Second Half Players to Watch

In the past we have done these sort of lists at the beginning of the season, a huge chunk of players that are highly touted and are expected to have success in their season. This list will be a little bit different however. This list focuses on players who our scouting staff believe could make …

Mackenzie Harden moves to AJHL Champs

The Spruce Grove Saints announced via Twitter that Mackenzie Harden (99) had joined the organization from the Whitecourt Wolverines in exchange for a Player Development Fee and future considerations. Harden, now on his third AJHL club after joining the Wolverines from the Drayton Valley Thunder back in October 2017, was having a fantastic year in …

Mid Season WHL Mock Draft

We have reached the midway point of the season with the Winter break finishing just a few days ago for the WHL and Bantam action getting back into the swing of things. There is a lot that can change from today to early May with the WHL draft and things likely will change… a lot. …

WHL Draft Q + A: Denton Mateychuk

Name: Denton Mateychuk Team: Eastman Selects (WBAAA) Position: Defense Height/Weight: 5’10 155lbs Hand: Left 1) Introduce yourself, describe yourself as a player and person Hello, my name is denton Mateychuk. I play hockey for the Eastman Selects bantam AAA.  I am from Dominion City Manitoba and I have been playing hockey since I was 3. I …

Max Burkholder Q+A and Prospect Profile

Name: Max Burkholder Team: Chaska-Chanhassen Bantam AA Position: Defense Date of Birth: 8/8/2003 Hometown: Chaska, Minnesota Height/Weight: 5’7” 160 pounds Hand: Right 2018-2019 Stats as of 12/30/2018: 30 Games played, 11 Goals, 49 Assists, 60 Points Eligible for 2021 NHL Draft Scout’s Perspective: Max Burkholder is a smooth skating two-way defenseman, who despite his smaller …

How does Kaapo Kakko stack up to Jack Hughes?

Every year the talks between the consensus first and second overall ranked players heat up after the WJC. That is no different this year, as scouts have started to weigh in on the Jack Hughes vs Kaapo Kakko comparisons. The gap between Jack Hughes and Kaapo Kakko is tighter than it has ever been– as …

Breaking Down Bobby Brink’s Game

One of the fastest rising prospects available in the 2019 NHL Draft, Brink has gone from virtually unknown to a potential first round pick in just a few months. Playing for the Sioux City Musketeers of the USHL, Brink has tallied 33 points through 19 games. After missing time to represent Team USA at the …

Player of the Month: November – Koehn Ziemmer

WHL Draft Player of the Month November: Koehn Ziemmer (OHA Edmonton) During the month of November Ziemmer helped his OHA Edmonton team to a 3-1 record in bantam prep regular season play, where Ziemmer registered 14 points in the four games. OHA Edmonton also took home the Championship at the recent NWCAA Flames tournament in …

Breaking Down Team Canada’s WJC Roster

The holiday season has arrived, and hockey’s World Junior Championships, one of the most anticipated events of the year, are quickly approaching.  On December 3rd, Canada’s preliminary roster was released.  A few days later, I tweeted out my lines for Canada at the WJC. Keep in mind that these aren’t a projection of what Canada’s …