Saturday, February 24, 2007

2005 WHL Bantam Draftees--Where are they now? (TEAMS B-L)

Continuing with this series, I am updating readers on the first six 2005 bantam picks for each team. As most readers know, the WHL drafts their prospects one year younger than those in the OHL or the QMJHL (this year's draft will be birth-year 1992). Unfortunately, there is quite a bit of difficulty obtaining stats on some of the Midget players, so for some, I will only be including the team that they are playing with. I am also including updated info for the top pick of each team in 2006, and if any lower picks have made the WHL this season, there is an update about them too.

Brandon Wheat Kings

Sanfred King (C) (1st round, 17th overall) has spent the season as a member of the Brandon AAA Midget Wheat Kings. King finished 10th overall in scoring in the Manitoba Midget Hockey League; in 40 games, he recorded 66 points and 50 PIM.

Jordan Hale (C) (2nd round, 37th overall) is a member of the Red Deer Optimist Rebels in the Alberta Midget Hockey League. Although his individual stats are unavailable, he has less than 25 points for the season.

Andrew Hayes (G) (3rd round, 57 overall) has spent the season as a member of the Bonnyville Pontiacs of the Alberta Junior Hockey League. In the 30 games in which he made an appearance thus far, Hayes is 11-11-4, with a 3.10 GAA and a 8.83 save percentage.

Colby Robak (D) (4th round, 77th overall) has played in 36 games for the WHL Wheat Kings this season. He has 5 points and accumulated 12 PIM in his appearances.

Lucas Mikkelsen (RW) (5th round, 94th overall) is a forward for the UFA Bisons Midget AAA of the Alberta Midget Hockey League. There are no statistics available for him as a member of the Bisons (he had under 25 points), however, earlier this season Mikkelsen played 6 games for the Drumheller Dragons of the Alberta Junior Hockey League, recording 1 power play goal during that time.

Alexander Grill (6th round, 113th overall) is a member of the Calgary Royal Blue Midget AA of the Central Alberta Junior Hockey League. No stats are available for him.

David Toews (LW) (6th round, 117th overall) is playing for Shattuck St. Mary's HS in Minnesota this season. Toews is a member of the Boy's Prep team, and through February 13th, he played 46 games, and was first on the team in assists (37) and second in total points (60), while accumulating 44 PIM.

***Brayden Schenn (C) (2006, 1st round, 9th overall) is having a fantastic year as a member of the Saskatoon Contacts of the Saskatchewan Minor AAA Hockey League. In 41 games, he has 70 points and 63 PIM.

Calgary Hitmen

Brendon Rowinski (1st round, 13th overall) has played 9 games thus far with the WHL Hitmen this season. After shoulder surgery, he missed the early part of the season, But Rowinski has 2 points in the 9 games in which he has played since January 28.

Ian Schultz (C) (2nd round, 33rd overall) is a member of the Calgary Buffaloes of the Alberta Midget Hockey League. In 30 regular season games for the Buffaloes, Schultz registered 33 points and 90 PIM.

Josh Martin (D) (3rd round, 53rd overall) is a member of the Calgary Flames Midget AAA of the Alberta Midget Hockey League. In 32 games, Martin has 16 points, 54 PIM, and has a +9 plus/minus rating.

Michael Stone (D) (4th round, 73rd overall) has 17 points in 47 games with the Hitmen (30 PIM and a -4 plus/minus rating). Stone has grown more than 2 inches since draft day, and now stands 6'2".

Martin Jones (G) (4th round, 74th overall) has been a significant factor on the WHL Calgary team this season. Appearing in 16 games thus far, he is 8-3-2-1, with a 2.84 GAA and a .891 save percentage. His best month thus far has been January, when in 5 games, he achieved a 1.96 GAA and .919 save percentage.

Roy Farrer (RW) (5th round, 91st overall) is a member of the Moose Jaw Warriors AAA of the Saskatchewan Midget Hockey League. In 35 games, Farrer has 15 points and 58 PIM.

Devon Kalinski (C) (6th round, 104th overall) has been a member of the Hitmen for this season after spending 2005-06 with Fort Saskatchewan Traders of the AMHL. Kalinski has played in 42 games, has 6 points, 34 PIM, while maintaining a +2 plus/minus.

**Chase Schaber (LW) (2006, 1st round, 20th overall) plays for the Red Deer Optimist Rebels. No stats are available.

Chilliwack Bruins

This expansion team just came into existence this season, and, therefore, has no draft selections in 2005. However, there is one 2006 draftee that has seen limited time with the Bruins this season. Centre Colton Graf, who was Medicine Hat's 10th round, 2005 draft selection has played 11 games with the Bruins (1 goal, 5 PIM, -3).

***Winger Ryan Howse (1st round, 3rd overall, 2006) has skated in 4 games and has 1 assist.

Everett Silvertips

Kyle Beach (C) (1st round, 10th overall) is one of the most successful rookies in the league this year. Currently, 5th overall in scoring for rookies in the league, Beach has 56 points in as many games, 185 PIM, and a +29 plus/ minus rating. Beach is a star in the making, a big tough forward who knows how to intimidate, fight, and finish.

Matthew Ius (RW) (2nd round, 30th overall) has played for the Richmond Sockeyes of the Pacific International Junior Hockey League. This is Ius' first season playing in the league, and in 22 games, he has 20 points and 8 PIM.

Matt Strong (D) (3rd round, 50th overall) has played 10 games with the WHL team thus far this season. In that time, he has 1 point and 6 PIM, with a plus/minus rating of -1. However, for the majority of the season, Strong has been a member of the Lloydminster Bobcats of the Alberta Junior Hockey League (AJHL). In 38 games with the Bobcats, Strong has recorded 3 points, and 79 PIM.

Ty Skauge (RW) (4th round, 70th overall) has also spent this season playing in the AJHL. Skauge plays for the Brooks Bandits of the AJHL. In his first season with the Bandits, Skauge has 9 points in 44 games (and 98 PIM).

Jordan Mistelbacher (C) was traded from Swift Current earlier this season. The Broncos 4th round pick (63th overall) in 2005, has played in 3 WHL games for Everett this month, and has scored 1 in one (an assist). Mistelbacher will be the Yukon later this month, representing Manitoba in the Winter Games.

