With the 2013 Bantam Draft fast approaching the Lethbridge Hurricanes remain busy scouting players and building for the future. General Manager, Brad Robson and some of the scouting staff recently spent four days at the U16 BC Cup and expect to see a lot of talent and depth at all positions coming out of the province.
Western Elite Prospects named Forwards Beck Malenstyn, Jake Kryski, Tak Anholt and Defensemen Dante Fabbro and Josh Anderson as the top five ’98 born prospects out of British Columbia.
Robson says those top end players have been top end players all year and they’ve remained consistent throughout the season. “I would say about 70 percent of the WHL Bantam draft will be in Alberta and British Columbia mixing in some Saskatchewan and high end Manitoba kids” added Robson.
The Canes GM had high expectations heading into the BC Cup and his expectations were met saying “we had our eye on some prospects going into the tournament that we believed to be high end. After the tournament was over we still believe those prospects will set themselves apart.” Robson added that there were others that might be flying a little under the radar. “There were some defensemen who were playing on some weaker teams and might play better if they were playing with some stronger players.”
With the BC Cup over, Robson and his scouts make their way to Strathmore AB, for the Alberta Cup which runs from April 25th to 28th.
(From Esther Madziya, Hurricanes Media Relations)