WHL Prospect Combines

                                                          

 2016 WHL COMBINES

The Western Hockey League, in partnership with Okanagan Hockey have tested nearly 4000 athletes across Western Canada and the United States, over the past two years. The WHL Prospect Combines are designed to assist high level minor hockey players with their skill development and provide exposure to the WHL by participating in comprehensive on-ice & off-ice testing, with state of the art equipment designed by Sport Testing Inc.

After being tested players are given access to an extensive on-line database with WHL tested players. Individuals can compare test scores against other players as well as themselves, in order to make adjustments to their own training & skill development programs to help them reach their highest level.

This is an opportunity to be tested using the same equipment & drills that are utilized at the CHL Top Prospects game, by the Montreal Canadiens, Winnipeg Jets, Dallas Stars and Philadelphia Flyers of the NHL, and the four Western Provinces with thier respective U15 High Performance programs. The test results for all players are entered into the exclusive WHL Database, which is used by the General Managers and Head Scouts to track and identify players for their teams.

For more information please view the WHL Combine Video below:

     

The two-day combine is a combination of testing, skill development and exposure:

The technology utilized in the WHL Combines is the latest technology and is operated by Sport Testing Inc.

                                                          

2016 WHL PROSPECT COMBINE REGISTRATION

Click on a city for player registration, dates, and combine information:

Register Here: Vancouver, BC - March 26-27 (Sungod Recreation Centre)

Register Here: Calgary, AB - April 2-3 (Don Hartman North East Sportsplex)

Register Here: Edmonton, AB - April 23-24 (Royal Glenora Club)

Register Here: Regina, SK - May 14-15 (Co-operators Centre)

Register Here: Winnipeg, MB - June 4-5 (Seven Oaks Recreation Centre)

Photo: Andy Devlin

                                                          

 
TEAM TESTING

WHL Exposure – Player Development – Guaranteed Results

The Western Hockey League, in partnership with Okanagan Hockey, have tested more than 1000 players across Western Canada and the United States. The WHL Combines are designed to assist minor hockey players with their skill development by participating in on-ice testing with state of the art equipment designed by Sport Testing Inc.

After being tested, players are given access to an extensive on-line database with WHL tested players. Players can compare themselves against other players to see where they rank against the best, while at the same time using, their individual test scores to make adjustments to the own training & skill development programs to help them reach their highest level.

This is an opportunity to have your players be tested using the same equipment & tests that are utilized at the CHL Top Prospects game as well as NHL teams, including the Montreal Canadiens, Edmonton Oilers, LA Kings & Philadelphia Flyers. The test results for all players are entered into the exclusive WHL Database that is used by WHL general managers and head scouts to track & identify players for their teams.

As an Association, you will receive a detailed Coaches’ Report that allows you to see where the players rank in various categories which will help you focus your own development initiatives for your members moving forward.

Photo: Andy Devlin

Testing Requirements & Fees
• 30 minute on-ice equipment set up time
• 1 hour ice session per testing group
• Maximum number of skaters per 1hr session = 30 Players
• Club team coaches involved on-ice as testing staff
• Positional players only (goalie only testing is an option)
• Recommend testing more than one team per visit (back to back sessions, combine times)
• Maximize development impact – test during the fall and at the end of season to compare results and see how individual player is progressing
• Fee: $90 per player (based on single team testing – group rates & repeat testing packages available)

                                                          

  

The equipment used for the Combine will be provided by Sport Testing Inc. Sport Testing Inc. provides state-of-the-art player assessments through utilizing the latest combine testing technology. 

For more information on the assesments and tests a WHL Combine provides, please:                 CLICK HERE

NHL teams who have used Sport Testing Inc. to assess their athletes:

Anaheim Ducks - Dallas Stars - Edmonton Oilers

Los Angeles Kings - Montreal Canadiens - Philadelphia Flyers

Pittsburgh Penguins - Toronto Maple Leafs - Winnipeg Jets

Sport Testing Inc. is involved with many other elite teams, and players including:

CHL Top Prospects Game - NHL Central Scouting Database

WHL Everett Silvertips - Players from Sweden, Finland, Austria, and Russia

                                                          

The Western Hockey League, in partnership with Okanagan Hockey have tested more than 1000 players across Western Canada and the United States. At least 77 players drafted in the 2015 WHL Bantam Draft were tested by the WHL Combines Program in 2014-15. WHL Combines have tested 1,454 players in 2014 and 2,509 players in 2015, ranging from Atom to Junior.

