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35th Annual Dallas Saunders Memorial Tournament – This Weekend

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The 35th Dallas Saunders Abbotsford International Bantam AAA Tournament in Abbotsford will bring 10 teams from around British Columbia as well as the Arizona Bobcats and a team from Whitehorse, YK.   The annual tournament is in honour of Dallas Saunders, a Hawk player who passed way in 1996.  An award will go out at the end of the tournament to an Abbotsford player who in the tournament displays the characteristics which Dallas was honoured for; that is, being a good teammate, leadership and is a good person both on and off the ice.

The tournament will give scouts a chance to identify some diamonds in the rough from the PCAHA which is a league that has been decimated to an extent with the growth of the CSSHL which has drawn many of the top talents from the PCAHA in recent years.

The Tournament will begin at 7:00 AM PDT tomorrow morning and wrap up with the final on Monday afternoon.

Tournament Teams

Red Pool

Abbotsford Hawks (1-17-2 – 27GF – 113GA) PCAHA Flight 1

North Vancouver (13-1-6 – 61GF – 29GA)  PCAHA Flight 2

Victoria Racquet Club (1-10-1  18GF – 75GA) VIAHA

Arizona Bobcats (5-26-3  55GF – 126GA) USA

Black Pool

BWC Bruins B2 (13-4-3 – 70GF – 37GA) PCAHA Flight 2

Chilliwack Bruins (10-9-1 – 69GF – 63GA) PCAHA Flight 1

Prince George Cougars (4-6-2 – 41GF – 52GA) OMAHA 1

Seafair Islanders (8-11-1 – 58GF – 70GA) PCAHA Flight 1

White Pool

Coquitlam Chiefs (7-11-2 – 52GF – 73GA) PCAHA Flight 2

Hollyburn Huskies (8-8-4 – 48GF – 57GA) PCAHA Flight 1

Delta Varsity (17-0-0 – 109GF – 27GA) CSSHL

Whitehorse/Yellowknife

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WEHP 1st Half Scouting Reports Ready

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We have 100 1st half scouting reports ready to issue in a PDF file.  This will be the first in a wave of 3 files such as this prior to the WHL Bantam Draft in May.

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Annual Mid-Season Mock Draft Released!

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2015-2016 Mid-Season Mock Draft

The mid-season season Mock draft is something we do each you to give the readers an idea of who their favorite team may take or where a specific prospect could end up and why?  The picks in this article reflect the current standings according to win percentage and teams who are out of the playoffs etc.

1.   Kootenay Ice – D – Bowen Byram (Lethbridge Golden Hawks)

– The Ice take one of the top defenceman in the draft and stay local with Byram.  The hope is taking the Cranbrook born dman will help increase attendance and create some buzz.  Peyton Krebs is also an option here but our thoughts at this point is that they would take Byram.  The highest Kootenay has ever picked in the past 11 drafts is 9th so they really need to make this one count, especially after not having a pick in the first round last year.
Former First Round Selections
2015- Traded
2014 – D – Griffin Mendel – 11th overall
2013 – F – Jared Legien – 9th overall
2012 – D – Troy Murray – 10th overall
Previous 11 Bantam Drafts

Average Selection – 15th overall.

Highest Selection – Jared Legien – 9th overall in 2013

6 forwards, 3 defence, 1 goalie

BC – 4, AB –1, SK – 5,

2.   Saskatoon Blades – F – Logan Barlage (Humboldt Broncos)

Although Logan is currently ranked 6th overall in our current rankings, the truth is that any of those picks could easily be flip flopped depending on who picks where in the coming draft.  Barlage is putting up crazy numbers in the SBAAHL with 58-64-122 in 28 games, giving him 48 more points than 2nd place Cael Zimmerman.  The Humboldt connection also comes in to play here with assistant coach Dean Brockman who is from Humboldt himself knowing the family well.

Former First Round Selections

2015 – D – Jonathan Tychonick – 12th overall and F – Chase Wouters – 19th overall

2014 – Traded

2013 – Traded

2012 – Traded

Previous 11 Bantam Drafts

Average Selection – 11th overall

Highest Selection – Colton Gillies – 2nd overall in 2004

6 forwards, 4 defence

BC – 2, AB – 3, SK – 4, MB -1

3.   Swift Current Broncos – Peyton Krebs (Rocky Mountain Raiders)

The Broncos would be thrilled to see Krebs dropped to them at 3rd overall as he very well could go first overall to Kootenay if they decided not to pick Byram.  That will become more clear in the next few months.  Krebs is perhaps the most elite and complete talent in the draft and should top out near 6’1 or 6’2.

Former First Round Selections

2015 – F – Riley Stotts – 10th overall

2014 – LD – Dominic Schmiemann – 12th overall

2013 – C – Tyler Steenbergen – 12th overall

2012 – C – Glenn Gawdin – 5th overall

Previous 11 Bantam Drafts

Average Selection – 9th overall.

Highest Selection – Brycen Martin – 2nd overall in 2011 and Geordie Wudrick – 2nd overall in 2004.

7 forwards, 6 defence

BC – 3, AB – 8, SK – 1, MB – 1

4.   Medicine Hat Tigers – F – Sasha Mutala (BWC Bruins)

The Tigers are likely going to be having their highest pick in at least the past 10 years.  The Tigers choose Mutala do to the fact he fits their “speed and skill” mantra.

Previous First Round Selections

2015 – F – Ryan Chyzowski – 18th overall

2014 – F – James Hamblin – 17th overall

2013 – D – David Quenneville – 10th overall

2012 – D – Ty Schultz – 12th overall

Previous 11 Bantam Drafts

Average Selection – 16th overall

Highest Selection – David Quenneville – 10th overall in 2013

6 forwards, 5 defence, 1 goalie

5.   Vancouver Giants – Kirby Dach (Fort Sask Midget AAA)

Dach is another of the “big six” who seemed to have separated themselves, at least at this point.  Dach is putting up nearly a PPG in the AMHL and has great size and skill.  His only downfall would be his skating but at this spot, Dach would be hard to pass up.

Former 1st Round Selections

2015 – Tyler Popowich – 3rd overall

2014 – Dawson Holt – 8th overall

2014 – Brendan Semchuk – 10th overall

2013 – Tyler Benson – 1st overall

2013 – Matt Barberis – 20th overall

2012 – Ty Ronning – 15th overall

Previous 11 Bantam Drafts

Average Selection – 14th overall.

Highest Selection – Tyler Benson – 1st overall in 2013.

10 forwards, 3 defence, 1 goalie

BC – 9, AB – 3, Sk – 2

6.   Tri City Americans – D – Kaedan Korczak (Yorkton Raw Tec Maulers – Midget AAA)

The Americans return to Saskatchewan once again after taking Carson Focht in the first round last year.  Korczak is playing Midget AAA and is currently ranked 3rd overall in our latest rankings.

Previous 11 Bantam Drafts

Average Selection – 13th overall.

Highest Selection – Connor Rankin – 7th overall in 2009 and Eric Mestery – 7th overall in 2005 and Michael Rasmussen 7th overall in 2015

5 forwards, 3 defence, 1 goalie

BC – 4, AB – 1, Sk – 1,  MB – 2, USA – 1

7.   Red Deer Rebels via Regina – F – Josh Williams (Yale Hockey Academy)

The Rebels take a big forward to keep with their theme of size and after losing 2nd rounder Zummack from last years draft and taking Herauf in the 1st round who is a defenceman, this makes sense here.

Previous First Round Selections

2015 – D – Jacob Herauf – 16th overall

2014 – F – Jake Leschyshyn – 6th overall

2013 – F – Jeff DeWit – 14th overall

2012 – F – Adam Musil – 6th overall

Previous 11 Bantam Drafts

Average Selection – 11th overall

Highest Selection – Ryan Nugent-Hopkins – 1st overall in 2008.

9 forwards, 3 defence

BC – 4, AB – 6, SK – 2

8.   Edmonton Oil Kings – D – Matthew Robertson (Sherwood Park)

The Oil Kings stay local and in the family with picking Robertson here at this spot.  They did pick defenceman with both top picks last year.

Former First Round Selections

2015 – D – Ethan Cap – 11th overall

2014 – LW – Kobe Mohr – 20th overall

2013 – Traded

2012 – G – Patrick Dea – 22nd overall

Previous 11 Bantam Drafts

Average Selection – 10th overall.

Highest Selection – Curtis Lazar – 2nd overall in 2010

3 forwards, 5 defence, 1 goalie

BC – 3, AB – 5, MB – 1

9.   Spokane Chiefs – F – Luke Toporowski (Chicago Mission)

Local boy now playing in Chicago with one of the top USA programs.  Brother of current Chiefs D – Jake Toporowski.  Luke is the top ranked western USA prospect.

Former 1st Round Selections

2015 – Koby Morrisseau – 9th overall

2014 – Jaret Anderson-Dolan – 14th overall

2013 – D – Jeff Faith – 16th overall

2012 – D – Evan Fiala – 14th overall

Previous 11 Bantam Drafts

10 first round selections in 11 years.

Average Selection – 13th overall.

Highest Selection – Jared Cowen – 1st overall in 2006.

7 forwards, 4 defence

BC – 2, AB – 3, SK – 3, MB – 2, USA – 1

10. Kamloops Blazers – F – Harrison Blaisdell (Yale Hockey Academy)

The Blazers had just one pick in the first 3 rounds of the draft last year and took D – Devan Harrison in the 2nd round from Saskatchewan.  They go back to Saskatchewan and take the top forward on the forward this time in Yale’s Blaisdell.

11. Moose Jaw Warriors – Trent Miner (Brandon Wheat Kings)

The Warriors take the top goalie in the draft here.  They pick well from Manitoba and Miner should take over when Sawchenko and Wilms move on.

Former 1st Round Selections

2015 – Jett Woo – 4th overall and Luka Burzan – 6th overall

2014 – Josh Brook – 4th overall

2013 – Brett Howden – 5th overall

2012 – Traded

Previous 11 Bantam Drafts

Average Selection – 9th overall.

Highest Selection – Quinton Howden – 1st overall in 2007.

9 forwards, 3 defence

BC – 3, AB – 3, SK – 2, MB – 4

12. Seattle Thunderbirds – D – Jake Lee (Sherwood Park Flyers)

Top defenceman on the board.  The TBirds didn’t pick a defenceman until the 5th round of last years draft when they selected Kabir Gill.  If Lee is gone when they pick, I’d expect them to take the best one on the board.

Previous First Round Selections

2015 – F – Elijah Brown – 15th overall

2014 – D – Jarret Tyszka – 16th overall

2013 – D – Dante Fabbro – 8th overall

2013 – F – Kaden Elder – 22nd overall

2012 – F – Matt Barzal – 1st overall

2012 – F – Keegan Kolesar – 20th overall

Previous 11 Bantam Drafts

Average Selection – 12th overall.

Highest Selection – Matt Barzal – 1st overall in 2012.

8 forwards, 6 defence

BC – 5, AB – 6, SK – 2, MB – 1

13. Prince Albert Raiders – Rhett Rhinehart (Yale Hockey Academy)

Several top forwards in the system and the goal of the future and even the NOW with Scott, the Raiders take offensive, big defenceman Rhinehart here from Alberta.

Former First Round Selections

2015 – F – Cole Fonstad – 6th and F – Carson Miller 21st

2014 – G – Ian Scott – 9th overall

2013 – F – Jake Kryski – 13th overall

2012 – D – Brendan Guhle – 3rd overall

Previous 11 Bantam Drafts

Average Selection – 8th overall

Highest Selection – Brendan Guhle – 3rd overall in 2012.

8 forwards, 4 defence, 1 goalie

BC – 2, AB – 7, Sk – 4

14. Calgary Hitmen – Dylan Cozens (Delta Hockey Academy)

Cozens is really vaulting up the rankings and could go higher by draft day.

Previous First Round Selections

2015 – F – Tristen Nielsen – 20th overall

2014 – Traded

2013 – F – Beck Malenstyn – 18th overall

2012 – D – Brennan Riddle – 17th overall

Previous 11 Bantam Drafts

Average Selection – 15th overall.

Highest Selections – Jake Virtanen – 1st overall in 2011

8 forwards, 3 defence

BC – 4, AB – 5, SK – 1, MB – 1

15. Prince George Cougars – Jackson Van de Leest (Yale Hockey Academy)

The Cougars like to stay in British Columbia and the lower mainland.  If D – Van de Leest is on the board, he would be hard to pass up.  Regardless, I would think a lower mainland defenceman or BC defenceman at least would be the answer here.

Previous 1st Round Picks

2015 – F – Jackson Leppard – 8th overall

2014 – Justin Almeida – 5th overall

2013 – D – Josh Anderson – 3rd overall

2012 – Jansen Harkins – 2nd overall

2012 – Brad Morrison – 7th overall

Previous 11 Bantam Drafts

Average Selection – 7th overall.

Highest Selection – Ryan Kerr – 1st overall in 2004, Alex Forsberg – 1st overall in 2010.

7 forwards, 6 defence

BC – 8, AB 1, SK – 3, MB – 1

16. Everett Silvertips – Max Bulawka (POE)

17. Victoria Royals – D – Jacson Alexander (Shawnigan Lake)

Local pick could go a bit higher than ranked currently.  Royals picked F – Florchuk in the 1st round and stay-at-home defenceman Herron in the 2nd.  Alexander seems like a nice fit here.

Previous First Round Selections

2015 – F – Erik Florchuk – 13th overall

2014 – LD – Scott Walford – 18th overall

2013 – F – Dante Hannoun – 11th overall

2012 – F – Tyler Soy – 8th overall

2012 – D – Chaz Reddekopp – 13th overall

Previous 11 Bantam Drafts

Average Selection – 10th overall.

Highest Selection – Ryan Howse – 3rd overall in 2006

6 forwards, 5 defence

BC – 7, AB – 4

18. Swift Current Broncos via Red Deer – G – Taylor Gauthier (Calgary Bisons)

After taking high-scoring Krebs, the Broncos have the luxury of taking perhaps the top goalie in the draft in Gauthier here to anchor a key position for the future.

19. Brandon Wheat Kings – F – Ethan Browne – Sherwood Park Flyers

Fits the Brandon system and style well.  High scoring forward.

Previous First Round Selections

2015 – F – Caiden Daley – 22nd overall

2014 – F – Stelio Mattheos – 1st overall

2013 – F – Nolan Patrick – 4th overall

2012 – F – Brayon Shmyr – 12th overall

Previous 11 Bantam Drafts

Average Selection – 12th overall

Highest Selection – 1st in 2014 -Stelio Mattheos

8 forwards, 3 defence, 1 goalie

BC – 1, AB – 5, SK – 3, MB – 4

Brandon’s first selection in 8 of their past 9 bantam drafts has been a forward.

20. Lethbridge Hurricanes – F –  Connor Zary (Saskatoon)

Former First Round Selections

2015 – Calen Addison – 2nd overall

2014 – Jordy Bellerive – 2nd overall

2013 – Stuart Skinner – 1st goalie, 17th overall

Previous 11 Bantam Drafts

Average Selection – 8th overall.

Highest Selection – Jordy Bellerive – 2nd Overall 2014

8 forwards, 5 defence, 1 goalie

BC – 2, AB – 6, SK – 3, MB – 3

21. Kelowna Rockets – D – Austin Herron (Yale Hockey Academy)

Former First Round Selections

2015 – Traded

2014 – D – Jonathan Smart – 21st overall

2013 – D – Dillon Dube – 21st overall

2012 – F – Nick Merkley – 9th overall

Previous 11 Bantam Drafts

Average Selection – 14th overall.

Highest Selection – Luke Moffatt – 2nd Overall 2007

6 forwards, 4 defence, 0 goalie

BC – 3, AB –4, SK – 1, MB –0, USA – 2

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February Player Rankings Released

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WEHP are pleased to release our February Top 10 player rankings for the 2016 WHL Bantam Draft this morning.  We also release player rankings for the Western USA and preliminary rankings for the 2002 and 2003 age groups.

kirby dachKirby Dach is averaging nearly a ppg in midget hockey!

2001 Born Player Rankings – February 2nd

1.   Bowen Byram – Lethbridge Golden Hawks (AMBHL)
Defenceman  6’0″  163lbs
Stats:  29GP  19-32-51  24PIM
2.   Peyton Krebs – Rocky Mountain Raiders (AMBHL)
Forward  5’10”  154lbs
Stats:  23GP  38-48-86  46PIM
3.   Kaedan Korczak – Yorkton Raw Tec Maulers (SMAAAHL)
Defenceman  6’1″  162lbs
Stats:  38GP  2-10-12  34PIM
4.   Sasha Mutala – BWC Bruins (PCAHA)
Forward  6’0″  175lbs
Stats:  NA
5.   Kirby Dach – Fort Saskatchewan Rangers (AMHL)
Forward  6’1″  170lbs
Stats:  30GP  11-18-29  12PIM
6.   Logan Barlage – Humboldt Broncos (SBAAHL)
Forward  6’3″  190lbs
Stats:  28GP  58-64-122  22PIM
7.   Josh Williams – Yale Hockey Academy Prep (CSSHL)
Forward  6’1″  171lbs
Stats:  19GP  24-15-39  4PIM
8.   Harrison Blaisdell – Yale Hockey Academy Prep (CSSHL)
Forward  5’10”  170lbs
Stats:  19GP  14-22-36  22PIM
9.   Trent Miner – Brandon Wheat Kings (WPG AAA)
Goaltender  5’10”  170lbs
Stats:  19-3-0, 1.40GAA, 5 SO
10.  Jake Lee – Sherwood Park Flyers (AMBHL)
Defenceman  6’1″  175lbs
Stats:  29GP  10-16-26  28PIM
2002 Born Player Prospects – February 2nd
Connor McClennon among league leaders in tough CSSHL Prep.

Connor McClennon among league leaders in tough CSSHL Prep.

1.   Connor McClennon – POE Prep (CSSHL)
Forward  5’6″  130lbs
Stats:  19GP  22-17-39  36PIM
2.   Payton Mount – Juan de Fuca Grizzlies (VIAHA)
Forward  5’8″  140lbs
Stats:  NA
3.   Ethan Bowen – Chilliwack Bruins (PCAHA)
Forward  5’11”  135lbs
Stats:  NA
4.   Justin Sourdif – Delta Hockey Academy Varsity (CSSHL)
Forward  5’7″  130lbs
Stats:  17GP  18-15-33  30PIM
5.   Kaiden Guhle – Sherwood Park Flyers (AMBHL)
Defenceman  5’11”  148lbs
Stats:  30GP  3-16-19  10PIM
2003 Born Player Prospects – February 2nd
Stringer is 1 of 2 peewee aged players in the AMBHL this year!

Stringer is 1 of 2 peewee aged players in the AMBHL this year!

1.   Zack Stringer – Lethbridge Golden Hawks (AMBHL)
Forward  5’11”  138lbs
Stats:  24GP  11-9-20  18PIM
2.   Cole Sillinger – Regina Royals (REG PW)
Forward
Stats:  18GP  46-27-73
3.   Logan Stankhoven – Kamloops Jardine Blazers (OMAHA)
Forward
Stats:  NA
4.   Carson Lambos – Winnipeg Rangers (WPG PWAA)
Forward  5’8″  147lbs
Stats: 23GP  35-33-68  30PIM
5.  Brett Hyland – NWZ Renegades (EMHA)
Forward
Stats:  NA
2001 Western USA Player Rankings
Toporowski would be a top 10 pick if he commits to the WHL.

Toporowski would be a top 10 pick if he commits to the WHL.

1.   Luke Toporowski – Chicago Mission
Forward  5’10”  155lbs
2.   Grand Silianoff – Shattuck St. Mary’s Prep
Forward  5’9″  145lbs
Stats:  45GP  45-52-97  20PIM
3.  Cameron York – Shattuck St. Mary’s Prep
Defenceman  5’9″  145lbs
Stats:  44GP  10-39-49  7PIM
4.   Drew Helleson – Shattuck St. Mary’s Prep
Defenceman  5’11”  140lbs
Stats:  39GP  6-24-30  8PIM
5.   Killian Kiecker-Olson – Colorado Thunderbirds
Forward  5’9.5″  180lbs
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February 1, 2016 Newsletter is ready

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Good Morning 
 
Rankings Updated Through January 31, 2016.

Regina Peewee Tournament Scouting Reports are in but 2003 born won’t be adjusted until the next issue but lots of info coming there.

– Top 230 for the 2001 born age class.  Identify List Released for 2nd half.
– Top 140 for the 2002 born age class.  Identify List Released for 2nd half.
– Top 45 for the 2003 born age class.  65 new players added to Identify List.

– Western USA Top 45 – 2001 Born – Completely updated as of Jan 19, 2016.

Interviews
We interview 5 top prospects from around Western Canada. A top 2002 born prospect from Manitoba.  Perhaps the top 2001 defenseman from Saskatchewan and other interviews from around Western Canada.
Scouting Reports
Once again 10 full scouting reports are included.
**Western Canada Top 20 Teams and Full 15/16 Listings and dates.  Strength of schedule and tournament play all taken in to account.  Post John Reid Memorial Rankings.  Updated through games as of January 31, 2016.
best regards,
 
Tyler Neisz
Western Elite Hockey Prospects

 

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Regina Peewee Tournament Underway

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One of the biggest minor hockey tournaments in Western Canada is now underway in Regina.  The Regina Peewee Classic Hockey Tournament  draws top teams from all of the western provinces and has 32 teams in total at this years event.

British Columbia Teams (3)

Cloverdale Colts, Kamloops Jardine Blazers, Semiahmoo Ravens

  • Semiahmoo are a very strong team from the PCAHA Flight 1 group, sitting 2nd behind BWC with a 13-7-0 record in league play.  They are the highest scoring PCAHA team with 81 GF led by Carson Latimer who is highly ranked in our preliminary 2003 born rankings.  The Cloverdale Colts sit 6th place in the 9 team Flight 1 group with a 8-7-5 record.  The Kamloops Jardine Blazers are one of the strongest team from the province and feature perhaps the top 2003 born from the province with Logan Stankhoven.

Alberta Teams (9)

Sherwood Park Steel Kings, Lloydminster Blazers, Beaumont Braves, Olds Grizzlies, Strathcona Warriors, Lethbridge Hurricanes Red, Airdrie Lightning, St. Albert Saints, Calgary Bow Valley Flames

  • The Lloydminster Blazers and Strathcona Warriors are top teams from the PWNHL which is a league of teams separate from the Edmonton based peewee teams.  Strathcona lead the standings with 17-3-1 record and have scored nearly 8 GPG with 164 led by the 2nd, 3rd and 4th leading scorers with Evan Waldie, Zach Maxwell and Ben Hemmerling.  The Blazers are 13-1-4 and sit 5 points back with 3 games in hand are led by the leagues leading scorer Tyson Laventure with 34-16-50.  From the Edmonton based peewee teams, a few prospects to watch for are Corson Cuelemans from Beaumont, Zack Ostapchuk of St. Albert.  From the South, the SCAHL league leading Airdrie Lightning head up the group with a 24-2-2 record.  Craig Armstrong from Airdrie leads the league in scoring with 45-30-75.  Brett Moravec (34-31-65) and Quinn Disher (32-33-65) sit in the top four as well.  The Lethbridge Hurricanes Red are a strong team at 17-5-6 while the Olds Grizzlies are 12-17-1.  Calgary Bow Valley features prospects Ty Mueller who is a top 10 ranked prospect for the draft in 2018.

Saskatchewan Teams (15)

Moose Jaw Warriors, Balgonie Prairie Storm, Regina Tigers, Tisdale Ramblers, Regina Blues, Saskatoon Express, Regina Buffaloes, Swift Current Broncos, Regina Mustangs, Saskatoon Thunder, Melville Millionaires, Estevan Bruins, Regina Royals, Lumsden Lions, Prince Albert Raiders

The Prince Albert Napa Raiders head up the North teams with a 18-4-4 record in the Centre Four Hockey League.  The 12-10-4 Tisdale Ramblers are the only other North team attending.  The 21-1-0 Swift Current Broncos head up the South Sask Minor Hockey League teams.  Haydn Wilm is the top prospect from the South league and is someone to watch.  Wilm leads the league in scoring with 37-25-62 and the Broncos as a team have 7 of the top 9 scorers.  They have scored 72 more goals than the 2nd highest team Estevan.  The Moose Jaw Warriors with high scoring F – Atley Calvert are attended as well.  The Regina Peewee AA teams are led by 2nd overall ranked Cole Sillinger of the Regina Royals who by far leads his league with 46-27-73.  Kevin Anderson of the Regina Mustangs sits 2nd with 35-21-56 and is a skilled little guy.  The Regina Blues are the top team in the standings though with a 16-3-3 record.  Alex Bernauer and Brad Lambert are a pair of high level Saskatoon prospects.

Manitoba Teams (5)

Selkirk Rebels, Winnipeg Twins, Winnipeg East Railcats, Winnipeg APHA Rangers, Winnipeg River East Marauders

  • The Winnipeg Marauders head up the top of the Winnipeg AA Peewee league with a 18-2-2 record.  Followed by the Selkirk Rebels at 18-4-0, Winnipeg Railcats 16-5-2, Winnipeg Rangers 16-6-1, Winnipeg Twins at 13-10-0.  Some prospects to watch are:  WEHP top ranked Manitoba prospect Carson Lambos from the Winnipeg Rangers, four of the top six league scorers come from the Winnipeg Rebels as Conner Roulette (40-23-63), Owen Wiens (30-15-45), Dawson Paternak (22-19-41) and Adam Ingram at 26-12-38.  Skylar Bruce of the Winnipeg Railcats is one to watch as well.

Thursday’s Results

THURSDAY JANUARY 28
# Time Rink Visitors
SC
Home
SC
1 13:15 C2:Remax Regina Mustangs
2
Saskatoon Thunder
6
2 13:15 C4:PM Regina Blues
3
Saskatoon Express
4
3 13:30 C1:BW Regina Buffalos
3
Swift Current Broncos
4
4 13:30 C3:RMP Regina Tigers
1
Cloverdale Colts
2
5 15:15 C2:Remax Melville Millionaires
1
Winnipeg APHA Rangers
7
6 15:15 C4:PM Regina Royals
2
Semiahmoo Ravens
9
7 15:30 C1:BW Prairie Storm
4
Selkirk/Seven Oaks Rebels
9
8 15:30 C3:RMP Lloydminister Blazers
8
Tisdale Ramblers
4
9 17:15 C2:Remax Strathcona Warriors
10
Lethbridge Hurricanes Red
4
10 17:15 C4:PM Beaumont Braves
3
Winnipeg Twins
1
11 17:30 C1:BW Lumsden Lions
2
Winnipeg River East Marauders
11
12 17:30 C3:RMP Airdrie Lightning
2
Winnipeg East Railcats
7
13 19:15 C2:Remax Kamloops Blazers
10
Olds Grizzlies
2
14 19:15 C4:PM Calgary Bow Valley Flames
4
Prince Albert Raiders
7
15 19:30 C1:BW St Albert Saints
6
Estevan Bruins
3
16 19:30 C3:RMP Moose Jaw Warriors
2
Sherwood Park Steel Kings
3
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AMBHL Playoff Picture and Odds/Ends

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AMBHL Playoff Races

Nitro North

The Sherwood Park Flyers have clinched top spot in the AMBHL Nitro North division and home ice advantage throughout the entire North playoffs up until the Championship round.  They have had an outstanding season – going 26-2-3 with 208 GF, which is 44 more than any other team in the league.  Their 49 GA place them 3rd in that category behind Taylor Gauthier and the Calgary Bisons and the stingy Bowen Byram led Lethbridge Golden Hawks.  With 53 points, the closest their nearest foe – St Albert Sabres can come is 52 points as the Sabres have just 1 game remaining in the regular season schedule.

The matchup for the Flyers looks to be Edmonton CAC but still lots to be determined…..There is a chance that CAC could move into 3rd if they win their remaining 4 games and Edmonton SSAC lose their final 3 but that is unlikely.  If things stay as is, it will be Sherwood Park vs. Edmonton CAC and St. Albert vs. Edmonton SSAC.  Those four top teams are all ahead of the first place team from the Charger North Division – Spruce Grove PAC Saints who hold a record of 12-16-4.

Charger North

There is much still up for grabs in the snail race that is the Charger North.  All 6 teams are below .500 currently and mathematically all 6 teams still have a shot at making the playoffs.  We will preview this division and all division when all the dusts clears in a couple of weeks.  Just 9 points separate first from last in the division

Challenger South

The suffocating Calgary Bisons have run away and hid from the rest of the “All Calgary” division which is the Challenger South.  The Bisons have allowed a league low of under 1.50 GA/per game and that type of play has led them to a 25-2-3 record and that has them sitting atop the entire AMBHL with 53 points, tied with Sherwood Park and just 2 back of Lethbridge.

The Calgary Northstar Sabres at 19-10-1 have clinched the 2nd seed in the division and have the ability to go far and pull off some upsets of any team who isn’t Lethbridge, Bisons or Sherwood Park.  The Sabres are deep and have the ability to get hot.

The matchups for both the Bisons and Northstar Sabres aren’t clear as both the Calgary Royals and Calgary Flames are separated by just 1 point and have played the same amount of games.

Ram South

The Lethbridge Golden Hawks have clinched top spot in the Ram South with a 25-3-1 record with scoring the 2nd most goals in the AMBHL at 162 in the 29 games and having allowed tied for the fewest at just 46.

Rocky Mountain Raiders will finish 2nd place and currently sit 10 points back of Lethbridge with just 3 games remaining.  For the Raiders to be a threat in the south, they will need AMBHL scoring leader Peyton Krebs back from injury before the playoffs hit.

Red Deer will finish 3rd place and play Rocky Mountain in round 1 of the playoffs.  The Rebels are 12-13-5 and are 12 points back of Rocky Mountain and 17 up on Aidrie.

The Airdrie Extreme will be the team with the fewest points to make the playoffs if they can hang out to stay ahead of the SEAC Hockey Hounds.  The Xtreme are just 4-20-4 and those 12 points have them 6 up on the Hockey Hounds who are 1-24-4.  Hard to believe a team with just 1 win have a shot at the playoffs, but they do!

** The AMBHL Playoffs will begin with the divisional best of 3 series on Tuesday, February 16th.

AMBHL Stats and Stuff

  • Despite missing 9 games due to injury this season, top 2 overall ranked bantam draft prospect Peyton Krebs still leads the AMBHL scoring race by 12 points over Ethan Browne of Sherwood Park. Krebs has put up a league leading 36 goals and is tied for the league lead in assists with 46 for 82 points.
  • AMBHL “LADY BING”!!! How about Ethan Browne who has 35-35-70 with 0 penalty minutes this season!
  • After a blazing offensive start to the season, Lethbridge D – Bowen Byram (who is ranked 1st overall for the draft) has slowed a bit but leads all defenceman by far still with 18-32-50 in 27 games. Byram has sit out the past couple games with suspension.  I’m not clear as to what the suspension is for currently.  Bowen has 15 more points than the Calgary Bisons D – Zachary Ashton.
  • AMBHL “ROOKIE OF THE YEAR”!! Kyle Crnkovic of Rocky Mountain, who is ranked very high in our 2002 group has 33-27-60 in 29 games.  A fantastic season for the first year player.
  • CLUTCH!!! Sherwood Park’s Ethan Browne leads the AMBHL in GWG with 6 and D – Zachary Ashton of the Calgary Bisons has 5.
  • Cameron Aucoin of Spruce Grove and Peyton Krebs are tied for the league lead in SHG with 5.
  • Luke Franklin – brother of former 1st rounder Zane Franklin leads the AMBHL in PIMS with 88.
  • STINGY Goalies!!! 7 goalies have GAA’s under 2.00 this season with Byron Fancy of Lethbridge leading the whole pack with a 1.18!
  • The stat I like is save percentage and Taylor Gauthier has a remarkable .947% which is .21 better than the next best tender. Gauthier also sits tied with St. Albert’s Evan Fradette and Sherwood Park’s Curtis Padberg with 5 Shutouts.
  • There have been 41 shutouts in the AMBHL this season.
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January 19, 2016 Newsletter is ready!

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Good Morning 
 
Rankings (Updated Through John Reid Memorial and League action to Jan 19th.
– Top 230 for the 2001 born age class.  Identify List Released for 2nd half.
– Top 140 for the 2002 born age class.  Identify List Released for 2nd half.
– Top 45 for the 2003 born age class.  65 new players added to Identify List.

– Western USA Top 50 – 2001 Born – Completely updated as of Jan 19, 2016.

Prince George Tournament Review

Interviews
We interview 5 top prospects from around Western Canada.
Scouting Reports
Once again 10 full scouting reports are included.
**Western Canada Top 20 Teams and Full 15/16 Listings and dates.  Strength of schedule and tournament play all taken in to account.  Post John Reid Memorial Rankings.
best regards,
 
Tyler Neisz
Western Elite Hockey Prospects

 

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John Reid Memorial Tournament Final Set/All-Stars

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It will be an all CSSHL tournament final  with Yale taking on Delta in this afternoon’s champions game.  Both teams have rolled through the tournament with perfect 5-0-0 records with Yale outscoring the opposition 24-9 and Delta by a staggering 32-8 margin.

Delta Hockey Academy Prep

delta wild

  • We all knew that the goaltending tandem of Boston Bilous (college committed) and Roman Basran would be one of the top tandems in the tournament and that Delta was deep in all areas.  However, what has scouts buzzing is the play of Dylan Cozens who has put up 9-6-15 and has vaulted himself up to the first round when our new rankings come out on Tuesday.  Small, pint-sized Lukas Svejkovsky took home MVP honors for the tournament with 5-8-13 and Arshdeep Bains had 3-10-13.  If any of the above players reach the 16 point plateau for the tournament, they will reach the Top 20 all-time scoring leaders for the tournament in its 30+ years of existence.  All but 1 player have recorded a point and every player on the roster have scored with the exception of 3.  Boston Bilous and Roman Basran have split duties in goals with Basran starting 3 games and Bilous 2.  Our guess is that Bilous gets the nod today.

Yale Hockey Academy Prep

yale hockey academy

  • The one question or reason to why Yale have failed to break through and win a tournament this year has been its goaltending but later it has vastly improved to the point where Blake Wood was named Top Goalie of the tournament!  Wood stopped 50/53 shots in 2 starts and likely has earned himself the start in the championship today.  Yale has also split goaltending duties as Alex Rolfe has been stellar as well stopping 55/61 shots.  Yale’s 2 first rounders in Josh Williams and Harrison Blaisdell each picked up 5-2-7 to lead.  Only 2 players have failed to record a point.  7 players have recorded 2 or more goals.

Head to Head Meetings This Season

Delta are 4-0-0  19GF – 12GA

Delta 3 – Yale 2 –

  • Delta’s Boston Bilous stopped 28/30 and Dylan Cozens scored 2 goals.  Yale’s Alex Rolfe stopped 25/28 while Holden Kodak and Alex Swetlikoff scored.

Delta 5 – Yale 2

  • Delta’s Roman Basran stopped 42/44 while Ashdeep Bains scored 2 goals.  Yales Blake Wood stopped 8/11 and was replaced by Alex Rolfe 8/10.  Blaisdell and Kodak the Yale goals.

Delta 6 – Yale 4

  • Delta’s Boston Bilous stopped 36/40 and Delta got 6 different scorers with Bains and Cozens both getting their 3rd goals head to head.  Josh Williams and Harrison Blaisdell had 3 points each with Williams scoring 2. Alex Rolfe stopped 24/29.

Chilliwack Tournament Final – Delta 5 – Yale 4

Tournament Awards

MVP – Lukas Svejkovsky – Delta Prep

Top Defenseman – Bowen Byram – Lethbridge Golden Hawks

Top Forward – Lukas Svejkovsky – Delta Prep

Top Goalie – Blake Wood – Yale Prep

Iginla Allstars

F. Sasha Mutala – BWC Bruins

F. Josh Williams – Yale Prep

F. Lane Goodwin  – POE

D. Bowen Byram – Lethbridge Golden Hawks

D. Connor Horning – POE

G. Blake Wood – Yale Prep

Reid All-Stars

F. Ethan Browne – Sherwood Park

F. Lukas Svejkovsky – Delta Prep

F. Dylan Cozens – Delta Prep

D.Matthew Robertson – Sherwood Park

D. Jeremie Hebert – Notre Dame Hounds

G. Dustin Wolf – LA Jr. Kings

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Prince George Tournament – Scoring Leaders/Standings/Playoffs Set

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Tournament Standings after Preliminary Play

Team Record GF/GA
Kelowna 4-0-0 19-8
OHA Prep 3-0-1 24-6
Prince George 3-1-0 24-14
Kamloops 2-1-1 16-15
Delta Varsity 0-2-2 8-12
Edmonton MLAC 0-4-0 7-23
North Vancouver 0-4-0 5-25

 

Top 10 Scoring Leaders (After Preliminary 4 games)

Rank Player Team G-A-PTS
1 Corey Cunningham Prince George 7-10-17
2 Brandon Dent Prince George 8-5-13
3 Connor Bouchard OHA Prep 8-5-13
4 Ben McCartney OHA Prep 2-7-9
5 Nathan Driver OHA Prep 4-4-8
6 Declan MacEachern Prince George 3-5-8
7 Ben Ward Kamloops 6-1-7
8 Cole Howaniac Kamloops 4-2-6
9 Liam Noble OHA Prep 2-4-6
10 Jaden Senkoe OHA Prep 2-4-6

 

Playoff Matchups

8:00 AM – 2nd vs 3rd OHA vs Prince George

9:15 AM – 6th vs 7th Edmonton MLAC vs North Vancouver

NOON – GOLD MEDAL GAME:  Kelowna vs. Winner of 2 vs 3

12:15 – 4th vs 5th Kamloops vs Delta Varsity

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JRMT Semi-Finals Set

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Lethbridge Golden Hawks vs. Delta

  • Lethbridge won the Rocky Mountain Classic this year.
  • Delta lost in the recent Pat Quinn tournament final to Chicago.

Yale vs. Sherwood Park

  • Neither Yale or Sherwood Park have won a major tournament or made a finals yet.
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JRMT – Day 2

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Colorado Thunderbirds 4 – Edmonton SSAC 1 FINAL

  • Colorado finished tied in their pool with POE at 1-1-1 but finish 3 back in the GF/GA battle and are done.
  • Edmonton SSAC finish at 0-3-0 with 7 GF and 18 GA and are finished as well.

BWC Bruins 4 – POE 3 FINAL

  • BWC finish a perfect 3-0-0 with 17GF and 7 GA.  They will play the loser of Yale/Lethbridge in the quarter-finals.
  • POE finish at 1-1-1 with 14GF and 11 GA.  They will play the winner of Yale/Lethbridge in the quarter-finals.

Notre Dame Hounds 9 – LA Jr. Kings 2…FINAL

  • Notre Dame Hounds finish 3-0-0 with 17GF and 3 GA.  Notre Dame finish top spot and will play Sherwood Park in the quarter-finals tomorrow morning.
  • LA Jr. Kings 1-1-1 but make it as the pools 2nd seed.  They will play powerhouse Delta.

Sherwood Park 5 – Rocky Mountain Raiders 2..FINAL

  • Ethan Browne 2 goals and Carter Chorney 3 assists.  Chorney now has 7 points in 3 games.
  • Sherwood Park move on to the quarter-finals.
  • 02 Kyle Crnkovic scored for Rocky Mountain.  Has 4 points in 3 games to be tied for team lead.
  • shots were 35-18 Sherwood Park.

NSWC Winterhawks 2 – St. Albert 1…FINAL

  • Drapkin and Bolton score for NSWC.  NSWC finish 1-2-0 and out of the playoff round.
  • Buchanen scored for St. ALbert who finished 0-3-0 and scored only 2 goals.
  • Shots were 23-12 NSWC.

Delta 4 – Dallas 1…FINAL

  • Dylan Cozens with 2 more goals for Delta.  Cozens now has 9 points in 3 games to lead the tournament in scoring.
  • Keegan Craik who is from Dallas but playing for Delta had 2 assists.
  • Chase Yoder scored for the 3rd straight game for Dallas who finished round robin at 0-3-0.
  • Shots were 54-14 Delta.  Langford of Dallas has been fantastic in goal for the Stars.

Lethbridge Golden Hawks 5 – Calgary Bisons 0…FINAL

  • Lethbridge with their 2nd straight shutout, off to the quarter-finals.
  • Calgary Bisons have been shutout 2 straight games by 5-0 scores.
  • D and Top ranked prospect Bowen Byram with 3 assists.  5 different Lethbridge goal scorers.
  • Carl Tetachuk 13 save shutout.
  • shots 30-13 Lethbridge

Yale 5 – Winnipeg Monarchs 4…FINAL

  • Yale advance to the quarter-finals.  Monarchs are done.
  • Harrison Blaisdell 2 goals for the top 10 ranked prospect.  Holden Kodak 1-1-2 for Yale as well.
  • Luke Seremet 2 goals for the Monarchs.  Tristan Thompson 1-1-2.  Leads the team in regular season with 28 goals.  No leading scorer Greyeyes for Winnipeg.  D – Michael Ladyman 2 assists.
  • Shots were 31-15 Yale.

BWC 7 – Edmonton SSAC 1…FINAL

  • BWC are off to tomorrow morning’s quarter-finals.
  • Henry Rybinski 1-3-4 for BWC.  Sasha Mutala 2-1-3, Massimo Rizza 2 assists, Elen Bar-Lev-Wise and Joshua Tsui 1-1-2.
  • Carter Souch the lone SSAC goal.
  • Shots 32-13 SSAC.

POE 4 – Colorado Thunderbirds 4…FINAL

  • Shots 37-27 Colorado
  • Colorado will need a POE loss to BWC tonight plus a very lopsided win.  Otherwise its POE and BWC moving on from this pool.
  • Top 5 overall ranked western USA prospect Killian Kiecker-Olson with 3-1-4.  Top 10 western USA ranked Brady Berlin with 1-2-3.
  • POE’s Lane Goodwin picked up a hattrick and now has 3-3-6 in 2 games.  Max Bulawka 1-1-2.

 

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JRMT Day 1 Recap – Delta and Notre Dame off to the Quarters

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Team GP W L T OTL PTS GF GA PIM
Delta Hockey Academy Wild 2 2 0 0 0 4 17 7 12
Sherwood Park Flyers 2 1 1 0 0 2 8 8 24
Rocky Mountain Raiders 2 1 1 0 0 2 8 14 14
Dallas Stars Elite 2 0 2 0 0 0 5 9 16
  • Delta Hockey Academy have advanced to Saturday’s Quarter-finals, having locked up top spot in the division thanks to wins over both 1-1-0 Sherwood Park and 1-1-0 Rocky Mountain.  They piled up an impressive 17 goals, including 7 against a very stingy Sherwood Park team.
  • There is no doubt Rocky Mountain is feeling the effects of losing WEHP top ranked forward for the draft in Peyton Krebs.  Krebs is by far the leading scorer in the AMBHL and may have been in the running for MVP and would go a long way in leading Rocky Mountain to a possible playoff run at the tournament.  However, with a Rocky Mountain win vs. Sherwood Park this afternoon, they would still advance to the quarters as the winner of that game moves on.
  • Dylan Cozens (4-3-7) and Lukas Svejkovsky (2-5-7) lead the tournament in scoring after day 1.  Not all teams have played 2 games yet but still very impressive starts for a Delta team who looks primed to go far.  10 different players have scored in the 2 games so far for a team who is very balanced from top to bottom.
  • We pointed out in the preview that for Rocky Mountain to have some success that players like Crnkovic, Fizer and Akl would have to pick up the slack and so far they have.  Akl has 3-1-4, Fizer 1-3-4 and Crnkovic 1-2-3.
  • The Stars Elite have dropped both games so far and as a result won’t be in the A side playoff round on Saturday despite a valiant comeback attempt last night vs. Rocky Mountain, coming up short 5-4.  Chase Yoder, who leads their team in scoring this season has put up 2-1-3 to lead them through 2 games.
  • Sherwood Park led up an uncharacteristic 7 goals vs. Delta yesterday but with a win can still advance.  Top 2 round ranked Carter Chorney leads the team with 3-1-4.

Reid – Kal-Tire Division

Team GP W L T OTL PTS GF GA PIM
Los Angeles Jr. Kings 2 1 0 1 0 3 5 3 6
North Shore Winterhawks 2 0 2 0 0 0 3 9 8
Notre Dame Hounds 2 2 0 0 0 4 8 1 16
St. Albert Sabres 2 0 1 1 0 1 1 4 16
  • The Notre Dame Hounds have clinched a spot in Saturday’s quarter-finals with day 1 wins over NSWC and against the 2nd place LA Jr. Kings 3-0.  They meet the Jr. Kings tomorrow but the game has more importance for LA who need just a tie to clinch a quarter-final berth.
  • LA have been led by Seattle born Hunter Campbell with 2-2-4 and the top western USA goalie Dustin Wolf who has played both games and has stopped 46/49 shots thus far.
  • The Host St. Albert Sabres would’ve made it to this years tournament on their own accord but have struggled offensively with a 3-0 loss to Notre Dame and a 1-1 tie to LA.  They will need a convincing win vs. NSWC today and hope for help from Notre Dame to advance and have a chance to win the tournament for the first time in 33 years.
  • The Hounds have dominated the Saskatchewan Midget AA league with just 2 losses and have been very stingy with a 3-0 win over St. Albert and a 5-1 win over NSWC.  7 different players have scored out of the 8 goals and Jeremie Hebert from Atlantic Canada leads the team with 2-2-4 for the balanced Hounds.
  • NSWC does struggle a bit with offence this year as pointed out in the preview and so far have just 3 goals in the 2 games.  Zachary Bolton is the only player with multiple points at 1-1-2.

Iginla – C2 Homes Division

Team GP W L T OTL PTS GF GA PIM
Pursuit of Excellence 1 1 0 0 0 2 7 3 8
Burnaby Winter Club Bruins  1 1 0 0 0 2 6 3 10
Colorado Thunderbirds 1 0 1 0 0 0 3 6 10
SSAC Lions 1 0 1 0 0 0 3 7 12
  • POE had an impressive 7-3 win over SSAC and with a win this morning vs. Colorado ran advance to the quarter-finals.
  • BWC can also advance this morning if they can get by SSAC.
  • Ryan Denney and 2nd round ranked Massimo Rizzo both put up 2-2-4 in game 1 vs. Colorado.

Iginla – SVS Group Division

Team GP W L T OTL PTS GF GA PIM
Yale Hockey Academy 1 1 0 0 0 2 5 0 2
Lethbridge Golden Hawks 1 1 0 0 0 2 2 0 14
Winnipeg Monarchs 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 14
Calgary Bisons 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 5 2
  • Both Yale and Lethbridge can advance to the quarter-finals if they win their games against Monarchs and Bisons respectively.
  • Both Alex Rolfe (Yale) and Byron Fancy (Lethbridge) picked up 16 save shutouts yesterday.
  • Josh Williams and Sean Donaldson (Yale) along with Ethan Klemen (Lethbridge) picked up 2 goals each.  Rhett Rhinehart (Yale) was the only other player in the pool to score yesterday.
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JRMT Day 1Complete

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LA Jr. Kings 1 – St. Albert Sabres 1…FINAL

  • Brady Nicholas the gone for St. Albert.
  • Caden Creasy for LA.
  • Shots 25-23 LA.

Notre Dame Hounds 5 – NSWC Winterhawks 1…FINAL

  • Jeremie Hebert 1-2-3 for Notre Dame.  Edge Lambert and Kyle Petten 1-1-2.
  • D – Jayden Lee the lone NSWC goal.
  • Shots 22-19 Notre Dame.

Delta Academy Prep 7 – Sherwood Park Flyers 4….FINAL

  • Lukas Svejkovsky 1-3-4 for Delta.  Arshdeep Bains 2-1-3, Dylan Cozens 1-2-3.
  • Carter Chorney 1-1-2 for Sherwood Park.  D – Jake Lee 2 assists.
  • Shots 34-29 Sherwood Park.

Rocky Mountain Raiders 5 – Dallas Stars Elite 4….FINAL

  • D – Ryan Conroy 2 goals for Rocky Mountain.  Hassan Akl, Tarun Fizer 1-1-2.
  • Stephen Higgins 2 goals for Dallas.  Caden Villegas 3 assists.  Ty Yoder 1-1-2.
  • Shots 31-23 Rocky Mountain Raiders.

BWC Bruins 6 – Colorado Thunderbirds 3..FINAL

  • Massimo Rizzo and Ryan Denney each with 2-2-4 for BWC.
  • Pallen Brooks and Cal Sandquist 1-1-2 for Colorado.
  • Shots 32-27  BWC

Winnipeg Monarchs 0 – Lethbridge 2…FINAL

  • Ethan Klemen 2 goals for Lethbridge.  Klemen was out most of the year until recently.
  • Byron Fancy 16 save shutout.
  • Shots 26-16 Lethbridge.

Calgary Bisons 0 – Yale Academy Prep 5…FINAL

  • Josh Williams and Sean Donaldson 2 goals each for Yale.
  • Taylor Gauthier stopped 35/40 for Calgary.  Alex Rolfe 16 save shutout for Yale.
  • Shots 40-16 Yale.

Notre Dame Hounds 3 – St. Albert Sabres 0…FINAL

  • Morrissey, Hebert and Newkirk for Notre Dame.  Mylymok with 2 assists.
  • Aaron Mercer 22 stops for the shutout.
  • Shots were 28-22 Notre Dame.

LA Jr. Kings 4 – NSWC Winterhawks 2…FINAL

  • Hunter Campbell 2-1-3, 2002 Sahil Panwar 1-1-2 for LA.
  • Kent Johnson and Zachary Bolton the NSWC goals.  Jesse Makaj stopped 18 of 18 in relief.
  • Shots were 28-26 LA.

Edmonton SSAC 3 – POE 7….FINAL

  • John Lee 2 goals for POE.  D- Kirby Proctor with 1-1-2 for POE.  Lane Goodwin 3 assists.
  • Carter Souch 2 goals for SSAC.  Zafir Rawji 2 assists for SSAC.
  • Shots were 28-18 POE.

Sherwood Park Flyers 4 – Dallas Stars Elite 1…FINAL

  • 2002 Peyton McKenzie and Brett Wieschorster 1-1-2.  Carter Chorney 2 assists for Sher Pk.
  • Chase Yoder scored for Dallas.
  • Shots were 40-13 Sherwood Park.

Delta 10 – Rocky Mountain Raiders 3…FINAL

  • Dylan Cozens 3-1-4, Nolan Krogfoss 2 goals, Lukas Svejkovsky 1-2-3 for Delta.
  • Hassen Akl 2 goals, Tarun Fizer and Levi Young 2 assists for Rocky Mountain.
  • Shots were 42-20 Delta.

 

 

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John Reid Memorial Tournament Preview

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The 38th Annual John Reid Memorial Bantam AAA Hockey Tournament Preview/Schedule/Pools.

The organizing committee of the John Reid Memorial Bantam AAA Hockey Tournament and the St. Albert Raiders Hockey Club are proud to announce that the 38th edition of this event will be held January 14-17th, 2015. This prestigious tournament will be take place at St. Albert’s Servus Place, utilizing all three arenas including the 2000 seat Go Auto Arena. This elite tournament features the top 2001 and 2002-born hockey players in Western Canada and the United States.

This prestigious event is a season highlight for many of the teams who have been selected to participate. The 2015 edition will again feature sixteen teams and continues to be a premiere event with the attendance of elite Bantam age players from across Western North America. This year’s event promises to be one of the best ever.  WEHP was pleased to offer some help in aiding the selection of the teams!  http://www.stalbertgazette.com/article/Hockey-Digest-20160106

The tournament is named in honor of long-time St. Albert resident, John Reid, who was a passionate player, coach and supporter of the game. John passed away in 2003 after a courageous battle with cancer.

Last year’s event featured top level hockey by all competitors, including 90 participants who went on to be drafted in the 2015 WHL Bantam Draft, including 14 of 21 first round picks.. The John Reid Memorial Tournament is one of the most scouted events of the hockey season. The tournament last year saw over one hundred WHL and Junior A hockey scouts in attendance throughout the weekend.

Almost 110 alumni of this event have gone on to play in the National Hockey League. Past participants of this prestigious tournament include: Rob Brown, Vincent Lecavalier, Brad Richards, Jarome Iginla, Jarett Stoll, Jonathon Toews, Eric Staal, Rob and Scott Niedermayer, Dion Phaneuf and Jordan Eberle as well as a host of other players who went on to professional hockey careers. Most recently, ex-Oil King and current Ottawa Senator, Curtis Lazar was named Tournament MVP on the 2010 edition of the Tournament.

