youth first movement that seems to be effective, especially in the development of their
prize prospects. Four Thrasher prospects have been named to the Tryout camp roster of the
Canadian World Junior Hockey Championship Team. Thirty-four players recived invitations to
the camp. The four Thrashers selected are the most taken from any NHL stable.
Among the players selected for the tryouts:
Player POS WT. HT. BIRTHDAY CURRENT TEAM LEAGUE Rob Zepp G 185 6'0" 09-07-81 Plymouth (OHL) Garnet Exelby D 210 6'2" 08-16-81 Saskatoon (WHL) Luke Sellers D 204 6'1" 05-21-81 Ottawa (OHL) Dany Heatley F 204 6'2" 01-21-81 Wisconsin (WCHA)
the camp december 13th-18th at Beatrice Ice Garden in North York, Ontario. Twenty-two
players will make the final roster, and the trip to Russia for the Championships in russia
beginning on December 26th. Notable was the selection of Thrashers 1999 number one
overall pick Dany heatley, one of three non-Canadian Junior players selected for the
Notebook — 12/5/2000
Utah Grizzlies Update
The Utah Grizzlies just completed two more ho-hum weeks, playing about .500 hockey (3-2-2) in their season’s longest homestand of seven games. At home, they have showcased excellent special teams placing them first in the league in penalty killing and fourth in the league in power play percentage at home. Utah (11-9-2, 25 points) now stands in sole possession of second place in the IHL Western Conference behind the impressive Manitoba Moose (13-5-2, 28 points).
Top Utah Scorers
Name: Ryan Weistche Team: Soo Greyhounds Height: 5'10" Weight: 168 lbs Hometown: Waskaganish, Quebec Position: Centre
Northern Quebec. This season Weistche is one step away from the NHL.
Talk about change.
training camp on the advice of Greyhound assistant coach Bill Hughes.
Hughes saw Weistche playing in a tournament in Timmins, Ontario.
start of the season. He is a mainstay in the Greyhounds lineup though
seeing time on the fourth line and he also sees limited time on the
Greyhounds power play along with some time killing penalties. He has
also played in overtime situations.
very many people, except for those in the Greyhounds organization, knew
much, if anything, about Weistche when he first came to camp.
the Czech Republic during the summer that seemed to help him prepare for
his first junior hockey training camp.
commented on his vision of the ice and his passing ability. His
playmaking abilities are impressive. He is also very quick which makes
him a good fit with players like Cory Pecker and Martin Bonda who are
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to date but has never gotten his chance to play with the pro’s.
posted save percentages of .844, .906, and .908 on a team that had
finals in ’99, the furthest the Knights had ever made it in the history
of the team. Chiarello backed the team making up to 60 saves some
went back to the Knights. He went to the Columbus Blue Jackets rookie
camp and was hoping he might be able to crack the line up there.
Although he had a good camp he was released, unable to get into the Blue
Jackets system already containing six goalies.
“losing” record? Is it his willingness to take that gamble, diving way
out of his net for the puck? Will playing with the Varsity Reds of
the University of New Brunswick and a winning record help some pro
teams to take that second glance?
had a shaky start but now has a six game run without a loss.
and the difference in the game. He continues to get better with every