I hope everyone is having a great holiday and enjoyed Christmas and are enjoying the WJHC. Some players are rising and making things very interesting. There were several tournament over the weekend and several coming. I wish you all a Happy New Year and wish you all safe travels!
The December 27, 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. The Top 40 western American players are updated. The Rankings continue to be updated as scouts tournament reports come in and get reflected in the player rankings daily.
We had a chance to speak with a power forward who models his game after Dustin Brown. His size and shot are his main attributes and should have a very good chance at going in the top 2 rounds.
Next, I interview a very physical defenceman who is also putting up good offensive numbers this year. He choose not to pick a player to model his game after as he wants to be his own defenceman.
Then we speak with a defenceman from one of the acadamies who see's the ice extremely well and has been one of the most rapid risers in the draft rankings this season.
Lastly, interviewed is a goalie who is flying under the radar but has all the tools to be a WHL draft pick and a dark-horse pick at that!
The top 20 team rankings make its Sixth appearance in the newsletter since all leagues are now under way. We also list who their next games are against.
Mid Term Provincial Category Award Winners
With the season at about its mid point, we look province by province and hand out awards in several different categories from best skater to defensive forward and so on. We polled several WHL scouts, our own scouts and others who are close to bantam hockey.