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Thursday, June 14, 2012

North American Hockey Classic - Day 1

Evening Updates- 98 Age Group
Red Army (Manitoba) 4 - Notre Dame Prospects 2
Noah Cousineau, Kyley Fender and Nathan Wall were amongst the scorers for Red Army while Brandon Klatt and Jared Legien replied for Notre Dame Prospects.  Colby Entz played goal for Notre Dame and it was Josh Petersen for Red Army.

DHI Octane Elite 6 - Manitoba Predators 1
Patrick Harper scored 2 goals and Adam Mascherin had 1-3-4 in leading the Keith Primeau led Ontario based squad to a convincing win.  Josh Curtis scored the lone goal for the Predators who started Jeremy Link in net tonight.

Saskatoon Jr. Blades 6 - Southern Alberta Selects Fusion 2
The Saskatoon Jr. Blades were led by Kole Lind and his 3 goals.  Lind was a stand out first year player with the SBAAHL's Swift Current Kabos Raiders last year.  Kolby Johnson, Gage Ramsay and Jordan Borstmayer also scored for the Jr. Blades.  Dman Ben Abrook and forward Kaden Elder each had 2 helpers for the Jr. Blades.  Parker Smyth and Sean Montgomery each scored for the Selects Fusion and they also got 2 assists from Jake Bean.  Declan Hobbs for the Jr. Blades and Caiden Kreitz got the starts in goal tonight.

Team Traktor Minnesota 6 - Jr. Steelers 4
Kiefer Bellows, the son of former NHL star Brian Bellows scored 3 times and added 1 assist as his team beat co-tournament favourite Jr. Steelers 6-4.  Joey Anderson, the WEHP #1 ranked USA prospect scored 2 goals as well and added 2 assists for a 4 point game.  D - Ryan Lindgren, who is ranked in our top 5 USA born players also scored.  The Jr. Steelers got goals from 4 different players; Dawson Martin, Garrett Kuklica, Braden Binda and Tanner Kaspick all scored.  Vince Loschaivo had 2 assists, as did Brett Howden, the younger brother of former WHL 1st overall pick Brett Howden.  Nolan Patrick was held pointless.

Vancouver Vipers 3 - Calgary Jr. Hitmen 0
The Jaeger Whiteless Vancouver Vipers shutout the Calgary Jr. Hitmen 3-0 powered from some good goaltending from Tyler Shugrue who continues his tremendous spring.  Robbie Johnson led the way for the Vipers with 2 goals while Quinn Benjafield from NSWC added a single.  Josh Belisle got the start for the Jr. Hitmen tonight.

Evening Updaes -99 Age Group
Alberta Alliance 7 - North American Stars 2
Cameron Lockard scored 3 times in leading one of the favourites in the '99 age group to a tournament opening victory.  Ryan Anderson from Edmonton had 4 assists as well to go with a goal.    One of our highest ranked '99 born players Trey Fix-Wolansky had 1-3-4.  Dylan Burton scored once again for the North American Stars as did Brett Namaka.

Minnesota Blades 4 - BC Pirates 1
The Minnesota Blades avenge their opening loss to the favourite Vancouver Selects by beating the Pirates 4-1.  The Blades had goals from 4 different players including highly touted Ty Madden, Mitch Machlitt and Isaac Johnson.  Scott Mahovlich replied for the Pirates, who are now 1-1-0.

Minnesota Icemen 2 - Minnesota Machine 1
Luke Manning and Roman Ahcan scored to lead the all Minnesota matchup to a win for  the Icemen.  Scoring for the Machine tonight it was Sammy Walker.  Bob Paranteau was in net once again for the Iceman and it was Vinny Capezza for the Machine.  The Iceman have now won a pair of 2-1 hard fought victories today.

Western Canada Selects 3 - Manitoba Falcons 2
In what can be deemed as a minor upset, the Western Canada Selects defeat one of the pre tournament favourties Falcons 3-2.  Riley Sawchuk picked up his 2nd consecutive 2 assist game and Austin Nault scored once again for the Selects.  Logan Christiansen and Connor Gutenberg scored for the Falcons.  Dalton Dosch was in net once again for the Selects and this time, got the win while the Falcons went with Braeden Benoit.

1998 Age Group
Edmonton Mercurys 11 - Vancouver Selects Blue 3
The star studded Edmonton Mercurys have no problems with a decent team in the opening game for the 1998 age group with an 11-3 shredding of the Selects Blue.  Leading the way for the Mercurys was Tyler Benson and Alex Rotundo each with 2 goals and 1 assist, Ryan Jevne also had 2 goals.  Benson and Rotundo we have projected as first rounders with Benson a good shot at 1st overall.  First round rated prospect Sam Steel had 3 assists.  Jost, Volcan, Mcdonald, Quenneville and Taupert also scored for the Mercurys.  Leading the way for the Selects Blue was Michigan prospect Nick Pastujov with 3 assists and scoring for the Selects Blue were; Jesse Lansdell, Hank Crone from Texas and dman Darren Rizzolo picking up 3 assists.  Carter Hart started for the Mercurys in game one while Jeremy Kelleway started for the Selects and allowed 9 goals before giving way to Brody Willms.

