The Christmas season is approaching and we are in a very busy portion of the bantam hockey season. Some players are rising and making things very interesting. There were several tournament over the weekend and several coming. I wish you all a very merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and wish you all safe travels!
The November 28, 2012 newsletter is now ready. In this edition of the newsletter, we update the Top 200 for 98's, Top 130 for 99's. As well, stats have been updated for all players in the 98 and 99 age group with the exception of some PCAHA teams. Updated heights and weights are updated as well for most teams in western Canada and the US. The Top 40 western American players are updated. There has been some change up near the top of the lists and new players have been added and deleted after a busy weekend in which there was a major tournament in Prince Albert, the 2nd of 3 Hockey Manitoba Bantam Showcases and tournaments in Victora, Lethbridge and Prince George.
We had a chance to interview a new player who is primed to challenge for first overall in the bantam draft. He comes from a storied hockey family and has got lots of help from them through the years.
I had a chance to speak with a player who has been a rapid riser, is a captain and had a very good tournament over the weekend.
We also speak with one of the top defenceman who could be available for the bantam draft if he chooses that route over the NCAA option that seems like a very likely option for the player.
Lastly, we introduce you to a '99 born player who had ample success at the peewee level with one of the top teams in western Canada. He is just now starting to find his game as his strength improves
The top 20 team rankings make its Fifth appearance in the newsletter since all leagues are now under way. The team rankings are formatted in a newer style and is updated once again. We also list who their next games are against.
Mid Term Mock Draft
As has been the norm over recent years, we do our mid term mock draft and highlight where a specific player may go and why. We also re-cap who the WHL teams have taken in the previous draft as part of the reasoning for selection. Mock Draft doesn't reflect the actual rankings.