Discussion in 'NHL Draft - Prospects' started by Breakfast of Champs, Feb 28, 2011.
Who do you think will make team Canada's top u-18 team this summer?
From the OHL, I'd expect the following contingent.
Gudbranson? I thought he was Ontario's weakest D man. Can't see him being part of the team.
Okay, I know the difference between the Spring tournament and the Summer tournament.
The subject of the thread pertains to the Ivan Hlinka, hence the presence of that very name in the title of the thread. So, I selected the best 1994s I could think of from the OHL.
Brendan Leipsic and Chris Driedger might be there
Yes I know the difference too, theres a reason I made the title what it was and used the words "top u18 team" and "this summer" in the original post
Glad to see you include Curcuruto!
from the WHL:
Candidate from the Q for a camp invitation
-Charles Hudon F Chicoutimi
-Michael Matheson Def (ushl)
-Frederic Gamelin C Baie-Comeau
-Felix Girard C Baie-Comeau
-William Carrier C Cape-Breton
-Dominic Poulin Def Chicoutimi
-Taylor Burke Lw Gatineau
-Raphael Lafontaine C Gatineau
-Luca Campiani Lw Halifax
-Andrew Ryan Lw Halifax
-Dillon Fournier Def Lewiston
-Liam O'Brien Lw Rimouski
-Justin HachÃ© Def Shawinigan
-Alex Dubeau G Shawinigan
-Francois Tremblay G Val d'Or
and Nathan MacKinnon
I'd also half expect to see Michael Matheson's name on the list when all is said and done.
I think Mackinnon has the skill, but do you think he will be invited?, being a 95 and all
I doubt MacKinnon will be invited. I'd be very surprised if we see a team that isn't entirely '94s. MacKinnons not a Crosby and hes probably on par with a Stamkos at this point and hes not going to be picked a year younger.
Marcantuoni will be Canada's top forward unless something changes.
MacKinnon was one of the best player at the u-17 as a 15yo. he was dominant on a weak team againts the top94s in the world (minus russia and sweden)
i think he deserve a shot at least to be in camp and see from there.
MacKinnon will get snubbed and the best '95 in Canada (the world) will get invited instead in Lazar
For the dub you can add Troy Bourke and Hunter Shinkaruk to the list.
Is this a team of only 94's?
If so here is a quick list of who I think will make it.
Jujhar Khaira - Forward - Prince George Spruce Kings (BCHL)
Troy Bourke - Forward - Prince George Cougars (WHL)
Chandler Stephenson - Forward - Regina Pats (WHL)
Brandon Leipsic - Forward - Portland Winterhawks (WHL)
Ryan Olsen - Forward - Saskatoon Blades (WHL)
Brandon Magee - Forward - Chiliwack Bruins (WHL)
Steven Hoghes - Forward - Chiliwack Bruins (WHL)
Dalton Sward - Forward - Vancouver Giants (WHL)
Matia Marcantuoni - Forward - Kitchener Rangers (OHL)
Brendan Gaunce - Forward - Belleville Bulls (OHL)
Scott Laughton - Forward - Oshawa Generals (OHL)
Andreas Athansiou - Forward - London Knights (OHL)
Matthew Campagna - Forward - Sudbury Wolves (OHL)
Jarrod Maidens - Forward - Owen Sound Attack (OHL)
Taylor Burke - Forward - Gatineau Olympiques (QMJHL)
Andrew Ryan - Forward - Halifax Mooseheads (QMJHL)
Luca Ciampini - Forward - Halifax Mooseheads (QMJHL)
Chris Marchese - Forward - Erie Otters (OHL)
Mike Winther - Forward - Prince Albert Raiders (WHL)
Samuel Hodhod - Forward - Shawnigan Cataractes (QMJHL)
Charles Hudon - Forward - Chicomuti Saqueens (QMJHL)
Hunter Shinkariuk - Forward - Medicine Hat Tigers (WHL) - 2013 ELIGIBLE
Connor Rankin - Forward - Tri-City Americans (WHL) - 2013 ELIGIBLE
Sean Monahan - Forward - Ottawa 67's (OHL) - 2013 ELIGIBLE
Nathan Mackinnon - Forward - Shattuck St Mary - 2013 ELIGIBLE
TOTAL: 24/24 *ONLY ONE'S IM SURE WILL MAKE IT*
Griffin Reinhart - Defense - Edmonton Oil Kings (WHL) - MAY NOT PLAY DUE TO INJURY
Matthew Dumba - Defense - Red Deer Rebels (WHL)
Morgan Rielly - Defense - Moose Jaw Warriors (WHL)
Derrick Pouliot - Defense - Portland Winterhawks (WHL)
Reid Gow - Defense - Spokane Cheifs (WHL)
Damon Severson - Defense - Kelowna Rockets (WHL)
Slater Koekkoek - Defense - Peterborough Petes (OHL)
Michael Matheson - Defense - Lac St. Louis Lions (QMAAA)
Giancula Curcuruto - Defense - Sault St. Marie Greyhounds (OHL)
Dillon Fournier - Defense - Lewiston MAINEiacs (QMJHL)
Dominic Poulin - Defense - Chicomuti Saqueens (QMJHL)
Jesse Graham - Defense - Niagra Ice Dogs (OHL)
Julien Leduc - Defense - Valdor Foreurs (QMJHL)
TOTAL: 12/12 *1 MAYBE
Ryan Pulock - Defense - Brandon Wheat Kings (WHL) - 2013 ELIGIBLE
Simon Desmarais - Defense - Halifax Mooseheads (QMJHL)
Marcus McIvor - Defense - Brampton Battalion (OHL)
Chris Dreidger - Goaltender - Tri-City Americans (WHL)
Francois Tremblay - Goaltender - Valdor Foreurs (QMJHL)
Brandon Whitney - Goaltender - Victoriaville Tigres (QMJHL)
Daniel Altshuller - Goaltender - Napean Raiders (CHL T1) Property Of Belleville Bulls (OHL)
Hunter Shinkaruk,Connor Rankin and Ryan Pulock will probably be there
My TEAM CANADA UNDER 18 2011 TEAM!
