Created: Friday, 04 January 2019 16:20
Pembroke Lumber Kings #27
January 30, 2003
5’10”, 194 lbs
Birth Place: Carp, ON
Mason McTavish has an advanced understanding of the attacking phase of the game, which, when coupled with his elite physicality, makes him one of the top prospects in the province. He routinely carries the puck into traffic, but finds ways to come out the other side in possession. He can do this either by bowling over defenders or deftly attacking the triangle formed between their sticks and their feet. He uses his reach to his advantage as well, and is strong enough to maintain possession even when a defender gets decent body position on him [...]
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Created: Wednesday, 12 December 2018 14:27
Don Mills Flyers #27
February 27, 2003
6’5”, 210 lbs
His size alone is enough to make him standout on the ice, but it’s Roman Schmidt’s pure skill that keeps you watching his every move. The towering defender listed at 6’5” and 210 lbs is the epitome of a ‘defenseman’s defenseman’ with complete control of his own end. Building on his existing skill-set, he continues to improve his game with a newfound offensive propensity [...]
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Created: Tuesday, 11 December 2018 14:07
Don Mills Flyers #55
February 9, 2003
6’1”, 175 lbs
Nepean, ON, CAN
Brandt Clarke is a 200-foot defenceman who ranks atop the Minor Midget age group at the position. From the very start of this season, he has demonstrated a strong defensive skill-set, a high propensity for offense, and an elite hockey IQ [...]
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Created: Monday, 03 December 2018 17:07
Every year, the Gloria Rints International Silver Stick is the most exciting tournament of the Minor Midget AAA scouting season, and the 2018 edition was certainly no different. There is a different feel in most every Silver Stick game as the intensity and calibre of play reaches a higher level than at any other time up to this point in the season. With almost three months under their belts, players are in mid-season form with all of the rust knocked off of their game. The tournament field is loaded with highly talented teams from across the province and U.S., and there is a heightened familiarity with their own team as well as their opponents.
Going in, the top storyline was the potential of a match-up between the Don Mills Flyers and Detroit Compuware and as fortune would have it, those wishes were granted with the two teams meeting in the final. The game between by far the two most talented teams in the OHL eligible region was one for the ages. A back and forth affair culminated with Don Mills saving their incredible undefeated season by tying the game in the dying seconds, only to finally suffer their first taste of defeat when Noah Laba scored in overtime to give Compuware the win and the Silver Stick championship. The game and the entire run to the finals for both teams is something that spectators will soon not forget.
TheScout.ca was in Whitby from start to finish with Director of Scouting Andrew Sykes being joined by area scouts Ryan Stacey, Jason Gray and Ryan Ferizovic covering the tournament and combining their thoughts for the following report.
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Created: Wednesday, 21 November 2018 19:13
In what was a busy scouting weekend, the 2018 Dale Parker Memorial Tournament in Brantford featured an 11-team field and offered a great chance for squads who hadn’t yet enjoyed much in the way of tournament success to do just that, while at the same time allowing for more exposure for talented players to shine through. In the end, the host Brantford 99ers claimed the championship by defeating the North York Rangers in the Final. The 99ers were led by the likes of potential first-round pick Maddox Callens, two Top 50 players from our Initial Rankings in Steven LaForme and Landon McCallum, and defenseman Cole Hipkin who could also work his way into our Top 50 before it is all said and done.
SCTA scouts Ryan Stacey and Matt Stewart were on hand to take in the action with Stacey providing his thoughts for the following report which includes selection for Top 10 Performers, comments on 50 total players, and more honourable mentions.
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