Notable players that have been tested: 

LAST NAME

FIRST NAME

TEAM

LEAGUE

YEAR TESTED

Bittner

Paul

Portland Winterhawks

WHL

2015

Bjorkstrand

Oliver

Portland Winterhawks

WHL

2013

Bleackley

Conner

Red Deer Rebels

WHL

2014

Bowey

Madison

Kelowna Rockets

WHL

2013

Bozon

Tim

Kootenay Ice

WHL

2012

Carlo

Brandon

Tri-City Americans

WHL

2015

Draisaitl

Leon

Kelowna Rockets

WHL

2014

Debrusk

Jake

Swift Current Broncos

WHL

2015

De Leo

Chase

Portland Winterhawks

WHL

2014

Driedger

Chris

Binghamton Senators

AHL

2012

Dumba

Matt

Minnesota Wild

NHL

2012

Edmonds

Ty

Prince George Cougars

WHL

2014

Fleury

Haydn

Red Deer Rebels

WHL

2014

Gawdin

Glenn

Swift Current Broncos

WHL

2015

Gordon

Coda

Swift Current Broncos

WHL

2012

Gropp

Ryan

Seattle Thunderbirds

WHL

2015

Guhle

Brendan

Prince Albert Raiders

WHL

2015

Harkins

Jansen

Prince George Cougars

WHL

2015

Honka

Julius

Texas Stars

AHL

2014

Irving

Aaron

Edmonton Oil Kings

WHL

2014

Jarry

Tristan

Edmonton Oil Kings

WHL

2013

Jones

Seth

Nashville Predators

NHL

2013

Juulsen

Noah

Everett Silvertips

WHL

2015

Klimchuk

Morgan

Brandon Wheat Kings

WHL

2013

Kulak

Brett

Adirondack Flames

AHL

2012

Lazar

Curtis

Ottawa Senators

NHL

2013

Martin

Brycen

Saskatoon Blades

WHL

2014

McBride

Nick

Prince Albert Raiders

WHL

2015

Merkley

Nick

Kelowna Rockets

WHL

2015

Morrissey

Josh

Kelowna Rockets

WHL

2013

Mueller

Mirco

San Jose Sharks

NHL

2013

Musil

Adam

Red Deer Rebels

WHL

2015

Petan

Nic

Portland Winterhawks

WHL

2013

Pilon

Ryan

Brandon Wheat Kings

WHL

2015

Point

Brayden

Moose Jaw Warriors

WHL

2014

Pouliot

Derrick

Pittsburgh Penguins

NHL

2012

Provorov

Ivan

Brandon Wheat Kings

WHL

2015

Reinhart

Griffin

New York Islanders

NHL

2012

Reinhart

Sam

Kootenay Ice

WHL

2013

Roy

Eric

Brandon Wheat Kings

WHL

2013

Scherbak

Nikita

Everett Silvertips

WHL

2014

Severson

Damon

New Jersey Devils

NHL

2012

Sissons

Colton

Milwaukee Admirals

AHL

2012

Stephenson

Chandler

Hershey Bears

AHL

2012

Sutter

Lukas

Stockton Thunder

ECHL

2012

Theodore

Shea

Seattle Thunderbirds

WHL

2013

Thomas

Ben

Calgary Hitmen

WHL

2014

Thrower

Dalton

Brampton Beast

ECHL

2012

Troock

Branden

Texas Stars

AHL

2012

Virtanen

Jake

Calgary Hitmen

WHL

2014

Winther

Mike

Lethbridge Hurricanes

WHL

2012

 

                                                          

WHL COMBINE CONTACT INFORMATION

Western Hockey League
Kirt Hill
Senior Manager, Player Development
hillk@whl.ca

403-693-3058
www.whl.ca/page/whlcombines

 
Okanagan Hockey Group 
Darrell May
Director of Recruitment
darrellmay@okanaganhockey.com 
403-826-8185
www.okanaganhockey.com