by Ryan Kennedy - March 26, 2009 1:04 PM EDT
Our regular look at the world of minor hockey focuses on NAHL top prospect Brandon Saad.
At 6-foot-2 and 195 pounds, it’s hard to imagine Brandon Saad is still 16 years old. The fact that he leads the North American League’s Mahoning Valley Phantoms in scoring with 47 points in 47 games further obscures the fact that really, he’s still a kid.
by Ryan Kennedy - March 19, 2009 1:53 PM EDT
Our weekly report on minor hockey focuses on Edmonton Oil Kings prospect Michael St. Croix.
The Western League has always been lauded as a rough-and-tumble circuit that also churns out some of the most complete players in the game – Jarome Iginla, Shane Doan, even Marian Hossa played a season in the Dub.
by Ryan Kennedy - March 12, 2009 3:15 PM EDT
In this edition of our weekly look at minor hockey players and programs, we profile Minnesota's Tyler Pitlick.
Hanging out at the Minnesota State High School Hockey Tournament, Tyler Pitlick would obviously much rather be on the ice instead of staring down at it.
by Ryan Kennedy - March 5, 2009 2:43 PM EST
In this edition of our regular look at minor hockey, we profile 15-year-old Dallas native Cason Hohmann.
When it comes to American mythology, there’s nothing better than the tale of a Texas gunslinger coming into a new town and raising pulses.
by Ryan Kennedy - February 26, 2009 1:19 PM EST
In this edition of our weekly look at minor hockey, we focus on QMJHL draft prospect Jamie Bishop.
If there has been a recent savior for the Quebec League, it has been an influx of talent from two areas on opposite sides of the world – Russia and the Canadian Maritimes.
by Ryan Kennedy - February 19, 2009 4:37 PM EST
In our weekly look at the world of minor hockey, we profile Brent Benson of the Notre Dame Hounds.
There’s something about small towns that enable them to churn out elite hockey players and center Brent Benson is one of the latest examples to confirm that truth.
by Ryan Kennedy - February 12, 2009 2:00 PM EST
This week in our regular look at minor hockey, we profile 16-year-old top OHL draft prospect Matt Puempel.
Sometimes being the big man on campus has its drawbacks. As a top-ranked prospect for the Ontario League draft this May, right winger Matt Puempel of the Sun County Panthers team found that out the hard way this season as opponents made sure his playoff experience was as rough and physical as possible.
by Ryan Kennedy - February 5, 2009 3:05 PM EST
In this edition of THN.com's regular look at minor hockey, we profile 15-year-old blueliner Ryan Murphy.
Puck-moving defensemen are a hot commodity in the NHL and numerous teams are seeking one out in order to bolster a playoff run. If only they could wait a few years, Ryan Murphy would be more than happy to offer his services.
by Ryan Kennedy - January 29, 2009 1:00 PM EST
Our weekly look at minor players and programs turns its attention toward 15-year-old Chicago blueliner Robbie Russo.
Chicago Mission defenseman Robbie Russo is doing a lot more traveling this season and that’s just fine with him. With the West Coast expansion of the Midwest Elite League, the 15-year-old’s Mission squad finds itself out of its Michigan-Ohio-Illinois comfort zone and throwing down in new frontiers.
by Ryan Kennedy - January 22, 2009 2:22 PM EST
This week in THN.com's minor hockey feature, we turn our sights towards Quebec midget goalie Jeffrey Noonan.
Great players surround themselves with great people and to that end, goalie Jeffrey Noonan of Rousseau Sports Laval-Bourassa (Quebec midget triple-A) can’t fail.
by Ryan Kennedy - January 15, 2009 2:30 PM EST
In this edition of our weekly examination of minor hockey, we profile Saskatoon prospect defenseman Duncan Siemens.
If you want to catch Saskatoon Blades prospect Duncan Siemens before he hits the Western League, just head to Alberta and look up; he’ll be the 6-foot-3 defenseman knocking the other 15-year-olds into next week.
by Ryan Kennedy - January 8, 2009 2:00 PM EST
In our weekly examination of minor hockey programs, we profile 15-year-old power forward Boone Jenner.
Growing up with two hockey-playing older brothers – one of whom is 6-foot-5 – means it’s very difficult to intimidate triple-A minor midget Elgin Middlesex Chiefs center Boone Jenner.
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