Brandon Wheat Kings vs Pembina Valley Hawks – Oct.30/20

Pembina Valley Hawks at Brandon Wheat Kings

WU15AAA Regular Season

October 30/20 (Viewed on Facebook Live)



Brandon Wheat Kings:

Owen Wallace (Defense):  Wallace is a good (not great) skating defenseman who shows confidence with the puck and an ability to hold the line as well as pinch down the wall on occasion but it’s his physicality that stood out tonight.  He looks to engage physically in all three zones.  His transition skating is very smooth and he did a nice job of moving East-West to close up gaps in the neutral zone.  He showed some nice awareness of his time and space and defended well against some speedy PV attacks.

Thomas Boychuk (Forward): Boychuk did a lot of good things tonight.  He does things off the wall that you want a winger to.  Playing on a line with highly ranked ‘07 centerman Cole Temple, they created a lot of chances together.  Boychuk wears a letter and showed some leadership skills in directing the boys where to be on the PP.  He uses his good sized frame well in puck protection and showed off some decent puck skills tonight.

Nash Henwood (Forward):  We heard Henwood’s name a lot tonight.  He looks like an energy guy who is always around the puck.


Pembina Valley Hawks:

Cameron Parr (Forward): I came into this game not wanting to compare Parr to his brother Tyler (3rd Round draft pick of Saskatoon in ’20) but the minute I saw him I couldn’t help myself.  They look alike and show off a lot of the same skills.  I think Cameron can work on his skating technique, but he has more than adequate speed and does not hesitate to attack the net with the puck.  He impressed all night with his offensive instincts and showed some finesse early on sending a nice little saucer pass over the defenders stick on a 2 on 1.  He might be a little smaller than Tyler was at the start of last year but is still a good sized player and isn’t afraid to mix it up physically, he and Wallace had a couple of good battles over the course of the night.  Although he can be the trigger man, he shoots the puck well, he showed off some good vision in distributing the puck tonight, all in all an outstanding performance, he was a threat on almost every shift.

Spencer Sabourin (Defense):  Sabourin is a good skating, left shot defenseman.  There were a couple of occasions where he may have held onto the puck a second too long tonight, but he showed off some high level puck skills and an ability to skate the puck out of harm’s way.

Marek Miller (Forward): Miller made some splash plays tonight, standing out with some nice stick handling and puck control.  He is a smaller player but shows good enough skating and puck skills to create offensive chances.

Bryson Yaschyshyn – Bryson put up good numbers last year playing as a minor age goaltender and impressed in his first viewing this season making 40 stops for the shutout.  He isn’t a huge goalie but gets in the way and shows good rebound control.