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2013 RBC Cup Players to Watch
May 11, 2013
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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?

BROOKS

CAM MACLISE
big body … great puck protection skills … reads the play well … good anticipation … very good reactions … strong shooter … better at creating than finishing … very difficult to contain

MARK RENERS
dangerous goal scorer … great hands … tremendous range and quickness … great speed … drives middle lanes with and without the puck … knows where to go to score … clutch scorer

MADDISON SMILEY
smooth skater … offensive defenceman … a leader … excellent compete level … very good puck distribution skills … good shot … consistently gets shot on net … tremendous work ethic

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MINNESOTA

GORDY DEFIEL
impressive lateral movement … doesn’t give shooters much time … quick feet … aggressive mentality … never gives up on pucks … game-changing athleticism … tremendous work ethic

MIKE DIETRICH
offensive leader … plays at an incredible pace … variety of offensive weapons … creative puck mover … lethal shot … clutch scorer … good stickhandler … protects the puck well … nice touch

NICK MCCORMACK
offensive defenceman … generates scoring from the back end … quarterbacks the breakout … knows when to jump into the rush … smooth skater … makes good decisions … good speed

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SUMMERSIDE

KEVIN BAILIE
traditional butterfly goaltender … high level of technical proficiency … makes good decisions … moves well post to post … quick legs … stays big even when down … good rebound control

DANNY CHIASSON
threat to score at all times … very good poise with the puck … smart player … talented passer … great instincts … rarely hesitates with the puck … makes quick decisions … dangerous on the PP

MITCHELL MAYNARD
power winger … provides leadership … strong work ethic … knows how to win … solid two-way player … protects the puck well … quick hands … quick release … good offensive instincts

SURREY

MICHAEL SANTAGUIDA
has ability to steal games … good composure and poise … quick glove … good lateral quickness … very good work ethic … makes a lot of second-effort saves … stays square to the puck

ADAM TAMBELLINI
smooth skater … confident with the puck … very good offensive timing … good bloodlines … takes advantage of time and space … very good anticipation … good, crisp execution on pucks

DEVON TOEWS
quick two-way defenceman … excellent acceleration … very good vision with the puck … difficult to beat in one-on-one situations … dangerous offensive option … confident with the puck

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TRURO

SHAYNE CAMPBELL
calm goaltender … technically solid … reads the play well … communicates well with defencemen … very good focus … challenges shooters well … moves well laterally … very confident

ZACH EVANS-RENAUD
reliable two-way defenceman … tremendous vision when manning the point … hard-nosed player … hard, accurate shot … good offensive instincts … not afraid to jump into the rush

KYLE MORRISON
highly-skilled forward … tremendous puck handler … high hockey IQ … deceptive skater … good offensive flair … excellent hands in tight … uses his teammates well … knows how to score


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