Prince Albert vs Humboldt – October 17th, 2020

October 17th, 2020 Exhibition Prince Albert Pirates vs Humboldt Broncos   Prince Albert: PA #19 Ashton Tait-Tait was dominant all game and in every zone. Used his high end skating ability to fly through the neutral zone and attach the blue line with pace. Was effective in both skating wide past defenders or used quick hands to dodge stick checks and go inside. Had numerous goals with a hard shot … Read more

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: Trae Johnson

NAME: Trae Johnson TEAM: Martinsville Marauders (SBAAHL) HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 5’11/15lbs POSITION: Forward HAND: Left DRAFT RANKINGS: 81ST SKATING: 3.5 SKILL: 3.5 SHOT: 4 SMARTS: 3.5 PHYSICAL: 4.5   Paired on a line with Tysen Durant, Johnson and Durant made themselves known as a difficult to play against duo who could also accumulate a large amount of production, with 67 points this past season. Johnson is a skilled power forward who imposes himself on anyone in his … Read more

Player Profile: Ben Riche

NAME: Ben Riche TEAM: Prairie Storm (SBAAHL) HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 5’10/154lbs POSITION: Center HAND: Left DRAFTGEEK RANK: 44TH SKATING: 4 SKILL: 3.75 SHOT: 3.75 SMARTS: 3.5 PHYSICAL: 4.25 STRENGTHS: Non Stop Motor Aggressive Forechecking Nose for the Net Strength and Speed Turnover Creator AREAS TO IMPROVE: Diversify Attack Consistency Too Perimeter at Times Passing at Top Speed Riche is a true power forward with a nose for the net who produced 71 points this past season. Riche is … Read more

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: Brady Birnie

NAME: Brady Birnie TEAM: Regina Monarchs HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 5’6/123lbs POSITION: Forward HAND: Left DRAFT RANKINGS: 63RD SKATING: 3.75 SKILL: 4 SHOT: 3 SMARTS: 4.25 PHYSICAL: 3   Brady Birnie had the luxury this past season of playing on one of the best lines in Western Canada bantam hockey. Playing alongside Sam Oremba and relative Carson Birnie, Brady posted 128 points in 31 games in the regular season. Birnie is an intelligent player who knows how to … Read more

Player Profile: Quinn Mantei

NAME: Quinn Mantei TEAM: Weyburn Red Wings HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 5’10/155lbs POSITION: Defense HAND: Left DRAFTGEEK RANKING: 38th SKATING: 4.25 SKILL: 4.25 SHOT: 3.5 SMARTS: 4 PHYSICAL: 4   Mantei is one of those rare defensemen that is capable of making players on the ice better offensively. An active rusher who can quickly identify lanes from below his goal line and explode through them in the attack. Mantei posted 52 points this past season and played … Read more

Player Profile: Reid Andresen

NAME: Reid Andresen TEAM: Saskatoon Generals  (SBAAHL) HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 5’7/125lbs POSITION: Defense HAND: Left DRAFT RANKINGS: 27TH SKATING: 4.75 SKILL: 4 SHOT: 3 SMARTS: 4 PHYSICAL: 3   Andresen raised his stock in the latter half of the season with a skillful mindset and offensive production that added up to see him put up 51 points this past season. Andresen is a great skater who has really fast feet and is very shifty. Good top … Read more

Player Profile: Sam Oremba

NAME: Sam Oremba TEAM: Regina Monarchs (SBAAHL) HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 5’11/155lbs POSITION: Forward HAND: Left DRAFTGEEK RANK: 9TH SKATING:  5 SKILL: 4.5 SHOT: 4.25 SMARTS: 4.75 PHYSICAL: 3.75   It was very close between Sam Oremba and Kalan Lind, but we gave the edge to Sam Oremba as we felt he was superior in terms of speed, discipline, and consistency. Oremba lead the SBAAHL in scoring last season with 133 points in 31 games, he also got the … 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