Prospect Profile: Arjun Bawa

NAME: Arjun Bawa TEAM: St. George’s(CSSHL) HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6’2/160lbs POSITION: Forward HAND: Left DRAFT RANKINGS: 31ST SKATING: 4.25 SKILL: 3.75 SHOT: 4 SMARTS: 3.75 PHYSICAL: 4.75   Arjun Bawa is a monster. Son of Robin Bawa a former NHL player. Arjun is hard to miss when he is on the ice, he has all the physical tools in the world with imposing size, intimidating strength, powerful skating, and nifty puck handling. Bawa’s a skilled power winger who’s … Read more

Player Profile: Matteo Fabrizi

NAME: Matteo Fabrizi TEAM: Yale Lions (CSSHL) HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6’3/222lbs POSITION: Defense HAND: Left DRAFT RANKINGS: 12TH   SKATING: 3.75 SKILL: 3.75 SHOT: 3.5 SMARTS: 4 PHYSICAL: 5   At the start of the year, Matteo Fabrizi was a projected second round pick from St. Albert who chose to go and play in British Colombia for one of the more dominant CSSHL academies – Yale. From the first viewing of Fabrizi you could see he has … Read more

Player Profile: Talon Brigley

NAME: Talon Brigley TEAM: Red Deer Rebels (AMBHL) HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 5’8/135lbs POSITION: Center HAND: Right DRAFT RANKINGS: 29TH SKATING: 4 SKILL: 4 SHOT: 3.75 SMARTS: 4.75 PHYSICAL: 3.5   Talon Brigley is a bit of an enigma for a lot of scouts, he was affected in January with an upper body injury that kept him out of the lineup for the John Reid, All Star Game, and the rest of the regular season. He was still … Read more

Player Profile: Kalan Lind

NAME: Kalan Lind TEAM: Swift Current Broncos (SBAAHL) HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 5’11/140lbs POSITION: Center HAND: Left DRAFTGEEK RANKING: 10TH SKATING: 4.5 SKILL: 4.75 SHOT: 4.5 SMARTS: 4.25 PHYSICAL: 4   REPORT: Brother of Vancouver Canucks prospect Kole Lind. Kalan Lind had had 120 points in 27 games this past season as well as two points in nine Midget games with the Legionairres. Lind is a very dynamic forward who can beat you in a lot of ways … Read more

Prospect Profile: Jace Weir

Name: Jace Weir Team: North Zone Kings (BC-T1) Position: Defense Hometown:  Height/Weight: 6’1 165lbs Hand: Right WHL Draft: 38th Overall – Red Deer Rebels DraftGeek Rank: 77th   Areas of Strength Booming Slap Shot Fluid Mobility Assertiveness Areas of Weakness Lateral Quickness Defensive Retrievals Over Imposing  Report: As the season progressed, Jace Weir’s name was talked about between scouts more and more. Early on in the season his skating and … Read more

Future Cast: Red Deer Rebels

2019 WHL Draft Summary A team that didn’t have a first round pick going into the draft, the Red Deer Rebels philosophy on drafting grit and balance were evident at this years draft class. All the players they selected can play heavy and impact the game in all three zones. They started off their draft class with Saskatchewan defensemen Hunter Mayo, a complete two-way defensemen whose imposing and mature in … Read more

Prospect Profile: Hunter Mayo

Name: Hunter Mayo Team: Martensville Marauders (SBAAHL) Position: Defense Hometown: Martensville, Alberta Height/Weight: 5’9 156lbs Hand: Right WHL Draft: 23rd Overall – Red Deer Rebels DraftGeek Rank: 52nd   Areas of Strength All Around Game Physical Play Game Impact Areas of Weakness Skating Consistency Blue Line Mobility Report: A top defenseman in Saskatchewan, Mayo comfortability with the puck and footwork saw continuous improvements as the season progressed. A defenseman with … Read more

Prospect Profile: Jayden Grubbe

Name: Jayden Grubbe Team: Calgary Buffaloes (AMHL) Position: Forward Date of Birth: January 12 2003 Hometown: Calgary, Alberta Height/Weight: 6’1 181lbs Hand: Right WHL Draft: 7th Overall in 2018 – Red Deer Rebels (Signed)   *Eligible for the 2021 NHL Draft* Areas of Strength Physicality Shooting Puck Control Areas of Growth Explosiveness Discipline Defensive Urgency   Player Report: The 2017-2018 AMBHL South MVP was our 4th ranked prospect going into the 2018 WHL … Read more

Red Deer Rebels Draft Review

7th Overall: Jayden Grubbe – Calgary Bisons   The AMBHL South MVP and leading scorer, Jayden Grubbe is a physically dominant power forward with great offensive and physical tools. A force on the fore-check, getting in as the first guy and laying a heavy hit on the defenseman. A right handed shot who gives his team that shooting options on the left side of the power play with his ability … Read more