October Manitoba Update

 

Provincial Top 10:

  1. Lukas Hansen – Winnipeg Warriors
  2. Tyler Parr – RHA Nationals
  3. Jayden Perron – Winnipeg Warriors
  4. Liam Saxberg – Winnipeg Warriors
  5. Kyan Grouette – Parkland Rangers
  6. Brayden Dube – Parkland Rangers
  7. Rhett Marchant – RHA Nationals
  8. Hayden Wheddon – Interlake Lightning
  9. Joey Lies – Norman Wolves
  10. Blake Jones – Winnipeg Monarchs

 

Blake Jones – Winnipeg Monarchs

Player Report: In the first couple of viewings of this player, he was very impressive. Blake is a great skater who does all the things a high end defenseman does in today’s game, he defends well, makes a nice first pass out of the zone, can grab the puck and transport it through zones or jump into the rush as an extra attacker. Jones’ size may be his only limiting factor at this point but he has all of the fundamental skills to go with his exceptional vision and high hockey iq to be considered a highly ranked prospect at this time.

 

 

Kyan Grouette – Parkland Rangers

Player Report: Upon first viewing this season, the first note I made was….Grouette is the set up man!! He had a goal and 3 assists in that game and just cemented what was believed after his minor age season, that he is a great playmaker who makes those around him better. He went on to score 4 goals in the Rangers final game of the recent Manitoba Bantam AAA showcase)showing that he definitely has some goal scorer attributes as well, but it’s his ability to slow the game down and create chances for his teammates that separates him. He wound up leading the tournament in scoring with 13 points in just 4 games, 4 more than the next closest player. Kyan is a player with good size who uses his frame to his advantage. He shows good puck protection and is willing to engage physically to separate an opponent from the puck. He plays “the right way” doing small things well and playing a solid 200 ft game. Grouette is a player on the rise and it will be fun to see him continue to develop as the season goes on.

 

Photo by: Kaylin Baydock (Winnipeg)

Leave a Comment