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Saskatoon Blades Mid-Season Prospect Update

December 23, 2009 - Western Hockey League (WHL) - Saskatoon Blades News Release

The future of the Saskatoon Blades looks very bright with a number of the 28 players currently on the team's Player Protected List having strong seasons.

Some of the notable performances this season include recent list addition Austin Daae, who currently is third in scoring in the Saskatchewan Midget AAA Hockey League, with 45 points; 2009 1st round WHL Bantam Draft pick Ryan Olsen, who is tied for 12th in the BC Major Midget League with 28 points; and goaltender Tyler Oswald, who has a sparkling.923 save percentage in 13 games this year in the Manitoba Midget AAA Hockey League.

For more information on the Blades' prospects, visit the "In The System" Page on the website.

Below is the list of the players currently appearing on the Saskatoon Blades Player Protected List:

Skaters

Levi Bews - Forward - 1994 - UFA Bisons (AMHL) - 20 GP, 7 G, 8 A, 15 PTS, 34 PIM (as of 12/15)

Austin Daae - Forward - 1993 - Moose Jaw Warriors (SMAAAHL) - 27 GP, 17 G, 28 A, 45 PTS, 8 PIM

Darren Dietz - Defenseman - 1993 - Lethbridge Y's Men Titans (AMHL) - 21 GP, 3 G, 8 A, 11 PTS, 54 PIM (as of 12/15)

Devan Fafard - Defenseman - 1994 - Yorkton Harvest (SMAAAHL) - 28 GP, 0 G, 5 A, 5 PTS, 18 PIM

Rhys Kingston - Forward - 1993 - Lethbridge Y's Men Titans (AMHL) - 21 GP, 0 G, 7 A, 7 PTS, 96 PIM (as of 12/15)

Woody Klassen - Defenseman - 1991 - Battlefords Stars (SJHL) - 27 GP, 3 G, 17 A, 20 PTS, 22 PIM

Gregory Kost - Defenseman - 1993 - Saskatoon Blazers (SMAAAHL) - 22 GP, 3 G, 4 A, 7 PTS, 26 PIM

Turner Lawson - Defenseman - 1994 - Okanagan Rockets (BCMML) - 26 GP, 5 G, 13 A, 18 PTS, 36 PIM

Graham McBain - Forward - 1993 - Winnipeg Wild (MMAAAHL) - 20 GP, 8 G, 9 A, 17 PTS, 14 PIM (as of 11/30)

Zane Morin - Defenseman - 1992 - Beardy's Blackhawks (SMAAAHL) - 27 GP, 1 G, 13 A, 14 PTS, 34 PIM

Hudson Morrison - Forward - 1994 - Southwest Cougars (MMAAAHL) - 28 GP, 8 G, 13 A, 21 PTS, 18 PIM

Brodyn Nielsen - Forward - 1994 - Greater Vancouver Canadians (BCMML) - 24 GP, 11 G, 7 A, 18 PTS, 16 PIM

Ryan Olsen - Forward - 1994 - Greater Vancouver Canadians (BCMML) - 25 GP, 13 G, 15 A, 28 PTS, 12 PIM

Dayton Picard - Forward - 1994 - Moose Jaw Warriors (SMAAAHL) - 28 GP, 3 G, 5 A, 8 PTS, 16 PIM

Colton Robak - Defenseman - 1993 - Parkland Rangers (MMAAAHL) - 23 GP, 3 G, 5 A, 8 PTS, 20 PIM (as of 12/6)

Jonathan Robinson - Forward - 1993 - Culver Academy (Indiana U-16 High School) - 7 GP, 2 G, 2 A, 4 PTS (as of 12/5)

Colton Sissons - Forward - 1993 - Westside Warriors (BCHL) - 37 GP, 4 G, 11 A, 15 PTS, 23 PIM

Michael Statchuk - Defenseman - 1994 - Tisdale Trojans (SMAAAHL) - 24 GP, 2 G, 2 A, 4 PTS, 29 PIM

Tommy Stipancik - Defenseman - 1994 - Greater Vancouver Canadians (BCMML) - 13 GP, 1 G, 2 A, 3 PTS, 8 PIM

Brett Stovin - Defenseman - 1994 - Interlake Lightning (MMAAAHL) - 23 GP, 17 G, 13 A, 30 PTS, 6 PIM (as of 12/17)

Lukas Sutter - Forward - 1993 - Lethbridge Y's Men Titans (AMHL) - 3 GP, 0 G, 0 A, 0 PTS, 0 PIM (as of 12/15)

Davis Vandane - Defenseman - 1992 - Yorkton Harvest (SMAAAHL) - 29 GP, 7 G, 19 A, 26 PTS, 30 PIM

Goaltenders

Adam Iwan - Goaltender - 1993 - Winnipeg Thrashers (MMAAAHL) - 6-4-1, 4.01 GAA

Matthew Krahn - Goaltender - 1991 - Neepawa Natives (MJHL) - 10-8-1-2, 2.92 GAA,.910 SP

Tyler Oswald - Goaltender - 1993 - Pembina Valley Hawks (MMAAAHL) - 8-4-1, 2.37 GAA,.923 SP

Tyler Santos - Goaltender - 1994 - Sherwood Park Kings (AMHL) - 2-7-3, 3.87 GAA,.889 SP (as of 12/15)

Chris Sharkey - Goaltender - 1992 - St. Albert Steel (AJHL) - 6-5-1, 4.12 GAA,.885 SP

Adam Todd - Goaltender - 1994 - Pursuit of Excellence Prep (CSSHL) - 4-2-0, 1.94 GAA,.917 SP

Prospects participating in the Mac's Midget Hockey Tournament, taking place December 26th to January 1st in Calgary:

Levi Bews - UFA Bisons (AMHL)

Darren Dietz - Lethbridge Y's Men Midget Hurricanes (AMHL)

Devan Fafard - Yorkton Harvest (SMAAAHL)

Rhys Kingston - Lethbridge Y's Men Midget Hurricanes (AMHL)

Gregory Kost - Saskatoon Blazers (SMAAAHL)

Turner Lawson - Okanagan Rockets (BCMML)

Graham McBain - Winnipeg Wild (MMAAAHL)

Zane Morin - Beardy's Blackhawks (SMAAAHL)

Brodyn Nielsen - Greater Vancouver Canadians (BCMML)

Ryan Olsen - Greater Vancouver Canadians (BCMML)

Michael Statchuk - Tisdale Trojans (SMAAAHL)

Tommy Stipancik - Greater Vancouver Canadians (BCMML)

Lukas Sutter - Lethbridge Y's Men Midget Hurricanes (AMHL)

Davis Vandane - Yorkton Harvest (SMAAAHL)


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