P.A M. McNeill (10) (D. Vandane, J. Knutsen) 3:29
|P.A C. Perreaux (3) (S. Danyluk, C. Braid) 5:45|
|P.A Z. Hodder (1) (D. Vandane, M. Winther) 8:41|
|P.A L. McVeigh (5) (J. Morrissey, D. Conroy) 19:25|
P.A D. Vandane (3) 3:04
|P.A J. Morrissey (5) (L. Draisaitl, M. McNeill) 16:12 (PP)|
Luke Siemens 18/18
Corbin Boes 38/44
1. Mark McNeill C - It was good time for McNeill to have a noticable game by tallying once and assisting on another. McNeill is on the very cusp of making the Team Canada World Junior. His calling card will be his versatility as he can play any position, in any role, to go along with being a nice blend of size and speed. It will be interesting to see if McNeill makes the club as I can see the WHL being underrepresented at the WJHC. The QMJHL and OHL figure to take up the bulk of the forward spots.
2. Josh Morrissey D - Impressed with Josh Morrissey's overall game. Morrissey is a 3 zone player. Responsible enough defensively and smooth enough offensively. Brings the responsible play of a Ryan Murray, brings the puckmoving of a Morgan Rielly and can throw a hit like Mathew Dumba. Not quite as polished as those three in those areas but has a hint of those attributes that could be enhanced. Morrissey is an intriguing prospect for the 2013 NHL Draft, as he's not flashy but he protects the puck, makes good reads and keeps the play in front of him.
1. Jayce Hawryluk C - 2014 draft eligible player was the best forward for the Wheat Kings on an otherwise ugly night. Plays a high energy, gritty style type of game. Relentless on the puck and can make a play once the puck gets around the net. Was -3 on the night, typical of a youngster that is forced to play over his head due to injury, but Hawryluk has the will to improve an will be an interesting prospect to watch over the nest couple of seasons.
2. Eric Roy D - Roy is a 2013 draft eligible known more for his skating and offensive abilities than his defensive game. Roy is one of those players that is all over the map on many draft rankings. On one hand, you have to like his ability to create offense, on the other hand, he has a lot to learn about the defensive game and still need to strengthen up to be able to handle all shapes and sizes. The team that decides to draft Eric Roy will be getting an out and out project. The team missed Ryan Pulock's presence and tonight showed what happens when Eric Roy gets more minutes than he should.