Jonathan Toews still holds the all-time points record for the tournament when he put up 36 points in just 7 games back in 2003.  A record that quite likely won’t be broken.  In 2013, Tyler Benson set the “career” points record for the tournament with 40 points combined in 2012 and 2013 surpassing the previous record holder – Michael St. Croix who had 38 in the 2007 and 2008 events.

The Chicago Blackhawks, Colorado Avalanche and Edmonton Oilers are tied with each having 7 players who had played in the tournament.

St. Albert have only won their own tournament ounce back in 1983, led by future NHL sniper and the WHL alltime single season points record holder Rob Brown.

Tournament Preview

Reid – Skybox Grill Division

Team GP W L T OTL PTS GF GA PIM
Rocky Mountain Raiders 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Dallas Stars Elite 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Delta Hockey Academy Wild 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sherwood Park Flyers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Sherwood Park Flyers

The Flyers enter the tournament as a favorite to advance as one of the top 2 teams from the pool to the playoff round.  They currently sit with a 22-2-1 record in the AMBHL north and by far lead the league in goals with 180 and have allowed the fewest at just 42.  The Flyers took part in the highly competitive Rocky Mountain Classic Tournament back in November where they went 3-2-0, losing the final two games which included a loss to the Delta Hockey Academy team 4-2 and JRMT host St. Albert.  However, Sherwood Park enter the tournament healthy with all hands on deck which makes them a dangerous team in all areas.  The Flyers have won 5 in a row, outscoring the opposition 35-10 heading in to the tournament.

Tournament Leaders:

Rocky Mountain Classic  – Ethan Browne (3-6-9), Reece Jackson (3-2-5)

Sherwood Park have 3 players in the top 8 scoring leaders in the AMBHL with Ethan Browne 3rd at 30-28-58, Bryce Bader 6th at 20-32-52 and Carter Chorney at 8th with 22-27-49.  In addition to those 3 players all having 20 goals or more, Brett Wieschorster has netted 25.  A key to the Sherwood Park success is their ability to move the puck very effectively with no weak links on the defensive core.  Led by a pair of top 12 ranked WEHP prospects Jake Lee (9-15-24) (10th overall in western Canada) and Matthew Robertson (3-10-13).  Liam Antoniuk (3-18-21), Jaxsen Wyatt (4-20-24), Kieran Raymond (3-7-10) and 2002 born highly ranked Kaiden Guhle (3-12-15).  Guhle is the younger brother of Dawson Guhle of the PA Raiders while Matthew Robertson is the brother of Edmonton Oil Kings forward Tyler Robertson.

The Flyers have put up 7 league shutouts in 25 games this season.  Ethan Kruger is 6-0-1 with 4 SO and a 1.43GAA and a .917% and his partner Curtis Padberg has gone 16-2-0 with a 1.72 GAA, .918% and 4 SO.  They are aided by that powerful defense though which has allowed an average of under 20 shots-per-game!

Delta Hockey Academy Prep

The pool co-favorites and likely candidates to enter the playoff rounds have proven to be elite once again this season and will be looking to defend their JRMT 2015 title.  Delta Prep also took part in the Rocky Mountain Classic and like their division rival Sherwood Park, they won their first three pool games before losing to Lethbridge 4-2 in the quarter-finals and then defeated Sherwood Park 4-2 to end the tournament out of the medal round.  Delta also had a successful tournament at the recent Pat Quinn Classic over the holidays, placing 2nd after being defeated 5-3 by the Chicago Mission.  In addition to the tournament success the team has had, they also have the highest winning percentage in the CSSHL Bantam Prep division with a 12-2-1 record and also lead in GPG and GA per game.

Tournament Leaders:

Rocky Mountain Classic – Carson Hopwo (3-5-8), Lukas Svejkovsky (3-4-7), Jalen Price (2-5-7)

Pat Quinn Classic – Dylan Cozens (7-3-10), Lukas Svejkosky (4-5-9), D – Nicholas Kent (0-8-8)

Delta don’t really have a player who consistently leads their team offensively but instead rely on a rolling three lines.  The CSSHL team scoring leader is Jalen Price with 8-13-21 in 15 games but 6 forwards have 15 or points or more.  Defensively, Los Angelas born Nicholas Kent leads the offensive attack with 6-7-13.

A key to the success of Delta when facing top teams aside from rolling their lines has been getting top notch goaltending.  Roman Basran and college committed Boston Bilous have been splitting goaltending duties and both have put up great numbers this season.  Both have GAA’s under 3.00 and save percentages well over .900 in the ultra competitive CSSHL.

Rocky Mountain Raiders

The Raiders suffered a huge blow a while back when they lost one of the top players in western Canada to injury and he isn’t expected to return in time for the JRMT either.  Peyton Krebs leads the AMBHL by a long shot with 36-46-82 in 21 games and many WHL scouts view him as the #1 pick for the bantam draft (we have him at #2).  With the absence of Krebs, 2002 born and highly ranked Kyle Crnkovic along with Tarun Fizer will have to lead.  The Raiders currently sit 8 points behind 1st place Lethbridge in the Ram South of the AMBHL with a record of 18-7-3 and have scored the 2nd most goals in the entire AMBHL with 154 but are in the bottom third of the league in goals against with 102.  The Raiders took part in the Rocky Mountain classic in November, finishing 4th by losing the bronze medal game to St. Albert 4-2.  They were able to take down Lethbridge though in a preliminary game 4-2.

Tournament Leaders:

Rocky Mountain Classic – Peyton Krebs (6-7-13), Jaevon Buschlen (8-2-10), Kyle Crnkovic (4-2-6)

As mentioned above, the loss of Krebs really hurts.  Kyle Crnkovic is 2nd in the AMBHL in goals with 32 and 4th in points with 56 and he along with Tarun Fizer (who has really come on lately) and now has 25-20-45 will have to carry the brunt of the load along with Buschlen who had a successful tournament earlier this year and has over a PPG to his credit so far in league action.  Majhid Kaddoura leads the defensive attack along with AMBHL allstar Ryan Conroy and Connor Bertamini.  In goal, both 2002 born Jackson Berry and Ethan Rycroft have save percentages of just .877 and .868 respectively and that will have to improve if they are to hope to upset one of the top two teams in the pool who are both deep in all areas.

Dallas Stars Elite

The Dallas Stars Elite have a 21-17-3 combined record this season and accordingly to myrankings.com, they are the 24th ranked team for 2001 born teams in the USA.  In the USA Tier 1 elite league, they are 6-7-2 which is the 2nd best record of the western USA teams behind the powerful Colorado Thunderbirds who are 8-1-1.  The Stars appeard in the Canam Super Series and faced some Canadian teams – going 2-2-1 and not really threatening the top squads.

The Stars have several high end players to watch such as; Chase Yoder who leads the team scoring this year with 21-26-47 in 41 games.  WEHP ranked players to watch are Will Ottwell (19-17-36), PJ Fletcher (13-19-32), Dawson Bradford (12-15-27), Phil Griebenow (11-15-26) and D – Reid Schafer (6-16-22) along with goalie Colin Myers who has a 2.60 GAA and 4 SO.

Reid – Kal-Tire Division

Team GP W L T OTL PTS GF GA PIM
North Shore Winter Club Hawks 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
St. Albert Sabres 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Los Angeles Jr. Kings 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Notre Dame Hounds 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Notre Dame Hounds

The Hounds always come into each season as a bit of an unknown as they are the only Western Canada team who draws players from all over Canada which this season includes several from the Maritimes.  This season has been one of the most successful for the Hounds in recent years though.  They have a sparkling 23-2-1 record playing in the South Sask Midget AA League against players who are sometimes 3 years older than them.  They also have participating in one major tournament in Western Canada at the Rocky Mountain Classic where they finished 2nd, losing the gold medal game against the Lethbridge Golden Hawks 4-2.  They had key wins against Yale and Rocky Mountain Raiders by scores of 5-4 in both games to get to that final.  They had a set back of 4-2 to Sherwood Park in the same tournament.

Tournament Leaders:

Rocky Mountain Classic – Kyle Petten (7-7-14), Jaydon Dureau (6-6-12), D – Quinn Schmiemann (0-7-7)

The Hounds are led in Midget AA regular season scoring by Luke Mylymok (19-24-43) in 26 games, followed by Reece Newkirk (12-25-37), Edge Lambert (15-17-32), Matt Culling (15-15-30) and PEI’s Brad Morrissey (17-11-28).  Howewer, the Hounds do roll 3 lines and can at times come at you in waves with good strong depth through the lineup.  Quinn Schmiemann, the brother of Domenic Schmiemann leads the defense core with 7-13-20 as well as he was one of the top scoring defenders at the Rocky Mountain Classic.  In goal, a pair of Maritime born defenders lead the way with GAA’s under 2.00 this season.

St. Albert Sabres 

I think this could be the year that St. Albert has had their best chance of ending their 33 year drought of not winning their home tournament.  They are in a very winnable pool that is somewhat wide open where any of the four teams could win it but they have also had a very successful season to this point as well as a Bronze medal from the Rocky Mountain Classic where they defeated Rocky Mountain 4-2.  The Sabres were highly competitive in what was a highly competitive tournament in Calgary at the Rocky Mountain Classic.  They defeated Yale 4-3 and Sherwood Park 5-3 who have both been ranked 1st in western Canada at various points through the year.  They had narrow losses of 2-0 vs. the Bisons and 3-2 vs. the eventual tournament champion Lethbridge Golden Hawks.  In league play, the Sabres are 20-4-5 and sit tied for first place in the AMBHL North, although Sherwood Park does have 4 games in hand.

Tournament Leaders:

Rocky Mountain Classsic – Kye Buchanen (4-2-6), Ryley Morgan (3-3-6), Brady Nicholas (2-3-5)

The Sabres have scored the 4th most goals in the 22 team AMBHL this season with 130 and have also allowed the 4th least with 62.  Like most of the highly ranked and successful teams this season, the Sabres don’t rely on a single player but rather on a balanced 3 line attack.  Blake Sydlowski currently leads the team in points with 18-21-39 while Stuart Dovey leads in goals with 21-13-34.  Brady Nicholas who is a highly ranked prospect for the team has just 9 goals this season but has 26 assists.  Defensively, Justin MacDonald (3-12-15) and 2002 born Michael Benning (4-9-13) lead a deep and capable unit.  Evan Fradette and Ryley Osland have basically split the goaltending duties with Fradette posting a 1.78 GAA with .929% and 5 SO and should get the key starts.

NSWC Winterhawks

The Winterhawks are having a bit of a down year for the first year in many.  They do have a pretty good 19-3-0 record in the PCAHA this year with 87GF and 26GA but the competition level isn’t what it used to be since the CSSHL has taken off, which has led to many of the top PCAHA players from other teams heading to the Prep and Varsity leagues.  They have lost all 3 games vs. BWC in PCAHA action this year.  NSWC won the bronze medal at the Hockey Hounds tournament this year but the tournament had many weak teams and the most goals NSWC were able to score was 4.  They were 2-2-1 at the Canam Super Series at the start of the season and scored 19 and allowed 20.

Tournament Leaders:

Hockey Hounds Tournament – Zachary Bolton (5-4-9)

The key to any success NSWC are going to have this year will involve strong defensive play from Jayden Lee, James Darby who are both ranked within the top 3 rounds for the WHL Bantam Draft.  Darby was voted by WHL scouts as the top defenseman at the Hockey Hounds Tournament.  Jackson Keller and Jason Chu are also very capable as well.  Offensively, the team will need to score by committe.  Logan Doust along with Zachary Bolton lead the 2001 veterans but 2002 born trio of Garrett Valk (son of Gary), Cole Shepard (brother of WHL 1st rounder Jackson) and Connor Wetsch will all have to contribute if NSWC hope to pull off some upsets.  Highly ranked goaltender Jesse Makaj will hold the team in games along with the strong top 4 defenseman.

LA Jr. Kings

I think its safe to say much more was to be expected by the Jr. Kings this season.  The team has really struggled to a 14-17-5 record this season which includes a 3-4-3 Tier 1 elite league record as well.  According to myhockeyrankings.com, the Jr. Kings are ranked 38th in the USA and falling.  The Jr. Kings participated in the recent Pat Quinn Classic Tournament over the holidays and posted a 2-3-0 mark but results were all over the map for them.  They began the tournament by getting slammed by Yale Hockey Academy 10-0 and also lost to BWC Bruins 5-1.  They got by San Jose and OHA in the preliminary round with narrow wins.  They also turned things around later in the tournament with a 2-1 upset win over BWC but then fell 3-0 to Delta Hockey Academy Prep and a 7-2 loss to Lethbridge.

Tournament Leaders:

Pat Quinn Classic – Caden Creasy (6-3-9), 2002 Sahlil Panwar (4-2-6), Hunter Campbell (2-4-6).

The JR. Kings do have some notable high end western USA prospects to watch and who will be key for any success the team may have.  Highly regarded Goalie Dustin Wolf is though to be the top goalie in the Western USA but has been a bit up and down to this point.  Jayden Price and Seattle’s Hunter Campbell lead the 2001 age group while 2002 born Sahlil Panwar has some high end ability.  Defensively, Cole Weinger is the brother of currently WHL’er Even Weinger and Jack Blake is the son of former NHLer Rob Blake and both have some ability.

Iginla – C2 Homes Division

Team GP W L T OTL PTS GF GA PIM
Pursuit of Excellence 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Burnaby Winter Club Bruins  0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
SSAC Lions 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Colorado Thunderbirds 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

BWC Bruins

The Bruins have absolutely dominated the PCAHA this season to a tune of a 22-0-0 record with 162GF and just 15GA which includes 13 shutouts in the 22 games.  Now, as we mentioned earlier in the NSWC write-up, the PCAHA is watered down so lets look a the tournament action.  Early in the season, BWC was rolling at the Canam Super Series before bowing out to POE 2-1 in the final.  The same happened at the Hockey Hounds Tournament where BWC rolled through until the final, going 5-0-0 but once again lost to POE 3-1.  Then at the Pat Quinn Classic, the Bruins rolled through preliminary action again but lost 2-1 to the LA Jr. Kings in the quarter-finals and were out.  Our feeling is that BWC will be playing with a huge chip on their shoulder at the JRMT.

Tournament Leaders:

Hockey Hounds Tournament – Sasha Mutala (14-3-17), Henry Rybinski (3-7-10), Massimo Rizzo (4-5-9)

Pat Quinn Tournament – Massimo Rizzo (5-4-9), Ryan Denney (3-3-6), Josh O’Keefe (2-3-5)

The Bruins play a game with superb structure which lead to many offensive chances for them.  Top 5 overall ranked prospect Sasha Mutala has the ability to light the lamp more than any prospect in Western Canada and is a MVP caliber player.  Massimo Rizzo consistently brings his game to the rink every night while Henry Rybinski, Elen Bar-Lev-Wise, Ryan Denney and Josh O’keefe give the team big time offensive depth.  Defensively, Alek Sekunda is a prospect who is really starting to come in to his own and anchors a strong unit along with fellow 2001 born Juliano Santalucia who provides an offensive flare.  2002 born prospects Vincent Iorio and Ryan Helliwell both have a good chance at being first rounders in the 2017 WHL Bantam Draft.  In goal, Kaedan Lane and Koen MacInnis (2002 born) are both good goalies but sometimes don’t see a lot of action.

Colorado Thunderbirds

The top team of the three western USA teams attending the tournament is no doubt the Colorado Thunderbirds.  According to myhockeyrankings.com, the Thunderbirds are the 9th ranked team in the entire country with a 29-6-5 record, scoring 155 and allowing 62.  The only action the Thunderbirds have had this season are a pair of games against the Edge Bantam Prep team where they defeated them both times by scores of  3-2 and 4-2.  The Thunderbirds enter the JRMT on a 9 game winning streak where they have outscored the opposition 47-9.  There only losses of the season have come to top ranked Shattuck St. Mary’s (3 times), 13th ranked Chicago Young Americans, 22nd ranked Oakland Jr. Grizzlies 2-1.

The Thunderbirds have rolled to a 8-1-1 record in the Tier 1 elite league this year.  The team is led up from the Sandoval brothers Lucas and Domenic as well as Killian Kiecker-Olson and Brady Berlin who are all above a PPG this year and nearly 2 PPG.  The defensive unit are small for the most part aside from 6’0 John Driscoll but are very good skaters and move the puck to the talented forwards fast and efficiently.  In goal, both Max Gould and Cal Sundquist both have GAA’s in the 1.50 range and save percentages above .930.  Solid team.

Pursuit of Excellence

It is extremely hard to rank a team like POE 3rd in their own division seeing as they have won the September Canam Super Series as well as the Hockey Hounds Tournament.  In saying that, the competition at the John Reid Memorial Tournament is much much higher and will be at an all new level.  In CSSHL league play, POE are 13-4-3 and are currently 3rd in team win percentage behind both Delta and Yale.  And as mentioned, they won the Canam Super Series with a 2-1 win over BWC in was a bounce back game following a 5-1 preliminary loss to them.  At the Hockey Hounds Tournament, POE rolled to easy wins over Fort SK, Edmonton KC, Colorado Rampage, Lloydminster and Edge (non of whom are in the western Canada top 20 teams) and then beat BWC 3-0 in the final.

Tournament Leaders:

Hockey Hounds Tournament – 2002 Connor McClennon (12-6-18), Kjell Kjemhus (5-10-15), Max Bulawka (8-7-15)

POE are a top heavy offensive team but the top heavy players are extremely elite and very talented.  The above mentioned three also lead them in CSSHL regular season scoring.  Max Bulawka is the league’s scoring leader with 13-30-43 in 20 games.  1st overall ranked 2002 born Connor McClennon is 2nd with 22-16-38 with his 22 goals leading the entire CSSHL.  Kjell Kjemhus is 5th with 11-22-33.  A pair of highly ranked defenseman lead the team both in an offensive way and defensive way with Kirby Proctor and Connor Horning playing upwards of 30 minutes per game.  Proctor was named to the Hockey Hounds Tournament allstar team.  In goal, Brendan Foreman and Geo Wilson have both been good but unspectacular.

Edmonton SSAC

SSAC enter the tournament as an underdog to defeat any of the top 3 teams in the pool but are certainly a capable opponent.  In AMBHL league play, they sit at 16-7-3 which is good enough for 3rd in the 12 team AMBHL north and 7th in the 22 team league.  They have hovered around the 10-13 overall rank in western Canada for much of the year and are definitely a tier below the elite teams.  They took part in one major tournament this year attending the Hockey Hounds Tournament going 2-3-0 with wins against Humboldt and the WPG Warriors and losing to Delta Varsity, BWC 8-2 and Lloydminster.

Tournament Leaders:

Hockey Hounds Tournament – Liam Keeler (2-9-11), Carter Souch (5-4-9), Zafir Rawji (5-2-7)

Almost a mirror image of POE offensively, the Lions are a team who relies on one line.  Like in the Hockey Hounds Tournament where as the Keeler-Souch-Rawji line went, the team went, that’s who it tends to go in the regular season as well.  Liam Keeler is 2nd in AMBHL scoring with 22-40-62, Zafir Rawji is 5th with 27-28-55 and Carter Souch 11th at 27-20-47.  Making their production even more important is the fact several of their depth forwards have been injured and still likely are with Marcus McEachern, Jacob Bodnaruk and depth guy Justin Deeks all hurt.  Defensively, big 6’4 Bryan McAndrews and Connor Hart are solid defenders who lead the group along with promising 2002 born Joel Sexsmith.  Mason Raimundo and Joshua Nespliak have both posted Save percentages under .900%.

Iginla – SVS Group Division

Team GP W L T OTL PTS GF GA PIM
Lethbridge Golden Hawks 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Yale Hockey Academy 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Calgary Bisons 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Winnipeg Monarchs 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Lethbridge Golden Hawks

In a pool where the current 3rd ranked (Lethbridge), 6th ranked (Yale), 7th ranked (Calgary) and the 24-1-0 and top ranked Manitoba team exist, there will be little room for error or a slow start for Lethbridge.  However, the tournament experience and winning the Golden Hawks have proven make them the top ranked team coming out of this pool.  The Golden Hawks won the Rocky Mountain Classic back in November over Notre Dame 4-2 in the final.  They also got by Detla and St. Albert to get there.  At the recent Pat Quinn Tournament, They captured Bronze with a 7-2 win over the LA Jr. Kings after losing to Chicago.  During AMBHL league play, the Golden Hawks have been just as dominate in going 23-3-1 with 154GF and 43GA.  However, what is interesting is that they have 2 of their 3 regular season losses to their pool foe – Calgary Bisons who had Taylor Gauthier shut them down last meeting 1-0.

Tournament Leaders:

Rocky Mountain Classic – Dylan Nevil (5-4-9), Carson Dyck (4-4-8), D- Bowen Byram (4-3-7)

Pat Quinn Classic – 2002 Ridly Greig (3-10-13), Carson Dyck (1-7-8), Ethan Klemen (4-3-7)

Bowen Byram leads his highly skilled Golden Hawks in to this tournament.  Byram by far leads all AMBHL defenseman in scoring with 18-32-50 in 27 games and is on track for one of the top 5 offensive defenseman in history by a AMBHL defenseman.  In doesn’t end there through for them as fellow rearguard Nichlas Draffin is as solid as they come and Tayler Miller has been vastly improving since the start of the season.  They are 3 lines deep offensively led by Carson Dyck with 14-26-40 and highly ranked Dylan Nevil with 15-18-33.  A couple underaged players to watch are 2002 born Ridly Greig who has 9-22-31 and 2003 – 5’11 Zack Stringer who has 11-8-19 in 23 games.  Scout Truman is a tiny and talented 2002 who is averaging near a PPG.  In goals, how about Byron Fancy so far this year, wow!  He has posted a line of: 12-1-0, 1.04GAA, .934% and 2 SO and should see the action should Lethbridge make it to the playoff rounds.

Yale Hockey Academy Prep

Yale entered the season as western Canada’s top ranked team (on paper) but have yet to really put it on together on a consistent basis.  Perhaps this is the tournament where they start to roll the way they are capable of or perhaps they blow hot and cold again.  They are 2nd in the CSSHL with a 13-4-1 and have scored 86GF and allowed just 53.  They have though won 6 of their past 7 league games after a very slow start.  Tournament play has been a disappointment for Yale so far with a defeat to Notre Dame which knocked them out of the running at the Rocky Mountain Classic and then at the Pat Quinn Tournament, they fell 7-4 to a struggling Shawnigan Lake squad and then were eliminated by pool foe Lethbridge 4-1 in the quarter-finals.

Tournament Leaders:

Rocky Mountain Classic – Josh Williams (9-4-13), Ethan Leyh (2-9-11), Harrison Blaisdell (3-3-6)

Pat Quinn Classic – Harrison Blaisdell (6-4-10), Josh Williams (4-2-6), Ethan Leyh (2-2-4)

The offensive attack of Yale largely depends on how hot top 10 ranked western Canada prospects Josh Williams (21-14-35) and Harrison Blaisdell (13-21-34) are.  Ethan Leyh (12-13-25) and Alex Swetlikoff (10-13-23) have also had very good offensive seasons for Yale and are ranked players.  Defensively, the twin towers of 6’4 Austin Herron and 6’4 Jackson Van de Leest are tough to play against while fellow first round ranked prospect Rhett Rhinehart leads the core defensively.  In goal, Alex Rolfe has really bounced back after a slow start and should get the majority of the games in St. Albert.

Calgary Bisons

The Bisons just don’t have the depth up front to be able to knock off the top teams unless Taylor Gauthier can steal a game and he has before!  The Bisons simply don’t get enough credit for the fantastic season they are having but the fact is that they are close to setting a AMBHL record for fewest goals allowed in a season.  Currently, they allowed a stingy 43 goals in 28 games in going a south leading 23-2-3.  Those 49 points lead the entire AMBHL.  The Bisons competed at the Rocky Mountain Classic Tournament and went 4-1-0 after losing their first game 9-2 to Yale.  After that, they allowed just 3 goals and picking up 2 SO in the process.

Tournament Leaders:

Rocky Mountain Classic – D – Zachary Ashton (2-2-4), Nolen Coventry (2-1-3), Cam Sterling (1-2-3)

The Bisons have scored 102 goals this season which is a respectable 7th in the 22 team AMBHL.  19 of those goals have come from its defense core led by Zachary Ashton with 11-20-31.  Ashton sits 2nd in team scoring behind Quinn Olson (brother of Kyle) who has 8-27-35.  Cameron Sterling and Mitchell Watson lead the team in goals with 12 each while 2002 born Ozzy Wiesblatt has chipped in with 10.  Taylor Gauthier is the teams MVP though if its not Ashton so far.  Gauthier has been outstanding again this year after winning goalie of the year in his rookie season.  Gauthier has a 11-1-3, 1.28 GAA and a .947% with 5 SO.  Simply outstanding and the top ranked goalie in the tournament.  How he goes, the Bisons will go at the JRMT.

Winnipeg Monarchs

The Monarchs are a bit of an unknown as to how they will perform this weekend due to the fact they haven’t appeared in any of the major tournaments this season.  An indication could be to look at how the Winnipeg Warriors did at the Rocky Mountain Classic to garner an educated guess as they are fairly close to the 22-1-1 Monarchs and handed the Monarchs their only loss to date.  The Warriors dropped a 3-1 decision to Red Deer, 7-0 to Delta and then defeated the Calgary Northstars 5-4, Royals 6-0 and Leduc 5-2.  So perhaps they do have a shot at defeated Yale or Lethbridge, it is possible.

The Warriors are led by several high end prospects.  Eric Fawkes who is projected to go in the 2nd or 3rd round of the bantam draft leads the team in scoring with 23-28-51, followed by Nakodan Greyeyes with 20-30-50 and the team goal scoring leader Tristan Thompson who has potted 28 goals.  Jonathan Lambos is a top 3 ranked defenseman along with Michael Ladyman and both supply solid defensive play with offence as evidence by Lambos who has 9-21-30 and Ladyman with 3-25-28.  In goal, both Isaac Poulter and Ryland Medwick have a 1.67 GAA this season.

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Weekend Bantam Recap

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As we near the prestigious St. Albert bantam tournament which we all eagerly await this coming Thursday.  St. Albert hosted another key event yesterday with the AMBHL All-star game.  Team South skated away with a convincing 5-1 victory over Team North.

The game was scoreless up until the 2nd period where Carter Burton of Camrose made it 1-0 just over a minute in to the 2nd.  Burton leads his Camrose Red Wings with 11-16-27 this season.  Then Dylan Clark of the Calgary Royals made it 2-0 past the midway point of the 2nd.  Clark leads his Royals team in goals with 12.  South made it 3-0 as Lethbridge’s Carson Dyck scored.  Dyck has 14-26-40 in 25 games and sits 15th in league scoring and 2nd on his team.  Team North then got on the board with Cameron Aucoin of Spruce Grove scoring.  Aucoin leads his Spruce Grove squad with 20-14-34 in 27 games.  Then it was Dylan Clark once again to round out the scoring and give South a 4-1 lead after the 2nd.  In the 3rd, just one goal as Jake Neighbors (2002 born) from Airdrie scored.  Neighbors leads his Airdrie Xtreme team in scoring with 16-12-28 and is one of only two players on the team with more than 10 points this year!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alberta Weekend Highlights

  • Dawson Savage of the South East Hockey Hounds stopped 50/57 shots he faced in a 7-2 Sunday loss.
  • In the absence of injured top 2 overall ranked Peyton Krebs, 2002 born Kyle Crnkovic has taken up the slack and scored 2 goals Sunday in a 5-3 win over Airdrie.  Hassan Akl and especially Tarun Fizer have really stepped up their games as well.  Crnkovic is 2nd in the entire AMBHL in goals with 32 and continues to score without Krebs which says something about his 2017 WHL Bantam Draft Stock.  Fizer has 25 goals which ranks him 7th in the league and his 45 points have him 12th in league scoring and rising fast up our rankings.
  • The Calgary Bisons move to 23-2-3 and now lead the entire AMBHL in points after a 6-2 win against cross-town rival Calgary Northstar Sabres.  Brayden Tracey had a couple points for the Northstar Sabres and has really taken his game to the next level the past month or so.  Speaking of taken his game to the next level, how about D – Zachary Ashton of the Bisons!  He picked up a hat-trick today and has been on fire offensively in recent weeks.  Ozzy Wiesblatt, a 2002 born has turned things up as well for the Bisons.  Wiesblatt has nearly a PPG with 10-10-20 in 23 games this season while Ashton is 2nd to only Bowen Byram in defenseman scoring with 11-20-31 in 28 games.  Ashton has 4-4-8 in his past 5 games.

Saskatchewan Weekend Highlights

  • The Saskatchewan Bantam Playoff structure was released and it will go like this….
  • NORTH DIVISION – TEAMS 1 TO 6 RECEIVE BYE. TEAMS 7 TO 10 PLAY SURVIVOR SERIES. TEAMS RESEEDED WITH 1ST PLAYING LOWEST SEED.
  • SOUTH DIVISION – TEAMS 1 TO 5 RECEIVE BYE, TEAMS 6 TO 11 PLAY SURVIVOR SERIES. TEAMS RESEEDED WITH 1ST PLAYING LOWEST SEED. SEEDING IS BASED ON REGULAR SEASON POINT TOTAL. ALL SERIES ARE BEST OF 3.
  • Logan Barlage continued to own the SBAAHL scoring race on Saturday night with 3-1-4.  Barlage has 41-54-95 in just 22 games and holds a 27 points edge of 2nd place and team-mate Cael Zimmerman.
  • Kyrell Sopotyk picked up a hat-trick on Saturday night in a 8-0 win over Weyburn.  Then he scored a couple more on Saturday.  Sopotyk who has AP’d with the Midget AAA Mintos this season has 22-15-37 to lead Sask Valley.  His 2002 born team-mate Josh Pillar continues his fine rookie season in bantam hockey with nearly a PPG after a 3 point performance.
  • Aaron Toews scored a pair of goals on Saturday and he along with 2002 born Reed Jacobson continue to lead the Swift Current attack.  Towes is an underated hard-working player for the draft.
  • Nolan Meier, a first round ranked goalie picked up his 3rd shutout of the season and holds a sparkling 1.67 GAA.
  • 2002 born and top 5 overall ranked Ethan Ernst had a huge game on Sunday with 3-3-6.  Ernst has 24-16-40 in 21 games.

British Columbia

  • The CSSHL Bantam Prep season continued this weekend with 7 games.  Edge travelled to Vancouver Island to take on Shawnigan Lake for a 5 game set.  After dropping the 1st game, Edge came back to take the final 4.  In game 1, Kash Rasmussen had 1-2-3 and Lucas Foley 2-1-3 for Edge while Shawnigan got a huge 2-3-5 game from Jacob Fraser to propel Shawnigan to the 6-4 win.  Then in game 2, Kash Rasmussen 1-3-4 and Lucas Foley with 2-1-3 once again had huge games but this time in a winning 6-4 Edge effort while Shawnigan had 1-1-2 from Jacob Fraser, Sam Huo and Luciano Wilson.  Game 3 saw Edge take it 3-2 with Lucas Foley once again scoring.  In game 4, Lucas Foley had 1-2-3 in the 4-2 win.  Then in game 5, Edge skated away with a 6-3 win led by Kash Rasmussen’s 1-1-2.  Foley had 6-4-10 in the 4 game weekend set giving him 12-6-18 in 18 games for the big 6’3 201lbs forward.  Rasmussen leads the team in scoring with 6-22-28.
  • OHA hosted Yale for a pair of games to which the teams each won once.  OHA took the first game in a Shootout 3-2.  Josh Williams assisted on both Yale goals while OHA got 1-1-2 from Connor Bouchard which also included a Shootout goal.  In game 2, Yale won 3-1.  Josh Williams scored both Yale goals.  Williams sits 3rd in CSSHL Bantam Prep scoring with 35 points just behind 2002 born Connor McClennon and Max Bulawka – both of POE.  Cole Schwebius stopped 39/42 shots for OHA after stopped 46/48 the night before.
  • In the PCAHA, BWC Bruins have run their overall record with balancing and league play to 22-0-0 after a pair of weekend wins over Hollyburn and Seattle in outscoring them 10-1.  They have shutouts in 10 of their past 17 league games and have outscored their opponents so far this year 165-17.
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WEHP Release Top 10 Draft Prospects – January

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Top 10 Prospects for the 2016 WHL Bantam Draft

  1. Bowen Byram – Lethbridge Golden Hawks (AMBHL)

Height:  6’0  Weight:  163

Position:  Left Defense

Stats:  26GP 18-30-48 22PIM

Scouts Take:  Draft Projection – Top 3 overall, top 2 defenseman

Assets:  Bowen is everything you could ask for in a defenseman. He is big, strong and can score. His skating is smooth and his transition skating from forward to backwards is fun to watch as he does it with ease. His lateral movement along the blue line in the offensive zone is very good as he can shoot or pass while moving with his head up. He can play in all situations including PP and PK. Bowen has a big shot from the point and uses it often as he can, especially quarterbacking the powerplay. Bowen communicates constantly on the ice and is a very smart player moving the puck out of the defensive zone.

Flaws:   Byram can sometimes get carried away with throwing the body and can take unneccesary penalties. He is a top tier defenseman.

  1. Peyton Krebs – Rocky Mountain Raiders (AMBHL)

Height: 5’10  Weight: 154

Position:  Center

Stats:  21GP 36-46-82 24PIM

Scouts Take:  Draft Projection –  Top 3 overall

Assets: Has all the skill in the world, puck handling is superior compared to everyone else of his age group, protects the puck well and utilizes his teammates with every opportunity.

Flaws:   Sometimes lazy getting back into the defensive zone, takes long shifts. Krebs needs to make the decision to get off the ice or stay on and play defense when he’s tired. This I believe can be changed. Also, could work a little bit more on his release to be a top goal scorer in the WHL.

  1. Kaedan Korczak (left) – Yorkton Raw Tec Maulers (SMAAAHL)

Height:  6’1  Weight:  162

Position:  Right Defense

Stats:  29GP 2-8-10 22PIM

Scouts Take:  Draft Projection – Top 5 overall

Assets: Playing Midget AAA as an underage and arguably one of the best D-men on one of the more talented teams in SMAAHL. Outstanding skills and plays tough even though playing against players much older. Sees the ice and anticipates the play exceptionally well. Definitely a 1st round draft pick and will likely be the 1st D-man drafted

Flaws:  We see no obvious weaknesses, this kid has all the tools and has demonstrated he can play against older players – something he will face in WHL.

  1. Sasha Mutala – BWC Bruins (PCAHA)

Height:  6’0  Weight:  175

Position:  Forward

Stats:  NA

Scouts Take:  Draft Projection – Top 5 overall

Assets:  High end offensive player and goal scorer.  A very fluid skater with the ability to blow by defenders.  Puck-handling is well above average and well on, his shot is a deadly weapon.

Flaws:  Sometimes plays with a bit of tunnel vision, lacking some hockey sense.  Could share the puck more but carries the BWC Bruins almost every night.

  1. Kirby Dach – Fort Saskatchewan Rangers (AMHL)

Height:  6’1  Weight 160

Position:  Wing

Stats:  27GP 10-15-25 8PIM

Scouts Take:  Draft Projection – Top 5 overall

Assets:  An ultra-talented play maker who has really elevated his game in recent months.  Plays hard and displays good vision and skill.  Can slow down the pace of the game to buy himself time to make plays.

Flaws:  His skating was a concern and is still a work in progress and needs to really develop his play away from the puck.

  1. Logan Barlage – Humboldt Broncos (SBAAHL)

Height:  6’3  Weight: 190

Position:  Center/Left Wing

Stats:  20GP 38-53-91 30PIM

Scouts Take:  Draft Projection – Top 10 Overall

Assets: Big, smart well rounded hockey player.  Very strong Hockey IQ.  Powerful presence on the ice with his size and strength.  Very accurate and smart shot along with a deep understanding of the game.  He will and has the ability to play a physical game but often does not have to as most of the players in the league do not challenge him and prefer to stick check him if they can.  Very strong on face-offs and does move the puck to his wingers if they have the opening or can get open.  If he can get going and finds some room up ice, very difficult to stop and a D Men only real chance to use angles and stick checking technique to separate the puck.  If his line gets cycling down low, they are too much to handle for most of the defense in the league and often create a scoring chance or the puck ends up in the back of the net for Humboldt.

Flaws:   Not very many.  Sometimes his skating technique gets evaluated from Scouts.  It is difficult for a 6’3 teenager to have the leg strength needed to stay in a crouch position the entire amount of time in a shift. As he matures and grows and continues to train, quickness and agility will follow in his skating movements.

  1. Josh Williams – Yale Hockey Academy Prep (CSSHL)

Height:  6’1  Weight:  171

Position:  Forward

Stats:  16GP 19-12-31 4PIM

Scouts Take:  Draft Projection – Top 10 overall

Assets:  One of the purest goal scorers available for the draft and a constant threat.  Good hockey sense and good balance.  A finesse player.

Flaws:  Could stand to get more involved and use his size more to his advantage.  Sometimes will shy away from the physical play when an available play is there for the taking.

 

  1. Harrison Blaisdell – Yale Hockey Academy Prep (CSSHL)

Height:  5’10  Weight:  170

Position:  Forward

Scouts Take:  Draft Projection – 1st Round

Assets:  Hard working forward with good leadership qualities.  Has the ability to be a dynamic power forward and hard to handle down low.

Flaws:  Needs to take his game to the next level.  No real glaring flaw other than adapting a willingness to bring his game consistently.

                                    

  1. Trent Miner – Brandon Wheat Kings (WPG AAA)

Height:  6’0  Weight:  171

Position:  Goaltender

Stats:  14-2-0, 1.19GAA and 5 SO

Scouts Take:  Draft Projection – 1st Round, Top 3 Goalie

Assets: Very strong presence in the nets for Brandon.  Large body covers lots of the net and uses angles very well to take away most of the openings as the opposition comes down the wings.  Rebounds did not exist much and his focus and readiness for each play in his own zone was impressive.

Flaws:   Playing for a strong team does not always give you a chance to shop lots of shots.  Would like to see him when his team gets pressured a bit and he has to stop 45 a game.

  1. Jake Lee – Sherwood Park Flyers (AMBHL)

Height:  6’1  Weight:  175

Position:  Defense

Stats:  25GP 9-15-24 16PIM

Scouts Take:  Draft Projection – 1st round

Assets:  Superb two-way defenseman with well above average skating skills (powerful) and defensive positioning.  Great size.

Flaws:  Sometimes tries to do too much in the offensive zone, instead of playing more smart, resulting in getting caught against top level teams.

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January 4, 2016 Newsletter is ready!

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Good Morning and Happy New Year!
 
Rankings
– Top 230 for the 2001 born age class.  Identify List Released for 2nd half.
– Top 140 for the 2002 born age class.  Identify List Released for 2nd half.
– Top 45 for the 2003 born age class.  65 new players added to Identify List.

– Western USA Top 50 – 2001 Born – Completely updated as of Jan 3, 2016.

Tournament Reviews

Complete KIBIHT and Pat Quinn Tournament reviews.  Rankings are reflective of the tournaments in all age groups.

Interviews
We interview 5 top prospects from around Western Canada. Interviewed is the the top prospect from BC.  One of the top defenseman from Manitoba.  The top 2002 born Saskatchewan prospect and others.
Scouting Reports
Once again15 full scouting reports are included.
**Western Canada Top 20 Teams and Full 15/16 Listings and dates.  Strength of schedule and tournament play all taken in to account.
best regards,
 
Tyler Neisz
Western Elite Hockey Prospects

 

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2001 Ranked Players AP at Macs Midget Tournament

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Several of the top 2001 born players had a chance to AP at the prestigious Macs Midget AAA Tournament which just finished up this evening with the Calgary Flames defeating the Lloydminster Bobcats in what was a recap of the 2014 AMBHL league final.  That year it was the Heat sweeping the Flames in three straight games but this time it was the Flames getting some revenge with a 2-1 win and a GWG from Linden Babcock in the third period.

The 2001 Born Players who Played

F – Aiden Bulych – Yorkton Maulers

  • Bulych is ranked in our top three rounds currently and is the brother of 2nd round Vancouver Giants pick D – Kaleb Bulych.  Bulych picked up 0-3-3 in 4 games, which placed him 2nd in tournament team scoring.  Currently this year, Bulych leads his bantam team from Yorkton in scoring with 16-20-36 in 21 games and displays a strong 2-way game as well.

D – Kaedan Korczak – Yorkton Maulers

  • Kaedan has played the entire season in the SMAAAHL league and has displayed enough to warrant a top 5 overall ranking in western Canada.  Kaedan is a phenominal skater with decent offensive skill.  He was held pointless in 4 games but was steady and one of the better Yorkton rearguards at the Macs.  Kaedan has 2-8-10 in 28 games for his Midget team, placing him 2nd in team defenseman scoring.

D – Adam Herold – Moose Jaw Generals

  • Adam is one of the highest ranked defenseman from Saskatchewan for the WHL Bantam Draft.  Adam see’s loads of ice time on a Balgonie Prairie Storm team who is uncharacteristically struggling this year.  He picked up 1 assist in 2 games at the Macs.  This year with the Prairie Storm, he is 2nd on his team in scoring with 6-9-15 in 16 games with 55 penalty minutes.  Herold has a good chance at being a top 2-3 round selection in May.

D – Nolan Jones – Moose Jaw Generals

  • Nolan is the highest scoring defenseman by far in the SBAAHL and plays more of a hybrid game.  He has good size but will need to work on his skating to excel beyond the Midget game.  Jones got in to 1 game at the Macs and was held pointless.  In the SBAAHL with his Moose Jaw team, he is lighting it up with 16-13-29 in 19 games with 72 PIMS.

F – Logan Barlage – Prince Albert Mintos

  • Much has been made about Logan’s scoring antics in recent years.  His 274 points in peewee and this year leading the SBAAHL league by far with 35-46-81 in only 18 games which is 27 more than his team-mate Cael Zimmerman.  Logan again found away to put up points at the Macs with 1-2-3 in 3 games.

F – Kyrell Sopotyk – Prince Albert Mintos

  • Made the trip as an AP but didn’t see any action.  Kyrell is a smallish type player at 5’7 but plays a smart game and has got a taste of Midget AAA action picking up 1-1-2 in 1 game.  In the SBAAHL, he has 15-12-27 in 19 games which places him 17th in league scoring.

D – Braden Schneider – Prince Albert Mintos

  • The Mintos brought along hometown star defenseman Braden Schneider but he didn’t get in to a game either.  Some WHL scouts have Braden ranked as a 1st rounder, we have him as a 2nd rounder currently.  Plays a tough, complete game.  He has got in to 2 games with the Mintos this year, picking up 1 assist.  With his bantam squad, he has 5-9-14 in 19 games with 18 PIMS.

D – Jason Chu – Vancouver NE Chiefs

  • Jason was brought along but didn’t play.  He plays this season with the bantam NSWC Winterhawks.  A good player who could go in the mid rounds.

 

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Pat Quinn Tournament Recap – Japan’s Iguchi and Chicago’s Toporowski turn heads!

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The Pat Quinn Classic (formally the Burnaby Holiday Classic) wrapped up yesterday with the BWC Bruins taking the Peewee AAA Elite crown and the Kelowna Jr. Rockets the Bantam AAA while the Chicago Mission taking home the Bantam AAA Elite crown.

pat quinn champions

In the Bantam AAA Elite division the Chicago Mission went a perfect 6-0-0 en route to the tournament title which included playoff wins of 7-3 over Shawnigan Lake, a 5-4 win over the Lethbridge Golden Hawks in the semi-finals and then a 5-3 win over Delta Academy Prep in the final.

The Mission were led by a potential 1st round WHL selection in Luke Toporowski who with linemates Pierce Stastney and Centerman Owen Lindmark.  Luke is always moving his feet and worked hard for his tournament leading 8-5-13 (Lindmark had 7-6-13), he drives the net very hard and isn’t afraid to muck it up and get to dirty areas.  At 5’10, Luke probably has a few more inches of growth ahead yet as well.  His father (Kerry) is 6’2 and Uncle Shane is 6’3 while his 17 year old brother Jake is 6’1 and a member of the Spokane Chiefs.  Both of his dad and his Uncle were NHL picks.  Several scouts in attendance from the WHL teams feel Jake is in the same caliber of the WEHP current top 5 picks like Peyton Krebs, Sasha Mutala, Kirby Dach and Logan Barlage.

In the Bantam AAA event, it was the Kelowna Jr. Rockets defeating the Seafair Islanders 3-1 in the championship game, led by Will Reimer and his 2 goals and strong play between the pipes by big 6’4 170lbs Kaleb McEachern.  McEachern is currently ranked to go somewhere in the mid rounds of the bantam draft in our latest rankings.  The Jr. Rockets went 3-1-0 in preliminary play with the lone loss coming to Seafair 6-3 in their first game of the tournament.  In the quarter-finals, they got by BWC A2 7-4, then defeated the Phoenix Jr. Coyotes 6-3 to get to the final.

Kaden Meszaros (3-11-14) of the Jr. Rockets finished in a 3-way tie atop the scoring race along with top 3 -2002 born prospect Justin Sourdif (10-4-14) of Delta Varsity and Justin Scott (9-5-14) of BWC A2.  Kelowna’s Blaine Worthing finished tied with Sourdif in goals with 10 to lead the pack.

In the Peewee AAA Elite event, the BWC Bruins who are 17-3-0 in PCAHA flight 1 were crowned champions.  They went 2-1-0 in the round robin portion with a 10-1 win over Cowichan Valley, a 6-3 win over Japan and then falling to NSWC 3-1.  Believe it or not, NSWC are just 4-12-4 in PCAHA Flight 1!  In the knockout round, they got by Juan de Fuca 4-1 in the quarters before hammering Japan 8-0 in the semi-finals and then the win over Logan Stankhoven and Kamloops 2-1 in the final.

The final featured two of BC’s highest 2003 WEHP ranked players in Trevor Wong (BWC) and Logan Stankhoven (Kamloops).  Both players are currently ranked in the top 4 overall.  Stankhoven finished 3rd in tournament scoring with 10-7-17 in 6 games while Wong was 4th with 8-5-13 in 6 games.  Wong’s team-mate and another player who is in the initial identify list Tyler Schweitzer had 3-7-10 and Emmett McHardy picked up 3-5-8.

A major story from the Peewee group was the team from Japan and more specifically Asian phenom Aito Iguchi.  If you remember a couple years ago, we did a bit of story on Iguchi who became a bit of a youtube sensation with his moves which he displayed at a young age.  It is clear now that should Iguchi make the move over to North American to one of the Bantam Prep schools (rumored) that he could be a player to pay special attention to!  Iguchi led the tournament in scoring with 15-8-23 in just 5 games.  Included was a 7 goal game in a 14-3 win over Cowichan Valley and a 7 point game vs. Seafair.  His linemate Yusako Ando had 13-9-22.

Here is some video on Iguchi

Tournament All-Stars

pat quinn allstars

Bantam AAA Elite

Top Scorer – Jake Toporowski – Chicago Mission

Top Defenseman – Bowen Byram – Lethbridge Golden Hawks

Top Goaltender – Dustin Wolf – LA Jr. Kings

MVP – Owen Lindmark – Chicago Mission

 

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Pat Quinn Tournament – Day 1 Recap

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The Pat Quinn Classic enters Day 2 with a few interesting story lines developing and some top notch performances as well in all three divisions from the Bantam AAA Elite down to the Peewee AAA Elite levels.

Bantam AAA Elite

Pool A

Chicago Mission 2-0-0

  • The Mission lead Pool A after a pair of wins over a pair of the two top teams in western Canada.  First, they defeated the Lethbridge Golden Hawks 5-2 and then skating by the Delta Hockey Academy Prep team 6-2.  In game 1, Kyle Schroeder, Owen Lindmark, Hunter Weiss and Dylan Davies each picked up 1-1-2 in the win.  Lindmark is currently 4th in the USA High Performance League in scoring with 23 points in 17 games. In goal, Luke Greenwood stopped 14/16 shots he faced.  In the 2nd game, Luke Toporowski paced the attack with 2-1-3 while Owen Lindmark and Johnny Johnson each had 1-1-2.  Toporowski leads the USA High Performance League in goals with 19 in 17 games.  Jackson Bernard had the win in goal.

OHA 1-1-0

  • Game 1 – Connor Bouchard, Ben McCartney each had 1-1-2 to lead OHA to a 5-0 win over Team Alaska.  OHA had goals from 5 different players.  Cole Schwebius stopped all 15 shots he faced for the shutout.
  • Game 2 – Jaden Senkoe scored both markers in a 6-2 loss to Lethbridge.

Delta Hockey Academy 1-1-0

  • Game 1 – Keegan Craik (2-1-3), Dylan Cozens (2-1-3) and Lukas Svejkovsky (2-0-2) all score twice in a 7-0 win over Juan de Fuca.  D – Nicholas Kent who hails from Los Angelas had 3 assists.  Boston Bilous who is a college committ got the win in goal.
  • Game 2 – D – Tyler Price (2-0-2) scored both goals in a 6-2 loss to the Chicago Mission.  Boston Bilous the loss in goal.

Lethbridge Golden Hawks 1-1-0

  • Game 1 – D – Nic Draffin and 2003 born Zack Stringer each scored in a 5-2 loss to the Chicago Mission.  Byron Fancy stopped 31/36.  Carson Dyck received a 5 minute kneeing major in the contest.
  • Game 2 – Lethbridge had a nice bounce back game in the late contest with a 6-2 win over OHA.  They got goals from 6 different players which included Zack Stringer scoring his 2nd of the tournament.  Carson Dyck played and picked up 4 assists.  Carl Tetachuk the win in goal.

Juan de Fuca Grizzlies 1-1-0

  • Game 1 – Shutout 7-0 vs. Delta Prep
  • Game 2 – The Grizzlies bounce back with a 3-1 victory over Team Alaska in a battle of 0-1-0 teams.  2002 1st overall ranked prospect Payton Mount had 1-1-2 as did Sean Ramsay.  Dylan Garland stopped 28/29.

Team Alaska 0-2-0

  • Game 1 – Shutout 5-0 vs. OHA with Teddy Stevens II stopping 32/37.
  • Game 2 – A 3-1 loss vs. Juan de Fuca with Teddy Stevens II stopping 30/33 and Jaron Ketterman scoring the teams first goal of the tournament.

Pool B

Yale Hockey Academy Prep 2-0-0

  • Game 1 – Huge opening 10-0 win over a decent LA Jr. Kings team.  Top 10 western Canada ranked prospect Josh Williams paced the attack with a hat-trick!  His linemate Harrison Blaisdell 2-2-4, Nick Amsler 1-2-3 and Gage Goncalves 1-1-2.  In goal, Alex Rolfe had the win.
  • Game 2 – Yale move to 2-0-0 after a 5-2 win over Shawnigan Lake.  Harrison Blaisdell continues his Blazing (sorry had to go there!) start with his 2nd straight 4 point game picking up 3-1-4.  Blake Wood stopped 12/14 for the win.

BWC Bruins 2-0-0

  • Game 1 – Elan Bar-Lev-Wise and Massimo Rizzo each pick up 2 goals in a BWC 5-1 win.  Ryan Denney had 3 assists and top 3 overall ranked Sasha Mutala had 1-1-2.  Kaeden Lane the win in goal.
  • Game 2 – BWC come from behind in the 3rd period for a narrow 3-2 win over Notre Dame.  2002 born first round ranked Kyler Kovich with 2 goals.  Kaeden Lane once again with the win in goal.  Sasha Mutala was held pointless.

Notre Dame Hounds 1-1-0

  • Game 1 – Notre Dame start the tournament off with a big 7-1 win over the San Jose Jr. Sharks.  Reece Newkirk picked up a hat-trick!  Jaydon Dureau with 1-1-2 while D – Quinn Schmiemann and Cordel Larson each had a pair of helpers.
  • Game 2 – Notre Dame drop a 3-2 decision to BWC.  Reece Newkirk scored his 4th goal in 2 games and Luke Mylymok also scored.

LA Jr. Kings 1-1-0

  • Game 1 – Jr. Kings get shell shocked in game 1 by a score of 10-0 vs. Yale.
  • Game 2 – They bounce back with a 6-4 win over California rival San Jose Jr. Sharks.  Washington State’s Hunter Campbell picked up 2 goals as did Caden Creasy.  Sahil Panwar had 1-1-2.  Ronan Mobley stopped 21/25 shots for the win.

Shawnigan Lake 0-2-0

  • Game 1 – A 5-1 loss to BWC Bruins.  Jacob Fraser  the lone goal and 2002 born Campbell Arnold the loss in goal.
  • Game 2 – A 5-2 loss to Yale.  Ty Brant and Caleb Parkhouse with the goals.  Campbell Arnold once again the loss.

