2020 NHL Draft: Breaking Down Bob Mckenzie’s Mid Season Rankings – Potential Risers/Fallers

Every year Bob Mckenzie’s rankings set the industry-standard across the scouting community. This past Thursday, he released his mid-season rankings for the 2020 NHL Draft, and multiple names were ranked in a position that took most people by surprise. Normally I would never write an article debating another person’s rankings; I believe there is parity among every draft class, and nobody’s opinion is necessarily right or wrong. However, Mckenzie’s rankings … Read more

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

Game Report: Edmonton KC vs Saskatoon Generals – December 7th

  December 7th, 2019 Saskatoon Generals vs KC Squires 8-Nate Allardyce(RHF) Saskatoon Generals Did a good job all game playing a defensively responsible game breaking up numerous odd man rushes that could’ve led to scoring chances. Forechecked well also which led to the opposing dmen making some ill advised passes. Overall made good decisions on his passes and was tough to knock off the puck. 19-Caden Price(LHD) Saskatoon Generals Had … 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

Canada U18 Camp Notes

Hockey Canada’s annual U18 Summer Camp took place on July 28th to July 30th. The summer camp contains 44 of the top under 18 talent in Canada and it is used to decide the Canadian Ivan Hlinka squad. We are starting to see a trend at these camps that players need to have a certain level of skill to get invited to them, it is no longer just required for … 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: Dec 2 – Kootenay Ice at Portland Winterhawks – Highlighting Peyton Krebs

My quick thoughts on a few of the 2000 and 2001 born NHL Draft Eligible Players’ performance from Sunday night.  Portland Winterhawks: #7 Michal Kvasnica As the season progresses I’ve been able to notice how Kvasnica continues to adapt to the North American style of play. He is working towards the center of the ice more and more. There were multiple rebounds available, and as he recognizes where the rebounds … Read more

Game Report: Dec 1 – Spokane Chiefs at Portland Winterhawks

My quick thoughts on a few of the 2000 and 2001 born NHL Draft Eligible Players’ performance on Saturday night. Portland Winterhawks: #3 Nick Perna I felt Saturday was Perna’s best game as a WHL player; his first multi-point night. His first assist came after he kept the puck alive at the offensive blue line. He tracked the play, showed poise as a defender quickly closed on him, and fired … Read more

Game Report: Nov 25 – Everett Silvertips at Portland Winterhawks

Game Report: Nov 25 – Everett Silvertips at Portland Winterhawks My quick thoughts on the 2000 and 2001 born NHL Draft Eligible Players’ performance on Sunday night: Everett Silvertips Forwards: #7 Martin Fasko-Rudas – Opened the scoring by taking a pass at the top of the circles and drove to the net. He used his body well to protect the puck, then his speed and reach to get around Shane … Read more