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

Player Profile: Brayden Yager

NAME: Brayden Yager TEAM: Saskatoon Contacts (SMHL) HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6’0/165lbs POSITION: Center HAND: Right DRAFTGEEK RANK: 2ND SKATING: 4.5 SKILL: 4.5 SHOT: 4.5 SMARTS: 4.75 PHYSICAL: 5 STRENGTH: Elite Smarts + Offensive Instincts Structure and Execution Separation Speed Perseverance through Physicality Cycle Play + Chip Plays AREAS TO IMPROVE: Continue to Improve on Strengths Offensive Imagination REPORT: Highly touted for a long time, Brayden Yager first made a name for himself when he played as an underage … 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