With the World Junior’s and WHL trade deadline approaching. Top teams in the WHL are starting to surface and top guys are starting to find their touch.
Kootenay may not be a top of the standings right now, but after years struggling the Ice have shown some real push back this season and currently sit third in the central division. Their roster is highlighted by the 2016 number one pic, Peyton Krebs, who has almost maintained a point-per-game pace in his rookie campaign. Kootenay’s top nine has really impressed and the way they structured their D-core, while not highlighted with any big names but guys who are effective and simple. This could be a big turning point for the Kootenay Ice, with another top forward in Connor McClennon coming up next season.
Moose Jaw Warriors
The CHL’s fourth ranked team is coming off of a strong month in the WHL. A threat in the Eastern Conference, they currently sit first in the heavily packed Eastern Division. Led by captain and Tampa Bay Lightning first rounder, Brett Howden, the Warriors have been able to string together some big wins against top teams in November like Swift Current, Regina, Victoria.
Moose Jaw’s group of '97’s has strung together 133 points in the 28 games played this season and have been the main point production for the Warriors. Top draft-eligible prospect, Jett Woo currently sits near a point-per-game average and has been heavily utilized in a versatile role.
Ranked second in the CHL’s recently released te