2018-19 Calder Trophy Contenders

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A new NHL season brings with it a fresh crop of rookies, and a fresh set off hopes for the futures of nearly every NHL team. Along with helping their teams win, those rookies will also be chasing a prestigious individual award – the NHL’s Calder Trophy.  The following article looks at pre-season favourites and predictions for who […] READ MORE


TSP: Top Detroit Red Wings Prospects

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Welcome to the 2018 Top Shelf Prospects series.  As we go through the Summer of 2018 LWOH will be featuring a team-by-team look at the top prospects in the NHL. We will go team by team through the NHL bringing you a look at each Teams Top Prospects. We will be following the order of […] READ MORE


WHL Playoffs: WHL, BC Division Champions Eliminated in Round 1

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Surprise is the name of the game in the Western Hockey League. Two championship teams were eliminated in the first round of the Western Conference playoffs. In the Eastern Conference, the Brandon Wheat Kings eliminated the Central Division Champions. It all reminds me of something former Winterhawk Taylor Peters once told me. “You can’t take […] 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


WHL Regular Season Concludes with Playoff Preview Games

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March 18th marked the end of the Western Hockey League’s 2017-18 regular season, with some games providing a playoff preview. The Moose Jaw Warriors finished as the best team in the league, and the Tri-City Americans, Spokane Chiefs and Seattle Thunderbirds all finished strong over the weekend. The 2018 WHL Playoffs open on March 22 […] READ MORE


Breaking Down the Biggest Moves of the 2018 WHL Trade Deadline

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The 2018 WHL Trade Deadline has come and gone. As we often see in junior hockey, the contenders have really loaded up, while those further down the standings have gone into full sell and rebuild move. With the Regina Pats hosting the 2018 Memorial Cup, most expected that they would load up, and they did. […] READ MORE



TSP: Detroit Red Wings Prospects

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Welcome to the 2017 edition of “Top Shelf Prospects”. During the summer, I will feature a team-by-team look at the top prospects in the NHL. I will follow the order of the first round of the NHL draft (as if there were no trades). You can find all the articles here. Since we had an extensive NHL […] READ MORE