San Jose Jr. Sharks 0-2-0

  • Game 1 – A 7-1 loss to Notre Dame Hounds.  Sean Sweeney the lone goal.
  • Game 2 – A 6-4 loss to the LA Jr. Kings.  Barak Braslavski and Jarrett Overland each with 1-1-2.

Bantam AAA Division Overview

The 14 team Bantam AAA Division has four teams have completed Day 1 of the tournament with 2-0-0 records and lead the pack.  The Delta Hockey Academy Varsity, Cloverdale Colts, Phoenix Jr. Coyotes and Seattle Sno-Kings are all perfect.  Kaidan Johnson – BWC (5-1-6) and Justin Scott – BWC (4-2-6) lead in scoring thus far.  Craig Shouton – Cloverdale is tied for the tournament lead in the division in goals with 5.

Hat-Tricks

  • Craig Shouton (Cloverdale) vs. Peninsula
  • Dillon Maher (Seafair) vs. Kelowna
  • Chase Heslop (Nanaimo) vs. Burnaby
  • Brendan Rogers (Nanaimo) vs. Burnaby
  • Kaidan Johnson (Burnaby) vs. Nanaimo
  • Blaine Worthing (Kelowna) vs. Anaheim

 

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Pat Quinn Classic Tournament Underway! Day 1

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Bantam Elite Division

12:30 – Team Alaska 0 vs. OHA Prep 5…..FINAL

12:30 – Notre Dame Hounds 7  vs. San Jose Jr. Sharks 1…FINAL

12:30 – LA Jr. Kings  0 Yale Hockey Academy Prep 10….FINAL

10:15 – Lethbridge Golden Hawks 2 vs. Chicago Mission 5…FINAL

10:15 – Delta Hockey Academy Prep 7  Juan de Fuca Grizzlies 0 FINAL

10:15 – Shawinigan Lake 1 vs. BWC Bruins 5  FINAL

 

Bantam AAA Division

Delta Hockey Academy Varsity 5 – Ridge Meadows Rustlers 0

Phoenix Jr. Coyotes 2 – OHA Varsity 1

BWC Bruins B2 5 – Langley Eagles 6

Seattle Sno Kings 10 – Anaheim Jr. Ducks B2 0

Cloverdale Colts 5 – Pennisula Eagles 0

Coming up

10:15 – Seafair Islanders 6 vs. Kelowna Jr. Rockets 3… FINAL

12:30 – Nanaimo Clippers 9 vs. Burnaby Bulldogs 7…FINAL

 

Peewee AAA Elite Division

10:15 – Cowichan Valley Capitals 1 vs. BWC Bruins 10  FINAL

12:00 – Juan de Fuca Grizzlies vs. Kamloops Jr. Blazers

2:45 – Japan Sumurai vs. NSWC Winterhawks

4:30 – Langley Eagles vs. Seafair Islanders

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December 21, 2015 Newsletter is ready

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**We have now added a Previous Ranking column so you can see how much a player has moved.  Expect lots of movement early in the year.
Rankings
** Heights and weights have been updated for all players in the 01 or 02 age groups in Western Canada.  Over 50 new players added to our lists and major movement as well after our early season viewings!
– Top 230 for the 2001 born age class.  Identify List Released for 2nd half.
– Top 140 for the 2002 born age class.  Identify List Released for 2nd half.
– Top 45 for the 2003 born age class

– Western USA Top 50 – 2001 Born

Interviews
We interview 4 top prospects from around Western Canada. Interviewed is the perhaps the top Defenseman from Western Canada, the top Saskatchewan Defenseman, one of the fastest climbers so far this season and a first nations speedster who is opening up some eyes!
Scouting Reports
Once again15 full scouting reports are included.
**Western Canada Top 20 Teams and Full 15/16 Listings and dates.  Strength of schedule and tournament play all taken in to account.
best regards,
 
Tyler Neisz
Western Elite Hockey Prospects

 

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WEHP Player of the 1st half Poll

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Please go vote on the Western Elite Hockey Prospects player poll on the right side of the web page.  Whoever has the most votes by 4pm CDT on Monday, December 21st will receive a $25.00 gift card from Western Elite Hockey Prospects.

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Congratulations to the Yorkton Terriers – Winners of the PA Tournament!

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The Yorkton Terriers capped off a perfect tournament in defeating the Calgary Northstar Sabres 3-0 in todays final.  The Terriers went a perfect 3-0-0 in round robin play and outscoring the opposition 17-1 in the process.  The quarter-finals saw them out-gun their provincial rival Humboldt Broncos 8-6 and then squeak by the Calgary Royals 4-3 in the semi-finals.

Tournament Final Summary

Yorkton Terriers 3 – Calgary Northstar Sabres 0

1st Period

No scoring

2nd Period

  1.  Yorkton – McIntyre (Vranai)
  2.  Yorkton – McInytre (Korczak)

3rd Period

3.  Yorkton – Korczak

  • Nolan Maier with the shuout

The host Prince Albert Venice House Raiders captured the B Final with a convincing 6-2 victory over the Eastman Selects.  It was a tail of two separate tournaments really for the Raiders as they lost all 3 round robin games before winning all 3 in the consolation side to win.

Tournament All-Star Team

Goalie – Nolan Meier – Yorkton Terriers

  • Nolan entered the tournament as our top ranked goaltender (2nd round).  He certainly has separated himself from the pack in Saskatchewan.

Defence – Raj Sangha – Calgary Northstar Sabres

  • A vocal leader who was solid in all three zones.  Raj was ranked in our 3rd round prior to the tournament but could move up.

Defence – Braden Schneider – PA Venice House Raiders

  • The top defenceman in the tournament in our opinion.  Can skate, has a mean streak, shoot and move the puck well!

Forward – Logan Barlage – Humboldt Broncos

  • Once again lots of points.  Started off the tournament slow but picked it up a bit.

Forward – Zach McIntyre – Yorkton Terriers

  • One of the catalysts on a strong championship Yorkton team.  Easily could’ve went to one of his team mates Aidan Bulych or Kishaun Gervais too.

Forward – Brayden Tracey – Calgary Northstar Sabres

  • Scored many goals and was the key offensive threat for a Calgary team that advanced to the final.
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Yorkton vs. Calgary Northstar Sabres in the PA Tournament Final

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As predicted in the tournament preview, it will be Yorkton vs. the Calgary Northstar Sabres in the final tomorrow at 1:15 pm.

calgary northstars

The Northstar Sabres have had absolutely no trouble in advancing to the final despite being without their starting goalie in Max Johnston, a pair of regular defenseman and a couple key forwards.  They outscored the opposition 25-2 in round robin play which included wins of 4-1 over Humboldt, 13-1 over Moose Jaw and 8-0 over Weyburn.  In the quarter-finals, they rolled over Camrose 9-3 and continued the dominance with a 5-1 win over Lloydminster in this evenings semi-final – capped off with four 3rd period goals.

 

yorkton

The Yorkton Terriers have had similar success with round robin wins of 4-0 over Camrose, 5-0 over West Central and 8-1 over the Winnipeg 2002 Hawks.  The quarter-final match-up pitted them against SBAAHL fellow power house Humboldt which proved to be a fight to the end with Humboldt leading Yorkton 4-3 after the 2nd period.  Yorkton would score 3 unanswered goals in the first half of the 3rd and never looked back sparked by a Kishaun Gervais Hat-trick.  In tonights semi-final, the Terriers got past the surprising Calgary Royals 4-3 with Ethan Evanovich scoring the GWG in the 3rd period.

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PA Bantam AAA Showcase Playoffs Set

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Pool A

Rank Team W L T PTS GF GA +/-
1 Yorkton Terriers 3 0 0 6 17 1 +16
2 Camrose Red Wings 2 1 0 4 13 7 +6
3 West Central Wheat Kings 1 2 0 2 9 13 -4
4 Winnipeg B2 0 3 0 0 2 20 -18

 

Pool B

Rank Team W L T PTS GF GA +/-
1 Calgary Northstar Sabres 3 0 0 6 25 2 +23
2 Humboldt Broncos 2 1 0 4 16 8 +8
3 Weyburn Red Wings 1 2 0 2 11 18 -7
4 Moose Jaw Warriors 0 3 0 0 7 31 -24

 

Pool C

Rank Team W L T PTS GF GA +/-
1 Calgary Royals 2 0 1 5 12 7 +5
2 Balgonie Prairie Storm 2 1 0 4 14 11 +3
3 Eastman Selects 1 1 1 3 12 10 +2
4 PA VH Raiders 0 3 0 0 5 15 -10

 

Pool D

Rank Team W L T PTS GF GA +/-
1 Lloydminster Heat 2 0 1 5 14 9 +5
2 Grand Prairie Storm 1 0 2 4 10 9 +1
3 Estevan Bruins 1 1 1 3 11 10 +1
4 Battlefords Barons 0 3 0 0 8 15 -7

 

Sunday’s Schedule

25 12/13/2015 08:00 AM Art Hauser Centre West Central Wheat Kings Moose Jaw Warriors
26 12/13/2015 08:00 AM Kinsmen Arena Eastman Selects Battleford Barons
27 12/13/2015 08:00 AM Dave G. Steuart Arena Weyburn Crescent Point Wings Winnipeg Hawks
28 12/13/2015 10:30 AM Art Hauser Centre Estevan TS&M Bruins Prince Albert Venice House Raiders
29 12/13/2015 10:30 AM Kinsmen Arena Yorkton Terriers Humboldt Broncos
30 12/13/2015 10:30 AM Dave G. Steuart Arena Calgary Royals Global Bus Lines Storm
31 12/13/2015 01:00 PM Kinsmen Arena Calgary Northstar Sabres Camrose Red Wings
32 12/13/2015 01:00 PM Dave G. Steuart Arena Lloydminster Foremost Heat Prairie Storm
33 12/13/2015 06:00 PM Kinsmen Arena
34 12/13/2015 06:00 PM Dave G. Steuart Arena
35 12/13/2015 08:30 PM Kinsmen Arena
36 12/13/2015 08:30 PM Dave G. Steuart Arena
37 12/14/2015 10:30 AM Dave G. Steuart Arena
38 12/14/2015 01:15 PM Dave G. Steuart Arena

 

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A Couple Long AMBHL Steaks End Tonight

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  • The Calgary Bisons 10 game win streak comes to an end tonight with a 4-2 loss in Edmonton against CAC despite the Bisons holding a 52-8 shots advantage.  Carlos Siso got the start for Calgary and stopped just 5 of 8 shots he faced.
  • The Sherwood Park Flyers had their 16 game win streak snapped tonight with a 6-4 loss to Edmonton SSAC.  This was the first loss of the season for Sherwood Park, who entered today’s action at 18-0-1.  Liam Keeler scored the GWG his 2nd of 2 on the night.  Carter Souch scored his 25th and 26th of the season, placing him 2nd in the league in goals.  SSAC sit 3rd in the division and 3rd in the North with a record of 15-5-1.
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PA Bantam AAA Showcase – Day 1

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Weyburn Red Wings 8 – Moose Jaw Warriors 5

Shayde Peterson scores 4 goals and while 2002 born Ethan Ernst and Braden Birnie each add 2 as the Wings defeat the Warriors.  Peterson has 8 goals in 17 league games while Ernst by far leads the team with 19.  For Moose Jaw, 5 different players scored.

Yorkton Terriers 5 – West Central Wheat Kings 0

Kishaun Gervais scores 2 goals and 2002 born G – Spencer Welke picks up the shutout in the win.  Gervais leads the SBAAHL leading Terriers with 17-15-32 in 18 games.

Estevan Bruins 4 – Battlefords Barons 1

The Bruins get 1-1-2 from Dylan Hull and a goal from its leading scorer in the regular season Mason Strutt in scoring 4 unanswered goals for the win.  Bryson Garton was strong in goal for Estevan early on in this one while Dylan Hull  showed well too.  For the Barons, it was Skylar Olson scoring the lone marker.

Balgonie Prairie Storm 5 – Eastman Selects 4

Rylan Tonge picks up a hat-trick and Brendan Kemp 1-1-2 in the win.  Tonge has just 1 goal and 3 points in 13 SBAAHL this season before going off today. The Eastman Selects got 2-2-4 from 1st round ranked WEHP prospect Justin Svenson.  It was a penalty filled affair with 58 penalty minutes handed out consisting of all minors or double minors.

Camrose Red Wings 6 – Winnipeg Hawks 0

The Camrose Red Wings may have struggled to a 6-13-0 record so far in the AMBHL North but showed no signs of a struggling team in defeating the 2002 born Winnipeg Hawks team.  The Red Wings were paced by Jared Holliday with 2-2-4 and 2002 born Ty Yoder with 2-1-3.  Holliday and Yoder each have 13 pts in 19 AMBHL games.  Holliday with 3 goals in league play.

Calgary Northstar Sabres 4 – Humboldt Broncos 1

One of the top teams in Saskatchewan was no match for the Northstar Sabres today in a 4-1 win.  Logan Barlage was pretty much a non-factor in the game as the Sabres used Eric Van Impe in a shut down role on him.  Four different goal scorers found the net for the Sabres which included a very nice one from the teams scoring leader Brayden Tracey.  Tracey has 19 goals in league play in 18 games.  The Sabres were missing four regulars due to injury as Jonathan Esposito, starting goalie Max Johnston, Kiano Robinson and Adrien Belanger all didn’t dress.

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Prince Albert Venice House AAA Showcase Tournament – This Weekend

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The Prince Albert Venice House AAA Showcase Tournament will get underway this weekend at 1pm Friday CST and run through Monday with the finals.  The tournament features 16 teams divided in to 4 pools.  There is an interesting mix of teams from Saskatchewan (9), Alberta (5) and Manitoba (2).

Pool A

Yorkton Terriers

  • 14-1-3  101GF – 45GA – 1st overall in the SBAAHL
  • Kishaun Gervais (17-15-32), Zach McIntyre (16-14-30), Colby Vranai (16-14-30), Aiden Bulych (13-17-30)
  • G – Nolan Meier – 8-0-1, 1.67GAA, 2SO
  • 4 ranked 2001 born players

KINGPIN:  G – Nolan Meier

Winnipeg Hawks

  • 9-8-1  64GF – 57GA – 3rd in the WPGAAA East Division
  • Mikol Sartor the only player in double digits for goals with 11 and leads team with 22 pts in 18 GP.
  • G – Teo Nocita – 6-5-0, 2.90 GAA
  • 2 ranked 2001 born players

KINGPIN:  F – Mikol Sartor

Camrose Red Wings

  • 6-13-0  56GF – 76GA – 10th place of 12 teams in the AMBHL North and 17th of 22 teams overall.
  • Carton Burton leads the team with 8-11-19 in 18 GP. William Raymond has 10 goals to lead the team.
  • G – 02 Ty Marcinkowski has played 80% of the minutes and has a 5-10-0, 3.98, .896%
  • 1 ranked 2001 born player

KINGPIN:  G – Ty Marcinkowski

West Central Wheat Kings

  • 3-6-6  54GF – 68GA – 9th place in the 10 team SBAAHL North.
  • Casey McDonald leads the team with 15-9-24 in 15 GP.  Tye Scherger (9-9-18) and Troy Joyce (8-7–15).
  • Goalies Hudson Killam and Trey Deobald have split time and both have GAA’s around 4.50.
  • 1 ranked 2001 born player

KINGPIN:  F – Casey McDonald

Pool B

Calgary Northstar Sabres

  • 12-8-0  83GF – 53GA – 4th place in the 9 team AMBHL South and 7th in the 21 team AMBHL.
  • Brayden Tracey leads with 18-9-27.  Blake Stevenson (10-16-26) and Nicholas Porterfield (12-5-17) are both in double digits for goals.
  • Nolan Orzeck (2-14-16), Raj Sangha (3-10-13) and Eric Van Impe (5-7-12) lead the d-core.
  • G – Max Johnston has a 7-1-0, 1.91, .927%
  • 7 ranked 2001 born players.

KINGPIN:  DEFENCE CORE

Humboldt Broncos

  • 10-2-3  102GF – 45GA – 1st place in the 10 team SBAAHL North and 3rd in the 21 team league.
  • Logan Barlage leads the team and league with 26-36-62.  Cael Zimmerman is 2nd in the league with 25-20-45.
  • G – Ryland Pronych is 6-2-2, 2.81.
  • 3 ranked 2001 born players.

KINGPIN:  F – Logan Barlage

Weyburn Red Wings

  • 7-7-3  67GF – 69GA – distant 3rd place in the 11 team SBAAHL South.
  • 2002 born Ethan Ernst by far leads the team in scoring with 19-11-30 in 17 GP.
  • Goalies Kobe Kmita and Matthew Dutchak have .500 records and GAA around 4.00 each.
  • 0 ranked 2001 born players.  Perhaps that will change after the tournament!

KINGPIN:  F – Ethan Ernst

Moose Jaw Warriors

  • 4-9-4  46GF – 68GA – 7th in the 11 team SBAAHL South.
  • Highly ranked D – Nolan Jones leads team with 15-10-25 in 17 GP.  Fellow D – Jeron Kletzel follows (6-13-19).
  • 2002 highly ranked G – Bryan Thomson has a 4-6-4, 3.56.  He has played all but 76 mins this season!
  • 2 ranked 2001 born players.

KINGPIN:  D – Nolan Jones

Pool C

Eastman Selects

  • 7-8-2  64GF – 67 GA – 4th place in the 6 team WPGAAA East Division.
  • 1st round ranked Justin Svenson leads in every category.  16-15-31 and 44 PIMS.  Jesse Mistelbacher (10-11-21) and Dallon Wilton (10-8-18) follow.
  • G – Danton Belluk has a 5-4-0, 3.33 GAA
  • 2 ranked 2001 born prospects.

KINGPIN:  F – Justin Svenson

Prince Albert Venice House Raiders

  • 10-5-1  63GF – 52GA – 3rd place in the 10 team SBAAHL North.
  • 5’0 Ben Zultok leads the team with 10-9-19 in 16GP.
  • G – Carson Schewaga is 7-2-0, 2.30 GAA and 3 SO.
  • 3 ranked 2001 born prospects

KINGPIN:  D – Kyle Schneider

Balgonie Prairie Storm

  • 5-7-1  42GF – 45GA – 8th place in the 11 team SBAAHL South.
  • Brendan Kemp (7-9-16) leads the team in scoring.  Followed by highly ranked D – Adam Herold (5-7-12  51PIM)
  • Goalies Caelan Armstrong and Jordan Muhr have GAA’s of 3.29 and 3.50 respectively.
  • 1 ranked 2001 born prospect

KINGPIN:  D – Adam Herold

Calgary Royals

  • 5-13-3  57GF – 102GA – 7th place in the 9 team AMBHL South.  Allowed the 3rd most goals in the 21 team league.
  • Nathanial Bierd (3-13-16) leads team points.  Dylan Clark (11-3-14) in goals.
  • G – Jack McNaughton has a 3-7-2, 4.53 GAA and a .868%.
  • 1 ranked 2001 born prospect.

KINGPIN:  F – Dylan Clark

Pool D

Estevan Bruins

  • 12-3-4  86GF – 54GA – 2nd place in the 11 team SBAAHL South and 2nd in the 21 team league.
  • Mason Strutt leads the team (19-22-41) and is 4th in league scoring.  Dalton Schrader (16-5-21) and Jake Palmer (14-7-21) follow.
  • Goalies Morgan Wanner (5-2-2, 2.79) and Bryson Garton (7-1-2, 2.89, 1SO) have split duties.
  • 2 ranked 2001 born prospects.

KINGPIN:  F – Mason Strutt

Lloydminster Heat

  • 8-8-4  73GF – 76GA – Tied for 6th in the 12 team AMBHL North.
  • 2002 born F – Jordan Borysiuk by far leads the team with 16-10-26 in 19GP.
  • 2002 born G – Andrei Proctor-Ramirez has a 3-2-0, 2.72 GAA, .921% and 1SO.  Starter and ranked G – Ross Hawryluk has 5-5-3, 3.98 GAA and a .902%.
  • 1 ranked 2001 born prospect.

KINGPIN:  F – Jordan Borysiuk

Grand Peace Athletic Storm

  • 6-14-2  62GF – 102GA – 9th place in the 12 team AMBHL North.
  • Kye Whillans leads with 13-17-30 in 22 GP.  Carter Massier (14-9-23) and Kail Magnussson (9-14-23) follow.
  • 2002 born G – Garen Bjorklund has a 3-5-1, 4.22 GAA and a .895%.
  • 1 ranked 2001 born prospect.

KINGPIN:  F – Kye Whillans

Battlefords Barons

  • 3-10-3  49GF – 78GA – Last place in the 10 team SBAAHL North.  19th overall of 21 teams in the SBAAHL.
  • Luke Fennig leads with 12-3-15 and Linden Bird (suspended) with 11-4-15 and 81PIMS.
  • G – Cam Taylor has a 2-8-2 with a 4.82GAA.
  • 0 ranked 2001 born prospects.

KINGPIN:  Luke Fennig

Tournament Final Prediction:  Calgary Northstar Sabres – Yorkton Terriers

Top 10 Players to Watch

  1.  Logan Barlage – Humboldt Broncos
  2.  Justin Svenson – Eastman Selects
  3.  Cael Zimmerman – Humboldt Broncos
  4.  D – Adam Herold – Balgonie Prairie Storm
  5.  D – Nolan Jones – Moose Jaw Warriors
  6.  D – Braden Schneider – Prince Albert VH Raiders
  7.  Brayden Tracey – Calgary Northstar Sabres
  8.  Mason Strutt – Estevan Bruins
  9.  G – Nolan Meier – Yorkton Terriers
  10.  2002 born Ethan Ernst – Weyburn Red Wings

 

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Sask Valley Vipers Awarded Hosts of the 2017 WCBHC

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The Sask Valley Vipers have been awarded as hosts for the 2017 Western Canada Bantam Hockey Championships.  The Vipers have been a pillar of strength in the SBAAHL in recent years and next year should be much of the same for a team who boast two of the better 2002 born talents up front in the SBAAHL in Josh Pillar and Cohner Saleski.  The Vipers will also get a big influx of players from their Bantam A squad who lead the SMHA league with a 9-0-0 record with 64 GF and 13 GA.

Sask Valley currently sit 4th place in the SBAAHL north with a 9-5-2 record.

This years Western championships will be hosted by the AMBHL scoring leader Peyton Krebs and the Rocky Mountain Raiders.

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December 7, 2015 Newsletter is ready!

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Good Morning;
** Provincial Mid-Season Awards/All-Stars teams announced!
** All player statistics for players in the 2001 and 2002 age groups have been updated to Sunday, December 6th at noon.
**We have now added a Previous Ranking column so you can see how much a player has moved.  Expect lots of movement early in the year.
Rankings
** Heights and weights have been updated for all players in the 01 or 02 age groups in Western Canada.  Over 50 new players added to our lists and major movement as well after our early season viewings!
– Top 230 for the 2001 born age class.  Identify List Released for 2nd half.
– Top 140 for the 2002 born age class.  Identify List Released for 2nd half.
– Top 45 for the 2003 born age class

– Western USA Top 50 – 2001 Born

Interviews
We interview 4 top prospects from around Western Canada.
Scouting Reports
Once again full scouting reports are included. Included are reports from this past weekends CSSHL showcase.
**Western Canada Top 20 Teams and Full 15/16 Listings and dates.  Strength of schedule and tournament play all taken in to account.
best regards,
 
Tyler Neisz
Western Elite Hockey Prospects

 

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CSSHL Showcase Underway

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The CSSHL weekend showcase is underway in Calgary as the Edge Mountaineers play host to the elite Bantam Prep Event.  All 6 teams are taking part in this weekends showcase which got underway last night.

Josh Williams (Langley, BC) and Ethan Leyh (Port Moody) combined for 10 points as the Yale Hockey Academy skated to a 10-2 win over the Edge School for Athletes on Thursday night in Canadian Sport School Hockey League Bantam Prep Division action.

Williams scored four times and added one assist, while Leyh netted three goals and setup two others as Yale (8-4-0) held leads of 2-1 after 20 minutes and 4-1 going into the third period where they would tack on six more.

Sean Donaldson (Vancouver, BC), Carter Anderson (Langley, BC) and Gage Goncalves (Mission, BC) each chipped in with a goal to round out the scoring for Yale.

Zach Okabe (Okotoks, AB) and Tyson Upper (Calgary, AB) provided the offence for Edge (0-8-0), which got 29 saves from Parker Sawka (Cochrane, AB).

Blake Wood (Nanaimo, BC) stopped 20-of-22 shots to earn his fourth win of the season between the pipes for Yale.

Action continues today with three games:

Delta – Edge at 3pm

POE – Shawnigan Lake at 3:15

OHA – Yale at 5:45

League Standings

League Scoring Leaders

DIVISION LEADING PLAYERS NEXT 20 >
PLAYER # P BY TEAM GP G A PTS P/G PPG PPA SHG SHA GW PIM
1 Josh Williams 14 F ’01 Yale 12 14 11 25 2.1 3 0 0 0 1 0
2 Max Bulawka 14 F ’01 Pursuit 13 8 17 25 1.9 0 1 1 1 1 10
3 Kjell Kjemhus 12 F ’01 Pursuit 13 8 15 23 1.8 1 3 1 0 0 24
4 Harrison Blaisdell 12 F ’01 Yale 12 10 11 21 1.8 3 0 0 0 0 4
5 Connor McClennon 4 F ’02 Pursuit 11 10 8 18 1.6 3 0 0 0 2 24
6 Jalen Price 15 F ’01 Delta 11 6 11 17 1.5 0 1 0 0 1 10
7 Alex Swetlikoff 90 F ’01 Yale 12 6 9 15 1.3 0 5 0 0 1 2
8 Lukas Svejkovsky 10 F ’01 Delta 11 2 13 15 1.4 0 2 0 0 0 4
9 Dylan Cozens 18 F ’01 Delta 11 8 6 14 1.3 1 0 0 0 0 6
10 Connor Bouchard 9 F ’01 Okanagan 10 7 7 14 1.4 0 1 1 0 1 10
11 Arshdeep Bains 24 F ’01 Delta 11 9 4 13 1.2 1 0 0 0 1 10
12 Holden Kodak 41 F ’01 Yale 12 6 7 13 1.1 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 Ben McCartney 17 F ’01 Okanagan 10 5 8 13 1.3 0 1 0 0 0 8
14 Keegan Craik 6 F ’01 Delta 11 10 2 12 1.1 1 0 0 0 0 38
15 Ethan Leyh 39 F ’01 Yale 12 5 7 12 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 10
16 Jojo Tanaka-Campbell 11 F ’01 Shawnigan 8 3 9 12 1.5 0 0 1 0 0 4
17 Kash Rasmussen 10 F ’01 Edge 8 1 11 12 1.5 0 6 0 0 0 8
18 Corson Hopwo 7 F ’01 Delta 11 5 6 11 1.0 2 1 0 0 0 18
19 John Lee 10 F ’01 Pursuit 13 3 7 10 0.8 0 2 0 1 0 14
20 Mitchell Brown 5 D ’01 Okanagan 10 2 8 10 1.0 0 2 0 0 0 12
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Bantam Scatter-shooting

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British Columbia

  • The BWC Bruins are absolutely dominating the PCAHA flight 1 division.  In league play, they are 8-0-0 with 44GF – 2GA.  Overall, they are now 16-0-0 with 120GF and just 9 GA.  WOW!!!  They have shutouts in 9 of their past 11 games.
  • In the CSSHL, Delta Hockey Academy Prep are 9-1-1 and just had their 5 game win streak snapped in a overtime loss to POE yesterday.
  • Max Bulawka, a first round ranked WEHP prospect from POE, leads the CSSHL Bantam Prep division in scoring with 8-17-25 in 13 games.  Harrison Blaisdell (Delta), Josh Williams (Delta), Keegan Craik (Delta) and 2002 born Connor McClennon (POE) lead in goals with 10.
  • First overall ranked 2002 born Juan de Fuca product Payton Mount is torching the VIAHA and Division 2 type tournaments in scoring with 31-24-55 in just 16 games!

Alberta

  • The Sherwood Park Flyers are 15-0-1 in the AMBHL Nitro North and have outscored the opposition 112-17!  On track still to shatter the AMBHL record for goals allowed.  The St. Albert Sabres are hanging in still at 13-2-1 in the same division.
  • Interesting to note that in the other North Division in the AMBHL, the leader of the Charger North has a record of 8-9-2 and only one team is sitting at .500 with Lloydminster at 7-7-4.  No team in the division have scored more than they have allowed.
  • The Calgary Bisons are 14-1-2 in the all Calgary Challenger South division.  They have allowed just 28 goals and scored 65.  The 65 goals scored puts them mid pack in the AMBHL but Taylor Gauthier and a strong defense core have made them very tough to beat.
  • The Lethbridge Golden Hawks are coming off a Rocky Mountain Classic Tournament championship and are also dominating the AMBHL south with a record of 17-2-1 and have a league leading 117 goals scored and allowed just 35.
  • Edmonton MLAC are still looking for their first win of the season.  They are 0-18-0 with 24GF and 132GA.
  • Peyton Krebs of Rocky Mountain is running away with the AMBHL scoring race.  Krebs has accumulated 26-38-64 in just 17 games.  Krebs has missed 3 games due to injury this year but is still on track for one of the most productive offensive seasons the league has ever seen.
  • 2002 born and top 5 overall ranked WEHP prospect Kyle Crnkovic is 2nd in AMBHL goals with 24.
  • D – Bowen Byram who is top 3 ranked overall, leads all defenseman by far with 16-22-38 in 20 games.  The 38 points is exactly twice the amount of Zachary Ashton who sits 2nd with 19.  Byram also sits tied for 1st in PPG with 7.
  • Goalies Curtis Padberg (Sherwood Park) is 10-0-0 with a 1.00 GAA and a .948% with 4 SO while Byron Fancy (Lethbridge) is 11-0-0 with a .95GAA and a .932%.  Top ranked G – Taylor Gauthier isn’t too shabby either with a .941% and a 1.42 GAA.

Saskatchewan

  • The Yorkton Terriers are once again atop the SBAAHL standings this year with a 11-1-3 record.  Last season Yorkton went 30-1 with 266GF-64GA.  This year, they are on track for about 100 less goals scored and will allow about 15-20 more.
  • The Humboldt Broncos have scored a league leading 94 goals in 13 games or just over 7GPG.
  • The Melville Millionaires are 0-10-0 and have 16GF and 92GA.  However, they have improved since losing their first game of the year 13-1 to North East and then the next night 23-1 to Humboldt.
  • Logan Barlage is running away the with the scoring title in a similar fashion to what Krebs is doing in the AMBHL.  Barlage has 22-34-56 in just 13GP.  He’s on track for near 140 points which would be an unofficial record.  Barlage has been ranked as a top 5 prospect all season long to this point.
  • Connor Zary (Saskatoon Outlaws) and Cael Zimmerman (Humboldt) lead the SBAAHL in goals with 23.  Although Eric Pearce should be mentioned as he has 20 goals in 10 games which is far less games played than the leaders.
  • Top 5 2002 born ranked Ethan Ernst leads all first year players with 17-10-27 in 15 games.
  • D – Nolan Jones easily leads all defenseman in scoring with 15-9-24 in 15 games.  The Moose Jaw prospect sits 2nd in the league in PIMS with 66.

Manitoba

  • The Winnipeg Monarchs are 16-0-0 in the Winnipeg Bantam 1 division.  They have scored 101 and allowed only 30.  The Warriors who sit 2nd at 10-2-1 have actually more GPG than the Monarchs with 92 scored in 13 games.
  • The Brandon Wheat Kings are running away with Winnipeg Bantam 1 West division at 14-2-0.  They are 11 points ahead of 2nd place Central Plains who are 8-7-1.
  • A pair of highly ranked prospects in Eric Fawkes (Winnipeg Monarchs) and Justin Svenson (Easman) lead the Winnipeg East division in scoring with 30 points.
  • Michael Ladyman leads the East Division in defenseman scoring with 1-17-18 in 16 games.
  • Dylan Halliday of Brandon leads the West Division with 22-18-40 in 15 games.
  • Kolton Shindle of Pembina Valley is averaging 2 GPG with 24 in just 12 games.  Shindle is ranked very high in our rankings.
  • Mark Liwiski of Parkland leads in PIMS with 64 and sits 4th in league scoring with 31 points.
  • 1st round ranked G – Trent Miner is putting up some unreal numbers with 10-1-0, 1.18 and 4 SO.
  • In the 2002 born Winnipeg B2 Division, top Manitoba ranked prospect Seth Jarvis has 24-7-31 in 14 games to lead the league.  His Winnipeg Monarchs B2 team are 14-0-0 with the next best team at just 6-5-0.

Western USA

  • Shattuck St. Mary’s are the #1 ranked team in the USA with a 27-0-2 record.  The Colorado Thunderbirds follow in at 7th in the states with a 20-3-5 record.
  • #1 overall ranked western USA prospect Grant Silianoff has 29-37-66 in 29 GP this season to lead Shattucks.
  • Dominic Sandoval of the Colorado Thunderbirds leads the Tier 1 elite league in scoring with 6-11-17 in 10 games.
  • Barak Braslavski leads in goals with 11 in 10 games.  Braslavski plays with the San Jose Jr. Sharks.

 

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Hiring Scouts

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We are looking at expanding our scouting staff to have 2 individuals per region.

If you are interested in joining our staff for the 2015-2016 season, I would like you to send interest and experience outlined to tneisz@hotmail.com.  Upon reviewing the application, I will contact the applicant right away and set up with necessary material to start up.  Once hired, we supply scouting passes for the 2015-2016 season as it is too late now to apply to the league for extras as well as honorariums for major events traveled to.  This will be discussed when events arise.

Here are the areas we are looking for scouts in currently:

Southern Alberta – 2001 and 2002 age classes – covering the AMBHL and spring hockey teams in major events.

Northern Alberta – 2001 and 2002 age classes – covering the AMBHL and spring hockey teams in major events

***PCAHA – 2001 and 2002 age classes – covering the PCAHA and new CSSHL Prep U15 league.

*** Western USA – 2001 age group.  We need 2 scouts in this area.

*  All other regions in western Canada have been filled but if you are still interested in helping out within those regions, we will look at hiring additional scouts in the more populated regions.

regards,

Tyler Neisz

Western Elite Hockey Prospects

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November 23, 2015 Newsletter is ready! Mid Term Rankings Edition

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Good Morning;
** This is the Mid-Term Rankings edition.  We have spent hours upon hours after the major tournaments to come up with these rankings.  Our whole staff in addition with half a dozen or so WHL personal deserve lots of credit for their hard work!
**We have now added a Previous Ranking column so you can see how much a player has moved.  Expect lots of movement early in the year.
Rankings
** Heights and weights have been updated for all players in the 01 or 02 age groups in Western Canada.  Over 50 new players added to our lists and major movement as well after our early season viewings!
– Top 230 for the 2001 born age class.
– Top 140 for the 2002 born age class.
– Top 45 for the 2003 born age class

– Western USA Top 50 – 2001 Born

Interviews
We interview 4 top prospects from around Western Canada.  Included are a pair of first round 2002 born prospects.
Scouting Reports
Once again full scouting reports are included.  20 in total from all provinces.
**Western Canada Top 20 Teams and Full 15/16 Listings and dates.  Strength of schedule and tournament play all taken in to account.
best regards,
 
Tyler Neisz
Western Elite Hockey Prospects

 

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WEHP Top 10 Stories of the 1st half of 15/16 season

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British Columbia

Burnaby Winter Club

  • The Bruins have continued their absolute dominance of the PCAHA this season with 4 straight shut-outs to start league play in going 4-0-0 with 21 goals scored in the process.  This coming after the team went 8-0-0 in balancing while outscoring the opposition 76-7.  Going 12-0-0 with 97 GF and 7 GA is outstanding even if the PCAHA is now watered down for elite teams thanks to the CSSHL league taking many of the other lower mainland top teams players.

Sasha Mutala

  • Dominated the Hockey Hounds tournament in being named MVP of the event.  Sasha has scored over 3 GPG this season with tournaments and PCAHA games combined.  It would be shocking if he fell out of our top 3 prospects.

Alberta

Sherwood Park Flyers

  • The Flyers have dominated the AMBHL north this year and are our top team story of the first half in the AMBHL.  The Flyers have yet to lose in going 13-0-1 with 100GF and just 14 GA.  The 14 GA are on pace to break the league record held by the 2013-2014 Lloydminster Heat who allowed just 45 led by Kale Clague.

Peyton Krebs

  • Peyton has easily become one of the top prospects for the draft and should be a top 3 pick in May.  Krebs is far and away the points leader in the AMBHL with 22-32-54 in 15 GP.  His 54 points are  21 more than his nearest threat – team-mate 2002 born Kyle Crnkovic.  Krebs 22 goals are 2 more than team-mate Crnkovic and his 32 assists are 10 more than Liam (Edmonton SSAC) and Carson Dyck (Lethbridge)

Bowen Byram

  • Bowen has really separated himself from the pack as the top defenseman for the draft and especially the AMBHL.  Bowen is the only AMBHL defenseman in the top 40 in AMBHL scoring, moreover, he sits 3rd in league scoring currently (as of November 19th) with 14-18-32 in 17 games.  Bowen is a likely top 3 pick as well.

Curtis Padberg

  • In the year of the “Goalie” as many scouts have labelled the 15-16 draft class, it is Curtis Padberg who is putting up some godly numbers with Sherwood Park so far.  Padberg is 8-0-0 with a .0.88 GAA and a .952% with 4 SO.  Those numbers are good enough to lead in all 4 major goaltending categories.

Manitoba

Winnipeg Monarchs

  • The Monarchs have rolled through the Winnipeg AAA League with a perfect 12-0-0 record, averaging a 6-2 win with 72GF and 12 GA.  The Monarchs have yet to play in a major tournament but will get their first true test at the John Reid Memorial Tournament in St. Albert in January.  They are in a pool with the Calgary AAA Tournament winners – Lethbridge Golden Hawks and star studded Yale along with Taylor Gauthier and the Calgary Bions.

Saskatchewan

Logan Barlage

  • Ever since Logan Barlage put up his 274 point peewee season, scouts have been trying to point out some of his weaknesses and like any other prospect, they are some.  However, lets give credit where credit is due!  Barlage is running away with the SBAAHL scoring race with 18-24-42 in just 10 games.  His 4.2 PPG are over a PPG better than 2nd place Eric Pearce (Regina Aces).  Barlage is a bonified top 10 pick in our opinion.

Notre Dame Hounds

  • The Hounds play in the Midget AA League and are always a bit of an unknown commodity until they enter a major tournament.  In league play, the Hounds have dominated the older Midget teams in going 11-0-1 so far
  • and made the final of the highly competitive Calgary AAA Tournament which featured most of the top 15 teams in western Canada.

Western USA

Shattuck St. Mary’s

  • South of the border,  Shattuck’s St. Mary’s feature many WHL draft eligible players led by our #1 western USA prospect Grant Silianoff (29-37-66) in 29 games have gone 27-0-2.  Outstanding and definitely a top 10 first half bantam story.
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Tim Jardine Tournament Review

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22nd Annual Tim Jardine Bantam AAA Showcase

This past weekend , many of the top lower mainland and Victoria teams faced off at the Tim Jardine tournament. The CSSHL Academy league has robbed the PCAHA teams outside of BWC and NSWC of many of their top players but still some good prospects at the event.  The tournament hosted by South Delta Minor Hockey produce many exciting and close games.

In the end Nanaimo A1 beat Chilliwack A1 5-4 in OT to win the championship. Nanaimo A1 beat Hollyburn A1 in the semis 3-2 in OT in another great game. Chilliwack A1 handled Cloverdale A1

With a 8-2 win to reach the final.

TOP 10 SCORING INCLUDING PLAYOFFS

1.Jason Bowen  9 F               Chilliwack       6 11 5 16

2 Ethan Jones  10 F              Nanaimo          6 8 8 16

3 Ethan Bowen  11  F          Chilliwack        6 4 11 15

4 Chase Heslop  9 F              Nanaimo         6 5 8 13

5 Josh Zary  19 F                  Nanaimo           6 7 4 11

6 Brendan Rogers  18 F       Nanaimo        6 6 4 10

7 Tristan Fraser  28 F           Hollyburn       5 2 7 9

8 Dylan Robinson  9 F         Coquitlam       5 6 2 8

9 Deji Ajayi  11 F                  Cloverdale       6 6 2 8

10 Owen McMurchy 10 F   Coquitlam      4 2 6 8

All-Stars

Forwards

Jason Bowen 01- Chilliwack

Ethan Jones 01-  Nanaimo

Ethans Bowen 02-  Chilliwack

Defence

Jackosn Mainse 01-Chilliwack

Sam Rose 01-Cloverdale

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Chase Landa 01- Nanaimo

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Top 10 Teams Rankings, Top 10 Prospects and Top 10 Goalies

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Western Canada Top 10 Bantam Teams – November 17th

Rank Team League Record GF GA Streak Vs. ^.500 Vs. sub.500 Maj Tourn
1 Delta Hockey Academy CSSHL 8-1-0 52 25 W4 3-1-0 5-0-0 10-1-0 *
2 Lethbridge Golden Hawks AMBHL 13-2-1 98 28 L1 2-2-1 11-0-0 5-1-0 *
3 POE CSSHL 5-3-1 33 31 L2 0-3-1 4-1-0 13-4-0 **
4 BWC Bruins PCAHA 11-0-0 85 7 W11 4-0-0 7-0-0 9-2-0
5 Sherwood Park Flyers AMBHL 12-0-1 92 13 W10 2-0-1 10-0-0 3-2-0
6 Notre Dame Hounds SSMHL 11-1-0 73 21 W3 2-1-0 9-0-0 4-2-0
7 Yale Hockey Academy CSSHL 5-2-0 35 24 W5 3-2-0 2-0-0 8-3-0
8 St. Albert Sabres AMBHL 10-2-3 74 33 W1 3-2-3 7-0-0 4-2-0
9 Calgary Bisons AMBHL 10-1-2 42 22 W3 4-1-2 6-0-0 6-4-0
10 NSWC Winterhawks PCAHA 8-2-0 44 14 L1 2-2-0 6-0-0 7-5-2

 

Western Canada Top 10 Bantam Prospects – Post Tournaments

  1.  F –  Peyton Krebs – Rocky Mountain Raiders
  2.  F –  Sasha Mutala – BWC Bruins
  3.  D – Bowen Byram – Lethbridge Golden Hawks
  4.  D – Kaedan Korczak – Yorkton Maulers (Midget AAA)
  5.  F –  Josh Williams – Yale Hockey Academy
  6.  F –  Logan Barlage – Humboldt Broncos
  7.  F –  Kirby Dach – Fort Saskatchewan Rangers (Midget AAA)
  8.  D –  Jackson Van de Leest – Yale Hockey Academy
  9.  D – Austin Herron – Yale Hockey Academy
  10.  F –  Harrison Blaisdell – Yale Hockey Academy

Since many of you have been asking for this, here are our Top 10 goalies!

  1.  Taylor Gauthier – Calgary Bisons
  2.  Boston Bilous – Delta Hockey Academy
  3.  Trent Miner – Brandon Wheat Kings
  4.  Brett Balas – Calgary Flames
  5.  Jesse Makaj – NSWC Winterhawks
  6.  Carter Woodside – Sask Valley Vipers
  7.  Ross Hawryluk – Lloydminster Heat
  8.  Nolan Meier – Yorkton Terriers
  9.  Carter Wickson – Edge Mountaineers
  10.  Ethan Kruger – Sherwood Park Flyers
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John Reid Memorial Teams Announced This Morning

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The John Reid Memorial Bantam AAA Hockey Tournament is one of the premier events of its kind in North America. The tournament is named in honor of long-time St. Albert resident John Reid, who was a passionate player, coach, and supporter of the game. Celebrating its 38th year, this invitational tournament will feature 16 top-caliber Bantam AAA teams, and the 2016 edition is expected to be extremely competitive. The tournament will be held at Servus Credit Union Place’s three arenas, including the 2000-seat Go Auto Arena.

Last year’s event featured top-level hockey by all competitors including teams from Western Canada and the Western United States.  This year’s crop is also expected to be very strong. The 2015 JRMT champions were the Delta Hockey Academy Wild (Delta, British Columbia), who prevailed over the Calgary NWCAA Flames in the tournament final. The John Reid Memorial Bantam AAA Tournament is one of the most scouted events of the hockey season and last year over one hundred junior scouts, managers and coaches attended the event. Over (90) participants in this event have gone on to play in the National Hockey League, including Jonathan Toews, Jarome Iginla, Eric Staal and Jordan Eberle.

United States –Colorado Thunderbirds, Dallas Jr. Stars Elite, Los Angeles Jr. Kings

British Columbia – Burnaby Winter Club Bruins, Delta Hockey Academy Wild, North Shore Winter Club Winterhawks, Pursuit of Excellence, Yale Hockey Academy

Saskatchewan – Notre Dame Hounds

Manitoba – Winnipeg Monarchs

Alberta – Calgary Bisons, Sherwood Park Flyers, Lethbridge Golden Hawks, Rocky Mountain Raiders, SSAC Lions (Edmonton), St. Albert Sabres (host)

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Sunday Rocky Mountain Tournament Summaries

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Lethbridge

Congratulations to the Lethbridge Golden Hawks who won the 4th Annual Rocky Mountain AAA Classic today with a 4-2 victory over the Notre Dame Hounds in today’s final.  The Golden Hawks won the highly competitive tournament which featured most of the top teams in western Canada in going 5-1-0 this weekend.

