2020 WHL Draft

 

 

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

 

RANKNAMETEAMLEAGUEHT/WTPOSITION
1Connor BedardWest Van WarriorsCSSHL - MP5'6 145lbsCenter
2Brayden YagerSaskatoon ContactsSMHL5'10 160lbsCenter
3Riley HeidtSaskatoon Contacts SMHL5'7 150lbsForward
4Tanner MolendykYale LionsCSSHL5'10 155lbsDefense
5Mazden LeslieLloydminster BobcatsAMHL6'0 160lbsDefense
6Matthew WoodWest Van WarriorsCSSHL6'0 155lbsForward
7Lukas DragicevicDelta GreenCSSHL6'0 163lbsDefense
8Kooper GizowskiNAX AcademyCSSHL5'9 165lbCenter
9Kalan LindSwift Current BroncosSBAAHL5'10 140lbsCenter
10Caden BrownDelta GreenCSSHL5'10 183lbsForward

 

Cover Photo Retrieved from: DaveWatling.ca

WHL Draft: John Reid Standouts

The John Reid Memorial Tournament has a rich history of featuring future NHL’ers and is one of the most notable showcases of premier talent in Western Canada. Some of the most highly touted prospects in Bantam hockey we head-to-head at Servus Credit Union in St.Albert, Alberta last weekend. 

 

Teams at this year’s tournament included the Calgary Bisons, Calgary Flames, Delta Green, Greater Vancouver Canadians, Leduc Oil Kings, Lloydminster Bobcats, Los Angeles Jr. Kings, OHA Edmonton, Okanagan Rockets, Prairie Storm, Red Deer Rebels, SSAC Lions, St.Albert Sabres, St.George’s Saints, West Van Warriors, and Yale Lions.

 

The Yale Lions defeated the St.Georges Saints in the finals to take home the 2020 JRMT Championship

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There was a ton of talent on display for scouts to watch in preparation for this year’s WHL Bantam Draft. Here are how some of the most notable players and some players who stood out to me with their play throughout the tournament:

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2020 WHL Draft: John Reid Memorial Tournament Player Reports

The John Reid Memorial Tournament has a rich history of featuring future NHL’ers and is one of the most notable showcases of premier talent in Western Canada; as some of the most highly touted prospects in Bantam hockey go head-to-head at Servus Credit Union in St.Albert, Alberta. Teams at this year’s tournament included the Calgary Bisons, Calgary Flames, Delta Green, Greater Vancouver Canadians, Leduc Oil Kings, Lloydminister Bobcats, Los Angeles … Read more

Game Report: Edmonton KC vs Saskatoon Generals – December 7th

  December 7th, 2019 Saskatoon Generals vs KC Squires 8-Nate Allardyce(RHF) Saskatoon Generals Did a good job all game playing a defensively responsible game breaking up numerous odd man rushes that could’ve led to scoring chances. Forechecked well also which led to the opposing dmen making some ill advised passes. Overall made good decisions on his passes and was tough to knock off the puck. 19-Caden Price(LHD) Saskatoon Generals Had … Read more

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:

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October Manitoba Update

  Provincial Top 10: Lukas Hansen – Winnipeg Warriors Tyler Parr – RHA Nationals Jayden Perron – Winnipeg Warriors Liam Saxberg – Winnipeg Warriors Kyan Grouette – Parkland Rangers Brayden Dube – Parkland Rangers Rhett Marchant – RHA Nationals Hayden Wheddon – Interlake Lightning Joey Lies – Norman Wolves Blake Jones – Winnipeg Monarchs   Blake Jones – Winnipeg Monarchs Player Report: In the first couple of viewings of this … Read more

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