Player Profile: Andrew Lacroix

NAME: Andrew Lacroix TEAM: West Van Warriors (CSSHL) HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 5’11/170lbs POSITION: Winger HAND: Left DRAFT RANKINGS: 13TH SKATING: 4.25 SKILL: 4 SHOT: 4.25 SMARTS: 4.25 PHYSICAL: 4.5   Andrew Lacroix is an imposing strong power winger who puts himself in the right spots offensively and has the presence of mind to distribute and work off the puck to succeed offensively. Andrew Lacroix is a stellar complimentary player, a balanced style of player who strong on his … Read more

Player Profile: Oliver Tulk

NAME: Oliver Tulk TEAM: Delta Green (CSSHL) HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 5’7/157lbs POSITION: Center HAND: Right DRAFT RANKINGS: 11TH SKATING: 4.5 SKILL: 4.5 SHOT: 4.5 SMARTS: 4.5 PHYSICAL: 4   Oliver Tulk was in our eyes one of the best forwards in bantam hockey this past season. Tulk’s produced 69 points in 30 games this past season. He’s a dynamic dual threat forward who thinks the game as step ahead and has the elite … Read more

Canada U18 Camp Notes

Hockey Canada’s annual U18 Summer Camp took place on July 28th to July 30th. The summer camp contains 44 of the top under 18 talent in Canada and it is used to decide the Canadian Ivan Hlinka squad. We are starting to see a trend at these camps that players need to have a certain level of skill to get invited to them, it is no longer just required for … Read more

NHL Draft: Jackson van de Leest

Name: Jackson van de Leest Team: Calgary Hitmen (WHL) Position: Defense Height/Weight: 6’6 223lbs Hand: Left NHL Draft Ranking: N/A Western Prospects Ranking: 40th Estimated Draft Position: Seventh Round   Areas of Strength Big ‘n Mobile Active Stick Defensively Sneaky Skilled Areas of Weakness Imposing Frame Improve Offensively Lateral Footwork Report: Teams take chances on big defenseman and your not going to find many larger than Jackson van de Leest … Read more

NHL Draft: Carson Focht

Name: Carson Focht Team: Calgary Hitmen (WHL) Position: Center Height/Weight: 6’0 179lbs Hand: Left NHL Draft Ranking: N/A  Western Prospects Ranking: 49th Estimated Draft Position: Camp Invite   Areas of Strength High Level Edge Work Combination of Edge’s and Skill Acceleration Areas of Weakness Physical Side Translating Game Eye’s Up Report: Not many elevated their game out of their initial draft season like Carson Focht, the Hitmen returned to Calgary … Read more

Prospect Profile: Brandon Whynott

Name: Brandon Whynott Team: Yale Lions (CSSHL) Position: Right Wing Hometown: Langley, British Columbia Height/Weight: 6’0 155lbs Hand: Right WHL Draft: 35th Overall – Calgary Hitmen DraftGeek Rank: 66th   Areas of Strength Explosiveness Tenacity In Tight Finishing Areas of Weakness Discipline Adjustments off rush Outside Playmaking Report: One of the purest power wingers in the draft, Brandon Whynott fit into the role and large physical winger with ease. Whynott … Read more

Future Cast: Calgary Hitmen

2019 WHL Draft Summary The Calgary Hitmen made not one but two major acquisitions of defensemen in the first round of the draft. Coming in with two picks in the top thirteen, they moved the eleventh and more for Jett Woo from the Moose Jaw Warriors, one of the best defensemen in the WHL. Woo is a minute logging two-way defensemen who can shutdown top opposing players and provide offensive … Read more

Prospect Profile: Grayden Siepmann

Name: Grayden Siepmann Team: Yale Lions (CSSHL) Position: Defense Hometown: Abbotsford, British Columbia Height/Weight: 5’10 167lbs Hand: Right WHL Draft:  DraftGeek Rank: 15   Areas of Strength Offensive Mobility Puck Sense Blue Line Abilities Areas of Weakness Defensive Structure Physical Play Awareness Consistency Defensively Report: The Yale Lions defenseman posted a point per game average through both the regular season and playoffs. Grayden Siepmann is a name that Western Canadian … Read more

WHL Draft Q + A: Grayden Siepmann

Name: Grayden Siepmann Team: Yale Lions (CSSHL) Position: Defence Height/Weight: 5’9 160lbs Hand: Right   1)      Introduce yourself, describe yourself as a player and person.  My name is Grayden Siepmann. I am a defenseman in the CSSHL for the Yale Hockey Academy Bantam Prep team. As a defenseman I like to have the puck on my stick and try and make good passes and move the puck up the ice quickly. … Read more

Prospect Profile: Sean Tschigerl

Name: Sean Tschigerl Team: OHA Edmonton Midget Prep (CSSHL) Position: Center/Left Wing Date of Birth: April 11th 2003 Hometown: Whitecourt, Alberta Height/Weight: 5’11 170lbs Hand: Left WHL Draft: 4th Overall in 2018 – Calgary Hitmen (Signed)   *Eligible for the 2021 NHL Draft* Areas of Strength Work Ethic Tenacity All-around Game Areas of Weakness Consistency Deceptiveness   Player Report: Captain and leading all around contributor to his CSSHL Championship winning OHA Edmonton Bantam … Read more