No 5th round selection

Brendon Wall (D) (6th round, 101st overall) plays for the Beardy's Blackhawks Midget AAA club of the Saskatchewan Midget Hockey League. In 38 games, Wall has registered 20 points, and accumulated 50 PIM.

**Kellan Tochkin (F) plays for Fraser Valley Bruins Midget team of the British Columbia Major Midget Hockey League. Tochkin was the league's Player of the Month in December, and for the season is leading the league in total points, with 62.

**A 2006 bantam draft selection, defenceman Jeff Regier (2nd round, 34 overall) has played 2 games this month. In his first game, Regier had 1 assist.

Kamloops Blazers

Tyler Shattuck (RW) (1st round, 6th overall) is a member of the WHL Blazers this season. In 51 games, the young winger has 15 points, 49 PIM, and has maintained a +2 plus/minus rating.

Jordan Rowley (D) (2nd round, 26th overall) has played in 42 games for Kamloops this season. The rookie blueliner has registered 5 points, with 45 PIM and a +4 rating.

Paul Van de Velde (C) (3rd round, 46th overall) is a member of the Pembina Valley AAA Midget team of the Manitoba Midget AAA Hockey League. Twice named league Offensive Player of the Week, Van de Velde is leading his team in total points. The centre has played in 33 games, has 70 points, 31 PIM, and is +35.

Dalyn Flette (G) (3rd round, 47 overall) has appeared in 16 games for the WHL Blazers, achieving a 5-4-1-1 record. He has a 2.95 GAA and a .866 sv %.

Matthew Johnston (D) (3rd round, 58th overall) is playing on the blueline of Calgary Blackhawks Midget AA of the Calgary Junior Hockey League. In 27 regular season games with the Blackhawks, Johnston had 21 points and 52 PIM.

Matthew Chomyk (C) (4th round, 66th overall) has played for the Grand Prairie Storm Midget AAA of the Rural Alberta Midget Hockey League. In 36 games, Chomyk recorded 47 points and 68 PIM.

Kurt Torbohm (D) (5th round, 86th overall) is a rookie on the Revelstoke Grizzlies of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League (KIJHL). In 46 games, Torbohm has recorded 19 points and 101 PIM.

Todd Kennedy (LW) (6th round, 102nd overall) is also playing in the KIJHL. A rookie on the division-leading Kamloops Storm, Kennedy has 14 points in 43 games, with 104 PIM.

Mark Hall (C) (6th round, 106th overall) is a member of the WHL Blazers team. In 20 games with Kamloops, Hall has registered 2 points, 17 PIM, while maintaining a -6 plus/minus rating. Prior to joining the Blazers, Hall played with the Vernon Vipers of the British Columbia Hockey League.

**Jimmy Bubnick (RW) (1st round, 5th overall) has played for the star-studded Saskatoon Contacts of the Saskatchewan Midget AAA Hockey League. Third overall in the league in points, and tied for first on his team, Bubnick has played 71 games and recorded 70 points, with 32 PIM.

Kelowna Rockets

Tyler Myers (D) (1st round, 19th overall) has played on the WHL Rockets' blueline this season. In 53 games, 13 points, 70 PIM, with a -19 plus/minus rating.

Riley McIntosh (D) (2nd round, 39th overall) is also a member of the Kelowna Rockets thus season. In 36 games, the 6'5" McIntosh has 2 points, 25 PIM, and a -2 rating.

3rd round, no selection

Brandon McMillan (LW) (4th round, 79th overall) has spent this season as a member of the Kelowna Rockets. In 48 games, he has registered 10 points, 21 PIM, while maintaining a -15 plus/minus rating.

5th round, no selection

Kenny Dengler (LW) (6th round, 109th overall) is playing for the Humboldt Midget AA Broncos team in the Saskatchewan Center 4 League. In 20 regular season games, Dengler recorded 22 points and 18 PIM.

Evan Bloodoff (LW) (6th round, 119th overall) has played for the WHL Rockets this season. In 52 games, he has 7 points, 16 PIM, while maintaining a +3 plus/minus rating.

**Tyson Barrie (D) (1st round, 18th overall, 2006) has appeared in 2 games for the WHL team this season (no stats). For the rest of the season he has been a member of the Juan de Fuca Grizzlies of the Kelowna International Major Midget Hockey League.

Kootenay Ice

Jordan Wilkins (D) (1st round, 20th overall) is currently a member of the Summerland Sting of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League. In 8 regular season games with the Sting, Wilkins had 3 assists. Wilkins has also played in 25 WHL games with the Ice. In those games, he scored 1 point, had 5 PIM, and a -1 plus/minus rating.

Steele Boomer (C) (2nd round, 40th overall) is a rookie forward for the Fort Saskatchewan Traders of the Alberta Junior Hockey League. In 46 regular season games for the Traders, Boomer recorded 37 points and 24 PIM.

Kevin King (LW) (3rd round, 60th overall) is a member of the WHL Kootenay Ice this season. In 60 games King has played with the team, he has 12 points, 21 PIM, and a -6

Riley Gillies (RW) (4th round, 80th overall) plays for the Moose Jaw AAA Warriors of the Saskatchewan Midget AAA Hockey League. Gillies has appeared in 37 games with the AAA Warriors and is second on the team in scoring, with 26 points, and has accumulated 114 PIM.

Brent Henke (RW) (5th round, 100th overall) is a member of the Edmonton Canadians midget AAA team, as well as a winger for Gregg Distributors of the Alberta Minor Hockey League. While playing on the AMHL team, Henke has 32 points in 34 games (he also has accumulated 91 PIM).

Brad Ryan (D) (6th round, 103rd overall) also plays in the Alberta Minor Hockey League. A blueliner for the Calgary Northstars, Ryan won the league's defensive player of the month in January. No stats are available.

Cody Bremner (LW) (6th round, 120 overall) is a forward for the Juan de Fuca Grizzlies of the Kelowna International Major Midget Hockey League. In 45 games, Bremner has registered 67 points and 38 PIM.

**Nathan Lieuwen (G) (1st round, 16th overall, 2006) has played with the Fraser Valley Bruins of the British Columbia Major Midget League this season. Thus far, Lieuwen has played in 32 games, but no stats are available.

Lethbridge Hurricanes

Travis Bobbee (D) (1st round, 15th overall) has played 39 games with the WHL team during the 2006-07 season. In that time, he has recorded 8 points, 10 PIM, and a -2 plus/minus.

