Tag: trade deadline

Brian Liesse

Blazers deadline recap

After Christmas, a couple of items remained on the Kamloops Blazers’ wishlist. The team had a roster chock-full of skill but lacking in the size department. The team needed a well-rounded right defenceman capable of top-four minutes, a bigger forward that can play in the heavy matchups while also keeping […]


WHL Trade Tracker

Totals as of January 10th 4:09pm PST Trades: 28 Players: 44 Draft Picks: 36 Conditional Draft Picks: 6 January 10th Trades: 11 Players: 16 Draft Picks: 9 Conditional Draft Picks: 4 Teams: 16 Calgary – 1 Prince Albert – 3 Seattle – 2 Tri-City – 1 Portland – 1 Kamloops […]

The WHL Trade Deadline: A Perspective

With only a couple of more days to go prior to the Western Hockey League trade deadline of January 10, here are some sober second thoughts. While the business of junior hockey makes for many “hot stove” type chat sessions among fans and pundits, the evolution of social media has […]

Americans pull off deal for Bean

The most anticipated trade of the season happened four days prior to the Jan. 10 deadline. The Calgary Hitmen have dealt 19-year-old defenceman Jake Bean to the Tri-City Americans for the 17-year-old forward Carson Focht, 18-year-old defenceman Dakota Krebs, a second-round pick in the 2018 WHL Bantam Draft, a first-round […]