Player Profile: Matthew Wood

NAME: Matthew Wood TEAM: West Vancouver Warriors (CSSHL) HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6’0/155lbs POSITION: Center HAND: Right DRAFT RANKINGS: 8TH SKATING: 3.75 SKILL: 4.75 SHOT: 4.5 SMARTS: 5 PHYSICAL: 4.5   In most game we saw this season, Matthew Wood had the biggest presence of all the West Van forwards including Grayden Slipec. Wood is a dynamic two-way player who has a similar kind of attacking strategy to Nate Danielson from last year. Fearless at … Read more

Player Profile: Connor Bedard

NAME: Connor Bedard TEAM: West Vancouver Warriors Midget Prep (CSSHL) HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 5’8/165lbs POSITION: Center HAND: Right DRAFT RANKINGS: 1ST SKATING: 4.5 SKILL: 5 SHOT: 5 SMARTS: 4.75 PHYSICAL: 4.25 STRENGTHS:  Exceptional Finishing Abilities Control in Tight Spaces Dynamic Hands Offensive Awareness Agility + Acceleration AREAS TO IMPROVE: Motor without Possession Defensive Coverage/Assignments REPORT: Connor Bedard is the talk of the hockey world right now. He was recently given the first highly … Read more

Prospect Profile: Samuel Huck

Name: Samuel Huck Team: Calgary Bison (AMBHL) Position: Forward Hometown: Calgary, Alberta Height/Weight: 5’10 150lbs Hand: Left WHL Draft: 41st Overall – Regina Pats DraftGeek Rank: 184th   Areas of Strength Scoring Abilities Craftiness Offensive Instincts Areas of Weakness Physically Commanding the Play Developing Stride Report: A bit of a secondary scoring option who fell on his team’s top power play unit. Samuel Huck is a crafty offensive forward with … Read more

Future Cast: Regina Pats

2019 WHL Draft Summary The philosophy for the Pats going into the draft seemed to be one of patience and balance. Taking the saying “draft smart players” to further extents and taking risks on a couple of picks that have rewarding upside but will need time to develop. They started out there draft with Layton Feist, a set up defensemen with elite hockey sense and playmaking on the blue line, … Read more

Prospect Profile: Layton Feist

Name: Layton Feist Team: North Zone Kings (BC-T1)  Position: Defense Hometown: British Columbia Height/Weight: 5’9 160lbs Hand: Right WHL Draft:  DraftGeek Rank: 71   Areas of Strength Puck Instincts Footwork Set Up Playmaking  Areas of Weakness Small Defensive Physicality Length of Stride Report: Arguably one of the smartest defenders coming out of British Columbia in this year’s draft, Feist’s ability to manage the play from the back end and constantly … Read more