Created: Friday, 14 September 2018 15:43
The Bell Sensplex in Kanata once again played host to the HEO Midget AAA Showcase on Labour Day weekend. The showcase has become the official launching of the new scouting season in Ontario as it is the first event on the calendar in the province in anticipation of the 2019 OHL Priority Selection.
The HEO Midget loop this year contains the 2001, 2002, and 2003 age groups and 16 teams, although four of them, OMHA Gold, OMHA Maroon, CIHA Green and CIHA White did not participate. Each team played three games and Director of Scouting Andrew Sykes and Ottawa area scout Brent Craswell caught all the action and filed the following report.
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Created: Saturday, 28 July 2018 13:51
The USA Hockey Select 15 Development Camp has become an annual launch of the OHL Draft scouting season with scouts flocking to Amherst, New York for the first look at many of the top OHL-eligible players in the United States.
As should be expected given its National select event status, the level of talent is always extremely high and that was certainly the case with this 2003 age group, leaving us very excited to track these prospects throughout the upcoming season.
Director of Scouting Andrew Sykes and U.S. area scout Matt Grainda took in the action with Sykes compiling the following report which includes our selections for the Top 20 Performers of the camp, as well as comments on over 80 OHL-eliglbe players who were in attendance.
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Created: Thursday, 03 May 2018 15:12
From May 3-6, OHL teams will get a look at their recent draft picks for the first time since they selected them at the 2018 OHL Priority Selection. Six minor hockey leagues across Ontario will send their all-star teams to compete in a eight-team tournament which acts as a showcase for OHL teams and their newest prospects.
Saginaw Spirit (4)
GTHL Blue – Tristan Lennox, G – 2nd round, 26th overall
GTHL Blue – Sebastian Bulovs, F – 4th round, 65th overall
GTHL Red – Cole Perfetti, F – 1st round, 5th overall
OMHA Black – Ethan Cardwell, F – 2nd round, 33rd overall
**Four talented prospects to watch here for Spirit fans. The top goalie prospect of the 2002 age group Tristan Lennox and slick forward Ethan Cardwell have already been signed, but 5th-overall pick Cole Perfetti (pictured) is the one that management will be zeroing in on most. Our second-ranked player in this year draft class, the Vaughan Kings centre has a commitment to the University of Michigan but that didn’t deter the Spirit from taking him early with their first-round selection. Sebastian Bulovs has a chance to be the biggest risk/reward pick of the draft as he possesses the skill-set of a first-round player- he will be one of the most electric skaters in the tournament.**
Sarnia Sting (3)
Alliance – Theo Hill, F – 5th round, 99th overall
GTHL Red – Nolan Dillingham-Morelli, D – 4th round, 68th overall
HNO - Jacob Perreault, F - 1st round, 19th overall
OMHA White – Nolan Burke, F – 4th round, 79th overall
**The Sting’s viewing schedule will be light as they have just three players at this year’s Gold Cup, but all three were value picks who all project to be OHL players at some point. Nolan Dillingham-Morelli (pictured) will bring his physical presence to a talented GTHL Red team while Theo Hill should play a key role for the Alliance with his great speed and potential to be an effective 200 ft. player.**
Read more: OHL Gold Cup: Team-By-Team Preview