GOALTENDERS GP GAA SP
Domenic Graham DRUMMONDVILLE VOLTIGEURS QMJHL 27 2.54 .897
Chris Driedger TRI CITY AMERICANS WHL 22 3.50 .881
Matt Murray SAULT ST.MARIE GREYHOUNDS OHL 28 3.79 .88
DEFENSEMEN GP G A PTS PIM
Griffin Reinhart EDMONTON OIL KINGS WHL 45 6 19 25 36
Matthew Dumba RED DEER REBELS WHL 62 15 11 26 83
Morgan Rielly MOOSE JAW WARRIORS WHL 65 6 22 28 21
Derrick Pouliot PORTLAND WINTERHAWKS WHL 66 5 25 30 38
Slater Koekkoek PETERBOROUGH PETES OHL 65 7 16 23 67
Gianluca Curcuruto GREY HOUNDS OHL 56 1 25 26 26
Jesse Graham NIAGRA ICE DOGS OHL 63 1 17 18 22
Matt Finn GUELPH STORM OHL 60 3 18 21 23
FORWARDS GP G A PTS PIM
Charles Hudon CHICOUTIMI SAGUENEENS QMJHL 63 23 37 60 42
Brendan Leipsic PORTLAND WINTER HAWS WHL 68 16 17 33 50
Hunter Shinkaruk MEDICIN HAT TIGERS WHL 63 14 28 42 24
Troy Bourke PRINCE GEORGE COUGARS WHL 68 19 23 42 20
Connor Rankin TRI CITY AMERICANS WHL 70 19 25 44 33
Andreas Athanasiou LONDON KNIGHTS OHL 57 11 11 22 21
Jarrod Maidens OWEN SOUND ATTACK OHL 47 10 11 21 11
Scott Laughton OSHAWA GENERALS OHL 63 12 11 23 58
Matthew Campagna SUDBURY WOLVES OHL 58 7 17 24 36
Mattia Marcantuoni KITCHENER RANGERS OHL 42 11 16 27 26
Brendan Gaunce BELLEVILLE BULLS OHL 65 11 25 36 40
Sean Monahan OTTAWA 67'S OHL 65 20 27 47 32
Nathan Mackinnon SHATTUCKS ST. MARY QMJHL 34 39 46 85 70
What do you guys think? Just a wild guess but seems like a Gold Medal Winning team if assembled!
Im slightly concerned about the quality of 94's compared to the rest of the world.
Only one kid with over 50 points, Hudon, and when I saw him play, you noticed his size really held him back.
Looking at past U-18 rosters, here are the players who scored 50 pts in the CHL rookie season:
2010: Puempel, Nugent-Hopkins, Jenner
2009: Seguin, Skinner, McFarland, Connolly, Spooner
2008: Schenn, Hall, Ellis, Duchene, Glennie, O'Rielly
2007: Stamkos, Eberle, Del Zotto, Pietrangelo, Beach (excluding eligible Tavares)
I realize points arent everything, and that guys like Huberdeau, Couturier, Kane, Kadri have emerged after average rookie season's, but its pretty telling that all the players who compete for no 1, at least hit the 50 point block as rookies
Mine now would look something like this.
Hudon - Marcantouni - Gaunce
Bourke - Campagna - Shinkaruk
Leipsic - Maidens - Mackinnon
Anthansiou - Laughton - Rankin
Dumba - Reinhart
Koekkoek - Cucuruto
Pouliot - Rielly
Pulock - Graham/Matheson
Reilly made the U18 team so I'd be surprised if he was the 7th D.
Still don't think MacKinnion will make the team, we'll see, but the Ivan Hlinka is a lot diffrent then the U17s
Any chance guys like dillon fournier, michael matheson, or dominic poulin make the team?
This team is going to be scary on defense if Michael Matheson can't crack the top7...
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