OHL Draft Game Report: Elgin-Middlesex Chiefs vs Waterloo Wolves – December 7, 2019

Pavilion (AAA) 2019-2020 – Minor Midget

Waterloo Wolves –  17-2-3   –   Elgin-Middlesex Chiefs –  15-0-6

Final Score:  Chiefs 5 Wolves 1

# 14 OWEN VAN STEENSEL – F

The Chief’s Captain was an absolute force to be reckoned with scoring 2G on the PP and adding 2A to take over top spot in league scoring.  14G 32A for 46 points in just 22GP.    What was most impressive was how he did it.  On his 2nd PPG he corralled a rebound on a shot by WYATT ADKINS went around the goalie and roofed it forehand in tight.  On the Chief’s 5th goal Owen beat a Wolves defender clean through the legs in the offensive zone corner then sent a quick forehand pass out to ZANDER VECCIA who buried the pass making it 5 -1.

Owen also has a physical element to his game throwing a number of hits and is efficient on executing breakouts.  He displayed strong positional play picking off a breakout pass resulting in an excellent transitional scoring chance.  He has the ability to create dangerous scoring opportunities unexpectedly and is a threat to pass or shoot.  His decision making is fast and accurate.

# 5 WYATT ADKINS – D

Wyatt has a unique skill-set and is quite talented.  Not only did he consistently get pucks through from the point resulting in a PPA on the Chief’s 2nd goal by OWEN VAN STEENSEL but he also possesses a number of other attributes which make him an excellent defensemen with high upside.

Wyatt was patient and made the right decisions to brake the puck out.  What is even more impressive is his ability to skate the puck out at times beating multiple attackers  single-handedly.  He has good speed and will rush the puck to get successful zone entries and generate offense.

Defending a 3 – 1 lead in the 3rd period shorthanded on a 6 on 4;  Wyatt was able to get control of the puck in the defensive zone then make a great pass to ZANDER VECCIA who then scored into an empty net from the neutral zone for the Chief’s 4th goal and Adkins 2nd primary assist of the afternoon.    He now has 1G 15A for 16 points in 21 games played.

# 68 CEDRICSON OKITUNDU – D

Cedricson played a strong game and was quite effective on the PP both moving the puck well and getting shots through defenders.   He has good offensive awareness which was on display as he scored the Wolves only goal on the PP by collapsing on the net from the point, picking up a rebound and firing it home.

In the defensive zone Cedricson made good use of his defense partner to breakout the other side and did not force the puck up ice.  He displayed a physical and emotional element to his game along with a high compete level.

 

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