Bo Montgomery (D) (2nd round, 35th overall) was traded to Portland in December 2006.

Taylor Pillar (RW) (3rd round, 55th overall) is a member of the Saskatoon Contacts of the Saskatchewan Midget Hockey League. In 38 games, Pillar has 25 points, and 67 PIM.

Steven Murray (RW) (4th round, 75th overall) plays for the Calgary Northstars Midget AAA team of the Alberta Midget Hockey League. Murray has accumulated 27 points and 40 PIM in 30 games thus far this season.

Robbie Gunderson (G) (5th round, 97th overall) has grown 2 inches since draft day, and now is 6'0" tall. A member of the Lethbridge Hounds Midget AA team of the South Central Alberta Hockey League. In 18 games thus far this season, Gunderson is 13-1-4 with a 1.83 GAA.

6th round, no selection

** Carter Ashton (LW) (1st round, 7th overall) plays for the Saskatoon Contacts of the Saskatchewan Midget AAA Hockey League. In his rookie season with the Contacts, Ashton has 66 points and 99 PIM in 41 games. He has also played 2 games with the WHL Hurricanes, but has no points.

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Thursday's QMJHL News

The Board of Governors and General Managers of the clubs in the league met outside of Montreal earlier this week and decided on some changes that will have a significant impact on trades going forward.

Starting next fall, import players will be able to be traded at any time during the season. Additionally, trades can no longer include conditional clauses pertaining to the transfer of players in the league. A trade can, however, include conditional clauses regarding draft picks.

A very important change is that the amount NHL clubs play to QMJHL teams for "development", which I believe is currently approximately $40,000 for a first round selection and less for later rounds, will be divided-up between the QMJHL clubs that have owned the player’s rights over the course of his career. Because, these amounts cannot be transferred in the event of a trade, a team will be more likely to trade a good young prospect prior to his NHL draft season, than it would in the past.

To give these new rules some teeth, the league announced that "the Commissioner has the right to impose one or more of the following sanctions to teams who fail to respect the trade guidelines: fine clubs up to a maximum of $100,000, subtract draft picks and/or remove points in the standings."

In two other minor changes, games will start no earlier than 2:00 pm and no later than 7:35 pm on any day, and all teams will have now have an extra 2 weeks (until September 3rd, 2007) to pare their protected lists to 50 players.

Thursday's OHL News

In addition to the collaberation announced today between the OHF and the OHL (see blog entry just beneath this one), yesterday, the Erie Otters sent out a release that the team has added defenceman Dan Pinkney to the roster. Pinkney has played with the Huntsville Otters of the OPJHL during 2006-07 (a season shortened for him by injury), and after Huntsville's defeat by Newmarket last weekend in the OPJHL playoffs, Pinkney is free to play for Erie. He is expected to remain on the roster for the rest of the season.

And in more Colbert-related/OHL news, this week, Steagle Colbeagle the Eagle, the Saginaw Spirit mascot named for the television star, was declared the second best mascot in all sports for the year 2006. The honour was announced by

OHL/OHF Combine to Present U-16 "Program of Excellence"

The OHL announced today that it is combining with the Ontario Hockey Federation to provide a program for players born in 1992, so that the players can be seen and learn about major junior hockey, The event will take place in 2 venues on 2 weekends this spring. The first weekend will be held at the Kitchener Memorial Auditorium on the April 27 - 29 weekend. The second will be held in Oshawa on May 11-13 at the General Motors Centre. The program include 6 teams on each weekend, i.e., 120 players (72 forwards, 36 defencemen and 12 goaltenders) that will be formed from applicants. Applications are available on the OHL website, and the program is open to all AAA-level 1992 birth year players registered with the OHF.

This is a great opportunity for the OHL teams to scout the players that will be eligible for the 2008 OHL Priority Draft, as well as to give the players and their families a positive view of major junior hockey. As the NHL rules on how long rights to young players have changed and US universities become more and more of a reasonable option for players with great potential, it is imperative that the OHL (and the other CHL leagues) meet these challenges. This is a great way to begin to do so.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Latest WHL News

Last night the WHL annouonced its Player of the Week for the week ending Sunday February 18th. The honour was given to the Spokane Chiefs Michael Grabner. Grabner is the NHL Vancouver Canuck's 1st round selection in last year's draft. He recorded 6 goals in 3 games last week and has 44 points in 47 games thus far this season (30 PIM, +3 plus/minus).

This afternoon, protected player Michael Connolly, Lethbridge's 5th round selection in the 2004 bantam draft, announced that he has committed to the University of Minnesota Duluth for the 2007-08 season. Connelly is currently playing for the Camrose Kodiaks of the AJHL.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

CHLers Heading to The Yukon for the Canadian Winter Games--UPDATED TO INCLUDE COMPLETE ROSTERS FOR WINTER GAMES

The Canadian Winter Games will begin in Whitehorse, Yukon Territory this weekend, and many CHLers will take part. The men's hockey portion of the Games will take place from February 24th-March 2, and 12 teams will participate (but as you can see below, only 10 have players from the CHL or CHL prospects on their rosters).

As far as eligibility goes, each team can only have 20 players on their roster (all 20 dress for each game), and each player must be under 17 as of December 31, 2006. No player can be younger than 12 years of age (i.e., a player must be born between 1990-1994). Some of the teams have players that were born in 1992, and we will see how they will match up against their older opponents.

Each game will have three 20-minute periods, but there will be no overtime in the preliminary rounds of the Winter Games. After the preliminary rounds are completed, with the exception of the gold medal game, each game that is tied in regulation will have an overtime period and then a shootout. The overtime will be a 10-minute sudden death period. In the gold medal game, there will be 20-minute sudden death overtime periods that will continue until a winner is determined (in other words, there will be no shootout winners).

The provincial teams are divided into 4 divisions, as follows:

Pool A: Alberta, Saskatchewan, Northwest Territories
Pool B: Quebec, Nova Scotia, Yukon Territory
Pool C: Ontario, Manitoba, Prince Edward Island
Pool D: British Columbia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland/Labrador

The top 2 teams in each division advance to the qualifying round. In a one-game playoff, the winners of the 4 qualifying round games will advance to the semi-finals. The relegation teams (the bottom team in each division) will play relegation games in a round robin format.

