Owen Sound

# 5 – Sean Durzi

Has a decent skating stride that combines proficient knee bend with length. Needs to improve power and strength in order to maximize speed, which is an area of concern for Durzi. He had issues in the game with the faster Knight players on the rush and in quick movements around his own net. Durzi’s playmaking was outstanding in the game as he completed 12 effective passes, and quarterbacked his team up ice. His shot looked much improved, with a quicker release and higher velocity. Last year, Durzi had 2 goals in 60 games… this year, he has 4 goals in his first 9 games.

# 27 – Aidan Dudas

A small (5’8) forward who plays at a very high pace. Dudas is consistently near top speed with and without the puck and possesses boundless energy. He got in hard on the forecheck, disrupting the London Knights breakout 5 times in the game. Dudas controlled the puck on many occasions in the neutral zone, mostly by moving his feet to find open ice, and receiving passes from teammates. He had 7 controlled zone entries, and displayed good playmaking with 4 effective passes in the game.

London

# 2 – Evan Bouchard

Bouchard has one of the most lethal shots in the draft and he showed it off in this game with 5 absolute blasts (3 of them were slap shots and 2 were snap shots). Bouchard has a good reach defensively, and uses his size and positioning to win defensive battles. His short distance speed is an area that needs to be monitored, as quicker opponents have given him some difficulties with defending the wide drive, and in cycle situations around his net. Bouchard moved the puck effectively in the game, with 6 impactful passes.