Name: Caleb Hadland
Team: Red Deer Rebels U15 AAA (AEHL)
Height/Weight: 5’9, 155lbs
November 8th, 2020 vs Sherwood Park: Compete and energy are present at all times when Caleb Hadland is on the ice. Hadland is quick into each battle and consistently hunts for the puck and wins back possession. His offensive abilities are endless. He brings great speed and can quickly burst by defencemen. Hadland comes with a nice pair of hands too which were present throughout this game. He gets in and around the net to looking to tip in a point shot or finds that second opportunity. Overall, really high offensive hockey sense. Defensively, he strips pucks away from opponents and, again, battles to win back the puck every time. Hadland is a well-rounded player with a high offensive upside. – Liam Horrobin
The part that is most special about Caleb’s game is his innate ability to anticipate the play. There are times when he is on the ice that it seems as though he already knows where the puck is going to end up moments before it is even on route to end up there. This allows Caleb to position himself in areas of the ice where he can capitalize on offensive opportunities; as well as consistently make defensive reads that cause turnovers by the opposition in all three zones. The fact that Hadland also possesses separation speed and a dangerously quick release on his shot (as well as impressive strength on his backhand) is all just a cherry on top, but what really elevates him above his peers is his well-developed hockey IQ and ability to anticipate the game at an elite level.