The CHL players (and draft picks) on each roster, by province, are as follows (all stats are through Sunday, February 18):


Tyler Myers (D) Kelowna Rockets (1st round, 19 overall, 2005) 53 games, 11 points, 70 PIM, -19

Jordan Rowley (D) Kamloops Blazers (2nd round, 26 overall, 2005) 42 games, 5 points, 45 PIM, +4

Jordan Eberle (C) Regina Pats (7th round, 126 overall, 2005) 60 games, 46 points, 30 PIM, +9

Devon Kalinski (C) Calgary Hitmen (6th round, 104 overall, 2005) 43 games, 6 points, 34 PIM +2

Lance Bouma (LW) Vancouver Giants (2nd round, 29 overall, 2005) 45 games, 8 points, 27 PIM, +0

Kevin King (LW) Kootenay Ice (3rd round, 60 overall, 2005) 60 games, 12 points, 21 PIM, -6

Philip Gervais (RW) Swift Current Broncos (3rd round, 52 overall, 2005) 47 games, 4 points, 64 PIM, -17

Jacob DeSerres (G) Seattle Thunderbirds(3rd round, 56 overall, 2005) 16 games, 6-7-0-2, 2.41 GAA, .913 sv %, 3 shutouts

Dalyn Flette (G) Kamloops Blazers (3rd round, 47 overall, 2005) 16 games, 5-4-1-1, 2.95 GAA, .866 sv %, 1 shutout

Draft Selections:

Andrew MacWilliam (D) Calgary Royals (AMHL) (Spokane, 9th round, 163 overall, 2005)

Steven Seigo (D) Bonnyville Pontiacs (AJHL) (Everett, 8th round, 150 overall, 2005)

Matthew Strong (D) Lloydminster Bobcats (AJHL) (Everett, 50th overall, 2005)

Craig Orfino (RW) Edmonton K of C (AMHL) (Lethbridge, 10th round, 185 overall, 2005)

Steele Boomer (C) Fort Saskatchewan Traders (AJHL) (Kootenay, 2nd round, 40 overall, 2005)

Cassidy Mappin (C) Red Deer Optimist Rebels (AMHL) (Red Deer, 1st round, 12 overall, 2005) (while with WHL, 23 games, 1 points, 37 PIM, -1)

Matthew Fraser (LW) Red Deer Rebels (AMHL) (Red Deer, 9th round, 172 overall, 2005)

Cole Penner (LW) Medicine Hat AAA Midget (AMHL) (Prince Albert, 1st round, 4 overall, 2006)


Thomas Carr (D) Fort Saskatchewan Traders (AJHL)
Joseph Colborne (LW) Camrose Kodiaks (AJHL)
Wacey Hamilton (C) Camrose Kodiaks (AJHL)

British Columbia

Riley McIntosh (D) Kelowna Rockets (2nd round, 39 overall, 2005) 35 games, 2 points, 25 PIM, -2

Mike Reddington (D) Spokane Chiefs (2nd round, 25 overall, 2005) 58 games, 3 points, 64 PIM, +1

Mike Scarborough (D) Red Deer Rebels (5th round, 92 overall, 2005) 16 games, 0 points, 10 PIM, -2

Colton Teubert (D) Regina Pats (1st round, 10 overall, 2005) 58 games, 11 points, 83 PIM, +0

Kyle Beach (C) Everett Silvertips (1st round, 10 overall, 2005) 57 games, 57 points, 190 PIM, +27

Evan Bloodoff (LW) (6th round, 119 overall, 2005) 51 games, 7 points, 16 PIM, +3

Thomas Frazee (C) Portland Winter Hawks (1st round, 11 overall, 2005) 56 games, 12 points, 38 PIM, -28

Jordon Hickmott (C) Medicine Hat Tigers (1st round, 18 overall, 2005) 27 games, 4 points, 4 PIM, +1

Brandon McMillan (LW) Kelowna Rockets (4th round, 79 overall, 2005) 47 games, 9 points, 21 PIM, -16

Tyler Shattock (RW) Kamlopps Blazers (1st round, 6 overall, 2005) 51 games, 15 points, 49 PM, +2

Geordie Wudrick (LW) Swift Current Broncos (1st round, 2 overall, 2005) 60 games, 20 points, 54 PIM, -10

Martin Jones (G) Calgary Hitmen (4th round, 74 overall, 2005) 16 games, 8-3-2-1, 2.84 GAA, .891 sv %

Draft Selections:

Stefan Elliott (D) Vancouver NW Giants (BCMML) (Prince George, 1st round, 12 overall, 2006)

Landon Ferraro (RW) Vancouver NW Giants (BCMML) (Red Deer, 1st round, 2 overall, 2006)

Ryan Howse (LW) Cariboo Cougars (BCMML) (Chilliwack, 1st round, 3 overall, 2006) (with WHL Bruins, 4 games, 1 assist)

Derek Lee (C) Salmon Arm Silverbacks (BCHL) (Spokane, 6th round, 110 overall, 2005)

Kyle St. Denis (RW) Vernon Vipers (BCHL) (Regina, 5th round, 89 overall, 2005)

Jordan Wilkins (D) Summerland Sting (KIJHL) (Kootenay Ice, 1st round, 20 overall, 2005) (with WHL, 25 games, 1 point, 5 PIM, -1)


Thomas Heemskerk (G) Fraser Valley Bruins (BCMML)
Tyler Pistone (C) Nanaimo Clippers (BCHL)


Eric Mestery (D) Tri-City Americans (1st round, 7 overall, 2005) 40 games, 6 points, 20 PIM, -3

Travis Bobbee (D) Lethbridge Hurricanes (1st round, 11 overall, 2005) 39 games, 8 points, 10 PIM, -2

Colby Robak (D) Brandon Wheat Kings (4th round, 77 overall, 2005) 36 games, 5 points, 12 PIM, +0

Tyler Schmidt (D) Tri-City Americans (2nd round, 27 overall, 2005) 40 games, 17 points, 64 PIM, +8

Michael Stone (D) Calgary Hitmen (4th round, 73 overall) 48 games, 17 points, 30 PIM, -4

Dale Hunt (RW) Prince George Cougars (1st round, 3 overall, 2005) 47 games, 10 points, 19 PIM, +2

Draft Selections:

