Western Elite Hockey Prospects Player Report EXAMPLE

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No. **

Player Name: ***********

Position: Forward

Shoots: Left

Team: Chilliwack Bruins A1 (PCAHA)

DOB: **/**/**

Size: 6’*, 1**lbs

Stats: **

Viewing Period: Dec 19, 2018 vs Seafair A1 (6-1 loss)

Strengths: The first thing you notice about ** is his size, he is at least *’* which makes him stand out immediately from a scouting standpoint. He is the biggest player on the ice during this particular game. His big frame should translate in his play taking advantage of the smaller players, but he doesn’t take advantage of this. His skating is ok. For kids this age that have grown so much it is natural for their skating stride to be affected. ** has good speed once he gets going. As he develops and his strength catches up to his growth he should be able to get into a better skating stance. Currently he is very upright in his stance. His strides are choppy as he doesn’t use his full extension. This results into his current lack of quickness. Once he gets going he has good open ice speed. ** has a wide stance which will serve him well if he can get lower and use his legs more which will translate in to higher end speed one day. ** works very hard on puck pursuit in the neutral zone and offensive zone, he excels at straight line pressure. His lateral movement is something that needs to improve and should as he develops better leg strength and a lower stance. Using his edges more will also help with his lateral movement. I didn’t see a lot of time with the puck on his stick, partly because Seafair had most of the possession during the game, but the few times he had puck control his hands seemed to be effective. I was able to see him shoot in the warm up, and he has a decent shot, did not see any shots during the gameplay.

Weaknesses: A player that size has to use his frame to intimidate other players, he was a foot taller and likely **lbs heavier than some of the players on the other team, yet I never saw him use that to his advantage once during the game. Being that big is a gift, take advantage of it. Along with size comes stick length, with the reach that ** has he should not only be able to keep control of the puck with good puck protection stance, but also use his stick as a tool in the defensive zone. I noticed he often has his stick in the air, not on the ice in passing lanes in the defensive zone. With his long wingspan he can clog up a lot of space, and take time away from the offensive players. ** was not afraid to play along the boards, but he was hesitant when contact was coming. Again, use your size and large frame to protect the puck, and to initiate contact when pressure comes from the pinching defenceman in the D zone. ** seems to be watching the play often, and not actively engaged. This is where I saw him cruising around with his stick in the air. Try to be more involved in the play away from the puck, the majority of the time a player is on the ice they do not have the puck on their stick. ** is slow to react to plays as well, could be simply that it’s difficult to get his big body changing directions, but his anticipation could be quicker. Try to think where the play is moving, anticipate what the next play might be while keeping your feet active for quicker transitions.

Areas to focus on:

Skating – he has the size, so focus on being a more efficient skater, strength training, flexibility training and of course time working on his stride will do him wonders. Kids at this age all need to work on skating, take full advantage of your long legs and powerful body. If he can become an elite skater his potential with his size is unlimited.

Body awareness – ** should work using his size to his advantage. Puck protection, leaning on the opposition, using his long reach, initiating contact, all of these will allow him to create space and shed defenders which will ultimately lead to more offensive chances.

Play without the puck – at times he looks very confused on the ice, watch players on TV when they don’t have the puck. What are they doing? Where is their stick? Their eyes? Watch their feet, young kids can learn so much by watching the pros without the puck. We often only watch the players who have the puck on their stick, see what the left wingers are doing away from the play in all zones.