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Friday, January 18, 2013

John Reid Memorial Tournament - Day 2

Shots are 36-34 OHA
First Period
Both teams have played a solid game so far, the game could easily be tied still.  SSAC scored a PP goal on a tip-in by Benson on a Paterson shot.  SSAC's first line of Yaremko, Paterson and Benson have been creating chances at will - especially Benson.  He just simply controls most of the play when he is on the ice and loves to get in to the dirty areas.  Derek Patter and Peter Tomaras have had solid games as they both play a gritty game and work hard out there.  Robertson as well as Quennevill have both been solid on SSAC's backend.  Davis Koch for OHA has  looked good as he skates well and shows good puck skills.  Darren Rizzolo and Any Stevens have been fairly sound, matching up against the Benson line.  Cote has always looked on the OHA blueline - skatin well and playing good in his own end.  Both tenders Willms and Berlin haven't seen too many great scoring chances but have been there when needed.

Second Period
Back and forth period of great action.  OHA tied it up twice in the 2nd on 2 PPG's by Koch, with Rizzol getting 1 assist.  Benson is having a strgon game and has another goal, he just seems to find that net.  He continues to opne up space and make everyone around him better.  Quenneville, Yaremko and Benson have all started getting physical, throwing some huge checks.  Higson and Khaira for OHA both played well in the 2nd, skating as well as moving the puck up the ice, both had good PP efforts.  They are big bodies and both can skate very well.  Koch kept up his sold play and high skill level, vision and hockey iq are really starting to show.  Bowen has also started to show off his skill and hard work in the 2nd.  Both tenders are playing great and giving their respective teams a chance to pull out a W.

Third Period
OHA fight till the finish with a weird ending as OHA pull the goalie with 30 seconds left, needing to win but Benson came up big again scoring the empty in a tie game.  Ward scored the go ahead goal early in the 3rd period but Paterson responded late in the 3rd on a PP with Benson and Yaremko getting helpers.  Bowen kept up his solid play throughout the 3rd, showing some speed and creativity and he also had an assist on the goal.  Davis Koch had a tremendous game in the absence of Malentstyn and OHA's best forward in every situation.  Tyler Benson also kept up his strong game, his hockey IQ is something special, he is so creative that it can catch his line-mates off guard from time to time.  Quenneville kept up his physical play with a couple more big hits.  The entire OHA defence core had a solid game holding SSAC to 2 goals.  Both Berlin and Willms had outstanding games in goal.

Notre Dame 7 - Red Deer Black 2  FINAL
Shots are 22-13 Notre Dame

BWC 1 - Sherwood Park 1 Final
Shots:  34-18 BWC
First Period
The play has been very even, although the shot clock says different.  BWC hasn't dominated this contest by any means.  The Flyers are playing well considering they are without Steel once again.  Keenan Roszko and Jack Hamly have played well, showing some grit and taking the body.  Fabbro, Ginnetti and Barberis have all once again been solid with some nice offensive rushes.  Jaeger White, kryski haven't been forces yet and Kylyshbek has shown some nice work with the puck so far.  Lush solid again in goal for Sherwood Park.

Second Period
BWC scored a late goal off a Jaeger White rebound as Didyk did a nice job of going to the net and burying.  The 5'7 Lush continues to have a great tournament for Sherwood Park and has kept them in their games.  BWC has had a couple PP's but Lush has shut the door - making 2 spectacular saves in the same sequence on Jaeger White.  Scout in attendance reports White as being disappointing, although he has 1 helper on the BWC goal, he has also taking some very long shifts with not a lot of hustle back to the d-zone.  Jake Kryski hasn't been as good as this morning but does have a point again as well.  For Sherwood Park, Joel Lakusta and Ryan Krushen have both had soldi games defensively for the FLayers.  Hamly and Roszko are still battling hard out there and have some of the few Flyers scoring chances.  Big forward Kaedan Browne has also stepped up and played very well, he is a big kid who can throw his weight around be strong on the puck.

Third Period
The final period saw some good even play as both teams had chances to get the go ahead goal but neither could capitalize at even strength or on their PP's.  Clinton Veinot tied the game in the 3rd for the Flyers who played a hard game.  Veinot also did a great job penatly killing on a late BWC PP.  White had a couple good shifts showing his vision but nothing outstanding by any means.  Kryski also started to pick it up a bit in the 3rd.  Fabbro and Barberis continued their strong play for 60 minutes.  Kaedan Browne for Sherwood Park continued to play well for the Flyers.  Lush was solid again in the 3rd, making several key stops especially on a late BWC PP.

