a 6-5 win. Erik Cole was the first star of the game with 2 goals for the Express, while Erat aosl scored 2 goals for Detroit. The Express complete the sweep and move to the Semi-Finals having only lost 1 game so far.

Fri, May 10, 2013
Today in the WHL:
Vincent Lecavalier doesn't get a single shot on goal in regulation time, but scores the game winning goal at 1:07 into overtime, and the Sparrows beat the Citadelles 6-5. Defenseman Mathieu Carle has the best offensive game in his WHL career with 1 goal and 2 assists for the Sparrows, while Michael Del Zotto also gets 3 points (3 assists) for the Citadelles. Lecavalier leads the Sparrows in postseason scoring with 7 points (4 goals and 3 assists). Chicoutimi takes a 2-0 lead in the series, that is now shifting to Halifax for the next 2 games.
Roberto Luongo stops all but 1 of the 34 shots faced from the Demons, and the Lunatics defeat them 5-1. Brad Richards scores a pair of goals and adds an assist, and is named the First Star of the Game. Richards leads the Lunatics is Playoffs scoring with 9 goals and 12 points, and his 9 goals rank him 3rd in the WHL behind Minnesota's Brian Gionta (11) and Zach Parise (10). The series is tied 1-1 and moving to New York for games 3 and 4.
Gilbert Brule gets 3 points and leads the Rink Rats to a 6-2 win in their series against the Cats. David Krejci, Matt Duchene and Zach Parise each get a goal and an assist in the Rink Rats win. Defenseman Duncan Keith is the best player on the Cats squad, assisting on both goals. Minnesota goaltender James Howard improves his WHL second-best gaa to 2.33 (behind Rocky Mountain's Alexandre Auld's 1.71). Rink Rats take a commanding 2-0 lead in the series.
Tied at 2 goals apiece after regulation time, it would take 11 minutes for a winner to emerge in the game between the Cougars and the Express. The goal came from the stick of Tim Connolly, his second of the game. Connolly also set up the other Express goal, scored by Antti Miettinen. Goaltender Alexandre Auld continues his phenomenal playoffs run, and leads the WHL with a 1.71 gaa, .938 save percentage and 6 wins. Detroit is now down 2-0 in the series that is now moving to the Canadian Rockies for the next 2 games.

Wed, May 8, 2013
Today in the WHL:
Antoine Vermette scores with a little over a minute left in the third period, to break a 2-2 tie and lead the Sparrows to a 3-2 win over the Citadelles. It was Vermette's 4th goal of the postseason. Jean-Sebastien Giguere stopped 25 shots for the win, and improved his gaa to 2.83 in the playoffs, ranking him 4th in the league. Sparrows take a 1-0 lead in the series.
Jack Johnson scores at 4:31 of the overtime period, his second goal of the game, to give the Demons a dramatic 6-5 win over the Lunatics. Waterloo was up 2-0 after the first period, thanks to goals by Martin havlat and Sergei Gonchar, only to see the Demons come back and tie it 4-4 after two. Havlat scored two goals for the Lunatics. New York takes the lead in the series.
Brian Gionta showed why hes was acquired by the Rink Rats, scoring a hat trick to lead his team to a 5-2 win over the Cats. His third goal, at 15:50 of the third period, was the one that pretty much sealed the win for Minnesota. Defenseman Kyle Quincey got 2 assists in the win, while goaltender James Howard stopped 28 of 30 shots. The Rink Rats are now ahead 1-0 in the series.
Patrick Marleau goes with a strong performamce once again for the Express, scoring 2 goals and adding 2 assists, and Rocky Mountain defeats Detroit 5-2. Defenseman Erik Gudbranson earns 2 assists for the Express, and Henrik Sedin and Marian Gaborik are the best skaters for the Cougars with 1 goal and 1 assist each. Goaltender Alexandre Auld contonues to be a big surprise in net, stopping 26 shots and earning his 5th win of the postseason. Express take the lead in the series.

Mon, May 6, 2013
Today in the WHL:
With a 3-3 tie and 1 minute left to regulation time, Henrik Sedin scores 2 goals and the Cougars run away with the win and the series, defeating the Fighting Irish 5-3. Henrik finished the game with 3 goals and 1 assist, Daniel with 1 goal and 3 assists, and defenseman Tobias Enstrom with 4 assists. All 5 goals for the Cougars came from their first line. The Cougars move on to face the Express in the second round.

Fri, May 3, 2013
Today in the WHL:
Antti Niemi is perfect in net for the Cats, stopping 27 shots, and the Cats blank the Bulls 3-0. Patrick Sharp scores a goal and adds an assist, and Mike Fisher and Eric Brewer also find the back of the net for the Cats. Kelowna, the 8th seed team in the Campbell Conference, eliminates the top seed Bulls in 6 games. The Bulls offense just did not show up in the playoffs, with the likes of Shane Doan (3 points) and Dan Boyle (2 points) contributing way below expectations.
In the other game, also in the Campbell Conference, the Cougars forced a game 7 in their series against the Fighting Irish, defeating them 4-2. Lauri Kospikoski continued his excellent postseason work, scoring a pair of goals, and he now leads Detroit with 5 points (4 goals and 1 assist) in 6 playoffs games. Martin Erat and Loui Eriksson also scored. Both teams head back to Saskatoon for a series deciding game 7 matchup Sunday night.

