Prospect watch – Russia U20
With little KHL hockey played last week, the main event for scouts tracking the progress of Russian prospects took place in Hodonin, Czech Republic at a four-nation U20 international tournament. Russia took second place in the competition, losing out to the Finns, and there were notable
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But we are a nation more known by its unsung heroes. We are thinking of those heroes this
Here are some notes I took from this game:
Pavel Zacha – 6-3, 215 - C - On the first line with John Quenneville and Marian Studenic. Quick accurate passes and he was off and running. Wrist shot was crisp on the power play. Creating with passes on the power play. On
Vienna, Austria: Habsburg emperors, Strauss waltzes, coffee, and Sachertort. And, for the coming weekend, the home of the inaugural KHL World Games.
Fittingly, in a city where history oozes from every pore, Vienna is set to welcome the oldest club in the KHL, Slovan Bratislava, as well as two giants of
Kit Rich is known for being Jennifer Lawrence and Kesha’s trainer. I caught up with her to get some pointers and exercises for hockey players.
Hockey is a unique sport. Players work on so many different planes. Skating on a blade, it’s different later movements. With that being said, and this is coming from my
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Here are some younger players to watch:
Danil Gushchin – 5-9, 161 – Muskegon - He’s a 2002 birthdate. This Russian has speed, feistiness on defense, enough to play the PK. He had a goal and an assist in one period but has been solid every time I’ve seen him.
With six games on tap, I had to report early. I may be too tired later on. So here are some notes on a few who stood out in the Sioux City vs. Green Bay game.
Marcus Kallionkieli – 6-1 - 176 – RW – He is 2019 NHL Draft eligible.
I spent all morning on the road and the rest of the day and night at the rink. I saw some great games that featured some talented players. This is the start of their regular season so keep that in mind. The first three are goalies.
Wouter Peeters – 6-4, 205
Dan Vladar – 6-6, 192 – G - Good positioning on a 1-on-0 attempt. Made an outstanding save on Travis Konecny, some luck involved. He’s stood tall into the second period. Especially when his team was a man down. Quick covers. Good glove.
Jack Studnicka – 6-1, 170 – C -