Calgary Bisons 5 - St. Albert Sabres 4 (FINAL)
Shots:  42-28 Calgary

Winnipeg Hawks 4 - Calgary Northstar Sabres 2 FINAL
shots:  35-26 Winnipeg

Poe 6 - Winnipeg Monarchs 3 FINAL
SOG:  31-26 POE
First Period
Another very close battle.  The Monarchs are though carrying the play for the most part and have had some good spurts.  J.P. Lovell opened the scoring for the Monarchs and has been strong thus far.  The line of Martin/Curtis/Libbrecht have also played quiet well early on.  Thiessen hasn't been a factor yet, he took a huge hit early on and hasn't returned.  For POE, Tyson Jost  continues to play well  and has two beautiful goals in the period and has opened up lots of space for his team-mates using skill and his high hockey IQ.  Kody Mcdonald has had a much stronger game this time around and has worked hard to assist on both POE markers.  Defensively, Ralph Jarrett has had a very strong showing on the backend.  Spark solid in goal for POE early on.

Second Period
The Monarchs goaltending continues to be an issues as Hall has allowed four goals on 20 shots.  Dylan Thiessen has returned but seems very rattled and hasn't been able to do to much at all.  Libbrecht did score for the Monarchs in the period on a bit of a lucky goal with Martin causing some havoc in front of the POE tender.  Lovell has kept it up with some hard-nosed shifts down low.  He could use work on his skating but is a big body and hustles.  Kody Mcdonald for POE has been outstanding in the offensive zone and has created tonnes of space and scoring chances on most shifts and has assisted on all 3 of Tyson Jost's goals.  He also showed off his scoring touch by scoring a nifty five-hole goal on Hall.    Jost picked up the assist on that and sniped his hat-trick goal late in the period.  Ayre has also had a couple nice shifts - showing his playmaking ability as well.  Andrusiak has yet to show up in this tournament as a threat.

Third Period
It was a very spirited 3rd period with several huge hits thrown by Marcus Mitchell of POE and Kruase from the Monarchs.  Weak goaltending by Ryan Hall in the game didn't help the Monarchs cause.  Lovell, Martin and Libbrecht all had solid games throughout.  Thiessen had 1 assist on Spencer Ferbers goal in the 3rd period and didn't play as well as we know he can.  Tyson Jost and Kody Mcdonald were easily the best players on the ice in this one.  Jost added his 4th goal and 7th of the tournament into an empty net.  Nice to see Kody Mcdonald pick up his play after a bit of an off day yesterday.

NSWC 12 - Calgary Royals 3 FINAL

Lloydminster Heat 6 - Edmonton MLAC 2 FINAL
SOG:  42-23Lloydminster

Notre Dame Hounds 3 - SSAC Southgate 3 FINAL
SOG:  25-20 SSAC
First Period
A defensive battle so far with very few good offensive chances.  Benson and Quenneville have been very good on the PP and moving the puck at will.  They both assisted on the '99 born Josh Paterson goal.  The Notre Dame top line of Klatt/Elder/Ramsay have been good with a couple big hits and hard work on the cycle.  Taylor Ross has shown some good playmaking ability but needs to continue to work on conditioning to take his game to the next level.  He does have solid hockey IQ though.  Notre Dame was able to tie it up late in the period on a Elder going with Ramsay and big Tyran Brown picking up assists.  Brown has caused havoc in front of the SSAC net on a few occasions.  He does need lots of work on his speed and skating however.  Both Jeff Faith and Nolan Reid have been decent.    Reid keeps it very simple and Faith took an undisciplined boarding penalty.  Dube has been average thus far.

Second Period
The play really picked up on the 2nd as action was back and forth in what has been a very even matchup to this point.  Dillon Dube has really stepped his game up as the contest has progressed.  He blocked a shot on one play early in the 2nd and then skated out and walked around the SSAC defender and scored a beautiful goal - top shelf.  Tyler Benson then scored a goal from the slot with assists to his linemates Yaremko/Paterson.  Benson has been solid but not spectacular.  Notre Dame's PK has been solid after allowing SSAC to score on the first PP chance.  Notre Dame goalie Brett Evans seems to be having some rebound control issues but made an enormous save on Benson late in the 2nd to keep the score tied at 2-2.  Nolan Reid is playing well, making the simple plays in both zones, not flashy though.  Both teams hit cross-bars late in the period.

