Monday, September 24, 2007

NAHL Showcase/Midget Showcase '91 Birthdates

Dakotah Collins, Forward, Fargo-Moorhead Jets-Youngest player in the NAHL, and it showed. A very fluid skater, but he didn’t quite have the strength to keep up with guys so much older than him. Worth keeping an eye on though.

John Ramage, Defenseman, St. Louis Bandits-Not intimidated by older competition. Really did a nice job throwing his weight around. He’ll probably start the season behind some older players, but his role should grow over the year. Very talented player.

Shane Berschbach, Forward, Little Caesar’s U18-Not very big, but a very crafty stickhandler.

R. Christopher Blessing, Forward, Southern California Titans U18-A pretty good skater. A nice prospect on a weaker AAA program.

Andrew Huckleby,Defenseman, Victory Honda U18-Reliable puck-moving defenseman

Alex Wideman, Forward, St. Louis Blues AAA-Top forward for St. Louis.

Jackson Brandstetter, Defenseman, Chicago Young Americans U16-Decent overall defenseman, that can throw a big hit.

Brent Tate, Forward, Little Caesar’s U16-Worked very hard, and was rewarded with a couple of goals on Friday morning. Very skinny.

Stephen Obarzanek, Forward, Little Caesar’s U16-Hard worker that always seems to be making things happen on the ice.

Keenan Kelly, Defenseman, Pikes Peak Miners U16-Playing in the US after playing prep hockey in Canada. Good size, and can move well. Made a bad turnover in the game I saw, but otherwise played a nice game.