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    From Red Line Report's Draft preview:

    The Eastern Junior Hockey League has gained a reputation for developing a bunch of good goaltenders in recent years, and the recently concluded EJHL season continued that trend in a big way. A trio of fine netminders, who are all eligible for this year's NHL draft, emerged over the course of the season and all should merit some consideration as possible mid-round sleepers. Colin Stevens of the Boston Jr. Bruins, Brian Billett of the New Hampshire Jr. Monarchs, and Colby Drost of the New England Jr. Huskies have all grabbed our attention at various stages, and each carries the type of size and athleticism NHL clubs are looking for.

    For Red Line's money, we have Stevens ranked the highest of the three. He's tall, lean, and flexible at 6-2, 162 pounds, and won't reach his 18th birthday until a week after the draft. He's smooth in his movements around the crease and gets a good push off either skate when moving laterally. Stevens does a nice job recovering to make second saves, and when he's on, he is extremely tough to beat.

    It's somewhat stunning to us that Billett wasn't drafted last June in his first year of eligibility. All this kid does is win at every level — EJHL regular-season titles, playoff championships, and at national tournaments. At 6-1, 183 pounds, the Boston College recruit has seen his career slowed by recurring injuries the past two seasons, but when healthy has an amazing record of success.

    And finally, Drost has emerged out of nowhere this season to become rock solid between the pipes for the Huskies. He's got an excellent combination of size (6-2, 195) and athleticism, and is a competitive battler who hates to be beaten by any shot. He gives his team a chance to win every night and has continued to round off the rough edges in his game, getting better and better with each passing month.

    -By Kyle Woodlief, Courtesy of Red Line Report. Available http://www.usatoday.com/sports/hockey/columnist/woodlief/2011-04-23-red-line-draft_N.htm


    Anyone know anything about these guys and there reports? or latest on each prospect?
     

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