1999 Age Group
Minnesota Machine 7 - North American Stars 5
The Machine get 4 goals and 1 assist from Austin Pratt in the opening victory.  Pratt was named to the all-state allstar team for his age group.  Logan Foster, who has a chance to go in the first round of the 2014 WHL Bantam Draft scored 2 goal in leading the way for North American Stars.  Dylan Burton and Hunter Mcdonald each had 1-1-2 for the Stars.  Justin Klassen was in net for the Stars while the Machine went with Vinny Capezza.

BC Pirates 5 - Western Canada Selects 4
Nick Wilson scored twice in leading the Pirates to an opening victory.  Issac Sandomirsky and Brett Didyk were amongst the goal scorers as well for the Pirates.  Austin Naulta had 1-1-2 for Western Canada Selects while Riley Sawchuk, one of our projected first rounders in the 99 age group had a pair of helpers.  Tyson Lin, a scoring star from Vancouver also scored.  2000 born, Jordan Naylor got the win in goal for the Pirates while Dalton Dosch took the loss.

Minnesota Icemen 2 - Vancouver Vipers 1
In somewhat of an early surprise, the high powered Vipers squad lose their opener and score just once.  The lone goal scorer for the Vipers was Baker Shore, who they added from Colorado.  Baker is the youngest of the talented Shore family from Colorado.  Matt Anderson and Ethan Sievek scored for Minnesota.  David Tendeck was in goal for the Vipers and Bob Paranteau for Minnesota.

Vancouver Selects 4 - Minnesota Blades 3
One of the pre-tournament favourites have started the tournament at 1-0-0 as the Selects get 1-1-2 from Chilliwacks Nolan Jackson to lead the way.  Top 10 rated prospect James Malm scored as well for the Selects Blue along with Parm Dhaliwahl and Brendan Semchuk.  Minnesota Blades got 1-1-2 from Isaac Johnson and singles from Mitch Machlitt and Ty Madden.  One of the top ranked goalies in the 99 age group, Jordan Hollett earned the victory for the Selects Blue.


Anonymous said...

In the Mercury's 1st game against Manitoba, Carter Hart played goal and got the victory.

Anonymous said...

I really like to follow these tournaments, but mostly it seems like a scoring summary. If anyone was there, it would be nice to have opinions on who had strong games that wasn't reflected in the score sheet? Were there any d-men that stood out? Did a goalie steal a game or kept a team in against a stronger playing opponent? Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Carter Phair played net for Notre dame not Colby entz.

Anonymous said...

Who gives a crap who scored what? All I have to do is look on the score sheet and even that is usually wrong. Don't waste your time with this blog crap anymore. borrrrrrring!!!!

Anonymous said...

Agree with 8:00am. Not all prospects are scoring forwards. We all can see the stats on the tourney web site. Given WEP has the first two rounds pegged, how about mentioning some other players who stand out for different reasons. Who has been physical, what D man can orchestrate a breakout, who has been matched up against Benson or Lind. You know, some insight and scouting, not just notes compiled off of a score sheet.

Anonymous said...

A blind monkey could peg the first two rounds of any draft. WEHP Sucks, this site should close down for good and the sooner the better!

Holy hell, like where does this guy get off seeling a product like this blog. I haven't checked out the newsletter yet but my guess it is a 2 page bullshit column, correct?

Anonymous said...

You're absolutely right 10:07 & 12:30 this is a complete waste of time and money...oh wait a logic must have slipped for a moment...I totally forgot the site is free and there's no covert agency forcing me at gunpoint to read these articles! I guess if I any remote inkling of intelligence I could perhaps stop clicking on the link that leads me to this website...I guess we can all agree I'm must be a major IDIOT!!!

Sarcasm aside WEHP provides a great service and I appreciate the countless hours he puts into this site. Oh and guess kid is not ranked either but he will be because while pissed off at the world for your failings I'll be focused on improving my sons skills for next season.

Anonymous said...

Let me guess your son or team was not ranked very high? If you dont like it dont read it.

Anonymous said...

The site provides information about other players from areas you normally would not see them play. The "lists" are purely subjective and should be viewed with that in mind. Nobody should put much stock in the detail of the rankings and I'm sure WEHP would agree with that.

Now go away and complain about all the other things wrong in your life. Sounds like it would be an extensive list.