Third Period
The play in the 3rd period was very even once again, with both teams getting chances for the win.  Tyler Benson hit the score-sheet once again in the 3rd, he is a special talent who finds a way on to the scoresheet with ease.  He possesses very nice puck skill and poise but isn't flashy or do any toe-drags.  Just a basic player who reads the play extremely well.  He works  hard every single shift and has a strong body language - especially on the bench with his coaches and peers.  Quenneville was also solid, he is an extremely offensive threat on the backend.  Nolan Yaremko and '99 born Josh Paterson had solid games and work hard in the dirty areas.  Notre Dame tied the contest up late in the 3rd on a nice PPG goal with Klatt - Elder to Ramsay who buried.  From his high tempo play and hustle, Elder is a good lead by example type player.  Captains Elder and Benson were named MVP's in the game.

OHA 3 - Red Deer Black 3 FINAL
SOG:  32-23 Red Deer
- RD captain Parker Smyth injured.  Luke Coleman has been good.

Burnaby Winter Club Bruins 4 - Winnipeg Hawks 2 FINAL
SOG:  29-16 BWC
starting goalies:  Shugrue - BWC and Bannerman - Wpg Hawks
First Period
The play in the first period was fairly even with both teams trading some early markers in the period.  Nolan Patrick scored his 1st of the tournament as d-men Barberis/Pears got their signals crossed down low.  Patrick is starting to show his strength in this game with some good shifts down low.  Jongmin Lee replied for BWC with assists going to Fabbro and Kryski.  Kryski is showing some nice puck skill as well as creativity and speed up the ice.  Dante Fabbro continues his solid play on defence and finds ease exiting his zone consistently.  Jaeger White has been a bit of a non-factor so far in this one.  For the Hawks, Adam Thurlbeck continues to play very solid, intense hockey.  Forwards, Linden McCorrister and Vince Loschaivo are paired together on defence in this one.  Loschaivo has yet to impress but is playing out of position.

Second Period
Both team are starting to look a bit tired as the game progresses.  Nolan Patrick is showing his versatility playing defence in the 2nd period now as McCorrister and Loschaivo have moved up front.  Patrick has shown good body language and rarely gets rattled or frustrated out there.  D - Skyler Thorsteinson has caught our eye and plays a steady, non flashy but effective game.  Jon Morrow has shown good hard work and hustle.  Jake Kryski continues to be the top BWC forward, hands down with nifty puck skills.  Uy and Seidel combined for a fluky goal for BWC soon after White made a nice pass to Kryski who buried a nice backhand in tight on Bannerman.  Other than a couple nice passes Jaeger White hasn't been a big factor.

Third Period
Hawks ran out of gas in the 3rd period of this one.  Jake Kryski continued to impress with his speed as he set up Jaeger White a 2 on 1 for the Bruins 4th goal.  Thurlbeck's intensity got the best of him in the 3rd period as took a Checking from Behind penalty with 11 minutes remaining in the game.  His intensity is very high but he has to stay more controlled and working the skating.  Nolan Patrick played a complete style of game and does an excellent job on the PK.  Fabbro and Barberis played solid games on the backend as well and Cam Ginnetti who showed he can head man the puck and play a solid all around game.  Jaeger White showed some speed in the 3rd period but only had a handful of solid shifts throughout the game.  Jon Morrow for the Hawks continued to work hard and show compete and hustle through the 3rd and is one of those players who give 110% every shift.  Patrick, McCorrister and Barley combined for a nice goal late in the 3rd with Barley burying top shelf.

Calgary Northstar Sabres 4 - Sherwood Park Flyers 3  FINAL
SOG:  31-30 Calgary
-Sam Steel is NOT in the lineup today.  Paramedics on the ice late in the 3rd as the Northstar goalie looked seriously injured.

Stay tuned all day long once again to the twitter account @WEHPscout or shortly right after each period here on the blog for period by period re-caps once again.


Anonymous said...

Funny you put out on a tweet that some Dman has been solid as a rock in the tournament and will be climbing the rankings. Then I noticed today after 1 period Winnipeg losing to BWC 3-1. Wonder how many points White/Kryski will have in that one today. Meanwhile back in PCAHA there are many so-called rock dmen that manage to keep these guys off the scoreboard. No small feat as they are a lethal combination. Just cause some of these teams from Manitoba or even Alberta are in the tournament doesn't make them superstar teams. The tournament clearly wants to get a cross canada representation. Not sure how many games you have seen of the PCAHA teams. Then I hear you putting up numbers about forwards in Alberta. Meanwhile if BWC or NSWC would play in that league their forwards would break records.