Mon, April 29, 2013
Today in the WHL:
Evgeni Malkin scores a hat trick, leading the Demons to a 5-3 win and a series sweep over the SnowDogs. Joe Thornton (1 goal and 2 assists) and Drew DOughty (3 assists) also contribute a 3 point performance. Joffrey Lupul scores 1 goal and adds an assist for Boston. After outscoring their opponent 23 to 15 in the first round, the New York Demons move to round 2.
Another hat trick contributed to a team getting eliminated from this year's WHL Playoffs: Halifax's Jeff Carter. With a 3-3 tie in the middle of the third period, the Citadelles' star center scored 2 goals to help his team defeat the Stallions 5-3. Kristian Huselius gets 4 assists and Keith Ballard gets 3, while Mike Cammalleri scores 2 goals for Toronto. The Stallions are ousted from the playoffs in 4 straight games.
The highest scoring team so far in the playoffs, the Rink Rats, added 4 goals to their total for a league-high 30 goals in 4 games, and beat the Roustabouts 4-1. This also ended the Rousties' season in 4 straight games. Brian Gionta scored 2 goals and David Krejci assisted on 3 goals for Minnesota. Zach Parise leads the WHL in Playoffs scoring with 15 points, followed by Travis Zajac (Citadelles) with 14 and Gionta with 11.

Mon, April 22, 2013
Today in the WHL:
Lunatics start strong, sending a message that they are not to be taken lightly in these playoffs, blasting the Schooners 8-2. Brad Richards and Jochen Hecht both score a pair of goals for Waterloo, and Roberto Luongo stops 26 of 28 shots for the win. Lunatics take a 1-0 in the series, but expect the Schooners to bounce back from this shaky start, as they are definitely a better team than they showed in game 1.
Travis Zajac scores 2 goals and adds 2 assists, and the Citadelles easily defeat the Stallions 7-3. Eric Staal (2 goals and 1 assist) and T.J. Galiardi (1 goal and 2 assists) each get 3 points for Halifax, and Nikolai Kulemin is the best on the Stallions squad with 2 goals. Interesting fact, Jeff Carter was a healthy scratch for the Citadelles, definitely a questionable decision by Head Coach Perry Pearn. Citadelles take a 1-0 lead in the series.
The Cats are one of the teams pulling an upset in game 1 last night, beating the Bulls 7-5. Steven Stamkos (2-1-3) and Duncan Keith (0-3-3) record 3 points for the winners, as do Logan Couture (2-1-3) and Dany Heatley (1-2-3) for the losing Bulls. 15 of the 18 Bulls skaters had a negative +/- in the game, something you will not see very often. By the same account, 15 of the 18 Cats skaters were in the positive. 3 players on each squad were 0. Kelowna takes a 1-0 lead over Campbell first seed Las Vegas.

Mon, April 8, 2013
Today in the WHL:
Well it finally happened. Sparrows are in first place overall. Pascal Dupuis scored what would be the game winner with a little over 4 minutes left in the third period, giving the Sparrows a 4-2 lead over the Demons. Teemu Selanne would score a minute later, but it was too late: the Sparrows win the game 4-3. Antoine Vermette scored his 62nd goal, and 36th on the power play (1st in WHL), and added 2 assists and was named first star of the game. Chicoutimi extends their undefeated streak to 21 games, and thanks to Tri-City defeating Las Vegas 3-0, takes a 1 point lead over the Bulls, with 4 games remaining to the schedule.
Sidney Crosby scores his 31st goal of the season, and leads the Stallions to a 2-1 win over the Grizzlies. Goaltender Miikka Kiprusoff stops 28 of 29 shots for his 38th win of the season. Kipper is ranked third for gaa with 3.18, 5th for wins with 38, and second for save percentage with .899. Stallions extend their winning streak to 5 games, and take a 4 point lead over the Lunatics for the 2nd seed in the Wales Conference.
Late season acquisition Gilbert Brule pays off for the Rink Rats scoring at 2:05 of the overtime period, to give the Rink Rats a 5-4 win over the Fighting Irish. Zach Parise (Minnesota) and Teddy Purcell (Saskatoon) both score a goal and add 2 assists, and David Krejci (Minnesota) scores a pair of goals. Rink Rats extend their undefeated streak to 16 games, but remain 1 point behind the Dugouts (winners of 5 games straight) for 1st in the Western Division and 2nd seed in the Campbell Conference.

Fri, April 5, 2013
Today in the WHL:
Travis Zajac scores with 3 seconds left to tie the game 5-5, but Andreas Thuresson would beat Kari Lehtonen in overtime, and the Sparrows keep the streak alive with a 6-5 win over the Citadelles. Colin Wilson scored 2 goals and added 1 assist for Halifax, while Stephane Robidas was the best player for Chicoutimi with 3 assists. Robidas is currently tied with New York's Drew Doughty with 84 points in the Defenseman Scoring race. Sparrows extend their undefeated streak to 20 games.
Down 2-1 after 1 period, the Bulls come back with 4 unanswered goals in the second, on their way to a 6-4 win over the Express. Bulls win a 4th game in a row, despite being outshot 39 to 31. Erik Cole scored a pair of goals for the Express, and Dany Heatley did the same for the Bulls. Heatley's 64 goals give him a 1 goal lead over Chicoutimi's Alexei Ponikarovsky, who only scored 1 goal last night. Las Vegas remains 1 point ahead of Chicoutimi and 1st overall in the WHL. Rocky Mountain hangs on to the 6th spot in the Campbell Conference, 3 points behind the Cougars and 2 points ahead of the Cats.
Demons have no pity for the Corinthians and their attempt to hang on to the 8th seed in the Wales Conference, destroying them 13-3. Evgeni Malkin scores 4 goals and adds an assist, and Joe Thornton also gets 5 points (3 goals and 2 assists) for New York. Malkin's 5 point night and 120 points in the season now give him a good option on securing the 3rd spot in the WHL scoring race, still 14 points behind Antoine Vermette but taking a 9 point lead over Dany Heatley and Alexei Ponikarovsky. Quebec City's loss, combined with Ottawa's win, sees them swap positions in the Wales standings. With an identical 28-45-6 record, the Polar Bears get the advantage for the 8th spot due to a better GF-GA differential.

