2020 WHL Draft

 

 

Top 10 Rankings on the 2020 WHL Draft, based on personal assessment up to June, 2019.

 

RANKNAMETEAMHT/WTHANDPOSITION
1Connor BedardWest Van Academy (CSSHL)5'6 145lbsRightCenter
2Brayden YagerSaskatoon Contacts (SMHL)5'10 155lbsRightCenter
3Mazden LeslieLloydminster Bobcats (AMHL)6'0 160lbsRightDefense
4Riley HeidtSaskatoon Contacts (SMHL)5'7 140lbsLeftForward
5Lukas DragicevicDelta Green (CSSHL)6'0 163lbsRightDefense
6Ryker SingerLloydminster Bobcats (AMBHL)5'8 145lbsRightForward
7Tanner MolendykThompson Zone (BC-T1)5'9 130lbsLeftDefense
8Kalan LindSwift Current Broncos (SBAAHL)5'3 102lbsLeftCenter
9Kooper GizowskiNAX Academy (CSSHL)5'8 140lbsLeftCenter
10Marcus PachecoOHA Edmonton (CSSHL)-'- ---lbsLeftCenter

 

Cover Photo Retrieved from: DaveWatling.ca

Game Report: Nov 16th – Lloydminster vs MLAC

The Lloydminster Bobcats made the trip back to Edmonton this weekend with their schedule of games starting against MLAC at Millwoods Recreation Centre.

Ryker Singer scored twice to take his tally to 14 on the season. Then defenceman Ashton Cumby beat Aven Maxcy to make it a 3-0 Lloydminster final.

With the win, the Bobcats moved to 7-2-3 on the year while the MLAC fell to 1-12-1 in the Nitro North Division.

Here are a few players that stood out:

Read moreGame Report: Nov 16th – Lloydminster vs MLAC

Game Report: Nov 12th – Sherwood Park vs SSAC

The SSAC Lions and Sherwood Park Flyers collided on Tuesday night at the Terwilliger Community Recreation Centre. Both teams were heading into the contest rested with no games over the weekend and off the back of wins which came last week.

The Flyers trailed 2-1 early in the third period but managed to claw their way back with a shorthanded goal from Luke Stone and a game-winner from Brayden Westerlund.

With the win, Sherwood Park moves to 5-6-2 in the Nitro North Division while the Lions fall to 6-3-2 in the same division.

Here’s a look at three players that stood out:

Read moreGame Report: Nov 12th – Sherwood Park vs SSAC

October Manitoba Update

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WHL Draft Players to Watch

  A list has done annually for the past four years, DraftGeek’s players to watch list going into the season. This list consists of players that our scouts have previous recognition of going into the season. We think of this list as an identifier for this year’s class, to give a rough expectation on who some of the big name players might be and who might rise up the ranks … Read more

Prospect Profile: Matthew Savoie

  Name: Matthew Savoie Team: NAX Midget Prep (CSSHL) Position: Forward Hometown: St. Albert, Alberta Height/Weight: 5’9 160lbs Hand: Right WHL Draft:  DraftGeek Rank: 1   Areas of Strength Work Ethic Hockey Sense Physical Strength Areas of Weakness Shooting Consistency Height Report: The best player the WHL has seen in a long time. Despite committing to the University of Denver, Savoie is still expected to be a top ten pick … Read more

Final WHL Mock Draft

The WHL Draft is set to start on Thursday, May 2nd at 8:30 AM. Following the class all season long, we have configured out final mock draft on the season. This mock draft doesn’t take into considerations possible trades and attempts to fit in College commitments. Follow our Twitter (@DraftGeekHockey) for live updates during the draft. This Mock Draft is strictly based on opinions. 1. Winnipeg Ice – Matthew Savoie (NAX … Read more

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