Player Profile: Bauer Dumanski

NAME: Bauer Dumanski TEAM: Humboldt Broncos (SBAAHL) HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 5’10/151lbs POSITION: Defense HAND: Left DRAFT RANKINGS: 26TH   SKATING: 4 SKILL: 4 SHOT: 4.25 SMARTS: 4 PHYSICAL: 4   A leader for Humboldt in every aspect, Dumanski led his team in scoring with 33 points as a defenseman and played double shifting minutes in all situations. Dumanski is the most complete defenseman in the province and has no holes to his game. He’s also a very … Read more

Player Profile: Ryker Singer

NAME: Ryker Singer TEAM: Lloydminster Bobcats (AMBHL) HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 5’9/155lbs POSITION: Center HAND: Right DRAFTGEEK RANK: 22ND SKATING: 4 SKILL: 4 SHOT: 4.25 SMARTS: 4 PHYSICAL: 4.5   Coming into this season, Ryker Singer was a highly coveted prospect who was sought out to go in the top ten, possibly the top five with how he develops. While he does not land in those spots on our list, we do still firmly believe that Singer will be … Read more

Player Profile: Caden Brown

NAME: Caden Brown TEAM: Delta Green(CSSHL) HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 5’10/183lbs POSITION: Forward HAND: Right DRAFT RANKINGS: 23RD SKATING: 3 SKILL: 4.5 SHOT: 4.25 SMARTS: 4.5 PHYSICAL: 4.25   Returning player to the Delta Green Bantam Prep team, Caden Brown was named the captain of the team. Last year he had an impressive 30 points in 30 games as a rookie, this year he added onto those totals with 65 points in 30 games, including 35 goals. Caden … Read more

Player Profile: Riley Heidt

NAME: Riley Heidt TEAM: Saskatoon Contacts (SMHL) HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 5’9/160lbs POSITION: Center HAND: Left DRAFTGEEK RANKING: 3RD SKATING: 4.75 SKILL: 4.75 SHOT: 4 SMARTS: 4.5 PHYSICAL: 3.5 STRENGTH:  Exceptional Skating Abilities Defensive Support Offensive Flare Silky Hands + Release Play Processing AREAS TO IMPROVE: Takes Chances Offensively Lacks Ideal Size Body Language Shift by Shift Presence REPORT: Riley Heidt, like Brayden Yager, took a similar path to where they are now. Riley Heidt joined the Martensville … Read more

Future Cast: Prince George Cougars

2019 WHL Draft Summary Making a move to select third and fourth overall at the 2019 draft, the Cougars selected an OHA Edmonton duo with their back to back selections. Leading the way with top defensemen Keaton Dowhaniuk, an assertive two-way defensemen that will have no issues translating his tools to the WHL stage at the age of 15. Koehn Ziemmer was the following selection for the Cougars, Ziemmer is … Read more

Prospect Profile: Jaren Brinson

Name: Jaren Brinson Team: Edge Mountaineers (CSSHL) Position: Defense Hometown: Airdrie, Alberta Height/Weight: 5’11 155lbs Hand: Left WHL Draft: 36th Overall – Prince George Cougars DraftGeek Rank: 44th   Areas of Strength Shutdown Qualities Imposing Reach Transitional Game Areas of Weakness Offensively Raw Creating off the Blue Line Adjusting Tempo Report: One of the most improved defenseman in this year’s draft class, Jaren Brinson’s shutdown defensive game and general understanding … Read more

Prospect Profile: Kyren Gronick

Name: Kyren Gronick Team: Regina Aces (SBAAHL) Position: Forward Hometown: Regina, Alberta Height/Weight: 5’10 150lbs Hand: Left WHL Draft:  DraftGeek Rank: 17   Areas of Strength Physical Strength Down Low Play Net Drive Areas of Weakness Foot Speed Explosiveness Defensive Urgency Report:  Gronick got his name out early this season, starting off the season with high point totals and dominating the SBAAHL south division. To some Gronick may be the … Read more

Prospect Profile: Koehn Ziemmer

Name: Koehn Ziemmer Team: OHA Edmonton (CSSHL) Position: Forward Hometown: Mayerthorpe, Alberta Height/Weight: 5’10 179lbs Hand: Right WHL Draft:  DraftGeek Rank: 7   Areas of Strength Offensive Instincts Shooting Abilities Boardwalk Areas of Weakness Footspeed Defensive Positioning Report: From the first puck drop I saw this season; we knew Koehn Ziemmer was a top ten prospect in this draft class. Physically mature for his age, Ziemmer’s unpredictable offensive attack make … Read more

Prospect Profile: Keaton Dowhaniuk

Name: Keaton Dowhaniuk Team: OHA Edmonton (CSSHL) Position: Defense Hometown: Sherwood Park, Alberta Height/Weight: 5’10 160lbs Hand: Left WHL Draft:  DraftGeek Rank: 5   Areas of Strength Assertiveness All Situations Game Poise Areas of Weakness Blue Line Mobility Quicken Decisions Report: Keaton Dowhaniuk is seen as the top defenseman available in the draft by likely every team in the WHL. A blue chip prospect with the frame work of a … Read more

Player of the Month: November – Koehn Ziemmer

WHL Draft Player of the Month November: Koehn Ziemmer (OHA Edmonton) During the month of November Ziemmer helped his OHA Edmonton team to a 3-1 record in bantam prep regular season play, where Ziemmer registered 14 points in the four games. OHA Edmonton also took home the Championship at the recent NWCAA Flames tournament in November, Ziemmer led the tournament in points with 19 (Next best was 11) and goals … Read more