Anonymous said...

BWC D-men look awesome. Team defence is very strong too, very well-coached squad. Goaltending seems to the the only weakness.
And what happened to Jaeger White? Jake Kryski easily looks like top F.

Anonymous said...

What would you expect from a silly website like this? We should spread the word and have it closed because it is nothing but a joke and the tournament coverage is terrible!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Save your 10 bucks folks, the site is a joke, the rankings are a joke. Do you think any real hockey scout or hockey person reads this garbage?

They promissed tournament coverage! Where is it, other than some stats and scores again. Disappointing...We need more start up sites like the other one that popped up this year with Naylor from BC. Class act and site is pro.

Anonymous said...

RE: January 18, 2013 at 10:32 AM

You people drive me nuts. You make comments like this but keep coming back to read and comment?

If you think you can do better time time out of your day and start a blog.

You ruin it for the people that want to come and read this and read comments that are relevant.

Anonymous said...

This is the only reason why people come here is to talk on the blog..he closes this section then the site is done. nobody buys the news wipe he produces. sad, sad, sad

Anonymous said...

Goaltending iis fine 3 goals in 2 games against very good teams, give credit to the Sabers and Hawks. Both of Hawks goals were very good.
Goalie was very good, stop trying to promote or create something.
How is 26 shots saving 25 a weakness.

Hawks need to play faster and more movvment.

Anonymous said...


You were not even their with a comment like this. Lowest GA in the tournament.

Anonymous said...

This is a FREE website, if you don't like the content the author provides, you can leave.

Bunch of children.

Anonymous said...

OHA ties Red Deer! Yikes .Benson,a little more difficult vs top team hey.Kriski from BWC looks better to me.BWC goaltending could prove to be achillies heel.

Anonymous said...

BWC, NSWC, POE and Notre Dame SHOULD be the class of the tournament as they draw from everywhere. Just shows how strong Alberta hockey is as their teams are bound by territory (example - 4 BT AAA teams just in Edmonton proper, 7 in Edmonton metro area and 4 of them are here).

Anonymous said...

Great games so far today.

Started with Hawks and BWC
Then SSAC and ND.

Many good players all around. and its not even 2pm yet.

to bad we only get this once a year.

Anonymous said...

January 18, 2013 at 11:56 AM
Whoa! There's a sensitive momma.
While I don't think he's looked "weak", it's fair to say he looks like a relatively weak link in a VERY strong chain. I thought the earlier comment was really in praise of the team, not so much a criticism of your son.

Re: Kryski - this is my first real look and I'm very impressed. Can carry the puck with speed and has great hands. Not sure what his shooting skills are yet. If he can sustain his level of play here I think there will be lots more talk about this player going into the draft.
Fabbro I knew something about and he looks like he is all that's been advertised. Tremendous talent.

Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

Kids move all over, not just the clubs you mentioned.
After two games.

ND,Red Deer,St Albert is better then we had all expected

SSAC,BWC, Bisons are all where they should be.

OHA,POE,Royals,Monarchs are not doing as well as they had all hoped or we you had them over rated.

Anonymous said...

January 18, 2013 at 1:06 PM

missed the point, the goals that the Hawks scored were very good goals, not weak goals that got lucky to go in on a bad goaltender. (no garbage goals)
They were good shots. More of a comment on the caliber of the shots and they were not lucky or bad ones.
They played better then we did.

Anonymous said...

OHA what happened ?

ND I guess WEHP got this ranking wrong.

Royals- any comments ?

Benson looks ok, but nothing to separate himself from many others here.

Anonymous said...

What happened to goalie from Sherwood Park vs Sabers game ?

Anonymous said...

Re - 1:06 PM
Amen brother! Great hockey, so many talented kids and good teams. The tournament seems pretty balanced. At this point it looks to me like the winnder will be one of ND, BWC, SSAC or Lloyd. All 4 of those teams have some elite talent and depth, and before the haters chimes in, nothing against the other teams here, they are all strong teams with lots of talent. This tournament is a joy to watch. For the record, I am not a scout and while I have a son playing BT AAA, his team is not strong enough to be here. Surprise of the tournament so far for me has the been the vast improvement in the St Albert squad. The intensity they are displaying was sorely lacking until Norm Lacombe took over. Lastly, has anyone heard the status on the Northstar goalie who hurt earlier today? I hope he is ok.

