Prospect Profile: Layton Ahac

Name: Layton Ahac Team: Prince George Spruce Kings (BCHL) Position: Defence Date of Birth: February 22nd, 2001 Hometown: North Vancouver, BC. Height/Weight: 6’2, 187 lbs Hand: Left WHL Draft: #66 overall in 2016- Seattle Thunderbirds (Unsigned) USHL Draft: #298 overall in 2018- Tri-City Storm (Unsigned) College Commitment: Ohio State University (2019-20) Eligible for 2019 NHL Entry Draft Areas of Strength: Skating Defensively Sound Puck Moving Areas of Weakness: Offensive flair … Read more

Is Victor Söderström truly as good as some people are suggesting?

  It’s a basic economic principle: the rarer something is, the more value it carries. A dependable right-shot defencemen might be the rarest asset in the sport of hockey; as such, they carry tremendous value. It’s simple supply and demand: Demand for this particular type of player is sky high, but supply,  the amount of right-shot defenders that can actually be relied upon, is in the basement. It’s difficult to … Read more

Dante Giannuzzi shines in two games at CSSHL Championships

Signed Portland Winterhawks goalie Dante Giannuzzi played two games at the CSSHL Championships on Thursday and Friday. The 2002-born Manitoba native is playing for Rink Hockey Academy (RHA) in the Midget Prep Division. RHA played against the top two Midget prep teams, Burnaby and Shawnigan, and emerged with two victories. In two games Giannuzzi stopped 74 of 77 shots which included a 32-save shutout on second seed Shawinigan. On Thursday, against … Read more

The AJHL Round One Recap: North Division

The road to the Inter Pipeline Cup began last Thursday in the North Division with the Bonnyville Pontiacs hosting the Whitecourt Wolverines, the Drayton Valley Thunder taking on the Spruce Grove Saints, and the Fort McMurray Oil Barons and Grande Prairie Storm battling it out way up north. The North Division was close all season long with no team having too much of an edge over the other. Round one … Read more

Prospect Profile: Kevin Wall

Name: Kevin Wall Team: Chilliwack Chiefs (BCHL) Position: Winger Date of Birth: February 1, 2000 Hometown: Fairport, N.Y. USA Height/Weight: 6’0, 194 lbs Hand: Right USHLEntry Draft: #42 overall by Madison Capitals in 2016 (unsigned) OHL Entry Draft: #178 overall by Mississauga Steelheads in 2016 (unsigned) College Commitment: Penn State University for 2019/20 Eligible for 2019 NHL Entry Draft Areas of Strength: Shot Offensive timing Shooters mentality Areas of Weakness: … Read more

2019 NHL Mock Draft — March

The trade deadline has passed. Barring a significant trade somewhere between the end of the season and the draft, the owners of the picks are set. Ultimately, the draft lottery, conducted in April, will decide the early draft order, while playoff results will decide the latter part of the first round. For now, the draft order is anybody’s guess, but we can have our first go at projecting the first … Read more

Peyton Krebs won’t be Overlooked

The draft eligible season is one of the most defining periods of a prospect’s career. A good draft season can lead to a high selection at the draft, a lucrative entry level contract, and plenty of opportunity as a player transitions to professional hockey. If things don’t go quite as well, you can find yourself at a disadvantage before your professional career even begins. There’s a lot at stake, so … Read more

Prospect Profile: Harrison Blaisdell

Name: Harrison Blaisdell Team: Chilliwack Chiefs (BC) Position: Center Date of Birth: March 3rd, 2001 Hometown: Regina, SK. Height/Weight: 5’11, 181 lbs Hand: Left WHL Draft: #31st Overall in 2016- Vancouver Giants (Unsigned) College Commitment: University of North Dakota (2019-20) Eligible for 2019 NHL Entry Draft Areas of Strength: Skating ability Compete Two-way Game Areas of Weakness: Size Consistency Vertical Speed   Scouting Report: A second year BCHL’er with the … Read more

Sask First Review

  This year’s Top 80 Sask First event was held in Saskatoon on the weekend of February 15-17th. The tournament was cancelled last season, while two years ago the event was held in Regina in April. With a competitive tournament being held in the middle of the season there is obvious worry about how this may affect teams pushing for a playoff spot, unfortunately this event did hurt one team … Read more

NHL Draft: Alex Young

Name: Alex Young Team: Canmore Eagles (AJHL) Position: Center Height/Weight: 5’10 165lbs Hand: Right NHL Draft Ranking: N/A  Western Prospects Ranking: 43rd Estimated Draft Position: Camp Invite Areas of Strength Boards to Boards Vision In Tight Scoring Ability Quick Hands Areas of Weakness Scoring Consistency Body Language Offensive Spacing Scouting Report: Now in his second season in the Alberta Junior Hockey League (AJHL), Alex Young has taken significant strides in … Read more