 

 

Championship Game Scoring Summary

First Period

  1. Leth – S. Truman (R. Truman, Miller)
  2. Leth – Horon (Draffin)
  3. Leth – Byram (Greig, S. Truman)
  4. ND – Larson (Schmiemann)
  5. ND – Larson
  6. Leth – Stevenson (Byram, Draffin)
Castle Pool
Standings  
TEAM  GP W L T PTS GF GA DIFF PCT STRK
*Sherwood Park Flyers 3 3 0 0 6 12 5 +7 1.000 W3
*Notre Dame Hounds 3 2 1 0 4 15 7 +8 1.000 W2
Calgary Flames 3 0 2 1 1 3 11 -8 0.333 L2
Kelowna Jr. Rockets 3 0 2 1 1 5 12 0 0.333 L2
Kidd Pool
Standings  
TEAM  GP W L T PTS GF GA DIFF PCT STRK
*Yale Hockey Academy 3 2 1 0 4 19 6 +13 0.667 W1
*St. Albert Sabres 3 2 1 0 4 11 7 +6 0.667 L1
Calgary Bisons 3 2 1 0 4 8 10 -4 0.667 W1
Leduc Oil Kings 3 0 3 0 0 3 18 -15 0.000 L3
Lorette Pool
Standings  
TEAM  GP W L T PTS GF GA DIFF PCT STRK
*Delta Hockey Academy 3 3 0 0 6 22 4 +18 1.000 W3
*Calgary Northstars 3 1 2 0 2 12 16 -4 0.333 L1
Red Deer Rebels 3 1 2 0 2 6 12 -6 0.333 L2
Winnipeg Warriors 3 1 2 0 0 6 14 -8 0.333 W1
Rundle Pool
Standings  
TEAM  GP W L T PTS GF GA DIFF PCT STRK
*Rocky Mountain Raiders 3 3 0 0 6 14 8 +6 1.000 W3
*Lethbridge Golden Hawks 3 2 1 0 4 13 7 +6 0.667 W1
OHA 3 1 2 0 2 11 12 -1 0.333 L1
Calgary Royals 3 0 3 0 0 7 18 -11 0.000 L3

 

 

 


Tournament Scoring Leaders
  PLAYER # P BY TEAM GP G A PTS   PIM
1 Kyle Petten 9 F 01 Notre Dame  Hounds 6 7 7 14   0
2 Josh Williams 14 F 01 Yale Hockey Academy 5 9 4 13   0
3 Peyton Krebs 18 F 01 Rocky Mountain Raiders 6 6 7 13   0
4 Jaydon Dureau 17 F 01 Notre Dame Hounds 6 6 6 12   0
5 Ethan Leyh 39 F 01 Yale Hockey Academy 5 2 9 11   0
6 Jaevon Buschlen 7 F 01 Rocky Mountain Raiders 6 8 2 10   0
7 Dylan Nevil 17 F 01 Lethbridge 6 5 4 9   0
8 Ethan Browne 9 F 01 Sherwood Park Flyers 5 3 6 9   0
9 Carson Dyck 12 F 01 Lethbridge 5 4 4 8   0
10 Carson Hopwo 7 F 01 Delta Hockey Academy 5 3 5 8   0
11 Brayden Tracey 7 F 01 Calgary Northstar 5 6 1 7   0
12 Bowen Byram 4 D 01 Lethbridge 6 4 3 7   0
13 Lukas Svejkovsky 10 F 01 Delta Hockey Academy 5 3 4 7   0
14 Jalen Price 15 F 01 Delta Hockey Academy 5 2 5 7   0
15 Scout Truman 14 F 02 Lethbridge 6 2 5 7   0
16 Zach Stringer 10 F 03 Lethbridge 6 0 7 7   0
17 Quinn Schmiemann 4 D 01 Notre Dame Hounds 6 0 7 7   0
18 Aidan Barfoot 16 F 01 Delta Hockey Academy 5 6 0 6   0
19 Cole Svenson 17 F 01 Calgary Svenson 5 5 1 6   0
20 Kyle Crnkovic 14 F 02 Lethbirdge 6 4 2 6   0

Western Elite Hockey Prospects Tournament Awards

MVP – Bowen Byram – Lethbridge Golden Hawks

Top Forward – Peyton Krebs – Rocky Mountain Raiders

Top Defenceman – Bowen Byram – Lethbridge Golden Hawks

Top Goaltender – Taylor Gauthier – Calgary Bisons

All-Star Team

F – Josh Williams – Yale Hockey Academy

F – Peyton Krebs – Rocky Mountain Raiders

F – Kyle Petten – Notre Dame Hounds

D – Bowen Byram – Lethbridge Golden Hawks

D – Jake Lee – Sherwood Park Flyers

G – Taylor Gauthier – Calgary Bisons

Sherwood Park Flyers

2 Liam Antoniuk D 5 0-1-1 2001
4 Kaiden Guhle D 5 0-1-1 2002
7 Kieran Raymond D 5 0-0-0 2002
8 Peyton McKenzie F 0 INJ 2002
9 Ethan Browne F 5 3-6-9 2001
10 Steven Norum F 5 1-2-3 2001
11 Carson Reagan F 5 1-0-1 2001
12 Bruce MacGregor F 5 1-1-2 2001
14 Ty Whitford F 5 0-0-0 2002
15 Matthew Robertson D 5 2-0-2 2001
16 Carter Chorney F 5 1-0-1 2001
17 Jacob Robinson F 5 1-0-1 2001
18 Jaxsen Wyatt D 5 1-2-3 2001
19 Reese Jackson F 5 3-2-5 2001
20 Brett Wieschorster F 5 1-1-2 2001
21 Jake Lee D 5 1-2-3 2001
22 Bryce Bader F 5 1-2-3 2001
1 Curtis Padberg G   0-1-1 2001
31 Ethan Kruger G     2001

 

Notre Dame Hounds

2 Josh Bear D 6 0-0-0 2001
3 Malcolm Genge D 6 0-0-0 2001
4 Quinn Schmiemann D 6 0-7-7 2001
6 Cordel Larson F 6 3-3-6 2001
8 Reece Newkirk F 6 0-1-1 2001
9 Kyle Petten F 6 7-7-14 2001
10 Jeremie Hebert D 6 1-0-1 2001
11 Nolan Renwick F 6 2-4-6 2001
12 Alan Njima F 5 1-0-1 2001
14 Kersey Reich D 6 0-1-1 2001
15 Brad Morrissey F 6 2-0-2 2001
16 Edge Lambert F 6 2-2-4 2001
17 Jaydon Dureau F 6 6-6-12 2001
18 Matt Culling F 6 0-2-2 2001
19 Kade Nolan D 6 0-2-2 2001
20 Damian Hartt D 6 0-0-0 2001
21 Luke Mylymok F 6 3-0-3 2001
30 Joe MacDonald G     2001
1 Aaron Mercer G     2001

 

 

Calgary Flames

2 Ben Look D 5 0-1-1 2001
3 Nicolas Regan D 5   2001
4 Erik Nixdorf D 5   2001
5 Mark Snarr D 5   2001
6 Ethan Lund D 5 0-2-2 2001
7 Aaron Hladiuk D 5 0-1-1 2001
9 Brendan Boyle F 5 0-1-1 2001
10 Dylan Holloway F 5 3-0-3 2001
11 Tyler Wallace F 5 0-1-1 2002
12 Max McKeown F 5 1-0-1 2001
14 Evan Angus F 1 0-1-1 2001
15 Tristan Kociszewski F 5 1-1-2 2001
16 Evan Patrician F   INJ 2001
17 Christiano Aiello F 4 0-1-1 2001
18 Taylor Makar F 5 0-1-1 2001
19 Connor Brock F 5 3-0-3 2001
21 Tyler Russell F     2001
1 Ethan Fitzgerald G     2001
31 Brett Balas G     2001

 

Kelowna Jr. Rockets

2 Benn Krivoshan F 5 0-0-0 2002
4 Corey McCann D 5 0-2-2 2001
6 Riley Green F 5 0-2-2 2001
7 Sam Bishop D 5 0-0-0 2001
8 Kaden Meszaros F 5 1-4-5 2001
9 Noah Lindsay F 5 2-0-2 2001
10 Myles Whiteside D 5 1-1-2 2001
11 Ethan Wong D 5 0-0-0 2001
12 Porter Dawson F 5 0-1-1 2001
14 Carter Courtney F 5 0-1-1 2001
15 Parker Johnstone F 5 0-0-0 2001
17 Paul Hauk F 5 4-0-4 2001
18 Remy Aquilon D 5 0-0-0 2001
19 Will Reimer F 5 1-0-1 2001
20 Chase Dafoe F 5 1-2-3 2002
21 Tanner Brown D 5 0-1-1 2002
22 Jack Finley F 5 0-1-1 2002
1 James Johnston G     2001
37 Kaleb McEachern G     2001

 

St. Albert Sabres

3 Michael Benning D 6 1-3-4 2002
4 Kyle Fulton D 6 0-0-0 2001
5 Justin MacDonald D 6 0-0-0 2001
7 Brett Bamber D 6 0-3-3 2001
8 Dominik Cesarz F   INJ 2001
10 Blake Sydlowski F 6 1-1-2 2001
11 Ethan McKinley F 6 3-0-3 2002
12 Aidan West D 6 1-2-3 2001
14 Ryley Morgan F 6 3-3-6 2002
15 Carson Henry F 6 2-3-5 2001
16 Braydon Iwaschuk F   INJ 2001
17 Logan McKinley F 6 0-2-2 2001
18 Austin Spiridakis F 4 1-0-1 2002
19 Stuart Dovey F 5 3-1-4 2001
20 Kye Buchanan F 6 4-2-6 2001
22 Brady Nicholas F 6 2-3-5 2001
23 Ethan Edwards D 6 0-2-2 2002
21 Ethan Leyer AP F 2 0-1-1 2001
24 Carter Savoie F 3 0-0-0 2001

 

 

 

 

 

Yale Hockey Academy

3 Matthew Tyszka D 5 0-1-1 2001
5 Jackson Van de Leest D 5 0-2-2 2001
12 Harrison Blaisdell F 5 3-3-6 2001
14 Josh Williams F 5 9-4-13 2001
23 Nathan Chow D 5 0-2-2 2001
24 Cody Hough D 5 1-4-5 2001
26 Sean Donaldson F 5 4-1-5 2001
27 Alex Cotton D 5 2-2-4 2001
33 Liam Knight F 5 0-1-1 2001
39 Ethan Leyh F 5 2-9-11 2001
41 Holden Kodak F 5 0-2-2 2001
48 Austin Herron D   INJ 2001
74 Rhett Rhinehart D 5 0-1-1 2001
77 Nick Amsler F 5 4-1-5 2001
81 Carter Anderson F 5 1-0-1 2001
87 Gage Goncalves F 5 1-5-6 2001
90 Alex Swelikoff F 5 4-0-4 2001
1 Blake Wood G     2001
35 Alex Rolfe G     2001

 

Calgary Bisons

2 Jack Zayat D 5 0-0-0 2002
3 Michael Holowatuk D 5 0-0-0 2001
4 Matthew Sanders D 5 1-1-2 2001
5 Eric Parker D 5 1-0-1 2001
7 Ozzy Wiesblatt F 5 1-1-2 2002
8 Zachary Ashton D 5 2-2-4 2001
9 Brady Petryk F 1 1-0-1 2001
10 Cameron Sterling F 5 1-2-3 2001
12 Quinn Olson F 5 0-3-3 2001
13 Dylan Witzke D 5 0-2-2 2002
14 Aaron Yuke F 5 1-0-1 2001
15 Carter King F 5 1-1-2 2001
16 Ryan Shostak F 5 0-2-2 2001
17 Nolen Coventry F 5 2-1-3 2001
18 Mitchell Watson F 4 INJ 2001
19 Carter Benoit F 5 2-0-2 2001
21 Braden Plaschewsky F 5 0-1-1 2002
1 Carlos Siso G     2001
31 Taylor Gauthier G     2001
20 Chad MacLean F 4 0-2–2 2001

 

Leduc Oil Kings

3 Luke Benoit D 5 0-1-1 2002
4 Zachary Daniels D 5 1-1-2 2001
5 Reagan Rabbit D 5 1-1-2 2001
7 Jordan Gagnon D 4 0-3-3 2001
8 Jakin Smallwood F 5 1-1-2 2001
9 Robert Young F 5 0-2-2 2001
10 Conrad Mitchell F 5 1-2-3 2001
11 Eric Losing D 5 0-0-0 2001
12 Liam Morris F 5 0-2-2 2001
13 Bode Hagan F 5 1-1-2 2002
14 Colby Laird F 5 2-0-2 2001
15 Logan Bezuko D 5 0-0-0 2001
16 Trey Gruninger F 5 0-0-0 2001
17 Carson Hutchings F 5 1-0-1 2001
19 Brett Lafreniere F 5 0-0-0 2001
20 Cameron Critch F 5 0-1-1 2001
21 Nick Magis F 5 1-0-1 2001
31 Ben Campbell-Matkea G     2001
35 Carter Gylander G     2001

 

 

 

Delta Hockey Academy Prep

6 Keegan Craik F 5 4-2-6 2001
7 Carson Hopwo F 5 3-5-8 2001
10 Lukas Svejkovsky F 5 3-4-7 2001
11 Nolan Krogfoss F 5 2-3-5 2001
12 Francis LaRoue D 5 1-2-3 2001
13 Robbie Fromm-Delorme F 5 1-3-4 2002
15 Jalen Price F 5 2-5-7 2001
16 Aidan Barfoot F 5 6-0-6 2001
17 Tyler Price D 5 0-1-1 2001
18 Dylan Cozens F 5 2-4-6 2001
19 Hark Gill F 0 INJ 2001
21 Nick Kent D 5 1-3-4 2001
22 Ben Wozney D 5 0-6-6 2001
24 Arshdeep Bains F 5 1-0-1 2001
67 Kolton Cousins F 5 2-0-2 2001
77 Gabriel Sussenbacher-Fu F 5 0-1-1 2001
1 Roman Basran G     2001
27 Boston Bilous G     2001
           

 

Calgary Northstar Sabres

2 Johnaton Esposito D   INJ 2001
4 Rajvir Sangha D 5 0-3-3 2001
5 Kiano Robinson D   INJ 2001
7 Brayden Tracey F 5 6-1-7 2001
8 Nolan Orzeck D 5 1-2-3 2001
9 Aidan Moore F 5 1-2-3 2002
10 Tyler Mahan F 5 0-1-1 2001
11 Lynden Grandberg F 5 1-0-1 2001
12 Ben Karman F 5 0-2-2 2001
13 Grayson Reid F 5 1-0-1 2001
14 Patrick Forde F 5 3-3-6 2001
15 Ethan Rowland F 5 0-1-1 2002
16 Lucas Jones D 5 0-1-1 2001
17 Nicolas Porterfield F 5 0-1-1 2001
18 Blake Stevenson F 5 1-1-2 2001
19 Adrien Belanger F   INJ 2001
20 Eric Van Impe D 5 1-4-5 2001
1 Max Johnston G     2001
31 Michael Johnson G     2001

 

 

Red Deer Rebels

2 Ronan Seeley D 5 0-1-1 2002
3 Brendan McBride D 5 0-1-1 2001
4 Kyle Richmond D 5 0-1-1 2001
5 Jackson Rider D 5 0-0-0 2001
6 Cade Mason D 5 0-1-1 2001
7 Kyle Gerrits F 5 0-3-3 2001
8 Cole Muir F   INJ 2001
9 Payton Wright F 5 0-1-1 2001
10 Griffen Ryden F 5 0-1-1 2001
11 Walker Stevenson F 5 0-1-1 2001
14 Josh Zinger F 5 4-0-4 2001
15 Jace Paarup F 5 0-1-1 2001
16 Deegan Mofford F 5 1-2-3 2001
17 Keaton Sorensen F 5 2-1-3 2002
18 Kale Lavallee D   INJ 2001
19 Caileb Berge F 5 1-0-1 2001
20 Noah Danielson F 1 0-1-1 2002
1 Jason Very G     2001
31 Bretton Park G     2001
21 Trevor Simpson AP F 4 2-0-2 2001

 

 

Winnipeg Warriors

2 Connor Tyhy D 5 1-0-1 2001
3 Breydon Stubbs D 5 0-1-1 2001
4 Colby Jacquet D 5 0-0-0 2001
5 Patrick Comeau D 5 0-0-0 2001
6 Luc Masse F 5 1-4-5 2001
7 Aaron Klein F 4 INJ 2001
8 Miguel Tetrault F 5 1-1-2 2001
9 Reece Vitelli F 5 1-3-4 2001
10 Brayden Clark F 5 3-2-5 2001
11 Zachary Patrick D 5 0-1-1 2001
12 Ashton Klassen D 5 0-4-4 2001
14 Dallas Einarson F 5 1-0-1 2001
15 Colton Friesen F 5 1-3-4 2001
16 Nicholas Fernandes D 5 0-2-2 2001
17 Kyle Bettens F 5 4-1-5 2001
18 Jayson Szun F 5 3-2-5 2001
19 Ty Naaykens F 5 0-1-1 2001
1 Kolby Thornton G     2001
35 Brody Lawson G     2001

 

Rocky Mountain Raiders

2 Joel Dawson D 3 0-2-2 2001
3 Majid Kaddoura D 6 0-3-3 2001
4 Kaden Booth D 6 0-1-1 2001
5 Connor Bertamini D 5 0-2-2 2001
7 Jaevon Buschlen F 6 8-2-10 2001
8 Ryan Conroy D 6 0-1-1 2001
9 Hassan Akl F 6 3-1-4 2001
10 Mitch Desserre D 6 0-2-2 2001
11 Zach Beaver F   INJ 2001
14 Kyle Crnkovic F 6 4-2-6 2002
15 Tarun Fizer F 6 3-0-3 2001
16 Caleb Garet F 6 0-3-3 2001
17 Travis Thorhaug F 6 0-1-1 2001
18 Peyton Krebs F 6 6-7-13 2001
19 Levi Young F 6 0-1-1 2001
20 Andrew Bonham F 6 0-1-1 2001
22 Justin Scott F 6 1-1-2 2001
1 Jackson Berry G   0-1-1 2002
30 Ethan Rycroft G     2001

 

Lethbridge Golden Hawks

2 Cale Lyons D 6 0-2-2 2001
4 Bowen Byram D 6 4-3-7 2001
5 Brody Conan D 6 0-1-1 2001
6 Nicholas Draffin D 6 2-2-4 2001
7 Michael Horon F 6 1-3-4 2001
8 Kadyn Chabot F 6 0-2-2 2002
9 Griffen Fraser F 6 2-2-4 2001
10 Zack Stringer F 6 0-7-7 2003
11 Tayler Miller D 6 0-1-1 2001
12 Carson Dyck F 6 4-4-8 2001
14 Scout Truman F 6 2-5-7 2002
15 Roc Truman F 6 1-2-3 2001
16 Daniel Anton F 6 1-0-1 2001
17 Dylan Nevil F 6 5-4-9 2001
18 Reece Becker D 6 0-1-1 2001
19 Dylan Stevenson F 6 1-0-1 2001
20 Ridly Greig F 6 1-2-3 2002
1 Byron Fancy G     2001
31 Carl Tetachuk G     2001

 

Calgary Royals

4 Mitchell Keay D 5 0-0-0 2001
5 Reid Tooth D 5 0-1-1 2001
6 Josh Makarchuk D 4 1-1-2 2001
7 Tucker McRae D 5 0-0-0 2001
8 Grayson Dietrich F 5 1-1-2 2001
9 Parker Laughton F 5 0-1-1 2001
10 Jake Dale F 0 INJ 2001
11 Ethan Jamernik F 3 0-2-2 2001
12 Alex Young F 5 1-3-4 2001
14 Matthew Brunton F 5 0-1-1 2001
15 Alexandre Danis F 5 3-0-3 2001
16 Nathanial Bierd F 5 0-0-0 2001
17 Cole Svenson F 5 5-1-6 2001
18 Nico Kane F 5 0-0-0 2001
19 Ryker Evans D 5 0-2-2 2001
20 Dylan Clark F 5 0-0-0 2001
21 Gareth Nicholas D 5 0-2-2 2001
1 Simi Gill G     2002
31 Jack McNaughton G     2001

 

 

 

 

OHA

2 Austen McIvor D 5 0-1-1 2001
3 Bevis Chou D 5 0-1-1 2001
4 Cody Wilson D 5   2001
5 Mitchell Brown D 5 1-1-2 2001
6 Mikael Nikolai D 5   2001
7 Timber Lewis D 5 2-2-4 2001
8 Lucas Konaschuk F 5 1-0-1 2001
9 Connor Bouchard F 5 1-5-6 2001
10 Nathan Driver F 5 0-3-3 2001
11 Cole Dubinsky F 5 4-1-5 2001
12 Mitchell Gove F 5 1-0-1 2001
14 Liam Noble F 5 2-1-3 2001
15 Logan Nijhoff F 5   2001
16 Ryan Popowich F 5 0-1-1 2001
17 Ben McCartney F 5 0-2-2 2001
18 Chase Schurack F 5 1-1-2 2001
19 Jaden Senkoe F 5 2-2-4 2001
30 Harris Shoemaker G     2001
35 Cole Schwebius G     2001
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Quarter-Finals This Morning in MH and Calgary

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Rocky Mountain Classic Tournament

Tonights Semi-Finals

Rocky Mountain vs. Notre Dame Hounds

Lethbridge Golden Hawks vs. St. Albert Sabres

Notre Dame Hounds 5 – Yale Hockey Academy 4

  1. Notre Dame – Petten (Dureau)
  2. Notre Dame – Larson (Renwick)
  3. Notre Dame – Dureau (Petten)
  4. Yale – Blaisdell (Williams)
  5. Yale – Swetlikoff (Kodak)
  6. Notre Dame – Lambert (Newkirk)
  7. Yale – Amsler (Leyh)
  8. Notre Dame – Petten (Lambert)
  9. Yale – Cotton (Tyszka, Anderson)

St. Albert Sabres 5 – Sherwood Park Flyers 3

  1. St. Albert – Nicholas
  2. Sher Pk – Jackson
  3. Sher Pk – Jackson (2) (Wyatt, Lee)
  4. St. Albert – Nicholas (Sydlowski, West)
  5. St. Albert – Morgan (Buchanen, West)
  6. St. Albert – Dovey (L. Mckinley, Benning)
  7. Sher Pk – Robertson (Browne, Lee)
  8. St. Albert – E. McKinley

Rocky Mountain Raiders 5 – Calgary Northstar Sabres 2

  1. Rocky Mtn – Buschlen (Desserre, Krebs)
  2. Calgary – Stevenson (Tracey, Sangha)
  3. Rocky Mtn – Krebs (Garet)
  4. Calgary – Forde (3) (Van Impe)
  5. Rocky Mtn – Buschlen (Bonham)
  6. Rocky Mtn – Crnkovic (Krebs, Buschlen)
  7. Rocky Mtn – Buschlen (Kaddoura, Thorhaug)

Delta Hockey Academy Prep 2 – Lethbridge Golden Hawks 4

  1. Leth – Anton (Conan, Chabot)
  2. Leth – Dyck (S. Truman, Nevil)
  3. Delta – Craik (Wozney, Sussenbacher-Fu)
  4. Leth – Fraser (Stringer, Dyck)
  5. Delta – Kent (Svejkovsky)
  6. Leth – Nevil (Dyck, Horon)

Saturday Consolation

Red Deer Rebels 2 – OHA 1

  1. OHA – Schurack (Senkoe, Chou)
  2. RD – Berge (Paarup, Wright)
  3. RD – Zinger (McBride)

Winnipeg Warriors 6 – Calgary Royals 0

  1. WPG – Tyhy (Bettens)
  2. WPG – Szun (Friesen)
  3. WPG – Clark (Szun, Friesen)
  4. WPG – Bettens (Vitelli, Masse)
  5. WPG – Clark (Szun)
  6. WPG – Bettens

 

Hockey Hounds Tournament

Pursuit of Excellence – Lloydminster Heat

NSWC Winterhawks – Edmonton KC

Delta Hockey Academy Varsity – Edge Mountaineers

BWC Bruins – Edmonton SSAC

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Calgary Bantam AAA Tournament – Friday Evening Summaries

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NWCAA Bantam AAA Invitational 

(4th Annual)

November 12 – 15, 2015

Calgary, Alberta

Castle Pool
Standings  
TEAM  GP W L T PTS GF GA DIFF PCT STRK
*Sherwood Park Flyers 3 3 0 0 6 12 5 +7 1.000 W3
*Notre Dame Hounds 3 2 1 0 4 15 7 +8 1.000 W2
Calgary Flames 3 0 2 1 1 3 11 -8 0.333 L2
Kelowna Jr. Rockets 3 0 2 1 1 5 12 0 0.333 L2
Kidd Pool
Standings  

 

TEAM  GP W L T PTS GF GA DIFF PCT STRK
*Yale Hockey Academy 3 2 1 0 4 19 6 +13 0.667 W1
*St. Albert Sabres 3 2 1 0 4 11 7 +6 0.667 L1
Calgary Bisons 3 2 1 0 4 8 10 -4 0.667 W1
Leduc Oil Kings 3 0 3 0 0 3 18 -15 0.000 L3
Lorette Pool
Standings  

 

TEAM  GP W L T PTS GF GA DIFF PCT STRK
*Delta Hockey Academy 3 3 0 0 6 22 4 +18 1.000 W3
*Calgary Northstars 3 1 2 0 2 12 16 -4 0.333 L1
Red Deer Rebels 3 1 2 0 2 6 12 -6 0.333 L2
Winnipeg Warriors 3 1 2 0 0 6 14 -8 0.333 W1
Rundle Pool
Standings  

 

TEAM  GP W L T PTS GF GA DIFF PCT STRK
*Rocky Mountain Raiders 3 3 0 0 6 14 8 +6 1.000 W3
*Lethbridge Golden Hawks 3 2 1 0 4 13 7 +6 0.667 W1
OHA 3 1 2 0 2 11 12 -1 0.333 L1
Calgary Royals 3 0 3 0 0 7 18 -11 0.000 L3

 

 

 


Tournament Scoring Leaders

 

  PLAYER # P BY TEAM GP G A PTS P/G PIM
1 Josh Williams 14 F 01 Yale Hockey Academy 3 8 2 10 3.33 0
2 Ethan Leyh 39 F 01 Yale Hockey Academy 3 2 7 9 3.0 0
3 Peyton Krebs 18 F 01 Rocky Mountain Raiders 3 3 5 8 2.66 0
4 Kyle Petten 9 F 01 Notre Dame  Hounds 3 2 6 8 2.66 0
5 Ethan Browne 9 F 01 Sherwood Park Flyers 3 2 5 7 2.33 0
6 Brayden Tracey 7 F 01 Calgary Northstar 3 6 0 6 3.0 0
7 Rhett Nevil 17 F 01 Lethbridge 3 4 2 6 2.0 0
8 Jaydon Dureau 17 F 01 Notre Dame Hounds 3 4 2 6 2.0 0
9 Quinn Schmiemann 4 D 01 Notre Dame Hounds 3 0 6 6 2.0 0
10 Aidan Barfoot 16 F 01 Delta Hockey Academy 3 5 0 5 1.66 0
11 Cole Svenson 17 F 01 Calgary Royals 3 4 1 5 1.66 0
12 Keegan Craik 6 F 01 Delta Hockey Academy 3 3 2 5 1.66 0
13 Carson Henry 15 F 01 St. Albert Sabres 3 2 3 5 1.66 0
14 Patrick Forde 14 F 01 Calgary Northstar 3 2 3 5 1.66 0
15 Nolan Krogfoss 11 F 01 Delta Hockey Academy 3 2 3 5 1.66 0
16 Carson Hopwo 7 F 01 Delta Hockey Academy 3 2 3 5 1.66 0
17 Lukas Svejkovsky 10 F 01 Delta Hockey Academy 3 2 3 5 1.66 0
18 Dylan Cozens 18 F 01 Delta Hockey Academy 3 2 3 5 1.66 0
19 Cody Hough 24 D 01 Yale Hockey Academy 3 1 4 5 1.66 0
20 Gage Goncalves 87 F 01 Yale Hockey Academy 3 1 4 5 1.66 0

Rocky Mountain Raiders 5 – OHA 4

  1. Rocky Mtn – Crnkovic (2) (Krebs, Kaddoura)
  2. OHA – Bouchard (Popowich, McIvor)
  3. Rocky Mtn – Akl (2)(Krebs, Berry)
  4. Rocky Mtn – Scott (Krebs, Crnkovic)
  5. OHA – Dubinsky (3) (McCartney, Bouchard)
  6. OHA – Noble (2) (Schurack)
  7. OHA – Lewis (2) (Driver)
  8. Rocky Mtn – Buschlen (3) (Bertamini)
  9. Rocky Mtn – Krebs (3)

Lethbridge Golden Hawks 7 – Calgary Royals 2

  1. Leth – Draffin (2) (Lyons, Fraser)
  2. Leth – Byram (Stringer)
  3. Calgary – Svenson (3) (Makarchuk)
  4. Calgary – Svenson (4) (Brunton)
  5. Leth – Byram (2) (Nevil, Greig)
  6. Leth – Nevil (4) (Stringer)
  7. Leth – S. Truman (R. Truman, Byram)
  8. Leth – Byram (3) (Dyck)
  9. Leth – R. Truman (S. Truman)

Winnipeg Warriors 5 – Calgary Northstar Sabres 4

  1. WPG – Bettens (Masse, Vitelli)
  2. WPG – Einarson (Naaykens)
  3. WPG – Szun (Fernandes, Clark)
  4. Calgary – Orzeck (Forde, Porterfield)
  5. Calgary – Grandberg (Sangha, Mahan)
  6. WPG – Szun (2) (Friesen, Klassen)
  7. WPG – Bettens (2) (Vitelli, Klassen)
  8. Calgary – Tracey (5) (Karman, Orzeck)
  9. Calgary – Tracey (6)

Delta Hockey Academy 6 – Red Deer Rebels 1

  1. Delta – LaRoue (Fromm-Delorme)
  2. Delta – Svejkovsky (2) (Cozens)
  3. Delta – Cousins (2)
  4. Red Deer – Simpson (2) AP (Mofford)
  5. Delta – Barfoot (4) (Wozney, Krogfoss)
  6. Delta – Bains (Wozney)
  7. Delta – Barfoot (5) (LaRoue)

 

Calgary Bisons 2 – St. Albert Sabres 0

  1. Calgary – Sterling (Ashton)
  2. Calgary – King (Olson)

Notre Dame Hounds 5 – Kelowna Jr. Rockets 2

  1.  ND – Petten (2) (Dureau)
  2.  KEL – Meszaros (2) ( McCann, Finley)
  3.  KEL – Hauk (2)
  4.  ND – Renwick (2) (Petten)
  5.  ND – Dureau (4) ( Petten, Schmiemann)
  6.  ND – Njima (Petten, Renwick)
  7.  ND – Mylymok (3) (Culling, Renwick)

Sherwood Park Flyers 2 – Calgary Flames 1

  1. Sher Pk – Jackson (2) (Browne, Guhle)
  2. Sher Pk – Browne (2) (Bader, Norum)
  3. Calgary – Kociszewski (Aiello, Wallace)

Yale Hockey Academy 7 – Leduc Oil Kings 0

  1. Yale – Williams (6) (Leyh, Hough)
  2. Yale – Goncalves (Knight)
  3. Yale – Donaldson (3)
  4. Yale – Williams (7) (Leyh)
  5. Yale – Anderson (Goncalves, Donaldson)
  6. Yale – Williams (8) (Leyh)
  7. Yale – Swetlikoff (2) (Chow)
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Weekend Tournament Thread – Day 2

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Rocky Mountain Classic Tournament Game Summaries

Updated Standings and Scoring Leaders Through 2 Games

NWCAA Bantam AAA Invitational 

(4th Annual)

November 12 – 15, 2015

Calgary, Alberta

Castle Pool
Standings  
TEAM  GP W L T PTS GF GA DIFF PCT STRK
Sherwood Park Flyers 2 2 0 0 4 10 4 +6 1.000 W2
Notre Dame Hounds 2 1 1 0 2 10 5 +5 1.000 W1
Calgary Flames 2 0 1 1 1 2 9 -7 0.333 L1
Kelowna Jr. Rockets 2 0 1 1 1 3 7 0 0.500 L1
Kidd Pool
Standings  

 

TEAM  GP W L T PTS GF GA DIFF PCT STRK
St. Albert Sabres 2 2 0 0 4 11 5 +6 1.000 W1
Yale Hockey Academy 2 1 1 0 2 12 6 +6 0.500 L1
Calgary Bisons 2 1 1 0 2 6 10 -4 0.500 W1
Leduc Oil Kings 2 0 2 0 0 3 11 -8 0.000 L2
Lorette Pool
Standings  

 

TEAM  GP W L T PTS GF GA DIFF PCT STRK
Delta Hockey Academy 2 2 0 0 2 16 3 +6 1.000 W2
Calgary Northstars 2 1 1 0 2 8 11 -3 0.500 W1
Red Deer Rebels 2 1 1 0 2 5 6 -1 0.500 L1
Winnipeg Warriors 2 0 2 0 0 1 10 -2 0.000 L2
Rundle Pool
Standings  

 

TEAM  GP W L T PTS GF GA DIFF PCT STRK
Rocky Mountain Raiders 2 2 0 0 4 9 4 +5 1.000 W2
Lethbridge Golden Hawks 2 1 1 0 2 6 5 +1 0.500 L1
OHA 2 1 1 0 2 7 7 0 0.500 W1
Calgary Royals 2 0 2 0 0 5 11 -6 0.000 L2

 

 

 


Tournament Scoring Leaders

 

  PLAYER # P BY TEAM GP G A PTS P/G PIM
1 Josh Williams 14 F 01 Yale Hockey Academy 2 5 2 7 3.5 0
2 Ethan Leyh 39 F 01 Yale Hockey Academy 2 2 4 6 3.0 0
3 Keegan Craik 6 F 01 Delta Hockey Academy 2 3 2 5 2.5 0
4 Carson Henry 15 F 01 St. Albert Sabres 2 2 3 5 2.5 0
5 Carson Hopwo 7 F 01 Delta Hockey Academy 2 2 3 5 2.5 0
6 Ethan Browne 9 F 01 Sherwood Park Flyers 2 1 4 5 2.5 0
7 Quinn Schmiemann 4 D 01 Notre Dame Hounds 2 0 5 5 2.5 0
8 Brayden Tracey 7 F 01 Calgary Northstar 2 4 0 4 2.0 0
9 Jaydon Dureau 17 F 01 Notre Dame Hounds 2 3 1 4 2.0 0
10 Rhett Nevil 17 F 01 Lethbridge 2 3 1 4 2.0 0
11 Dylan Cozens 18 F 01 Delta Hockey Academy 2 2 2 4 2.0 0
12 Patrick Forde 14 F 01 Calgary Northstar 2 2 2 4 2.0 0
13 Peyton Krebs 18 F 01 Rocky Mountain Raiders 2 2 2 4 2.0 0
14 Nolan Krogfoss 11 F 01 Delta Hockey Academy 2 2 2 4 2.0 0
15 Cody Hough 24 D 01 Yale Hockey Academy 2 1 3 4 2.0 0
16 Jalen Price 15 F 01 Delta Hockey Academy 2 1 3 4 2.0 0
17 Kyle Petten 9 F 01 Notre Dame  Hounds 2 1 3 4 2.0 0
18 Lukas Svejkovsky 10 F 01 Delta Hockey Academy 2 1 3 4 2.0 0
19 Aidan Barfoot 16 F 01 Delta Hockey Academy 2 3 0 3 1.5 0
20 Kye Buchanen 20 F 01 St. Albert Sabres 1 3 0 3 3.0 0

Calgary Northstar Sabres 5 – Red Deer Rebels 2  

  1. Calgary – Forde (Van Impe, Karman)
  2. Calgary – Forde (2) (Moore, Jones)
  3. Red Deer – Mofford (Richmond, Mason)
  4. Calgary -Tracey (3) (Stevenson, Orzeck)
  5. Calgary – Tracey (4)
  6. Calgary – Van Impe (Rowland, Forde)
  7. Red Deer – Simpson AP (Sorenson, Mofford)

OHA 6 – Calgary Royals 3

  1.  Calgary – Danis (Tooth, Jamernik)
  2.  Calgary – Danis (2) (Nicholas)
  3.  OHA – Senkoe (2) (Driver, Lewis)
  4.  OHA – Dubinsky (Lewis)
  5.  OHA – Gove (McCartney, Bouchard)
  6.  Calgary – Makarchuk (Svenson, Evans)
  7.  OHA – Lewis (Senkoe)
  8.  OHA – Dubinsky (2) (Brown, Bouchard)
  9.  OHA – Noble (Driver)

Delta Hockey Academy 7 – Winnipeg Warriors 0   

  1.  Delta – Barfoot (2) (Cousins)
  2.  Delta – Cousins (Kent)
  3.  Delta – Barfoot (3) (Wozney, Fromm-Delorme)
  4.  Delta – Krogfoss (2)
  5.  Delta – J. Price (Krogfoss, Kent)
  6.  Delta – Craik (3) (Hopwo, J. Price)
  7.  Delta – Fromm-Delorme (Svejkovsky, Kent)

Shots 48-13 Delta.

Rocky Mountain Raiders 4 – Lethbridge Golden Hawks 2

  1. Rocky Mtn – Krebs (2) (Garet)
  2. Rocky Mtn – Fizer (2) (Dawson)
  3. Leth – Greig (Lyons, Becker)
  4. Rocky Mtn – Akl (Young, Dawson)
  5. Leth – Nevil (3) (Stringer)
  6. Rocky Mtn – Fizer (3)

Sherwood Park Flyers 5 – Kelowna Jr. Rockets 1

  1. Sher Pk – Jackson (Norum)
  2. Sher Pk – Browne (MacGregor)
  3. Sher Pk – MacGregor (Wieschorster, Padberg)
  4. Sher Pk – Norum (Jackson, Wieschorster)
  5. Kelowna – Hauk (Meszaros)
  6. Sher Pk – Lee (Browne)

Shots 60-14 Sherwood Park  G – Kaleb McEachern stopped 55/60.

Calgary Bisons 4 – Leduc Oil Kings 1

  1. Bisons – Benoit (Plaschewsky, Coventry)
  2. Leduc – Hutchings (Smallwood)
  3. Bisons – Coventry (Ashton, Sterling)
  4. Bisons – Ashton (Olson, Sterling)
  5. Bisons – Petryk

Shots 41-15 Bisons.  G – Carter Gylander stopped 37/41 for Leduc.

St. Albert Sabres 4 – Yale Hockey Academy 3

  1. Yale – Williams (4) (Leyh, Rhinehart)
  2. St. Albert – Dovey (Nicholas)
  3. St. Albert – E. McKinley (2)
  4. Yale – Leyh (2) (Williams)
  5. St. Albert – Spiridakis (Nicholas)
  6. St. Albert – Benning (Bamber, Dovey)
  7. Yale – Williams (5) (Cotton, Blaisdell)

Notre Dame Hounds 7 – Calgary Flames 0

  1.  ND – Dureau (Schmiemann, Larson)
  2.  ND – Mylymok (2) (Petten)
  3.  ND – Dureau (2) (Lambert, Schmiemann)
  4.  ND – Morrissey (2) (Newkirk, Schmiemann)
  5.  ND – Dureau (3)  (Reich, Schmiemann)
  6.  ND – Renwick (Schmiemann, Dureau)
  7.  ND – Lambert (Petten)

Shots  33-29 Calgary Flames.

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Calgary, Medicine Hat and Tim Jardine Tournaments – Day 1

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** Please note that most recent results will be at the top of each tournament heading!

Hockey Hounds Tournament – Day 1 Results

Edmonton SSAC 5 – Humboldt Broncos 1

POE 8 – Fort Saskatchewan Rangers 3

Edmonton KC 5 – Colorado Thunderbirds 0

Delta Hockey Academy Varsity 6 – Prince George Jr. Cougars 1

Rocky Mountain Classic Tournament – Day 1 Complete

NWCAA Bantam AAA Invitational 

(4th Annual)

November 12 – 15, 2015

Calgary, Alberta

 

Castle Pool
Standings  

 

TEAM  GP W L T PTS GF GA DIFF PCT STRK
Sherwood Park Flyers 1 1 0 0 2 5 3 +2 1.000 W1
Calgary Flames 1 0 0 1 1 2 2 0 0.500 T1
Prince George Cougars 1 0 0 1 1 2 2 0 0.500 T1
Notre Dame Hounds 0 0 1 0 0 3 5 -2 0.000 L1
Kidd Pool
Standings  

 

TEAM  GP W L T PTS GF GA DIFF PCT STRK
Yale Hockey Academy 1 1 0 0 2 9 2 +7 1.000 W1
St. Albert Sabres 1 1 0 0 2 7 2 +5 1.000 W1
Leduc Oil Kings 1 0 1 0 0 2 7 -5 0.000 L1
Calgary Bisons 1 0 1 0 0 2 9 -7 0.000 L1
Lorette Pool
Standings  

 

TEAM  GP W L T PTS GF GA DIFF PCT STRK
Delta Hockey Academy 1 1 0 0 2 9 3 +6 1.000 W1
Red Deer Rebels 1 1 0 0 2 3 1 +2 1.000 W1
Winnipeg Warriors 1 0 1 0 0 1 3 -2 0.000 L1
Calgary Northstars 0 0 1 0 0 3 9 -6 0.000 L1
Lorette Pool
Standings  

 

TEAM  GP W L T PTS GF GA DIFF PCT STRK
Rocky Mountain Raiders 1 1 0 0 2 5 2 +3 1.000 W1
Lethbridge Golden Hawks 1 1 0 0 2 4 1 +3 1.000 W1
Calgary Royals 1 0 1 0 0 2 5 -3 0.000 L1
OHA 0 0 1 0 0 1 4 -3 0.000 L1

 

 

 


Tournament Scoring Leaders

 

  PLAYER # P BY TEAM GP G A PTS P/G PIM
1 Carson Henry 15 F 01 St. Albert Sabres 1 2 3 5 5.0 0
2 Josh Williams 14 F 01 Yale Hockey Academy 1 3 1 4 4.0 0
3 Keegan Craik 6 F 01 Delta Hockey Academy 1 2 2 4 4.0 0
4 Carson Hopwo 7 F 01 Delta Hockey Academy 1 2 2 4 4.0 0
5 Cody Hough 24 D 01 Yale Hockey Academy 1 1 3 4 4.0 0
6 Ethan Leyh 39 F 01 Yale Hockey Academy 1 1 3 4 4.0 0
7 Kye Buchanen 20 F 01 St. Albert Sabres 1 3 0 3 3.0 0
8 Dylan Cozens 18 F 01 Delta Hockey Academy 1 2 1 3 3.0 0
9 Rhett Nevil 17 F 01 Lethbridge 1 2 1 3 3.0 0
10 Peyton Krebs 18 F 01 Rocky Mountain Raiders 1 1 2 3 3.0 0

Rocky Mountain Raiders 5 – Calgary Royals 2

  1. Rocky Mtn – Buschlen (Krebs, Kaddoura)
  2. Rocky Mtn – Crnkovic
  3. Calgary Royals – Svenson (Dietrich)
  4. Calgary Royals – Svenson (2) (Young)
  5. Rocky Mtn – Fizer (Krebs)
  6. Rocky Mtn – Buschlen (2)
  7. Rocky Mtn – Krebs

Lethbridge Golden Hawks 4 – OHA 1

  1. Leth – Draffin (Nevil, S. Truman)
  2. Leth – Dyck (Horon, Stringer)
  3. Leth – Nevil (S. Truman, Dyck)
  4. Leth – Nevil (2) (Stringer)
  5. OHA – Senkoe (Noble)

Red Deer Rebels 3 – Winnipeg Warriors 1 

  1. Red Deer – Sorenson (Gerrits)
  2. Winnipeg – Friesen (Clark, Fernandez)
  3. Red Deer – Sorenson (2) (Mofford, Ryden)
  4. Red Deer – Zinger (Gerrits)

Delta Hockey Academy 9 – Calgary Northstar Sabres 3

  1.  Delta – Craik (Cozens, Svejkovsky)
  2.  Delta – Hopwo (Craik)
  3.  Delta – Svejkovsky (LaRoue, Fromm-Delorme)
  4.  Delta – Hopwo (2) (J. Price, Krogfoss)
  5.  Delta – Craik (2) (J. Price, Hopwo)
  6.  Calgary – Moore (Van Impe, Forde)
  7.  Delta – Barfoot
  8.  Calgary – Tracey (Sangha)
  9.  Delta – Cozens (T. Price)
  10.  Delta – Krogfoss (Hopwo, Wozney)
  11.  Delta – Cozens (2) (Craik, Svejkovsky)
  12.  Calgary – Tracey (2)

Yale Hockey Academy 9 – Calgary Bisons 2

  1.  Yale – Amsler (Leyh)
  2.  Yale – Leyh (Amsler, Chow)
  3.  Bisons – Parker (Witzke, King)
  4.  Yale – Williams (Leyh)
  5.  Yale – Donaldson (Goncalves, Hough)
  6.  Yale – Williams (2) (Leyh, Van de Leest)
  7.  Yale – Williams (3) (Goncalves, Hough)
  8.  Yale – Hough
  9.  Bisons – Yuke (MacLean – AP)
  10.  Yale – Swetlikoff (Hough, Blaisdell)
  11.  Yale – Donaldson (2) (Williams, Goncalves)

St. Albert Sabres 7 – Leduc Oil Kings 2

  1.  St. Albert – Henry (Morgan, Benning)
  2.  St. Albert – Buchanen (Edwards, Henry)
  3.  St. Albert – Buchanen (2) (Henry)
  4.  St. Albert – Henry (2) (Bamber)
  5.  Leduc – Rabbit (Mitchell)
  6.  Leduc – Smallwood (Young, Morris)
  7.  St. Albert – Buchanen (3) (Henry, Morgan)
  8.  St. Albert – E. McKinley
  9.  St. Albert – West (Benning, Nicholas)

Sherwood Park Flyers 5 – Notre Dame Hounds 3

  1. Sher Pk – Reagan (Bader, Browne)
  2. Sher Pk – Bader (Browne)
  3. ND – Petten
  4. Sher Pk – Wieschorster (Wyatt)
  5. ND – Morrissey (Larson)
  6. ND – Mylymok (Petten, Culling)
  7. Sher Pk – Robinson (Browne)
  8. Sher Pk – Chorney

Goal:  Kruger (Sher PK) and Mercer (ND)

Calgary Flames 2 – Kelowna Jr. Rockets 2

  1. CGY Flames – Brock (Lund)
  2. Kelowna – Lindsay (Courtney, Green)
  3. CGY Flames – Brock (Boyle)
  4. Kelowna – Reimer (Green)

POG – Reimer (Kelowna), G – Balas (Calgary)

 

Tim Jardine Memorial Tournament – Day 1

Langley Eagles 9 – Coquitlam Chiefs 4

Juan de Fuca 4 – Hollyburn Huskies 1

Nanaimo Clippers 7 – Cloverdale Colts 2

Seattle Sno Kings 3 – Chilliwack 3

Hollyburn Huskies 7 – Ridge Meadows 0

Coquitlam 6 – South Delta 0

Langley Eagles 4 – Cloverdale Colts 2

 

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The 43rd Annual Hockey Hounds Tournament has long been a staple in the bantam world among scouts and teams along with its players gunning to make an impression on those scouts.  For the 3rd year now, the Hockey Hounds event have had to fight it out with the newly formed Rocky Mountain Classic Tournament in Calgary which takes place the same weekend at the world class facility – Winsport.

This years Hockey Hounds Tournament though still features many of the top teams in western Canada headed up by NSWC Winterhawks (defending champs) along with the Canam Tournament winners POE.  Joining them are powerhouse BWC Bruins as the only other western Canada top 10 teams.  Max Bulawka is the top returning scorer with 2-3-5 last year while with Edmonton SSAC.

White Pool

Edmonton SSAC  (10-3-0  66-38)  AMBHL

  • Edmonton enters as the White pool favorite.  Stopping the SSAC top line will have to be a top priority for the other teams in the pool as Carter Souch (16-10-26), Zafir Rawji (17-11-28) and Liam Keller (8-22-30) lead one of the tournaments most potent lines.  Connor Hart (4-5-9) leads the defense in scoring.  Jacob Bodnaruk has been a good 2002 born with (4-4-8) in 13 games.  In goal, Mason Raimundo and Joshua Nespliak have split duties and have actually both been pretty good.

Humboldt Broncos  (7-1-2  72-27)  SBAAHL

  • The Broncos are going to be an intriguing team for scouts and everyone alike to follow due to top prospect Logan Barlage.  Barlage has been a name that has been out in the scouting world since his 274 point peewee year and finishing in the top 8 in SBAAHL scoring as a rookie.  The 6’3 forward has stormed out of the gate in 15/16 recording 18-24-42 in just 10 games!  Fellow high ranked F – Cael Zimmerman is tied for 2nd in SBAAHL scoring with 16-11-27 in 10 games.  Ryland Pronych and Corbin Christianson have been adequate.

Prince George Jr. Cougars  (3-3-2  33-33)  OMAHA

  • PG has had a OK year so far in the OMAHA league with a record of 3 wins and 3 losses. PG will be in tough this tourney and will have to play a great team game in order to have any success. PG does have top ranked 2002 D Jacob Gendron (0-4-4) on their team.  The Jr. Cougars will look to its team scoring leader Corey Cunningham (14-14-28) to pace the attack along with Brandon Dent (11-6-17).  They are the only two players in double digits for goals this season.  G – Josh Adams has posted a respectable 2.40 GAA thus far.

Delta Hockey Academy Varsity 2  (10-0-0  71-18) CSSHL Var

  • The Delta team has yet to face a challenge this season in the CSSHL Bantam Varsity division with a record of 10-0 and 71 goals for and 18 against. This tournament will be a great opportunity for them to showcase some of their top 2002 players. Top 02 players Justin Sourdif, Trevor Thurston, Aiden DE LA Gorgendiere and goalie Ryan Dieghton will have to be at the top of their game for this team to have a chance.

Red Pool

POE  (5-3-1  33-31) CSSHL

POE has a strong team that will compete at this tourney. POE has many top 2001 players. Max Bulawka, kjell kjemhus, D Connor horning and Kirby Proctor, POE also has top ranked 2002 player Connor McClennon. goalies Geo Wilson and Brandon Forman will need to be better for POE to have any chance of winning the tournament.

Colorado Thunderbirds  17-2-3  Tier 1 Elite

  • The Colorado Thunerbirds are going to be a major threat this tournament.  They come in as the 4th ranked team in the USA according to MYHockeyrankings.com with a record of 17-2-3.  Killian Kiecker-Olson, Brady Berlin and Sandoval twins (Dominic and Lucas) lead a dynamic and talented attack.  In goal, Alex Brooks is as good as they come in the western States.  Look for the Thunderbirds to challenge for a semi-final spot.

Edmonton KC  (5-3-5  50-33)  AMBHL

  • KC enter the tournament with just 2 wins in their past 9 games in going 2-3-4.  Graeme Bryks is by far the leader of the squad in scoring with 13-13-26 in 13 games.  After Bryks, Brett Rylance and Mitchell Verenka have just 11 points each.  What holds the team in games is its tandem of talented blue-liners with Konor Campbell and Neithan Salame and highly ranked goaltender Eric Ward (2-3-3 2.33, .936).  KC does have the ability to pull off an upset and move to the quarter-finals but its a tough group at the top which makes it that much harder.

Fort Saskatchewan Rangers  (6-7-1  43-54) AMBHL

  • The Rangers have been up and down this year as evidence by going 2-3-0 heading into the tournament.  Losing Jaden Senkoe and then MVP and top 3 ranked forward Kirby Dach before the season didn’t help either, causing the team to have trouble scoring on most nights.  Leading the team right now in scoring is big Erik Boers (10-5-15) in 14 games.  Kurtis Labant (5-7-12) and 2002 born Raphael Pelletier (5-8-13) have chipped in as well.  The team has just 3 goals in 14 games from its defense core who have troubles at times gathering the puck and moving it up.   In goal, Braden Potter and Cooper Kennedy have split duties and have been ok but not great yet.

Green Pool

NSWC Winterhawks  (8-2-0  44-14) PCAHA

  • NSWC should do very well in the tourney. NSWC has many top ranked  2001 players including Jayden Lee, Logan Doust  and G Jesse Makaj. Makaj was steller in net last weekend when NSWC lost to BWC 1-0 at the PCAHA showcase in Ridge Meadows. BWC out shot NSWC 27-11 with many great scoring chances. For this team to win they will need great goaltending and support from their top 2002 players, Cole Sheppard, Connor Wetsch and Garrett Valk.

Lloydminster Heat  (6-4-4  48-47)  AMBHL

  • The Heat are really struggling right now and have gone winless in their past 7 games at 0-4-3 after starting the season at 6-0-1.  They have scored just 17 goals in those 7 games.  2002 born Jordan Borysiuk has been a major bright spot with his 13-8-21 in 13 games.  Caleb Brown with 8-8-16 has chipped in but no other player has more than 9 points this season.  The team has just 2 goals from its defense core.  Ross Hawryluk has a been a big key to any success the team has had this year between the pipes.

Sask Valley Vipers  (6-3-1  50-31)  SBAAHL

  • The Vipers have shown to be a decent team in the SBAAHL in going 6-3-1 but have hit a bit of a snag. Good news for them is that after NSWC, the pool is wide open as to who the 2nd team making it out will be.  The Vipers have good depth up front led by Kyrell Sopotyk (10-6-16) and Austin Lamotte and one of the provinces top goalies in Carter Woodside.  2002 born forwards Josh Pillar and Cohner Saleski add good depth to a fairly deep, hard working forward group.

Airdrie Xtreme  (2-11-2  34-82)  AMBHL

  • The once powerhouse Xtreme have been hit with hard times in recent years and have slipped to near the bottom of the heap in the AMBHL now.  The team really struggles to score with just over 2 GPG but has a bright spot in 2002 born Jake Neighbors (11-5-16) in 15 games.  After Neighbors, Kyle Crosbie has 6 goals and nobody else has more than 3.  The defense core has accumulated just 2 goals combined.  The Xtreme allow nearly 47 shots-per-game this year so goalies Talyn Boyko and Antonie LeClerc have been busy.

Blue Pool

BWC Bruins  (11-0-0  85-7)  PCAHA

  • BWC will be a top contender at this tourney, they have a lot of firepower up front with many top 2001 players. Sasha Mutalla, Massimo Rizzo, Henry Rybinski, and Elan Bar-Lev-Wise are all very skilled players who can put the puck in the net. BWC will need their D to step up their play for them to win, D Alec Sukunda and 2002 Ryan Helliwell have been playing great . In net Kaeden Lane and 02 Koen Macinnes have not been tested very much in the PCAHA.

Edmonton CAC  (4-6-1  30-45)  AMBHL

  • CAC really struggle to score with just one player scoring over 3 goals this year with Justin Hall (7-4-11).  Hall is also the only player who has double digits in points.  A pair of big defenseman with first round ranked Daniel Baker and Kyle Dziwenka anchor a decent blueline and is the teams strong suit.  In goal, Maxim Currie (3-3-1, 3.99, .902).

Edge Mountaineers  (0-7-0  20-42)  CSSHL

  • The Mountaineers have opened their CSSHL with 7 consecutive losses in allowing 6 GPG.  G – Carter Wickson has battled despite facing 44 shots per game this year in posting a .873%.  Backup G – Parker Sawka has just a .764%.  Kash Rasmussen (1-10-11) leads the team in scoring while Zach Okabe and Lucas Foley, a pair of returnees from last year each have 4 goals.  Edge has a chance still though in what is a pretty weak pool after BWC.

Southeast Tigers (1-12-1  26-91)  AMBHL

  • If there is one team struggling more than Edge or equal to Edge, it would have to be the host Hounds.  The Hounds have averaged just 2 wins per season over the past couple years and this year looks much the same unfortunately.  A bright spot for the team has been the play of G – Dawson Savage.   Savage faces about 55 shots-per-game and has a decent .876% to show for it.  No player on the Hounds has more than 4 goals and no player more than 7 points in the 14 games.  Perhaps they can garner a win at their home tournament!
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Rocky Mountain Invitational Tournament Preview

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The 4th annual Rocky Mountain Classic AAA Invitational Tournament will take place in Calgary, AB from November 12-15.  This will be the 4th consecutive season where scouts will have to split their time between the Hockey Hounds tournament in Medicine Hat and this tournament.  However, the Rocky Mountain Tournament is fast becoming the go-to event for all the top Alberta AMBHL teams as well as drawing 3 of the top 4 prep teams from the CSSHL along with Notre Dame from Saskatchewan.

The Delta Bantam Prep squad won the tournament last year with a 10-1 win over Yorkton.  All told, there are 9 of the top 14 teams attending from our latest WEHP Top 10 Team Rankings and the top 4 teams in Western Canada will be there.

  • Josh Williams of Yale is the highest returning scorer from last years tournament as he put up 6-5-11 to finish 8th in tournament scoring.  He did that though with Delta last year.
  • Sam Steel holds the record for most points in the tournament with 12-11-23 in 6 games in the first year of the tournament with Sherwood Park.
  • Dylan Halliday holds the record for points by a defenceman with 3-8-11 in 6 games with Sherwood Park in the first year of the tournament in 2012.
  • 10 WEHP 2015 1st round ranked prospect taking part in the tournament which includes the top D – Bowen Byram, top F – Payton Krebs and top G – Taylor Gauthier.

Castle Pool

1.  Sherwood Park Flyers (12-0-1  92-13)  AMBHL  1st

  • The Flyers open the tournament as the #1 ranked team in western Canada.  Allowing just 1 GPG in league play this year, the Flyers are on track to smash the AMBHL record in that category.  The Offence hasn’t been too shabby either with 7GPG.  The Flyers are 3 lines deep but are led by a trio of high scoring forward in Ethan Browne (13-13-26), Brett Wieschorster (15-8-23) and Carter Chorney (11-3-24).
  • The Flyers have first round ranked prospect Jake Lee leading the stingy defense core.  Lee has 4-9-13 in 13 games.  Liam Antoniak, Jaxon Wyatt, Matthew Robertson, Kieran Raymond give the Flyers a possible 5 draftees for the bantam draft.  Don’t forget about 2002 rearguard Kaiden Guhle who is already a force as a first year play and is the brother of former WHL 3rd overall pick Brendan Guhle.  The Flyers have 9 goals from defenseman in 13 games played!
  • Both goalies Curtis Padberg (7-0-0, 0.86, .954) and Ethan Kruger (5-0-1, 1.17, .935) have been simply outstanding.

 

2.  Notre Dame Hounds  (11-1-0  73-21)  Midget AA  2nd

  • The Notre Dame Hounds always enter the first major tournament of the year as a bit of an unknown due to playing in the Midget AA league.  It is the first chance they will have this year to measure themselves against the cream of the crop in bantam hockey.  The Hounds are a bit different in that they have several of the top players from the Maritimes in goal and on defense specifically.  They are simply rolling through the South Saskatchewan Midget League this year (11-1-0) at a clip not seen before, so if that is any indication, it looks like the Hounds will be a very formitable foe.
  • Luke Mylymok currently leads the Hounds in scoring by a fairly wide margin with 12-16-28 in 12 games.  The Hounds have 7 forwards who are all averaging over a PPG led by Matthew Culling (9-12-21), Reece Newkirk (8-12-20) and Edge Lambert (7-8-15).  Kade Nolan leads the Hounds defense in scoring with (0-12-12).  The Hounds have 6 goals from their dmen led by Quinn Schmiemann with 3.  Schmiemann is the brother or former WHL first round pick Dominic.
  • Goalies Joe MacDonald (6-0-0, 1.67, 2SO) and Aaron Mercer (5-1-0, 1.83, 1SO) are both from the Maritimes and not eligible for the WHL draft but have been great!

