The 1998 top 200 player rankings have been adjusted after the completion of the North American Hockey Classic in Winnipeg. The tournament featured most of the 1998 born class and some big adjustments were made with players rising and falling and some new additions. The 1999 born top 120 some some minor movement which also reflects the tournaments that have taken place in recent weeks. We continue to make adjustments to the western USA top 30 as well.
The interview section this time around takes a look at a defenseman from the lower mainland who is a fast riser and it looks like he'll be a top 3 round selection in the 2013 WHL Bantam Draft. Also, I had a chance to interview a player who played in the North American Hockey Classic who proved to be maybe the most elite player in the draft and he also comes from a near 500 goal NHL father. We speak with a player who plays in a lesser known association but has big talent to be a top power forward coming up in the near future. Lastly, I spoke with perhaps the top goalie in the draft who should be picked in the same area as Dea, McBride and Child were last year.
North American Hockey Classic
We give a re-cap of the tournament and discuss which teams and players stood out. As well, we give our WEHP first and second team allstars in the 1998 and 1999 age group.
The second entry of the Jaeger White diary is released and he talks about his brother Torrin, being part of the Clouston family and discusses his minor hockey highlights.