The Western Prospects Bantam Showcase is the only event that showcases one single birth year, prior to the WHL Bantam Draft, in front of WHL Scouts.
As you complete your bantam eligibility, you face the opportunity to be selected in the Western Hockey League Bantam Draft. The Western Prospects Bantam Showcase will allow you to go head-to-head with other 2003’s from across Western Canada and the United States who are also entering their Bantam Draft year. In previous camps, players have displayed their talents in front of personnel from every Western Hockey League team. In addition we have seen a variety of scouts, coaches and managers from a number of different leagues, which include Junior ‘A’, Junior ‘B’, Midget ‘AAA’ and Prep Schools.
History indicates there will be well over 60 scouts in attendance in 2017. There is no other camp that gives one single age group the opportunity to be the complete focus. Western Prospects Bantam Showcase staff will provide players our undivided attention and give the opportunity to “show their stuff” against their peers. Teams in attendance will be provided with a comprehensive scouting package, including player data, on ice skill testing results, fitness testing results, player ratings, evaluation comments and camp rankings compiled by our staff.
The Western Prospects Bantam Showcase also includes WHL Combine Testing. WHL Combine Testing consists of on-ice and off-ice testing sessions featuring the same comprehensive tests performed at all WHL Combine Testing events including the Sherwin-Williams CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game, WHL Team Testing, Provincial High Performance Camps, the WHL U.S. Combine Camp powered by Under Armour, and more.
WHL Combine Testing will also provide the following take-aways:
Athlete Report: individual athlete results and combine comparative results to peers
Sport Pulse: progress report comparing all historical individual athlete results
Access to WHL Database: compare your results to over 7000 athletes tested with WHL Combines
Access to Sport Testing Database: compare your results to over 20,000 athletes tested with SportTesting. Use your results to track your development progress, highlight areas of weakness, and target your off-ice/ on-ice training needs
All WHL Combine results are entered into the WHL Database and sent directly to all WHL General Manager and Head Scouts to track and identify prospective players
Choosing Okanagan Hockey Academy was one of the best decisions I have made for my development. The relationships I built with my teammates, coaches, and staff are bonds that will last a lifetime. The structure of the program on and off the ice prepared me to play junior hockey.