3.  Kelowna Jr. Rockets  (3-1-2  26-23)  OMAHA  3rd

  • The Jr. Rockets are part of a 3 team OMAHA league and have fared ok to this point in going 3-1-2.  The Jr. Rockets did get a taste of tournament play though in attending the Seafair Icebreaker tournament back on Thanksgiving weekend.  The Jr. Rockets went 2-1-1.
  • They boast one of the biggest goalies at this years tournament in Kaleb McEachern who is 6’3.5  170lbs.
  • 2002 born talents Benn Krivoshen, Chase Dafoe and Jack Finley

4.  Calgary Flames (7-7-0  50-41)  AMBHL  4th

  • After a very dominant 14/15 season where the team went 20-4-9 and played at or near the top of the AMBHL all season long, they have now fallen back to a .500 caliber team.  The Flames don’t have a single player in double digits for goals with Dylan Holloway leading right now with 8 in 13 games.
  • Big 6’0 Evan Patrician has come on as of late and leads the team with (7-10-17).  Dylan Holloway (8-7-15), Brendan Boyle (7-6-13) and Connor Brock (7-1-8) have led the way.
  • Aaron Hladiuk has been the kingpin on defense with (5-4-9 – 28PIM) in 14 games.  While Brett Balas is one of western Canada’s top goalies and has been great this year in going 4-3-0, 2.17, .931.

 

 

 

Kidd Pool

 

Yale Hockey Academy  (5-2-0  35-24)  CSSHL  1st

  • Yale entered the year as western Canada’s top team (on paper).  Although still elite, they dropped a couple early games this year to Delta but have since bounced back in winning 5 league games in a row.
  • Yale are loaded with likely WHL Bantam Draft picks on the roster with as many as 13 players who we have ranked to go in the draft.  Leading the team are first round ranked Josh Williams (8-7-15), Harrison Blaisdell (7-8-15), Alex Swetlikoff (5-7-11) and Holden Kodak (4-7-11).  The top three all play on the same line and have been dynamite!
  • Hard to believe but the team doesn’t have a single CSSHL goal from its defense core other than Rhett Rhinehart who leads the team in dman scoring with (3-3-6).  Big 6’3+ rearguards Austin Herron and Jackson Van de Leest are physical forces!
  • In goal, Blake Wood (2-1-0, 3.20, .864) and Alex Rolfe (3-1-0, 3.36, .866) have struggled so far and will need to be better for this team to have the success it is capable of.

Calgary Bisons  (10-1-2  42-22)  AMBHL  2nd

  • The stingy Bisons have allowed the 2nd fewest amount of goals in the AMBHL and are once again this year led by the Taylor Gauthier in goal.  Gauthier is our top ranked goalie for the draft and we believe that he could go in the top 10 of the WHL draft.
  • Gauthier (4-1-2, 1.46, .944) leads the team from the goal out.  Zachary Ashton (4-10-14), Eric Parker (0-11-11) and Matthew Sanders (3-3-6) are all capable puck movers who make the Bisons transition a key in their success.  Ashton and Parker are 2nd and 3rd in team scoring!
  • Up front, Quinn Olson leads the attack with 4-11-15.  Olson is the brother of WHL high pick Kyle Olson.  Mitchell Watson leads the team with 7 goals.

St. Albert Sabres  (9-2-3  71-31)  AMBHL  3rd

  • The Sabres are likely to battle the Bisons for the final team to make the playoff round to the quarter-finals in this pool.  The Sabres are a deep team with 6 forward averaging a PPG or better.  The defense has good puck movers and goaltending has been pretty good as well.
  • Highly ranked Brady Nicholas (7-13-20) leads a balanced St. Albert attack that includes team goal scoring leader Blake Sydlowski with 10 and forwards; Kye Buchanen, Dominik Cesarz, Stuart Dovey and Logan Mckinley who all have over a PPG.
  • The defense has picked up 7 goals in 14 games with Aidan West leading with 2-6-8.
  • Evan Fradette has put up a 5-0-2, 1.75, .924 but continues to split time almost exactly in half with Ryley Osland (4-2-1, 2.54, .904).

Leduc Oil Kings  (3-8-1  48-58)  AMBHL  4th

  • The Oil Kings are really in a tough pool and aren’t going to advance quite likely.  They haven’t been as bad as their 3-8-1 record would indicate and do have one of the highest scoring players in the AMBHL with Jakin Smallwood to carry the load.
  • After Smallwood (9-16-25), just 1 other player Brett Lafreniere (6-7-13) has over a PPG this year.  The team has 3 goals from its defense led by Reegan Rabbit (2-3-5)
  • Carter Gylander has played in about 75% of the teams action and has pretty good numbers with a .907% despite being 1-8-0.

Lorette Pool

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Delta Hockey Academy  (8-1-0  52-25)  CSSHL  1st

  • Delta has been dominant right from the start of the season with the pair of wins over rival Yale.  They also defeated Yale to win the Chilliwack Bantam AAA Tournament, their 2nd straight tournament win at that event.  They also enter this tournament as the defending champions!  What more is there to say!
  • Delta roll over 3 lines and don’t depend on any one individual for team success and are extremely well coached under Yogi Svejkovsky.  Keegan Craik leads the team in goals with 10, followed by Arshdeep Bains with 9.  Jalen Price has 4-10-14 to lead in points so far but those numbers could all change due to the parity among the forward unity and ability of the entire group.
  • They have 6 goals from defenseman and are led by Los Angelas born Nicholas Kent with 3-3-6.  The defense core are pretty good but the team is backed by outstanding goaltending which makes everything easier.  Boston Bilous (an early NCAA commit) is one of the top goalies in western Canada and sports a (4-0-0, 2.45, .931) in playing some of the top teams in western Canada each game in a tough league.  Roman Basran has been decent as well.

Calgary Northstar Sabres  (10-4-0  69-35)  AMBHL  2nd

  • The Northstar Sabres have finally risen to near the top and have become a team to be reckoned with this year in averaging nearly 5 GPG and anchored by a strong, stingy defense core.
  • Blake Stevenson (10-15-25) and Brayden Tracey (14-9-23) give the team a pair of high scoring threats who carry most of the offensive attack.  Small Nicholas Porterfield has 10 goals.
  • The defense have accounted for 9 goals this year led by Eric Van Impe (4-5-9) who has got it going after a somewhat slow start.  Rajvir Sangha and Nolan Orzack are highly ranked dmen who average near a PPG.
  • Max Johnston has been stellar in goal (7-1-0, 1.88, .926) but only plays about 60% of the time with Michael Johnson (3-3-0, 3.17, .891) playing the rest.

 

 

Winnipeg Warriors  (5-2-1  50-16)  WPGB1  3rd

  • The Warriors may not be considered the top team in the Winnipeg B1 league but allowing just 16 goals in 8 games while averaging over 6 GPG is nothing to sneeze at!
  • They have 10 players averaging a PPG or better so far.  Brayden Clark leads the team in scoring with 8-9-17.
  • In goal, Kolby Thornton (3-0-1, 2.50, .833) and Brody Lawson (2-1-0, 1.00, .900, 1SO) have basically split time.
  • The Warriors don’t have a single 2002 born due to the Winnipeg teams splitting up the 01’s and 02’s in separate leagues.

Red Deer Rebels  (6-7-2  60-50)  AMBHL  4th

  • The Rebels are a middle of the pack team and could compete well with the Warriors but will need things to go their way to advance to the quarters out of this pool.  Deegan Mofford has been one of the better players in the AMBHL south and carries the team most nights.  Mofford has 16-13-29 and teams up with Griffin Ryden (10-12-22) to form a pretty good #1 line.
  • Cade Mason (0-9-9) and Brendan McBride lead the defense core (3-2-5) in points.
  • In goal, Bretton Park (5-3-1, 2.89, .908) has played the majority of the time.

 

Rundle Pool

Lethbridge Golden Hawks  (13-2-1  98-28)  AMBHL  1st

  • The Golden Hawks have easily been one of the more dominant team in the AMBHL.  However, they have lost 2 of their past 3 games to the Bisons and Northstars respectively and weren’t great in a win vs. Airdrie either in that span and will need to get their game back to where it was if they hope to advance to atleast a semi-final berth.
  • They lead the league in goals with 98 and look to a very balanced attack under head coach Michael Dyck.  In fact, defenseman and #1 overall ranked Bowen Byram leads the team with 12-18-30 while Michael’s son Carson Dyck is tied for the points lead with 8-22-30.
  • It is interesting to note that the team has a 2003 born player in #1 overall ranked Zack Stringer who has 8-6-14 and hasn’t looked out of place at all.
  • How about this!!! The team has 24 goals from its defense, led by Byram’s 12.  Cale Lyons is next with 4 but every defenseman on the team has scored at least once.
  • Bryon Fancy (9-0-0, 1.05, .932) and Carl Tetachuk (4-2-1, 2.56, .866) have pretty much split games but as you can see, Fancy has been lights out!

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OHA  (4-5-1  41-42)  CSSHL  2nd

  • OHA have had a bit of an up and down season.  They don’t have many high end prospects this year and the coaching of Bruno Campese has kept the team treading water so far.
  • Small F – Connor Bouchard leads the team in scoring with 7-7-14 and is followed closely by Ben McCartney (Manitoba) with 5-8-13.  Nathan Driver (Manitoba) has 6 goals but no other forward has more than 4.
  • D – Mitchell Brown has vaulted himself into our 2nd round for the rankings and leads the team by far in dman scoring with 2-8-10 but plays a solid, complete game and there is lots of buzz around this player.
  • Cole Schwebius (2-3-0, 3.74, .899) has been pretty good for the team.

Rocky Mountain Raiders  (9-4-1  79-55)  AMBHL 3rd

  • The Western Canada Bantam Championship hosts are still a good team but no where near the top of the contenders this season.  They have the ability though to beat the top teams but have yet to show it.  They Raiders are led by perhaps the top forward in Western Canada in Peyton Krebs who by far leads the AMBHL in scoring with 21-32-53 in 14 games.  This puts him on track for one of the highest point totals in AMBHL history at over 120!
  • They also have the top 2002 born forward in Alberta with Kyle Crnkovic.  Kyle leads the AMBHL in goals with 20 already and is on track to be the leagues only 50 goal player.  Tarun Fizer is the only other player on the team with more than 10 points with 9-10-19.
  • Losing Kirby Proctor to POE before the season began hurt the time no doubt.  the Raiders have just 4 goals from defenseman and struggle to move the puck out at times.
  • Both Jackson Berry and Ethan Rycroft have been average in goal.

Calgary Royals  (3-9-2  38-74)  AMBHL  4th

  • The Royals have really struggled in all aspects this year and sit near the bottom of the south standings.  They don’t have a single player with a PPG.
  • Cole Svenson leads the team with 5-6-11.
  • The team has 4 goals from its defense led by Reid Tooth with 4.
  • Goalies; 02 – Simi Gill and Jack McNaughton both have save percentages around .850%

 

 

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November 9, 2015 Newsletter is ready

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**We have now added a Previous Ranking column so you can see how much a player has moved.  Expect lots of movement early in the year.
*Player statistics entered as of Sunday, November 8 at 12pm
Rankings
** Heights and weights have been updated for all players in the 01 or 02 age groups in Western Canada.  Over 50 new players added to our lists and major movement as well after our early season viewings!
– Top 250 for the 2001 born age class.
– Top 144 for the 2002 born age class.
– Top 39 for the 2003 born age class
 
– Western USA Top 50 – 2001 Born
 
Interviews
We interview 4 top prospects from around Western Canada
 
Scouting Reports
Once again full scouting reports are included.  20 in total from all provinces.
 
**Western Canada Top 20 Teams and Full 15/16 Listings and dates
 
best regards,
 
Tyler Neisz
Western Elite Hockey Prospects
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PCAHA Flight 1 Showcase This Weekend

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The PCAHA  Bantam A1 Showcase will take place this weekend November 7-8 at Planet Ice in Maple Ridge, BC. This is the first Bantam Showcase that the PCAHA has put on to date. All teams in Flight 1 will play their first two league games at the Cam Neely Rink in Maple Ridge, BC.

Now that the first 8 placement games have been played all teams have been ranked and placed into their appropriate flights. Teams taking place in the Flight 1  Showcase are:

 

BWC Bruins A1

NSWC Winterhawks A1

Seafair Islanders A1

Hollyburn Huskies A1

Abbotsford Hawks A1

Langley Eagles A1

Seattle Sno-Kings A1

Chilliwack Bruins A1

Vancouver Thunder-Birds  A1

Cloverdale Colts A1

 

BWC and NCSW are the top 2 teams in this flight. In their only placement game so far BWC beat NSWC 5-1. The only other team to even come close to BWC was Seafair who lost 6-3 .  The most lopsided loss was a 19-0 win for BWC over Langley . This is not a Tournament but scheduled league games. Each PCAHA team plays 20 league games and these will be their first two games. PCAHA has tried to match up the teams evenly this weekend  in the hope of having some close completive games. Many of WEHP’s top ranked players will be  playing in the Showcase this weekend, Sasha Mutalla and Massimo Rizzo for BWC, Jayden Lee, Logan Doust and goalie Jesse Makaj from NSWC to name a few.

BWC VS  Seafair    Sat Nov 7, 2015 Planet Ice Maple Ridge 1 Cam Neely 13:00 14:30

 

Vancouver Thunderbirds VS  NSWC     Sat Nov 7, 2015 Planet Ice Maple Ridge 1 Cam Neely 16:30 18:00

 

Langley VS  Sno-Kings    Sat Nov 7, 2015 Planet Ice Maple Ridge 1 Cam Neely 18:15 19:45

 

Abbotsford VS  Hollyburn    Sat Nov 7, 2015 Planet Ice Maple Ridge 1 Cam Neely 20:00 21:30

 

Chilliwack VS  Langley    Sun Nov 8, 2015 Planet Ice Maple Ridge 1 Cam Neely 10:15 11:45

 

Hollyburn VS  Cloverdale    Sun Nov 8, 2015 Planet Ice Maple Ridge 1 Cam Neely 12:00 13:30

 

Sno-Kings  VS  Abbotsford   Sun Nov 8, 2015 Planet Ice Maple Ridge 1 Cam Neely 13:45 15:15

 

Seafair VS Vancouver Thunderbirds    Sun Nov 8, 2015 Planet Ice Maple Ridge 1 Cam Neely 15:30 17:00

 

NSWC VS  BWC     Sun Nov 8, 2015 Planet Ice Maple Ridge 1 Cam Neely 17:15 18:45

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Top 20 Team Rankings, Top 5 Player Lists

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Western Canada Bantam Top 20 Team Rankings

Rank Team League Record GF GA Streak Vs. ^.500 Vs. sub.500
1 Sherwood Park Flyers AMBHL 11-0-1 84 13 W9 2-0-1 9-0-0
2 BWC Bruins PCAHA 8-0-0 76 7 W8 3-0-0 5-0-0
3 Delta Hockey Academy CSSHL 4-1-0 24 15 L1 2-1-0 2-0-0
4 Lethbridge Golden Hawks AMBHL 12-1-1 91 19 L1 2-1-1 10-0-0
5 NSWC Winterhawks PCAHA 7-1-0 41 11 W3 2-1-0 5-0-0
6 Yale Hockey Academy CSSHL 1-2-0 11 13 W1 1-2-0 0-0-0
7 Calgary Bisons AMBHL 8-1-2 37 20 W1 3-1-2 5-0-0
8 Calgary Northstar Sabres AMBHL 8-3-0 53 24 L1 2-2-0 6-1-0
9 St. Albert Sabres AMBHL 8-2-2 58 27 W2 3-2-2 5-0-0
10 POE CSSHL 3-2-0 18 18 W1 0-1-0 3-1-0
11 Winnipeg Monarchs WPG B1 8-0-0 40 16 W8 4-0-0 4-0-0
12 OHA CSSHL 3-3-0 26 20 W3 1-3-0 2-0-0
13 Edmonton SSAC AMBHL 9-3-0 62 35 L1 1-3-0 7-0-0
14 Edmonton KC AMBHL 5-1-5 47 27 W2 1-1-1 4-0-4
15 Winnipeg Warriors WPG B1 4-1-1 44 11 W2 0-1-1 4-0-0
16 Rocky Mountain Raiders AMBHL 8-4-0 62 45 W1 0-3-0 8-1-0
17 Brandon Wheat Kings WPG B1 5-2-0 28 14 W1 3-1-0 2-1-0
18 Shawnigan Lake School CSSHL 0-0-0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0-0-0
19 Humboldt Broncos SBAAHL 7-0-2 70 23 W3 4-0-1 3-0-1
20 Yorkton Terriers SBAAHL 7-1-0 52 26 W6 4-0-0 3-1-0

 

Top 5 Prospects – 2001 Born

  1.  D – Bowen Byram – Lethbridge -AMBHL
  2.  F-  Payton Krebs – Rocky Mountain Raiders – AMBHL
  3.  F- Kirby Dach – Fort Saskatchewan Midget – AMHL
  4.  F- Sasha Mutala – BWC Bruins – PCAHA
  5.  F – Logan Barlage – Humboldt Broncos – SBAAHL

Top 5 Prospects – 2002 Born 

  1.  Payton Mount – Juan de Fuca – VIAHA
  2.  Connor McClennon – POE – CSSHL
  3.  Justin Sourdif – DHA Var – CSSHL
  4.  Ethan Bowen – CHWK – PCAHA
  5.  Kaiden Guhle – Sherwood Park – AMBHL

 Top 5 Prospects – 2003 Born

  1. Zach Stringer – Lethbridge Golden Hawks – AMBHL
  2. Cole Sillinger – Regina – REG AA PW
  3. Logan Stankhoven – Kamloops – OMAHA
  4. Noah Serdachny – Edmonton AA PW
  5. Trevor Wong – BWC Bruins – PCAHA

Western USA – Top 5 – 2001 Born

  1.  D – Grant Silianoff – Shattuck St. Mary’s Prep
  2.  F – Killian Kiecker-Olson – Colorado Thunderbirds
  3.  LD – Cameron York – Shattuck St. Mary’s Prep
  4.  D – Ryan Johnson – Anaheim Jr. Ducks
  5.  F – Nik Norman – Shattuck St. Mary’s Prep
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Weekend Update

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Weekend CSSHL Action

Friday –  OHA 5 – Edge Mountaineers 2

  • Ben McCartney 2-2-4
  • Nathan Driver 2-0-2
  • Connor Bouchard 1-1-2
  • Jaden Senkoe  0-2-2
  • G – Harris Shoemaker  29/31

Saturday – OHA 9 – Edge Mountaineers 3

  • Lukas Konashuk  3-0-3
  • Nathan Driver 2-0-2
  • Jaden Senkoe  2-0-2
  • Ben McCartney  1-2-3
  • D – Timer Lewis, D – Mitchell Brown and F – Connor Bouchard 0-2-2
  • G – Cole Schwebius  24/27
  • Kash Rasmussen 0-3-3 EDGE
  • Dace Carlson 1-1-2  EDGE

Saturday – POE 6 – Edge Mountaineers 2

  • 2002 Connor McClennon 2-1-3
  • Max Bulawka  1-3-4
  • Kjell Kjemhus  1-3-4
  • Ethan Schaeffer 2-0-2
  • D – Kirby Proctor  0-2-2
  • G – Brandon Foreman  17/19
  • Steven Zonneveld  2-0-2  EDGE
  • Carter Wickson  41/47 EDGE

Winnipeg Bantam AAA League Weekend

Friday – Pembina Valley Hawks 11 – Norman Wolves 2

  • Kolton Shindle   2-4-6
  • Tyson Allison  2-2-4
  • 2002 – Derek Wiebe  0-4-4
  • Jayden McCarthy  2-1-3
  • Justin Keck  1-2-3

Saturday – Winnipeg Warriors 19 – Norman Wolves  0

  • Brayden Clark  2-6-8
  • Miguel Tetrault  3-3-6
  • Jayson Szun  3-3-6
  • Ty Naaykens  3-3-6
  • Luc Masse  1-3-4
  • Colton Friesen   3-0-3
  • Reese Vitelli and Kyle Bettens  2-0-2

Saturday – Winnipeg Monarchs 7 – Winnipeg Sharks 2  B2 (2002 born league)

  • Seth Jarvis, Luc Benedictson, Cameron McDonald  1-1-2
  • Reese Belton  0-3-3
  • Cody Hurley  2-0-2  Sharks

Sunday – Eastman Selects 4 – Winnipeg Hawks 3

  • Dallon Wilton  2-0-2
  • Matt Boonstra  1-2-3
  • Mikol Sartor  1-1-2  HAWKS

Sunday – Winnipeg Sharks  6 – Norman Wolves  4

  • Jesse Tkach  2-1-3
  • Jason Kotchon  0-3-3
  • Josiah Vanderhooft  2-0-2
  • Marco Nepitabo  2-0-2  NORMAN

Sunday – Winnipeg Monarchs 10  – Pembina Valley Hawks 1

  • Kolton Shindle – Pembina Valley 1-0-1
  • Blake Jacques  2-2-4
  • Alex Cattani  2-1-3
  • Eric Fawkes  0-3-3
  • Jonny Hooker  1-1-2

Sunday – Winnipeg Warriors  4 –  Winnipeg Hawks 1  (B2 – 2002 born league)

  • Jack Kaiser  2-0-2
  • Bryden Kiesman and Matthew McLeod  0-2-2
  • Carl Ingalls  1-0-1  HAWKS

Winnipeg Bantam AAA League East B1 Scoring Leaders

1 10 Brayden Clark Warriors – B1 5 7 8 15 1 1 2
2 7 Jason Kotchon Sharks – B1 9 6 6 12 0 0 2
3 19 Ty Naaykens Warriors – B1 5 6 5 11 0 1 0
4 9 Reece Vitelli Warriors – B1 5 6 5 11 0 0 4
5 18 Jayson Szun Warriors – B1 5 5 6 11 0 0 4
6 19 Justin Svenson Selects – B1 7 7 4 11 0 1 22
7 15 Blake Jacques Monarchs – B1 8 6 5 11 0 1 4
8 18 Eric Fawkes Monarchs – B1 8 2 9 11 0 1 6
9 3 Josiah Vanderhooft Sharks – B1 9 5 6 11 0 0 0
10 11 Alex Cattani Monarchs – B1 8 7 3 10 0 2 0

Winnipeg Bantam AAA League West B1 Scoring Leaders

1 7 Joey Moffatt Capitals – B1 8 13 9 22 0 2 16
2 9 Kolton Shindle PV Hawks – B1 6 12 6 18 0 0 2
3 19 Logan Calder Capitals – B1 8 8 10 18 1 3 2
4 13 Mark Liwiski Rangers – B1 6 7 10 17 2 0 52
5 11 Zak Smith Capitals – B1 8 7 10 17 0 0 2
6 18 Carter Cockburn Rangers – B1 6 5 10 15 0 0 2
7 8 Tyson Allison PV Hawks – B1 6 7 7 14 0 0 23
8 3 Parker Johnson Chiefs – B1 7 8 5 13 0 2 2
9 18 Jayden McCarthy PV Hawks – B1 7 8 5 13 0 0 4
10 14 Derek Wiebe PV Hawks – B1 7 1 12 13 0 0 4

Winnipeg Bantam AAA League B2 Scoring Leaders

1 4 Seth Jarvis Monarchs – B2 8 12 4 16 0 1 4
2 15 Luc Benedictson Monarchs – B2 8 5 9 14 0 0 4
3 19 Reese Belton Monarchs – B2 8 4 10 14 0 1 10
4 8 Logan Danis Monarchs – B2 7 9 3 12 1 2 4
5 18 Kale Price Sharks – B2 7 9 2 11 0 2 4
6 4 Sequoia Swan Hawks – B2 7 7 4 11 0 1 40
7 12 Braden Fischer Monarchs – B2 8 4 5 9 0 0 6
8 14 Noah Wagner Warriors – B2 7 4 3 7 0 1 2
9 19 Trent Thornton Warriors – B2 7 4 3 7 0 1 4
10 17 Lucas Humble Monarchs – B2 8 3 4 7 0 1 0

PCAHA Placement Flight 1 Final Standings

Team Name GP W L T SPt Pts GF GA )
1 Burnaby Winter Club Bantam A1-T1 8 8 0 0 7 23 76 7
2 North Shore Winter Club Bantam A1-T1 8 7 1 0 8 22 41 11
3 Vancouver Thunderbird Bantam A1-T1 8 5 2 1 7 18 29 27
4 Seafair Bantam A1-T1 8 5 2 1 6 17 29 19
5 Sno-King Bantam A1 8 3 5 0 7 13 26 29
6 Abbotsford Bantam A1-T1 8 3 5 0 6 12 12 43
7 Langley Bantam A1-T1 8 3 5 0 5 11 21 42
8 Ridge Meadows Bantam A1-T1 8 0 7 1 6 7 12 47
9 Semiahmoo Bantam A1-T1 8 0 7 1 6 7 11 32
  • It looks like Hollyburn and Chilliwack will move up to flight 1 for regular season play.  It has yet to be determined who will be moved down to flight 2.
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Regina Bantam AA Tournament Recap

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The Graham Tuer Bantam AA Tournament has come to a close in Regina with the Yorkton Terriers reigning victorious for the 2nd straight year with a 6-3 win over Yellowhead (WPG AAA) in the tournament final.  Zach McIntyre picked up a hat-trick in the final which included the EN to put the game out of reach late after Ethan Evanovich scored with 4 minutes left to give Yorkton breathing room.

The Terriers went a perfect 7-0-0 and outscored their opponents 40-13 in the process for a pretty dominant performance once again this year.

Yellowhead also should be given credit for a strong tournament as they were also undefeated until the loss in the final.  The Chiefs outscored their opponents 37-17 in the tournament.

SBAAHL North Accumulative Round Robin Record:  24-12-4

SBAAHL South Accumulative Round Robin Record:  16-27-1 (Yorkton 4-0-0)

Manitoba Round Robin Accumulative Round Robin Record:  10-18-0 (Yellowhead 4-0-0, 3-1-0)

Regina Teams Accumulative Round Robin Record:  5-7-0

Saskatoon Team Accumulative Round Robin Record: 11-5-0

Lots of quality in the 2001 Defense Category.  Traditionally, often tougher to find Right Hand Defensemen.  Saskatchewan has the following talented available:  Scheider, Michell, Beamon, Kade Olson, McDougall, Riley Little.  Plus you have Luke Reid and Kaden Korczak playing AAA Midget hockey.  A fairly strong draft for Saskatchewan this year compared to years past.  The province offers a bit of everything.

Round Robin Scoring Leaders

1 14 Robins Tristen Brandon Wheat Kings 4 9 6 15 1 0 0
2 7 Halliday Dylan Brandon Wheat Kings 4 3 9 12 0 0 0
3 19 LaMotte Austin Sask Valley Vipers 4 4 7 11 0 0 0
4 7 Zary Connor Saskatoon Outlaws 4 7 3 10 0 1 0
5 7 BARLAGE LOGAN Humboldt Broncos 4 6 4 10 1 0 0
6 11 Sopotyk Kyrell Sask Valley Vipers 4 5 5 10 0 0 0
7 10 McIntyre Zach Yorkton Terriers 4 5 4 9 0 0 0
8 15 Springer Dawson Melville Millionaires 4 6 2 8 0 0 0
9 25 Marleau Luc North East Wolfpack 3 5 3 8 0 0 0
10 9 Beckman Adam Saskatoon Frostbite 4 4 4 8 0 0 0

Western Elite Hockey Prospects All-star Scouting Reports

Goaltender

Trent Miner

Brandon Wheat Kings
DOB 2001
Height 6:00 Weight 171    Catches Left Hand
Position Goalie

Skating/Mobility 4.4
Reflexes/Read-React 4.3
Hockey Sense 4.5
Style/Pos./Angles 4.35
Puck Handle/Gloves 4.5
Rebounds/Recovery .4.55

Tournament Rating: 4.75
Draft Projection: 2nd Round

Assets

Very strong presence in the net for Brandon. Large body covers lots of the net and uses angles very well to take away most of the openings as the oppostion comes down the wings. Rebounds did not exist much and his focus and readiness for each play in his own zone was impressive.
Flaws

Playing for a strong team does not always give you a chance to shop lots of shots. Would like to see him when his team gets pressured a bit and he has to stop 45 a game.

Defenseman

Braden Schneider

Prince Albert Venice House Raiders
DOB – 2001
Height 6:00 Weight 170 Shot Right
Position Right Defense

Skating 4.2
Puck Skills 4.1
Scoring/Skill 4
Work Ethic 4.3
Physical Play 4.75
Character/Intangible 4.65

Tournament Rating: 4.5
Draft Projection: Early 2nd Round

Assets

The Captain and QB of the team including the PP and PK.  A dominating presence on the ice with his approach to the game as he has puck possesson  quite oftern when he is on the ice.  He also has a intimidating influence on the other teams forwards with his ability to play the body and create “hot potato” with the opposition forwards.  Strong shot and crisp asses describe his skills, he can turn and navigate tightly in his own zone and has ability to create lanes for passes up ice with his lateral mobility.

Flaws

He plays with an edge and sometimes that comes with collateral damage–out of position and penalties.  He has done a good job so far this year in this area so it is not much of a concern anymore.

Jack Michell 

Saskatoon Stallions
DOB -2001
Height 6:01 Weight 165 Shot Right
Position Right Defense

Skating 4
Puck Skills 4
Scoring/Skill 4
Work Ethic 4.4
Physical Play 4.75
Character/Intangible 4.65

Game Rating: 4.4
Draft Projection: 2nd or 3rd round

Assets

Classic team leader and leadership guy for the dressing room with the respect of his team and the players on the opposition.  A 2-way defensemen who has contributed offensively and in his own end with an aggressive pursuit of the puck.  He uses his size and energy to angle forwards and will put them against the glass in all areas of the rink, especially in his own zone.  Staying in front of his net is a dangerous place for the opposing forwards as he likes to claim his turf and keep the vision for his goalie clear by moving players out of the way.  Skills are shape with crisp passes on outlet reads to his team and can shoot the one-timer on his PowerPlay.  Will end up being a 2-3 Shut down D Men in his future, the guy who closes out the end of periods and games to protect leads and the wins.

Flaws

Continue to work on lateral mobility and foot speed is a must for all Defensemen.

Forwards

Connor zary

Connor Zary 

Saskatoon Outlaws
DOB -2001
Height 5;10 Weight 140 Shot Left
Position Center

Skating 4.4
Puck Skills 4.5
Scoring/Skill 4.5
Work Ethic 4.4
Physical Play 4.2
Character/Intangible 4.5

Tournament Rating: 4.8
Draft Projection:  2nd Round

Assets

Very strong group of games put together by Connor in Regina this past weekend. He was at times dominant on the ice with his play. Key areas were his puck possession and his consistency to be a threat to score….when he is on the ice…He makes plays happen! He is the QB of the Powerplay and is a very good penalty killers as well which was evident by his short handed goals including a brilliant effort against Humboldt on Thursday night in a battle of his pool. Will play with an edge as well and often finished checks on Defense men to send a message or to seperate the puck while he is forechecking. Great assortment of moves in the O Zone and on breakaways. Skating style has him leaning over stick and allows him to be very strong on the puck, he is tough to get the puck away from him. One of the best hockey IQ minds in all of Bantam hockey as he is thinking ahead of the play most of the times. Strong passer and very accurate shot including a backhand which is seldom seem. Great efforts and production by Connor this weekend.

Flaws

Did a very good job controlling his emotions this weekend, historically he can get excited and spend some time in the penalty box. Was also better on the fore-check consistently and relatively very few “fly bys”.

Logan Barlage 

Humboldt Broncos
DOB -2001
Height 6:03 Weight 200 Shot Right
Position Centre/Forward

Skating 4.15
Puck Skills 4.4
Scoring/Skill 4.3
Work Ethic 4.25
Physical Play 4.0.
Character/Intangible 4.2

Tournament Rating: 4.25
Draft Projection: 1st Round-Top 10

Assets

Big, smart well rounded hockey player. Very strong Hockey IQ. Powerful presence on the ice with his size and strength. Very accurate and smart shot along with a deep understanding of the game. He will and has the ability to play a physical game but oftern does not have to as most of the players in the league do not challenge him and prefer to stick check him if they can. Very strong on faceoffs and does move the puck to his wingers if they have the opening or can get open. If he get going and finds some room up ice, very difficult to stop and a D Men only real chance to use angles and stick checking technique to seperate the puck. If his line gets cycling down low, they are too much to handle for most of the defenseman in the league and often create a scoring chance or the puck ends up in the back of the net for Humboldt.
Flaws

Not very many….sometimes his skating technique gets evaluated from Scouts. It is difficult for a 6:03 teenager to have the leg strength needed to stay in a crouch position the entire amount of time in a shift. As he matures and grows and continues to train, quickness and agility will follow in his skating movements.

 

Tristen Robins 

Brandon Wheat Kings
DOB – 2001
Height 5:05 Weight 120 Shot Right
Position Forward

Skating 4.4
Puck Skills 4.5
Scoring/Skill 4.5
Work Ethic 4.4
Physical Play 3.5
Character/Intangible 4.5

Tournament Rating: 4.65
Draft Projection:  Mid to later rounds due to size possibly

Assets

Very smart and skilled forward who seems like he loves to be on the ice.  Has a strong work ethic on the ice to matchdeep skills set.  He can set up his linemates and has the ability to finish and put the puck in the net quickly. Fun player to watch as he eludes desire, creativity and confidence every shit.

Flaws

A bit smaller in height but not noticeable in his play.

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AMBHL Player and Team Updates

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Player Highlights

  • 2002 F – Jake Neighbors has a 4 game goal streak where he has scored 8 times.
  • Calgary Flames F – Dylan Holloway has recorded an assist in 4 straight games.
  • KC F – Graeme Bryks has scored 6 goals in his 3 game goal streak.
  • Spruce Grove F – Cameron Aucoin has 7 goals in his past 5 games.
  • Red Deer F – Deegan Mofford has scored 9-7-16 in his past 8 games.
  • Rocky Mountain Raiders 2002 born F – Kyle Crnkovic is on a 7 game goal scoring streak.  He has scored 12-8-20 in that span.  Kyle leads the entire AMBHL in goals with 17 through 12 games.
  • Sherwood Park F – Carter Chorney has picked up at least 1 point in every single game this season!
  • Edmonton SSAC F – Zafir Rawji has 11-6-17 in a 5 game goal scoring streak.
  • Edmonton SSAC F – Liam Keeler has 4-18-22 in a 6 game point/assist streak.
  • Cameron Aucoin of Spruce Grove PAC has 5 SHG, the next best guy has just 2.
  • Carson Dyck of the Lethbridge Golden Hawks has 3GWG to lead the league.
  • Kurtis Labant leads in PIMS with 44 through 12 games.
  • D – Bowen Byram of Lethbridge leads defenceman scoring by far with 12-16-28.  No other defenceman has more than 4 goals.  Team-mate Nicholas Draffin is 2nd in dman scoring with 13 points.
  • Rocky Mountain Raiders F – Peyton Krebs has a 14 point lead atop the scoring race with 15-27-42 in 12 games.  The next best has 28 points (Bowen Byram).
  • Byron Fancy of Lethbridge has a 0.93 GAA with a .940% and a 8-0-0 record.
  • Curtis Padberg and Ethan Kruger of Sherwood Park each have 3 shutouts to lead the league.  No other goals has more than 1.

Team Highlights

  • The Lethbridge Golden Hawks suffered their first loss of the season yesterday to the Calgary Bisons 2-1.  The Golden Hawks are now 12-1-1.  The Golden Hawks have scored 91 goals and allowed 19 through 14 games.
  • The Sherwood Park Flyers remain the lone undefeated team with a 11-0-1  84GF  13GA.
  • Sherwood Park clubbed Grand Prairie in 2 weekend wins 22-0.  They are on track to smash the AMBHL record for least goals allowed in allowing just over 1 GPG thus far.
  • Edmonton MLAC have yet to pick up a win this season and have been outscored 78-7.
  • Edmonton KC has a 4-1-5 record.  Half of their games have been tied.  No other team has more than 2 ties.
  • 6 of Sherwood Park’s 12 games have been shutouts.
  • Sherwood Park are on a 9 game win streak and have outscored their opponents 71-5 in that span.
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Updated…

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Playoff round as follows:

I’m really not sure how the Regina Pat Blues who had a +7 GF/GA and beat out the North East Wolfpack who had a +10 GF/GA???  Nonetheless, it changed tonights match-ups.

Brandon vs Humboldt. 7:00 C1

Yellowhead vs Outlaws. 7:15 C3

Sask Valley vs Generals 7:00 C4

Yorkton vs Pat Blues 7:00 C2

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Regina Tournament – Odds and Ends and Allstars

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Western Elite Hockey Prospects Tournament All-Stars

**As voted on by our 2 scouts in attendance as well as a panel of 5 WHL head scouts we polled.

F –  Connor Zary – Saskatoon Outlaws

F –  Logan Barlage – Humboldt Broncos

F –  Tristen Robins – Brandon Wheat Kings

D –  Braden Schneider – Prince Albert Venice House Raiders

D –  Jack Michell – Saskatoon Stallions

G –  Trent Miner – Brandon Wheat Kings

2nd Team All-stars

F –  Austin Lamotte – Sask Valley Vipers

F –  Tye Scherger –  West Central Wheat Kings

F –  Adam Beckman –  Saskatoon Frostbite

D –  Thomas Coghill – Saskatoon Generals

D –  Alex Moar – Prince Albert Venice House Raiders

G –  Rayce Ramsay – Saskatoon Stallions

  • West Central F – Tye Scherger fired home 7 goals in 4 games to place himself among the tournament goal leaders.  Scherger also has more than a PPG in league play this year and is on our rankings.
  • Casey McDonald and Tye Scherger scored 10 of the 12 West Central goals.
  • Parkland Jr. Rangers F – Mark Liwiski scored 6 of his teams 11 goals.  Liwiski is ranked in the top 4 rounds for the draft.
  • Connor Zary picked up 7-3-10, figuring in on almost half of the Outlaws goals.  Zary is getting major consideration for 1st or 2nd round.
  • Melville Millionaires 2002 F – Dawson Springer had 6 of his teams 12 goals scored.
  • North East Wolfpack F – Luc Marleau had 5-3-8 through 3 games.
  • Linden Bird – 6 and Luke Fennig – 5 combined to score 11 of the Battlefords Barons 15 goals.
  • Prince Albert Raiders D – Braden Schneider scored 4-2-6 to lead all defenseman in goals.
  • Zach McIntyre (5-4-9)  and 2002 born Ryder Korczak (5-2-7)  each led a powerful Yorkton team who had 8 players scored 2 or more goals in the 4 preliminary games.
  • Joey Moffatt led a 0-4-0 Central Plains team with 4-1-5.  Logan Calder and Zak Smith also had 5 points with nobody else picking up more than 1.
  • Eric Pearce of the Regina Aces scored 4 of his teams 8 goals.  Max Kotyk and Johnny Carmichael had 2 each and that was it for the Aces.
  • Sask Valley Vipers forwards Austin Lamotte (4-7-11) and Kyrell Sopotyk (5-5-10) spearheaded a strong Sask Valley attack.
  • 2002 F – Davin Griffin and Eric Houk each scored 4 goals for the Regina Monarchs.  No other player had more than 1.
  • D – Nolan Jones led the winless Moose Jaw Warriors with 4-1-5.
  • D – Thomas Coghill of the Saskatoon Generals finished tied for dmen points with 3-3-6.
  • Weyburn 2002 born top 10 overall ranked F – Ethan Ernst finished tied for 2002 born scoring lead with 4-3-7
  • Saskatoon Frostbite F – Adam Beckman more than doubled his next team-mate with 4-4-8.
  • 2003 born Cole Sillinger led his Pat Blues team in scoring with 4-1-5!
  • Tristen Robins led the tournament in scoring with 9-6-15 in 4 games!  His linemate Dylan Halliday wasn’t too shaby with 3-9-12.
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Quarter-finals Set at the Regina AA Tournament

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Division Winners

  1. Yorkton Terriers  4-0-0  26GF  7GA  +19

2.  Brandon Wheat Kings 4-0-0  21GF  5GA  +16

3.  Yellowhead Chiefs  4-0-0  22GF  7GA  +15

4.  Sask Valley Vipers  4-0-0  20GF  6GA  +14

5.  Saskatoon Generals  4-0-0  21GF  9GA  +12

6.  Humboldt Broncos  3-0-1  22GF  11GA

Wildcard Teams

  1.  Saskatoon Outlaws  21GF  10GA  +11
  2. North East Wolfpack  19GF  9GA  +10

Tonights Quarter-final Matchups

  1.  Yorkton Terriers vs.  (Wildcard 2) – North East Wolfpack
  2. Brandon Wheat Kings vs.  (Wildcard 1)  Saskatoon Outlaws
  3. Yellowhead Chiefs vs. 6.  Humboldt Broncos
  4. Sask Valley Vipers vs. 5.  Saskatoon Generals
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Regina Tournament – Teams Clinching

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Brandon Wheat Kings – A, Saskatoon Generals – B, Sask Valley Vipers – C, Yorkton Terriers – D have locked up 4 of the 8 quarter-final spots.  North East Wolfpack or the Yellowhead Chiefs will win Pool E with one advancing as the division champion and the other as the wild card.  Pool F is far from decided as is the final wildcard team.

Pool A

  • The Brandon Wheat Kings have locked up Pool A with a 3-0-0 and with wins over the Pat Blues (2-1-0) and the Saskatoon Frostbite (2-1-0), they would also win the tie-breaker should there be a first place tie at 3-1-0.  The Wheat Kings have outscored the opposition 13-1.  The Pat Blues and the Saskatoon Frostbite will play at 10:30 AM to see who goes 3-1-0 and have a chance at one of the 2 wildcard spots to go with the 6 division winners.  The Frostbite have the best chance to advance if they go 3-1-0 since it will come down to GF/GA to see who gets the final 2 wildcard spots likely and the Frostbite are +6 at 16GF and 10GA while the Pat Blues are -1 with just 5GF and 6GA.
  • Tristen Robins of the Brandon Wheat Kings leads the tournament in scoring with 4-6-10 through 3 games, entering today.  Adam Beckman of the Saskatoon Frostbite has 4-4-8 in 3 games.

Pool B

  • The Saskatoon Generals have advanced to the quarter-finals with a perfect 4-0-0 record.  They outscored their pool foes 21-9.  The only other team with a chance at advancing are the Regina Monarchs who will need a win vs. 1-2-0 Moose Jaw this morning at 10:30.  If the Monarchs defeat Moose Jaw, they have a good chance at advancing as well due to there 14GF and 9GA.
  • The Nagy twins have been good so far with 6 points in 4 games while highly ranked D – Thomas Coghill defenseman with 3-3-6.  It has been a complete, balanced attack for the Generals with 8 players having scored 2 goals or more in the 4 games.
  • 2002 born Davin Griffin and Eric Houk lead the Monarchs with 4 goals each in 3 games.

Pool C

  • The Sask Valley Vipers have advanced to the quarter-finals with a 3-0-0 record and a head to head win over the 3-1-0 Saskatoon Stallions.  The Vipers have outscored the opposition 14-2 thus far.  The Stallions won this morning and still have a chance at advancing which will won’t know until mid afternoon when we it comes down to GF/GA differential.
  • Austin Lamotte has been good in all areas and has 4-4-8 in 3 games while his longtime line-mate Kyrell Sopotyk has 3-3-6.

Pool D

  • The Yorkton Terriers have easily locked up with D with a 4-0-0 record while outscoring the opposition 26-7 in the process.  The winner of the early Saturday Morning game between the Balgonie Prairie Storm and the Prince Albert Raiders will move to 3-1-0 and have a chance, although with Balgonie at -4 GF/GA and PA at +5, the Raiders really are the only team with a chance to move on.
  • Zach McIntye has led a potent Yorkton attack thus far with 5-4-9 in 4 games.  2002 born Ryder Korczak has put 5-2-7.
  • Braden Schneider has been named a defensive star in all his games so far for the Prince Albert Raiders.

Pool E

  • Pool E has 2 possible teams who are looking very good to advance as the North East Wolfpack and the Yellowhead Chiefs are both 3-0-0 with very high ratios of GF/GA.  They play each other this morning with the winner taking the division and the loser almost certainly taking the wildcard.
  • Highly ranked NE Wolfpack F – Luc Marleau has racked up 5-3-8.
  • Cole Muir and Logan Wotton of Yellowhead have both scored 4 goals while Parker Johnson leads the team in scoring with 7 points in 3 games.

Pool F

  • There are 3 teams still alive in Pool F this morning.  The Humboldt Broncos are almost certain to advance and win the division as they are 2-0-1 and play Swift Current today.  The Saskatoon Outlaws are also 2-0-1 but play the 2-1-0 Parkland Rangers.  Lots still to be settle here and lots up in the air still.  Humboldt actually is +8 while the Outlaws are +7 but the Outlaws certainly have the tougher matchup today.

Top 10 Scoring Leaders

# Last First Team GP G A PTS PPG SHG GWG
1 14 Robins Tristen Brandon Wheat Kings 3 4 6 10 0 0 0
2 10 McIntyre Zach Yorkton Terriers 4 5 4 9 0 0 0
3 25 Marleau Luc North East Wolfpack 3 5 3 8 0 0 0
4 9 Beckman Adam Saskatoon Frostbite 3 4 4 8 0 0 0
5 19 LaMotte Austin Sask Valley Vipers 3 4 4 8 0 0 0
6 9 Scherger Tye West Central Wheat Kings 4 7 0 7 1 0 0
7 13 BIRD LINDEN Battleford Barons 4 6 1 7 1 0 0
8 15 Springer Dawson Melville Millionaires 3 5 2 7 0 0 0
9 16 Korzcak Ryder Yorkton Terriers 4 5 2 7 0 0 0
10 7 BARLAGE LOGAN Humboldt Broncos 3 4 3 7 1 0 0
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Day 2 – Regina Bantam AA Tournament – updated 7:30 PM

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Tournament Scoring Leaders

1 14 Robins Tristen Brandon Wheat Kings 3 4 6 10 0 0 0
2 10 McIntyre Zach Yorkton Terriers 4 5 4 9 0 0 0
3 9 Beckman Adam Saskatoon Frostbite 3 4 4 8 0 0 0
4 19 LaMotte Austin Sask Valley Vipers 3 4 4 8 0 0 0
5 15 Springer Dawson Melville Millionaires 3 5 2 7 0 0 0
6 16 Korzcak Ryder Yorkton Terriers 4 5 2 7 0 0 0
7 7 BARLAGE LOGAN Humboldt Broncos 2 4 3 7 1 0 0
8 20 Palmer Jake Estevan TS&M Bruins 3 3 4 7 0 0 0
9 13 BIRD LINDEN Battleford Barons 3 5 1 6 1 0 0
10 25 Marleau Luc North East Wolfpack 2 4 2 6 0 0 0
11 4 SCHNEIDER BRADEN Prince Albert Venice House Raiders 3 4 2 6 1 0 0
12 7 Halliday Dylan Brandon Wheat Kings 3 3 3 6 0 0 0
13 11 Sopotyk Kyrell Sask Valley Vipers 3 3 3 6 0 0 0
14 15 Coghill Thomas Saskatoon Generals 4 3 3 6 0 0 0
15 8 Nagy Cole Saskatoon Generals 4 3 3 6 0 0 0
16 3 Johnson Parker Yellowhead Chiefs 2 2 4 6 0 0 0
17 14 Nagy Josh Saskatoon Generals 4 2 4 6 0 0 0
18 19 Gervais Kishaun Yorkton Terriers 4 2 4 6 0 0 0
19 12 FENNIG LUKE Battleford Barons 3 5 0 5 1 0 0
20 18 Muir Cole Yellowhead Chiefs 2 3 2 5 0 0 0
21 16 Wotton Logan Yellowhead Chiefs 2 3 2 5 0 0 0
22 11 Long Connor North East Wolfpack 2 3 2 5 0 0 0
23 7 Zary Connor Saskatoon Outlaws 3 3 2 5 0 0 0
24 11 Ernst Ethan Weyburn Crescent Point Wings 3 3 2 5 0 0 0
25 14 Berezowski Jackson Yorkton Terriers 4 3 2 5 0 0 0
26 21 Park Tate Saskatoon Generals 4 3 2 5 0 0 0
27 9 Gabruch Connor Saskatoon Outlaws 3 2 3 5 0 0 0
28 44 Schaff Dawson Estevan TS&M Bruins 3 2 3 5 0 0 0
29 15 Herman Josh Yorkton Terriers 4 2 3 5 0 0 0
30 18 Vranai Colby Yorkton Terriers 4 2 3 5 0 0 0

Brandon Wheat Kings 5 – Saskatoon Frostbite 0

  1. Tristen Robins – Brandon Wheat Kings 2G, 2A
  2. G – Trent Miner – Brandon Wheat Kings   SO
  3. Dylan Halliday – Brandon Wheat Kings  2G, 2A

Saskatoon Generals 5 – Estevan Bruins 3

  1. D – Thomas Coghill – Saskatoon Generals 2G
  2. Tate Park – Saskatoon Generals 2G, 1A
  3. Dawson Schaff – Estevan Bruins 1G, 1A

Weyburn Red Wings 6 – Notre Dame AA Hounds 2

  1. Steven Kesslering – Weyburn Red Wings (2002) 2G
  2. Braden Birnie – Weyburn Red Wings 2G, 1A
  3. Ethan Ernst – Weyburn Red Wings  2G

Regina Monarchs 6 – Interlake Lightning 2

  1. Erik Houk – Regina Monarchs  3G
  2. Davin Griffin – Regina Monarchs (2002)  3G
  3. Marcus Dewey – Regina Monarchs 3A

Saskatoon Stallions 6 – Central Plains Capitals 2

  1. D- Jack Michell – Saskatoon Stallions
  2. Joey Moffatt – Central Plains Capitals
  3. G – Liam Nolan – Saskatoon Stallions

Yorkton Terriers 6 – Southwest Cougars 4

  1. Zach McIntyre – Yorkton Terriers
  2. Tyson Kozak – Southwest Cougars (2002)
  3. Aiden Bulych – Yorkton Terriers

Prince Albert Raiders 7 – Northern Knights 2

  1. D – Braden Schneider – Prince Albert Raiders
  2. D – Alex Moar – Prince Albert Raiders
  3. Hudson Chamberlain – Northern Knights

Yellowhead Chiefs 5 – Edmonton SSAC AA

  1. Cole Muir – Yellowhead Chiefs
  2. G – Letain Brad – Yellowhead Chiefs   SO
  3. D – Chad Nychuk – Yellowhead Chiefs

Saskatoon Outlaws 6 – West Central Wheat Kings 4

  1.  Connor Zary – Saskatoon Outlaws
  2. Connor Gabruch – Saskatoon Outlaws
  3. Tye Scherger – West Central Wheat Kings

Battlefords Barons 9 – Melville Millionaires 8

  1.  Dawson Springer – Melville Millionaires (2002) 4G, 2A
  2. Linden Bird – Battlefords Barons  4G
  3. Luke Fennig – Battlefords Barons  2G

Parkland Jr. Rangers 4 – Swift Current Kabos Raiders 3

  1. Mark Liwiski – Parkland Jr. Rangers  3G
  2. Aaron Toews – Swift Current Kabos Raiders  1G, 1A
  3. Reed Jacobson – Swift Current Kabos Raiders (2002) 2A

Brandon Wheat Kings 4 – Regina Pat Blues 0

  1.  Trent Miner – Brandon Wheat Kings  SO
  2. Tristen Robins – Brandon Wheat Kings  2G
  3. Drayson Collyer – Brandon Wheat Kings  1G, 1A

Saskatoon Generals 5 – Regina Monarchs 2

  1. Conrad Timmerman – Saskatoon Generals (2002)  2G, 1A
  2. Josh Nagy – Saskatoon Generals  1G
  3. D- Parker Hendren – Regina Monarchs  1G, 1A

Saskatoon Frostbite 8 – Notre Dame AA Hounds 1

  1.  Adam Beckman – Saskatoon Frostbite  2G, 1A
  2. Chase Gallant – Saskatoon Frostbite  1G, 1A
  3. Jeremy Martens – Saskatoon Frostbite  1G, 1A

Moose Jaw Warriors 4 – Interlake Lightning 3

  1. D – Nolan Jones – Moose Jaw Warriors  3G
  2. Ben Wourms-Rowe – Moose Jaw Warriors (2002)  1G, 1A
  3. Quinton Ross – Moose Jaw Warriors (2002)  2A

Regina Aces 4 – Central Plains Capitals 1

  1. Eric Pearce – Regina Aces  3G
  2. Johnny Carmichael – Regina Aces (2002)  1G, 1A
  3. Zak Smith – Central Plains Capitals  1G

Yorkton Terriers 4 – Prince Albert Raiders 1

  1.  Ryder Korczak – Yorkton Terriers (2002)  2G
  2. Jackson Berezowski – Yorkton Terriers (2002)  1G
  3. D – Braden Schneider – Prince Albert Raiders  1G

Sask Valley Vipers 5 – Saskatoon Stallions 0

  1. Austin Lamotte – Sask Valley Vipers  2G
  2. Josh Pillar – Sask Valley Vipers (2002)  3 A
  3. Carter Woodside – Sask Valley Vipers  SO

 

 

 

 

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Regina Bantam AA Tournament – Late Thurs with Scout Reports

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Saskatoon Generals 7 – Interlake Lightning 3

  1. D – Thomas Coghill – Saskatoon Generals 1 G, 2 A
  2. D – Tom Cadieaux – Saskatoon Generals (2002) 2 G
  3. Cole Nagy – Saskatoon Generals 1 G, 1 A

Estevan Bruins 6 – Moose Jaw Warriors 2

  1. Jake Palmer – Estevan Bruins 2 G
  2. Dawson Schaff – Estevan Bruins 1G, 1 A
  3. Cale Adams – Estevan Bruins 1 G, 2 A

Regina Pat Blues 2 – Weyburn Red Wings 1

  1. Cole Sillinger – Regina Pat Blues 2 G (2003)
  2. G – Damion Lindskog – Regina Pat Blues
  3. Jonah Regier – Weyburn Red Wings (2002)

Brandon Wheat Kings 4 – Notre Dame AA Hounds

  1. Tristen Robins – Brandon Wheat Kings 1G, 3A
  2. G – Trent Miner – Brandon Wheat Kings
  3. G – Dalan Marleau – Notre Dame Hounds 61/65 saves.

