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WHL US Division: The Sin Bin's Predictions

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The Sin Bin writing staff gives their predictions on how the coming WHL season will shake out.

Time to drop that puck.
Time to drop that puck.
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As part of the lead in to our in inaugural season of covering WHL hockey here at the Seattle Sin Bin, we have made predictions for how we think the U.S. Division, the WHL Champion, as well as, individual winners for the following: MVP, Top Goalie, Top Rookie and Overall Leading Scorer.

Here is what our esteemed writers predicted:

Tyler Howard: Wenatchee Wild writer.

-U.S. Division Standings:

1)      Seattle

2)      Everett

3)      Portland

4)      Spokane

5)      Tri City

-WHL Champion: Brandon Wheat Kings

-MVP: Brayden Point (Moose Jaw)

-Top Goalie: Evan Sarthou (Tri City)

-Top Rookie: Jordy Bellerive (Lethbridge)

WHL Leading Scorer: Nick Merkley (Kelowna)

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Jubilee Le: Writer for the Everett Silvertips.

-U.S. Division Standings:

1)      Seattle

2)      Spokane

3)      Everett

4)      Portland

5)      Tri City

-WHL Champion: Brandon Wheat Kings.

-WHL MVP: Cole Sanford (Medicine Hat)

-Top Goalie: Carter Hart (Everett)

-Top Rookie: Rodrigo Abols (Portland)

-WHL Leading Scorer: Tim McGauley (Brandon)

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Sean Golden: Seattle Thunderbirds writer.

-U.S. Division Standings:

1)      Everett

2)      Seattle

3)      Portland

4)      Spokane

5)      Tri City

-WHL Champion: Medicine Hat Tigers

-WHL MVP: Mathew Barzal (Seattle)

-Top Goalie: Evan Sarthou (Tri City)

-Top Rookie: Stelio Mattheos (Brandon)

-WHL Leading Scorer: Tim McGauley (Brandon)

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Lorenzo Villalobos: University of Washington and Pac-8 Hockey writer.

U.S. Division:

1)      Tri-City Americans

2)

WHL Champion:  Calgary Hitmen

WHL MVP:  Tyler Benson (Vancouver Giants)

Top Goalie:  Evan Sarthou (Tri-City Americans)

Top Rookie:  Kole Lind (Kelowna Rockets)

Top WHL Point Scorer:  Vancouver Canucks prospect: Jake Virtanen (Calgary Hitmen)

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Austin Olney: Everett Silvertips writer.

U.S. Division:

1)      Everett

2)      Spokane

3)      Portland

4)      Seattle

5)      Tri City

WHL Champion: Kelowna Rockets.

WHL MVP: Kailer Yamamoto (Spokane)

Top Goalie: Carter Hart (Everett)

Top Rookie: Scott Waiford (Victoria)

Top WHL Point Scorer: Rourke Chartier (Kelowna)

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Kevin Dudley: Spokane Chiefs writer.

1)      Seattle

2)       Everett,

3)      Portland,

4)      Spokane,

5)      Tri-City

WHL Champion: Brandon Wheat Kings

WHL MVP: Ivan Provorov (Brandon)

Top Goalie: Carter Hart (Everett)

Top Rookie: Jake Leschyshyn (Regina)

Top WHL Point Scorer: Nick Merkley (Kelowna)

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Brandon Rivers: Portland Winterhawks writer.

1)      Seattle

2)      Portland

3)      Spokane

4)      Everett

5)      Tri City

WHL Champion: Brandon Wheat Kings

WHL MVP: Brayden Point (Moose Jaw)

Top Goalie: Adin Hill (Portland)

Top Rookie: Jared Anderson-Dolan (Spokane)

Top WHL Point Scorer: Trevor Cox (Medicine Hat)

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Paul Buxton: NHL and at large writer.

Ranking of US division

1) Portland

2) Seattle

3) Everett

4) Spokane

5) Tri-City

WHL champion: Brandon

WHL mvp: Ivan Provorov (BRN)

Top Goalie: Carter Hart (EVT)

Top Rookie: Rodrigo Abols (POR)

Top WHL point scorer: Trevor Cox (MH)