Mon, April 1, 2013
Today in the WHL:
Matt Moulson is on a tear lately, and it continued last night as he scored a pair of goals, to lead the Cats to a 5-2 win over the Roustabouts. Steven Stamkos and Duncan Keith both got 2 assists for Kelowna, while Simon Gagne and Petr Sykora scored a goal and added an assist each for Tri-City. The Cats are one of 4 teams in the WHL with three 40-goal scorers (along with Halifax, Chicoutimi and Minnesota): Higgins has 49, Stamkos has 48, and Moulson has 42. The Cats need either one more tie or one more Warriors loss to be the 8th team to clinch a playoffs spot in the Campbell Conference.
In the middle of a heated battle with the Toronto Stallions for 1st place in the Central Division, and the 2nd seed in the Wales Conference, the Lunatics wasted a good opportunity to add 2 points to their record, losing 3-1 to the Stampede. Tomas Kopecky scored 1 goal and added 2 assists for Nashville, while Sergei Kostitsyn and Slava Voynov each got 1 goal and 1 assist. Goaltender Brian Elliott stopped 33 of 34 shots, for his 14th win in 32 starts. The Lunatics are tied with the Stallions with 80 points and 7 games remaining, including 2 matchups between the 2 teams.
Gilbert Brule scores 2 goals on a Matt Gilroy pass, and the Rink Rats defeat the Fighting Irish 3-1. Goaltender Mike Smith stops 27 shots to improve his record to 35-11-1, with an excellent 3.08 gaa (2nd in WHL) and .895 save percentage (tied 4th in WHL). Minnesota extend their undefeated streak to 13 games, and is still tied with Saskatchewan with 106 points at the top of the Western Division, while getting the edge for 2nd seed in the Campbell Conference having 3 more wins. The Fighting Irish are going the other direction, extending their winless streak to 7 games, but still 4th seed, 3 points ahead of Detroit.

Thu, March 28, 2013
Today in the WHL:
In a season of mediocrity, the Stampede managed to give a good game to their fans last night in Nashville, trampling the Grizzlies 7-1. Sergei Kostitsyn scores 2 goals, and Valtteri Filppula gets 3 assists in the win. Filppula leads the Stampede with 30 assists, 49 points and 213 shots. Nashville is now eliminated from the playoffs, with only 18 wins in 76 games, good for a .289 winning percentage and 11th spot in the Wales Conference.
Joe Pavelski scores a pair of goals, and goaltender Marty Turco stops 33 shots, and the Dugouts blank the Warriors 4-0. Turco improves on his league-leading 2.69 gaa and .910 save percentage, and is 3rd for wins with 42 and second for shutout with 3. He will surely be a strong candidate for the Vezina Trophy along with Chicoutimi's Jean-Sebastien Giguere and Las Vegas' Cory Schneider. Saskatchewan remains tied with Minnesota with 104 points.
Steve Mason stops 27 shots, for his WHL best 4th shutout of the season, and the Cats edge the Express 2-0. After a successful 10 games streak without a loss, Rocky Mountain drops a second contest in a row, and sits in 6th spot in the Campbell Conference, 1 point ahead of the Roustabouts. As for the Cats, they win a 3rd game in a row, improving their last 10 games record to 7-3-0, and they sit comfortably in 8th spot with 79 points, 11 points ahead of the 9th place Warriors.

Mon, March 25, 2013
Today in the WHL:
Tim Connolly scores 3 goals and shoots 15 times on goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky, and the Express beat the Patriots 9-4. Brodie Dupont (2-1-3) and Patrick Marleau (1-2-3) also get 3 points in the win. Rocky Mountain extend their undefeated streak to 10 games, going 8-0-2 in that stretch. They sit in 6th spot in the Campbell Conference, and should be the next team to secure their playoffs spot later this week.
Dany Heatley scores a hat trick, and the Bulls easily defeat the Schooners 7-3. After missing 7 games with a groin injury, defenseman Niklas Kronwall made a noticeable comeback with 4 assists. He has 66 points in 67 games this season, good for 9th spot in scoring among defensemen. As for Heatley, he is now tied with Chicoutimi's Alexei Ponikarovsky with 60 goals, but he has played 9 more games than the Sparrows' star. Las Vegas remains 3 points ahead of Chicoutimi at the top of the WHL.
Facing the lowly IceDogs, the Rink Rats had no problem extending their undefeated streak to 10 games, with a 8-2 win. Former Art Ross Trophy winner Zach Parise scored 3 goals and added 1 assist, while centers David Krejci and Matt Duchene also contributed with 3 points each. Goaltender James Howard stopped 31 of 33 shots for his 18th win of the season. Parise sits 10th in the WHL scoring race with 90 points, just behind teammate Brian Gionta's 92 points. Going 9-0-1 in their last 10 games, the Rink Rats have only been able to gain a single point back on the Division leading Dugouts, who went 9-1-0 in the game timespan, and they remain 2 points behind them with 10 games remaining in the regular season.

Fri, March 22, 2013
Today in the WHL:
Antoine Vermette records a career high 8 points (4 goals and 4 assists) and the Sparrows destroy the Patriots 14-5. Vermette shot 21 times on Patriots goalie Sergei Bobrovsky, who was bombarded with a total of 90 shots on the night. Pascal Dupuis was also in the 5 point game club last night with 2 goals and 3 assists. In his 6th start this season, Jose Theodore stopped 43 of 48 shots for his 4th win. Vermette and Dupuis are now tied in the lead in the WHL scoring race with 124 points, followed by New York's Evgeni Malkin at 110. Chicoutimi extends their undefeated streak to 14 games, and their 103 points place them 5 ahead of New York and 3 behind Las Vegas in the WHL Presidents Trophy race with 11 games remaining.
Jaroslav Spacek scores 1 goal and adds 1 assist, and James Howard stops 29 shots, and the Rink rats defeat the Citadelles 4-1. Minnesota's Gabriel Landeskog, the top rookie and Calder candidate in the WHL this year, added a goal to his record, and now has 34 goals and 38 assists for 72 points. Rink Rats extend their undefeated streak to 9 games, and now have 98 points, only 2 behind Western Division leaders Saskatchewan. Halifax's second loss in a row sees them slip to 9 points behind second place Demons in the Atlantic Division.
Scott Gomez scores a pair of goals, and leads the Roustabouts to a 4-1 win over the Fighting Irish. Henriz Zetterberg (1-1-2) and Taylor Hall (0-2-2) also get 2 points for Tri-City, while goaltender Henrik Lundqvist stops 41 of 42 shots and is named the first star of the game. The Swedish goalie earned his 33rd win in 60 games this year, and is second in the WHL with a .897 save pct, behind Saskatchewan's Marty Turco's .910. The Rousties are 7th in the Campbell Conference with 79 points.