Kyle Birch (G) Winnipeg Wild (Midget AAA) (Tri-Cities, 5th round, 91 overall, 2005)

Travis Hamonic (D) Winnipeg Saints (MJHL) (Moose Jaw, 9th round, 162 overall, 2005)

Sanfred King (C) Brandon AAA Midget Wheat Kings (Brandon, 1st round, 17 overall, 2005)

Paul Vandevelde (C) Pembina Valley Hawks (Midget AAA) (Kamloops, 3rd round, 46 overall 2005)

David Toews (LW) Shattuck St. Mary's (USHW) (Brandon, 6th round, 117 overall, 2005)

Steph Vigier (LW) Pembina Valley Hawks (Midget AAA) (Prince Albert,8thh round, 148 overall, 2005)

Colin Phaneuf (RW) Winnipeg South Blades (MJHL) (Tri-Cities, 6th round, 107 overall, 2005)

Jordan Mistlebacher (C) Winnipeg Saints (MJHL) (Swift Current, 4th round, 63 overall, 2005)

Shayne Wiebe LW Brandon Midget AAA Wheat Kings (Brandon, 8th round, 146 overall, 2005)


Mark Friesen (G) Pembina Valley Hawks (Midget AAA)
Scott Macaulay (D) Winnipeg Wild (Midget AAA)
Braeden Adamyk (LW) Neepawa Natives (MJHL)
Colan Jackson (F) Winnipeg Thrashers (Midget AAA)
Cory More (C) Southeast Blades (MJHL)

New Brunswick

Kelsey Tessier (C) Quebec Remparts (4th round, 66 overall, 2006) 59 games, 41 points, 36 PIM, -2

Mike Thomas (RW) Saint John Sea Dogs (4th round, 56 overall, 2006) 40 games, 4 points, 44 PIM, -12

Taylor MacDougall (C) St. John's Fog Devils (2nd round, 25 overall, 2006) 58 games, 3 points, 21 PIM, -15

Patrice Cormier (C) Rimouski Oceanic (1st round, 5 overall, 2006) 48 games, 2pointsts, 62 PIM, +2

Draft Selections:



Nathan Dunnett (G) Miramichi Rivermen (Midget AAA)
Jake Allen (G) Fredericton Canadiens (Midget AAA)
Devin Munn (D) Fredericton Canadiens (Midget AAA)
Dillen Theriault (D) Fredericton Canadiens (Midget AAA)
Mathew Furlotte (D) Fredericton Canadiens (Midget AAA)
Justin Bell (D) Saint John Vitos (Midget AAA)
Phil Breau (D) Moncton Flyers (Midget AAA)
Chris Eagles (D) Fredericton Canadiens (Midget AAA)
Remi Blanchard (D) Bas-Caraquet Miramichi Rivermen (Midget AAA)
Cameron Critchlow (F) Notre Dame Argos (SMAAAHL)
Jacques Cormier (RW) Moncton Flyers (Midget AAA)
Devon MacAusland (C) Moncton Flyers (Midget AAA)
Robbie Weale (LW) Fredericton Canadiens (Midget AAA)
Matthew Milson (RW) Woodstock Slammers (MJAHL)
Scott Murphy (LW) Fredericton Canadiens (Midget AAA)
Michael Cormier (C) Saint John Vitos (Midget AAA)


Luke Adam (C) St. John's Fog Devils (St. John's Fog Devils, 1st round, 7 overall, 2006) 58 games, 13 points, 47 PIM, -8

Evan Mosher (G) PEI Rocket (PEI Rocket, 5th round, 76 overall, 2006) 2 games, 0-1-0, 12.03 GAA, .750 sv %

Draft Selection:

Alex Wall (D) St. John's Maple Leafs (Midget AAA) (St. John's, 5th round, 81 overall, 2006)

Mitch Flynn (D) St. John's Maple Leafs (Midget AAA) (St. John's, 4th round, 61 overall, 2006) played 1 game with the Fog Devils this season, 0 points, +1 plus/minus

Chris Thorne (C) St.John's Maple Leafs (Midget AAA) (St. John's, 5th round, 79 overall, 2006)


Nick Champion (G) Labrador Huskies (Midget AAA)
Jeff MacRoberts (D) St.John’s Maple Leafs (Midget AAA)
Patrick Parfrey (D) St.John’s Maple Leafs (Midget AAA)
Brian Hogan (D) St.John’s Maple Leafs (Midget AAA)
Michael Snow (D) Halifax Wolverines (MJAHL)
Brad Yetman (D) St.John’s Maple Leafs (Midget AAA)
Michael King (RW) St.John’s Maple Leafs (Midget AAA)
Travis Randell (RW) St.John’s Maple Leafs (Midget AAA)
Adam Molloy (LW) St.John’s Maple Leafs (Midget AAA)
John Caul (F) St.John’s Maple Leafs (Midget AAA)
Steven O’Keefe (C) St.John’s Maple Leafs (Midget AAA)
Brandon MacDonald (RW) St.John’s Maple Leafs (Midget AAA)
Brandon Street (LW) Tri-Pen Frost (Midget AAA)
Steven Brazil (C) St.John’s Maple Leafs (Midget AAA)
Jeremy Barron (C) St.John’s Maple Leafs (Midget AAA)

Northwest Territories

No CHLers


Andy Williams (G) Notre Dame
Michael Taylor (G) Hay River Midgets
James Williams (D) Leduc Oil Kings Midget-15
Kirk Sangris (D) Yellowknife Midgets
Jeff Bembridge (D) Yellowknife Midgets
Brett Hodges (D) Yellowknife Midgets
Zac Moses (D) Yellowknife Midgets
Brett Stewart (D) Notre Dame
Phillip Jr. Liske (F) Yellowknife Midgets
Geo Pascal (RW) Inuvik Midgets
Zac Potts (F) Yellowknife Midgets
Devon Tordoff (F) Yellowknife Midgets
Kyle Biggar (LW) Hay River Midgets
Mitch Devana (F) Yellowknife Midgets
Steven Oliver (F) Yellowknife Midgets
Francis Villeneuve (LW) Edmonton - South Side Athletic Club
Mykle Grandjambe (F) Yellowknife Midgets
Devon Chang (F) Edmonton – Knights of Columbus Colts
Kevin Alexander (F) Yellowknife Midgets
Jacob Laude (F) Yellowknife Midgets

