NHL Draft: Logan Barlage

Name: Logan Barlage Team: Lethbridge Hurricanes (WHL)  Position: Center Height/Weight: 6’4 201lbs Hand: Right NHL Draft Ranking: N/A  Western Prospects Ranking: 37th Estimated Draft Position: Fifth Round to Sixth Round   Areas of Strength Processing Offensive Zone Robust Qualities Lightning Release Areas of Weakness Skating Abilities Quicken Execution O to D Transitioning Report: A massive right handed centre that produced over half a point per game in his first draft … Read more

NHL Draft: Jackson van de Leest

Name: Jackson van de Leest Team: Calgary Hitmen (WHL) Position: Defense Height/Weight: 6’6 223lbs Hand: Left NHL Draft Ranking: N/A Western Prospects Ranking: 40th Estimated Draft Position: Seventh Round   Areas of Strength Big ‘n Mobile Active Stick Defensively Sneaky Skilled Areas of Weakness Imposing Frame Improve Offensively Lateral Footwork Report: Teams take chances on big defenseman and your not going to find many larger than Jackson van de Leest … Read more

NHL Draft: Tarun Fizer

Name: Tarun Fizer Team: Victoria Royals (WHL) Position: Right Wing Height/Weight: 5’11 161lbs Hand: Right NHL Draft Ranking: N/A Western Prospects Ranking: 42nd Estimated Draft Position: Seventh Round or Camp Invite   Areas of Strength Responsible Two-Way Slippery Offensive Zone Always in Good Positioning Areas of Weakness Slight and Scrawny Lacks Explosiveness Board Work Report: To start the season we were not expecting to have Fizer this high on our … Read more

NHL Draft: Dylan Plouffe

Name: Dylan Plouffe Team: Vancouver Giants (WHL) Position: Defense Height/Weight: 6’0 201lbs Hand: Left NHL Draft Ranking: N/A  Western Prospects Ranking: 45th Estimated Draft Position: Camp Invite   Areas of Strength Maturity Physical Defensively High Level Skater Areas of Weakness Discipline Over Committing Improving in All Areas Report: Its a shock that Dylan Plouffe has yet to earn looks from an NHL Team, outside of camp invites Dylan Plouffe’s name … Read more

NHL Draft: Roman Basran

Name: Roman Basran Team: Kelowna Rockets (WHL) Position: Goalie Height/Weight: 6’2 194lbs Hand: Left NHL Draft Ranking: N/A  Western Prospects Ranking: 41st Estimated Draft Position: Fifth Round to Seventh Round   Areas of Strength Composure in Crease Lightning Reflexes Creativity Areas of Weakness Compact Stance Low Shoulders Footwork Report: Roman Basran was highly coveted entering the Kelowna Rockets line up as a 16 year old net minder, his numbers were … Read more

NHL Draft: Josh Williams

Name: Josh Williams Team: Edmonton Oil Kings (WHL) Position: Right Wing Height/Weight: 6’1 185lbs Hand: Right NHL Draft Ranking: N/A  Western Prospects Ranking: 46th Estimated Draft Position: Fifth Round to Sixth Round   Areas of Strength Natural Goal Scorer Offensive Instincts Shooting Accuracy Areas of Weakness Soft Physically Lacks Puck Dominance Skating Abilities Report: We have Josh Williams ranked slightly lower than most other services do, that may stem from … Read more

NHL Draft: Ethan Leyh

Name: Ethan Leyh Team: Langley Riverman (BCHL) Position: Forward Height/Weight: 6’0 185lbs Hand: Left NHL Draft Ranking: N/A  Western Prospects Ranking: 44th Estimated Draft Position: Seventh Round   Areas of Strength Ruthless Tenacity Dialled-in Engagement Elusive Quickness Areas of Weakness Physical Strength Short Fused Temper Lacks Consistency Report: Ethan Leyh is a veteran of three BCHL seasons and is in his second full season as a member of the Langley … Read more

NHL Draft: Carson Focht

Name: Carson Focht Team: Calgary Hitmen (WHL) Position: Center Height/Weight: 6’0 179lbs Hand: Left NHL Draft Ranking: N/A  Western Prospects Ranking: 49th Estimated Draft Position: Camp Invite   Areas of Strength High Level Edge Work Combination of Edge’s and Skill Acceleration Areas of Weakness Physical Side Translating Game Eye’s Up Report: Not many elevated their game out of their initial draft season like Carson Focht, the Hitmen returned to Calgary … Read more

NHL Draft: Kyle Topping

Name: Kyle Topping Team: Kelowna Rockets (WHL) Position: Center Height/Weight: 5’11 185lbs Hand: Left NHL Draft Ranking: N/A  Western Prospects Ranking: 50th Estimated Draft Position: Camp Invite   Areas of Strength Versatility Handle Speed Game Patience w/ Puck Areas of Weakness Lacks Ideal Height Individual Prowess Physical Side Report: Many expected Kyle Topping to have been drafted in the 2018 NHL Draft, but after getting passed over in his first … Read more

Future Cast: Winnipeg Ice

2019 WHL Draft Summary With a new city to play in, the Winnipeg Ice needed to create optimism for the new fan base. They did this by acquiring the second overall pick on top of the first overall pick they already had. Without any surprise the Ice took highly coveted superstar Matthew Savoie with the first overall pick, Matthew is currently committed to the University of Denver but if he … Read more