Prospect Profile: Noah Chadwick

NAME: Noah Chadwick TEAM: Saskatoon Stallions HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6’0/150lbs POSITION: Defense HAND: Left DRAFT RANKINGS: 37TH SKATING: 4.25 SKILL: 3.5 SHOT: 3.5 SMARTS: 3.75 PHYSICAL: 4.25   Chadwick may have struggled with some injuries this year, but that did not hold him back from producing at two points per game ratio. He also got the call up to Midget hockey where he produced two points in three games. Chadwick is a very sound defender who takes … Read more

Player Profile: Cole Miller

NAME: Cole Miller TEAM: Edmonton KC (AMBHL) HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6’2/153lbs POSITION: Center HAND: Left DRAFT RANKINGS: 87TH SKATING: 4 SKILL: 3.5 SHOT: 4 SMARTS: 2.5 PHYSICAL: 3.75 STRENGTHS: Physical Tools Speed Down the Wing Athleticism Shooting Accuracy High Upside AREAS TO IMPROVE:  Lacks Killer Instincts Middle of the Ice Vision at Top Speed Balance Physical Engagement Coming into the season we had high expectations for Cole Miller, he was coming off of a rookie … Read more

NHL Draft: Dylan Cozens

Name: Dylan Cozens Team: Lethbridge Hurricanes (WHL) Position: Center Height/Weight: 6’3 183lbs Hand: Right NHL Draft Ranking: 10th Western Prospects Ranking: 4th Estimated Draft Position: Sixth Overall to Thirteenth Overall   Areas of Strength Finishing Between the Dots Explosiveness Flexibility Puck Handling Areas of Weakness Awkward Mechanics Struggles Internationally Driving the Play Report: The face of Yukon hockey, Dylan Cozens is trailblazing the way for hockey players up in Northern … Read more

NHL Draft: Logan Barlage

Name: Logan Barlage Team: Lethbridge Hurricanes (WHL)  Position: Center Height/Weight: 6’4 201lbs Hand: Right NHL Draft Ranking: N/A  Western Prospects Ranking: 37th Estimated Draft Position: Fifth Round to Sixth Round   Areas of Strength Processing Offensive Zone Robust Qualities Lightning Release Areas of Weakness Skating Abilities Quicken Execution O to D Transitioning Report: A massive right handed centre that produced over half a point per game in his first draft … Read more

Future Cast: Lethbridge Hurricanes

2019 WHL Draft Summary Despite not selecting in the first two rounds of the draft, the Lethbridge Hurricanes were able to make due with their selections and draft quality prospects with the hand given to them.  Selecting forwards who are big and possess loads of speed down the wing and defensemen who are steady defensively but have skill to input on the offensive game. In particular the selection of Reid … Read more

Breaking Down The WHL Talent Of The 2019 NHL Draft

The crop of players eligible for the NHL Draft out of the Western Hockey League is particularly strong this year, with as many as four WHLers in contention for top 10 picks this year, and another four players in first round contention. For comparison, last year saw just two WHLers drafted in the top 31— none within the top 15 (to be fair though, Ty Smith deserved to go much … Read more

Blending power and finesse, Dylan Cozens will be a popular target at the 2019 NHL Draft

The stylistic focus at the NHL Draft tends to mirror the style of play that is leading to success at that particular time— when the Boston Bruins and Los Angeles Kings were winning Stanley Cups, it was the “power forward” mold that NHL teams were searching for at the draft; now that the league has shifted to a faster paced, more skilled style of game, the focus at the draft … Read more

Prospect Profile: Zack Stringer

Name: Zack Stringer Team: Lethbridge Hurricanes (AMHL”) Position: Winger Date of Birth: April 10th 2003 Hometown: Lethbridge, Alberta Height/Weight: 6’1 152lbs Hand: Left WHL Draft: 8th Overall in 2018 – Lethbridge Hurricanes (Signed)   *Eligible for the 2021 NHL Draft* Areas of Strength Offensive Anticipation Nose for the Net Skilled in tight Areas of Weakness Improve his skating Balance Discipline Consistency   Player Report: Zack Stringer was one of the most controversial prospects … Read more