Our Western USA scout Peter Torsson has been working extremely hard in the early going this year and has filed some reports on Western USA players from this weekends event.  Normally these reports would be included in our semi-monthly newsletter to our subscribers but since they are fresh right now, we will post a few here as well as some California player rankings for your enjoyment.

Name Parker Murray

League Tier 1 Elite Lg

Team La Jr. Kings 03 AAA

Viewings Win Ducks 3-1 and 5-2
DOB 2003
Height 5’9″ Weight 150 Shot L
Position

Skating 3
Puck Skills 4
Scoring/Skill 5
Work Ethic 3
Physical Play 4
Character/Intangible 3

Game Rating 3.666666667
Draft Projection TBD

Assets Parker has good skating technique, good passing ability and vision. He has a big strong body in battle. His snap shot is very dangerous and unpredictable. Good hands in small areas. Vision is okay, puck support is okay but spotty and stagnant at times.

Name Noah Alvarez

League Tier 1 Elite Lg

Team La Jr. Kings 03 AAA

Viewings Win Ducks 3-1 and 5-2
DOB 2003
Height 5’9″ Weight 145 Shot R
Position F

Skating 4
Puck Skills 5
Scoring/Skill 5
Work Ethic 4
Physical Play 3
Character/Intangible 4

Game Rating 4.166666667
Draft Projection TBD

Assets Very skilled with the puck and good scoring ability. Vision and game sense is good. Strong and consistent low stance, always ready to make a play. Strong in small areas but needs some speed to create time/space. Good puck distributor.

Name Arvega Hovsepyan

League Tier 1 Elite Lg

Team La Jr. Kings 03 AAA

Viewings Win Ducks 3-1 and 5-2
DOB 2003
Height 5’6″ Weight 150 Shot R
Position F

Skating 4
Puck Skills 5
Scoring/Skill 4
Work Ethic 4
Physical Play 5
Character/Intangible 4

Game Rating 4.333333333
Draft Projection TBD

Assets Very strong on the puck and in battle. Shifty puck control and slippery in small areas. Makes great plays and is consistently on the trigger, always dangerous. Defensive positioning is okay but they were not tested in these games all that much on the defensive side. The whole team cheated a bit.

Name Aidan Hreshuk

League Tier 1 Elite Lg

Team La Jr. Kings 03 AAA

Viewings Win Ducks 3-1 and 5-2
DOB 2003
Height 5’9″ Weight 150 Shot L
Position D

Skating 5
Puck Skills 5
Scoring/Skill 4
Work Ethic 5
Physical Play 5
Character/Intangible 5

Game Rating 4.833333333
Draft Projection TBD

Assets Tough and physical. Great positioning consistently and very mature game approach on and off the puck. Strong edges and leverage in battle, great weight transfers. Game sense very good, deception great. Passing and shooting very solid.

Name Danny Minnehan

League Tier 1 Elite Lg

Team La Jr. Kings 03 AAA

Viewings Win Ducks 3-1 and 5-2
DOB 2003
Height 6 Weight 145 Shot L
Position F

Skating 4
Puck Skills 5
Scoring/Skill 4
Work Ethic 4
Physical Play 3
Character/Intangible 4

Game Rating 4
Draft Projection TBD

Assets Tall with good reach and good hands. Protects the puck well and makes good decisions. Good positioning defensively and find pockets offensively. Good shot and good scoring ability.

Name Evan Werner

Tier 1 Elite

Team Dallas Elite 2003 AAA

Viewings Win Ducks 2-0, 5-0 and 5-3
DOB  2003
Height 5’4″ Weight 115 Shot R
Position F

Skating 5
Puck Skills 5
Scoring/Skill 4
Work Ethic 3
Physical Play 3
Character/Intangible 2

Game Rating 3.666666667
Draft Projection TBD

Assets Small and fast. One of the best forwards from the offensive redline. Deceptive and agile with the puck. Good puck distributions. Good intuition on and off the puck.


Top 10 California Born
1 Chris Alexander F Shattuck St. Mary’s 5’10” 165 2/20/2003 14U AAA Major
2 Aidan Hreshuk D LA Jr. Kings  5’8″ 145 14U AAA Major
3 Arvega Hovsepyan F LA Jr. Kings  5’8″ 155 4/2/2003 14U AAA Major
4 Paul Minnehan F LA Jr. Kings  6’0″ 145 4/9/2003 14U AAA Major
5 Noah Alvarez F LA Jr. Kings  5’9″ 146 3/30/2003 14U AAA Major
6 Jacob Halliday F Bears (T2) 5’6″ 140 9/25/2003 14U AA Major
7 Shai Buium D/F Shattuck St. Mary’s 6’1″ 170 14U AAA Major
8 Ean Somoza F LA Jr. Kings  5’10” 140 2/8/2003 14U AAA Major
9 Lucas Massie G Jr. Ducks 14U AAA Major
10 Sam Harris F Jr. Ducks 5’9″ 148 10/14/2003 14U AAA Major