Category «WHL»

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

Game Report: Nov 23 – OHA Red at OHA Edmonton

OHA Edmonton Peyton McKenzie (Moose Jaw Warriors) – A skilled individual who had flashes of high end offensive play in this game. McKenzie offensive IQ is through the roof, his patience to allow developing offensive chances happen and allow the puck to do the work was really on full display. Shows urgency without the puck to finds space for himself in the offensive zone. Crafty and WHL level skill’s with … Read more

Game Report: Oct 27 – Saskatoon at Edmonton (WHL)

October 27th, 2018 – Saskatoon Blades at Edmonton Oil Kings (WHL) – 5-2 EDM Keagan Slaney (2021 NHL Draft) – Slaney made his WHL Debut as a 15 year old. Slaney played a normal shift through a majority of the game. At first he was quite tentative and timid with the puck, had a few costly turnovers but recovered well. Noticed his decisions with the puck were good, the execution … 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

Prospect Profile: Tyler Brennen

Name: Tyler Brennen Team: RHA Nationals Midget Prep (CSSHL) Position: Goalie Date of Birth: September 27th 2003 Hometown: Winnipeg, Manitoba Height/Weight: 6’3 179lbs Hand: Left WHL Draft: 21st Overall in 2018 – Prince George Cougars (Signed)   *Eligible for the 2022 NHL Draft* Areas of Strength Athleticism Size Composure Areas of Weakness Skating Puck Moving Aggressiveness Player Report: Our top ranked goalie for the majority of last season, Tyler Brennan was a prospect … Read more

Prospect Profile: Graham Sward

Name: Graham Sward Team: Fraser Valley Thunderbirds (BCMML) Position: Defense Date of Birth: September 12rd 2003 Hometown: Abbotsford, British Columbia Height/Weight: 6’2 165lbs Hand: Left WHL Draft: 17th Overall in 2018 – Spokane Chiefs (Signed)   *Eligible for the 2021 NHL Draft* Areas of Strength Defensive Shutdown Pressure Assertiveness Areas of Weakness Offensive Confidence Production Consistency  Player Report: Graham Sward was our 11th ranked prospect going into the WHL Draft, he was ultimately … Read more

Prospect Profile: Craig Armstrong

Name: Craig Armstrong Team: Edge Midget Prep (CSSHL) Position: Winger Date of Birth: June 5th 2003 Hometown: Airdrie, Alberta Height/Weight: 5’8 161lbs Hand: Left WHL Draft: 9th Overall in 2018 – Prince George Cougars (Signed)   *Eligible for the 2021 NHL Draft* Areas Of Strength Speed Compete Tenacity Areas Of Weakness East-West Game Puck Distributing at Top Speed Defensive Urgency Player Report: A player we picked out to be a mid round first … Read more