2020 WHL Draft: John Reid Memorial Tournament Player Reports

The John Reid Memorial Tournament has a rich history of featuring future NHL’ers and is one of the most notable showcases of premier talent in Western Canada; as some of the most highly touted prospects in Bantam hockey go head-to-head at Servus Credit Union in St.Albert, Alberta. Teams at this year’s tournament included the Calgary Bisons, Calgary Flames, Delta Green, Greater Vancouver Canadians, Leduc Oil Kings, Lloydminister Bobcats, Los Angeles … Read more

2020 WHL Draft: OHA Edmonton/NAX Bantam Prep Showcase Notables and Standouts

It was a busy weekend in Edmonton at the River Cree Arena, as some of the 2020 Bantam Draft top prospects went head-to-head at the annual OHA Edmonton/NAX Showcase. Teams at the showcase included OHA Edmonton, NAX, Edge School, RINK Academy, OHA, Shawnigan Lake, West Van Academy, Pacific Coast Hockey Academy, Pursuit of Excellence, and Notre Dame. There was a ton of talent on display for scouts to watch in … Read more

NHL Draft: Dylan Cozens

Name: Dylan Cozens Team: Lethbridge Hurricanes (WHL) Position: Center Height/Weight: 6’3 183lbs Hand: Right NHL Draft Ranking: 10th Western Prospects Ranking: 4th Estimated Draft Position: Sixth Overall to Thirteenth Overall   Areas of Strength Finishing Between the Dots Explosiveness Flexibility Puck Handling Areas of Weakness Awkward Mechanics Struggles Internationally Driving the Play Report: The face of Yukon hockey, Dylan Cozens is trailblazing the way for hockey players up in Northern … Read more

NHL Draft: Kirby Dach

Name: Kirby Dach Team: Saskatoon Blades (WHL) Position: Center Height/Weight: 6’4 198lbs Hand: Right NHL Draft Ranking: 6th Western Prospects Ranking: 2nd Estimated Draft Position: Fourth Overall to Eighth Overall   Areas of Strength Elite One on One Instincts Exceptional Vision Reach and Range Areas of Weakness Body Language Lacks Next Gear Intensity Report: Kirby Dach is a game breaking playmaker that has been a polarizing prospect amongst the NHL … Read more

2019 NHL Mock Draft

For the first time ever, the St. Louis Blues are Stanley Cup Champions. Congratulations to the Blues organization on a fantastic season and a well-earned Cup. Now that hockey is finally over, we can finally direct our undivided and unwavering attention to what really matters— the 2019 NHL Entry Draft. The draft is now less than 10 days away, so I’d like to present my final mock draft for 2019. … Read more

Breaking Down The WHL Talent Of The 2019 NHL Draft

The crop of players eligible for the NHL Draft out of the Western Hockey League is particularly strong this year, with as many as four WHLers in contention for top 10 picks this year, and another four players in first round contention. For comparison, last year saw just two WHLers drafted in the top 31— none within the top 15 (to be fair though, Ty Smith deserved to go much … Read more

Bison’s Still Producing First Round Talent

The Calgary Bison’s have recently had a healthy string of first round picks coming out of the association over the past few years. Three straight years with a selection in the first round, even with the pressure from CSSHL teams the Bison’s haven’t had an issue retaining and developing high end prospects. In 2016 the Prince George Cougars selected net minder Taylor Gauthier with the 10th overall selection in the … Read more

Game Report: Oct 27 – NAX vs Edge (Elite 15’s)

October 27th, 2018 – Edge vs NAX Elite 15s – Score 5-3 NAX Caleb Wyrostok (Swift Current Broncos) – Had himself a hat-trick performance in this game. Wyrostok flashed crafty puck handling that stood out in a fairly physical fair. Wyrostok did an excellent job utilizing his puck handling to allow opportunity to develop around him. Liked to wheel the puck around offensive zone until a shooting lane was found. … Read more

WHL Draft Q + A: Tanner Scott

Name: Tanner Scott Team: OHA Edmonton (CSSHL) Position: Center Height/Weight: 5’8 134lbs Hand: Left       1)      Introduce yourself, describe yourself as a player and person. I pride myself on my work ethic, team play, and character.   I believe in being kind to people.  Friends and family are very important to me.   My biggest asset is my speed and skill as a player and I try to always play a … Read more

Prospect Profile: Trevor Wong

Name: Trevor Wong Team: Greater Vancouver Canadiens (BCMML) Position: Center Date of Birth: May 4th 2003 Hometown: Vancouver, British Columbia Height/Weight: 5’8 138lbs Hand: Left WHL Draft: 18th Overall in 2018 – Kelowna Rockets (Unsigned) *Eligible for the 2021 NHL Draft* Areas of Strength Elite Skating Abilities Instinctive Anticipation Vision at Top Speed Areas of Weakness Size Physical Play Strength Player Report: A likely top 10 pick if he were committed to the … Read more