Category «WHL»

Future Cast: Calgary Hitmen

2019 WHL Draft Summary The Calgary Hitmen made not one but two major acquisitions of defensemen in the first round of the draft. Coming in with two picks in the top thirteen, they moved the eleventh and more for Jett Woo from the Moose Jaw Warriors, one of the best defensemen in the WHL. Woo …

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 …

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. …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …