CHL in Crisis: Less Money, More Problems

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  A pandemic, closed rinks, closed borders, increasing costs, declining revenues, logistical nightmares, lawsuits, and no path forward. The Canadian Hockey League (CHL) was facing an unprecedented crises before Covid-19. There now may not be a way forward without major change and the loss of teams. The CHL is in crisis mode. This is the […] READ MORE


Seth Jarvis Scouting Report: 2020 NHL Draft #16

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Welcome back to Top Shelf Prospects, the daily column that brings you the next crop of professional hockey players. Each day I will bring you a new player profile or topical article in the lead-up to the 2020 NHL Draft. Be sure to bookmark the site, follow me on Twitter, and spread the word for the […] READ MORE


2019-20 WHL U.S. Division Players to Watch

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Welcome back to Top Shelf Prospects. The major junior hockey season is several weeks old and we’re here to take a look around the Western Hockey League. Today, we bring you our 2019-20 WHL U.S. Division Players to Watch. You can check out all of this year’s Top Shelf Prospects articles here.   2019-20 WHL U.S. […] READ MORE


2018-19 WHL U.S. Division Preview

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Welcome back to Top Shelf Prospects. It’s that time again, major junior hockey is back and we’re here to preview the new season for you. All three leagues are kicking off this week. With that in mind, we continue our division previews today as we make our way around the country. You can check out all […] READ MORE


Chicago Blackhawks Marian Hossa Walks Away From NHL

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Chicago Blackhawks forward Marian Hossa is calling it a career in North America. The 39-year-old is moving back to Slovakia. He announced the decision in a tabloid newspaper in his home country. He won’t sign his retirement papers until the end of the 2020-21 season to avoid cap recapture. Marian Hossa's hockey career is over […] READ MORE


WHL Playoffs: NHL Prospects Shine in Round 1

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The opening weekend of the Western Hockey League playoffs was dominated by overtime thrillers, hat tricks and WHL playoff firsts. Detroit Red Wings prospects Michael Rasmussen and Dennis Cholowski both put on a show for their respective teams. Carolina Hurricanes prospect Morgan Geekie blew the roof off the Tri-City Americans weekend wins. It’s all in a […] READ MORE


One Week To Go: 2018 WHL Playoff Picture

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The final full week of the Canadian Hockey League’s regular season offers a solid preview of the 2018 playoffs, which begin the weekend of March 23 – 25. NHL top prospects will be on display, including current Western Hockey League leaders Kieffer Bellows (Portland Winterhawks), Jayden Halbgewachs (Moose Jaw Warriors), Glenn Gawdin (Swift Current Broncos) […] READ MORE


Henri Jokiharju Scouting Report: 2017 NHL Draft #38

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Welcome back to Top Shelf Hockey Prospects, the daily column that brings you the next crop of professional hockey players. Each day I will bring you a new player profile or topical article in the lead-up to the 2017 NHL Draft. Be sure to bookmark the site, follow me on Twitter, and spread the word […] READ MORE


Cody Glass Scouting Report: 2017 NHL Draft #6

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Welcome back to Top Shelf Hockey Prospects, the daily column that brings you the next crop of professional hockey players. Each day I will bring you a new player profile or topical article in the lead-up to the 2017 NHL Draft. Be sure to bookmark the site, follow me on Twitter, and spread the word […] READ MORE


Skyler McKenzie Brings Down The Teddies And Hats

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The Portland Winterhawks knocked off the visiting, division-leading Everett Silvertips 5-2 in front of 10,095 fans at Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Saturday. It was Portland’s third win in a row after defeating the Victoria Royals in overtime 5-4 the night before and the Central Division leader Medicine Hat Tigers on December 4th, by a score of […] READ MORE