Anonymous said...

ND is that good. What a difference from 2012 to 2013.

Anonymous said...

January 18, 2013 at 11:56 AM
GAA is a team stat, not a measure of goaltender performance. Save % can tell you something about a performance, but it isn't the whole story by any stretch.
From what I've seen of the 2013 BWC team, here and in the at, a PeeWee goalie would have an enviable GAA. This team is as stacked on Defence as I've ever seen, and their Forwards own-zone positioning is near perfect for limiting real scoring chances. This is obviously a very well-coached, disciplined group. Very impressive for 14-year olds.

Anonymous said...

Jan 18/13 @ 10:40 - I don't normally post on this site but just who do you think you are kidding? This site (WEHP) is amazing - in depth information on the blog with opportunity for interaction with scouts and parents. The BC site you are referring to - and I just looked at it before I posted this - had it's last posting about St. Albert 23 hours ago about NSWC and Lloydminster 2-0 after the first period WITH NO FOLLOW UP!!!! The site is a joke and we all know who is promoting it for their kids', friends' kids and girlfriends' kids and of course those who will pay. WEHP is a stand up site with Scouts who are named and RESPECTED!!! They post tournament scores at least daily - the other website is a complete and utter joke - certainly is around the rinks and no one with any kind of hockey sense takes it seriously at all!!!

Anonymous said...

to Jan/18/13 10:42 and 10:43 - I can only assume you are friends of or are the web masters for the BC site. Please enlighten us and tell us how the other site is better than this one. Explain yourself before ridiculing a site we all have come to know and love and RESPECT!!!!
Please enlighten us with a better site if you know of one as if you are not connected with the BC site then perhaps you can tell us of a better site that offers great information and interaction for FREE! We all know the BC site is run by a couple dad's who's kids aren't rated highly so started their own site. Your mother would not be proud - if you don't have anything nice to say don't say anything at all or at the very least back up your ludicrous statement.

Anonymous said...

Is it just me or is the tournament content on this blog and his twitter feed lacking a bit? Seems a bit late in most case. 'shakes head'

Anonymous said...

It,s beyond me how Patrick is ranked in the top 5 in these rankings. Yes he is a very big strong kid that wieghs more than most kids by 20 lbs now which helps him but his skating is very awkward and his skill level isn;t that great either. There is a kid named Luc Smith who is a comparable who I would take over him and is ranked way lower.

Anonymous said...

Luc Smith off PAC Spruce Grove is a very solid player, but is not as good as Nolan Patrick. Similar size, but Smith has less puck skills and is not as good of a skater. Both have heavy shots though and are leaders. Smith had a good showing at the AMBHL allstar game with three points and I suspect that at 6'2" 175lbs he will go higher than he is ranked.

Anonymous said...

Where was Sam Steel today? Would have been interesting to see him up against Burnaby. A game changer that could have bushed them into the quarter finals with close games against Northstars and BWC, too bad.

Anonymous said...

to 8:55 - word is Sam Steel has a neck injury.

Anonymous said...

How can the shots in the ND vs Red Deer game be the same at 3-2 as it is at the final of 7-2. If you are paying for this information they should be more accurate

Anonymous said...

OHA without Malenstyn gutsy performance against SSAC. 3-2 with minutes left and a garbage penalty gets SSAC a goal. 3-3 OHA has to pull their goalie to get the win and get by SSAC and they score an empty net goal. Good on SSAC well deserved but OHA without their top player deserves a ton of credit. Koch and Bowen were horses playing every other shift and special teams all night. Those two definately move up on the rankings.

Anonymous said...

January 19, 2013 at 10:12 AM

Did you pay for that information that you commented on? No? Oh..then shut up.. tired of the whinners on here...

Go to the so called better BC blog :P

Anonymous said...

Sherwood Park vs BWC game

who was in net for BWC, the tournament website shows Owen Seidel in for BWC and a great save average, does Seidel play goal as well?

now that is a talent at this level of AAA hockey

Anonymous said...

It certainly could have been Seidel. Anyone would have nice stats playing goal for that team.
Actually looks like that game exemplifies BWC's problems. That is, an inability to score and goaltending that doesn't make a positive difference. They outshot Sherwood Park 32-18, but only came away with a 1-1 tie.