By Mike Stackhouse
1998 D Boedy Donald (Star City SK)
1998 D Kayle Tosh (Beausejour MB)
1998 F Colin Schmidt (Spruce Grove AB)
1998 F Justin Ball (Saskatoon SK)
1998 F Carson Albrecht (Martensville SK)
1998 F Tanner Zentner (Red Deer AB)
1999 G Hunter Arps (Melfort SK)
1999 F Tyson Meyers (Melfort SK)
Trevor Blevins has had a good offseason with player additions and already had a nice base to work with in the form of returnees. Albrecht, Ball, and Zentner will be as good as any three forwards in the league and there is experience on the blueline as well. Arps looked good as a back-up, he will get first shot to show he is ready for the starting job in goal. A strong looking club.
OTHER PLAYERS TO WATCH:
2001 F Parker Fofonoff (Tisdale SK) Underaged player with not a lot left to prove at Midget AAA, scoring 15-goals and 20-assists in 44-games last year with Prince Albert.
1999 D Jake Hobson (Prince Albert SK) Former WHL 3rd round Bantam Draft selection has major junior experience and scored 1-goal, 5-assists in 23-games with Whitecourt AJHL last year.
2000 D Gabe Odowichuk (Winnipeg MB) Has good size and isn’t afraid to mix it up physically. Also has some offensive game (44-8-17-25 with Interlake AAA).
1999 D Alexandre Rondeau (Drummondville PQ) Another big defenseman, comes from Pomfret USHS Prep, where he scored 4-goals and 7-assists in 25-games.
2000 F Hunter Schnell (Hudson Bay SK) 7-goals and 9-assists in 44-games in his only Midget AAA season. He had big numbers at the AA level the season previous.
2001 F Zack Smith (Martensville SK) Playmaking forward had 4-goals and 26-assists in 44-games as a 16-year-old with Tisdale AAA.
2000 F Beau Stevenson (Melfort SK) Hometown product had 11-goals and 13-assists in 42-games with Yorkton AAA and was summoned as a call-up a couple of times last year.
1999 F Jacob Tibbatts (Foxwarren MB) Comes from a great family lineage (dad Derek played in the WHL) and played 38-games and scored 2-goals and 4-assists between Battlefords and Lloydminster.
1999 F Chase Anderson (Lloydminster AB) Picked up in a trade, he scored 1-goal and 2-assists in 29-games with Sherwood Park AJHL. He has a history in the midget ranks as a scorer.