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

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

Prospect Profile: Vasili Podkolzin

Name: Vasili Podkolzin Team: SKA-1946 St. Petersburg (MHL) Position: Right Wing Date of Birth: June 24, 2001 Hometown: Podolsk, Russia Height/Weight: 6’1″, 190 lbs Hand: Left *Eligible for 2019 NHL Draft* Areas of Strength  Puck Skills Ability To Make Plays At Top Speed Versatility and Intangibles Areas of Weakness Statistical Production Piecing Skill Together Into Results   Scouting Report: Podkolzin was dominant at this summer’s Hlinka-Gretzky Cup, establishing himself as … Read more

Game Report: Oct 27 – Saskatoon at Edmonton (WHL)

October 27th, 2018 – Saskatoon Blades at Edmonton Oil Kings (WHL) – 5-2 EDM Keagan Slaney (2021 NHL Draft) – Slaney made his WHL Debut as a 15 year old. Slaney played a normal shift through a majority of the game. At first he was quite tentative and timid with the puck, had a few costly turnovers but recovered well. Noticed his decisions with the puck were good, the execution … Read more

Game Report: Oct 27 – NAX vs Edge (Elite 15’s)

October 27th, 2018 – Edge vs NAX Elite 15s – Score 5-3 NAX Caleb Wyrostok (Swift Current Broncos) – Had himself a hat-trick performance in this game. Wyrostok flashed crafty puck handling that stood out in a fairly physical fair. Wyrostok did an excellent job utilizing his puck handling to allow opportunity to develop around him. Liked to wheel the puck around offensive zone until a shooting lane was found. … Read more

WHL Draft Q + A: Tanner Scott

Name: Tanner Scott Team: OHA Edmonton (CSSHL) Position: Center Height/Weight: 5’8 134lbs Hand: Left       1)      Introduce yourself, describe yourself as a player and person. I pride myself on my work ethic, team play, and character.   I believe in being kind to people.  Friends and family are very important to me.   My biggest asset is my speed and skill as a player and I try to always play a … Read more

Game Report: Oct 20 – Edge vs NAX (CSSHL)

  October 20th, 2018 – Edge vs NAX Midget Prep – Score 3-2 Edge Zack Ostapchuk (Vancouver Giants) – Ostapchuk was his team’s most noticeable forward, establishing himself as a physical 200ft presence. Ostapchuk’s displayed some intriguing two-way capabilities, he’s a relentless in puck pursuit and adhere’s to the defensive side. Utilized on his team’s top power play + penalty killing units, his versatility played a key role as his … Read more