*Stats have been updated for all Saskatchewan, Alberta and Manitoba players up to February 9, 2012. The Stats now included all GSHL player stats which are available for individual players upon request. THE PCACA doesn't produce specific stats, so if any of you have these or would like them included, please forward. From B.C., we have updated POE, OHA, Kamloops and Seafair individual player statistics.
RankingsAs we hit the three-quarter poll mark of the season, the rankings have become quite a bit more clearer. We are done all the major tournaments and in most league's the regular seasons have all wrapped up as well. Many hours of conversation has been put in to the rankings and they are as accurate as they can get at this point of the season.
First of all, I speak with one of the fastest risers this season in the entire draft. The defenceman combines size, skill and leadership and we think he'll go very high in the bantam draft.
Next, I speak with a player from B.C. who flies a bit under the radar due to where he plays. He would like to model his game after Claude Giroux
I had a chance to speak with a 98 born player who was off to a fantastic start to his season before injury set in. He tells us how his brother has helped him in his hockey career to this point.
I speak with an Alberta born defenceman who is putting up very nice numbers this year who describes himself as a puck moving defenceman with skill.
Finally, I interview a goalie from Manitoba who may just end up being the top goalie from his province when it's all said and done.
News and Notes/Tournament Re-Cap
We rank the top 10 provincial teams from each of the four western provinces
A special U.S.A section is included which now has all eligable Minnesota born players who play high school or with Shattucks. Also ranked once again are the top 10 teams in the western U.S.A.
MOCK DRAFT - Back by popular demand is our 2nd last mock draft. We explain who teams may select on draft day and why.