Sharks CHL prospects update

By Courtney Wagner






Steve Bernier

Steve Bernier, RW – Moncton Wildcats, QMJHL

Height: 6’1, Weight: 214 lbs., DOB – 1985-03-31

Steve Bernier, the 16th overall selection in the 2003
Entry Draft, is in his fourth
season with the Moncton Wildcats of the QMJHL. In 66 games last season he netted
the most goals on the team with 36 and his 82 points were good for second on the
team behind Karl
Gagne. He represented Team QMJHL at the ADT Canada-Russia Challenge in 2004. A
strong competitor along the boards and in the corners, Bernier has good hands
and a good touch around the net. In 58 games this season he is leading the
Wildcats with 29 goals, 33 assists and 62 points. His 94 penalty minutes are second to
only Anaheim prospect Nathan Saunders.

2004-05 stats

TeamGPGAPTSPIM+/-
Moncton5829336294+18

Josh Hennessy, C – Quebec Remparts, QMJHL

Height: 6’0, Weight: 194 lbs., DOB – 1985-02-07

Josh Hennessy, the 43rd overall pick in the 2003 draft, is in his fourth
season with the Quebec Remparts of the QMJHL. In 59 games last season, he led the
team with 40 goals, 42 assists and 82 points. Strong in his skating,
acceleration and speed, Hennessy has good hands, which help to create chances
offensively. In 54 games this season he is leading the Remparts with 31 goals,
39 assists and 70 points. His +19 rating is good for third on the team.

2004-05 stats

TeamGPGAPTSPIM+/-
Quebec5431397029+19

Jason Churchill, G – Halifax Mooseheads, QMJHL

Height: 6’4, Weight: 194 lbs., DOB – 1985-11-05

Jason Churchill, a fourth-round selection in the
2004 draft, is in his second full season with the Halifax Mooseheads of the
QMJHL. In 53 games last season he had 15 wins, a .886 save percentage and two
shutouts. A competitive goalie who plays a hybrid style of both standup and
butterfly, Churchill has good balance and agility. He has shown improvement over
last season, in 48 games this season he has a .907 save percentage, four
shutouts and his 25 wins are the most for any goaltender in the QMJHL.

2004-05 stats

TeamGPMinGASOAvg.WLTSV%
Halifax48279012042.5825158.907

Lukas Kaspar, LW – Ottawa 67’s, OHL

Height: 6’2, Weight: 205 lbs., DOB – 1986-09-03

Lukas Kaspar, the 22nd overall selection in the
2004 Entry Draft, is in his rookie season with the Ottawa 67’s of the OHL, after
coming from his native Czech Republic where he played for Litvinov CHP HC in the
Czech league. In 37 games last season he had four goals, six points and 10
penalty minutes. Kaspar was a member of the bronze medal winning Czech national
junior team at the 2005 World Junior Hockey Championships. A power forward with
good hands, Kaspar is good in the offensive zone and will fight for the puck
along the boards and in front of the net. In 44 games this season he has 17
goals, 43 points and his +14 rating is good for second on the team behind Derek
Joslin.

2004-05 stats

TeamGPGAPTSPIM+/-
Ottawa4517264334+14

Patrick Ehelechner, G – Sudbury Wolves, OHL

Height: 6’2, Weight: 184 lbs., DOB – 1984-09-23

A fifth-round selection in the 2003 draft,
Patrick Ehelechner is in his second season with the Sudbury Wolves of the OHL.
In 56 games last season the native of Germany had 22 wins, a .915 save
percentage and three shutouts. Calm in the net, Ehelechner has good
concentration, often waiting for the shooter to make the first move. He
possesses a strong glove hand and plays the angles well. He was an Eastern
Conference All-Star at the Bell OHL All-Star Classic this year. In 44 games this season he
has 20 wins, a .916 save percentage and his three shutouts put him in the top
five for OHL goaltenders.

2004-05 stats

TeamGPMinGASOAvg.WLTSV%
Sudbury44256711032.5720183.916

Michael Vernace, D – Brampton Battalion, OHL

Height: 6’2, Weight: 200 lbs., DOB – 1986-05-26

Michael Vernace, a seventh-round selection in the
2004 Entry Draft, is in his rookie season with the Brampton Battalion of the OHL. In
two games last season he one goal and two points. An offensive defenseman who
has good puckhandling and passing skills, Vernace has good agility and is
solid on the power play. In 55 games this season he has 10 goals, 41 points and
a +14 rating, which is tops on the team.

2004-05 stats

TeamGPGAPTSPIM+/-
Brampton5510314138+14

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