Player Profile: Grayden Slipec

NAME: Grayden Slipec TEAM: West Vancouver Warriors (CSSHL) HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 5’9/155lbs POSITION: Center HAND: Left DRAFT RANKINGS: 6TH SKATING: 3.5 SKILL: 5 SHOT: 4.5 SMARTS: 4.5 PHYSICAL: 3.5   Grayden Slipec was a returning player for the West Vancouver Warriors, and because Bedard decided to go up and play with the Midget Prep’s, Slipec was the most touted prospect on the team and he had all the hype going in to the season. Our … Read more

Player Profile: Kaden Hammell

NAME: Kaden Hammell TEAM: West Van Warriors (CSSHL) HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6’0/165lbs POSITION: Defense HAND: Right DRAFT RANKINGS: 15TH SKATING: 4 SKILL: 4 SHOT: 4.5 SMARTS: 3.5 PHYSICAL: 4.5   Kaden Hammell is a very talented two-way defenseman, he produced 41 points this past season. Hammell steady on the back end but he also loves to lead the rush, and loves the opportunity to put the puck the back of the net. Built with a hulky physique, … Read more

Diving into the game of Connor Zary, one of the 2020 NHL Draft’s most well-rounded players

The WHL 2020’s crop of draft eligible talent from the WHL doesn’t measure up to 2019’s extraordinarily deep class– headlined by the foursome of Bowen Byram (Colorado), Kirby Dach (Blackhawks), Dylan Cozens (Sabres), and Peyton Krebs (Golden Knights)– but that isn’t to say that this year’s draft won’t contain its share of future NHL talent from the West. Braden Schneider and Kaiden Guhle, a pair of defencemen featured at 15th … 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

Prospect Profile: Dylan Ernst

Name: Dylan Ernst Team: Weyburn Wings (SBAAHL) Position: Goalie Hometown: Weyburn, Saskatchewan Height/Weight: 5’11 149lbs Hand: Left WHL Draft: 28th Overall – Kamloops Blazers DraftGeek Rank: 4th (Goalies)   Areas of Strength Athleticism Puck Tracking Size Areas of Weakness Off Post Lower Body Reflexes Report: Despite playing on a struggling SBAAHL team, Ernst earned the most starts in the league and had the fourth best numbers. By far and away … Read more

Prospect Profile: Connor Levis

Name: Connor Levis Team: St. George’s Academy (CSSHL) Position: Forward Hometown: Vancouver, British Columbia Height/Weight: 6’1 170lbs Hand: Right WHL Draft:  DraftGeek Rank: 11   Areas of Strength Physical Tool-Set Zone to Zone Speed Puck Management Areas of Weakness Blue Line Approach Intensity Report: As of right now, Connor Levis is verbally committed to playing college hockey at the University of Michigan, however that may change at any point. If … Read more

Prospect Profile: Mats Lindgren

Name: Mats Lindgren Team: BWC Academy (CSSHL) Position: Defense Hometown: North Vancouver, British Columbia Height/Weight: 5’7 130lbs Hand: Left WHL Draft:  DraftGeek Rank: 3   Areas of Strength Elite Skating Puck Rushing Hockey IQ Areas of Weakness Physicality Pace Adjustment Defensive Assertiveness Report: Currently committed to the University of Michigan, Lindgren may not get selected high in the first round but remains our top ranked defenseman. When people look back … Read more

Prospect Profile: Logan Stankoven

Name: Logan Stankoven Team: Thompson Blazers (BCMML) Position: Center Date of Birth: February 26th 2003 Height/Weight: 5’8 170lbs Hand: Right WHL Draft: 5th Overall in 2018 – Kamloops Blazers (Signed)    *Eligible for the 2021 NHL Draft* Areas of Strength Offensive Production Puck Possessive Puck Skills Areas of Weakness Size Defensive Awareness   Players Reports: Stankoven was our top ranked forward coming into the 2018 WHL Draft, ranked second overall, he … Read more