Comparing Alex Turcotte and Trevor Zegras

Jack Hughes is the top centre out of the USNTDP — there’s no contest there— but there’s still debate over which player is most deserving of the #2 spot. Alex Turcotte missed much of the first half of the season to a pair of injuries, but it didn’t take him long to establish himself as a potential top 5 pick once he finally got healthy. Turcotte is a dependable two-way … Read more

Future Cast: Calgary Hitmen

2019 WHL Draft Summary The Calgary Hitmen made not one but two major acquisitions of defensemen in the first round of the draft. Coming in with two picks in the top thirteen, they moved the eleventh and more for Jett Woo from the Moose Jaw Warriors, one of the best defensemen in the WHL. Woo is a minute logging two-way defensemen who can shutdown top opposing players and provide offensive … Read more

Prospect Profile: Cayden Glover

Name: Cayden Glover Team: Brandon Wheat Kings Position: Forward Hometown: Brandon, Manitoba Height/Weight: 5’9 140lbs Hand: Left WHL Draft: 25th Overall – Medicine Hat Tigers DraftGeek Rank: 37rd   Areas of Strength Offensive Instincts High-End Skill set  Offensive Work Ethic Areas of Weakness Defensive Game Proactiveness Settling Down Report: One of the top forward prospects coming out of the Winnipeg Bantam AAA league this season Glover scored well over a … Read more

Future Cast: Brandon Wheat Kings

2019 WHL Draft Summary The Brandon Wheat Kings made ten selections at the 2019 WHL Draft, started off with three in the first round alone and taking three forwards with those picks. Five forwards, four defensemen, and one goalie were taken with the ten picks. Focused on adding energy, skill, smarts, and explosiveness with there forward selections. All of the forwards taken by the  Wheat Kings can skate, they all … Read more

Prospect Profile: Hayden Smith

Name: Hayden Smith Team: Yale Lions (CSSHL) Position: Forward Hometown: Dawson Creek, British Columbia Height/Weight: 5’10 157lbs Hand: Left WHL Draft: 24th Overall – Saskatoon Blades DraftGeek Rank: 43rd   Areas of Strength Offensive Skill Playmaking Abilities Attacking Through Tough Areas Areas of Weakness Defensive Urgency Consistency Intensity Report: Leading scorer of the Yale Lions with 47 points in the regular season, Smith offense isn’t the issue. Smith’s natural talent … Read more

Prospect Profile: Hunter Mayo

Name: Hunter Mayo Team: Martensville Marauders (SBAAHL) Position: Defense Hometown: Martensville, Alberta Height/Weight: 5’9 156lbs Hand: Right WHL Draft: 23rd Overall – Red Deer Rebels DraftGeek Rank: 52nd   Areas of Strength All Around Game Physical Play Game Impact Areas of Weakness Skating Consistency Blue Line Mobility Report: A top defenseman in Saskatchewan, Mayo comfortability with the puck and footwork saw continuous improvements as the season progressed. A defenseman with … Read more

Prospect Profile: Connor Gourley

Name: Connor Gourley Team: Calgary Bisons (AMBHL) Position: Forward Hometown: Calgary, Alberta Height/Weight: 6’1 155lbs Hand: Left WHL Draft:  DraftGeek Rank: 24   Areas of Strength Instincts Out of Possession Explosiveness Power Game Areas of Weakness Consistency Discipline Playmaking Abilities Report: Connor Gourley led the AMBHL in scoring this past season with 75 points during the regular season. Gourley is a big strong power winger that has a combination of … Read more

Prospect Profile: Bowden Singleton

Name: Bowden Singleton  Team: NAX Academy (CSSHL) Position: Forward Hometown: Calgary, Alberta Height/Weight: 5’7 150lbs Hand: Left WHL Draft:  DraftGeek Rank: 10   Areas of Strength Elite Shooting Abilities  Dexterity Deception Areas of Weakness Pace Size Consistency  Report: Singleton elevated his game over the second half of the season. He came into NAX expected to carry the load offensively, something that he did not have to do with the Calgary … Read more

Prospect Profile: Nolan Flamand

Name: Nolan Flamand  Team: Saskatoon Blazers (SMHL) Position: Forward Hometown: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Height/Weight: 5’7 137lbs Hand: Left WHL Draft:  DraftGeek Rank: 16   Areas of Strength Offensive IQ Quick Decisions Versatility Areas of Weakness Skating Size Finishing Abilities Report: Regarded as the top prospect coming out Saskatchewan, Flamand moved up to play Midget hockey as a 14-year-old this past season. Flamand suited up for the Saskatoon Blazers of the SMHL, … Read more

Prospect Profile: Kyren Gronick

Name: Kyren Gronick Team: Regina Aces (SBAAHL) Position: Forward Hometown: Regina, Alberta Height/Weight: 5’10 150lbs Hand: Left WHL Draft:  DraftGeek Rank: 17   Areas of Strength Physical Strength Down Low Play Net Drive Areas of Weakness Foot Speed Explosiveness Defensive Urgency Report:  Gronick got his name out early this season, starting off the season with high point totals and dominating the SBAAHL south division. To some Gronick may be the … Read more