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May 4, 2012
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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 five competing teams that it believes are RBC Cup Players to Watch.

Who made the list?

HUMBOLDT BRONCOS

Robbie Ciolfi

speedy centre … good vision … big-game player … good offensive instincts … quick hands … quick release … has a nose for the net … excellent hockey sense … very intelligent away from the puck … finds open space well

Matt Hrynkiw

calm goaltender … technically solid … reads the play well … at his best when challenging shooters … communicates well with defencemen … very good focus … moves well laterally … very quick from post to post

Andrew Johnson

high-end offensive skills … good size … power forward … controls the puck well off the cycle … soft hands … hard, accurate shot … good hand-eye coordination … most effective with the puck on his stick … confident

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PENTICTON VEES

Mario Lucia

very talented … dangerous offensively … good size … soft hands … speedy … competes at a high level … has natural ability … quick feet … good hands … unselfish … second-round pick of Minnesota in 2011 NHL draft

Wade Murphy

has taken on a leadership role … excellent compete level … tremendous work ethic … good stick-handler … protects the puck well … knows how to get into scoring position … nice touch around the net … good skater

Mike Reilly

smooth skater … offensive defenceman … excellent mobility … plays in all situations … can rush the puck up ice … makes a good breakout pass … excellent point shot … fourth-round pick of Columbus in 2011 NHL draft

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PORTAGE TERRIERS

Brendan Harms

smart player … effective two-way forward … good skater … very mobile … good playmaker … accurate shot … high panic threshold … can play with anyone … creates opportunities for teammates … plays well in all zones

Adam Iwan

athletic goaltender … tremendous reactions … communicates well with defencemen … very good poise … challenges shooters well … move well laterally … very quick from post to post … good rebound control

Brent Wold

great skater … threat to score anytime on the ice … very good poise with the puck … talented passer … reads the play well … very competitive … smart player … uses teammates well … makes players around him better

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SOO THUNDERBIRDS

Matt Amadio

very strong skater … difficult to knock off the puck … takes advantage of time and space … good anticipation … makes smart decisions … reads the play very well … displays good anticipation … good puck protection

John Kleinhans

can steal games on his own … great quickness … quick glove … good lateral movement … very good work ethic … makes a lot of second-effort saves … high compete level … always square to the puck … good technical skills

Micky Sartoretto

dangerous sniper … very good shot … good offensive skill set … good leadership skills … plays in all situations … very dangerous on the penalty kill … good stick-handler … likes to have the puck on his stick … good skater

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WOODSTOCK SLAMMERS

Tim Campbell

offensive defenceman … very good point man on the power play … great instincts … makes quick passes … good gap control … smooth skater … heavy shot … moves the puck well up ice … makes very good decisions

Nick Huard

excellent two-way centre … will chip in offensively … plays physical … loves to finish his checks … true competitor … versatile … does what it takes to win … wins a lot of puck battles … plays bigger than his size

Andrew Langan

smooth-skating centre … tremendous leadership skills … good offensive instincts … smooth stick-handler … excellent work ethic … fights through checks along the boards … finds quiet areas on the ice well … good shot


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