Winnipeg Hawks vs Winnipeg Warriors
Winnipeg AA U15 League – Exhibition
Saturday Oct 10, 2020
Ice plex Arena
Winnipeg Warriors: (3)
#8 Jonas Woo (Right Hand Defense): Captain everything for the Warriors. Very aware of surroundings and possesses a high IQ. A patient player who plays a head up game and is always in a good position it seemed on both sides of the puck. He controls the game and uses body well to separate players from puck and when he has the puck he uses his elite edges and dekes to evade and can skate the open ice at will. Makes nice outlet passes, always scanning ice for the open man and can quickly transition to offense. Finishes his checks with knock down hits, using his frame to create even more space for himself with his edgy and high emotion game. This is a player who may find his name called first out of Manitoba come draft day. He has WHL pedigree with his Dad and brother both playing in that league. He will garner a lot of attention all year.
#4 Hayden Moore (Forward): Skill guy with a high work rate. He is entertaining and plays like a buzz saw out there. He picked up an assist and burnt a Hawks defenseman and went five hole on goalie in a nice net drive move. Generates a lot of offense with his work ethic, hard fore check pressure and walks pucks off half wall quickly. He was handful for Hawks defense.
#16 Luke Wagner (Right Hand Defense): A big body sturdy defenseman, listed at 5’-11” and 200 lbs. He moves up and down ice well for a big player. Made plays, good outlets and had a couple of nice wall pinches. At first take I liked him for his physicality and his defensive style of play. Then as game went on started showing an offensive flair with some nice rushes and beating a defenseman wide and throwing a nice pass hard and on the tape in the crease for his forward to tap in for the first goal.
#7 Tyler Bernier (Center): Solid two way player who showed a good defensive center type game. Wide track stride but was up and down the ice with ease, fast north/south. Get wide legs for good puck protect in tight. A good passer with vision, can find open man. Was big for Warriors on two long penalty kills.
#2 Evan Lambert (Defense): Stay at home defenseman who complemented his partner Woo with safe nice plays. Had a lot of takeaways and made the easy plays.
Winnipeg Hawks: (2)
#9 Dawson Dear (Forward): Smaller skilled type player who has a good motor. Didn’t shy away from play and was around the puck a lot. He had many good back checks and was pressuring opposition in all three zones.
#18 Marlen Edwards (Forward): A bigger player who moved well. He was hard on the puck and was physical to get good puck retrievals. Showed good vision and awareness down low in offensive zone. He dangled around a Warrior defenseman and placed a nice short side shot for a goal. Had a few offensive rushes up the ice with speed.
#11 Carter Bear (Forward): A high skill player, with very nice hands, deceptive with no look passes and quick body movement and fakes with his stick handling. He played a 200 ft game but the offensive zone was his place to really shine. He finds open ice well and was dynamic on the PP.
#17 Dayton Desjarlais (Forward): Power Forward type of player. Lead the physical play in all zones and kept the opposition on their toes when he was on ice. A really good north / south player.
Two of the top teams from last year with lots of nice players to watch and all 4 goalies who played for both teams were solid. Defiantly will be a must watch game when they play again. Both teams play a fast, physical, skilled hockey brand and seem well coached. Will be checking schedule when they play again. Final shots 29 Warriors vs 19 for Hawks.