Jordy Bellerive: North Shore Winter Club – WHL Draft Prospect

 

Bellerive is a 13 year old forward who is already about 5’10 and plays a mixture of a physical and skilled game. He seems to already have adjusted his game to the bantam level, and has impressed…

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He is at his best when he takes the puck to the net. Bellerive is a good skater, and protects the puck pretty well. He is not as strong when a bigger defenseman is checking him, but has drawn a couple of penalties against them. He has shown some nice stickhandling abilities, but could improve on that aspect of his game, particularly when he is moving with a lot of speed. He has an average shot right now, and will definitely need to improve his velocity and aim to be more successful.

Defensively, Bellerive battles hard for pucks around the boards, but will need to get stronger and bigger to be more successful. He holds his lanes well, and opponents have a difficult time getting shots by him. He thinks the game well, and is aware of his surroundings and understands when he can be aggressive in the defensive zone, and when to stay back  and let the play come to him.

Jordy Bellerive still has 2 more years until he is eligible for the WHL Bantam Draft. It will be interesting to see if he could play with more speed and be more of an offensive force for his team. His brother Matt Bellerive was a 2nd round draft pick by the Vancouver Giants, and has had limited success at the junior level. He has simply not been able to develop a scoring touch, and is not able to do much in traffic. Hopefully, Jordy will be able to take those lessons from his older brother and start to develop his hands and the ability to finish starting this season. [/sociallocker]