WESTERN PROSPECTS BANTAM SHOWCASE

The Western Prospects Bantam Showcase is a pre-season showcase and evaluation camp exclusive to players born in 2006. This highly competitive event attracts dedicated individuals, who will be eligible for the 2021 Western Hockey League Bantam Draft. This event allows 2006’s the opportunity to showcase their talents and abilities prior to the 2020-21 hockey season and make that all important “first impression” in front of WHL General Managers, Scouts and Coaches in a high performance, elite environment. Not only will players gain important exposure and experience, but we wish to educate you and your parents on all aspects of junior hockey, and what you can be doing to prepare.

When: July 6-10, 2020
Where: Penticton BC 
Age: Exclusive to 2006 birth years
Price: $749.00


Please note: Applicants should be currently playing at a AAA, AA (Tier 1 & 2) level to be considered. 

Goalie applications will be reviewed and participants notified upon acceptance. 


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Features

  • Guest speaker presentations throughout the week (topics can include hockey futures, player development, fitness, education, and additional relevant information).
  • Chance to compete in  Top Prospects Game for the top “40” ranked players (selected by WP staff and Western Hockey League scouts in attendance).
  • Opportunity to display your ability to General Managers, Scouts & Coaches from Major Junior And Junior ‘A’ ranks.
  • Staff

    Staff of the Western Prospects Bantam Showcase are all active “Hockey People” from various levels.  Coaches, scouts, managers from Midget ‘AAA’, Junior ‘A’, Major Junior and the National Hockey League have been brought together to share their experiences and conduct this camp. We are pleased that we will provide the same continuity into 2020. Our staff will include coaches, evaluators and support staff during the week. 

    Take Aways

  • Individual player evaluation meetings with Western Prospects staff, providing feedback, direction and written evaluation.
  • Western Prospects Bantam Showcase Jersey
  • WHL Combine Testing: 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 16,000 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's and Head Scouts to track and identify prospective players.
  • Action

  • Five game guarantee. Games include three, 25 minute periods, along with a warm-up period and a 
  • two-man referee system.
  • Games include 3 - 25 minute running time periods, along with a warm-up period.
  • Skill development on-ice session.
  • WHL Combine Testing: on-ice and off-ice testing.
  • Opportunity to compete in  Top Prospects Games for the top “40” ranked players (selected by WP staff and Western Hockey League scouts in attendance).
  • Opportunity to display your ability to General Managers, Scouts & Coaches from Major Junior and Junior ‘A’ ranks.
  • Player data and scouting packages available to all accredited Western Hockey League, Junior A, Midget AAA Scouts, General Managers and Coaches.
  • Certified Athletic Trainer’s will be on staff.
  • Sample Schedule

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    Exposure

    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 2006’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  Western Hockey League teams. 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 scouts in attendance in 2020. 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.         

    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 10,000 athletes tested with WHL Combines

    Access to Sport Testing Database: compare your results to over 25,000 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

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