Game Report: Nov 28 – Prince Albert at Edmonton

Prince Albert Raiders: Braden Pachal – Captain of his Prince Albert Raider’s team, Pachal had a good game for himself. Pachal was quick to activate in the rush and scored a nice goal on a two on one feed from Leason. Four-way mobility and footwork defend the rush as well as recover defensively when up in the rush. Pachal’s strived to be a difference maker every time he stepped over … Read more

WHL Draft Q + A: Grayden Siepmann

Name: Grayden Siepmann Team: Yale Lions (CSSHL) Position: Defence Height/Weight: 5’9 160lbs Hand: Right   1)      Introduce yourself, describe yourself as a player and person.  My name is Grayden Siepmann. I am a defenseman in the CSSHL for the Yale Hockey Academy Bantam Prep team. As a defenseman I like to have the puck on my stick and try and make good passes and move the puck up the ice quickly. … 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

Prospect Profile: Nathan Légaré

Name: Nathan Légaré Team: Baie-Comeau Drakkar (QMJHL) Position: Right Wing Date of Birth: January 11, 2001 Hometown: St-Eustache, Quebec, Canada Height/Weight: 6’0″, 196 lbs Hand: Right *Eligible for 2019 NHL Draft* Areas of Strength Competitiveness and Intensity Offensive Instincts Finishing Ability Areas of Weakness Playmaking Play Driving Scouting Report: Nathan Légaré, who is rising fast up draft rankings, is a power winger eligible for the 2019 NHL Draft. Drafted 6th … Read more

Game Report: Nov 17 – Kelowna Rockets at Edmonton Oil Kings

    Kelowna Rockets Kaedan Korczak (NHL Draft 2019) – Versatile two-way defenseman who was on the Rockets second power play unit and top penalty killing. Matched up against Trey Fix-Wolansky and did an excellent job keeping him to the perimeter and limiting his ability to drag pucks to scoring areas. Korczak intuitiveness in his defensive zone was on full display, he boxes out in front of his net and … Read more

The Lush Effect

  There’s a saying the AJHL “there is no easy win in this league”. In reality, when the top teams go up against the bottom feeders it’s inevitable who’s going to come away with the two points. For the majority of this season, the Drayton Valley Thunder have been one of those teams that were regarded for gifting points to everyone around the league. Then on October 12th, Luke Lush … Read more

Breaking Down The Calder Race One Month Into The Season

We’re over a month into the season now, and we have a fairly clear idea of which rookies will be staying with their NHL club for the remainder of the season, as well as a somewhat reliable sample to evaluate their NHL play so far in their careers. Elias Pettersson has been fantastic so far, and is the clear favourite for the Calder award so far. Most of the other … Read more

Game Report: Nov 3 – Calgary Royals at Fort Sask Rangers

November 3rd, 2018 – Calgary Royals at Fort Sask Rangers – 2-1 Royals Alex Thacker (Swift Current Broncos) – Thacker looks much stronger with his lower body than he did in his bantam draft year. Continues to be a pass first style of player who plays with above average vision and can thread passes through complicated lanes. Thacker’s play away from the puck has changed, adhere’s to soft spots high … Read more

WHL Draft Prospect of the Month: Connor Levis

October: Connor Levis – St. Georges Academy Connor Levis is this years first Player of the Month we have presented. Levis currently sits third in CSSHL Bantam Prep scoring with 33 points in 12 games and has helped the St. Georges Academy to a 9-3 record. Recording 29 of those points and producing 3 or more points in 8 of 9 games this past month. Levis performed well in the … Read more