NHL Central Scouting Released Mid-Term Rankings Including Chiefs, Rivermen

Calgary/Langley/Chilliwack National Hockey League Central Scouting released Monday its mid-term rankings as a prelude to the upcoming 2019 NHL Draft in Vancouver and 26 current Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL) skaters and goaltenders are among those ranked.

Topping the CJHL contingent is Victoria Grizzlies (BCHL) forward and 2017-18 CJHL Rookie of the Year Alex Newhook, who is ranked in the first round, 16th overall, among North American skaters.

Three other forwards were slotted in Round 2 among North American skaters in Alexander Campbell of the Victoria Grizzlies (BCHL); Harrison Blaisdell of the Chilliwack Chiefs (BCHL) and Massimo Rizzo of the Penticton Vees (BCHL).

In all, 15 CJHL forwards were ranked, as were eight defencemen and a trio of goaltenders.

The majority of these players will be competing in the annual CJHL Prospects Game, which goes tomorrow evening (Tuesday, Jan. 22), at 7:30 p.m. MT at Pason Centennial Arena in Okotoks, Alta.

The following are the CJHL skaters and goaltenders named to the NHL CS mid-term rankings:

116AlexNewhookCVictoria GrizzliesBCHL
242AlexanderCampbellLWVictoria GrizzliesBCHL
252HarrisonBlaisdellCChilliwack ChiefsBCHL
257MassimoRizzoCPenticton VeesBCHL
495EricCiccoliniRWToronto Jr. CanadiensOJHL
4113JeremieBuchelerDVictoria GrizzliesBCHL
4114LaytonAhacDPrince George Spruce KingsBCHL
5138ZacharyUensDWellington DukesOJHL
5140KeighanGerrieCThunder Bay North StarsSIJHL
5154QuinnOlsonLWOkotoks OilersAJHL
6158LukeBastDBrooks BanditsAJHL
6161EthanLeyhLWLangley RivermenBCHL
6170KostaManikisCToronto Jr. CanadiensOJHL
6176ChaseFelgueirasDHumboldt BroncosSJHL
6181CarterBergerDVictoria GrizzliesBCHL
7188JohnBeatonCKemptville 73sCCHL
7190KevinWallRWChilliwack ChiefsBCHL
7201ZacharyOkabeRWGrande Prairie StormAJHL
7203TyGloverCBuffalo Jr. SabresOJHL
7204KyleBettensC/RWSteinbach PistonsMJHL
7208ReillyFunkCPortage TerriersMJHL
7210NoahBeckDSt. Michael’s BuzzersOJHL
7215SimonMackDBrockville BravesCCHL
12CarterGylanderGSherwood Park CrusadersAJHL
27GabrielCarriereGKanata LasersCCHL
30MatthewDavisGSpruce Grove SaintsAJHL

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