26 CJHLers named to NHL Central Scouting’s mid-term rankings

CALGARY, Alta. – 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:

1 16 Alex Newhook C Victoria Grizzlies BCHL
2 42 Alexander Campbell LW Victoria Grizzlies BCHL
2 52 Harrison Blaisdell C Chilliwack Chiefs BCHL
2 57 Massimo Rizzo C Penticton Vees BCHL
4 95 Eric Ciccolini RW Toronto Jr. Canadiens OJHL
4 113 Jeremie Bucheler D Victoria Grizzlies BCHL
4 114 Layton Ahac D Prince George Spruce Kings BCHL
5 138 Zachary Uens D Wellington Dukes OJHL
5 140 Keighan Gerrie C Thunder Bay North Stars SIJHL
5 154 Quinn Olson LW Okotoks Oilers AJHL
6 158 Luke Bast D Brooks Bandits AJHL
6 161 Ethan Leyh LW Langley Rivermen BCHL
6 170 Kosta Manikis C Toronto Jr. Canadiens OJHL
6 176 Chase Felgueiras D Humboldt Broncos SJHL
6 181 Carter Berger D Victoria Grizzlies BCHL
7 188 John Beaton C Kemptville 73s CCHL
7 190 Kevin Wall RW Chilliwack Chiefs BCHL
7 201 Zachary Okabe RW Grande Prairie Storm AJHL
7 203 Ty Glover C Buffalo Jr. Sabres OJHL
7 204 Kyle Bettens C/RW Steinbach Pistons MJHL
7 208 Reilly Funk C Portage Terriers MJHL
7 210 Noah Beck D St. Michael’s Buzzers OJHL
7 215 Simon Mack D Brockville Braves CCHL
12 Carter Gylander G Sherwood Park Crusaders AJHL
27 Gabriel Carriere G Kanata Lasers CCHL
30 Matthew Davis G Spruce Grove Saints AJHL