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

Prospect Profile: Zack Ostapchuk

Name: Zack Ostapchuk  Team: NAX Midget Prep (CSSHL) Position: Center Date of Birth: May 29th 2003 Home Town: St.Albert, Alberta Height/Weight: 6’3 174lbs Hand: Left WHL Draft: 12rd Overall in 2018 – Vancouver Giants (Signed)   *Eligible for the 2021 NHL Draft* Areas of Strength Powerful Skater Versatility Acceleration Areas of Weakness Offensive Production Consistent Offensive Awareness Player Report: Going into the WHL Draft, we had Zack Ostapchuk pegged as our 10th ranked prospect … Read more

Prospect Profile: Justin Sourdif

Name: Justin Sourdif  Team: Vancouver Giants (WHL) Position: Center Date of Birth: March 24th 2002 Hometown: Surrey, British Columbia Height/Weight: 5’10 165lbs Hand: Right WHL Draft: 3rd Overall in 2017 – Vancouver Giants (Signed)   *Eligible for the 2020 NHL Draft* Areas of Strength 200ft Game Offensive Zone Knowledge Versatility Areas of Weakness Size and Strength Creativity   Player Report: Coming into the 2017 WHL Draft Justin Sourdif was our 7th ranked Bantam … Read more

Tri-City Americans Draft Review

  14th Overall: Marc Lajoie – NAX Bantam Prep   With their first selection in the 2018 WHL draft, Tri-City selected the big left defender out of St. Albert, Alberta. Marc Lajoie spent this past season with the NAX Bantam Prep’s where he would often log 25-40 minutes a game…. No seriously he logged that many minutes on most nights and for a kid of his stature it was impressive … Read more

Victoria Royals Draft Review

Draft Selections:     13th Overall: Nolan Bentham – Yale Lions   Arguably the most improved defender in this year’s draft class, Bentham worked his way up draft rankings into a middle first round spot. Through most of the year him and Graham Sward battled for top positioning amongst defender on Yale but Victoria made the choice to take Bentham. His offensive abilities stand out most, he’s got above average … Read more