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Local hockey wrap: Hitmen prove status as legitimate WHL title contenders

The Calgary Hitmen proved their status as contenders for the Western Hockey League championship by delivering a statement in the Okanagan on Saturday night.

Thanks to Kenton Helgesen’s tiebreaking goal with 4:03 remaining, the Hitmen knocked off the No.-2 nationally-ranked Kelowna Rockets 2-1. 441 more words

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A showdown in North Bay looms as Ottawa 67's battle for third in East

The Ottawa 67’s are heading down the homestretch of a remarkable bounce-back season, with a March road trip to North Bay now looming as the pivotal point in the remainder of the season. 698 more words

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WHL Giants back chasing a playoff position after losing to Hay and Blazers Saturday

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The Vancouver Giants’ season is back in harm’s way.
The Giants’ 6-3 loss on the road to the Kamloops Blazers Saturday night, coupled with the Prince George Cougars’ 5-1 win against the host Everett Silvertips, kicked the Giants out of a playoff spot with 10 games remaining in their regular season. 169 more words

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Gatineau Olympiques players at centre of sexual misconduct investigation

Gatineau police are investigating a complaint of “gross indecency” involving several players from the Gatineau Olympiques junior hockey team.

Police say the incident took place around 11 p.m. 233 more words

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WHL Giants looking at expanding anti-bullying flash mob, filling lower bowl next season (with videos)

The Vancouver Giants are talking about expanding their annual flash mob regarding anti-bullying and acceptance, with hopes of filling up the entire lower bowl of the Pacific Coliseum for the event next season. 157 more words

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Bet on the wrong guy at WHL Giants shoot-out practice, but willing to admit it

Take that, Brendan Batchelor.

I was standing with the voice of the Vancouver Giants at practice on Tuesday, taking video of certain drills. With the camera rolling, I called for an Arvin Atwal goal in the shoot-out drill. 139 more words

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'Dub Weekly: Rankin returning to where WHL career began

Although one streak ended on Friday night, the Calgary Hitmen continued another run of good fortune the next night against the Medicine Hat Tigers.

Just one night after losing 4-2 at home to the Saskatoon Blades to snap a nine-game winning streak, the Hitmen edged the Tigers 2-1 in Medicine Hat to record their fifth straight road win. 730 more words

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