Nova Scotia

Jarrod Struthers (LW) Rouyn-Noranda Huskies (Rouyn-Noranda, 3rd round, 50 overall, 2006) 35 games, 5 points, 41 PIM, +0

Matthew Stoddard (C) Saint John Seadogs (Cape Breton, 2nd round, 35 overall, 2006) 17 games, 4 points, 10 PIM, -5

Peter Delmas (G) Lewiston MAINEiacs (Lewiston, 5th round, 83rd overall, 2006) 25 games, 15-9-0, 2.83 GAA, .901 sv %

Draft Selections:

Evan Watts (D) Cape Breton West (NSMMHL) (Cape Breton Screaming Eagles, 5th round, 84 overall) 4 games with Cape Breton (QMJHL), no statistics

Christian Morin (D) Dartmouth Subways (NSMMHL) (Val-d'Or Foreurs, 4th round, 64 overall, 2006) 1 game with Val-d'Or, -1.

Alex Beaton (F) Dartmouth Subways (NSMMHL) (Lewiston MAINEiacs, 5th round, 73 overall, 2006)


Kirk Rafuse (G) Truro Junior A Bearcats (MJAHL)
Darryl Dillman (D) Cole Harbour McCain (NSMMHL)
Scott McDonald (D) Dartmouth Subways (NSMMHL)
Trent MacDonald (D) Pictou Weeks Midgets (NSMMHL)
Matt Sollows (D) Dartmouth Subways (NSMMHL)
Shane Robar (D) Dartmouth Subways (NSMMHL)
Michael Kirkpatrick (C) Pictou Jr. A Crushers (MJAHL)
Nick MacKeil (RW) Pictou Weeks Midgets (NSMMHL)
Zach Carson (LW) Amherst Jr. A Ramblers (MJAHL)
Steven Anthony (C) Dartmouth Subways (NSMMHL)
Matt Brown (LW) Pictou Weeks Midgets (NSMMHL)
Brett Frazee (C) Pictou Weeks Midgets (NSMMHL)
Gerrad Grant (LW) Dartmouth Subways (NSMMHL)
Stephen Horyl (C) Truro Jr. A Bearcats (MJAHL)


Tyler Cuma (D) Ottawa 67's (Ottawa, 1st round, 6 overall, 2006) 55 games, 19 points, 48 PIM, +1

Mark Cundari (D) Windsor Spitfires (Windsor, 2nd round, 29 overall, 2006) 56 games, 19 points, 122 PIM, -28

Michael Del Zotto (D) Oshawa Generals (Oshawa, 1st round, 2 overall, 2006) 56 games, 55 points, 58 PIM, +1

Michael D'Orazio (D) Owen Sound Attack (Owen Sound, 1st round, 8 overall, 2006) 55 games, 12 points, 67 PIM, -7

Mitch Gaulton (D) Erie Otters (Erie, 1st round, 4 overall, 2006) 49 games, 14 points, 51 PIM, -33

Alexander Pietrangelo (D) Mississauga Ice Dogs (Mississauga, 1st round, 3 overall, 2006) 56 games, 46 points, 41 PIM, +40

Stefan Della Rovere (LW) Barrie Colts (Barrie, 1st round, 16 overall, 2006) 42 games, 10 points, 31 PIM, -3

Kelly Geoffrey (LW) Erie Otters (Erie, 3rd round, 44 overall, 2006) 49 games, 29 points, 49 PIM, -23

Adam Henrique (C) Windsor Spitfires (Windsor, 2nd round, 24 overall, 2006) 56 games, 40 points, 20 PIM, -12

Cody Hodgson (C) Brampton Battalion (Brampton, 1st round, 17 overall, 2006) 58 games, 42 points, 22 PIM, -25

Nazem Kadri (C) Kitchener Rangers (Kitchener, 1st round, 18 overall, 2006) 56 games, 16 points, 26 PIM, +7

Cody Lindsay (C) Ottawa 67's (Ottawa, 2nd round, 26 overall, 2006) 56 games, 26 points, 37 PIM, +3

James Livingston (RW) Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (Saulte St. Marie, 1st round, 5 overall, 2006) 55 games, 7 points, 84 PIM, -10

Nathan Moon (RW) Kingston Frontenacs (Kingston, 2nd round, 34 overall, 2006) 51 games, 35 points, 39 PIM, +0

Anthony Nigro (C) Guelph Storm (Guelph, 1st round, 15 overall, 2006) 50 games, 13 points, 22 PIM, +5

Steve Stamkos (C) Sarnia Sting (Sarnia, 1st round, 1 overall, 2006) 57 games, 87 points, 48 PIM, +12

Chris Carrozzi (G) Toronto St. Michael's Majors (Toronto, 3rd round, 60 overall, 2006) 21 games, 5-6-1-0, .413 GAA, .898 sv %

Edward Pasquale (G) Belleville Bulls (Belleville, 3rd round, 56 overall, 2006) 7 games, 4-1, 3.10 GAA, .917 sv %

Draft Selections:

Brandon Burlon (D) St Michael's Buzzers (OPJHL) (Owen Sound Attack, 3rd round, 55 overall, 2006)

Corey Trivino (C) Stouffville Spirit (OPJHL) (Barrie Colts, 5th round, 88 overall, 2006)


Mark Barberio (D) Moncton Wildcats (Cape Breton, 1st round, 12 overall, 2006) 56 games, 16 points, 56 PIM, +8

Yann Sauve (D) St. John's Sea Dogs (St. John's, 1st round, 1 overall, 2006) 54 games, 14 points, 75 PIM, -25

Jordon Southorn (D) PEI Rocket (PEI, 1st round, 17 overall, 2006) 53 games, 10 points, 52 PIM, +3

Steven Delisle (D) Gatineau Olympiques (Gatineau, 2nd round, 30 overall, 2006) 49 games, 12 points, 43 PIM, +6

Gabriel Lemieux (D) Shawinigan Cataractes (Shawinigan, 2nd round, 31 overall, 2006) 57 games, 10 points, 22 PIM, -19

Alexandre Neron (D) Rimouski Oceanic (Rimouski, 1st round, 6 overall, 2006) 44 games, 12 points, 27 PIM, +2

Jordan Caron (C) Rimouski Oceanic (Rimouski, 1st round, 8 overall, 2006) 54 games, 39 points, 41 PIM, +10

