Tyson Jost (Penticton, BCHL)
Dynamic offensive talent that creates a lot of his offense with hard work and skating ability – very impressive U18 performance with 15 points breaking Connor McDavid record.
Dante Fabbro (Penticton, BCHL)
He logs a lot of minutes for his team and was relied on in every situation. He is a smooth skating mobile defender with good vision and rarely panics or turns the puck over. Always under control and made very few mistakes.
Jacob Moverare (HV71, SweJE)
Big strong defender that can be very hard to play against when he is on his game. He logs a lot of minutes for his team and was relied on in every situation. Not flashy but effective and made good crisp outlets.
Dennis Cholowski (Chilliwack, BCHL)
Controls the puck very well when receiving passes. Quarterbacks PP. Has been outstanding during BCHL playoffs – Will only get better with time.
Beck Malenstyn (Calgary, WHL)
Real honest player who works his tail off every night – projects to be a bottom 6 forward at the pro level that will chip in offensively and provide leadership and energy. You win with players like this.
Chad Krys (NTDP USA U18, USHL)
Small defender with great wheels. Good shot, doesn’t always get through from the point. Average creativity and instincts. Needs to get stronger. Defensive game is good but needs to improve. Committed to BU. He should be a very good college player.
Otto Makinen (Tappara, FinJrA)
Good size forward who competes and plays a 200 foot game. He has a lot of assets but didn’t have much impact in these U18 championships. He has yet to show that he can play at a high level consistently.
Cameron Morrison (Youngstown, USHL)
Disappointing performance at the Worlds. Expected more. He didn’t stand out in many shifts, had to look for him. He looked slow and undecided. He’s a big body player with some offensive skills.
Vojtech Budik (Prince Albert, WHL)
Big guy who moves ok – Has a long reach which helps him defensively – strong on his skates but doesn’t make you pay physically – Gets beat with speed wide.