Smaht Talk: Skating Instruction, Growing The Game and More

On Episode #7, Smaht Scouting’s Josh Tessler talks to Rogers Hometown Hockey co-host Tara Slone about hockey culture, growing the game and addressing what needs to happen at the NHL, CHL and NCAA levels to address racism, sexism and power struggles. In addition, Tara talks about some of the stops on the Rogers Hometown HockeyContinue reading “Smaht Talk: Skating Instruction, Growing The Game and More”

Scouting Report: Juraj Slafkovsky

Photo Credit: Tomas Kyselica / Hockey Slovakia Scouting Report written by Josh Tessler Juraj Slafkovsky is a Slovakian 2022 NHL Draft eligible prospect and he hails from Košice, Slovakia. Slafkovsky played youth hockey for the local club, HC Košice. It’s the same program that developed several current and former NHLers including Peter Bondra, Ladislav Nagy, ErikContinue reading “Scouting Report: Juraj Slafkovsky”

Scouting Report: Marco Kasper

Photo Credit: Andreas Ljunggren / Rögle BK Scouting Report written by Josh Tessler Marco Kasper is 2022 NHL Draft eligible prospect, who plays for Rögle Bandyklubb (Rögle BK for short). Kasper was born in Innsbruck, Austria and represents Austria in international play. He represented Austria at both the 2021 IIHF World Juniors and the 2022 IIHFContinue reading “Scouting Report: Marco Kasper”

Scouting Report: Jagger Firkus

Photo Credit: Nick Pettigrew / Moose Jaw Warriors Scouting Report written by Josh Tessler Jagger Firkus is a 2022 NHL Draft prospect and he plays for the Moose Jaw Warriors in the WHL. Firkus grew up in Irma, Alberta. Irma is the hometown of Seattle Kraken defenseman Carson Soucy and former Devils and Oilers defenseman GordonContinue reading “Scouting Report: Jagger Firkus”

Scouting Report: Gleb Trikozov

Photo Credit: Avangard Omsk Scouting Report written by Josh Tessler Gleb Trikozov (Глеб Трикозов) is a 2022 NHL Draft eligible prospect, who hails from Omsk, Russia.  Trikozov is a member of the Avangard Omsk farm system and has played his entire youth career with the club. The majority of his play over the last two seasonsContinue reading “Scouting Report: Gleb Trikozov”

Scouting Report: Jiří Kulich

Photo Credit: Aleš Bedlík Scouting Report written by Josh Tessler Jiří Kulich is a 2022 NHL Draft eligible prospect, who hails from Kadan, Czechia. He played youth hockey for the local club in Kadan, SK Kadan. Kadan is located right near the Germany border and the nearest major German town is Chemnitz, which is about anContinue reading “Scouting Report: Jiří Kulich”

Scouting Report: David Jiříček

Photo Credit: HC Škoda Plzeň Scouting Report written by Josh Tessler David Jiříček is a 2022 NHL Draft eligible prospect, who plays for HC Plzeñ in the Czechia Extraliga. Jiříček originally is from Klatovy, Czechia and his hometown is in the region of Plzen. Klatovy is roughly a 45 minute drive south of the town ofContinue reading “Scouting Report: David Jiříček”

Scouting Report: Jack Hughes

Photo Credit: Jim Pierce/Northeastern Athletics Scouting Report written by Josh Tessler Jack Hughes is a 2022 NHL Draft eligible prospect, who hails from Westwood, Massachusetts. For those unfamiliar with Westwood, it’s a town roughly 35 minutes southwest of Boston along RT. 128/Interstate 95.  Hughes’ father is Kent Hughes, who played for the Lac St-Louis Lions inContinue reading “Scouting Report: Jack Hughes”

World Juniors Preview: Give Dalidope and Michkov all the Minutes

On Episode #6, Cam Robinson of EP Rinkside, Tony Ferrari of The Hockey News, Will Scouch of Scouching and McKeen’s and Mikael Holm of Smaht Scouting join Smaht Talk host and Smaht Scouting’s Director of Scouting Josh Tessler to talk about the World Juniors. Below are the topics/players discussed: Brandt Clarke (LA Kings)Owen Power (Buffalo)Continue reading “World Juniors Preview: Give Dalidope and Michkov all the Minutes”

Scouting Report: Ivan Miroshnichenko

Photo Credit: Avangard Omsk Scouting Report written by Josh Tessler Ivan Miroshnichenko is a top 2022 NHL Draft prospect and hails from Ussuriysk, Russia. Ussuriysk is located in Siberia and isn’t far from both the Chinese/Russian border and is due north of Vladivostok. While he was born in Siberia, he moved west towards Moscow as aContinue reading “Scouting Report: Ivan Miroshnichenko”