Everett Silvertips at Vancouver Giants, Dec 16, 2014

EVR #3 Noah Juuhlsen (2015) RD – Noah Juuhlsen played on his club’s top defensive pairing tonight and had a strong showing despite his team’s underwhelming 2-1 loss. Juuhlsen is the much bigger but slightly slower foil to the undersized but highly mobile Kevin Davis. Somewhat ironically, though, it is Juuhlsen who is the more[…]

Saskatoon Blades at Vancouver Giants, Dec 6, 2014

SAS #8 Nikita Soshnin (2015) LW – I thought Nikita Soshnin played well and had an impact on the game tonight. He scored only his third goal of the year off of a faceoff chance and rebound off of Payton Lee. His wristshot and aggressiveness looked good as he was able to get the puck[…]

Prince Albert Raiders at Vancouver Giants, Dec 10, 2014

PRI #4 Brendan Guhle (2015) D – Brendan Guhle had a comme ci comme ca game tonight. Guhle almost always look dangerous in the offensive zone because he is a quick-footed and fluid skater who roves down low a lot and gets good chances thanks to a really good shot. When it comes to his[…]

Regina Pats at Vancouver Giants, Nov 21, 2014

Nov. 21, 2014 – Regina Pats at Vancouver Giants (WHL Regular Season) REG #27 Austin Wagner (2015) LW – For his height, physical dimensions and immaturity, Austin Wagner is surprisingly explosive, nimble and agile. Turns, pivots and crossover technique are all very good. At times, especially when reaching top-speed through the neutral zone, he looks[…]

Kamloops Blazers at Vancouver Giants, Oct 17, 2014

Oct. 17, 2014 – Kamloops Blazers at Vancouver Giants (WHL Regular Season) KAM #7 Jake Kryski (2016) LC – Jake Kryski’s multifaceted game continues to impress me on many levels. This is a player blessed with a tremendous combination of straight-ahead speed and agility. And with those skills in tow, Kryski has acclimatized well to[…]

Victoria Royals at Vancouver Giants

September 28, 2014 – Victoria Royals at Vancouver Giants (WHL Regular Season) VIC #17 Tyler Soy (2015) LC – Context is definitely necessary when examining any of the Royals’ performances tonight, including most notably, Tyler Soy. The Royals are, after all, playing their third game in three nights tonight. Having played back-to-back home games against[…]