Five things to watch in the 2019-20 Western Hockey League season

There was plenty of change across the Western Hockey League in the summer, whether it was a coach returning to where he had the most success, or an entire organization switching cities.Here are five story lines to keep an eye on in the 2019-20 WHL season, which begins Friday with seven games.READ MORE: Junior hockey: Rockets fall to Blazers, Vees bash CentsWillie Desjardins’ return to Medicine HatA decade after leaving the Medicine Hat Tigers for an NHL career, the 62-year-old returns to the organization as both general manager and head coach.The success Desjardins had with the Tigers between 2002 and 2010 – including two WHL titles – led to a job with the Dallas Stars in 2010. After stops with the Vancouver Canucks, L.A. Kings and the Canadian Olympic team, the Climax, Sask., native is back in a place he feels is “home.”WATCH BELOW (Aired Sept. 19, 2019): Edmonton Oil Kings hope to carry momentum from last season’s success to start of new WHL campaign