Thursday, May 05, 2011

Pats Bantam Draft Round Up

Greg Harder has a good write-up on his Slap Shots blog that can be found here: http://communities.canada.com/reginaleaderpost/blogs/slapshots/archive/2011/05/05/pats-picks-2011-bantam-draft-roundup.aspx

Here is the write-up:
Here’s a look at the Regina Pats’ selections in the 2011 WHL bantam draft, with comments from director of scouting Todd Ripplinger:

Round 2 (25th overall)C Adam Brooks, Winnipeg . . . 5-foot-10, 155 pounds . . . “Highly skilled . . . good speed . . . one of the best goal scorers in the draft . . . put up great numbers in a tough league . . . what put us over the hump with him was his great performance at the Western Canadian championship in Winnipeg."
2010-11 stats: Games played: 40; Goals: 64; Assists: 47; Points: 111; Penalty minutes: 14.

2 (36): RW Dane Schioler, Winnipeg . . . 6’0, 158 . . . “Two-way forward . . . strong on his feet . . . deceiving speed . . . good vision . . . playmaker.”
2010-11 stats: 30 GP, 12-65—77, 38 PM.

2 (44)RW Bryar Ortynski, Edmonton . . . 6’1, 183 . . . “Big power forward . . . has skill . . . good touch . . . great skater . . . great vision . . . competes hard.”
2010-11 stats: 43 GP, 16-34—50, 37 PM.

4 (80): D Griffin Mumby, Calgary . . . 6’0, 176 . . . “Good puck-moving skills . . . sees the ice really well . . . can play physical . . . leader on his team . . . all-around good D-man.”
2010-11 stats: 31 GP, 4-8—12, 24 PM.

5 (106)G Nathan Churchill, Lafayette, Calif . . . 5’11, 170 . . . “Relies on his reflexes . . . quick . . . excellent feet . . . good hands . . . competitive . . . plays the puck really well.”
2010-11 stats: 17 GP, 14-1-2, 1.70 GAA, five shutouts.

6 (113)D Erik Donald, Edmonton . . . 6’1, 155 . . . “Skilled defenceman . . . good vision . . . makes a great first pass . . . excellent shot . . . can rush the puck . . . good offensive instincts.”
2010-11 stats: 33 GP, 2-17—19, 38 GP.

7 (135): D Nikolas Koberstein, Barrhead, Alta . . . 6’1, 160 . . . “Going to be a big kid . . . good leader . . . tough kid . . . makes a good first pass . . . physical.”
2010-11 stats: 28 GP, 4-19—23, 24 PM.

8 (157): LW Kienan Scott, Spokane . . . 5’10, 150 . . . “High-end skill . . . had 100 points playing tough teams . . . excellent speed, second gear . . . competes . . . gritty.”
2010-11 stats: 58 GP, 50-50—100, 55 PM.

9 (179): G Patrick Gora, St. Albert, Alta . . . 5’9, 172 . . . “Really good technically . . . faces the shooters . . . controls rebounds . . . battles for loose pucks.”
2010-11 stats: 12-4-2, 2.10 GAA, three SOs.

10 (200): D Kenny Nordstrom, Terrace, B.C. . . . 6’0, 154 . . . “Haven’t seen much of him . . . one of the better skaters . . . moves puck very well . . . very raw . . . plays (lower level hockey) in northern B.C. but has a lot of potential . . . going to be a big kid . . . a lot of upside.”
2010-11 stats: Not available.

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