Joel Champagne (C) Chicoutimi Sagueneens (Chicoutimi, 1st round, 10 overall, 2006) 59 games, 19 points, 49 PIM, -13

Phillip-Michael Pinard-Devos (C) Victoriaville Tigres (Victoriaville, 2nd round, 21 overall, 2006) 53 games, 14 points, 23 PIM, +5

Jean-Sebastien Berube (LW) Rouyn-Noranda Huskies (Rouyn-Noranda, 2nd round, 32 overall 2006) 38 games, 10 points, 20 PIM, +8

Maxime Sauve (C) Quebec Remparts (Quebec, 1st round, 18 overall, 2006) 57 games, 16 points, 22 PIM, -11

Marc-Olivier Vachon (RW) Drummondville Voltigeurs (Drummondville, 2nd round, 28 overall, 2006) 46 games, 12 points, 16 PIM, -4

Kevin Poulin (G) Victoriaville Tigres (Victoriaville, 1st round, 3 overall, 2006) 23 games, 10-6-0, 3.33 GAA, .896 sv %

Antoine Tardif (G) Acadie-Bathurst Titans (Acadie-Bathurst, 1st round, 14 overall, 2006) 29 games, 14-11-0, 3.47 GAA, .872 sv %

Draft Selections:

Gabriel Dumont (C) Albatros Ecole Sec. Notre Dame (LHMAAAQ) (Drummondville, 4th round, 70 overall, 2006) (in QMJHL, 8 games, 2 points, 6 PIM, -2)

Dave Labrecque (LW) Blizzard du Sem. St-Francois (LHMAAAQ) (Shawinigan, 1st round, 9 overall, 2006) (in QMJHL, 4 games, 1 point, 0 PIM, -2)


Simon Despres-Bellavance (D) Laval-Bourassa Regents (LHMAAAQ)
Jonathan Bonneau (LW) Magog Cantonniers (LHMAAAQ)
Louis Leblanc (C) Lac St-Louis Lions(LHMAAAQ)
Nicolas Deschamps (C) College Charles-Lemoyne Les Riverains (LHMAAA)

Prince Edward Island

Chris Doyle (C) PEI Rocket (PEI, 1st round, 4 overall, 2006) 44 games, 34 points, 40 PIM, +6

Draft Selection:

Allan Clow (D) St Andrew's College HS Saints (PEI Rocket, 5th round, 75 overall, 2006)


Tyler MacDonald (G) Charlottetown Islanders (NB-PEI MAAA)
Robin Stewart (G) Upper Canada College Varsity
Will Johnston (D) Cornwall Thunder (NB-PEI MAAA)
Ryan Taylor (D) Charlottetown Abbies (MJAHL)
Mitch Kerr (D) Cornwall Thunder (NB-PEI MAAA)
Brandon Gormley (D) Notre Dame Bantam AAA Owens (SSMHL)
Parker Deighan (D) Summerside Capitals (MJAHL)
Nathan DesRoches (C) Summerside Capitals (MJAHL)
Jackie Ray Bernard (LW) Charlottetown Islanders (NB-PEI MAAA)
Ben Cameron (RW) Charlottetown Islanders (NB-PEI MAAA)
Jesse MacIntyre (LW) Charlottetown Islanders (NB-PEI MAAA)
Harrison McIver (LW) Charlottetown Islanders (NB-PEI MAAA)
Jordan Costello (LW) Cornwall Thunder (NB-PEI MAAA)
Ned O’Brien (F) Rothesay Netherwood Riverhawks (NBHS)
Neil Sherren (LW) Cornwall Thunder (NB-PEI MAAA)
Alex Noonan (LW) Charlottetown Islanders (NB-PEI MAAA)
Travis MacIsaac (F) Charlottetown Islanders (NB-PEI MAAA)
Trevor Carmichael (LW) Charlottetown Islanders (NB-PEI MAAA)


Blaine Tendler (D) Prince Albert Raiders (Prince Albert, 2nd round, 28 overall, 2005) 42 games, 12 points, 14 PIM, -8

Chad Suer (D) Moose Jaw Warriors (Moose Jaw, 2nd round, 22 overall, 2005) 35 games, 4 points, 20 PIM, -16

Bo Montgomery (D) Portland Winter Hawks (Lethbridge, 2nd round, 35 overall, 2005) 22 games, 0 points, 36 PIM, -15

Teigan Zahn (D) Saskatoon Blades (Saskatoon, 1st round, 14 overall, 2005) 32 games, 3 points, 54 PIM, -16

Jordan Trach (LW) Prince Albert Raiders (Prince Albert, 1st round, 8 overall, 2005) 36 games, 4 points, 37 PIM, -15

Jeremy Boyer (C) Seattle Thunderbirds (Seattle, 2nd round, 36 overall, 2005) 52 games, 5 points, 25 PIM, -5

Colton Graf (C) Chilliwack Bruins (Medicine Hat, 10th round, 198 overall, 2005) 11 games, 1 point, 5 PIM, -3

Gaelen Patterson (C) Saskatoon Blades (Saskatoon, 3rd round, 54 overall, 2005) 43 games, 4 points, 20 PIM, +0

Kruise Reddick (C) Tri City Americans (undrafted, protected player) 52 games, 16 points, 26 PIM, +12

James Wright (C) Vancouver Giants (Vancouver, 1st round, 9 overall, 2005) 43 games, 11 points, 29 PIM, +10

Draft Selections:

Jared Cowen (D) Saskatoon Contacts (SMAAAHL) (Spokane Chiefs, 1st round, 1 overall, 2006) (in WHL, 3 games, 2 PIM, +1)

Joel Kot (D) Moose Jaw Warriors (SMAAHL) (Red Deer Rebels, 4th round, 72 overall, 2005)

Curtis Kulchar (D) Prince Albert Mintos (SMAAAHL) (Regina Pats, 7th round, 121 overall, 2005) (in WHL, 4 games, -4)

Brayden Schenn (C) Saskatoon Contacts (SMAAAHL) (Brandon Wheat Kings, 1st round, 9 overall, 2006)

Rylan Schwartz (C) Notre Dame Hounds (SMAAAHL) (Spokane Chiefs, 4th round, 69 overall, 2005) (verbally committed to Colorado College for 2008-09 season)

