The Western Prospects Bantam Showcase is a pre-season showcase and evaluation camp exclusive to players born in 2005. This highly competitive event attracts dedicated individuals, who will be eligible for the 2020 Western Hockey League Bantam Draft. This event allows 2005’s the opportunity to showcase their talents and abilities prior to the 2019-20 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 15-19, 2019
Where: Regina, Saskatchewan, Co-Operators Center
Age: Exclusive to 2005 birth years
Price: $649



  • Guest speaker presentations throughout the week (topics can include hockey futures, player development, fitness, education, and additional relevant information).
  • Chance to compete in one of two Top Prospects Games for the top “80” ranked players (selected by WP staff and Western Hockey League scouts in attendance).
  • Opportunity to display your ability to over 60 General Managers, Scouts & Coaches from Major Junior And Junior ‘A’ ranks.
  • Game Star awards presented after each game.
  • Goaltender of the Day awards presented each day.
  • Prize package for Top 3 overall prospects (selected by WP staff).
  • First and Second All-Star Team awards (six forwards, four defencemen, two goaltenders, selected by WP staff).
  • Camp Leadership awards (nine in total selected by WP staff).
  • 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. The majority of our staff have worked with the camp since ‘Day 1’ and we are pleased that we will provide the same continuity into 2019. Our staff will include no less then 25 coaches, evaluators and support staff during the week. Some previous camp staff includes:

    • Gary Carson (Medicine Hat Tigers - Scout)
    • Jim Pedersen (Dallas Stars - Scout)
    • Dale Grayston (Beardy’s Blackhawks Midget ‘AAA’ - Head Coach)
    • Jim Nadon Sr. (Chilliwack Bruins - Scouting Coordinator)
    • Rob Maclachlan (Lethbridge Hurricanes - Director of Scouting)
    • Bill McLellan (Medicine Hat Tigers - Head Scout)
    • Clint Stein (Regina Pats - Scout)
    • Gardiner MacDougall (University of New Brunswick - Head Coach)
    • Mike Walz (Calgary Hitmen - Scout)
    • Rene Lemire (Moose Jaw Warriors - Assistant Coach)
    • Bob Beatty (Cowichan Valley Capitals - GM / Head Coach)
    • Graham Tuer (Regina Pats / NHL Central Scouting - Scout)
    • Doug Molekin (Saskatoon Blades - Director of Player Personnel)
    • Mike Rooney (Buffalo Sabres - Scout)
    • Rick Oakes (Red Deer Rebels - Scout)
    • Darren Evjen (Swift Current Broncos - Assistant Scout)
    • Randy Petersen (Red Deer Rebels - Director of Player Personnel)
    • Mark Penny (Moose Jaw Warriors - Scout)
    • Wade Klippenstein (Brandon Wheat Kings - Head Scout)
    • John Smith (Regina Pat Canadians - Head Coach / GM)
    • Scott Scoville (Everret Silvertips - Director of Player Personnel)
    • Todd Ripplinger (Regina Pats - Director of Scouting)
    • Riley Holzapfel (Atlanta Thrasher Draft Pick)
    • Greg Mayer (Regina Pats - Athletic Therapist)

    Take Aways

  • Individual player evaluation meetings with Western Prospects staff, providing feedback, direction and written evaluation.
  • Summer training program to assist in your off-season training and season preparation (sent to all players that register).
  • Informative Player Manual.
  • 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 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's and Head Scouts to track and identify prospective players.


  • 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 one of two Top Prospects Games for the top “80” ranked players (selected by WP staff and Western Hockey League scouts in attendance).
  • Opportunity to display your ability to over 60 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 will be on staff.
  • Sample Schedule


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