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2012 TELUS Cup Players to Watch
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April 22, 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 six competing teams that it believes are TELUS Cup Players to Watch.

Who made the list?

PHÉNIX DU COLLÈGE ESTHER-BLONDIN

Daniel Audette

Dynamic offensive forward … pure goal scorer … finesse player … highly skilled … highly competitive … threat to score every shift … tricky stick … gives and receives passes well … reads the play well … good anticipation

Laurent Dauphin

Excellent offensive talent … tremendous hands … explosive and agile movements … dangerous with and without the puck … talented playmaker … very intelligent … very good skater … makes crisp, accurate passes

Frédérik Gauthier

Energetic forward … tough to play against … great speed … explosive skater … quick first steps … dangerous on PP … plays in all situations … tremendous confidence … hard to knock off the puck … very good puck skills

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LEDUC OIL KINGS

Hayden Dawes

Power forward ... provides leadership ... good puck control ... very good puck protection ... competes at a high level ... goal scorer ... quick stick ... good wrist shot ... nose for the net ... uses size well in battles ... strong skater

Kord Pankewicz

Dynamic offensive player ... highly skilled ... highly competitive ... great hands ... tremendous speed ... sees the ice incredibly well ... quick feet ... excellent acceleration ... has the will to win ... great confidence ... can play ‘D’

Brett Zarowny

Good size ... moves well laterally ... great poise and focus ... thrives in high pressure situations ... fights through traffic ... communicates well with defencemen ... makes good decisions ... plays angles well ... recovers quickly

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MONCTON FLYERS

Shane Dallaire

Very dangerous with the puck ... true goal scorer ... competes at a high level ... quick stick ... good wrist shot ... has a nose for the net ... good at finding open space ... plays hard every shift ... good touch around the net

Kyle Beckwith

Two-way defenceman ... excellent puck distribution skills ... ideal PP quarterback ... strong, powerful skater ... solid frame ... likes to finish checks ... uses size well during battles ... excellent hockey sense ... accurate shot

Lindon Beckwith

Highly skilled ... very smart ... very good work ethic ... does what it takes to win ... tremendous leader ... very strong skater ... great hockey IQ ... plays bigger than his size ... protects the puck well ... dangerous on PK

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RED DEER REBELS

Scott Feser

Effective two-way forward ... fiery competitor ... very good at fighting off checks ... plays a finesse game ... uses speed to get find space ... nice touch ... good hands ... uses deception well ... creates offensive space and time

Ty Mappin

Displays high skill level ... great hands ... plays in all situations ... makes something happen every shift ... can find open space ... excellent skater ... very intelligent ... can control pace of the game ... good consistency

Joel Topping

Dynamic two-way defenceman ... great offensive instincts ... very mobile ... fluent skater ... deceptive with the puck ... plays in all situations ... likes to launch transition ... physically strong ... competitive ... good anticipation

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SASKATOON CONTACTS

Rourke Chartier

Offensive-minded forward ... love to have the puck ... always a threat to score ... very focused ... tremendous energy ... excellent skater ... quick feet ... finesse player ... extremely elusive with the puck ... great instincts

Reid Gardiner

Highly skilled ... very smart ... gets the puck to high-scoring areas ... best from top of the circles in ... very mobile ... fluent skater ... nice touch with the puck ... quick hands ... represented Canada at Youth Olympics

Kolten Olynek

Exciting offensive talent ... can be dominating ... explosive speed and quickness ... excellent hockey IQ ... creates space with the puck ... doesn’t shy away from physical ... very good puck skills ... more playmaker than sniper

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SUDBURY NICKEL CAPITAL WOLVES

Ryan Erickson

Skilled power forward … soft hands … good puck control … very good puck protection … competes at a high level … goal scorer … quick stick … nose for the net … very good skater … uses size well during puck battles

Kyle Fransen

Offensive-minded defenceman … likes to be involved offensively … great vision … makes a great first pass … very quick feet … excellent mobility … smooth stride … takes away time and space … makes good decisions

Maxim Veilleux

Good size … very athletic … tremendous maturity and focus … good balance in both stand-up and butterfly … good positioning … communicates well … good rebound control … moves well laterally … plays angles well


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