Wed, March 13, 2013
Today in the WHL:
Ondrej Pavelec stops all 34 shots, and the Gorillas blank the SnowDogs 2-0. Brenden Morrow and Phil Kessel score the goals for Grand Forks. It was a third shutout for Pavelec this season, now tied with Kelowna's Steve Mason and Chicoutimi's Jean-Sebastien Giguere for first in the WHL. The Gorillas extend their undefeated streak to 7 games, and improve their last 10 record to 7-2-1. They are still sitting in 10th position in the Campbell Conference with 57 points, 10 behind Kelowna's 67 points and 8th seed. SnowDogs slip to 7th spot in the Wales Conference.
The Dugouts continue their hot streak, and defeat another one of the top and hottest teams in the WHL, the Demons, by a score of 2-0. Jay McClement (13th) and Joe Pavelski (29th) provide the scoring for Saskatchewan, and goalie Dwayne Roloson shows he isn't completely done yet despite his 43 years, stopping 27 shots for his first shutout and 4th win in a starts this season. The Dugouts extend their winning streak to 5 games, with an excellent 8-2 last 10 record, and remain 4 points ahead of Minnesota at the top of the Western Division and 2nd place in the Campbell Conference. They have now secured a Playoffs spot.
Facing a struggling Warriors squad, the red hot Sparrows show no mercy, destroying them 11-3. The top line in the WHL, Ponikarovsky-Vermette-Dupuis, continued to dominate with 15 points and going +8 in the game. Steve Bernier provided the remainder of the scoring with a hat trick. Dupuis (113 points) and Vermette (111 points) extend their lead over Evgeni Malkin (102 points) in the WHL scoring race, and Ponikarovsky's 92 points now have him tied in the 5th spot with Las Vegas' Dany Heatley and New York's Mike Richards. On a rare night off for J.S. Giguere this season, Jose Theodore stopped 32 of 35 shots to improve his record to 3-2. Chicoutimi takes a 3 point lead over New York, and remain 5 points behind Las Vegas and the top WHL spot.

Tue, March 12, 2013
Yesterday in the WHL:
SnowDogs explode for a goals against the post-Gionta Warriors, and crush them 9-3. Jussi Jokinen (2 goals and 1 assist) and Stephen Weiss (1 goal and 2 assists) lead the offense for Boston with 3 points each. Goaltender Cam Ward stops 33 of 36 shots for his 27th win of the season. The SnowDogs are currently 1 game over .500 with a 31-30-7 record, currently good for 5th place in the Wales Conference.
Matt Halischuk scores 1 goal and sets up 2, to lead the Citadelles to a 4-3 win over the Roustabouts. The Rousties were up 3-1 with 10 minutes left in the 3rd period, only to see Halifax come back with goals from Shea Weber, Nathan Horton and Travis Zajac and steal the win. Scott Gomez got a pair of goals and 1 assist for Tri-City. The Citadelles' 5-5 record in their last 10 games saw them slip to 7 points behind New York and 8 behind Chicoutimi, who are both 8-1-1 in the last 10 games.
Rookie Tomas Kubalik scores 2 goals, and Goaltender Rick DiPietro stops 25 shots, in a 4-3 Express win over the Bulls. Shane Doan gets 1 goal and 1 assist for the Bulls. Kubalik is now 3rd in rookie scoring with 24 goals and 24 assists for 48 points in 68 games, behind Minnesota's Gabriel Landeskog (64 points) and Quebec City's David Desharnais (62 points). Las Vegas drops a second game in a row, but is still 1st overall with 98 points, only 5 points ahead of Chicoutimi who's hot with a 9 game undefeated streak.

Fri, March 8, 2013
Today in the WHL:
Lacking a lot of the consistency front recently, the Stallions took advatnage of the Stampede's visit in Toronto to put an easy 2 points in the bank, winning the game 8-2. Mike Cammalleri lead the charge with 3 goals and 1 assist, while Ruslan Fedotenko set up 4 goals, and defenseman Dennis Wideman got 1 goal and 2 assists. Stallions lead the Central Division with 73 points, 5 more than the Lunatics. Stampede lose a tenth game in a row.
It's almost as if they've already given up. In their first game without Norris Trophy candidate Keith Ballard, injured, the Citadelles showed no spark or energy whatsoever, and were edged 2-0 by the Gorillas. Derek Stepan and Brandon Dubinsky scored for Grand Forks, and goaltender Ondrej Pavelec stopped 28 shots for his second shutout of the season. Halifax continues to slip in the standings after leading the Atlantic Division and Wales Conference for the first half of the season, and now find themselves 8 points behind New York and Chicoutimi. The Gorillas extend their undefeated streak to 5 games.
With a 3-2 Bulls lead, Rocky Mountain's Erik Cole scores 3 unanswered goals to give the Express a 5-3 win over the Bulls. Antti Miettinen gets 1 goal and 1 assist for the Express, and Logan Couture does the same for the Bulls. Couture is now 8th in the WHL scoring leaders with 85 points. Las Vegas now has 98 points, and has secured their playoffs spot with still 17 games to play in the regular season.

