Category «WHL Draft»

Mid Season WHL Mock Draft

We have reached the midway point of the season with the Winter break finishing just a few days ago for the WHL and Bantam action getting back into the swing of things. There is a lot that can change from today to early May with the WHL draft and things likely will change… a lot. As of right now this is what my mock draft would look like. There are … Read more

Player of the Month: November – Koehn Ziemmer

WHL Draft Player of the Month November: Koehn Ziemmer (OHA Edmonton) During the month of November Ziemmer helped his OHA Edmonton team to a 3-1 record in bantam prep regular season play, where Ziemmer registered 14 points in the four games. OHA Edmonton also took home the Championship at the recent NWCAA Flames tournament in November, Ziemmer led the tournament in points with 19 (Next best was 11) and goals … Read more

WHL Draft Prospect of the Month: Connor Levis

October: Connor Levis – St. Georges Academy Connor Levis is this years first Player of the Month we have presented. Levis currently sits third in CSSHL Bantam Prep scoring with 33 points in 12 games and has helped the St. Georges Academy to a 9-3 record. Recording 29 of those points and producing 3 or more points in 8 of 9 games this past month. Levis performed well in the … Read more

Prospect Profile: Ty Murchison

Name: Ty Murchison Team: Los Angeles Jr. Kings 16U AAA Position: Defense Date of Birth: 2/2/2003 Hometown: Corona, California Height/Weight: 5’11 165 pounds Hand: Left   Eligible for the 2021 NHL Draft   Ty Murchison is a smart, puck-moving, two-way defenseman who contributes in every facet of the game. Murchison was selected in the third round of the 2018 Bantam Draft by the Portland Winterhawks. Ty has high-end skill along … Read more

WHL Draft Q + A: Carter Dereniwsky

Name: Carter Dereniwsky Team: Yorkton Maulers (SMHL) Position: Winger Height/Weight: 5’9 140lbs Hand: Right       1)Introduce yourself, describe yourself as a player and person. I am Carter Dereniwsky I play hockey for the Yorkton Rawtec Maulers.  I play a very offensive game and prefer to have puck control.  I see myself as a play maker with a good hockey sense. 2)Who were some of the people/player you idolized … Read more

WHL Draft Players to Watch

    A list I have done annually for the past three years, my players to watch list going into the season. This list is simply prized of WHL Draft eligible players who I have previous recognition of going into this season. It will be sectioned out by province and the list is not based on rankings. Players in our current Top 10 are not included in this list either. … Read more

Brayden’s Watch List

Heading into the 2018-2019 season, this will be my third year covering the Bantam Draft. I haven’t gotten the opportunity to basically see every kid play in the 2002 + 2003 born classes, and this year will be the first that I get to see some of those kids perform at the Junior levels. Every year there are kids who I watch closely to see how they develop after their … Read more

Spokane Chiefs Draft Review

Draft Selections: 17th Overall: Graham Sward- Yale Lions   We felt Sward would go much earlier than he did on draft day. A player who was ranked in our top ten all year long, Sward’s defensive game may have been the best in the draft. A fluid stay at home defender who plays a cautious defensive game. An excellent puck distributor who has a heavy shot from the point. Physical … Read more

Kelowna Rockets Draft Review

  Draft Selections 18th Overall: Trevor Wong – St. Georges Bantam Varsity   Currently verbally committed to the University of Denver, Kelowna took a huge flyer in selecting Trevor Wong in the first round of the WHL Draft. While Wong’s value is likely that of a top 10 pick, he still is 50/50 on coming to the WHL. A sparkplug forward who was likely the most elite skater in his … Read more

2018-2019 WHL Draft Preview

  My name is Brayden Sullivan, the date I am writing this is September 17th (And yes I am in class), the bitter sweet start to the 2018-2019 season has already started and things will start to get into the full swing of things around next week. For myself, I am already prepared for a few upcoming tournaments. The Chilliwack and Bauer Elite tournament are the first on my list, … Read more