How does Kaapo Kakko stack up to Jack Hughes?

Every year the talks between the consensus first and second overall ranked players heat up after the WJC. That is no different this year, as scouts have started to weigh in on the Jack Hughes vs Kaapo Kakko comparisons. The gap between Jack Hughes and Kaapo Kakko is tighter than it has ever been– as …

Breaking Down Bobby Brink’s Game

One of the fastest rising prospects available in the 2019 NHL Draft, Brink has gone from virtually unknown to a potential first round pick in just a few months. Playing for the Sioux City Musketeers of the USHL, Brink has tallied 33 points through 19 games. After missing time to represent Team USA at the …

Player of the Month: November – Koehn Ziemmer

WHL Draft Player of the Month November: Koehn Ziemmer (OHA Edmonton) During the month of November Ziemmer helped his OHA Edmonton team to a 3-1 record in bantam prep regular season play, where Ziemmer registered 14 points in the four games. OHA Edmonton also took home the Championship at the recent NWCAA Flames tournament in …

Breaking Down Team Canada’s WJC Roster

The holiday season has arrived, and hockey’s World Junior Championships, one of the most anticipated events of the year, are quickly approaching.  On December 3rd, Canada’s preliminary roster was released.  A few days later, I tweeted out my lines for Canada at the WJC. Keep in mind that these aren’t a projection of what Canada’s …

Game Report: Dec 1 – Spokane Chiefs at Portland Winterhawks

My quick thoughts on a few of the 2000 and 2001 born NHL Draft Eligible Players’ performance on Saturday night. Portland Winterhawks: #3 Nick Perna I felt Saturday was Perna’s best game as a WHL player; his first multi-point night. His first assist came after he kept the puck alive at the offensive blue line. …

WHL Draft Q + A: Jordan Gustafson

Name: Jordan Gustafson Team: Fort Sask Rangers (AMBHL) Position: Forward Height/Weight: 5’10 150lbs Hand: Left 1)      Introduce yourself, describe yourself as a player and person. My name is Jordan Gustafson and I play for the Bantam AAA Rangers in Fort Saskatchewan.  As a hockey player I am fast and hard working.  I am an excellent passer …

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 …

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 …