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April 17, 2011
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Who will be looked upon in the dying minutes of a tie game? Who will be counted upon to provide leadership on the long road to gold? International Scouting Services has selected three players from each of the six competing teams that it believes are TELUS Cup Players to Watch.

Who made the list?

HALIFAX TITANS

ADAM BROWN
skilled offensive defenceman … very mobile … fluid skater … makes crisp and accurate passes … handles puck with poise and confidence … moves puck up ice quickly … can control flow of the game

JACOB FANCY
communicates well with defencemen … demonstrates very good focus … challenges shooters well … takes up a lot of the net … moves well laterally … very good post to post … doesn’t get rattled

ADAM STEVENS
good offensive skills … nice touch around the net … above average skater … gets into scoring positions … good stick-handler … good puck control … plays in all situations … above average shot

PLAYERS SELECTED IN THE QMJHL ENTRY DRAFT
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LIONS DU LAC ST-LOUIS

JONATHAN DROUIN
dominating … exciting offensive talent … excellent hands … tremendous ability with the puck … explosive skater … very agile … dangeroud with and without the puck … crisp, accurate passes

ANTHONY DUCLAIR
dynamic player … explosive speed and quickness … tremendous potential … not shy to get physical … very good puck skills … more of a sniper than a playmaker … has a presence on the ice

MICHAEL MATHESON
offensive defenceman … smooth skater … extremely high hockey IQ … tremendous poise with the puck … great instincts … doesn’t give up much defensively … quick passing ability … rarely hesitates

PLAYERS SELECTED IN THE QMJHL ENTRY DRAFT
Patrick Walsh – Quebec 2010 (1st round, 14th overall)
Michael Matheson – Shawinigan 2010 (2nd round, 27th overall)
Dylan Trevis – Acadie-Bathurst 2010 (11th round, 185th overall)

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LONDON JR. KNIGHTS

STUART KING
sniper … nice touch around the net … reads the play well … displays good anticipation … uses size well … battles for pucks … plays hard every shift … strong skating stride … very good offensive skills

RYAN TUFFIN
smart player … effective two-way forward … bangs and crashes his way to the net … above average shot … nice touch around the net … not afraid to battle for the puck … good offensive skills

CRAIG WOOD
communicates well with defencemen … very good focus on the ice … challenges shooters well … takes up a lot of the net … moves well laterally … very good post to post … looks through screens well

PLAYERS SELECTED IN THE OHL PRIORITY SELECTION
Justin Tugwell – Oshawa 2010 (6th round, 104th overall)
Craig Wood – Kingston 2010 (7th round, 127th overall)
Stuart King – Sault Ste. Marie 2010 (7th round, 140th overall)
Mitch Davies – Oshawa 2010 (14th round, 164th overall)
Ryan Tuffin – Saginaw 2010 (14th round, 273rd overall)

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ST. JOHN’S PRIVATEERS

MARCUS CUOMO
good size and frame … fights through checks … ‘bull in a china shop’-type player … very good hand-eye coordination … excellent hockey sense … wins battles for loose pucks … chips in offensively

MARCUS POWER
excellent stick-handler … quick hands … very good skater … reads the play well … passes the puck well … very competitive … solid defensively … hard to knock off the puck … good leadership skills

RYAN POWER
good skater … shows ability to rush the puck … smart player … blessed with excellent on-ice vision … solid at both ends … reads the play well … above-average hockey sense … very good passer

PLAYERS SELECTED IN THE QMJHL ENTRY DRAFT
Marcus Power – Rouyn-Noranda 2010 (6th round, 103rd overall)

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VANCOUVER NORTH WEST GIANTS

JOSEPH CARVALHO
smooth skater … mobile defenceman … not flashy, but very solid … very good poise with the puck … smart and talented passer … high energy .. competes every shift … solid on his feet

ALEX KERFOOT
gifted playmaker … tremendous vision with the puck … smooth skater … strong acceleration … can make plays off the rush … reads the play well … unselfish with the puck … good vision

SAM REINHART
explosive and talented offensive threat … tremendous vision … quick hands … very agile with the puck … fantastic playmaking abilities … ability to make jaw-dropping plays … uses his teammates well

PLAYERS SELECTED IN THE WHL BANTAM DRAFT
Sam Reinhart – Kootenay 2010 (1st round, 15th overall)
Jackson Houck – Vancouver 2010 (3rd round, 57th overall)
Joseph Carvalho – Prince George 2010 (4th round, 73rd overall)
Bo Pellah – Spokane 2010 (6th round, 126th overall)
Mitch Fyffe – Kootenay 2009 (9th round, 189th overall)
Alex Kerfoot – Seattle 2009 (12th round, 254th overall)
Dexter Dancs – Vancouver 2010 (12th round, 255th overall)

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WINNIPEG THRASHERS

TYLER KAUK
continues to improve … good power play quarterback … offensive defenceman … thinks the game very well … reliable lane control against the rush … good skater … good mobility … hard shot

COREY PETRASH
major offensive threat … good puck skills … sees the ice well … knows where his teammates are on the ice … accelerates quickly … drives hard … will not be denied … tremendous leadership

TEAGAN SACHER
very calm … does not get rattled easily … consistently good … challenges shooters well … fills the net … high compete level … stays square to the puck … moves well laterally … quick glove

PLAYERS SELECTED IN THE WHL BANTAM DRAFT
Dylan Kuczek – Brandon 2009 (2nd round, 40th overall)
Adam Henry – Lethbridge 2009 (3rd round, 55th overall)
Sean Collins – Medicine Hat 2008 (3rd round, 60th overall)
Brendyn Illchuk – Tri-City 2008 (8th round, 176th overall)
Lyrik Friesen – Brandon 2009 (10th round, 216th overall)


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