The Race For 3rd Overall: Lucas Raymond or Tim Stützle?

I’ve seen a few lists with Tim Stützle or Lucas Raymond at second overall, but the consensus view of the draft— and how I expect NHL teams to see it— is Alexis Lafrenière and Quinton Byfield going first and second overall, respectively. Where things get muddier is the third selection: where there is no clear cut favorite but most agree will likely come down to one of Raymond or Stützle … Read more

Rising Stars: Jack Quinn

12 goals, 20 assists, and 32 points – that’s the stat line of Jack Quinn for the Ottawa 67’s during his 61-game 2018-2019 campaign. 20 goals, 11 assists, and 31 points – that’s the stat line of Jack Quinn in his 14 games since January 1st, 2020. Since the midway point of the 2019-2020 season, Jack Quinn has seen a meteoric rise in his draft stock and public perception. Of … Read more

NHL Draft Prospects: Germany

  For the first time in the Draft history, there could be more than one player from Germany drafted in the 1st round. Coming out of the DEL, Tim Stützle, Lukas Reichel and John-Jason Peterka have all the upsides to get called up on stage on the first day in Montreal this upcoming June. The sport is growing and German talents will soon become recurrent. This trio will surely become historical … Read more

2020 NHL Draft: Breaking Down Bob Mckenzie’s Mid Season Rankings – Potential Risers/Fallers

Every year Bob Mckenzie’s rankings set the industry-standard across the scouting community. This past Thursday, he released his mid-season rankings for the 2020 NHL Draft, and multiple names were ranked in a position that took most people by surprise. Normally I would never write an article debating another person’s rankings; I believe there is parity among every draft class, and nobody’s opinion is necessarily right or wrong. However, Mckenzie’s rankings … Read more

Taking a deeper look at Marco Rossi’s OHL dominance this season

There isn’t a shortage of players that have taken huge steps forward in 2019-20, but Marco Rossi’s emergence as one of the most dominant offensive players in the OHL has been one of the most impressive developments in this draft class. Belonging to a group of players in this draft that were unfairly punished for not being at the Hlinka for reasons entirely out of their control, Rossi actually seemed … Read more

WHL Draft: John Reid Standouts

The John Reid Memorial Tournament has a rich history of featuring future NHL’ers and is one of the most notable showcases of premier talent in Western Canada. Some of the most highly touted prospects in Bantam hockey we head-to-head at Servus Credit Union in St.Albert, Alberta last weekend. 

 

Teams at this year’s tournament included the Calgary Bisons, Calgary Flames, Delta Green, Greater Vancouver Canadians, Leduc Oil Kings, Lloydminster Bobcats, Los Angeles Jr. Kings, OHA Edmonton, Okanagan Rockets, Prairie Storm, Red Deer Rebels, SSAC Lions, St.Albert Sabres, St.George’s Saints, West Van Warriors, and Yale Lions.

 

The Yale Lions defeated the St.Georges Saints in the finals to take home the 2020 JRMT Championship

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There was a ton of talent on display for scouts to watch in preparation for this year’s WHL Bantam Draft. Here are how some of the most notable players and some players who stood out to me with their play throughout the tournament:

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OHL Draft Game Report: Elgin-Middlesex Chiefs vs Hamilton Huskies – January 18, 2020

Pavilion (AAA) 2019-2020 – Minor Midget Hamilton Huskies –  22 – 6 – 4   –   Elgin-Middlesex Chiefs –  23 – 0 – 8 Final Score:  Chiefs 4  Huskies 3 OWEN VAN STEENSEL    – F  –  5′ 9″ / 160 lbs With an undefeated season at stake for the Chiefs as well as a scoring title, Owen entered play with 59 points in 31 games.  Just 4 points up on … Read more

2020 WHL Draft: John Reid Memorial Tournament Player Reports

The John Reid Memorial Tournament has a rich history of featuring future NHL’ers and is one of the most notable showcases of premier talent in Western Canada; as some of the most highly touted prospects in Bantam hockey go head-to-head at Servus Credit Union in St.Albert, Alberta. Teams at this year’s tournament included the Calgary Bisons, Calgary Flames, Delta Green, Greater Vancouver Canadians, Leduc Oil Kings, Lloydminister Bobcats, Los Angeles … Read more

OHL Draft Game Report: Huron-Perth Lakers vs Hamilton Huskies – January 11, 2020

Pavilion (AAA) 2019-2020 – Minor Midget Huron Perth Lakers –  14-12-4   –  Hamilton Huskies–  22-5-2 Final Score:     Lakers 2       Huskies 2 #84 PATRICK THOMAS – F – Shoots L – 5′ 10″ / 150 lbs Patrick’s 51 points in 29 games speaks to the player he is.  Playing on an excellent line with JUSTIN DEZOETE and CONNOR KOROPATNICKI it didn’t take long for this line to strike.  … Read more

OHL Draft Game Report: Cambridge Hawks vs Brantford 99ers – January 5, 2020

Pavilion (AAA) 2019-2020 – Minor Midget Cambridge Hawks –  9-19-2   –  Brantford 99ers –  11-14-4 Final Score:     Brantford 6       Cambridge 3 #94 Steve Leskovar – D – Shoots L – 6’0 – 164  A tall skilled rushing defensemen as well as the Hawk’s captain.   Leskovar uses his reach, skating ability and hands to gain ice.   On the PP he was able to beat a defender clean on … Read more