Prince Albert Venice House Pirates at Saskatoon Generals
SAAHL U15AAA Regular Season
November 15/20 (Viewed on Online)
Logan Pickford (Forward): Pickford really stood out for me in the 1st period. He used his body well in puck protection, attacked every loose puck and scored a goal. I was really impressed with his faceoff intensity as he came off the wing to take possession off of two separate draws and almost did it a 3rd time in the 1st period alone. He’s a good skating right winger who showed an ability to pick up a rim in the DZone and take clean possession of the puck. Through the second and third it became obvious that his faceoff intensity is off of every draw in all three zones, he attacked through the circle as every puck was dropped. He might try to cheat the DZone early occasionally, but as the offside winger that is not a negative. He continued to impress with his strength on the puck and created the 4th goal by beating a defender wide and sliding a cross ice pass over for a tap in. Ended the game with 3 goals and 5 points, my 1st star of this game without a doubt.
Raiden Zacharias (Forward): Has a quick release and nice hard shot. Showed good accuracy in scoring the first goal in tight to the goal and could’ve had a chance at a 2nd in the opening frame if he drove the net. He doesn’t seem as interested when he’s away from the puck, but shows good imagination when in possession. Nice creativity in trying to create chances, shows nice patience with the puck and has really nice hands. He is a threat every time he has the puck in the attacking zone and ended up with 5 goals in the game.
Tanner Clezy (Forward): Clezy showed good intensity attacking loose pucks and some nice speed when he split the D and created a breakaway opportunity for himself. Is at his best when he’s attacking the Ozone with speed as did late in the game driving down the boards to try and create an opportunity.
Beck Humber (Defense): Humber is a big, strong kid who is tough to play against and shows some nastiness in his own zone. Because of his size maybe, he tends to lean and reach for some pucks which can force him off balance on occasion. He shows decent straight line speed and jumped into the play to score a goal in the 2nd period but I thought the 3rd period was his best. Used the net as a pick to quickly change direction and make a perfect tape to tape pass on a breakout as well as another zone exit pass after eluding the first forechecker.
Cade Hynd (Forward): Hynd stood out on two straight shifts, not for his play with the puck, but his play away from it. He is a centerman who rushed back into his own zone to ensure he was good positionally and fought hard for body position in front of his net with the opposing player. Next shift he played well in a penalty killing role being aggressive when he had the chance and taking up space and getting his stick in lanes when he had to. Always plays on the defensive side of the puck.
Prince Albert Pirates:
Owen Nelson (Forward): Nelson is an ’07 who created PA’s best chances in the first. Shows good, quick hands and good straight line speed. He also showed some good awareness, dropping down deep in defensive zone support.
Jordan Abrametz (Defense): I was impressed with Abrametz in the 1st. He is a fairly smooth skater who moves through zones with his head up. He took a couple of hits in the DZone to make plays and always has his feet moving. He will have to add some size and strength as he moves up, but showed good DZone positioning and awareness for where to be and to tie up sticks.
Dayne Henry (Defense): Henry stood out defensively on a couple of separate occasions. He had a nice down low battle with Pickford on one occasion and then battled two players for the puck when shorthanded, taking quality time away from the opposing power play on the other.