Sask Valley Vipers 4 – Central Plains Capitals 1

  1. Austin Lamotte – Sask Valley Vipers 2G, 2A
  2. Kyrell Sopotyk – Sask Valley Vipers 1G, 1A
  3. Josh Pillar – Sask Valley Vipers (2002) 1 A

Saskatoon Stallions 4 – Regina Aces 0

  1. Rayce Ramsay – Saskatoon Stallions SO
  2. Luke Dyer – Saskatoon Stallions  2G
  3. Alex Morozoff – Saskatoon Stallions 1A

Balgonie Prairie Storm 4  – Southwest Cougars 2

  1. D – Adam Herold – Balgonie 1A
  2. Callum Fortin – Southwest Cougars  2G
  3. Cal Caragata – Balgonie (2002) 1G

Yorkton Terriers 7 – Northern Knights 2

  1. Zach McIntyre – Yorkton Terriers 2G
  2. Ethan Evanovich – Yorkton Terriers 2G
  3. Kishaun Gervais – Yorkton Terriers 3A

Battlefords Barons – Edmonton SSAC AA

  1. Luke Fennig – Battlefords Barons 2G
  2. Skylar Olson – Battlefords Barons (2002) 1G, 1A
  3. Jacob Frankin – Edmonton SSAC AA – 2A

North East Wolfpack 10 – Melville Millionaires 1

  1. Luc Marleau – North East Wolfpack 3G, 2A
  2. Connor Long – North East Wolfpack 3G, 2A
  3. Davis Chorney – North East Wolfpack (2002) 1G, 2A

Humboldt Broncos 3 – Saskatoon Stallions 3

  1. G – Chase Hamm – Saskaton Outlaws
  2. Caleb Cherry – Saskatoon Outlaws 2G
  3. Logan Barlage – Humboldt Broncos 2A

Parkland Jr. Rangers 3 – West Central Wheat Kings 1

  1. Mark Liwiski – Parkland Jr. Rangers 1G
  2. Casey McDonald – West Central Wheat Kings 1G
  3. D – Tarun Topham – Parkland Jr. Rangers 1A

Scouting Reports from Day 1

*Please note: Full scouting reports will be available in the November 9, 2015 newsletter.  We will however tweet updates and please some reports on the website throughout the weekend.

Rayce Ramsay Report

Rayce Ramsay Report

Eric Pearce Report

Eric Pearce Report

Jack Michell Report

Jack Michell Report

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Regina Bantam AA Tournament Underway

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The  Graham Tuer Bantam AA challenge is underway in Regina, Sk today.  The tournament is largest tournament in the province in Saskatchewan and quite likely western Canada in terms of volume of teams.  Instead of running through the goal by goal summaries of the games.  This year we will name 3 stars of each game from our scouts in attendance.  Notes and full scouting reports to come following the tournament.

Saskatoon Generals 4 – Moose Jaw Warriors 1

  1. G – Bryan Thomson – Moose Jaw Warriors 49/53 saves. (2002 born)
  2. F – Cole Nagy – Saskatoon Generals – 2 goals
  3. D – Thomas Coghill – Saskatoon Generals – 1 assist

Regina Monarchs 6 – Estevan Bruins 2

  1. F – Matthew Shewchuk – Regina Monarchs  1 G, 1 A
  2. G – Cole Johnston – Regina Monarchs 29/31 saves.
  3. D-  Jervahn Gyorfi – Regina Monarchs  1G, 1A

Saskatoon Frostbite 8 – Weyburn Red Wings 4

  1. F – Adam Beckman – Saskatoon Frostbite 2 G, 3 A
  2. F – Ethan Ernst – Weyburn Red Wings 2 G, 1 A
  3. D – Brayden Seryhenko – Saskatoon Frostbite  4 A

Regina Pat Blues 3 – Notre Dame Hounds 1

  1. G – Joseph Young – Regina Pat Blues
  2. G – Dalan Marleau – Notre Dame Hounds
  3. F – Alex McDougall – Regina Pat Blues GWG

Sask Valley Vipers 5 – Regina Aces 1

  1. F – Kyrell Sopotyk – Sask Valley Vipers 2 G, 1 A
  2. G – Carter Woodside – Sask Valley Vipers
  3. F – Austin Lamotte – Sask Valley Vipers  2 A

Yorkton Terriers 9 – Balgonie Prairie Storm 0

  1. Zach McIntyre – Yorkton Terriers 2 G, 2 A
  2. Ryder Korczak – Yorkton Terriers  2 G, 1 A
  3. G – Nolan Meier – Yorkton Terriers (2002 Born)

Prince Albert Raiders 3 – Southwest Cougars 0

  1. Braden Schneider – Prince Albert Raiders  1 G, 1 A
  2. Jackson Kowblick – Prince Albert Raiders 1 G, 1 A
  3. G – Carson Schewaga – Prince Albert Raiders

North East Wolfpack 2 – Battlefords Barons 1

  1. Luc Marleau – North East Wolfpack 1 G
  2. G – Zev Genereaux – Battlefords Barons
  3. G- Carter Cochrane – North East Wolfpack

Yellowhead Chiefs 9 – Melville Millionaires 2

  1. Parker Johnson – Yellowhead Chiefs 2 G, 3 A
  2. Cole Muir – Yellowhead Chiefs 2 G, 1 A
  3. Logan Wotton – Yellowhead Chiefs 2 G, 2 A

Saskatoon Outlaws 6 – Swift Current Kabos Raiders 1

  1. Connor Zary – Saskatoon Outlaws  1 G, 1 A
  2. James Form – Saskatoon Outlaws 1 G, 1 A (2002 born)
  3. Connor Gabruch – Saskatoon Outlaws 1 G, 1 A

Humboldt Broncos 9 – West Central Wheat Kings 2

  1. Logan Barlage – Humboldt Broncos 4 G, 1 A
  2. D – Lucas Ochitwa – Humboldt Broncos 1 G, 2 A
  3. Dylan Scriven – Humboldt Broncos 2 G, 1 A

 

 

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Bantam Draft Study – Part 1 – 2013 Draft

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Bantam Draft Study

2013 WHL Bantam Draft

The Skinny

222 Players Selected

106 Have played at least 1 game

196 Canadian Picks

26 United States Picks

118 Forwards

83 Defenceman

21 Goalies

  • Just 7 players drafted after the 5th round have made significant impacts in the league to this point.
  • 13 Players drafted after the 2nd round have played more than 40 games.

Goaltender’s better taken late or in the first?

  • All 3 goalies drafted in the 8th round of the draft have played at least some games with Carter Hart perhaps the top goalie in the entire draft. Brody Willms has played 15 games and looks very good.
  • Just 3 goalies have made any type of impact and 7 of the 22 have seen any type of playing time.

Americans a Gamble?

  • 5 of the 26 American players drafted have played at least a game. Kailer Yamamoto of the Spokane Chiefs is by far the most productive with 71 points in 79 games.  Blake Bargar of the Moose Jaw Warriors has played 70 games with 6 points.  A pair of defenseman in Jake Toporowski of the Spokane Chiefs, Callan Foote of the Kelowna Rockets and Max Gerlach of the Medicine Hat Tigers are promising rookies this year.

First Round 

  • 20/22 drafted players have played in the league
  • All but 6 of the 22 drafted players from the 2013 Bantam Draft have played games in the WHL so far. 14 of the 22 are regular contributors to their WHL teams.
  • 2 players are currently College Committed with Tyson Jost and Dante Fabbro.
  • Nolan Patrick of the Brandon Wheat Kings has been the most prolific scorer so far with 35-39-74 in just 69 games. Brett Howden has scored 28 goals to rank 2nd in goals.  Sam Steel, who went 2nd overall has the 2nd most points with 66.
  • David Quenneville who was picked 10th overall from the Medicine Hat Tigers has picked up 9-19-28 for the most points by a dman.
  • Stuart Skinner, the lone goalie taken in the first round is proving worthy of his 16th overall selection.

Second Round

  • 19/22 drafted players have played in the league
  • Davis Koch who was taken 42nd overall by the Edmonton Oil Kings has picked up the most points of any 2nd rounder with 12-17-29 in 60 GP.
  • 3 of the 22 drafted 2nd rounders have yet to play in the WHL
  • 8 of the 22 drafted 2nd rounders are entering their 2nd full season.
  • Saskatoon Blades D – Nolan Reid leads all dmen with 3-10-13 in 67 GP

Third Round

  • 17/22 drafted players have played in the league
  • Noah Gregor of the Moose Jaw Warriors via Victoria Royals is leading all WHL 3rd rounders with nearly a PPG with 6-14-20 in 21 games.
  • Only 3 players have been regular contibutors in playing more than 40 games since their 16 year old season.
  • Dawson Davidson of the Kamloops Blazers has 4-10-14 in just 44 games to lead all dmen from the round.

Fourth Round

  • 13/22 drafted players have played in the league
  • Jagger White leads all scorers from the 4th round with 5-12-17 in 53 GP.
  • 4 players have played 50 or more games and have been regulars.
  • 10 players out of the 22 have yet to play a WHL game, while another another 9 have played less than 20.

Firth Round

  • 10/22 drafted players have played in the league
  • One of the steals of the draft is Kailer Yamamota who has 25-46-71 in 79 games. Spokane selected Kailer.
  • Not one other player has picked up more than 10 points.
  • 12 players have yet to play a 12 game.

Sixth Round 

  • 7/22 drafted players have played in the league
  • Sean Montgomery of the Prince Albert Raiders is the steal of the round with 10-7-17 in 77 games to lead in points and games.
  • Max Gerlach of the Medicine Hat Tigers is in his rookie year and looks promising. Same goes for Caleb Fantillo, also with the Tigers.
  • 15 players have yet to play a game in the WHL
  • Carter Cziakowski of the Portland Winterhawks is the only other player entering his 2nd season in the league but has played just 16 games.

Seventh Round 

  • 8/22 drafted players have played in the league
  • Blake Bargar of the Moose Jaw Warriors and Brendan De Jong of the Portland Winterhawks are the only 2 players with significant games played with 70 and 63 respectively.
  • 14 players have yet to play a game in the WHL
  • Another 5 players have played 6 or less and have 1 point or less.

Eighth Round

  • 4/22 drafted players have played in the league
  • One of the steals of the draft is Carter Hart of the Everett Silvertips who has turned in to one of the top goalies in his age group. Proving again that ranking 14 year old goalies is very hard.
  • Skyler Mckenzie of the Portland Winterhawks has been a WHL regular, having played 78 games and picking up 5-15-20.
  • Another goalie, Brody Wilms has played 17 games. The Moose Jaw Warriors picked him.
  • The other 18 players haven’t played a single WHL game.

Ninth Round

  • 3/20 drafted players have played in the league. Teams started passing.
  • Sahvan Khaira has been the only WHL regular from the round, having played 50 games and picking up 50 PIMS.
  • Kole Gable of the Edmonton Oil Kings and D- Brayden Chizen of the Kelowna Rockets have played a handful of games this year.

Tenth Round and later

  • 5/28 drafted players have played in the league.
  • Brett Clayton who was drafted by Saskatoon and now plays with Portland has 1 point in 8 games this year.
  • Ryan Sokoloski of the Swift Current Broncos has played 9 games and is pointless so far this year.

Brandon Wheat Kings

  • Nolan Patrick and Kale Clague who were taken 4th and 6th overall have been tremendous, as they should be. Tanner Kaspick – 2nd round has been a regular for 2 years now and has 7-18-25 in 65 games.  Ty Lewis – 4th round has played 8 games and Linden McCorrister with 1 game.
  • 3 of the 12 players are regulars
  • 5 of the 12 have played 1 game at least.

Calgary Hitmen

  • Beck Malentsyn has 9-12-21 in 61 games and was Calgary’s first rounder
  • LW – Dawson Martin (8GP 0-1-1) and D- Aaron Hyman (13GP 0-1-1) have made small impacts thus far.
  • The Hitmen other 7 picks from the 5th round on haven’t played in the league.

Edmonton Oil Kings

  • Davis Koch was the Oil Kings 1st pick but didn’t come until round 2. He has 12-17-29 in 60 games.
  • D- Kyle Yewchuk (7GP 0-1-1), D – Jordan Dawson (7GP 0-1-1) and F – Brendan Klatt (8GP 0-1-1) have made small contributions. As has 9th rounder Kole Gable (9GP 1-0-1).
  • The teams other 6 picks haven’t played.

Everett Silvertips

  • The Silvertips top 2 picks with Tyson Jost and Patrick Khodorenko are both college bound.
  • The Tips don’t have a single position player from the ’13 draft on the roster.
  • They saved themselves a bit with drafted G – Carter Hart in the 8th

Kamloops Blazers

  • The Blazers took Quinn Benjafield in the 1st round and has put up 5-9-14 in 65 games.
  • They also acquired the Prince Albert Raiders 1st rounder Jake Kryski who has been a good regular player.
  • 2nd rounder D – Dawson Davidson (44GP 4-10-14) has been good. F- Jermaine Loewen has played in 44 games and has provided depth so far.
  • Garrett Pilon, who was taken in the 7th round and has been a good 17 year old rookie with 6 pts in 11 games this year.

Kelowna Rockets

  • Dillon Dube (55GP 25-18-43) was taken 21st overall and has been a fantastic pick.
  • Their 2nd, 3rd, 4th picks have been regular players this year with 2nd round D – Callan Foote looking very good.
  • 9th round pick Braydyn Chizen has played 6 games this year.
  • 7 of their 12 selections have yet to play in the league.

Kootenay Ice

  • 1st round pick Jared Legien has just 0-1-1 in 25 games.
  • 2nd rounder Vince Loschaivo 6-6-12 in 71 games. D – Cale Fleury with 1-15-16 in 76 games have been decent.
  • D – Dallas Hines (9GP 0-0-0) 5th round and G – Declan Hobbs have seen some action.

Lethbridge Hurricanes

  • Draft definitely anchored by taking perhaps the top goalie in Stuart Skinner who is a key cog in a revamped team.
  • 2nd rounder Tak Anholt and 3rd rounder D – Cody Allen haven’t played a game.
  • 4th rounder Jaeger White has played in 51 games with 5-12-17.

Medicine Hat Tigers

  • 1st round D – David Quenneville has easily proven his worth as a PP QB dman.
  • 2nd round F – Mason Shaw has some high end offensive talent.
  • Ryan Jevne (2nd round), Max Gerlach and Caleb Fantillo – both 6th rounders have been regulars this season.
  • The other 6 picks have yet to play a game.

Moose Jaw Warriors

  • 1st rounder Brett Howden, drafted 5th overall has been a slam dunk with 28-30-58 in 84 games.
  • 7th round American Blake Bargar has a handful of points in 70 games.
  • 4th round D – Colin Paradis has been in and out of the lineup over 2 years.
  • Ryan Bowen (5th round) and Brody Willms (8th round) look like they will be regular players in the league.

Portland Winterhawks

  • No picks until the 3rd round where they took D – Carter Cziakowski who has played in 16 games with 1 assist so far.
  • 7th rounder Brendan De Jong has been a regular in to his 2nd year now with 2-3-5 in 63 games.
  • 8th rounder Skyler Mckenzie with 5-15-20 in 78 games has promise.
  • The other 5 players haven’t played including the 3 American they selected.

Prince Albert Raiders

  • Selected and traded Jake Kryski in the 1st round but he has turned out to be a good pick with 14-20-34 in 80 league games.
  • The Raiders also hit on their next 4 picks which came in the 3rd-6th rounds with D – Cody Paivarinta, F – Cody Williamson, F – Luke Coleman and F – Sean Montgomery.
  • Montgomery leads with 10-7-17 in 77 games.
  • Picks 7-10 haven’t played in the league.

Prince George Cougars

  • 1st rounder D – Josh Anderson has been a good, solid dman but 3rd overall slightly high, we’ll see.
  • 2nd rounder F – Kody McDonald has been a good gritty forward and solid contributor.
  • 5th rounder F – Land Zablocki is a promising rookie this year.
  • 3rd rounder F – Kolby Johnson and G – Kyle Dumba have both seen league action.
  • The final 6 players drafted haven’t played yet.

Red Deer Rebels

  • 1st rounder Jeff DeWit has been average for a first rounder with just 4-11-15 in 81 games.
  • 2nd rounder Josh Mahura has been very good though but out for the season.
  • The Rebels have no other drafted players in the lineup of the 8 taken afterwards.

Regina Pats

  • Sam Steel has been a can’t miss and has turned in to a cornerstone franchise forward.
  • 2nd rounder Liam Schioler hasn’t played.
  • 3rd rounder F – Luc Smith has been a gritty presence and contributor.
  • A pair of 4th round dmen Brady Ponteau and Jared Freadrich have played this season as rookies.
  • 6th rounder Jake Elmer has played a handful of games.
  • Just 3 of the 8 players haven’t played.

Saskatoon Blades

  • Saskatoon didn’t have a pick until the 2nd round where they selected D – Nolan Reid who has 3-10-13 in 67 games.
  • 4th rounder Luke Gingras has 1-2-3 in 56 games.
  • They have traded away a few others who have had a brief look in the league.

Seattle Thunderbirds

  • Huge blow in losing Dante Fabbro who has committed to college. The other first rounder Kaden Elder has just 2-2-4 in 60 games so far.
  • 2nd round pick Nolan Volcan has been very good with 12-14-26 in 76 games.
  • 9th round Sahvan Khaira has proven to be a steal with 1-2-3 in 50 games with 50 PIMS.
  • 5th round American D – Brandan Schuldhaus has been in a handful of games this year.

Spokane Chiefs

  • The Chiefs hit on their first 5 picks!
  • They took D – Jeff Faith, Jake Toporowski and Dalton Hamaliuk in the top 3 rounds and all are playing as regulars as rookies this season.
  • Steal of the draft is perhaps Kailer Yamamoto with 25-46-71 in 79 games was taken in the 5th round and has been tremendous.

Swift Current Broncos

  • 1st rounder Tyler Steenbergen has played in 84 games, picking up 5-10-15.
  • 2nd rounder Cole Johnson has played 1 game.
  • 7th rounder Owen Seidel and 11th round D – Ryan Sokolowski have played some games and both are pointless.

Tri City Americans

  • 1st round pick Parker Aucoin is a rookie this year and has 7 games in the league so far.
  • They have had their first 7 picks from the draft all play in the league!
  • Only D – Dylan Coghlan who was a 3rd rounder has played more than 20 games with 65 so far.
  • F – Morgan Geekie taken in the 5th round has 5 points in 20 games.

Vancouver Giants

  • Tyler Benson was taken 1st overall and has 15-31-46 in 70 games so far and has played 1 game this year since coming back from injury.
  • D – Matt Barberis taken in the 1st round and D – Ryley McKinstry taken in the 2nd round show promise.
  • 3rd rounder Gage Ramsay has 3 goals in 37 games.
  • The Giants had 7 picks in the first 3 rounds and then selected G – Tyler Shugrue in the 5th round who didn’t play in the league.

Victoria Royals

  • Dante Hannoun was selected in the 1st round and 16th overall and has put up 7-9-16 in 61 games.
  • Round 2 pick Matthew Phillips looks very good so far in his first 14 games.
  • Fellow 2nd round pick D – Ralph Jarrett has been steady on defense.
  • 3rd rounder Noah Gregor was a great pick and since dealt to Moose Jaw for assets.
  • They also had 4 – 4th round picks and have hit on one so far with Jared Dmytriw having played 60 games and recording 9 points.

NHL Central Scouting Futures List

Column 1 – WHL Rd Selection/Year/Import, Column 2 – CSS Rating

1 A CLAGUE KALE BRANDON WHL 5’11.75″ 177 D
2 C KASPICK TANNER BRANDON WHL 6’0.25″ 200 C
NR B BEAN JAKE CALGARY WHL 5’11.75″ 173 D
1 C MALENSTYN BECK CALGARY WHL 6’1.75″ 191 C
97 C BAJKOV PATRICK EVERETT WHL 5’11.5″ 175 RW
8 B HART CARTER EVERETT WHL 6’0.5″ 177 G
96 C PFEIFER TRISTEN EVERETT WHL 6’3.75″ 191 D
1 C KRYSKI JAKE KAMLOOPS WHL 5’11.0″ 175 C
IM B VALA ONDREJ KAMLOOPS WHL 6’4.5″ 207 D
1 B DUBE DILLON KELOWNA WHL 5’10.25″ 180 C
97 B JOHANSEN LUCAS KELOWNA WHL 6’1.25″ 174 D
1 C QUENNEVILLE DAVID MEDICINE HAT WHL 5’8.0″ 182 D
97 C SCHNEIDER NICK MEDICINE HAT WHL 6’1.75″ 160 G
3 C GREGOR NOAH MOOSE JAW WHL 5’11.25″ 180 C
1 B HOWDEN BRETT MOOSE JAW WHL 6’2.25″ 193 C
97 B SAWCHENKO ZACHARY MOOSE JAW WHL 6’0.0″ 178 G
7 C DE JONG BRENDAN PORTLAND WHL 6’4.5″ 189 D
IM B BUDIK VOJTECH PRINCE ALBERT WHL 6’1.0″ 189 D
96 C GARDINER REID PRINCE ALBERT WHL 5’10.5″ 193 RW
97 C MCBRIDE NICK PRINCE ALBERT WHL 6’3.0″ 185 G
3 C PAIVARINTA CODY PRINCE ALBERT WHL 6’5.5″ 189 D
IM B STRANSKY SIMON PRINCE ALBERT WHL 5’11.5″ 171 LW
1 C ANDERSON JOSH PRINCE GEORGE WHL 6’2.25″ 221 D
2 C MCDONALD KODY PRINCE GEORGE WHL 6’0.25″ 200 RW
1 B DE WIT JEFF RED DEER WHL 6’3.25″ 189 C
NR C HAGEL BRANDON RED DEER WHL 5’11.75″ 156 LW
2 B MAHURA JOSHUA RED DEER WHL 6’0.25″ 178 D
97 C STRAND AUSTIN RED DEER WHL 6’3.25″ 197 D
97 C BERG ADAM REGINA WHL 6’0.5″ 195 LW
1 A STEEL SAM REGINA WHL 5’11.0″ 177 C
IM B HAJEK LIBOR SASKATOON WHL 6’2.0″ 185 D
96 C EANSOR SCOTT SEATTLE WHL 5’8.5″ 172 LW
2 C VOLCAN NOLAN SEATTLE WHL 5’8.5″ 194 LW
97 A LAJOIE MAXIME SWIFT CURRENT WHL 6’1.0″ 183 D
3 C COGHLAN DYLAN TRI-CITY WHL 6’1.75″ 190 D
97 B SARTHOU EVAN TRI-CITY WHL 6’1.0″ 186 G
1 A BENSON TYLER VANCOUVER WHL 5’11.75″ 201 LW
2 C MCKINSTRY RYELY VANCOUVER WHL 6’0.75″ 197 D
2 C JARRATT RALPH VICTORIA WHL 6’1.75″ 220 D
97 C SOY TYLER VICTORIA WHL 5’11.5″ 174 C

 

 

Summary

  • 20 of the 22 players drafted in the 2013 WHL Bantam Draft 1st round are eligible for this year’s NHL draft. Half of the players from that round have been identified by NHL Central Scouting as players to watch for the draft.  Just 2 players are ranked as “A level” prospects.  Those players are 1st overall pick Tyler Benson, 2nd overall selection Sam Steel.
  • 21 players of the total 106 players who have played in the WHL this season are identified as possible NHL picks.
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October 26, 2015 Newsletter is ready

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We have now added a Previous Ranking column so you can see how much a player has moved.  Expect lots of movement early in the year.
*Player statistics entered as of Sunday, October 25 at 12pm
Rankings
** Heights and weights have been updated for all players in the 01 or 02 age groups in Western Canada.  Over 50 new players added to our lists and major movement as well after our early season viewings!
– Top 248 for the 2001 born age class.
– Top 142 for the 2002 born age class.
– Top 35 for the 2003 born age class

– Western USA Top 50 – 2001 Born

Interviews
We interview 4 top prospects from around Western Canada
Scouting Reports
Once again full scouting reports are included.  25 in total from all provinces.
**Western Canada Top 20 Teams and Full 15/16 Listings and dates
best regards,
Tyler Neisz
Western Elite Hockey Prospects
westernelitehockeyprospects.com

 

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WEHP Release Top 10 Team Rankings

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Western Elite Hockey Prospects Team Rankings 

Rank Prev Rk Team League Record GF/GA
1 2 Sherwood Park Flyers AMBHL 7-0-1 46-11
2 3 Delta Hockey Academy CSSHL 2-0-0 11-6
3 9 Lethbridge Golden Hawks AMBHL 9-0-1 69-14
4 1 Yale Hockey Academy CSSHL 1-2-0 11-13
5 5 BWC Bruins PCAHA 5-0-0 40-4
6 11 Notre Dame Hounds SMAAHL 4-0-0 26-11
7 14 OHA CSSHL 0-2-0 5-8
8 6 POE CSSHL 2-1-0 10-10
9 7 NSWC Winterhawks PCAHA 4-1-0 28-8
10 8 St. Albert Sabres AMBHL 6-1-1 46-18
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Scouting Announcement

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As readers of the website and for the many of you who subscribe to the newsletter, we would like to pass on our new scouting templates we will be using for each and every player ranked.  It is more of a hi-bred WHL model of scouting and allows our scouting to send off reports much faster and more frequently.  Please see below an example from last nights Calgary Northstar Sabres vs. Airdrie Xtreme game.  Scouts send reports like this in each and every night across western Canada.

Name Brayden Tracey League AMBHL Team Calgary Northstars  Viewings October 21 vs Airdrie X-treme
DOB 2001
Height 5’11” Weight 146 Shot R
Position Right Wing

Skating 3.7
Puck Skills 4.0
Scoring/Skill 4.3
Work Ethic 3.8
Physical Play 3.5
Character/Intangible 3.5

Game Rating 3.75
Draft Projection 3rd – 4th round

Assets
Highly skilled offensive player who can do damage when the puck is on his stick in the offensive zone. Offensive awareness is high and anticipates the play really well. Puck handling skills are quick and impressive to watch. Has a quick release as he comes off the half wall in the offensive zone and is tough to contain. Natural goal scorer who can use his skill to bring the puck into a prime scoring area.

Flaws
Inconsistent through-out his shifs when he doesn’t have the puck. Compete level dies when things aren’t going his way and you can see that in the body language. Defensive play needs to be better and more assertive. Needs to work on being a two-way player as he only turns it on offensively, tends to take a back seat on defense. Plays when he wants to play. Floats around at times.

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Sunday Morning Update

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News and Notes

  • Kirby Dach of the Midget AAA Fort Saskatchewan Rangers picked up his first multi-point game as he notched 3 assists in a 6-4 win over the Calgary Northstars.  Dach, who is one of three bantam aged players playing Midget hockey this year now has 1-4-5 in 5 games.
  • Luke Reid is playing with the Battlefords Stars of the Saskatchewan Midget AAA league and has 2 assists in 7 games.
  • Kaedan Korczak has 1-1-2 in 7 games with the Yorkton Rawtec Maulers of the Saskatchewan Midget AAA league.

League Leaders

Alberta

  • D – #1 overall ranked Bowen Byram leads the entire AMBHL with 10-15-25 in 9 games.  At that rate, he would brake the defenceman scoring record held by Kale Clague who put up 35-42-77 in 33 games.
  • Carter Souch of Edmonton SSAC is the current goal scoring leader in the AMBHL with 12 goals in 9 games.  Souch is on pace for 44 goals.  If that pace holds up, it would be one of the lowest league leading totals in 15 years.
  • 2nd overall ranked prospect Peyton Krebs has the highest PPG average with 3.5 with 6-15-21.  This puts krebs on track for 116 points.
  • The 7-2-0 Edmonton SSAC are off to a somewhat surprising start to the season.  They can thank not only Carter South who leads the league in goals but also Zafir Rawji and his 11-6-17 but most impressive is his league leading 3 GWG already.
  • A pair of Lethbridge Golden Hawks lead the AMBHL in PPG with 5 in Michael Horon and Bowen Byram.  5 of Michael Horon’s 7 goals have come on the PP.
  • Kurtis Labant of Fort Saskatchewan has amassed 40 PIMS in 7 games to put him on track for one of the highest totals in AMBHL history.  He is on pace for 189!
  • How about the Sherwood Park Flyers!  Our #1 oveall ranked team is 6-0-1 with 40 GF and just 8 GA.  The Lloydminster Heat and the Calgary Bisons are also 6-0-1 while Lethbridge leads with a 8-0-1 record.  The Golden Hawks lead with 64 GF in 9 games, which puts them on track for 234!  That puts them on a near record breaking pace.

Saskatchewan

  • The Humboldt Broncos are the lone undefeated team in the SBAAHL with a record of 4-0-2.
  • Logan Barlage of the Humboldt Broncos, who is ranked 5th overall currently in our latest rankings, leads the SBAAHL with 12-16-28 in 6 games.  This puts him on pace for nearly 150 points, a total that hasn’t been seen in many, many, many years.
  • Eric Pearce of the Regina Aces has a staggering 15 goals in 5 games so far.  He also leads in PPG with 5 and SHG with 2!
  • Ethan Ernst leads all 2002 born players with 9-7-16 in 6 games.
  • Max Gudnason leads in PIMS with 36 in 5 games from the Humboldt Broncos.

Manitoba

The Manitoba and BC leagues are very early in their seasons, so not much point of going too far in depth yet but here are a few leaders from Manitoba.

  • Justin Svenson leads the Winnipeg East Division with 5-4-9 in 3 games.
  • Christopher Pelletier of the Winnipeg Sharks has 24 PIMS in 4 games.
  • Joey Moffatt (6-5-11) and Mark Liwiski (3-8-11) of the Central Plains Capitals and Parkland Rangers respectively lead the Winnipeg West Division.
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Rocky Mountain Classic Tournament Team Announced!

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The 4th annual Rocky Mountain Classic AAA Invitational Tournament will take place in Calgary, AB from November 12-15.  This will be the 4th consecutive season where scouts will have to split their time between the Hockey Hounds tournament in Medicine Hat and this tournament.  However, the Rocky Mountain Tournament is fast becoming the go-to event for all the top Alberta AMBHL teams as well as drawing 3 of the top 4 prep teams from the CSSHL along with Notre Dame from Saskatchewan.

The Delta Bantam Prep squad won the tournament last year with a 10-1 win over Yorkton.  All told, there are 9 of the top 14 teams attending from our latest WEHP Top 10 Team Rankings and the top 4 teams in Western Canada will be there.

  • Josh Williams of Yale and Peyton Krebs are the highest returning scorers returning.  Both players had 4 points in last years tournament.
  • Sam Steel holds the record for most points in the tournament with 12-11-23 in 6 games in the first year of the tournament with Sherwood Park.
  • Dylan Halliday holds the record for points by a defenceman with 3-8-11 in 6 games with Sherwood Park in the first year of the tournament in 2012.

Tournament Teams

Alberta: Calgary Flames, Calgary Bisons, Calgary Northstars, Calgary Royals, Rocky Mountain Raiders, Lethbridge Golden Hawks, Red Deer Rebels, Leduc Oil Kings, St. Albert Sabres, Sherwood Park Flyers

British Columbia: OHA Bamtam Prep, Yale Bantam Prep, Delta Bantam Prep, Kelowna Jr Rockets

Saskatchewan: Notre Dame Hounds

Manitoba: Winnipeg Warriors

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Chilliwack Tournament Scoring Leaders/Facts

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The 30th Annual Chilliwack Bantam AAA tourney concluded this weekend with the Delta Hockey Academy repeating as champions. DHA came out on top with a 5-4 victory over their new rival the YHA Bantam prep team.

Some tournament standouts were  forwards Peyton Krebs of the RM Raiders and Harrison Blaisdell of the YHA .Mitchell brown of OHA and Nicholas Kent of DHA played great on defence.

Taylor Gauthier of the  Calgary Bisons and Boston Bilous of DHA were very strong in goal in the tourney.

If this tourney is any indication, the CSSHL may dominate the big showcase tournaments. NSWC also had a great tourney and showed they can compete with the academy teams.

The Chilliwack Bantam Tournament had 14 teams from BC and Alberta competing.

 Okanagan Hockey Academy , Delta Hockey Academy , Shawnigan Lake , NSWC , Yale Hockey Academy , Rocky Mtn Raiders , Pursuit of Excellence , Calgary Flames , Calgary Bisons , Calgary Edge , Chilliwack A1 , Coquitlam A1 , Kamloops A1 , Ridge Meadows A1

Chilliwack Bantam AAA Tournament Scoring Leaders

Rank Player Team GP G A Pts.
1 Harrison Blaisdell Yale Hockey Academy 6 7 5 12
2 Peyton Krebs Rocky Mountain Raiders 4 7 4 11
3 Corson Hopwo Delta Hockey Academy 6 5 6 11
4 Connor McClennon POE 5 3 8 11
5 Kjell Kjemhus POE 5 6 4 10
6 Jacob Fraser Shawnigan Lake 5 5 5 10
7 Holden Kodak Yale Hockey Academy 6 4 6 10
8 Josh Williams Yale Hockey Academy 6 2 8 10
9 Lukas Svejkovsky Delta Hockey Academy 6 6 3 9
10 Jo-Jo Tanaka-Campbell Shawnigan Lake 5 6 3 9
11 Arshdeep Bains Delta Hockey Academy 6 5 4 9
12 D- Mitchell Brown OHA 5 5 4 9
13 Ben McCartney OHA 5 1 8 9
14 Max Bulawka POE 5 6 2 8
15 Jalen Price Delta Hockey Academy 6 5 3 8
16 Adin Kennedy POE 5 4 4 8
17 Ethan Bowen Chilliwack Bruins 4 1 7 8
18 Jalen Price Delta Hockey Academy 4 5 2 7
19 Kash Rasmussen Edge Mountaineers 5 5 2 7
20 Connor Bouchard OHA 5 4 3 7
21 Aidan Barfoot Delta Hockey Academy 6 2 5 7
22 Dylan Cozens Delta Hockey Academy 6 2 5 7
23 Cody Shepheard Shawnigan Lake 5 1 6 7
24 Connor Bouchard OHA 5 4 2 6
25 Robbie Fromm-Delorme Delta Hockey Academy 6 3 3 6
26 Owen McMurchy Coquitlam Cheifs 4 3 3 6
27 Ethan Leyh Yale Hockey Academy 6 3 3 6
28 Evan Angus Calgary Flames 4 2 4 6
29 Jason Bowen Chilliwack Bruins 4 2 4 6
30 Evan Angus Calgary Flames 5 2 4 6
31 D – Timber Lewis OHA 5 1 5 6
32 Ethan Schaeffer POE 5 1 5 6
33 D – Tyler Price Delta Hockey Academy 6 0 6 6
34 Evan Patrician Calgary Flames 5 4 1 5
35 Alex Swetlikoff Yale Hockey Academy 6 3 2 5
36 Nathan Driver OHA 5 3 2 5
37 Chase Schurack OHA 5 3 2 5
38 Gabe Schovanek Shawnigan Lake 5 3 2 5
39 Taylor Makar Calgary Flames 5 2 3 5
40 Jaden Senkoe OHA 5 2 3 5
41 D – Connor Horning POE 5 2 3 5
42 Dylan Holloway Calgary Flames 5 1 4 5
43 D – Jayden Lee NSWC Winterhawks 4 1 4 5
44 D – Kirby Proctor POE 5 1 4 5
45 D – Austin Herron Yale Hockey Academy 6 3 1 4
46 John Little Shawnigan Lake 5 3 2 5
47 Lucas Foley Edge Mountaineers 5 3 1 4
48 Tyson Upper Edge Mountaineers 5 3 1 4
49 Colby Brooks Chilliwack Bruins 4 3 1 4
50 Zach Feaver Chilliwack Bruins 4 3 1 4
51 Logan Kurki Ridge Meadows Rustlers 4 3 1 4
52 Brendan Boyle Calgary Flames 5 3 1 4
53 Mitchell Watson Calgary Bisons 5 2 2 4
54 Cole Dubinsky OHA 5 2 2 4
55 Cam Sterling Calgary Bisons 5 1 3 4
56 Kyle Crnkovic Rocky Mountain Raiders 4 1 3 4

 

Tournament All-Stars

  • Voted on by WEHP Scouts and surveyed WHL Scouts in attendance.

First Team

Forward – Peyton Krebs – Rocky Mountain Raiders

Forward – Harrison Blaisdell – Yale Hockey Academy

Forward – Max Bulawka – POE

Defence – Mitchell Brown – OHA

Defence – Austin Herron – Yale Hockey Academy

Goaltender – Taylor Gauthier – Calgary Bisons

Second Team

Forward – Lukas Svejkovsky – Delta Hockey Academy

Forward – Connor Bouchard – OHA

Forward – Josh Williams – Yale Hockey Academy

Defence – Jimmy Darby – NSWC Winterhawks

Defence – Jacsen Alexander – Shawnigan Lake

Goalie – Jesse Makaj – NSWC Winterhawks

 

Tournament Facts

-Players Born – January – April = 57%

-Players Born – May – Aug = 28%

-Players Born – Sept – Dec = 15% (Just 2 players per team average)

-2002 Born Players:  34 out of 254 Total players.

-Ridge Meadows had the most 2002 born players with 6.  Shawnigan Lake had 5.  NSWC Winterhawks, Kamloops Jardine Blazers and Coquitlam Chiefs all had 4.

-Yale Hockey Academy had no first year players.

The Tallest Players were:

G – Xavier Cannon – Kamloops (6’5)

D – Austin Herron – Yale (6’3)

D – Jackson Van de Leest – Yale (6’3)

F – Lucas Foley – Edge (6’3)

G – Jesse Makaj – NSWC (6’2)

G – Carter Wickson – Edge (6’2)

D – Bradley Ross – Kamloops (6’2)

D – Jimmy Darby – NSWC (6’1)

D – Connor Horning – POE (6’1)

D – Mitchell Brown – NSWC (6’1)

G – Boston Bilous – Delta (6’1)

F – Aidan Barfoot – Delta (6’1)

D – Hark Gill – Delta (6’1)

D – Francis La Roue – Delta (6’1)

D – Ross Duthie – Edge (6’1)

D – Matthew Sanders – Calgary Bisons (6’1)

G – Ethan Fitzgerald – Calgary Flames (6’1)

G – Brett Balas – Calgary Flames (6’1)

 

The Heaviest Players were:

D – Cayde Vergouwen – Edge (212)

F – Lucas Foley – Edge (201)

G – Geo Wilson – POE (200)

D – Jimmy Darby – NSWC (195)

G – Xavier Cannon – Kamloops (195)

D – Matthew Sanders – Calgary Bisons (191)

G – Jesse Makaj – NSWC (190)

F/D – Marlon McCann – Coquitlam (186)

D – Bevis Chou – OHA (180)

G – Boston Bilous – Delta (191)

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October 12 Newsletter is now ready

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Good Afternoon;
We have now added a Previous Ranking column so you can see how much a player has moved.  Expect lots of movement early in the year.
*Player statistics entered as of Sunday, October 11 at 6pm
Rankings
** Heights/Weights updated for Alberta, CSSHL and some PCAHA and SBAAHL teams updated.  Over 40 new players added to our lists and major movement as well after our early season viewings!
– Top 220 for the 2001 born age class.
– Top 140 for the 2002 born age class.
– Top 35 for the 2003 born age class

– Western USA Top 50 – 2001 Born

Interviews
We interview 8 top prospects from around Western Canada
Scouting Reports
Once again full scouting reports are included.  20 in total from all provinces.
**Western Canada Top 20 Teams and Full 15/16 Listings and dates
best regards,
Tyler Neisz
Western Elite Hockey Prospects

 

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Chilliwack Tournament Semi-finals set and Scoring Leaders

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It will be an all CSSHL semi-finals at the Chilliwack International Bantam AAA Tournament today.  OHA vs. Yale and Delta vs. Shawnigan Lake.

Shawnigan Lake, Delta and OHA have perfect 4-0-0 records while Yale is 3-1-0.  Delta, Shawnigan Lake and OHA all finished with goals scored in the top 4 while all scoring over 6GPG.  Yale scored just under 4GPG.

OHA

4-0-0 25GF  6GA

Shawnigan Lake

4-0-0  24GF  9GA

Delta Hockey Academy

4-0-0  26GF  5GA

Yale Hockey Academy

3-1-0  15GF 12GA

Chilliwack Bantam AAA Tournament Scoring Leaders

Rank Player Team GP G A Pts.
1 Peyton Krebs Rocky Mtn 4 7 4 11
2 Connor McClennon POE 5 3 8 11
3 Kjell Kjemhus POE 5 6 4 10
4 Corson Hopwo Delta 4 4 5 9
5 Ben McCartney OHA 4 1 8 9
6 Max Bulawka POE 5 6 2 8
7 Jacob Fraser Shawnigan 3 5 3 8
8 D- Mitchell Brown OHA 4 4 4 8
9 Adin Kennedy POE 5 4 4 8
10 Ethan Bowen CHWK 4 1 7 8
11 Jalen Price Delta 4 5 2 7
12 Kash Rasmussen Edge 5 5 2 7
13 Connor Bouchard OHA 4 4 2 6
14 Lukas Svejkovsky Delta 4 4 2 6
15 Arshdeep Bains Delta 4 4 2 6
16 Holden Kodak Yale 4 3 3 6
17 Owen McMurchy Coquitlam 4 3 3 6
18 Evan Angus Cgy Flames 4 2 4 6
19 Jason Bowen CHWK 4 2 4 6
20 Josh Williams Yale 4 1 5 6
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Hockey Hounds Tournament Teams Announced

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The 43rd Annual Hockey Hounds Tournament has long been a staple in the bantam world among scouts and teams along with its players gunning to make an impression on those scouts.  For the 3rd year now, the Hockey Hounds event have had to fight it out with the newly formed Rocky Mountain Classic Tournament in Calgary which takes place the same weekend at the world class facility – Winsport.

This years Hockey Hounds Tournament though still features many of the top teams in western Canada headed up by NSWC Winterhawks (defending champs) along with the Canam Tournament winners POE.  Joining them are powerhouse BWC Bruins and Delta Bantam Prep as the only other top 10 ranked teams from western Canada.

PCAHA Teams

BWC Bruins, NSWC Winterhawks, Vancouver Thunderbirds

CSSHL Teams

Delta Bantam Prep, Edge Mountaineers, POE

AMBHL Teams

Edmonton SSAC, Edmonton KC, Edmonton CAC, Airdrie Xtreme, Lloydminster Heat, Southeast Tigers (Host)

SBAAHL Teams

Sask Valley Vipers, Humboldt Broncos

OMAHA Team

Prince George Cougars

USA Team

Colorado Thunderbirds

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USA Bantam AAA – Tier 1 Elite Weekend

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Dallas Stars Elite 3 – Colorado Rampage 0 (45 minute games)

Goals by Dawson Bradford, Paul Fletcher and Tabor Heaslip and a Shutout by Colin Myers who stopped 17 shots lead Dallas to the win.  Colorado got 22/25 stops for Nathan Te Pas.

San Jose Jr. Sharks 3 – Phoenix Jr. Coyotes 2

Coalson Wolford picked up 1-1-2 while Jake Maley and Sami Hakarainen each picked up singles in the win for the Sharks.  The Jr. Coyotes got goals from Cade Fredickson and Tyler Johnson (1-1-2).  William Collins stopped 21/23 for San Jose and Cole Sniffin stopped 23/26 for Phoenix.

Iowa Wild 5 – Colorado Rampage 1

Patrick Ryan scored the lone Rampage goal and they were outshot 32-16 in the game.

San Jose Jr. Sharks 4 – Dallas Stars Elite 3

Barak Braslavski fired home a hat-trick for San Jose!  Sam Hakkarainen added 1-1-2 in the win.  For Dallas it was Paul Fletcher with 2 goals and Stephen Higgins with a goal.  Dallas outshot San Jose 33-26.

 

 

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Chilliwack Bantam AAA Tournament – Day 1 (updated 5pm)

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NSWC Winterhawks 3 – POE 2

2002 born Garrett Valk, the son of former NHLer and current Sportsnet analyst Garry Valk scored the GWG late in the 2nd period as NSWC cools off a red hot POE team 3-2.  RD – 6’1 195 continued a great start to his season and will no doubt be rising with his early season play continued his great play today with 1-2-3 while fellow standout NSWC 5’9 128 RD – Jayden Lee chipped in with 1-1-2.  In goal 6’2 190lbs Jesse Makaj was stellar in leading his team to victory in stopping 35/37 shots he faced.  On the POE side, it was 6’0 169lbs Nolan Corrado and 5’7 136lbs Adin Kennedy with the goals.  5’7 123lbs Brendan Foreman played well but took the loss in goal for POE.

Ridge Meadows Rustlers 4 – Coquitlam Chiefs 6

The Chiefs broke open a 3-3 tie in the 3rd period and cruised to the 6-4 win.  5’4 97lbs Owen McMurchy had a huge game with 2-3-5 while RD 5’11 147lbs Jacob Mikaelsen had 0-3-3 in leading the way.  5’10 146lbs Dylan Robinson had 1-1-2.  For Ridge Meadows it was 5’1 105lbs Logan Kurki and 5’3 121lbs 2002 born Talon Duff with 1-1-2.

Delta Bantam Prep 5 – Calgary Flames 1

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2003 Top 30 Identify List Released!

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Over the past few weeks we have been working on releasing a preliminary list of the 2003 born age class who will be bantams next year.  We have contacted many individuals who are well respected minor hockey individuals who have viewed these players several times at various spring tournaments, the Brick Tournament a couple years ago and during league play.

 
That said, we now release our preliminary 2003 born Identifying list of 30 an initial 30 players to watch.  Each month, until the bantam draft we will increase the list until eventually reaching about 100 players or so by the start of the summer.  All though the players are ranked, it is bound to change drastically over the coming months and years as players always develop at different rates.  Please just use the list as a guide of where players currently stand.
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Top 10 Team Rankings – Week 3

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Western Canada Top 10 Team Rankings – Week 3

  1. Sherwood Park Flyers (4-0-1 21-8) – Coming off a pair of 4-0 shutout victories.
  2. Delta Hockey Academy (2-0-0 11-6) – 2 straight wins over formally top ranked Yale.
  3. Lethbridge Golden Hawks (5-0-1 38-6) – Dominating the weaker teams thus far. Tested in a 2-2 tie vs. Bisons.
  4. Calgary Bisons (6-0-1 29-13) – Have rolled over the weaker teams but have beaten Rocky Mtn., Northstar Sabres and tied Lethbridge.
  5. Yale Hockey Academy (0-2-0 6-11) – Stymied by Delta goalies and shaky goaltending drop them 4 spots. Need a big Chilliwack Tournament.
  6. BWC Bruins (1-0-0 10-1) – The Bruins had a dominating Canam Tournament until losing a close one to POE in the final.  Could rise fast.
  7. POE (2-0-0 8-5) – Won the Canam tournament over BWC and have defeated OHA in both matchups early on.
  8. Calgary Northstar Sabres 4-1-0 28-10) – Have won 4 straight including a 4-0 win over Rocky Mtn. Only loss was 3-1 to the Bisons.
  9. NSWC Winterhawks (1-0-0 5-0) – Struggled a bit at the Canam Super Series but still a very good team.
  10. Edmonton KC (3-0-1  20-8) – A win over St. Albert last night and a strong defence core has KC in the top 10.

Honorable Mentions

  • Brandon Wheat Kings, Winnipeg Monarchs, St. Albert Sabres, Humboldt Broncos and Lloydminster Heat.
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Bantam Hockey – Monday Night

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Edmonton KC 4 – St. Albert Sabres 3

It was a battle of undefeated teams in the AMBHL north last night as Edmonton KC came away with the 4-3 victory and move to 3-0-1 in the process.  KC got 3 of their goals from defenseman which included the GWG from Charlie McFadden – his 3rd of the season already.  D – Konor Campbell also scored his 3rd while Neithan Salame scored his first but has 5 pts in 2 games this season.  St. Albert got goals from 3 different players in the loss.  KC were outshot 32-24 but Noah Weinkauf-Bowman was strong in stopped 29/32.  KC are now 3-0-1 and have outscored the opposition 20-8 while St. Albert fall to 2-1-1.

Sherwood Park Flyers 4 – Spruce Grove PAC Saints 0

The Flyers pick up their 2nd consecutive shutout in as many days and have have gone over 130 minutes without allowing a goal.  2002 born Peyton McKenzie picked up 2 more goals, giving him a team leading 4 goals, tied with Carter Chorney.  2002 D- Kaiden Guhle scored his 1st career AMBHL goal.  Guhle is the brother of current Buffalo Sabres defenseman Brendan Guhle.  Ethan Kruger turned aside 9 shots for the shutout.  Sherwood Park have allowed just over 14 shots-per-game.

Regina Aces 8 – Swift Current Kabos Raiders 4

It was the Eric Pearce show last night as the draft eligible forward fired home 6 goals!  Skylar Sangster scored the other 2 markers for the now 1-0-1 aces.  Eric Pearce has picked up 7-2-9 in his first 2 games and is a highly ranked Saskatchewan born prospect in our latest rankings.

**Note – Stay tuned later this morning for our 3rd installment of the Top 10 Bantam Team Rankings!

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Sunday’s Bantam Hockey Update

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Sunday’s AMBHL Highlights

The Lethbridge Golden Hawks have stormed out of the gate to a 5-0-1 record, powered by a league leading 38GF while allowing just 6!  Carson Dyck picked up (2-1-3) and the leagues leading scoring defenseman Bowen Byram (1-1-2) in the 5-1 victory in Fort Saskatchewan.  Bryan Fancy and Carl Tetachuk have almost identical numbers in starting 3 games each for the Golden Hawks.  Both tenders have a 1.00 GAA with Fancy having a .933% and Tetachuk with a .936%.  The team has 4 of the top 7 scorers in the league, highlighted by the defenseman scoring leader as mention which Bowen Byram and his 6-10-16.

The Camrose Red Wings were the last team to start its season with a 8-5 win yesterday.  Some teams start 2 weeks ago, so safe to say the Red Wings were ready to go!  A pair of 2002’s helped lead the way as Brendan Kuny picked up 1-3-4 and Ty Yoder with 2-1-3.  Kail Magnuson scored 4 of the 5 Grand Prairie goals yesterday – his first 4 of the season.

