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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Some of the lessor knowns to watch

Zach Hall  - Barrie Played 2009/10 with Couchiching Terriers of the OJAHL. Finished 2nd in league scoring with 26 goals and 45 assists in 44 games.
Acquired in the third round, 48th overall in the OHL priority draft.
Played 5 regular season games with the Colts, scoring 1 goal and one assist and a plus 2. Added 1 assist in 3 playoff games and was a plus 2.

Zach Bell - Brampton Drafted in the 4th round, 77th overall Bell is a big strong defenseman. He played in 46 games as a rookie netting 5 assists and was pointless in 4 playoff games. His favourite player is Dion Phaneuf and it looks like that’s the type of game Bell wants to play. He looks like he’s having fun every time he is on the ice which will only lead to good things from Bell.

It’s going to be fun watching him take the next step in the OHL, where his size will draw some eyes from NHL scouts.

Mitchell McIntosh - Erie Over Christmas, McIntosh was leading the Major Midget Alliance League with 21 goals and 26 assists when he was asked to join the Otters and travel and practice for one week. In 4 games this past season, McIntosh had no points for the Otters. McIntosh was a 13th round selection in the OHL priority draft.

McIntosh is also a very good baseball player. There are reports that he will pass on hockey to pursue a baseball career

Jeremy Gottzmann - Erie Gottsmann is a small center with plenty of bulk. In his rookie season he played in 60 games scoring 4 goals and 6 assists and was held pointless in 4 playoff games.

A second round pick was probably affected a bit because he played through part of his 08-09 Minor Midget season with a viral infection. Most expected him to go higher.
He has hockey ability but his size will always come into question. He can play a gritty type of game and not afraid to drop the gloves if he has to.
Was runner up for the Ivan Tennant Award as the top academic player in high school.

Ryan Horvat - Guelph Saw Horvat play a couple of times for the Junior B Listowel Cyclones where he played 49 games and scored 9 goals and added 16 assists. He was chosen by Guelph with their 6th pick, 111th overall in the 09 priority draft and played 4 games for the Storm collecting 1 assist.

He’s a good skater who can play a gritty style and has some finish and an ability to set up line mates. He should be able to adjust to the OHL game for 2010-11

Zach Mitchell - Guelph A dynamic player, with good skating and speed with offensive potential, Mitchell played 59 games for the Storm recording 3 goals and 7 assists. He plays in all situations and is very good on the defensive side. He distributes the puck well and works hard to get open for his team mates. He thinks the game well, is usually the hardest worker on the ice, and you can see he truly enjoys being at the arena.

Mitchell has joined Harvard’s recruiting class for 2011, so I don’t know if that means he will be playing in Harvard in 2011.

Carter Sandlak - Guelph Selected 11th overall in the Priority Draft, Sandlak played in 61 games for the Storm, recording 7 goals and adding 8 assists.

He is a big, strong two way player that is physical with excellent hockey sense and good around the net. He will play a major role for the Storm in 2010-11.

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