Friday, April 29, 2011

Western Elite Hockey Prospects ranks the goaltenders

The WHL holds its bantam draft on Thursday in Calgary.
The vast majority of the drafted players will have been born in 1996, although there likely will be a few 1995-borns selected in the later rounds.
From a WHL news release: “Players eligible . . . will be 1996-born players who reside in Alberta, B.C., Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Northwest Territories, Yukon, Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.”
You aren’t going to find a whole lot of coverage at this site on the bantam draft and I don’t intend to provide any draft-day coverage. For that, you should visit Alan Caldwell’s site — Small Thoughts at Large.
However, thanks to Tyler Neisz of Western Elite Hockey Prospects, I will provide some advance coverage over the next few days. This will involve providing some of Western Elite Hockey Prospects’ rankings.
We begin today with a look at WEHP’s top 10 goaltenders:
1. Jordan Papirny, Southside Athletic Club, Edmonton, 5-10, 1362. Peyton Lee, Pursuit of Excellence, 5-11, 165
3. Adin Hill, Calgary Bisons, 5-9.5, 160
4. Grant Naherniak, Lumsden SK, 6-0, 160
5. Rylan Paranteau, Saskatoon Maniacs, 5-10, 150
6. Derek Mazil, Calgary NorthStar Sabres, 5-11, 140
7. Cole Forbes, Cloverdale BC, 6-1, 178
8. Harrison Whitlock, Okanagan Hockey Academy, 5-11, 160
9. Dylan France, Edmonton KC, 5-11, 154
10. Kyle Michalovsky, Kamloops, 5-11, 155
(SOURCE: Western Elite Hockey Prospects —
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