6 different Calgary Northstar Sabres players score in a 6-1 win yesterday.  The Northstar Sabres were expected to be near the top of the south standings this year and they are with a 4-1-0 record while scoring 28GF and allowing just 10GA.  Nicholas Porterfield (6-0-6) and Brayden Tracey (5-1-6) have led the way early on.  Nolan Orzeck (1-6-7), Rajvir Sangha (0-5-5) and Kiano Robinson (0-4-4) all are averaging nearly a PPG from defense.  In goal, Max Johnston has been lights out thus far with a 1.33GAA and a .942%

Mitchell Watson scored twice to lead the Calgary Bisons to a 5-4 win over Rocky Mountain in a south showdown.  D – Zachary Ashton picked up 3 points.  The Bisons are now 6-0-1  29GF and 13GA.  Taylor Gauthier has a 1.32 GAA with a .953%.  He should be a high first round pick in May.  Quinn Olson leads the Bisons in scoring so far with 3-8-11 in 7 games.  Mitchell Watson now has 6 goals.  Nobody else on the team has more than 3.  Rocky Mountain got a goal from league scoring leader Peyton Krebs (5-13-18) in 5 games.

The stingy Sherwood Park Flyers now have all hands on deck with D – Matthew Robertson returning from injury.  However it was fellow high end defenseman Jake Lee who would score twice in the 4-0 Shutout win.  G – Curtis Padberg stopped all 19 shots he faced.  Padberg has stopped 29/31 in 2 wins to start the season.  Carter Chorney and Brett Wieschorster lead the team in scoring early on with 6 points in 4 games thus far.  The Flyers are 3-0-1 so far and should remain at the top of the AMBHL north standings this year in our opinion.

  • Tonight – Edmonton KC heads to St. Albert to take on the Sabres in what should be a great game between a pair of good teams.

Sunday’s SBAAHL Highlights

The Humboldt Broncos mashed the Melville Millionaires 23-1 yesterday at home in Humboldt.  The Broncos outshot the Millionaires by a staggering 94-13.  Top 5 overall ranked Logan Barlage picked up 4-7-11 while Cael Zimmerman (4-3-7) and Blake Allan (3-4-7).  All but 2 Broncos players picked up goals and all but one player picked up a point in the game.  The Millionaires lost the previous day 13-1 against the Northeast Wolfpack in Melfort.  Something clearly needs to be done for these kids, whether it be merging with another south team or something else.

The Sask Valley Vipers are going to be co-powers in the SBAAHL north with Humboldt by the looks of things. They are now a perfect 3-0-0.  The Vipers have tremendous offensive depth and have been able to withstand the loss of top dman Luke Reid to Midget AAA just fine so far.  The Vipers struck 6 times in the first period and cruised to a easy 9-1 win over Nolan Jones and the Warriors.  No doubt the Warriors loss of high end forward Reece Newkirk to Notre Dame has hurt.  Nolan Doell (1-3-4), Jerzy Orchard (1-2-3) and Kyrell Sopotyk led the way yesterday.  Nolan Doell has 4-7-11 and Jerzy Orchard with 5-4-9 lead the team in scoring through 3 games.  Holden Knights, Cohnor Saleski, Austin Lamotte, Kyrell Sopotyk, Alex Miller and Josh Pillar give the Vipers 3 high end scoring lines that may just win out this year.

The Battlefords Barons squashed the PA VH Raiders 9-1 yesterday.  Raiders goalies stopped just 15/24 shots.  Carson McNabb, Luke Fennig and Linden Bird all scored twice.  Skylar Olsen leads the team in scoring through 2 games with 3-3-6.  The Barons have scored 13 goals in its first two games in going 1-0-1.  The Raiders drop to 1-2-0 and have allowed 19 goals in 3 games so far.

The Northeast Wolfpack are another north team who may challenge for top spot this year.  Luke Marleau leads a team with good depth up front as well who have now scored 22 goals in 3 games.  Marleau put up another 4 points yesterday and now has 4-5-9 in his first 2 games after missing the first game of the season.  Parker Fofanoff has 6-2-8 and Josh Baranieski has 7 points.  Northeast are now 2-1-0.

Connor Zary picked up another handful of points (2-1-3) in a 4-4 tie with the Regina Pat Blues yesterday.  Zary is vaulting up our rankings early on and has struck for 7-6-13 in his first 4 games.

The Estevan Bruins may have found their next high end forward after losing Cole Fonstad who dominated the SBAAHL with Estevan for a couple seasons.  Mason Strutt has put up 7-2-9 in 3 games and our scouts feel he is the real deal!

Weekend CSSHL

The Delta Hockey Academy Prep squad have defeated the Yale Hockey Academy for the 2nd straight game in as many weekends.  Goaltending has been the major difference in the victories as Boston Bilous turned aside 36/40 shots last weekend and then yesterday it was Roman Basran stopping 42/44  shots as Yale held a 44-21 shots advantage.  Arshdeep Bains leads Delta through 2 games in scoring with 3-1-4 along with 5’2 Lukas Svejkovsky (0-4-4).  Josh Williams and Harrison Blaisdell lead Yale with 2-2-4.

POE have gotten off to a fantastic start to their season.  They started off with a Canam Super Series Tournament championship win over BWC and now have gotten off to a 2-0-0 start after a pair of weekend wins over rival OHA.  Lane Goodwin and 02 Connor McClennon lead the team with 2-1-3 through 2 games.  Brandon Foreman and Geo Wilson have stopped 57/62 shots they have faced.  Logan Nijhoff leads OHA so far witih 2-0-2 in 2 games.  Harris Shoemaker and Cole Schwebius have stopped 56/64.

Midget Hockey Tidbits

  • The Notre Dame Bantam AAA Hounds play in the South Saskatchewan Midget AA League and have gotten off to a 1-0-0 start after an 8-3 win over Lumsden.  The Hounds are expected to be a very competitive team in major tournaments this year.  On the weekend, Edge Lambert of Grand Prairie (2-2-4) and Kyle Petten of Newfoundland (2-1-3) along with Regina’s Matt Culling (1-2-3) led the way.
  • Kirby Dach played his first games in the Midget AAA season with Fort Saskatchewan of the AMHL and recorded 1 assist.
  • Kaedan Korczak is also playing Midget AAA hockey this year and has 0 points in 2 games with the Yorkton RawTec Maulers of the SMAAAHL.  Korczak should be one of the first defenseman selected in May’s bantam draft.
  • D – Luke Reid is our final Bantam aged player playing Midget hockey other than of course all the Notre Dame Hounds.  Reid is playing with the Battlefords Barons and has 1 assist in 3 games.
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Manitoba Bantam AAA Showcase Recap

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After watching the Hockey Manitoba AAA Showcase this  past weekend, our scouts in attendance feel it showed that there wont be a runaway winner of the league in the 2015-2016 season.  It looks as though the Monarchs, Warriors, Selects, Wheat kings and Capitals will all have some very good games when facing one another and merge high up in the standings.
Some of the teams (Warriors, Monarchs and Norman) played 4 games.  This somewhat skewed the overall point totals.  The Winnipeg Warriors had 3 tough games out of the 4 games they played.  The Monarchs had 2 tough games.  If you remove the Norman game from the Monarch players stats and you will see a real change in final points.  Thompson would have had 8, Ladyman 4, Greyeyes 6, Fawkes 5, Lambos 1!!!
The Norman team was over-matched playing AAA caliber teams but did should some glimpses of competitiveness at times but for the Monarchs to be scheduled to play them was probably not the best move.
High end Monarchs F – Johnny Hooker was serving a two game suspension coming into this weekend and did not play against Eastman or Norman.
Players who entered the WEHP Radar
Parker Johnson for Yellowhead Chiefs
Jayson Szun for the Winnipeg Warriors
Carter Cockburn for the Parkland Rangers
Jesse Mistelbacher for the  Eastman Selects
Team by Team Notes

Trent Miner – One of the top tenders in Western Canada and a Showcase all-star goalie.Brandon Wheatkings 3-0

Brandon Wheat Kings 3-0-0

The Wheat Kings were the only undefeated team during the weekend.  Very well balanced team with the top goaltender in the league.  Trent Miner is a game changer and will always give Brandon a chance to win. Tristen Robins led team in points.  Beat the Sharks 8-1, Hawks 3-2 and Warriors 4-3.
Top point getters: 3 games
Tristen Robins 4-2-6
Dylan Haliday 2-3-5
Ty Thorpe (02) 3-2-5
*Key 02’s, F – Ty Thorpe and defenceman Daemon Hunt.  Thorpe finished second amongst 02 born scorers this weekend

Joey Moffatt – One of the top forwards in the province.

Central Plains Capitals 1-2
Good team with good mixture of size, skill and grit.  Led by Joey Moffatt up front, the Capitals have lots of fire power. Defenceman Brandon MacKenzie (Kochen) is big, has a mean streak and has good skill and could garner some attention this year. Lost 6-5 to the Warriors and 5-2 to the Monarchs, beat Interlake 11-0.
Top point getters: 3 games
Joey Moffatt 4-5-9
Cody Blight (02) 2-4-6
Evan Herman (02) 4-0-4
Max Neill 3-1-4
Logan Calder 1-3-4
*Key 02’s, Forwards Cody Blight 1st in 02 scoring and Evan Herman 3rd in 02 scoring this weekend.

Justin Svenson – Emerged as perhaps the top forward in the province after the showcase

Eastman Selects  2-1
Eastman started off the weekend by shocking the Monarchs 7-4.  Good skilled team with nice mixture of size and skill.  Forward Justin Svenson is a player to watch in Manitoba and could challenge for the first round.  He he has good size, and skill and is very dangerous offensively. He is one of the top forwards in Manitoba.  Matthew Boonstra had a real good weekend on defence for the Selects.  Beat the Monarchs 7-4 and the Sharks 5-4, lost 8-6 to the Warriors.
Top point getters: 3 games
Justin Svenson 4-2-6
Matthew Boonstra 2-2-4
Jesse Mistelbacher 1-2-3
Kade Runke (02) 3-0-3
*Key 02’s, Forwards Caiden Gault,  Kade Runke tied for 4th in 02 scoring, Defenceman Hunter Sexton
Interlake Lightning 1-2
Interlake is a big team that plays with an edge.  However they are lacking the depth to compete with the top half of the league.
Lost 9-1 to the Hawks, 11-0 loss to the Capitals and won 9-0 over Norman
Top point getters: 3 games
Kai Studler 4-0-4
Connor Dowhy 1-1-2
Austin Adair 1-1-2
Emmitt Farebrother 0-2-2
Norman Wolves 0-4
New to the league, the Norman Wolves struggled mightily this weekend.  They did drop a close game to Parkland though.  Lost 18-2 to the Monarchs, 6-5 to Parkland, 9-0 to Interlake and 10-1 to Pembina Valley
Top point getters: 4 games
Hunter Rambow 3-1-4
Sheldin Howard 1-2-3
Kerstin Saunders 2-1-3
Parkland Rangers 1-2
Carter Cockburn stepped up and had a good tournament for Parkland. The Rangers offence was led by Liwiski, Lapointe, Cockburn and Betcher.
Lost 4-2 to Southwest, 7-2 to the Hawks and beat Norman 6-5.
Top Point getters: 3 games
Carter Cockburn 2-5-7
Jagger Lapointe 2-3-5
Mark Liwiski 3-0-3 (2 gp)
Pembina Valley Hawks  1-2
Pembina Valley has good size and grit.  They play with an edge and will make things difficult on their opponents every game.  Not overly deep, McCarthy and Shindle created the majority of the offence for the Hawks.  Lost to Yellowhead 5-4, Sharks 6-2 and beat Norman 10-1.
Top point getters: 3 games
Jayden McCarthy 3-1-4
Derek Wiebe 3-1-4
Kolton Shindle 2-1-3 (2 gp)
*Key 02’s, Forward Mathieu Therrien tied for 4th in 02 scoring and defenceman Caelan Russel.
Southwest Cougars 1-2
The Cougars are a young team that seem to compete no matter who they are against. They had two tight games before losing to the Monarchs.   Beat Parkland 4-2, lost to Yellowhead 4-3 and the Monarchs 11-0.
Top point getters: 3 games
Callum Fortin 2-1-3
Landon Roberts (02) 1-2-3
Key 02’s, Forward Landon Roberts tied for 4th in 02 scoring, Trent Sambrook, Tyson Kozak.
Winnipeg Hawks 2-1
The Hawks are not flashy but are effective. Had a real good game with Brandon.  Defence is solid as well as the goaltending.  Hopko and Gotfried have good size and are defensively very sound.  Beat Interlake 9-1, Parkland 7-2 and lost to Brandon 3-2.
Top point getters: 3 games
Brady Lubky 5-1-6
Chase Barkly 1-3-4
Adam Stewart 2-2-4
Andrew Hopko 0-3-3

Nakodan Greyeyes – Should go in the top few rounds of the draft.

Winnipeg Monarchs 3-1
Monarchs stumbled out of the gates this weekend losing to Eastman.  The Monarchs have the most depth and skill in the league but seem to be affected by physical play. However, they are still the team to beat. Michael Ladyman had a big weekend on defence for the Monarchs.  On forward, Tristan Thompson had a big weekend points wise.  Lost 7-4 to Eastman, beat the Capitals 5-2 (one of the best games of the weekend), Norman 18-2 and Southwest 11-0.
Top point getters: 4 games
Tristan Thompson 8-3-11 led the tournament in scoring
Michael Ladyman 4-6-10 led all defencemen in scoring
Nakoden Greyeyes 2-8-10
Eric Fawkes 3-8-10
Ryden Fedyck

Ryden Fedyck

Winnipeg Sharks 1-2
The Sharks weren’t the most skilled team but work hard and like to mix things up.  Blake Burr leads the way offensively and big Ryden Fedyk was a defensive force on the blue line.
Lost 8-1 to Brandon and 5-4 in OT to Eastman, beat Pembina Valley 6-2.
Top point getters: 3 games
Blake Burr 3-2-5
Brandon Ronyck 2-1-3
Jason Kotchon 1-2-3
Winnipeg Warriors 3-1
The Warriors are a solid team that is very consistent throughout their roster.  Jayson Szun was an offensive spark for the Warriors, showing good speed and skill.  Reece Vitelli and Brayden Clark also were strong for the Warriors up front.  Jaquet and Comeau had strong weekend on defence.
Had 3 real good games which were decided by 2 goals or less.  Beat the Capitals 6-5, Eastman 8-6 and Yellowhead 8-2.  Lost to Brandon 4-3 in the 1 vs 2 game.
Top point getters: 4 games
Jayson Szun 5-1-6
Reece Vitelli 5-1-6
Brayden Clark 1-5-6
Miguel Tetrault 3-2-5
Patrick Comeau 0-4-4

Cole Muir (left) – Top power-forward in the province.

Yellowhead Chiefs 2-1 
The Chiefs had a good weekend winning two games by a goal.  Cole Muir is a big power forward who lead the offence for the Chiefs. Chad Nychuk was steady on defence and equalled Muir’s team leading point total. Beat Pembina Valley 5-4, Southwest 4-3 and lost to the Warriors 8-2.
Top point getters: 3 games
Cole Muir 2-1-3
Chad Nychuk 2-1-3
Logan Wotton 1-2-3
Key 02’s: Forward Brodie Wilson, defenceman Reece Richmond
Showcase All-Stars (As voted by our panel of scouts)
F – Justin Svenson – Eastman Selects
F – Eric Fawkes – Winnipeg Monarchs
F – Tristan Thompson – Winnipeg Monarchs
D – Michael Ladyman – Winnipeg Monarchs
D – Brandon MacKenzie (Kochon) – Central Plains Capitals
G – Trent Miner – Brandon Wheat Kings
Showcase 2nd Team All-stars
F – Joey Moffatt – Central Plains Capitals
F – Tristan Robins – Brandon Wheat Kings
F – Nakodan Greyeyes – Winnipeg Monarchs
D – Jonathon Lambos – Winnipeg Monarchs
D – Ryan Gottfried – Winnipeg Hawks
G – Dalton Belluk – Eastman Selects
Manitoba Team Rankings – October 5, 2015
1.  Winnipeg Monarchs
2.  Brandon Wheat Kings
3.  Eastman Selects
4.  Central Plains Capitals
5.  Winnipeg Warriors
6.  Winnipeg Hawks
7.   Yellowhead Chiefs
8.  Winnipeg Sharks
9.   Southwest Cougars
10. Pembina Valley Hawks
11.  Parkland Rangers
12.  Interlake Lightning
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Saturday SBAAHL Roundup

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Sask Valley Vipers 11 – Swift Current Kabos Raiders 1

Sask Valley Vipers:  2-0-0  18GF,  2GA

  • Holden Knights (2-3-5), Nolan Doell (2-3-5) and Jerzy Orchard (3 G).
  • G – Tyler Peterson stopped 25/26.
  • Nolan Doell leads the team in scoring with (3-4-7) in 2 games.  Jerzy Orchard leads with (4 G).
  • Both goalies Woodside and Peterson have started and allowed 1 goal each.

Swift Current Kabos Raiders:  1-1-0  6GF,  13GA

  • Matthew Christianson with the lone goal.
  • G – Brad Nyen started and all allowed 4 goals on 8 shots.  Jacob Herman 22/29 stops.
  • Aaron Toews leads the team in scoring with 2-2-4 in 2 games.  Matthew Christianson with 2 goals.
  • G – Brad Nyen has allowed 6 goals in 74 mins played.

Humboldt Broncos 2 – Saskatoon Stallions 1

Humboldt Broncos:  2-0-0  10GF,  3GA

  • Logan Barlage (1-1-2) and Cael Zimmerman (1 G)
  • G – Corbin Christianson stopped 24/25 shots.
  • Logan Barlage leads team in scoring through 2 games with 4-5-9.  Cael Zimmerman (4 G)

Saskatoon Stallions:  0-1-0  1GF,  2GA

  • Alex Morozoff with the goal.
  • Rayce Ramsay stopped 61/63 shots faced!

West Central Wheat Kings 7 – Prince Albert Venice House Raiders 4

West Central Wheat Kings:  1-2-0  13GF,  19GA

  • Casey McDonald (2-2-4), Jaxon Georget (2-1-3), Ty Bahm (1-2-3), Tye Scherger (0-3-3)
  • G – Hudson Killam  31/35 shots stopped
  • Casey McDonald leads the team in scoring with (3-4-7) in 3 games.

Prince Albert Venice House Raiders:  1-1-0  8GF,  10GA

  • Nic Prediger (1-1-2), 02 – Ben Zultok (1-1-2) and Brennon Paranteau (1-1-2).
  • G – Grant Alexander stopped 27/34 shots faced.
  • 02 Ben Zultok leads team in scoring with (1-3-4) in 2 games.  Jackson Kowblick, Brennon Paranteau (2-1-3)

Regina Monarchs 5 – Saskatoon Outlaws 4

Regina Monarchs:  1-0-0  5GF,  4GA

  • Carson Whyte, 02 Davin Griffin, Cole Hudy, Matthew Shewchuk (1-1-2).

Saskatoon Outlaws:  1-2-0  15GF,  15GA

  • Connor Zary (1-1-2).
  • Connor Zary leads the team in scoring with 5-5-10 through 3 games.  Jagger Prosofsky (3 G).

Weyburn Crescent Point Wings 6 – Moose Jaw Warriors 3

Weyburn Crescent Point Wings:  2-0-0  10GF,  6GA

  • 02 Ethan Ernst (2-1-3), Jonah Regier, Noah Altwasser, Steven Kesslering (1-1-2).
  • G – Kobe Kmita stopped 24/27 shots.
  • 02 Ethan Ernst leads the team in scoring with 4-2-6 in 2 games.

Moose Jaw Warriors:  0-2-0  3GF,   9GA

  • D – Nolan Jones (2 G), Noah Braun (0-2-2)
  • G – Wiley Cozac stopped 11/16 in 2 periods.  Bryan Thomson stopped 13/14 in the 3rd.
  • D – Nolan Jones leads with 2 goals in 2 games.

North East Wolfpack 13 – Melville Millionaires 1

North East Wolfpack:  1-1-0  15GF,  9GA

  • Parker Fofanoff (5 G), Luc Marleau (1-4-5), Cameron Norum (2 G), Rylan Donald (3 A), Josh Baranieski (1-2-3).
  • G – Tanner Martin stopped 8/9 shots faced.
  • Parker Fofanoff and Luc Marleau lead with 5 points each.

Melville Millionaires:  0-1-0  1GF,  13GA

  • Sheydon Woodhouse with the goal.
  • G – Aiden Elmy stopped 39/52 shots faced.

Estevan Bruins 4 – Battlefords Barons 4

Estevan Bruins:  1-0-1  11GF,   9GA

  • Mason Strutt (hat-trick), Dalton Schrader (1-1-2)
  • G – Morgan Wanner stopped 32/36 shots faced.
  • Mason Strutt leads the team in scoring with 6-2-8 in 2 games.

Battlefords Barons:  0-1-0  4GF,  4GA

  • Skylar Olsen (2 G).
  • G – Zev Genereaux stopped 23/27 shots faced.
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Saturday AMBHL Roundup

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Grand Prairie 5 – Edmonton CAC 3

Grand Prairie Storm: 1-2-0  9GF, 12GA

  • Kye Whillans 2-2-4, D – Carter Spenst 1-1 (GWG), Garret Franklin 1-1-2.
  • G – Lars Kaliel 27/30
  • Kye Whillans leads the team in scoring through 3 games with 4-3-7. Dman Carter Spenst is 2nd with 1-3-4.
  • Lars Kaliel has stopped 80/86 with a 3.00GAA.

Edmonton CAC: 1-3-0  11GF, 14GA

  • Curran Woods, Ethyn Hopp and 02 – Domenic Morin with 1 goal.
  • G – 2002 Blake Lyda 26/31
  • Domenic Morin leads the team in scoring through 4 games with 2-2-4 tied with Justin Hall 3-1-4.
  • Maxim Currie has started 2 games and has stopped 76/81 shots.

Red Deer Rebels 4 – Calgary Flames 2

Red Deer Rebels: 1-2-1  10GF, 13GA

  • Jace Paarup (2-1-3), Walker Stevenson (2 G), Deegan Mofford (2 A) and Caileb Berge (2 A).
  • G – Jason Very 29/31
  • Deegan Mofford leads team in scoring through 4 games with 2-2-4.
  • Jason Very has stopped 72/77 shots through 2 games.

Calgary Flames:  2-3-0  13GF, 15GA

  • Connor Brock (2 G), Brendan Boyle (2 A).
  • G – Brett Balas 26/30
  • Brendan Boyle leads team in scoring through 5 games with 3-2-5.  Connor Brock has 3 goals.
  • G – Brett Balas has stopped 104/112 shots and has a 2.36GAA

Lloydminster Heat 6 – Edmonton MLAC 0

Lloydminster Heat:  2-0-1  11GF,  3GA

  • 02 Jordan Borysuik (2-1-3), Zak Smith (2 G), Caleb Brown (1-1-2), Drew Harty (3 A).
  • G – 02 Andrei Proctor-Ramirez 22/22 SO
  • 02 Jordan Borysuik leads team in scoring through 3 games with 3-1-4.
  • Goalies Proctor-Ramirez and Hawryluk have stopped 106/109 shots in 3 games.

Edmonton MLAC:  0-2-0  0GF, 15GA

  • Kanwar Gill stopped 43/49.

Edmonton KC 5 – Leduc Oil Kings 3

Edmonton KC:  2-0-1  16GF,  5GA

  • D – Konor Campbell (2-2-4), Brett Rylance (2 G), D – Neithan Salame (4 A).
  • G – Eric Ward 30/33.
  • Brett Rylance leads the team in scoring with 7-1-8 in 3 games.  Graeme Bryks (1-6-7)
  • Dmen – Neithan Salame (0-4-4) in 1 game and Konor Campbell (2-2-4) in 3 games.

Leduc Oil Kings:  1-2-0  15GF,  17GA

  • Conrad Mitchell and Colby Laird (1-1-2)
  • Carter Gylander stopped 49/54.
  • Jakin Smallwood leads the team in scoring through 3 games with 5-6-11.

Calgary Bisons 8 – Calgary Royals 2

Calgary Bisons:  5-0-1  24GF,  9GA

  • 02 Braden Plaschewsky (2-2-4), 02 Ozzy Wiesblatt (2 G), D – Zachary Ashton (1-1-2), D – Eric Parker (3 A)
  • G – Carlos Siso stopped 17/19.
  • D – Eric Parker leads the team in scoring with 0-8-8 in 6 games.  Quinn Olson has 2-6-8 in 6 games.
  • 9 Bisons have 2 goals or more but nobody with more than 4.  All but 1 player have recorded a point this year.

Calgary Royals:  0-4-1  9GF,  32GA

  • Grayson Dietrich (2 G)
  • G – Jack McNaughton 43/51 stops.
  • Cole Svenson leads team in scoring through 5 games with 2-2-4.
  • Goalies have combined for below a .850 save percentage thus far.

Lethbridge Golden Hawks 5 – Spruce Grove PAC Saints 1

Lethbridge Golden Hawks:  4-0-1  33GF,  5GA

  • Michael Horon (1-1-2), Carson Dyck (0-2-2).
  • G – Byron Fancy stopped 15/16.
  • D – Bowen Byram leads the team with 5-9-14 through 5 games.  Carson Dyck (1-8-9), Dylan Nevil (4-5-9)
  • Lethbridge goalies combined have stopped 69/74 shots in 5 games.  Allow less than 15 Shots per game.

Spruce Grove PAC Saints:  0-3-0  9GF,  18GA

  • Trey Williams with the goal.
  • G – Chase Langdale stopped 35/40.
  • Cameron Aucoin leads the team with 2-2-4 through 3 games.  Trey Williams has 2 goals.
  • PAC goalies have combined to stop 82/100 shots this year.

Rocky Mountain Raiders 4 – Airdrie Xtreme 1

Rocky Mountain Raiders:  3-1-0  20GF  10GA

  • 02 Kyle Crnkovic ( hat-trick), Peyton Krebs (3 A)
  • G – Ethan Rycroft stopped 21/22 shots.
  • Peyton Krebs (4-12-16) in 5 games leads the team and league in scoring.  Kyle Crnkovic leads team in goals (5).
  • G – Ethan Rycroft has a 2.50GAA with a .928% in 2 starts.

Airdrie Xtreme:  0-4-1  8GF  26GA

  • 02 Jake Neighbors with the goal.
  • G – Antonie LeClerc stopped 31/35 shots.
  • 02 Jake Neighbors leads the team in scoring with 2-1-3 in 5 games.

Fort Saskatchewan Rangers 5 – Southeast Tigers 0

Fort Saskatchewan Rangers:  1-1-0  6GF,  3GA

  • Evan Ladouceur (2 G), 9 other Rangers picked up a single point in the game.
  • G – Braden Potter stopped all 26 shots for the SO

Southeast Tigers: 0-3-1  6GF,  27GA

  • 02 D – Ty Olinski took 6 PIMS as did D – Peyton Cox.
  • G – Ethan Barrows stopped 49/54 shots.
  • Joel Herron leads the team in scoring with 2-0-2 in 4 games.
  • The Tigers are allowing 56 shots per game thus far.
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MB Bantam AAA Showcase – Day 2 (Afternoon Draw)

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Winnipeg Monarchs 5 – Central Plains Capitals 2

Thompson with 2 goals, Lewis 1-1-2.  Blight and Moffatt each with 1-1-2 for Central Plains.  Very physical game.

Winnipeg Warriors 8 – Eastman Selects 6

A see-saw affair which had the Warriors burst out to a quick 4-0 lead in the first period before Eastman scored 4 times in the first half of the 2nd period to tie it at 4-4.  Teams would trade goals pretty much the rest of the way and the Warriors added one with 2 seconds left to make it 8-6 and move the Warriors to 2-0-0 and dropping Eastman to 1-1-0.  Reece Vitelli paced the attack with 3 goals for the Warriors.  Vitelli leads the Warriors in scoring through 2 games with 4-1-5. Justin Svenson, Mathieu Harrold and Conrad Solypa replied for Eastman.   Matthew Boonstra and Justin Svenson lead the Selects with 2-2-4 through 2 games.

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Manitoba Showcase In Pictures

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Captain – Joey Moffatt (Central Plains Capitals) Ranked Top 2 rounds

Cole Muir (Yellowhead Chiefs)

Trent Miner (Brandon Wheat Kings) Top ranked Manitoba Goalie.

Nakodan Greyeyes (Winnipeg Monarchs) Ranked Top 2 rounds.

Johnny Lambos (Winnipeg Monarchs) Ranked 2nd round for the Bantam Draft.

Dylan Halliday (Brandon Wheat Kings)

Justin Svenson (Eastman Selects) – High ranked MB Forward

Ty Thorpe (Brandon Wheat Kings) Top 2002 born prospect

 

 

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MB Bantam AAA Showcase Day 2 (updated 12:43)

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Winnipeg Sharks 6 – Pembina Valley Hawks 2…FINAL

First Period

  1. WPG SH – Ronyck (Hughesman)
  2. WPG SH – Kotchon (Burr)
  3. PV – McCarthy (Therrien)
  4. WPG SH – Szyszkowski (Burr) 2nd Period
  5. WPG SH – Stewart (Hryhoruk) 2nd Period
  6. PV – Shindle (Ens) 3rd Period
  7. WPG SH – Burr (Ronyck)
  8. WPG SH – Ronyck

Yellowhead Chiefs 4 – Southwest Cougars 3…FINAL/OT

First Period

  1. YW – Richmond (Poole, Wotton)
  2. SW – Maddess (Kuny) 2nd period
  3. YW – Wotton  2nd period
  4. SW – Maddess 3rd period
  5. YW – Wilson (Nychuk) 3rd period
  6. SW – Chudley (Gudnason, Shearer)
  7. YW – Nychuk (Muir, Rookes) OT

Parkland Jr. Rangers 5 – Norman Wolves 5…Mid 3rd

First Period

  1. PRK – Liwski (2) (Betcher, Jubenvill)
  2. PRK – Timlick (Cockburn)
  3. NOR – Ductawich (Howard, Valentino)
  4. NOR – Rambow (2) (Bobesko, Hate)
  5. NOR – Evans (Howard, Rambow) 2nd Period
  6. PRK – Liwiski (3) (Cockburn) 2nd Period
  7. PRK – Brook (Timlick, LaPointe) 2nd Period
  8. NOR – Rambow (3) 2nd Period
  9. NOR – Howard (Saunders, Bobesko) 2nd Period
  10. PRK – Betcher (Cockburn, LaPointe) 3rd Period
  11. PRK – LaPointe (Hammond, Cockburn) 3rd Period

Winnipeg Hawks 2 – Brandon Wheat Kings 3…FINAL

  • Colin Cook scores all 3 goals for Brandon.  Cook now has 4 goals in 2 games.
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Hockey Manitoba Bantam AAA Showcase Today

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This weekend will mark the first look at the bantam prospects from Manitoba with its Bantam AAA Showcase.  The Showcase will involve all Bantam AAA teams as well as the Norman Wolves.  Action will begin at 1pm Manitoba time with the Eastman Selects playing the Winnipeg Monarchs.

The Showcase will feature WEHP first round ranked players like Joey Moffatt of Central Plains, Eric Fawkes of the Winnipeg Monarchs, G – Trent Miner of the Brandon Wheat Kings and Kolton Shindle of Pembina Valley.  Other prospects that garner close attention are top defenseman like Johnny Lambos of the Winnipeg Monarchs, Michael Ladyman of the Monarchs and Ryden Fedyck of the Winnipeg Sharks.

The Winnipeg Monarchs enter the showcase as the provinces top team with several ranked players at each position.

Stay tuned throughout the weekend for updates, thoughts and scouting reports and review as well.

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Western Canada Bantam Hockey Rankings – week 2

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Yale Hockey Academy

  1. Yale entered week 1 as the over-whelming #1 bantam team in western Canada.  Now the gap has closed a bit thanks to a loss to CSSHL rival Delta Hockey Academy who is ranked 3rd in western Canada.  Our scouts in attendance reported that Yale carried the majority of the play but Delta Hockey Academy G – Boston Bilous stopped 36/40 shots recorded, although our scouts felt he stopped closer to 50!  Yale would go on to lose their first game of the season 6-4 with 6th coming in to an empty net.  Yale boasts 11 WEHP ranked prospects in their roster and several first rounders.  Yale remain in top spot for this week.

Sherwood Park Flyers

  1. The Flyers enter week 2 steady at #2. The Flyers have opened the season with a 2-0-1 record despite missing 1st round ranked D- Matthew Robertson.  The Flyers are a big, punishing team who rely once again this season on a talented defense core led by 1st round ranked Jake Lee and injured Matthew Robertson.  Carter Chorney (3-2-5), Brett Wieschorster (3-3-6) and Ethan Browne (2-2-4) have carried the offensive load early on.  The Flyers are coming off a 4-4 tie against fellow top 10 ranked St. Albert over the weekend and outshot them 33-17.

Delta Hockey Academy

  1. Delta Hockey Academy remain ranked 3rd after defeating top ranked Yale Hockey Academy this past weekend. Delta got a tremendous performance from College committed G – Boston Bilous, stopping 36/40 shots.  Arshdeep Bains and D – Tyler Price led with 1-1-2 each and they got balanced scoring with 6 different scorers.  Delta boast between 8-10 possible bantam picks for this years draft and should be a top team all season long.

BWC Bruins

  1. BWC Bruins haven’t played any balancing games in the PCAHA as of yet but did take part in the recent Canam Super Series and faired very well despite losing in the final to POE 2-1. BWC had rolled through its first four games – going 4-0-0 and outscoring its opponents 28-2 which included a 5-1 victory over POE.  Sasha Mutala scored 12 goals in 5 games to lead all tournament scorers but was held off the score-sheet in both games vs. POE.  BWC have many high end prospects but not to the level of the academies above.

Pursuit of Excellence Hockey Academy

  1. POE was a bit of a surprise winner of the Canam Super Series but they are a team with a good amount of talent who play with good structure. They had wins against PCAHA powerhouse teams NSWC (5-4) and BWC (2-1 final) at the Canam and thus are deserving of this ranking.   POE have also played one regular season game in the CSSHL and skated away with a 4-3 win over original CSSHL rival OHA.  Currently there are a handful of POE ranked players and a couple very high end 2002 born prospects leading the way.

 

Lethbridge Golden Hawks

  1. The Golden Hawks have been building for a couple years now for this season and for good reason. The Golden Hawks made a push for hosting rights for the Western Canada Bantam Hockey Championships but lost out to Rocky Mountain for the hosting rights.  It looks like that won’t be a problem as Lethbridge have vaulted out to a 3-0-1 record and have outscored their opponents 28-4 and had a 2-2 tie against the 4-0-1 Calgary Bisons who they are expected to battle for South supremacy all season long.  Lethbridge have 9 returnees from last season’s 17-12-4 team led by possible 1st overall bantam pick D – Bowen Byram.  Byram had a 8 point game this past weekend and has 13 points in his first 4 games and could challenge Kale Clagues defenseman scoring AMBHL record this year.

Calgary Bisons

  1. The Bisons are always at or near the top of the AMBHL standings and look primed to stay up there again this year. The Bisons are coming off a 14-15 season where they had a league leading 26-3-4 record and allowed an AMBHL record low 54 goals in 33 games.  What is unbelievable is the thought that they may allow even less in 15-16!  So far the 4-0-1 Bisons have allowed just 7 goals led by G – Taylor Gauthier.  Gauthier could be the highest goalie ever selected in the WHL Bantam Draft eclipsing Carey Price (7th overall) and Ian Scott (9th overall).  Gauthier is coming off a season where he was 16-0-1 with a 1.21 GAA and a .950 in his rookie bantam year.  So far this year, he is 3-0-1 with a 0.85 and a .972%!  The Bisons are also aided by a very mobile defense core which certainly doesn’t hurt at the bantam level.

North Shore Winter Club Winterhawks

  1. NSWC are in a bit of a rebuilding phase for the first time in many years. After Logan Doust, the scoring could be handled by its talented 2002 born age class.  The strength of the team which will keep them in games this year against the top teams will be their strong defensive core with Jayden Lee, Jimmy Darby, Jason Shu and Jake Keller and high end G – Jesse Makaj.  A rebuilding year for NSWC still keeps them a solid 2nd place in the PCAHA but puts them a bit back in the pack in major tournament this season.  In the Canam Super Series, the Winterhawks went an uncharacteristic 2-2-1 in losing to POE and 5-1 to Dallas and tieing Dallas 5-5.  The strength of the team wasn’t a strength either as the team allowed 20 goals.

Winnipeg Monarchs

  1. The Monarchs enter the season and the easy favorite to represent Manitoba at the Western Canada Bantam Hockey Championships. The team is led by 6’1 182lb Eric Fawkes who had 35-50-85 last season.  Nakodan Greyeyes and Jonny Hooker provide ample scoring depth as well.  Highly ranked D – Johnny Lambos along with Michael Ladyman log lots of minutes.

St. Albert Sabres

10.  The Sabres started the season with a convincing 8-3 victory over SSAC and then a 4-3 win over CAC.  Both games were played without top 2 round ranked F – Brady Nicholas.  Nicholas would return in the Sabres showdown with Sherwood Park and figured in on all 4 goals (2-2-4) in a 4-4

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September 28, 2015 Newsletter is ready

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Rankings
** Heights/Weights updated for Alberta, CSSHL and some PCAHA and SBAAHL teams updated.  Over 40 new players added to our lists and major movement as well after our early season viewings!
– Top 215 for the 2001 born age class.
– Top 140 for the 2002 born age class.
 – Western USA Top 50 – 2001 Born
 Interviews
We interview 6 top prospects from around Western Canada
Scouting Reports
Once again full scouting reports are included.  20 in total from all provinces.
**Western Canada Top 20 Teams and Full 15/16 Listings and dates
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Weekend Update

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Saturday – AMBHL

Calgary Northstar Sabres 4 – Rocky Mountain Raiders 0

After losing the first game of the season, the Northstar Sabres have convincingly won their past two games to move to 2-1-0 on the season.  G – Max Johnston was the POG – stopping all 25 shots he faced for the win while Nicholas Porterfield led the offensive attack with 2 goals, giving him a team leading 3 goals in 3 games.  Blake Stevenson scored as well and now leads the team with 2-2-4.  The loss for Rocky Mountain dropped them to 1-1-0 for the season.  Ethan Rycroft faced 47 shots and stopped 43 of them in defeat.  The Raiders will look to return back to their winning ways today in Medicine Hat while the Sabres are home to the cross-town rival Royals.

Lloydminster Heat 3 – Spruce Grove PAC 1

G – Ross Hawryluk will be the key to any Lloydminster success this year and he proved that in game 1 of the season in stopping 35/36 shots which included 22 saves in the 3rd period to preserve the win and move the Heat to 1-0-0.  The Heat got goals from 3 different players in the win which included one from highly ranked 2002 born Jordan Borysuik.  For Spruce Grove, Braden Hapgood stopped 21/24 and got a goal from Cameron Aucoin.  The Saints are back in action today in Leduc and the Heat stay in the Edmonton area to play KC in KC’s home opener.

Edmonton SSAC 3 – Grand Prairie 1

SSAC followed up a 8-3 thumping by skating away with a close 3-1 victory in Grand Prairie.  The score would’ve been much more lopsided if it weren’t for the stellar goaltending performance by Lars Kaliel who stopped 53/56 shots he faced!  2002 born F – Jacob Bodnaruk led the way for SSAC with 1-1-2.  Zafir Rawji scored his 2nd goal in as many games.  SSAC will look to make it two straight as they play Grand Prairie bright and early this morning.

Lethbridge Golden Hawks 9 – Southeast 1

The Golden Hawks are ranked in the top 10 in western Canada for a reason and have proved it once again with a 9-1 victory over Southeast yesterday.  Lethbridge won their first game of the season last weekend by a score of 8-0.  The Tigers remain winless at 0-1-1 and play next today at home against Rocky Mountain while the Golden Hawks make a stop in Calgary to play the 4-0-0 stingy Calgary Bisons who have allowed just 6 goals in 4 games thus far.  Should make for an excellent game against the odds on South finalists later in the year.

Calgary Bisons 7 – Airdrie Xtreme 3

The Bisons have stampeded out of the gate this year with a 4-0-0 record after an easy 7-3 win over Airdrie on Saturday.  The Bisons outshot the Xtreme 56-15.  Leading the way for the Bisons was Cameron Sterling with 2 goals, his first two of the season.  Quinn Olson had 1-2-3, giving him a team leading 2-4-6 through 4 games to start the season.  The Bisons continue to get offence from the defence core with 7 points.  For the Xtreme, who have now been outscored 20-5 this season in dropping to 0-3-0 got goals from three different players.  The Xtreme have 5 goals from 5 different players so far this year.  Airdrie is home today against Red Deer while  Calgary will entertain high-scoring Lethbridge which could threaten their early season perfection.

Saturday – SBAAHL

Humboldt Broncos 8 – North East Wolfpack 2

The Humboldt Broncos erupted for 6 – 3rd period goals led by Logan Barlage en route to a huge 8-2 opening day victory.  Barlage led the way for the Broncos with 3-4-7 in the game and is expected to be a top 5 selection in the 2016 Bantam draft.  Barlage is a 6’3 forward who loads of talent.  Not to be overlooked is speedy Cael Zimmerman who picked up a hattrick and could challenge for a first round status this season.  The Wolfpack were without first round ranked Luc Marleau for this game and were outshot 45-25.  Up next for the Wolfpack are the Melville Millionaires next weekend at home while Humboldt will also be off until next weekend when they head to Saskatoon to play the Stallions.

Weyburn Red Wings 4 – Notre Dame AA Hounds 3

Despite getting outshot 41-21, the Red Wings were able to come away with the win thanks to a early 3-0 first period lead on a pair of goals by high end 2002 F – Ethan Ernst.  Ernst would also break a 3-3 3rd period tie for the hattrick and give the Red Wings the win.  In goal, Matthew Dutchak stopped 38/41 shots he faced.  The AA Hounds got goals from 3 different players in defeat.  Weyburn plays next Saturday in Moose Jaw.

Sask Valley Vipers 7 – West Central Wheat Kings 1

If anyone is to challenge the high-flying Humboldt Broncos in the North of the SBAAHL this year, it will be the Vipers.  The Vipers used 6 2nd period goals to get out to a 7-0 lead, with all 7 goals coming from different plays and cruised from there.  Jerzy Orchard and 2002 born Cohner Saleski paced the attack with 1-2-3 each.  Casey McDonald scored the lone West Central marker.  The Wheat Kings will look to bounce back today in Saskatoon against the Outlaws.  The Vipers play next Saturday in Swift Current.

Yorkton Terriers 3 – Moose Jaw Warriors 0

The defending league champions begin the season with a win in getting goals from 3 different players.  The Terriers are expected to once again be a very good team but not to the level they were last season where they averaged nearly 9 GPG and had several very high picks in the bantam draft.  They also lost their top defenseman and highest ranked player – Kaedan Korczak to Midget AAA.  Nolan Meier picked up the shutout and Aiden Bulych had 1-1-2 to lead the way yesterday.  The Terriers are home once again today, this time hosting the Estevan Bruins.  The Warriors play next Saturday at home against Weyburn.

Saskatoon Frostbite 5 – Saskatoon Outlaws 3

The Frostbite outshot the Outlaws 40-20 and got a pair of goals from who should be one of the top scorers in the league – Adam Beckman.  Ethan Hain stopped 17/20 shots for the Frostbite.  The Outlaws were led by Caleb Cherry and his 1-2-3 while Connor Zary picked up 1-1-2.  Chase Hamm stopped  36/40 in defeat.  The Outlaws play once again today against West Central and the Frostbite are off until next Sunday when they head to Wilcox to play Notre Dame.

Saturday – CSSHL

POE 4 – OHA 3

POE, coming off a Canam Super Series win, carried it through to an opening day CSSHL win.  POE were led by top 5 ranked 2002 born prospect Connor McClennon who picked up 1-1-2 as did John Lee.  Ben King and big dman – Connor Horning picked up singles.  For OHA, 5’11 F – Nathan Driver and late Dec birthday 2002 born Cole Dubinsky had 1-1-2.  The shots in the game were 30-30.  Cole Schwebius started and finished for OHA while Geo Wilson did the same for POE in earing the win.

Delta HA 6 – Yale HA 4

In a battle of two of the top teams in all of Western Canada, it was Delta knocking off top ranked Yale 6-4.  Boston Bilous was perhaps the main reason for the Delta win as he turned aside 36/40 shots he faced.  Bilous has already committed to US College which is extremely rare for a 14 year old but he also proved why he is one of our top ranked goalies entering the season.  Delta got goals from 6 different players with D – Tyler Price and F – Arshdeep Bains leading the way with 1-1-2.  Lukas Svejkovsky (son of Yogi) and Nolan Krogfoss each picked up 2 assists.  For Yale, first round ranked star forwards Josh Williams 2-1-3 and Harrison Blaisdell 1-2-3 led the way.  Alex Rolfe stopped 24/29 shots he faced.

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Friday Scattershooting

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  • The top 10 ranked St. Albert Sabres have run their record to 2-0-0 after squeaking by the very game Edmonton CAC club 4-3.  It was the 2nd game this week where CAC ran up against one of the North favorites from the AMBHL as they lost 4-2 to Sherwood Park on Tuesday night.  Both games CAC goalies were outstanding in facing over 40 shots in each contest.  The Sabres got goals from 4 different players and got a pair of assists from Brayden Iwaschuk.  10 different players found the score sheet for St. Albert who were once again without their highest ranked player in Brady Nicholas.  CAC got 1-1-2 from Domenic Morin and Ethyn Hopp.  Morin is a 2002 first year player who picked up 16-15-31 in 22 peewee games last year while Hopp is also a 2002 born player who scored 20-13-33 in peewee.  2002 G – Blake Lyda stopped 37/41.

 

  • The overall favorite to win the league have to be the Sherwood Park Flyers entering the season and so far they have skiffed out to a 2-0-0 start winning a couple games by close scores.  Last night, they followed up a 4-2 win with a 5-2 victory over Leduc and out-shooting them 39-12.  The Flyers boast a defense with 4 likely draft picks for the up coming bantam draft and also have a top 2002 born defender – Kaiden Guhle.  Last night it was first round ranked Carter Chorney pacing the attack with 2-1-3.  2002 born Peyton Mckenzie who is the brother of Portland Winterhawks F – Skyler Mckenzie picked up 1-1-2 as did Brett Wieschorster.  Wieschorster and Chorney lead the team with 4 points in 2 games and both are expected to average near 2 ppg this season.  The Flyers were once again without high end dman Matthew Robertson.  For Leduc, top forward Jakin Smallwood picked up 1-1-2.  Smallwood should go pretty high in the draft and lead Leduc all season long.

Several key games highlight this weekends AMBHL action:

  • Calgary Northstar Sabres at Rocky Mountain Raiders – Saturday
  • Lethbridge Golden Hawks at Calgary Bisons – Sunday
  • St. Albert Sabres at Sherwood Park Flyers

 

  • The CSSHL league gets underway way this season with a pair of games on Saturday.  In the battle of interior BC CSSHL teams, it will be two of the original prep teams as POE host OHA.  POE is coming off a CanAm Super Series tournament championship in the lower mainland from this past weekend and will be looking to ride the wave.  In the battle of the Fraser Valley it will be Delta Hockey Academy hosting the league favorites Yale Hockey Academy.

 

  • The SBAAHL will also get underway this weekend with 7 games on the schedule.  The defending league champions – Yorkton Terriers will play a pair of home games against Moose Jaw and Estevan.  Humboldt will take on the Northeast Wolfpack in an early season battle of two top North SBAAHL teams.  Stay tuned through the weekend for full updates!
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Taylor Gauthier Set to Challenge Price and Scott?

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Taylor heads up a strong goalie group for this years draft.

Taylor heads up a strong goalie group for this years draft.

The Calgary Bisons success this season will largely ride on their large goaltender Taylor Gauthier.  Gauthier is coming off one of, if not the best seasons in AMBHL history last year when he led the league with a 16-0-1 record, .950% and a 1.21 with 5 SO.  All this coming as a first year goalie!  The question though was whether Taylor could carry that success forward this year as he set the bar so high.  If last nights 35 save SO performance over the Calgary Flames is any indication, the answer is a resounding YES!  Gauthier has led the Bisons to  a 3-0-0 start and has allowed just 2 goals in 3 starts.

Taylor Gauthier Interview from his rookie bantam season last year below:

Where have you played your minor hockey and what have been some of your favorite personal and team moments up to this point in your hockey career?

I played for the Blackfoot Hockey association my whole minor hockey career prior to this season. Id have to say my favourite team moment was winning the city championships last season, and my favourite personal hockey moment would have to be semi finals of Peewee AA Provincials when we went into triple overtime but lost, i thought myself and the whole team worked super hard to get there and I am super proud to have been apart of the team.

You are having a tremendous rookie season with the Calgary Bisons, leading the league with a 14-0-1 record and a 1.37 GAA and a .945%. What do you feel has been the biggest reason for that success?

The biggest reason for my success would have to be my defense, they do a great job of keeping the big time goal scorers to the outside and get in a lot of the shooting lanes. My goalie partner, Blake Pilon is another huge factor to my success, being a first year allows me to have plenty of learning opportunities. He been a really great mentor to me this year.

What hockey related activity will you do this coming spring/summer in regards to tournament play, training etc.?

I will be playing for the 2001 Okotoks Jr. Oilers during the spring with the other three first years (Eric Parker, Quinn Olson, Nolen Coventry) on the Calgary Bisons and during the summer I will be attending the World pro Goaltending summer camps and doing lots of 1 on 1 training to keep me on top of my game for next season.

Explain the style of goaltending you play and if you could compare your style to a current WHL/NHL goalie who would it be and why?

My style of goaltending really revolves around my athleticism and my positioning in and around my net since i had to get used to the big jump from Peewee AA to Bantam AAA i had to rely on positioning more than my speed advantage over the game speed, I try to play a lot like Carey Price since he is a big athletic goalie that is always in positioning and has great knowledge about the game.

Who are some of the shooters in your age group that you have to be most aware of when in goal and why?

The best goal scorers I’ve had to face this year would be Jonathon Tychonick of the Calgary Flames, He’s so fast on the ice and he has a very hard shot from the point. hes a very effective player anywhere on the ice. Michael Johnson is a very skilled forward with very slick hands and a deadly accurate shot that will pick the smallest of corners, you really can’t give either of them any room to shoot the puck or it will be in the back of the net.

Lastly, who have been some of the main hockey influences growing up for you and why?

The biggest hockey influence would be my Novice Coach, Todd Karman, who passed away in the summer of 2010 with stomach cancer. He always made an effort to make it to all of our practices and games even when he was in lots of pain. He taught my teammates and myself that you should never give up and always work hard until the job is done. He would show up to practice weak and tired and still do his best to help us improve as a team. He really inspired me to do the best and I can and I know that he’s watching down on my old teammates and helping us get to our ultimate goal. He’s the real reason I’m here today playing Bantam AAA because without him I would not have the drive to do everything that I do to be a better player and person.

 

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WEHP Top 10 Team Rankings – Week 1

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Western Elite Hockey Prospects Team Rankings – Week 1

Rank Prev Rk Team League Record Streak
1   Yale Hockey Academy CSSHL    
2   Sherwood Park Flyers AMBHL 1-0-0 W1
3   Delta Hockey Academy CSSHL    
4   BWC Bruins PCAHA    
5   POE CSSHL    
6   NSWC Winterhawks PCAHA    
7   St. Albert Sabres AMBHL 2-0-0 W2
8   Winnipeg Monarchs WPGAAA    
9   Lethbridge Golden Hawks AMBHL 2-0-0  
10   Calgary Bisons AMBHL 2-0-0 W2
11   Notre Dame Hounds SMAAHL    
12   Calgary Northstar Sabres AMBHL 1-1-0 W1
13   Rocky Mountain Raiders AMBHL 1-0-0 W1
14   OHA CSSHL    
15   Edmonton SSAC AMBHL 0-1-0 L1
16   Winnipeg Warriors WPGAAA    
17   Shawinigan Lake CSSHL    
18   Edmonton KC AMBHL 0-0-0  
19   Calgary Flames AMBHL 1-1-0 L1
20   Edge Mountaineers CSSHL    
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Chilliwack Bantam AAA Team/Schedule Announced

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The Chilliwack Bantam AAA Tournament is traditionally one of the first major tournaments of the season which features teams from the western provinces.  This year’s tournament will have 14 teams taking part.  All 6 Bantam Prep teams from the CSSHL will attend, along with 4 teams from the PCAHA led by perennial powerhouse NSWC and 3 high end AMBHL South teams.  The Kamloops Jardine Blazers will take part as well.