Thu, March 7, 2013
Yesterday in the WHL:
Involved in several trade rumours recently, Brian Gionta continues to produce for his current team, the Warriors, scoring 1 goal and adding 2 assists in a 4-2 win over the IceDogs. Teammate Steve Ott also got 1 goal and 2 assists in the win. Gionta is 2nd in the WHL for goals with 51, 1 behind Las Vegas' Dany Heatley. Winnipeg's win is only their 3rd in the last 10 games, and they sit 9th in the Campbell Conference, 2 points behind Kelowna.
Antoine Vermette gets 4 points (1 goal and 3 assists) and leads the Sparrows to an easy 7-1 win over division and brotherly rivals the Corinthians. Steve Sullivan and Pascal Dupuis both score a pair of goals and add an assist, while goalie Jean-Sebastien Giguere stops 30 of 31 shots for his league-leading 39th win of the season (tied with New York's Ryan Miller). Back to Vermette, he now leads the WHL with 101 points, tied with linemate Pascal Dupuis, and with a 5 point lead over Demons' Evgeni Malkin. Chicoutimi continues the push for 1st place in the Wales with their 7th undefeated game in a row, now tied with the Demons with 89 points, but the Demons get the advantage due to 2 more wins). Sparrows got reinforcements yesterday as well, trading for Erik Christensen from Ottawa for a 4th round pick, to strengthen their 3rd line.
Speaking of the Demons, after a heartbreaking loss to the Sparrows the game before, they quickly got back to winning, defeating another division rival and close competitor the Citadelles in a close 3-2 win. Joe Thornton got 2 assists in the win to earn First Star of the game. In addition to losing the game and slipping to 6 points behind New York and Chicoutimi, the loss was also very costly on the player front for Halifax, as defenseman Keith Ballard broke his leg in a collision with giant Zdeno Chara, and will miss 4 weeks of action. Ballard currently leads WHL defensemen with 75 points, but the injury might cost him the Norris trophy, with Drew Doughty (New York) and Stephane Robidas (Chicoutimi) currently only 5 points behind.

Mon, March 4, 2013
Today in the WHL:
Craig Anderson stops all 26 Stallions shots, and the Polar Bears surprise the Stallions 2-0. Jason Spezza scores both goals for Ottawa, and he leads the Polar Bears with 35 goals, 61 points, 23 PP Goals, 6 Game winning goals and 239 shots. It was the first shutout this season for Anderson, and 15th win in 44 starts. Ottawa is now only 2 points behind Quebec City and the 8th seed in the Wales Conference.
Ilya Kovalchuk scores 5 goals, including a natural hat trick in 2:08 in the second period, to lead the Rink Rats to a 7-3 win over the Roustabouts. Zach Parise gets 3 assists in the win. Minnesota's losing streak is stopped at 5 games, and they move back past the Cougars in 3rd spot in the Western Division, 1 point behind Saskatoon and 3 points behind Saskatchewan. As for the Roustabouts, they sit comfortably in 2nd place in the Pacific Division with 74 points, 22 points behind WHL leading Las Vegas, and 8 points ahead of Rocky Mountain.
Chris Higgins has the game of his career, scoring a whopping 6 goals and adding 2 assists, in a 12-3 drubbing of the Cats over the IceDogs. Troy Brouwer (3-1-4) and Stevem Stamkos (1-3-4) both get 4 points in the win. Stamkos leads the Cats with 75 points, ranking him 12th overall in WHL scoring. Kelowna extends their winning streak to 5 games, improving their last 10 record to 7-2-1, and reaching the .500 mark with a 30-30-5 record. They sit in 8th place in the Campbell Conference, 1 point behind Rocky Mountain and 4 points ahead of Winnipeg.

Fri, March 1, 2013
Yesterday in the WHL:
Pascal Dupuis and Antoine Vermette both get 2 goals and 2 assists, but the Sparrows can't defeat the Schooners as the game ends in a 7-7 tie. The Sparrows were cruising to a 7-5 with a few minutes left in the third, until Daymond Langkow and Brian Campbell scored 15 seconds apart to tie the game. Schooners sit at 1 game over .500 with a 28-27-9 record, and Chicoutimi slips to 2 points behind New York's 87 points with 85 points, still extending their undefeated streak to 5 games.
The Rink Rats continue to struggle, and even forgot to show up completely for their game against the Stallions, as they lose 7-1. They did manage 42 shots on Miikka Kiprusoff, but only 1 goal by super rookie Gabriel Landeskog. The Stockholm native leads the WHL rookie in scoring with 58 points, 2 more than Quebec City's David Desharnais. Ruslan Fedotenko with 2 goals and 2 assists, and Mike Cammalleri with 3 goals, led the offense for Toronto in the game.
Mike Richards, the leading assists getter in the WHL, gets a little taste of scoring goals as well, scoring a hat trick to lead the Demons to a 6-2 win over the Lunatics. Evgeni Malkin also does well with 1 goal and 1 assist in the win, and is now tied with Antoine Vermette with 95 points, two behind current leader Pascal Dupuis, in the WHL scoring race. Ryan Miller earns his league leading 38th win, as the Demons extend their winning streak to a season-high 13 games.

Mon, February 25, 2013
Today in the WHL:
Jason Pominville scores a pair of goals, and the Demons extend their winning streak to 12 games, beating the Dugouts 6-3. Mike Richards gets 3 assists, adding to his lead as the top assists man in the WHL with 68, 17 more than Stephane Robidas, Marc-Edouard Vlasic and Pascal Dupuis of the Sparrows. Dugouts goaltender Marty Turco has a rare bad game in net, allowing 6 goals on 42 shots, but he still leads the WHL with 2.72 gaa and .909 pct.
James Neal scores 2 goals and adds 2 assists, to lead the Gorillas to a 5-4 win over the Citadelles. Derek Stepan (2-1-3) and Kristopher Letang (0-3-3) record 3 points in the win, while Nathan Horton is the best for Halifax with a couple of goals. Goaltender Ondrej Pavelec, starting his 53rd game of the season, stopped 43 of 47 shots, to earn his 18th win. Citadelles slide to 6 points behind New York and 5 behind Chicoutimi. Smells like rebuilding time in Halifax.
Ryan Kesler scores twice in the first period to give the Express a 2-0 lead, and they hang on to defeat the Rink Rats 3-2. Kesler is enjoying a decent season for the Rocky Mountain team with 26 goals and 30 assists for 56 points, 2nd in scoring behind Patrick Marleau. Minnesota loses a fourth game in a row, 7th in their last 10 games, and slips behind Detroit in third place in the Western Division.

