2013 WHL Bantam Draft
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11-23-2012, 06:35 PM
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Richmond, BC
Okay, time for my post-Medicine Hat revisions.
Not every player I’ll discuss was at that event, it just serves as a useful point in time to re-assess and re-jig my rankings.
As usual, I’ll rank 15 Forwards, 10 D-men, and 5 Goalies. (There’s just no point going any deeper.) And I’ll try to offer an intelligent word or two about each.
1. Tyson Jost, POE. I think everyone is catching on about this player’s ability. Coaches Choice Award winner in the Hat.
2. Dante Hanoun, NSWC. Tremendous skill and intensity. A small-ish player with skill AND a physical edge … Gilbert Brule type?
3. Kody McDonald, POE. Has a wicked-quick release, good size, and plays very smart.
4. Jaeger White. Has definitely earned the rep of a pure goal-scorer. Still have questions about his vulnerability to physical play though.
5. Luke Gingras, Langley. Nice package of size and skill. A very strong future prospect, but hasn’t yet shown as well as I had expected.
6. Beck Malenstyn, OHA. This is a big move up on my F-chart. Has been the offensive heart of an OHA team that succeeds on solid Defensive play and Goaltending.
7. Tak Anholt, NSWC. Has shown more versatility than I’d noted before. Responsible two-way skill player.
8. Jake Kryski, BWC. Definitely has the hands but often over-handles the puck and fails to use other players.
9. Nathan McCarnan, Vcr Spirit. A rugged sniper who plays with speed and a physical edge. Hopefully we can see him against Flight 2 teams for the last half of the season.
10. Michael Regush, Semiahmoo. Needs to add some strength and some sandpaper, but his vision is unreal. The kind of player who makes linemates better.
11. Davis Koch, OHA. I’ve seen some impressive games, but others where he shows more potential than production. Has a tendency to play to the outside, needs to add grit.
12. Trevor Ayre, POE. Has been hampered by injuries, but all the essentials are there. Smart, responsible F who can distribute the puck and score when he gets a look.
13. Spencer Gerth, Langley. Big, strong young man who gives his all every shift. Needs to add quickness in the first strides.
14. Kyle Uy, BWC. Good straight-ahead speed. Good on the PK. Discipline is an issue, but that comes with the territory for agitating, aggressive players.
15. Owen Seidel, BWC. Has lots of skill but needs more drive-to-the-net in his game.
I'll post D-Men and 'Keepers shortly.
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