Tuesday, May 28, 2013

2013 Draft Blog: Kurt Etchegary

Each season The Pipeline Show likes to ask a handful of draft eligible players if they would like to share their experiences during the big year with hockey fans around the world. Since 2008 our roster of guest player bloggers have included the likes of Jordan Eberle, Joe Colborne, John Moore, Ethan Werek, Travis Ewanyk, Brendan Gaunce, Andreas Athanasiou, Mark Pysyk, Brett Connolly, Mike Lee, Dylan Willick, Cody Ceci, Mike Mathseon and Ryan Murray

This year we have had terrific participation from both forward Curtis Lazar and goaltender Eamon McAdam. Today we're happy to add a third name to the 2013 list in Quebec Remparts forward Kurt Etchegary.

Friday, May 24, 2013

Prendergast/Tugnutt Done with Hockey Canada

Rumored over the last couple of days, it's now confirmed that Hockey Canada has cut ties with head scout Kevin Prendergast and goalie coach Ron Tugnutt

Prendergast was hired in September of 2010 and oversaw the U18 and U20 teams and worked with the U17 program as well.

How did they do? We'll check the record after the jump.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

2013 Draft Blog: Eamon McAdam Pt.4

The Pipeline Show's annual series of blogs written by draft eligible players continues again with another chapter from one of the key goaltenders available in the Class of 2013. 

The first chapter of Eamon McAdam's blog series this season arrived back on October 7th. Part 2 was posted at the tail end of November after striking gold at the 2012 World Junior A Challenge in Nova Scotia which you can read about HERE. Part 3, which recapped the months around the USHL Top Prospects Game,  came out on February 8th.

The Pipeline Show is pleased to be able to present the fourth blog entry from Waterloo Black Hawks goaltender Eamon McAdam.

2013 ISS Draft Rankings: May

International Scouting Services (ISS) has released their May rankings for the 2013 NHL Draft. Head scout Ross MacLean can be heard every second Saturday on The Pipeline Show in our regular and ongoing ISS Draft Countdown segment. 

Ross spotlights five different members of the Class of 2013 and offers listeners his opinion on why a player should or should not be considered strongly for the draft next June.

After the jump, the top 30 skaters and top 10 goaltenders according to ISS.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Hawks Swoop into Edmonton and Take Commanding Lead of WHL Final

Will this be the year Portland hoists
the Ed Chynoweth Cup?
The Portland Winterhawks have been the the WHL final 3 straight years, but they haven't been in the position they're in now.  The regular season champions can finally hoist the Ed Chynoweth Cup with a win on Friday after escaping Rexall Place with a 2-1 win Wednesday night.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Alberta Rules the Bantam Draft

I'll be honest for me the best hockey province is Manitoba, but that's because I'm was born and raised in Brandon, learned to skate on the ice of the East End Community Centre and used to play in a barn during a Christmas coaches tournament every year.  But having lived in Alberta for more then 10 years, it's hard not to think that this is the best province for producing players when you consider the population.  If that was ever in doubt, today's WHL bantam draft cleared that up.