Fri, February 22, 2013
Today in the WHL:
Raitis Ivanans scores 2 goals, and is named the first star of the game, as the IceDogs beat the Stampede 3-1. Ivanans now has 10 goals and 10 assists in the season, a decent offensive output considering he's also leading the IceDogs with 154 PIM. Martin Biron had a pretty quiet night in net, with only 26 shots, allowing 1 goal. He has played every single one of the 62 games so far, but will need to be given some rest and leave his spot in the crease to Evgeni Nabokov before the season is over. IceDogs win their 13th game this season, good for last in the Wales Conference with 32 points.
In Ottawa, the Polar Bears were hosting the 1st place Bulls, and they pulled a huge upset, destroying them 7-1. Marian Hossa led the way with 2 goals and 1 assist, while Milan Michalek and Marc Methot went with a 1 goal and 1 assist performance. Goalie Craig Anderson stopped 34 shots for his 14th win in 41 starts. Ottawa currently sits in 9th place in the Wales Conference, 2 points behind the 8th place Corinthians.
In a game with the top spot in the Wales Conference at stake, the Demons and Citadelles played a very close game, with the Demons coming out on top 5-4 in overtime. After taking a 4-2 lead with only 3:44 left in the third period, the Demons saw Jeff Carter score 6 seconds later, followed by Corey Perry with just under a minute left, to tie the game. But Andrew Ladd ended the game at 4:31 of the overtime period. Perry and Travis Zajac both had 3 points in the game, and Evgeni Malkin scored a pair of goals for the Demons. Malkin leads the scoring race with 92 points, 2 more than Scott Hartnell and Pascal Dupuis, and the Demons lead the Wales Conference with 83 points, 1 more than the Sparrows and now 4 over the Citadelles.

Thu, February 21, 2013
Yesterday in the WHL:
Clarke MacArthur is the only one who manages to beat Steve Mason, and the Citadelles bow down to the Cats 3-1. Steven Stamkos scores his 37th goal in the win, ranking him 13th in goals scored in the WHL this season. Goaltender Steve Mason earns his 21st win in 49 starts for Kelowna. Halifax slips to 3rd in the Atlantic Division and Wales Conference with 79 points, 2 behind New York and 1 behind Chicoutimi.
Derek Roy scores 3 goals and sets up one, and shoots 10 times on goalie Martin Biron, and the Fighting Irish easily beat the IceDogs by a score of 6-1. Teddy Purcell gets 3 assists in the win, while Evander Kane is the best skater for Niagara with 1 goal and 10 shots. Both goalies had a pretty busy night; Ray Emery stopped 36 of 37 shots for Saskatoon, while Martin Biron received 58 shots and let in 6 goals. Fighting Irish are undefeated in 3 games, and 2 points behind the Dugouts and the top of the Western Division.
Ville Leino goes with another 3 point performance (2 goals and 1 assist), including the game winner with a bit over 5 minutes left to the game, and the SnowDogs defeat the Stampede 6-5. Claude Giroux also gets 3 points for Boston, with 1 goal and 2 assists, and rookie Austin Watson scores 2 goals for Nashville. Watson now has 6 goals and 8 assist for 14 points in 25 games for the rebuilding Stampede, and is poised to be an important piece of their future.

Tue, February 19, 2013
Today in the WHL:
Scott Hartnell sets up 5 goals, and the Demons get past the Cats 8-6. Defenseman Drew Doughty scores 3 goals for New York, while Steven Stamkos is the best Cat with 2 goals and 1 assist. Hartnell is now tied with teammate Evgeni Malkin with 88 points in 60 games, 44 goals and 44 assists. Demons extend their winning streak to 9 games, and are still tied with the Citadelles for 1st in the Wales Conference, 1 point ahead of the Sparrows.
In another offensive matchup, one that needed overtime to find a winner, Derek Stepan completed his hat trick on a nice feed for Kristopher Letang, and the Gorillas defeated the Roustabouts 8-7. Letang had 4 assists in the win, while at the other end Simon Gagne had 2 goals for Tri-City. Stepan is enjoying a decent season for the Gorillas, leading them in Goals (29), points (56), PP Goals (19) and Shots (210), as well as being tied with Steven Stamkos for WHL lead in Game winning goals with 9.
In their first game under their new coaching staff, the SnowDogs managed to pull a win, 5-4 over the Schooners. R.J. Umberger led the way with 2 goals and 1 assist, and Ville Leino also scored a pair of goals for the winners. Marcus Foligno was the best skater for the Atlantic team with a goal and an assist. In his sixth start of the season, Corey Crawford allowed 4 goals and improved his record to 3-1-2 with a respectable .987 save percentage.

Fri, February 15, 2013
Today in the WHL:
In Tri-City, Jordan Eberle scores 1 goal and adds 1 assist and is named first star of the game, as the Roustabouts defeat the IceDogs 4-1. Only 6 of the 18 skaters managed to get shots on Rousties goalie Henrik Lundqvist, with 2/3 of them (18 out of 27) coming from Evander Kane and Jamie Benn. Lundqvist stopped 26 of those shots for his 28th win of the season, in 48 starts. Roustabouts are undefeated in 4 games.
Stallions forget to show up to their home games against the Cats, and are humiliated 8-3. Defenceman Ed Jovanovski continued to play well for the Stallions with 2 goals. For the Cats, after taking a 4-3 lead in the second period, Chris Higgins scored 4 unanswered goals to put the game out of reach. Steven Stamkos and Matt Moulson each contributed a 1 goal and 3 assists performance. Cats are undefeated in 3 games, and the Stallions drop their second game in a row.
Defenceman Kyle Quincey continues his good work back with the Rink Rats, scoring 1 goal and being named the first star of the game in a Minnesota 4-2 win over Boston. James Howard stopped 31 of 33 shots for the win. Bad news for the Rink Rats though as Erik Johnson tweaked his knee on a Brian Boyle hit in the third period and didn't return, and could be sidelined for a couple weeks. Johnson joins defencemen Jordan Leopold and Toni Lydman, both out for another week or so, and forward Chuck Kobasew, out for roughly 3 weeks, on the injured list. Minnesota is 1st in the Western Division with 81 points, closely followed by the Dugouts (78 points) and the Fighting Irish and Cougars (77 points each).

