As the 2015 WHL bantam draft draws closer we continue to keep close tabs on Carl Stankowski (Calgary Bantam AAA Flames, 5'9", 150, 2000), a premier level goalie prospect, whose consistently solid statistical numbers and mature game under pressure are keeping him right in the top contention of best puck stoppers on the market!
There is always a demand in junior hockey for big, technical puck stoppers who don't give up bad goals and keep their team in games consistently, and, taking this all into consideration, Hunter Smith (1998, HC Dallas 16U Tier 1, 6'2", 195 pounds) should be actively sought after by NAHL teams next year!
Will the Niagara IceDogs of OHL and the Omaha Lancers of USHL go gunning for the Minnesota Wilderness tender Austin Rueschhoff (1997, Iowa AAA, 6'5", 210 pounds) next year? In our opinion, it's definitely not off the table at this point of the recruiting proceedings!
Our scouting sources stick to their guns this season touting Joshua Cox (1999, Rocky Mountain Roughriders, 6'0", 175 pounds) as one of the better 1999 defensemen in USA, who is actually somewhat on the underrated side as a prospect, in their collective opinion!