After each teams plays 3 games, the teams will be seeded from 1-14.  From there, the top 6 teams will get a bye to the quarter-finals while teams ranked 7-14 will playoff to determine the 2 “wildcard” teams to advance to the quarter-finals.  The Tournament will begin Friday afternoon the 9th on thanksgiving weekend and wrap up on Monday the 12th.

North Shore Winter Club Winterhawks – PCAHA

Coquitlam Chiefs – PCAHA

Maple Ridge – PCAHA

Chilliwack Bruins – PCAHA

Calgary Flames – AMBHL

Rocky Mountain Raiders – AMBHL

Calgary Bisons – AMBHL

Kamloops Jardine Blazers – OMAHA

Pursuit of Excellence – CSSHL

Delta Hockey Academy – CSSHL

Okanagan Hockey Academy – CSSHL

Edge Mountaineers – CSSHL

Yale Hockey Academy – CSSHL

Shawinigan Lake Hockey Academy – CSSHL

Tournament Schedule

Friday – October 10, 2014 Twin Rinks 2 12:30 – 2:30pm 1:45 – 2:00pm 1    Pursuit of Excellence 7 North Shore Winter Club 9
Friday – October 10, 2014 Twin Rinks 1 2:15 – 4:15pm 3:30 – 3:45pm 2    Coquitlam 3 Maple Ridge 5
Friday – October 9, 2015 Twin Rinks 2 2:45 – 4:45pm 4:00 – 4:15pm 3   Delta Hockey Academy 8 Calgary Flames 10
Friday – October 9, 2015 Twin Rinks 1 4:45 – 6:45pm 6:00 – 6:15pm 4    Chilliwack 2 Kamloops 4
Friday – October 9, 2015 Twin Rinks 2 5:15 – 7:15pm 6:30 – 6:45pm 5   Okanagan Hockey Academy 7 Calgary Edge 9
Friday – October 9, 2015 Twin Rinks 1 7:00 – 9:00pm 8:15 – 8:30pm 6   Rocky Mountain Raiders 3 Yale Hockey Academy 5
Friday – October 9, 2015 Twin Rinks 2 7:30 – 9:30pm 8:45 – 9:00pm 7   Shawnigan Lake Hockey Academy 8 Calgary Bisons 10

Saturday – October 10,2015 Twin Rinks 1 8:30 – 10:30am 9:45 – 10:00am 8   Calgary Flames 2 Coquitlam 4
Saturday – October 10,2015 Twin Rinks 2 8:00 – 10:00am 9:15 – 9:30am 9   Maple Ridge  7 Okanagan Hockey Academy 9
Saturday – October 10,2015 Twin Rinks 1 10:45 – 12:45pm 12:00 – 12:15pm 10   Rocky Mountain Raiders 3 Pursuit of Excellence 5
Saturday – October 10,2015 Twin Rinks 2 10:15 – 12:15pm 11:30 – 11:45pm 11   Shawnigan Lake Hockey Academy 8 Kamloops 10
Saturday – October 10,2015 Twin Rinks 1 1:15 – 3:15pm 2:30 – 2:45pm 12   Delta Hockey Academy 2 Calgary Bisons 4
Saturday – October 10,2015 Twin Rinks 2 12:45 – 2:45pm 2:00 – 2:15pm 13   North Shore Winter Club 7 Yale Hockey Academy 9
Saturday – October 10,2015 Prospera Red 1:45 – 3:45pm 3:00 – 3:15pm 14   Calgary Edge 3 Chilliwack 6
Saturday – October 10,2015 Twin Rinks 1 3:30 – 5:30pm 4:45 – 5:00pm 15   Kamloops 3 Rocky Mountain Raiders 5
Saturday – October 10,2015 Twin Rinks 2 3:00 – 5:00pm 4:15 – 4:30pm 16   Pursuit of Excellence 8 Maple Ridge 10
Saturday – October 10,2015 Prospera Red 4:00 – 6:00pm 5:15 – 5:30pm 17   Coquitlam 4 Shawnigan Lake Hockey Academy 5
Saturday – October 10,2015 Twin Rinks 1 6:00 – 8:00pm 7:15 – 7:30pm 18   Okanagan Hockey Academy 2 Calgary Flames 4
Saturday – October 10,2015 Twin Rinks 2 5:30 – 7:30pm 6:45 – 7:00pm 19   Calgary Bisons 7 North Shore Winter Club 9
Saturday – October 10,2015 Twin Rinks 1 8:15 – 10:15pm 9:30 – 9:45pm 20   Yale Hockey Academy 3 Calgary Edge 5
Saturday – October 10,2015 Twin Rinks 2 7:45 – 9:45pm 9:00 – 9:15pm 21   Chilliwack 8 Delta Hockey Academy 10

Sunday – October 11,2015 Prospera Red 8:00 – 10:15am 9:15 – 9:30am 25    8th  3 13th 6
Sunday – October 11,2015 Twin Rinks 1 8:30 – 10:45am 9:45 – 10:00am 23    10th 2 11th 4
Sunday – October 11,2015 Twin Rinks 2 8:00 – 10:15am 9:15 – 9:30am 24    9th 7 12th 9
Sunday – October 11,2015 Twin Rinks 2 10:30 – 12:45 11:45 – 12:00pm 22    7th 8 14th 10
Sunday – October 11,2015 Twin Rinks 1 1:30 – 3:45pm 2:45 – 3:00pm 26    Winner of 22/23 2  Winner of 22/23 4
Sunday – October 11,2015 Twin Rinks 2 1:00 – 3:15pm 2:15 – 2:30pm 27    Winner of 24/25 7  Winner of 24/25 9
Sunday – October 11,2015 Twin Rinks 1 5:30 – 7:45pm 6:45 – 7:00pm 28    1st 3  Winner of 26  5
Sunday – October 11,2015 Twin Rinks 2 5:00 – 7:15pm 6:15 – 6:30pm 31    2nd 8  Winner of 27 10
Sunday – October 11,2015 Twin Rinks 1 8:00 – 10:15pm 9:15 – 9:30pm 30    3rd  2  6th 4
Sunday – October 11,2015 Twin Rinks 2 7:30 – 9:45pm 8:45 – 9:00pm 29    4th 7  5th 9

Monday – October 12,2015 Twin Rinks 1 8:00 – 10:45am 8:45 – 9:00am & 9:45 – 10:00am 33   Winner of 31 2 Winner of 30 4
Monday – October 12,2015 Twin Rinks 2 8:30 – 11:15am 9:15 – 9:30am & 10:15 – 10:30am 32   Winner of 28 7 Winner of 29 9
Monday – October 12,2015 Twin Rinks 1 2:00 – 4:45pm 2:45 – 3:00pm & 3:45 – 4:00pm 34   Winner of 32 or 33 3 Winner of 32 or 33 5

 

 

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Advertising Space Available for 2015-2016!

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Western Elite Hockey Prospects currently has openings for two spots of advertising for the 2015-2016 season.  We have had a few long-term advertisers who have kept their spots for a few seasons now and have decided to expand the space to allow other companies the opportunity to use the space.

If you are interested in advertising on both the website and bi-weekly newsletter, please contact me at tneisz@hotmail.com or westernelitehockeyprospects@gmail.com and I will pass on the information and what we need to move forward with the process.

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California Elite Prospects Preview

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Southern California only has 2 legit Bantam Tier 1 (AAA) teams. The Jr. Ducks and the Jr. Kings. Both teams have gone through major changes this year as we head toward the WHL draft and here is the breakdown.

The Anaheim Jr. Ducks 01′ players lost are much better than the ones they gained. They are a very fast hard working team that will struggle against the big teams back east and in Canada. The other issue they are going to have is the two best goalies in the state play for the Jr. Kings. They are also losing their best two players in York and Florit.

Key Losses:
Cameron York D (Shattuck St. Mary’s) – Best Defensman

Dillon Florit F (Colorado Thunderbirds) – Best Forward

Joseph Quest F (Minnesota H.S.) – Best Power Forward

Key Acquisitions:

Timothy Light F (From San Jose Sharks) – Small shifty player. Has very good hands and works his tail off. We haven’t seen him play but only a couple games. You have to love his work ethic and dedication to the sport. However he is 5’4″ at best and his size really shows up when battling in the corner.

Cody Sherman F (From San Diego Gulls) – Very fun player to watch. Quick skater with a low wide stance. He’s very good east/west and is a very unselfish player. They kid is great around the net! His hockey IQ is as good as it’s gets and he’s not only a playmaker but he’s a very good finisher around the net. Our main concern with his is his size and lack of top end speed. He’s not afraid to go into the corner but he doesn’t win very many battles. The kid really does have great hockey sense and vision. He’s a very, very unselfish player and a Solid pickup for the Jr. Ducks but again another small player to add to the mix. The problem is getting him with the right players to utilize his skill set. WHL, not sure thats in his cards quite yet. Size being a big setback.
– Jr. Kings 01′ They lost some good players especially on D (Kent) but, three of the four new forwards they added are arguable the best 3 forwards in the state.

Key Losses:
Kristoph Papp F (Belle Tire) – Best Forward
Nick Kent D (Delta Hockey Academy) – Best Defensman
Huston Karpman F (Shattuck St. Mary’s) – Best Power forward

Key Acquisitions:
Hunter Campbell F (From Seattle) – Hunter is a strong skating power forward with lots of potential. Not sure why he didn’t just go play in Vancouver as it’s much closer. The kid is hard nosed and attacks players even when he has the puck. The knock on him is a lack of overall hockey IQ. The games we have watched him play in he’s a true beast. However, he lacks in vision and playmaking ability. He also spends more time in the box then we would like to see. Tons of upside with this kid and fun to watch. Great size (5’10”) and good speed. He’s Just needs to figure out how to get on the score board and find his teammates more.  We see him going in the mid to late rounds in the WHL draft.
Jayden Price F (From Jr. Ducks) Maybe the biggest surprise as this kid took his minor year off and played AA. Since coming back in January he was possibly the best forward in Colorado at the USA Hockey District Camp and has lead the Kings in scoring in the first tournament and their first 2 games this year. Good size at 5’9″ and maybe the fastest skater in CA. His hockey IQ, speed, physicality and playmaking are all top notch. The word on the street is that he was offered scholarships to many prep schools in the New England area and Shattucks St. Mary’s
after being scouted at the USHL combine and east coast tournaments over the summer.  We were told that Yale Hockey Academy, and a few other Canadian schools tried to get him as well. He’s still raw and needs to get better finishing in tight. Probably the most pure athlete we have seen for the 01’s in the western USA.
Could go early in the WHL draft if his name gets out there.

Sahil Panwar F (From San Jose Sharks) He’s born in January of 2002. This is most definitely the best 02′ w have seen play. Not just in California but, even back east and in Canada. He’s got great size at 5’9″ and he’s an amazingly smooth skater and stick handler. He’s very, very polished and smooth.
We expect this kid to be a first round pick in the 2017 WHL draft. His shot is hard, his hands are soft, and he’s simply fun to watch. His strides are long
and smooth and he’s very close to Price with this top end speed. His skating reminds of Scott Neidermayer(effortless).  The only real knocks we have on him is he tries to take on multiple defensemen when other players are open and I still need to see more games of him now that he’s checking. He doesn’t seem to like contact although he’s not scared of it either. This kid has a ton of potential and is already a top 4 forward on the 2001 Jr. Kings team.

Other Players to Watch:

Anaheim Jr. Ducks
Joseph Harguindeguy F – Best all around forward on the team. Great quickness and compete level. Is a bit selfish at times. Strong but lacks height at 5’6″.
Peter Lychnikoff F – A player many feel we have ranked much too high due to the fact he  avoids contact and skates with his head down. Has some good individual skill though and we like his upside.
Ryan Johnson D – Best player on the team and should go in first 2 rounds of the WHL draft. Very aggressive and fast but, very small.
Patrick Harrington D– Big stay at home defensman with good puck skills. Doesn’t play as physical as his size would indicate.

LA Jr. Kings
Brendan Brisson F – Very clever in tight, has a sneaky quick shot and great accuracy. Lacks size at 5’5″ but has a lot of potential to go far.
Quinn Emerson F – A lot like Brendan he is great in small space and has a very high hockey IQ. He too is on the small side.
Cole Weinger D– Younger brother of a WHL player that has good size at 5’10” and is a pure stay at home defensman that plays physical. Could go in the WHL draft.
Dustin Wolfe G– Plain and simple, he’s the best 01′ goalie this side of the Mississippi!!!
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2015 MTS Bantam Showcase

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mts showcase

2015 MTS Showcase Challenge

Hosted by Hockey Manitoba

October 2-4, 2015

Winnipeg, MB

FRIDAY VENUE GAME TEAM TEAM

Oct-02 12:00 PM MTS Iceplex – REMAX 1 Winnipeg Monarchs Eastman

12:30 PM MTS Iceplex – ACU 2 Winnipeg Warriors Central Plains

1:00 PM MTS Iceplex – RRCO 3 Winnipeg Hawks Interlake

4:00 PM Presentations – Eastman, CP, Interlake, Hawks, Monarchs, Warriors (Required)

2:45 PM MTS Iceplex – ACU 4 Winnipeg Sharks Brandon

4:45 PM MTS Iceplex – RRCO 5 Pembina Valley Yellowhead

5:00 PM MTS Iceplex – ACU 6 Parkland Southwest

7:00 PM MTS Iceplex – RRCO 7 Winnipeg Monarchs Norman

7:45 PM MTS Iceplex – ACU POE U16 Shattuck U16 Team MB

SATURDAY VENUE GAME TEAM TEAM

Oct-03 9:30 AM MTS Iceplex – ACU 8 Parkland Norman

9:30 AM MTS Iceplex – REMAX 9 Winnipeg Sharks Pembina Valley

9:00 AM MTS Iceplex – RRCO 10 Brandon Winnipeg Hawks

10:00 AM MTS Iceplex – WFP 11 Yellowhead Southwest

12:30 PM Presentations – Brandon, Norman, Parkland, PV, Yellowhead, Southwest, Sharks (Required)

1:00 PM MTS Iceplex – ACU 12 Winnipeg Monarchs Central Plains

1:50 PM MTS Iceplex – RRCO 13 Winnipeg Warriors Eastman

3:15 PM MTS Iceplex – ACU 14 Norman Interlake

4:00 PM Peguis Multiplex POE U16 Team MB U16 Shattuck

7:00 PM MTS Iceplex – WFP MJHL Swan Valley Steinbach

SUNDAY VENUE GAME TEAM TEAM

Oct-04 9:00 AM MTS Iceplex – REMAX 15 3rd 2nd

9:20 AM MTS Iceplex – ACU 15 TBA TBA

9:45 AM MTS Iceplex – WFP POE U16 Shattuck U16 Team MB

11:20 AM MTS Iceplex – RRCO 16 TBA TBA

11:20 AM MTS Iceplex – REMAX 17 TBA TBA

11:40 AM MTS Iceplex – ACU 18 TBA TBA

1:20 PM MTS Iceplex – REMAX 19 TBA TBA

2:00 PM MTS Iceplex – ACU 20 WINNER of GM17 1st (Bye)

*Unbalanced schedule due to 13 team event; please see technical package for more details

*All the Sunday match-ups will be confirmed online at 7:00 PM Saturday evening

*View standings at www.hockeymanitobastats.ca or on your mobile device with the NGIN App*

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SBAAHL South East Exhibition Challenge

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SBAAHL South East Exhibition Challenge

Chief Denton George Memorial Arena

Ochapowace First Nation

Sept. 19-20, 2015

The beautiful 2000 seat Chief Denton George Memorial Arena on Ochapowace First Nation was the site of this past weekend’s SBAAHL South East Exhibition Challenge. Participating SBAAHL Teams were Yorkton Terriers, Melville Millionaires, Estevan Bruins, Weyburn Red Wings, Moose Jaw Warriors and Balgonie Prairie Storm.

Once again the weekend turned out to be a primary show down between perennial SBAAHL South Division contenders the Yorkton Terriers and Balgonie Prairie Storm.  Yorkton ended the weekend 3 – 0 after defeating the Prairie Storm on Saturday 6-3, on 5 unanswered goals. The Prairie Storm finished 3 – 1 with the loss to Terriers.

Based on the games played over weekend, there appears to be more parity in the South Division than has been case past number of years.  Though both Yorkton and Balgonie will be strong as always, both teams are rebuilding a little after extremely strong 2000 born laden rosters last season. Both teams appear to be going with more of a balanced 2001 /2002 roster this season demonstrating the depth of talent in the 2002 class. Weyburn looks to be improved this season with a strong combination of 2001/2002’s also and if get goaltending may challenge the Terriers and Storm. Estevan and Moose Jaw both have some great high-end talent on their rosters but we don’t feel they have the depth to contend with the front runners. Melville appears to be in a full rebuild and need to punch above their weight to contend with the others.

There was a plethora of WHL scouts in stands through out the weekend watching some of the high end 2001 draft eligible talent on display including Adam Herold, Nolan Jones, Zach McIntyre and Aiden Bulych to name a few – and those players all stood out with their outstanding play. Scouts also got a chance to see an early preview of 2017 WHL draft eligible 2002 born prospects Ethan Ernst, Landon Kosior, Ryder Korczak, and Zack Ulsifer to name some of the 2002 rookies that had outstanding weekends and will play key roles on their teams this season.

The SBAAHL season kicks off this weekend – September 26th.

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Sunday – AMBHL Action – updated Monday 8am

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Lethbridge Golden Hawks 9 – Airdrie Xtreme 1

The Lethbridge Golden Hawks win their 2nd consecutive blowout win of the weekend, this time 9-1 over Airdrie. Outscored opponents 17-1 this weekend after defeating the Calgary Royals 8-0 yesterday.  The Golden Hawks are a favorite to represent Alberta at the Western Canada Bantam Hockey Championships this year.  Through the weekend, six different players have 2 goals or more with D – Bowen Byram and Dylan Nevil leading in points with 2-4-6 each.  A couple of first year scoring aces in 2003 born Zack Stringer and 2002 born Kadyn Chabot both have 3 goals.  Lethbridge will look to go to 3-0-0 as they face the Southeast Tigers next weekend.

The Xtreme drop to 0-2-0 after losing today’s game and losing last night 4-1 to the Calgary Flames.  Both Airdrie losses came on home ice.  2002 born Jared Miller scored today’s goal for Airdrie.  The Xtreme were without top forward Kyle Crosbie this weekend.  The Xtreme gave up 65 shots today to the Golden Hawks and allowed 44 last night.  The Xtreme have fallen on hard times in recent years after being the model of consistency in the 2000-2009 years.  The Xtreme will be looking for their first win of the season in Calgary next Saturday against the Bisons.

Calgary Bisons 3 – Red Deer Rebels 1

The Calgary Bisons open with their 2nd consecutive 3-1 victory to start the season after a win today at over Red Deer.  D – Matthew Sanders scored the GWG in the 2nd and followed up with an insurance goal in the 3rd to salt it away.  Sanders is coming off a strong bantam rookie season with the Calgary Wranglers in the AA Council League where he averaged nearly a point-per-game in picking up 10-18-28 in 29 games.  Those 28 points placed him 2nd in the entire league in dman scoring and led all rookies.  His 10 goals led all defenseman in that category.  The Bisons outshot the Rebels 46-23 as first round candidate Taylor Gauthier turned aside 22/23 and now has stopped 35/36 for the season.  For the Rebels, Jason Very stopped 43/46 shots.  This was Very’s first start of the season as Bretton Park got the nod last night against Rocky Mountain.  Kyle Gerrits scored his 1st of the season for Red Deer today.

The Bisons will look to run their record to a perfect 3-0-0 when they play cross-town rival Calgary Flames.  The Red Deer Rebels will look for their first win of the season as they head to fellow 0-2-0 south foe Airdrie.

Calgary Royals 3 – Southeast Tigers 3

In a battle of two teams expected to struggle a bit this year in the AMBHL south, it was the Royals getting a goal with :28 seconds remaining in the game by Dylan Clark to gain the tie.  Clark along with Matthew Brunton and Nate Bierd all had 1-1-2.  Scoring goals for Tigers was Joel Herron, Aiden Zinger and Daniel Drefs.  This was the first game of the season for the Tigers while the Royals lost on Saturday 8-0 to high-powered Lethbridge.

The Tigers will return to action at home on Saturday against Lethbridge while the Royals play cross-town rival Calgary Northstar Sabres on Sunday.

Calgary Northstar Sabres 8 – Calgary Flames 3

The Sabres are expected to be one of the top few teams in the South and had to bounce back quickly after an opening day 3-1 loss to city rival Calgary Bisons.  The Sabres had leads of 3-1 and 6-2 by period in outshooting the Flames 37-22.  Leading the way for the Sabres were Brayden Tracey, Ben Karman and Patrick Forde with 2 goals each.  2002 born star forward Aidan Moore picked up 3 assists and 14-15 returning forward Blake Stevenson had 1-2-3.  For the Flames, Aaron Hladiuk, 02 born Tyler Wallace and Dylan Holloway had a goal each with Tyler Russell picking up 2 assists.  Holloway has scored goals in 2 straight game to open for the 1-1-0 Flames.

The Northstar Sabres are back in action on Saturday against another fellow top team against Rocky Mountain.  The Flames play a mid week game against the Bisons at home.

 

 

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Congratulations to POE on winning the CanAm Super Series today

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POE walked away with the CanAm Super Series title today in a 2-1 upset victory over the high powered BWC Bruins.  POE built up a 2-0 lead early in the 3rd period after the game was scoreless after the 2nd period.  Connor McClennon scored the first goal on a 3 on 1 break – taking a nice feed from high touted Dman Kirby Proctor.  Then shortly after, Proctor would fire one towards the net and the rebound was fired home to give POE a 2-0 lead.  BWC would cut the gap to 2-1 on a goal by Massimo Rizzo but it wasn’t enough as POE held on to the victory.

BWC were rolling prior to the finale in averaging 7 gpg in 4 straight victories, which included a 5-1 win over POE in pool play.  Top 3 ranked Sasha Mutala scored a tournament leading 12 goals but all those goals came in 3 games as he was held off the score sheet in 2 games vs. POE.

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AMBHL Opening Day

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Calgary Bisons 3 – Calgary Northstar Sabres 1

Quinn Olson, Carter King and Ryan Shostak all score as the Bisons upset the Northstar Sabres 3-1 on opening day.  Nicholas Porterfield scored the lone marker for the Sabres who were without arguably their top player in Brayden Tracey who was serving a suspension carried over from the preseason.  Michael Johnson turned aside a remarkable 47/50 shot he faced for the Sabres while Taylor Gauthier started the game and stopped all 13 shots he faced in about a half a game of action was replaced by Carlos Siso.   No word on a possibly injury to Gauthier at this point.

Rocky Mountain Raiders 6 – Red Deer Rebels 3

The defending league champion Raiders score 3 unanswered goals in the 3rd period led be top 5 overall ranked Peyton Krebs and his 5 point effort along with high end 2002 F – Kyle Crnkovic.  The Rebels and Raiders are expected to both be in the upper echelon of the AMBHL south this season.

Lethbridge Golden Hawks 8 – Calgary Royals 0

The Golden Hawks are ranked in the pre-season top 10 and for good reason.  Details to come….

Calgary Flames 4 – Airdrie Xtreme 1…FINAL

 

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CANAM Super Series – Day 2 – updated 6:15pm PDT

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BWC 7 – Kelowna 0…FINAL

  • Sasha  Mutala – 4, Kyler Kovich, Massimo Rizzo and Justin Scott for BWC

BWC Bruins 5 – POE 1…FINAL

  • D – Zachary Abenante – 2, 02 F – Samuel Schofield, Joshua O’Keefe and Elan Bar-Lev-Wise For BWC
  • Ethan Scheafer for POE

NSWC Winterhawks 3 – Kelowna Jr. Rockets 2…FINAL

Shots 26-25 NSWC

  • Lee, Wetsch and Valk for NSWC
  • Will Reimer and Riley Green for Kelowna

 

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Canam Super Series – Day 1-updated 7:20am PDT

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Kelowna Jr. Rockets 3 – Hollyburn Huskies 3 FINAL

Johnstone with his 3rd of the tournament and Whiteside for Kelowna in the first.  Will Reimer for Kelowna in the 2nd and big D – Cole Roberts for Hollyburn

POE 4 – OHA 2 FINAL

Penalty filled game.

NSWC Winterhawks 6 – San Jose Jr. Sharks 3…FINAL

BWC Bruins 8 – Dallas Stars Elite 0…FINAL

  • -Henry Rybinski and Sasha Mutala with 3 goals each.  Sasha Mutala now has 8 goals in 2 games.  2002 born Ryan Helliwell with some strong defensive play and bit hits.  Elen Bar-Lev-Wise and Justin Scott with singles.

POE 3 – Hollyburn Huskies 0…FINAL

Goal Scorers:  Max Bulawka 2, Connor McClennon, Geo Wilson with the SO

OHA 2 – Kelowna Jr. Rockets 3…FINAL

Goal Scorers:  Parker Johnstone 2, Jack Finlay 1

Shots 40-22 OHA

BWC Bruins 9 – San Jose Jr. Sharks 1….FINAL

  • Shots 39-19
  • Goal Scorers: Mutala – 5, Rizzo – 2, Bar Lev Wise and Schofield singles.

Dallas Stars Elite 5 – NSWC Winterhawks 5…FINAL

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WEHP Top 10 Team Rankings – Week 1

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Western Canada Rankings – Top 10

With the bantam season beginning tomorrow in the AMBHL and all teams finalized or close to being finalized, we decided to release our first set of rankings for the 2015-2016 season.  Many of the other leagues are in pre-season mode still but we have received rosters from all teams being considered as top 20 teams but our WEHP insiders and scouting staff.

Yale Hockey Academy
With the inception of the CSSHL league a few seasons back, the scape of bantam hockey has changed in western Canada and even more so in British Columbia.  The grandfathers of the league in OHA and POE remain strong in interior BC but when Delta Hockey Academy entered last year, they took many of the top Fraser Valley talents and as a result dominated major tournaments.  This year, it looks like it will be Yale Hockey Academy as the new kids on the block looking like they will dominate the same way.
It is quite possible that Yale Hockey Academy will have the entire 18 player roster drafted in the WHL Bantam Draft in May and if not should have a record breaking 14 drafted.  The team is made up primarily of Fraser Valley players but quite likely the top Saskatchewan talent in Harrison Blaisdell comes over from Regina and D – Rhett Rhinehart from Lloydminster.  Josh Williams, who is ranked as a top 5 prospect for the bantam draft comes over from soon to be rival Delta Hockey Academy and joins fellow first round ranked players in Ethan Leyh who joins from Port Moody and Austin Herron who comes over from Abbotsford.  Yale have two of the better goaltenders from the province with Blake Wood (Nanaimo) and Alex Rolfe (Cloverdale).
Yale will be extremely hard to stop and could be the most powerful bantam team we have seen in half a dozen years.
Sherwood Park Flyers
The Flyers were strong in the 2014-2015 season going 24-5-4 and finishing 1st in the AMBHL North but were not able get past Fort Saskatchewan in the North Finals. This year’s version will have plenty of goal scoring ability with Carter Chorney returning and the addition of Ethan Browne from the ERBHL. Browne scorched the ERBHL for a league leading 58-56-114 and winning the scoring race by 28 points as a first year bantam player!  Some of the supporting cast up front will be Bryce Bader and Brett Wieshcorster who are both big forwards coming up from the ERBHL. Bryce is the son of former WHL star forward Darren Bader.  On defense highly ranked Matthew Robertson will be patrolling the blue line. The defense core also received a huge boost with the return of Jake Lee who spent his first year in Camrose last year.  Lee and Robertson are easily the top 1-2 punch defensively in the entire AMBHL.  Add in Jaxsen Wyatt and ERBHL all-star Liam Antoniuk as well as 2002 rookie Kaiden Guhle (brother of 3rd overall bantam pick Brendan Guhle) and perhaps Kyle Hogan and you have yourself the top d-core in the AMBHL.  Up front, Steven Norum, Reese Jackson and Carson Reagan should add some good 3rd line depth.  In goal, Ethan Kruger returns after spending his rookie season in Camrose and he enters the season as the top ranked AMBHL tender.
Sherwood Park are hands down the deepest team in the AMBHL and enter the season as likely candidates to join host Rocky Mountain in the Western Canada Bantam Championships this year.
Delta Hockey Academy
Any other season a team with the amount of skill and depth that DHA possess would be its league’s top ranked team.  DHA are coming off a season in which they won the Rocky Mountain Classic, Chilliwack Tournament and the John Reid Memorial Tournaments before bowing out to OHA in the CSSHL league final in somewhat of an upset.  Entering the 15-16 season, the balance of power in the CSSHL has no doubt shifted to the new team from Yale who snatched Delta’s top offensive player in Josh Williams.  Delta does have some highly skilled talents like Lucas Svejkovsky, Dylan Cozens (Whitehorse) and Jalen Price (Campbell River) who should all put up big numbers.  The depth in behind those three provide ample scoring ability and won’t be easy to stop.  Defensively, there are a few more questions and players like Nicholas Kent from the LA Jr. Kings and Tyler Price will have to step up and lead the way.  The goaltending is as solid as it gets with BC’s top ranked tender in Boston Bilous as well as very capable Roman Basran.
Delta looks like a solid 2nd place team in the CSSHL and a threat in all major tournaments.
BWC Bruins
The Bruins will be looking to end the NSWC dominance who have won the past 4 PCAHA championships.  The Bruins even felt some of the wrath of the CSSHL in losing perhaps the top 2002 born player in the province as Justin Sourdif will play in the Varsity division along with Christian Fitzgerald and D – Nick Ardanaz.  They also lost 2001 born talented forward Arshdeep Bains to Delta Prep.  The cupboard is far from bare though this year as Sasha Mutala returns and could challenge for the 1st overall selection in the bantam draft and he is joined by highly skilled Massimo Rizzo up front.  Henry Rybinski and Elen Bar-Lev-Wise add some good secondary scoring as well.  Defensivly, Alec Sekunda along with Juliano Santalucia and Hark Gill give them some nice pieces.  In goal, Kaedan Lane will be joined by 2002 tender Koen MacInnis.
The Bruins enter the 2015-2016 as the PCAHA favorites in what has become a very depleted league.  They should continue to be a dominant tournament team as well.
Notre Dame Hounds
The Notre Dame Hounds look to have put together a pretty solid squad entering the 2015-2016 season.  At times it can be tough to gauge where the Hounds should be placed due to the fact they play Midget hockey in the Saskatchewan AA Midget League and aren’t matched up against their bantam foes in major tournament play until November at either the NWCAA Tournament or the Hockey Hounds Tournament.  However, when we look at the roster entering the season coming up, there are many solid pieces in place.  Top Regina prospect Matthew Culling anchors a very capable offence which includes highly skilled Edge Lambert from Grand Prairie along with Moose Jaw’s leading scorer from a year ago in Reece Newkirk and a trio of Weyburn forwards in Jaydon Dureau, Nolan Renwick and Cordel Larson.  Also word is they have the top forward from PEI coming over as Brady Morissey makes the long trek west.  Defensively, top Estevan defenseman Kersey Reich, top Melville dman Josh Bear along with Quinn Schmiemann and the top dman from Nova Scotia in Jeremie Hebert head over.  The goaltending should be very strong with top Nova Scotia goalie Joe MacDonald and top Newfoundland goalie Aaron Mercer both having the inside edge.
On paper, it looks like Notre Dame have ample depth to contend with the big boys this year once again. 
NSWC Winterhawks
The Winterhawks will look to win their 5th consecutive PCAHA championship in 2015-2016 led by a new approach that will need everyone contributing.  This coming season, the Winterhawks don’t have the high end first round talent they have had in seasons past but still have solid depth and remain a threat in western Canada.  Entering the season, NSWC have just 3 players ranked within our top 40 prospects from British Columbia.  Defenseman Jayden Lee, goalie Jesse Makaj and forward Logan Doust will need big seasons.  The team will also look to 2002 born talents like forwards Cole Shepard (brother of Jackson), Connor Wetsch and goalie Logan Terness.
Winnipeg Monarchs
Led by Fawkes, Lambos, Hooker, Ladyman, Greyeyes, and Cramer – they will be tough to beat as they have top end talent and a lot of depth.  3 lines deep with solid goaltending.  Monarchs only lost twice all season and outscored their opponents 258-54 in 30 games.  That is 100 goals more than the 2nd place Warriors scored, while also allowing 50 fewer.  The Monarchs allowed just 9 PPG the entire season.  They boast 5 players who scored more than 20 goals from the 14/15 season and 7 players who scored more than a PPG.
Calgary Bisons
With highly skilled forwards Nolen Coventry (F), Quinn Olson (F), defenseman Eric Parker (D) and Taylor Gauthier (G) between the pipes, the Calgary Bisons will be the team to beat in the South Division. 2002 born rookie such as Braden Plaschewsky and Ozzy Wiesblatt have both had great pre-seasons and should contribute up front as well.   Expect the Bisons to have low goals against average similar to last year (54) with goaltending sensation Taylor Gauthier (G). Overall, look for the Calgary Bisons to be a complete team offensively and defensively.
Lethbridge Golden Hawks
            The Golden Hawks are coming off a 17-12-4 season which was good enough for 2nd place in the Ram South but 14 points back of the Rocky Mountain Raiders. This season the Golden Hawks look to be the favorite in the South with 9 returning players and some highly skilled 2002 born stars coming up. Up front, the Golden Hawks will look to a potent balanced attack led by Carson Dyck (son of team coach and former WHL coach Michael Dyck) to lead the way after posting 12-33-45 in his rookie campaign. Daniel Anton scored 21 goals and returns along with diminutive 5-1 F – Griffin Fraser, Michael Horon and his 11-16-27 and Dylan Nevil. What should be very interesting to watch is the influx of highly skilled peewee talent led by Kadyn Chabot and his 74 goals in peewee last season to go with 109 PIM. He is joined by fellow first year talents Scout Truman (63-59-122), Ridley Greig (51-67-118) and peewee aged 2003 5-10 F – Zack Stringer and his 62-66-128 from last season. As strong as the offence is, we would be remised if we did not mention top 3 ranked overall prospect D – Bowen Byram who is now 5-11 155lbs and combines grit and offence. Byram racked up 12-15-27 with 40 pims in his rookie bantam season. He is joined by 6-1 185lbs Nicholas Draffin (6-12-18) and fellow returnees; Reece Beck and Tayler Miller. Miller grew 4 inches and 25 lbs from his rookie season. Goaltending reigns will be handed to high end prospect Carl Tetachuk who posted a 16-1-2 record with a .950%, 1 1.45 GAA and 6 SO in Bantam AA last season.
St. Albert Sabres
St Albert Greggs Distributor Sabers- This will be an important year for St Albert as they have not been able to get past the first round in the playoff for many years. Returning forwards Brady Nicholas, Kyle Gilowski and Kye Buchanan will need help up front for this team to progress past the first round. On defense they will be looking at the addition of highly ranked 2002 defenseman Michael Benning to add some scoring touch.  Furthermore, the Sabres have 3 very capable defenseman coming in from the ERBHL in Kyle Fulton, Justin MacDonald, Brett Yost and loads of depth coming in for forwards with Dominik Cesarz who was an ERBHL all-star along with Stuart Dowvy who cracked 20 goals, 30 goal an Blake Sydlowski and big power forwards Tyler Pitre and Erik Boers.  In goal, look for Ryley Osland and Evan Fradette to have the inside track for the starters job. The Sabres have stormed out of the gate in the pre-season by dominating its foes to the tune of 6-0-0 with 34GF and 7GA.  Very deserving of a Top 10 selection!

 

 

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CanAm Super Series This Weekend

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The first major tournament of the 2015-2016 bantam hockey season will get underway this coming weekend in Vancouver.  BWC and NSWC will be joining forces to host the event and will also enter as the favorites to win the tournament.  The two winter clubs have won 9 of the past 10 provincial titles.  Teams typically use this tournament as a final evaluation before the regular season rosters are set.  In the first Canam tournament two years ago, a pool of four Canadian teams faced off against three US teams and Seafair (after LA pulled out). Okanagan Hockey Academy and Pursuit of Excellence teams were included with the Winter Clubs in one conference, with Seafair and teams from Anaheim, San Jose and Dallas in the other conference. This years format is the same but just the Dallas Stars Elite and the San Jose Jr. Sharks will take part and will be joined by POE and Kelowna in the “American Conference.  Because of the USA U14 Nationals being played in Anchorage, Alaska this year, a number of US organizations were unable to make the commitment to travel to Vancouver for this year’s tournament. The Canadian Conference will consist of:  BWC, NSWC, OHA and Hollyburn.

The tournament gets underway, Friday, September 18 at 8:00 a.m. with two games: NSWC vs Dallas at NSWC; and BWC vs San Jose at BWC. Last year the Anaheim Ducks finished first.

Each Conference will cross-over for a round robin of 4 games each.  After that, the teams will be seeded for the final games and seeded and matched up 1-8 with the top 2 teams playing in the final.

WEHP will have 2 scouts in attendance with one at BWC and one at NSWC to file reports through the weekend.  We are also slated to keep the player statistics for the event!

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September 13, 2015 Newsletter now ready

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 We have reverted back to a more user friendly website which we can all navigate better this year!  It is not as “fancy” but people seem to prefer it.
We have now switched back to the overall ranking, round by round original system after putting together our preliminary provincial lists.  30+ pages of bantam content included this time around.
**Feature
 We have added a brand new feature called “inside Scouting”.  We will chat with some WHL head scouts and learn about life as a WHL scout.  What do they look for in a prospect, how did they get started, the coldest rink and much much more!
– Top 205 for the 2001 born age class.
– Top 140 for the 2002 born age class.

– Western USA Top 40 – 2001 Born

Interviews
There are 5 interviews included in this issue of the newsletter.  All prospects come from various provinces in Canada.  One prospect led his SBAAHL team in scoring as a 1st year bantam while another finished tied for the team lead in scoring.  Bot are headed to Notre Dame this year.  We interview a puck moving dman from British Columbia and a skilled BWC forward among others.
Scouting Reports
Once again full scouting reports are included.  10 in total from all provinces.
Top 10 In Depth Team Rankings
– We break down the Top 10 teams from Western Canada and why we feel they are the best!
**Western Canada Top 20 Teams and Full 15/16 Listings and dates
best regards,
Tyler Neisz
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WEHP Top Saskatchewan Born Player Profiles

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Logan Barlage Action

Logan Barlage – Humboldt Broncos Bantam AA

Big, strong offensively gifted forward that will without doubt dominate the SBAAHL league this season with his size, strength which will be much greater than most the 2001 and 2002’s he will face. Logan’s size and strength advantage set him apart at the Bantam AA level, and he will surely be a high 1st round WHL draft pick in 2016 but key to his success down the road at the WHL level will be his ability to competing against players that will be as big and strong as himself. We feel moving up to a higher level (PA Mintos Midget AAA) would have benefited Logan more so than another season of Bantam AA.

 

Kaeden Korczak: Yorkton Maulers Midget AAA

Big, strong, physical defenseman that thinks the game well and makes good decisions will forego his final year of Bantam AA to play as an underage with the Yorkton Harvest Midget AAA Team. We feel this move will help Kaeden’s overall development and better prepare him for what we see as a very promising future in the WHL with great NHL potential. Reminds our scouts of former, big and dominant WHL defensemen like Karl Alzner and Colton Teubert,

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Harrison Blaisdell – Yale Hockey Academy

Harrison is an offensively gifted player that works extremely hard and plays with intensity. These favorable character traits along with playing this upcoming season at Yale Hockey Academy against much higher skilled players will help his development greatly – in our opinion. Plays both ends of rink well which augments Harrison’s impressive offensive skills. Son of former WHL star and NHL player Mike Blaisdell, we forsee a very promising future for Harrison.

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WEHP First Rounder Profiles

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Sasha Mutala is expected to be in the mix for first overall.

Sasha Mutala is expected to be in the mix for first overall.

Sasha Mutala – BWC Bruins

BIRTHYEAR 2001-06-05

BIRTHPLACE – Burnaby, BC

AGE 15

NATION Canada

POSITION F

SHOOTS R

HEIGHT 6’0”

WEIGHT 170lb

2014-2015 Stats:  53GP  53-55-108  40PIM

Sasha not only has size but high end skill and he makes plays at speed. His size and skill not only allow him to be dangerous 1 on 1 they also allow him extra time with the puck to make plays. He has good hockey IQ and plays hard he is one of the cant miss prospects of this year’s draft he is also not given enough credit for his decent two way game. The only downside to Sasha game is he can be very selfish at times when he gets to individual he is ineffective and he frustrates his team and line mates. He is at his best when he is both a playmaker and scoring threat.

Potential: Elite Power Winger

Josh should be a top 10 pick in May and is moving from Delta to Yale.

Josh should be a top 10 pick in May and is moving from Delta to Yale.

Josh Williams – Yale Hockey Academy

BIRTHYEAR

2001-03-08

BIRTHPLACE – Langley, BC

AGE 15

NATION Canada

POSITION F

SHOOTS R

HEIGHT 6’0”

WEIGHT 165lb

2014-2015 Stats:  21GP 8-14-22 56PIM

Josh is 6 ft 165lbs and plays a game that resembles his physical stature. He is good in traffic and is willing to engage physically. He is hard on the puck on the fore check and hungry for the net. His skating speed is average as he has a short stride, but his anticipation for the play is good which improves his game speed.

His playmaking is good in the neutral zone but in tight in the other team’s end, his passing is often not accurate and delayed as he looks to shoot first. His shot is hard but accuracy can be an issue. In the offensive zone, he sometimes puts his head down to force a play instead of keeping his head up to make the best play.

Josh has the overall potential to be a top 6 power forward but needs to evolve his game going forward to utilize his line-mates better.

Potential: Elite first line power winger

Many feel Bowen is hands down the top defender in bantam hockey.

Many feel Bowen is hands down the top defender in bantam hockey.

Bowen Byram – Lethbridge Golden Hawks

BIRTHYEAR

2001-06-13

BIRTHPLACE – Cranbrook, BC

AGE 15

NATION Canada

POSITION F

SHOOTS R

HEIGHT 6’0”

WEIGHT 155lb

2014-2015 Stats:  33GP 12-15-27 40PIM

Bowen was the leading scorer as a defenseman for the Lethbridge Golden Hawks in the 2014-2015 season scoring 12-15-27 as a rookie bantam star.  Bowen has excellent speed and is able to make end to end rushes with his skating ability.  He is able to make a good first pass coming out of the defensive zone and has a great shot.  Bowen has a strong defensive game and can play in all situations.  He played in the AMBHL all-star game as a 13 year old rookie.  Bowen should be a high first round selection in May of 2016.

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Payton Krebs – Rocky Mountain Raiders

BIRTHYEAR

2001

BIRTHPLACE – Okotoks, AB

AGE 15

NATION Canada

POSITION F

SHOOTS

HEIGHT 5’11”

WEIGHT 155lb

2014-2015 Stats:  33GP 28-38-66 22PIM

Krebs led his Raiders with 38 assists and 28 goals in the 2014-2015 season.  He finished 4th overall in AMBHL league scoring last year and the same or more should be expected in 2015-2016.  Krebs won the MVP at the Western Canada Bantam Hockey Championships in 2015.  Krebs is a crafty forward who is able to make passes in tight areas to create offensive opportunities for his teammates.  He skates well, handles the puck comfortably and can finish.  Krebs is a slam dunk first round pick in May in our opinion.

Taylor heads up a strong goalie group for this years draft.

Taylor heads up a strong goalie group for this years draft.

Taylor Gauthier

BIRTHYEAR 2001-02-15

BIRTHPLACE – Calgary, AB

AGE 15

NATION Canada

POSITION F

SHOOTS

HEIGHT 6’0”

WEIGHT 165lb

2014-2015 Stats: 16-0-1 1.21GAA  .950%

Gauthier has great agility and reflexes.  Not only is he able to read and react quickly but he is able to steer rebounds in to the corners.  Gauthier is able to take away the lower part of the net effectively and is able to cover the upper portion with quick trapper and blocker.  He is the #1 goalie from Alberta and has a chance to be selected in the first round of the Bantam Draft if he continues his progress.

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Top 10 Bantam Stories For 2015/2016

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#1. Dach Leads the way

Kirby Dach smashed a record for a player in his pre bantam draft year in the AMBHL with an astonishing 29-71-100. Those 100 points were far and away the leading numbers in the AMBHL by 20 over his line mate Jude Butler. Scoring the 100 points was also far and away the top numbers ever recorded by a pre bantam aged player – previously held by Tyler Benson with 34-50-84. Benson holds the AMBHL for most points ever in an AMBHL season with 57-89-146. What won’t happen this year though is getting to watch Dach in the AMBHL and a chance to beat those records. Why? Because, Dach is playing Midget AAA in the AMHL with Fort Saskatchewan. It will beINTERESTING to see how Dach can do in this league. In the past, it really hasn’t worked out the way it was planned for some previous players like Braden Oleksyn with Beardy’s and Alex Forsberg with Beardy’s as well. Fun story to follow and our #1 bantam story of the season to come!

*Side note:  One of the top defenseman from Saskatchewan is also headed to Midget AAA as Kaedan Korczak will play Midget in  Yorkton.

#2. A draft for the ages?

The 2016 draft could very well be the best draft we have seen in quite some time. Not only do we have several high end forwards from each province such as; Mutala and Williams from BC, Dach and Krebs from Alberta, Barlage and Blaisdell from Saskatchewan and Fawkes and Moffatt from Manitoba. The defense across the board mirrors the top defense from previous years drafts and the goaltending is very strong.

#3. New kids on the block ’16 edition – YHA

The new kids on the block for bantam dominance has to be the Yale Hockey Academy team.   Last year it was Delta Hockey Academy but this year, Yale have claimed many of the top players who aren’tPROPERTY of the big boys from NSWC and BWC. Josh Williams, who is a top 10 ranked player has switched from Delta to Yale and he is joined by fellow top 2 round ranked players such as; defenseman Austin Herron and Jackson Van de leest along with forwards Ethan Leyh, Alex Swetlikoff and Nick Amsler with Alex Rolfe in goal. These players, along with many other top lower mainland and BC prospects make Yale Hockey Academy the team to beat this year in major bantam hockey tournaments.

#4. BWC vs. NSWC rivalry – yet again!

BWC and NSWC have long been the top teams in BC hockey and have been able to draw the top talent to their respective Winter Clubs. Although, they are both still very strong programs, it can easily be argued that both Yale Hockey Academy and Delta Hockey Academy have both passed them as the teams to beat in major tournaments now. Virtually all the top prospects now are placed on those teams.

#5. Sherwood Park set for AMBHL dominance 

They were strong in the 2014-2015 season but were not able get past Fort Saskatchewan in the NorthFINALS. This year’s version will have plenty of goal scoring ability with Carter Chorney returning and the addition of Ethan Browne. Some of the supporting cast up front will be Bryce Bader and Brett Wieshcorster who are both big forwards coming up from the ERBHL. Bryce is the son of former WHL star forward Darren Bader. On defense highly ranked Matthew Robertson will be patrolling the blue line. The defense core also received a huge boost with the return of Jake Lee who spent his first year in Camrose last year.  Lee and Robertson are easily the top 1-2 punch defensively in the entire AMBHL.  Add in Jaxsen Wyatt and ERBHL all-star Liam Antoniuk as well as 2002 rookie Kaiden Guhle (brother of 3rd overall bantam pick Brendan Guhle) and perhaps Kyle Hogan an you have yourself the top d-core in the AMBHL.  Up front, Steven Norum, Reese Jackson and Carson Reagan should add some good 3rd line depth.  In goal, Ethan Kruger returns afterSPENDING his rookie season in Camrose and he enters the season as the top ranked AMBHL tender.

#6. Gauthier looks to be highest goalie pick ever

Taylor Gauthier had one of the most fantastic seasons in bantam hockey history and all this came as a first year bantam player with the Calgary Bisons. Gauthier somewhat silently posted a 16-0-1 record and a 1.21 GAA with a .950%. Those numbers were far and away the tops in the AMBHL and the question now is if he can become the highest picked goaltender since Carey Price went 7th overall in the 2002 Bantam draft and Ian Scott going 9th in the 2014 draft. Oh yeah, Gauthier also had 5 shutouts to lead the league too!

#7. Barlage looks to supplant Dach

Logan Barlage has been a player that people around Saskatchewan have been talking about now for many years. Barlage as a first year bantam player in the SBAAHL racked up 35-27-62 in 31 games which placed him 8th in league scoring. This came after a peewee season where he smashed records with 175-99-274! Barlage has an unique combination of size and offensive skill as his 6’3 frame suggests as well. Barlage is now somewhat overshadowed by Dach but Barlage could change that very fast in the 15/16 season.

#8. Winnipeg Warriors set to dominate Manitoba hockey

The Winnipeg Monarchs absolutely dominated the Winnipeg AAA B2 league last year with a 28-2-0 record while scoring 258 goals and allowing just 54. The 258 goals scored were nearly 100 more than the next best team, which is over 3 gpg more than the Warriors and they allowed 50 fewer than the Warriors as well. Many of the top ranked Manitoba players are from the Monarchs to nobodies surprise. Eric Fawkes, Nakodan Greyeyes, Jon Lambos, Michael Ladyman are all top 10 ranked players from the province.

#9. A return to normalcy for Hockey Manitoba high end talent?

After a bantam draft where Calen Addison, Jett Woo, Riley Stotts and Koby Morrisseau all went in the top 10 in 2015, it looks like the province will return to more of a normal level of high top 10 picks. The province does have some high end talent, but it will likely be some time before we see that many high end picks coming from the province in what can be considered as a “bumper crop” of sorts.

#10. High end goaltending to highlight ’16 draft

Goaltending could steal the show with as many as 3 first rounders for the 2016 draft. As mentioned in one of our earlier stories, Taylor Gauthier heads up a very strong Alberta goaltending group. Others such as Brett Balas from the Calgary Flames, Ethan Kruger from Camrose, Ross Hawryluk from Lloydminster and Dawson Savage from Medicine Hat head up a very strong group. Nolan Meier from Yorkton and Trent Miner from Southwest head up those respective provinces. Boston Bilous from Delta Hockey Academy is another who has a good shot at going perhaps in the first round.

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August 31, 2015 newsletter is ready!

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We have now switched back to the overall ranking, round by round original system after putting together our preliminary provincial lists.  43 pages of bantam content included this time around.
Rankings
– Top 205 for the 2001 born age class.
– Top 140 for the 2002 born age class.
– Western USA Top 40 – 2001 Born
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Western Prospects Development Camp Underway

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Here is the full list of players taking part in the games portion of the Western Prospects Development Camp.  Also, please see below for the schedule of the camp taking place this week in Regina!

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Top 10 Bantam Stories for 15/16 season

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#1. Dach Leads the way

Kirby Dach smashed a record for a player in his pre bantam draft year in the AMBHL with an astonishing 29-71-100. Those 100 points were far and away the leading numbers in the AMBHL by 20 over his line mate Jude Butler. Scoring the 100 points was also far and away the top numbers ever recorded by a pre bantam aged player previously held by Tyler Benson with 34-50-84. Benson holds the AMBHL for most points ever in an AMBHL season with 57-89-146. What won’t happen this year though is getting to watch Dach in the AMBHL and a chance to beat those records. Why? Because, Dach is playing Midget AAA in the AMHL with Fort Saskatchewan. It will be interesting to see how Dach can do in this league. In the past, it really hasn’t worked out the way it was planned for some previous players like Braden Oleksyn with Beardy’s and Alex Forsberg with Beardy’s as well. Fun story to follow and our #1 bantam story of the season to come!

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Hiring Scout for Southern Alberta

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We are in the process of rounding out our scouting staff to start tracking these age group through spring hockey and in to the 2015-2016 bantam hockey season in various regions.

If you are interested in joining our staff for the 2015-2016 season, I would like you to send interest and experience outlined to tneisz@hotmail.com.  Upon reviewing the application, I will contact the applicant right away and set up with necessary material to start up.  Once hired, we supply scouting passes for the 2015-2016 season as well as honorariums for major events traveled to.  This will be discussed when events arise.

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Will Kirby Dach Go #1 Overall in ’16?

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Welcoming Advertisers for 15/16 season

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We are accepting interested advertisers for the 15-16 season. Western Elite Hockey Prospects has become bantam hockey’s go-to website for news, rankings and previews.  .  Western Elite Hockey Prospects has been a regular stop for WHL executives, scouts, parents, players and fans.

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KIBIHT Tournament 2016

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KIBIHT 2016

KIBIHT announces a new addition for 2015/16

Visit Their Homepage Here

 

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