Thu, February 14, 2013
Today in the WHL:
In the second part of a home and home series between the IceDogs and the Stallions, that saw Brian Howe's team easily win the first game 5-1, the IceDogs got their revenge, winning the game 3-2. Goaltender Martin Biron stopped 42 of the 44 shots on him and was named First star of the game. Jamie Benn and Keith Aulie both got 1 goal and 1 assist for Niagara.
Acquired earlier in the day from the Atlantic Schooners, defenseman Kyle Quincey celebrated his comeback with the Rink Rats by setting up all 4 Minnesota goals, but the Warriors won the game 5-4. Brian Gionta scored 3 goals and Petr Kalus scored the other 2 for Winnipeg. Gionta leads the Warriors with 75 points, 32 more than second best Jason Chimera, and similarly leads with 47 goals, a whopping 33 more than again Jason Chimera. He is ranked 5th overall in Scoring in the WHL, and 1st for Goals. Warriors have won 3 games in a row.
Now behind the Sparrows in the standings after leading all season, the Citadelles know they have to win most of their games to prevent slipping any more and stay with Chicoutimi and New York at the top. And they did just that last night, scoring 9 goals on 42 shots and clearly outplaying the Corinthians in a 9-4 win. Travis Zajac (1-2-3), Corey Perry (2-1-3) and Keith Ballard (1-2-3) all got 3 points for Halifax, while Cody McCormick scored a pair of goals for Quebec City. McCormick has done well since his recall on November 9, on a struggling Coinths squad, with 14 goals and 33 points in 42 games.

Wed, February 13, 2013
Today in the WHL:
In New York, the Citadelles take a 5-3 lead with 7 minutes left to the game, only to see the Demons come back and tie the game in regulation to force overtime. And then Andrew Ladd scores with 4 seconds left to the OT period to give the Demons a dramatic 6-5 win over the Citadelles. Joe Thornton scores 2 goals for New York, and Nathan Horton does the same for Halifax. Demons extend their winning streak to 6 games, and are now tied with the Citadelles with 73 points.
With 1st place in the Wales Conference at stake, the Sparrows played a fairly conservative game, not taking too many chances, and defeated the Gorillas 4-2. Alexei Ponikarovsky got 1 goal and 1 assist for the Sparrows, improving his scoring record to 71 points (7th overall), with 43 goals (3rd overall) in only 45 games. With the win, Chicoutimi Finally takes the top spot from Halifax, with 74 points, and a seemingly perpertually impressive 8-1-1 record in their last 10 games.
Defenseman Ed Jovanovski assists on 3 goals, helping the Stallions beat their once respectable division rivals, the IceDogs, 5-1. Patrik Elias and Mike Cammalleri both score a pair of goals for Toronto, who managed to win both games without team captain Sidney Crosby, serving a 2 game suspension. Cammalleri surprisingly leads the Stallions in scoring with 59 points and 31 goals. Toronto has a fairly comfortable 6 points lead at the top of the Central Division, with 65 points, followed by the Lunatics with 59.

Mon, February 11, 2013
Today in the WHL:
In Chicoutimi, the Sparrows were hosting the top team in the WHL, the Las Vegas Bulls, and they didn't disappoint their fans, winning the game easily 7-2. Alexei Ponikarovsky scores a hat trick, giving him an amazing 42 goals in 44 games. Sparrows remain 1 point behind the Citadelles and 1 point ahead of the Demons, and the Bulls see their undefeated streak stopped at 11 games, remaining 4 points ahead of the Rink Rats for first overall.
Steve Ott scores 3 goals and adds 1 assist, leading the surging Warriors to a 7-2 win over the Express. Jason Chimera (1-2-3), Adam Larsson (1-2-3) and Greg Zanon (0-3-3) all get 3 points in the win. Goaltender Ty Conklin stops 24 shots for his 16th win in 33 starts. Winnipeg has only lost 3 games in their last 10 (3-3-4) and remains 1 game over .500 and placed in the 8th spot in the Campbell Conference.
One of the most inconsistent teams in the WHL, the Boston SnowDogs, was visiting the Stampede in Nashville looking for an easy win against Ryan Voshell's 18 game winless team. But the Stampede took advantage of Boston's uneven play to break the spell and win the game 4-2. Martin Hanzal scord 1 goal, the game winner, and added 1 assist. Goaltender Brian Elliott stopped 26 of 28 shots for the win, improving his season record to 10-9-3.

Fri, February 8, 2013
Today in the WHL:
The Grizzlies offense explose with a season-high 11 goals, and they devour the Stampede 11-1. A total of 15 Grizzlies players get their name on the scoresheet, with Matthew Lombardi and John-Michael Liles getting 3 points. Ilja Bryzgalov stops 40 of 41 shots for the win. Chicago moves up to 21st overall for goals scored with 180.
In a game with the top spot in the Wales Conference at stake, the Citadelles and the Sparrows can't find a winner, and the game ends in a 3-3 tie. Pierre-Marc Bouchard is the first star of the game with 1 goal and 1 assist, as the Sparrows' first line is held to a single goal by Alexei Ponikarovsky. Chicoutimi remains 1 point behind Halifax and the top spot in the Wales.
After taking a 4-1 lead after 2 periods, the Stallions collapse in the third, and let the Bulls come back with 3 quick goals to tie the game, with Patrik Berglund scoring the winning goal in overtime for a 5-4 Bulls win. Mike Cammalleri scored 1 goal and added 3 assists for the Stallions, while Sidney Crosby recorded 3 points, but also 15 PIM as frustration got the best of him after the Bulls comeback. Patrick O'Sullivan (2-1-3) and Drew Stafford (1-2-3) both got 3 points for the Bulls, who extended their undefeated streak to 11 games and their lead over the Dugouts to 5 points.

