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International Scouting Services selects players to watch at 2014 TELUS Cup
April 21, 2014
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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? Who will make the key pass? Score the big goal? Make the huge save?

International Scouting Services has selected three players from each of the six teams competing in Moose Jaw, Sask., that it believes are players to watch at the 2014 TELUS Cup.

Who made the list?

CHÂTEAUGUAY

PASCAL LABERGE
power forward … goal scorer … quick stick … nose for the net … great confidence … a presence on the ice … provides leadership … good puck control … competes at a high level … strong skater

BRANDON MCCULLOCH
highly skilled … good skater … very good edge control … soft hands … sees the ice incredibly well … plays with confidence … high level of hockey sense … makes very good decisions with the puck

JUSTIN SAMSON
smart … finesse player … dangerous on the power play … best from top of the circles in … nice touch … quick hands and feet … reads the play well … good anticipation … offensive minded

HALIFAX

DILLON BOUCHER
power forward … soft hands … good puck control … good puck protection … quick stick … nose for the net … strong skater … good balance … nice touch around the net … uses size well

MORGAN NAUSS
solid two-way defenceman … excellent hockey IQ … very good offensive instincts … mobile skater … quarterbacks the PP … plays in all situations … good anticipation … reads the play well

REILLY PICKARD
great poise … doesn’t give up many second shots … good balance in stand-up and butterfly … makes good decisions … plays angles well … good overall positioning … recovers quickly

MOOSE JAW

RYKR COLE
solid two-way player … good on face-offs … plays with sandpaper … good on the power play … heart and soul player … loves to compete … very tough to play against … not afraid to play physical

DONOVAN NEULS
good on the power play … clutch player … scores timely goals … quick release … good shot … will go where the goals are … good hockey instincts … smart player … doesn’t panic under pressure

TREY TENDLER
mature player … leads by example … plays an honest game … tough to handle on the cycle … power forward … responsible in his own end … hard to knock off the puck … dangerous on the PP

OKANAGAN

TANNER BROWNE
two-way defenceman … strong skater … powerful strides … solid frame … likes to finish checks … uses size well … heavy and accurate point shot … excellent hockey sense … smart

LIAM FINLAY
loves to have the puck on his stick … always a threat to score … very focused … plays with energy … great use of his edges … quick feet … creates scoring opportunities … highly skilled

TYSON JOST
dominating offensive talent … exciting to watch … explosive speed … stays a step ahead of opposition … excellent hockey IQ … creates his own space with the puck … very good puck skills

PRINCE ALBERT

LOCH MORRISON
skates well for a big player … heavy, accurate shot … plays lots of minutes in every situation … big and strong … plays with an edge … not afraid to get physical … likes to go into the corners

TEAL SOBKOWICZ
an offensive leader … very good on the power play … solid two-way player … smart … good hockey sense … very good down low … strong on his skates … protects the puck well … uses his teammates

LANCE YAREMCHUK
small and quick … great finisher … likes to score goals … quick release … good offensive instincts … a goal scorer … tough to contain … very shifty … finds open space in the offensive zone

TORONTO

IZZY BENIGNO
mature and focused … good balance in stand-up and butterfly … good overall positioning … communicates well with defencemen … moves well from post to post … control rebounds

STEVEN HARLAND
dynamic offensive player … highly skilled … loves to compete … great hands … sees the ice incredibly well … very confident … a presence on the ice … high-level hockey sense … quick stick

JEREMY PULLARA
finesse player … highly skilled … at his best from top of the circles in … nice touch with the puck … quick hands … reads the play well … good anticipation … consistent scorer … sees the ice well


For more information:

Francis Dupont
Manager, Media Relations/Communications
Hockey Canada
403-777-4564
fdupont@hockeycanada.ca

Morgan Bell
Coordinator, Media Relations
Hockey Canada
403-284-6427
mbell@hockeycanada.ca

   
 

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