I had a chance to chat with a few of the coaches of the recent Swift Current Broncos draft picks. I wasn’t able to get in touch with them all. However, I think this gives a pretty good perspective on some of these players. First of all I talked to Coach Lamb right after the draft and then I called the coaches of the players selected…
Broncos Coach/GM Mark Lamb on the draft
Calgary Bisons Coach Tyler Drader on Brycen Martin
St. Albert Sabres Coach Umberto Fiorillo on Zach Gonek
Yorkton Harvest Coach Jeff Odgers on his son Dakota Odgers
Lethbridge Golden Hawks Coach Deryk Lawrence on Cavin Leth
Juan de Fuca Grizzlies Coach Trent Brandvold on Alec Dillon
Southgate Lions Coach Dan Glegloff on Jake DeBrusk
CAC Coach Wayne Troock on Cameron Hughes
You can click here for an interview I found online with Hughes as well.
There are number of guys I haven’t talked to and a number of coaches I haven’t talked to. That doesn’t mean I won’t or that I don’t care to… it’s just a time thing. Working mornings it’s not always easy or convenient to set up interviews with teenagers. I think there is interest in hearing from some of the other young prospects and I’ll try to get that done here in time.
Thanks to the coaches and players I’ve talked to so far. There was lots of good information there. Obviously these guys are going to be positive about the young men they coached. That doesn’t discount what they said though. It’ll be interesting to watch these guys when some of them come to came and over the years as they develop.