Player Profile: Scott Ratzlaff

NAME: Scott Ratzlaff TEAM: Lloydminster Bobcats (AMBHL) HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6’0/147lbs POSITION: Goalie HAND: Left DRAFT RANKINGS: 3RD ATHLETIC: 4 REFLEX: 4 POSITION: 4 SMARTS: 4 MOBILITY: 4   The AMBHL North Goalie of the year. In terms of aggressive netminding, Scott Ratzlaff is the definition of an aggressive high presence goalie. Ratzlaff’s technical abilities are so smoothed and polished, he makes the stops effortlessly. A competitive butterfly style goalie who likes to play the puck when the … Read more

Player Profile: Brayden Dube

NAME: Brayden Dube TEAM: Parkland Rangers (MBAAA) HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 5’8/146lbs POSITION: Forward HAND: Right DRAFT RANKINGS: 20TH SKATING: 4 SKILL: 4.5 SHOT: 4.75 SMARTS: 4 PHYSICAL: 4   Our top ranked player coming out of Manitoba this past season, Dube posted an impressive 74 points and 130 points. The extremely gifted offensive player with a nose for the net and can finish from anywhere. Started the season with five goal game. The fantastic player with the … 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

Prospect Profile: Spencer Penner

Name: Spencer Penner Team: Eastman Selects (WPG-AAA) Position: Defense Hometown: Eastman, Manitoba Height/Weight: 5’10 149lbs Hand: Right WHL Draft: 29th Overall – Seattle Thunderbirds DraftGeek Rank: 22nd   Areas of Strength Balanced Game Offensive Activation Intensity Areas of Weakness Defensive Awareness Strength Report: An upward trending prospect and defensive partner of Denton Mateychuk, Penner clean up game was in full display this past year. With 40 points over 35 games, … Read more

Prospect Profile: Connor Gourley

Name: Connor Gourley Team: Calgary Bisons (AMBHL) Position: Forward Hometown: Calgary, Alberta Height/Weight: 6’1 155lbs Hand: Left WHL Draft:  DraftGeek Rank: 24   Areas of Strength Instincts Out of Possession Explosiveness Power Game Areas of Weakness Consistency Discipline Playmaking Abilities Report: Connor Gourley led the AMBHL in scoring this past season with 75 points during the regular season. Gourley is a big strong power winger that has a combination of … Read more

Prospect Profile: Kevin Korchinski

Name: Kevin Korchinski Team: Saskatoon Generals (SBAAHL) Position: Defense Hometown: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Height/Weight: 5’9 139lbs Hand: Right WHL Draft: Seattle – 10th Overall DraftGeek Rank: 39   Areas of Strength  Puck Moving Skill Set Mobility Areas of Weakness Skating Consistency Slight Report: Regarded by many as the top defenseman coming out Saskatchewan, largely thanks to the fact that he’s skillset from the back end is superior over anyone else in … Read more

Prospect Profile: Jordan Gustafson

Name: Jordan Gustafson Team: Fort Sask Position: Forward Hometown: Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta Height/Weight: 5’10 179lbs Hand: Left WHL Draft:  DraftGeek Rank: 9   Areas of Strength Intangibles Assets Two-Way Speed One-Time Release Areas of Weakness Offensive Drive Individualism Assertiveness Report: Leading the Fort Saskatchewan Rangers to an AMBHL championship this past season Gustafson is a leader, a winner, and a player with exceptional off ice intangibles that teams drool at … Read more

WHL Draft Q + A: Jordan Gustafson

Name: Jordan Gustafson Team: Fort Sask Rangers (AMBHL) Position: Forward Height/Weight: 5’10 150lbs Hand: Left 1)      Introduce yourself, describe yourself as a player and person. My name is Jordan Gustafson and I play for the Bantam AAA Rangers in Fort Saskatchewan.  As a hockey player I am fast and hard working.  I am an excellent passer and playmaker.  I try to be a 200 foot player.  As a person I am … Read more

Seattle Thunderbirds Draft Review

2018 Draft Class:   10th Overall: Kai Uchacz – Okotoks Oilers Captained this year’s Okotoks’s Oilers bantam AAA team and led them in scoring with 42 points in 33 games played. Uchacz had a strong showing at the Alberta Cup tournament in April and was able to really help his draft stock with an abundance of productive games. Uchacz is a scoring center who’s physically developed well for his age. … Read more