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


2019-20 WHL Central 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 Central Division Players to Watch. You can check out all of this year’s Top Shelf Prospects articles here.   2019-20 WHL Central […] READ MORE


2018-19 WHL East 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


WHL Doubles Down in the Memorial Cup

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NCAA basketball has the Final Four. College hockey has the Frozen Four. The equivalent in junior hockey is the Memorial Cup. This year, the WHL is represented by two teams: the WHL Champion Swift Current Broncos and the host team, the Regina Pats. The Pats boast top NHL prospect Sam Steel as their Captain. The Canadian […] READ MORE


What you need to know about the 2018 Memorial Cup

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It’s finally here. The ultimate championship in Canadian Junior hockey. The 2018 MasterCard Memorial Cup. The 100th iteration of the competition. After a 68 game regular season (72 if you’re in the WHL) and three gruelling playoff runs, the Canadian Hockey League’s three champions have been crowned. The Hamilton Bulldogs thwarted the Sault Ste. Marie […] READ MORE


MVPs Glenn Gawdin, Robert Thomas and Jefferey Truchon-Viel Advance to the Memorial Cup

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The Canadian Hockey League finals concluded over the weekend with three teams earning a spot in the 2018 Memorial Cup. The Swift Current Broncos, Acadie Bathurst-Titan and Hamilton Bulldogs will compete with the Regina Pats. NHL prospects Glenn Gawdin and Robert Thomas, along with free agent Jeffrey Truchon-Viel, were all named MVPs in their respective […] 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


2017-18 WHL East 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 will start our division previews today and make our way around the country. You can check out all […] READ MORE


Aleksi Heponiemi Scouting Report: 2017 NHL Draft #50

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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 2017 NHL Draft. Be sure to bookmark the site, follow me on Twitter, and spread the word for […] READ MORE