Bobby Brink was named most valuable player of the 2018 World Junior A Challenge on Sunday.
While the prestigious World Junior Championship draws the most attention when it comes to junior tournaments in December, there is another annual event that, while it might not have the same overall star power, presents a comparably good opportunity to scout some of the best draft-eligible prospects in advance of that year’s draft.
Game on. With the 2018 Hlinka Gretzky Cup come and gone, the scouting season for the 2019 NHL Draft is now underway. The week-long, eight-team tournament in Edmonton and Red Deer gave scouts and other onlookers an excellent opportunity to become better acquainted with many of hockey’s top young prospects.