Player Profile: Harrison Lodewyk

NAME: Harrison Lodewyk TEAM: Red Deer Rebels (AMBHL) HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 5’11/15lbs POSITION: Forward HAND: Left DRAFT RANKINGS: 43RD SKATING: 4.5 SKILL: 4.25 SHOT: 4 SMARTS: 3.5 PHYSICAL: 4   There is a reason why Harrison Lodewyk was named captain of the Red Deer Rebels this past season over other returning forwards, this kid has the ‘it’ factor and high character off the ice. Lodewyk is an enthusiastic two-way center that possesses separation level speed and a … Read more

Player Profile: Terrell Goldsmith

NAME: Terrell Goldsmith TEAM: Delta Green(CSSHL) HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6’3/199lbs POSITION: Defense HAND: Left DRAFT RANKINGS: 50TH SKATING: 4 SKILL: 3.5 SHOT: 3.5 SMARTS: 3.25 PHYSICAL: 4 STRENGTHS: Athleticism and Physical Tools Up-Tempo High Pressure Defending Above Average Skating abilities Transitioning and Retrievals Grittiness AREAS TO IMPROVE:  Vision with Puck Pace Adjustments Situational Awareness Puck Skills Quickness Tyrell Goldsmith improve a lot of the course of the season. He’s developed into a well-rounded two-way defenseman that can … Read more

Ivan Hlinka Tournament Report

The start of August marks the start of the new draft year for NHL scouts. Beginning there’s year long journey at the 2019 U-18 Ivan Hlinka Tournament which was once again held in the neighbouring countries of the Czech Republic and Slovakia. For five days it was home to the top under 18 talent in the world from eight power house hockey countries. From a scouting standpoint this tournament is … 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

Future Cast: Prince Albert Raiders

2019 WHL Draft Summary The Ed Chynoweth winning Prince Albert Raiders have an interesting off season upon them. Not many teams come off of a season where they win the WHL Championship and continue to have a deep prospect pool in the system, but the Raiders are lucky enough to have that. First off congratulations to the Prince Albert Raiders, they set a plan and stuck to it for years and we are now … Read more

Prospect Profile: Naill Crocker

Name: Naill Crocker Team: Delta Green (CSSHL) Position: Forward Hometown: Surrey, British Columbia Height/Weight: 6’2 162lbs Hand: Left WHL Draft:  DraftGeek Rank: 29   Areas of Strength Net Front Presence Board Work Skating Areas of Weakness Blue Line Possession Polishing Skills Report: Niall Crocker is an impressive player to watch, he plays such a niche sort of game and he is so willing to earn his points through a massive … Read more

Prince Albert Raiders Draft Review

3rd Overall: Nolan Allan – Humboldt Broncos   This was one of the best picks to watch in the first round as Prince Albert paid tribute to Adam Herold, one of their top prospects coming up who unfortunately passed away in the Humboldt Broncos bus crash. One of the best puck moving defenders in the draft, Allan can transport and distribute the puck efficiently. Allan has been the consensus top … Read more