The January 24, 2013 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. With the completion of the John Reid Memorial Tournament, the rankings have been adjusted accordingly as some players really helped their cause while others have fallen. There are several new players who are making their first appearance in the newsletter.
I had a chance to interview a big defenceman who played a solid shut-down role in St. Albert. He doesn't play a flashy game by any means but is very steady nonetheless.
We speak with one of the top 99 born defenceman who was named to his leagues all-star team, which is no small honor. He will be someone to watch as we head in to the 2014 Bantam Draft season and for the rest of this year with a top 10 team in western Canada.
Interviewed, is one of, if not the top defenceman in all of Western Canada. He combines offence and defence and has routes in the WHL already from his family.
Lastly, we interview another top first year bantam player who is making a huge name for himself and will almost certainly be a first rounder in 2014 as well.
The top 20 team rankings make its Seventh appearance in the newsletter. Some major adjustments made on them with the completion of the John Reid Memorial Tournament. A pair of Saskatchewan teams make their appearance on it as well.
John Reid Memorial Tournament Review
Reviewed is the John Reid Memorial Tournament. We give several scouting reports within a game by game report. There are nearly 20 full game reports from the tournament with dozens of players highlighted and scouted.