Bison’s Still Producing First Round Talent

The Calgary Bison’s have recently had a healthy string of first round picks coming out of the association over the past few years. Three straight years with a selection in the first round, even with the pressure from CSSHL teams the Bison’s haven’t had an issue retaining and developing high end prospects. In 2016 the Prince George Cougars selected net minder Taylor Gauthier with the 10th overall selection in the … Read more

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 tournament. Our previous newsletter had 34 players out of Saskatchewan ranked in our top 250 … Read more

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 a major jump from now to the end of the year. Five players/goalies from each … Read more

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 play the game as a very offensive defence. I have a good defensive zone and … Read more

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 November, Ziemmer led the tournament in points with 19 (Next best was 11) and goals … 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

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

WHL Draft Q + A: Carter Dereniwsky

Name: Carter Dereniwsky Team: Yorkton Maulers (SMHL) Position: Winger Height/Weight: 5’9 140lbs Hand: Right       1)Introduce yourself, describe yourself as a player and person. I am Carter Dereniwsky I play hockey for the Yorkton Rawtec Maulers.  I play a very offensive game and prefer to have puck control.  I see myself as a play maker with a good hockey sense. 2)Who were some of the people/player you idolized … Read more

Brayden’s Watch List

Heading into the 2018-2019 season, this will be my third year covering the Bantam Draft. I haven’t gotten the opportunity to basically see every kid play in the 2002 + 2003 born classes, and this year will be the first that I get to see some of those kids perform at the Junior levels. Every year there are kids who I watch closely to see how they develop after their … Read more

2018-2019 WHL Draft Preview

  My name is Brayden Sullivan, the date I am writing this is September 17th (And yes I am in class), the bitter sweet start to the 2018-2019 season has already started and things will start to get into the full swing of things around next week. For myself, I am already prepared for a few upcoming tournaments. The Chilliwack and Bauer Elite tournament are the first on my list, … Read more