Sask First Preview

Sask First is set to start this upcoming Friday, with 80 of the top bantam players from Saskatchewan participating in a weekend of games. This year’s event will not feature however our top ranked player out of Saskatchewan; Nolan Flamand as he missed the initial tournament in December to partake in the touted midget Mac’s …

Prospect Profile: Nils Höglander

Name: Nils Höglander Team: Rögle BK (SHL) Position: Left Wing Date of Birth: December 20, 2000 Hometown: Bockträsk, Sweden Height/Weight: 5’9″, 185 lbs Handedness: Left *Eligible for 2019 NHL Draft* Areas of Strength: Skating Puck Skills Work Ethic Areas of Weakness: Size Scouting Report: At just 18 years old, Höglander’s career in hockey is just beginning, but he already …

Player Profile: Colton Dach

Name: Colton Dach Team: Fort Saskatchewan Rangers (AMHL) Position: Center Date of Birth: January 4th 2003 Hometown: Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta Height/Weight: 6’2 174lbs Hand: Left WHL Draft: 6th Overall in 2018 – Saskatoon Blades (Signed)   *Eligible for the 2021 NHL Draft*   Areas of Strength: Exploit Soft Areas Scoring Prowess Bite to his Game Areas of …

Five AJHLers Ranked in the NHL Central Scouting Rankings

Since the 2017 NHL Entry Draft, the Alberta Junior Hockey league has had five players selected including two first round picks in back-to-back years in Cale Makar (4th overall Colorado Avalanche) and Jacob Bernard-Docker (23rd overall Ottawa Senators). Ian Mitchell (Chicago Blackhawks) Parker Foo (Chicago Blackhawks), and Austin Wong (Winnipeg Jets) are the other three …

Second Half Players to Watch

In the past we have done these sort of lists at the beginning of the season, a huge chunk of players that are highly touted and are expected to have success in their season. This list will be a little bit different however. This list focuses on players who our scouting staff believe could make …

Mackenzie Harden moves to AJHL Champs

The Spruce Grove Saints announced via Twitter that Mackenzie Harden (99) had joined the organization from the Whitecourt Wolverines in exchange for a Player Development Fee and future considerations. Harden, now on his third AJHL club after joining the Wolverines from the Drayton Valley Thunder back in October 2017, was having a fantastic year in …

Mid Season WHL Mock Draft

We have reached the midway point of the season with the Winter break finishing just a few days ago for the WHL and Bantam action getting back into the swing of things. There is a lot that can change from today to early May with the WHL draft and things likely will change… a lot. …

WHL Draft Q + A: Denton Mateychuk

Name: Denton Mateychuk Team: Eastman Selects (WBAAA) Position: Defense Height/Weight: 5’10 155lbs Hand: Left 1) Introduce yourself, describe yourself as a player and person Hello, my name is denton Mateychuk. I play hockey for the Eastman Selects bantam AAA.  I am from Dominion City Manitoba and I have been playing hockey since I was 3. I …

Max Burkholder Q+A and Prospect Profile

Name: Max Burkholder Team: Chaska-Chanhassen Bantam AA Position: Defense Date of Birth: 8/8/2003 Hometown: Chaska, Minnesota Height/Weight: 5’7” 160 pounds Hand: Right 2018-2019 Stats as of 12/30/2018: 30 Games played, 11 Goals, 49 Assists, 60 Points Eligible for 2021 NHL Draft Scout’s Perspective: Max Burkholder is a smooth skating two-way defenseman, who despite his smaller …