Western Conference Rankings 5.0
Take a look at how the voters currently see things in the West. Agree? Disagree? Drop a comment with your thoughts on the West. Remember this ranking is intended to be fun and start conversations. If you don’t like how it turned out, leave your thoughts on where we got it wrong.
Canes Domain presents Western Conference Rankings 5.0…
1: Kelowna Rockets
-Rockets lead the WHL with 22 wins through their first 29 games. Now that they have a healthy Rourke Chartier in the fold, this could be their spot to lose for the duration of the season.
2: Victoria Royals
64 pts. The Thunderbirds are taking a six-game winning streak into a showdown with Kelowna this Wednesday night. Could this be a Western Conference final preview? UP 1
3: Seattle Thunderbirds
4: Prince George Cougars
5: Everett Silvertips
6: Spokane Chiefs
7: Portland Winterhawks
8: Kamloops Blazers
9: Tri-City Americans
10: Vancouver Giants
DIGITAL JERSEY COLLECTION
Those of you who regularly visit the site for our game day and post game articles will probably recognize these digital jersey renders I’ve been working on. It was a project I started this spring when the website first launched. The goal is to eventually create every single primary home and away jersey in the WHL. While they are kind of a novelty, they are a nice graphical resource to have and I think they spice up the game day articles.
(Note: click on the image for glorious 4K resolution)
Each one is made from “scratch” between Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. It’s a time intensive process, with each team taking around on hour depending on the complexity of their jersey and shoulder patches. Since most WHL teams don’t make their vector graphics readily available, I often end up remaking logos from scratch. I recently had some time to add four more teams to the growing collection and I thought I would share.
Let me know which team has, what you believe, to be the best jersey so far. I will be finishing the East before moving on to the teams in the West.
So there you have it. Another Eastern and Western power rankings completed. We are already drawing near to the halfway mark in the season. It’s been a pleasure watching the teams battle for position and to see how the voters subsequently determine the quality of teams. Kelowna and Kootenay have been the most consistent teams… but for very different reasons.
Will it continue? I guess we will have to wait and see.
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