Prince Albert Raiders Draft Review

3rd Overall: Nolan Allan – Humboldt Broncos   This was one of the best picks to watch in the first round as Prince Albert paid tribute to Adam Herold, one of their top prospects coming up who unfortunately passed away in the Humboldt Broncos bus crash. One of the best puck moving defenders in the …

Calgary Hitmen Draft Review

4th Overall: Sean Tschigerl – OHA Edmonton   With their first pick in the 2018 WHL draft, the Hitmen selected the OHA Edmonton Captain Sean Tschigerl fourth overall. In terms of powerful two-way forwards, it doesn’t get much better than Tschigerl. A kid who plays the game hard and can play with some grit to …

Saskatoon Blades Draft Review

6th Overall: Colton Dach – OHA Edmonton   Colton Dach is a crafty, offensively gifted forward whose ability to utilize his frame and sleek foot work allows him to create high percentage scoring chances. Dach possesses strong puck control and distribution instincts, and can be extremely dangerous in the offensive zone once the team gains …

Red Deer Rebels Draft Review

7th Overall: Jayden Grubbe – Calgary Bisons   The AMBHL South MVP and leading scorer, Jayden Grubbe is a physically dominant power forward with great offensive and physical tools. A force on the fore-check, getting in as the first guy and laying a heavy hit on the defenseman. A right handed shot who gives his …

Lethbridge Hurricanes Draft Review

8th Overall: Zack Stringer – Lethbridge Hurricanes   DraftGeeks prospect of the year for the 2003 draft class, Stringer spent this past season playing midget in Alberta for the Lethbridge Hurricanes. He produced 30 points in 23 games and helped his team to the Telus Cup where he won Top Forward honors. A slick scoring …

Medicine Hat Tigers Draft Review

11th Overall: Cole Sillinger – OHA Penticton   When it comes to players who have that game breaking ability, Cole Sillinger might be right on top of that list when it comes to this year’s class. A scoring forward, Sillinger found himself on the score sheet consistently this past season. He has dangerous shooting abilities, …

Moose Jaw Warriors Draft Review

22nd Overall: Eric Alarie – RHA Academy   The Warriors first selection in this year’s WHL draft, Alarie spent the previous season with the Rink Hockey Academy where he produced 55 points in 30 games played. Alarie is big strong forward who plays heavy on the puck and can control the puck well in traffic. …

Kootenay Ice Draft Review

2nd Overall: Carson Lambos – RHA Nationals   Our top ranked player coming in the draft class and I think the consensus top player year rounds. Lambos seemed to not only be able to produce this season with his own age group where he had 40 points in 30 games, but also did so when …

Seattle Thunderbirds Draft Review

2018 Draft Class:   10th Overall: Kai Uchacz – Okotoks Oilers Captained this year’s Okotoks’s Oilers bantam AAA team and led them in scoring with 42 points in 33 games played. Uchacz had a strong showing at the Alberta Cup tournament in April and was able to really help his draft stock with an abundance …

Ivan Hlinka Gretzky Preview: Canada

Canada has been well known for years to dominate this tournament, they won it 12 times in the past 14 years and even went on an eight year gold medal run between 2008-2015. In the last couple of years however you have seen more teams really getting out and competing against Canada, they no longer …