Thu, February 7, 2013
Today in the WHL:
The SnowDogs score 5 goals in the first period, including 2 from defenseman Ian White, and they beat the Schooners 7-3. Joffrey Lupul sets up 4 goals in the win, and goaltender Cam Ward stops 26 shots for his 21st win of the season in 49 starts. The Schooners' 6 game winning streak comes to an end.
In Detroit, the Cougars have no mercy for the visiting Stampede, easily defeating them 9-2. Henrik Sedin, even without his brother who is injured for a couple more weeks, continues to produce, getting 2 goals and 2 assists. Loui Eriksson also gets 4 points with 1 goal and 3 assists. Goaltender Martin Brodeur improves his record to 22-11-4 with an amazing 2.84 gaa. Detroit is first in the WHL with only 148 goals allowed in 54 games. Nashville continues to add to their winless streak, now at 17 games.
Martin Biron stops 51 of 52 shots, and the IceDogs hold the first place Bulls to a 1-1 tie. Dany Heatley for the Bulls and Jim Vandermeer for the IceDogs are the goal scorers in the game. Las Vegas' goalie Cory Schneider also had a busy night, stopping 34 shots. Bulls remain undefeated in 10 games, and 3 points ahead of the second place Dugouts.

Tue, February 5, 2013
Today in the WHL:
Defenseman Mark Giordano sets up 3 goals, and the Polar Bears finally manage a win, edging the Dugouts 4-3. Milan Michalek and Marian Hossa for the Bears, and Dainius Zubrus and Patric Hornqvist for the Dugouts all get 1 goal and 1 assist. Craig Anderson stops 33 of 36 shots for his 10th win of the season in 32 starts. It was only the 2nd win for Ottawa on their last 10 games.
The Sparrows show no sign of slowing down, and win a second game in a row by the same 9-4 score, this time beating the Vancouver Voodoo. Alexei Ponikarovsky is the hero of this game, with 2 goals and 3 assists, giving him 63 points in only 41 games, good for the 10th spot in WHL scoring, despite having played 12 games less than everyone else. Chicoutimi extends their winning streak to 6 games and remain a single point behind Halifax for 1st in the Wales Conference.
Another hot team is the Atlantic Schooners, as they also extend their winning streak to 6 games, beating the Express by a score of 7-2. Five players get 2 points in the game, and 7 different players provide the goals. Tim Thomas improves his record to 11-10-1 on the season, stopping 29 shots in the game.

Mon, February 4, 2013
Today in the WHL:
Pascal Dupuis scores 2 goals and adds 1 assist, and Sparrows easily defeat the Polar Bears 9-4. Steve Bernier also scored 2 goals in the win. With his 3 points, Dupuis takes the WHL scoring lead from New York's Evgeni Malkin, with 75 points, one more than Malkin. Combined with the Citadelles' loss to Toronto, Chicoutimi moves to 1 point behind the Atlantic Division and Wales Conference leader.
The Schooners extend their winning streak to 5 games, and improve their last 10 games record to 9-1, beating the Rink Rats 5-3. Rookie winger Marcus Foligno is the first star of the game with 1 goal and 1 assist, while team Captain Jarome Iginla and Kimmo Timonen also get 2 points. Foligno is 4th for goals scored by rookies with 15, behind Gabriel Landeskog (25) and Tomas Kubalik and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (both 17). The Schooners are placed comfortably in 5th spot in the Wales Conference with 57 points.
The Bulls show no sign of slowing down, this time hammering the Express 11-3. Logan Couture (2-2-4) and Jamie Langenbrunner (1-3-4) both record 4 points, and 4 other players get 3 points. Las Vegas extends their winning streak to 8 games, and lead the WHL with 76 points, 2 more than the Saskatchewan Dugouts.

Fri, February 1, 2013
Today in the WHL:
The Rink Rats visit the Express on home ice, and snap their 9 game winning streak, beating them by a score of 3-1. Zach Parise scores 1 goal and adds 1 assist in the win, and goaltender Mike Smith stops 30 of 31 shots for the win, his 28th of the season, placing him 2nd in the WHL in that category. Smith is also ranked 5th for goals against average with 3.12. Rink Rats remain 1st in the Western Division with 73 points, tied with the Dugouts.
In a matchup of top Atlantic Division teams, the Citadelles were hosting the Demons, and were anything but welcoming. Perry Pearn's players managed to hold the Demons and WHL leading scorer Evgeni Malkin completely off the scoreboard, with a 3-0 shutout. Travais Zajac added 2 goals, his 24th and 25th of the season, and goaltender Kari Lehtonen earned the shutout, stopping 26 shots for his 6th win of the season in 9 starts. Malkin remains 1st overall in the WHL in scoring with 73 points, 1 point ahead of Chicoutimi's Pascal Dupuis and 2 ahead of teammate Scott Hartnell.
The top team in the WHL, and currently one of the hottest ones, was hosting arguably one of the coldest team in the league, and the Bulls easily crushed the Stampede 10-1. With the win the Bulls extended their winning streak to 7 games, while Nashville's winless streak extended to 14 games. Brooks Laich had a hat trick, and Patrick O'Sullivan had 3 assists in the win. Stampede's goaltender Pascal Leclaire had a long night in net, with 83 shots coming from the Bulls players, and he did manage to stop 73 of them.

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