Jimmy Bubnick (RW) Saskatoon Contacts (SMAAAHL) (Kamloops, 1st round, 5 overall, 2006) (in WHL, 2 games, 1 point)

Cody Hanson (C) Regina Pat Canadians (SMAAAHL) (Seattle Thunderbirds, 1st round, 16 overall, 2005) (in WHL, 3 games, no stats)

Carter Ashton (LW) Saskatoon Contacts (SMAAAHL) (Lethbridge Hurricanes, 1st round, 7 overall, 2006) (in WHL, 2 games, -1)

Jeffrey Bosch (G) Saskatoon Blazers (SMAAAHL) (Regina Pats, 4th round, 31 overall, 2005)


Jordan Washburn (G) Prince Alberta Mintos (SMAAAHL)

Yukon Territory

No CHLers


Mitch Heynen (G) Northern Cross Mustangs (WMHA)
Ian Perrier (G) NEBC Tracker Flyers (RAML)
Lawrence Brennan (D) Peterborough Petes (OMHA)
Jeff Gartshore (D) Northern Cross Mustangs (WMHA)
Alex McDougall (D) Northern Cross Mustangs (WMHA)
Kevin Pike (D) Northern Cross Mustangs (WMHA)
Nick Swizdaryk (D) Northern Cross Mustangs (WMHA)
Evan Campbell (LW) NEBC Tracker Flyers (RAML)
Daniel Clethroe (F) Northern Cross Mustangs (WMHA)
Kane Dawe (F) Northern Cross Mustangs (WMHA)
Colin Dendys (LW) Northern Cross Mustangs (WMHA)
Joe Densmore (F) Northern Cross Mustangs (WMHA)
Lowell Johnston (F) Northern Cross Mustangs (WMHA)
Tanner Kulych (F) Northern Cross Mustangs (WMHA)
Fraser Love (F/D) Northern Cross Mustangs (WMHA)
Owen MacKinnon (F) Northern Cross Mustangs (WMHA)
Drew Pettitt (F) Caribou Cougars (BCMML)
Glen Skookum (F) Northern Cross Mustangs (WMHA)
Ted Stephens (F) Northern Cross Mustangs (WMHA)
Robbie Stuckey (F) Northern Cross Mustangs (WMHA)

Monday, February 19, 2007

QMJHL & OHL Select Players of the Week

Monday is the day that the OHL and the Q pick Players of the Week and both leagues announced their selections earlier today.

In the QMJHL, David Desharnais and Maxime Dubuc were given the offensive and defencive honours, respectively. In the OHL, the award was given to netminder Andrew Loverock.

Desharnais, who previously won the award this season in December, is a 4th-year centre for the Chicoutimi Sangueneens. The team captain, he leads Chicoutimi in overall points with 92 (including 14 power play and 4 short-handed goals) and a 61% face-off win percentage. Desharnais received the QMJHL award for his play in the Sangueneens' 2 games this past week, where he recorded 2 goals and 4 assists, and was named the games' first star on Friday night. Not drafted in either of his years of NHL eligibility, Desharnais is considered by many scouts to be too small (5'7", 169 lbs) to play in the NHL.

Also considered for the offensive award were previous Payer of the Week winner David Perron of the Lewiston MAINEiacs (who has also twice this season been named Rookie of the Month), Michael Frolik (FLA, 1st round, 2006) of the Rimouski Oceanic (who was named Rookie of the Month for the month of January) and former player of the week, overager, Danick Bouchard of the Shawinigan Cataractes.

Perron, also a centre, played in 3 games this past weekend and had at least a goal in each (3 goals, 2 assists) and was named second star in Friday night's game. Perron is Lewiston's leading scorer on the year and, although he is in his second year of NHL draft eligibility, he is considered a top prospect.

Frolik, who after being drafted by the Florida Panthers, came over to North America to finish his junior hockey career, is second on the Oceanic in total points (60). The winger had 9 points in 4 games this past week and was named the games' first star and second star in 2 of them.

Bouchard, also a winger, had 7 points in 4 games this past week. Also the points leader on his team, Bouchard has a total of 84 points on the season.

CHL News wanted to give kudos to another player who deserves mention in this category. Marc-Andre Cliche (NYR, 2nd round 2005, recently traded to LAK), also of Lewiston, who had 7 points in 3 games, including 4 goals. He was first star in two of the three games played, and the second star in the other game. This was made all the more significant by the fact that in 2 of the 3 games, the MAINEiacs were the visiting team.

The QMJHL gave its defencive player of the week award to Maxime Dubuc of the St. John's Fog Devils. In 4 games, the 18-year-old defenseman registered 1 goal and 4 assists, while maintaining a +7 plus/minus rating. Now in his second season with the Fog Devils, Dubuc struggled defencively last season, registering a -35 plus/minus. A much imporved player this seasono, Dubuc has raised his stock significantly.

Goaltenders Jean-Christophe Blanchard (2-1-0; 156 MIN; 2.30 GAA; .939 SAV %) of the Victoriaville Tigres and Antoine Lafleur (2-1-0; 185 MIN; 2.59 GAA; .924 SAV %) of the PEI Rocket, as well as defenceman Jean-Philippe Paquet (PIT, 6th round, 2005) of the Baie-Comeau Drakkar were also considered for the defencive award.

Blanchard (6'4", 175) is having an excellent season (3.19 GAA, .918 save percentage, 43 games) and has a very good chance of being drafted by an NHL team in June. Lafleur (40 games, 2.95 GAA, .908 savepercentagee) is in his first NHL draft year and is expected to be a mid-round selection in June.

Paquet is in what is almost certainly his last year of junior hockey. Traded mid-year to Baie-Comeau from Shawinigan, Paquet has 50 points in 58 games this season. Paquet had 6 points in 3 games this past week.

In the OHL, netminder Andrew Loverock was named Player of the Week. Loverock had a 3-0-0 record with a1.330 GAA and a .962 save percentage in 3 appearances this past week. Loverock became the unquestionable #1 goaltender last Sunday, when Lucas Lubsinger went down with a knee injury mid-game. Since that time, the NHL draft eligiblee Loverock has been extremely steady between the pipes. As Lobsinger is finished for the season, the young Adrian Volpe (Mississauga's 15th round selection, 2006) has been called up to back up Loverock for the foreseeable future.