Sunday, May 13, 2012

Congrats To The Oil Kings

The Edmonton Oil Kings took out the Portland Winterhawks in the 7th game by a score of 4-1.
Link to Game Highlights:

This was Portland Second Straight Loss in the WHL Finals.

The Oil Kings will now head over to Shawinigan to face off against: Shawinigan Cataractes, London Knights , and Saint John Sea Dogs for the 2012 memorial cup.

Congrats to the Oil Kings! and Good Luck @ the Memorial Cup!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Tigers Deal for Heavyweight Forward

Medicine Hat, AB - Medicine Hat Tigers General Manager Brad McEwen announced this afternoon the Tigers have traded 17-year-old forward Riley Sheen to the Seattle Thunderbirds in exchange for soon to be 19-year-old forward Jacob Doty.

Doty, who calls Billings, MT home, has spent the past two seasons on a full time basis with the T-Birds. The 6’ 3”, 223 lbs right-winger played five games for Seattle in the 2009-10 season as a 16-year-old. In fifty-five games last season, Jake scored two goals and added five assists for seven points while picking up 107 penalty minutes.

“We acquired a 19-year-old forward in Jake who will give us a bigger forward up front,” said Tigers’ general manager Brad McEwen.  “Jake will give us some good fore checking presence and will compete hard on the puck. We are looking forward to Jake joining our team.”

“We thank Riley and his family for his time and effort while with the Tigers and wish him all the best in his future endeavours,” stated McEwen.

Last season Doty was involved in 15 fights, and 24 the year before. He is a fan favorite in Seattle.
Here is his profile
A move to add toughness. I thought Sheen was playing well at the end of the season but was a victim to the depth charts....He will have a big opportunity to earn some prime time minutes in Seattle.

The Tigers forward group is already pretty packed, even moreso if Kessy does indeed return....A couple new prospects will likely force their way into the roster, and you gotta think room will need to eventually be made.

Updated Depth Charts (just a quick setup)

Shinkaruk(18) Bredo(19)  Dieno(19)
Leier(19) Valk(19) Koules(18)
Labelle(17) Hart(18) Cox(17)
Kessy(20) Doty(19) Hurley (19)

+ Prospects

Parkkonen(19)? Lewington(18)
Becker(18) Busenius(19)
Jenson(17)  xxx

Alex Theriau (pro??)


Thursday, May 3, 2012


Will update every 30 mins or so

1st Round
- 16th - Ty Schultz – D, Burnaby Winter Club 5’11” 160 lbs

Scouting report on him says he is a very good puck mover, a strong skater, and anticipates the play very well

2nd Round
 38th - Matthew Bradley - C miahmoo Bantam A1-T1 5'9 150 lbs

- found a scouting video of him here


3rd Round
- No Picks

4th Round
- No Pick

5th Round
104th Jordan Xavier C 5'8 134 lbs - Calgary Northstars Bantam AAA
Jordan's Twitter:!/JordanXavier18
- scouting reports say he is very speedy

6th Round
125th - Mendell Dubuisson - RW - 6'0' 150lbs - Phoenix Firebirds U14 - Surprise Arizona
      - Power Forward type player
126th - Mitchell Dyck - D - 6'0 184 lbs - Pembina Valley AAA Bantam - Winkler Manitoba

7th Round
143rd - Riley Morris - G 5'10 154 lbs -  Calgary Bronks Bantam AAA - Calgary
     - Athletic, Catches Left

148th -  Justin Young - C 5'11 152 lbs -  Leduc Bantam AAA - Leduc

8th Round
170th -  Brad Forrest D 5'9 135 lbs Calgary Bisons Bantam AAA - Calgary
   - Some scouts had him pegged to go much higher..

9th Round
192nd - Jake Fletcher LW 5'9 155 lbs Semiahmoo Bantam A1-T1 Surrey B.C.

10th Round
214th -  Todd Bredo D 6'2 170lbs  - Prince George Bantam Tier 1


11th Round
236 Brayden Uhrich RW 5'9 151 lbs Notre Dame Bantam AAA -  Rosetown Sask,

Tigers are Done.

4 Defenseman
6 Forwards
1 Goalie
Avg Height: 5'10.5
Avg Weight: 153.2 lbs

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

2012 WHL Bantam Draft Preveiw

 The Tigers Picks by round

1st Round(1)
2nd Round(1)  
3rd Round(0) 
4th Round(0)
5th Round(1)
6th Round(2)
7th Round(2)
8th Round(1)
9th Round(1)
10th Round (1)
 and so on.... until they stop selecting players. They have traditionally passed in the 10th round and later but it largely depends on how full their 50 player protected list is.

You can Watch the WHL Bantam Draft live here:

Draft Lists

Tyler Bunz named WHL Goalie of the Year
Congrats to Tyler Bunz.

Emerson Etem was a runner up for WHL player of the year.