Four Broncos Ranked by NHL Central Scouting

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Natasha van der Grinten

April 24, 2013, Swift Current, SK (ISN) – Swift Current Broncos defenceman Dillon Heatherington, forwards Colby Cave and Levi Bews, along with netminder Eetu Laurikainen were listed in NHL Central Scouting’s final rankings leading up to the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.

Heatherington is currently ranked 31st amongst North American skaters (8th amongst WHL skaters). The 6’4″, 196-pound product of Calgary, AB posted a career-high season recording four goals and 23 assists for 27 points (more than doubling his point totals from the 2011-12 season) in 71 games played with the Broncos.

Heatherington is currently representing Team Canada at the 2013 IIHF U18 World Championship in Sochi, Russia where he has posted a goal in four games played.

Cave jumped 51 spots from the midterm to final rankings, where he is now currently ranked 89th amongst North American skaters (21st amongst WHL skaters). The 6′, 188-pound forward nearly tripled his point totals from last season recording a career-high 21 goals and 20 assists for 41 points in 72 games played this year.

Bews made his first appearance on NHL Central Scouting’s rankings sitting 179th amongst North American skaters (42nd amongst WHL skaters). The 6′, 181-pound Longview, AB product tallied a career-best 21 goals and 15 assists for 36 points in 60 games played with the Broncos this season.

Laurikainen is currently ranked 23rd amongst North American goalies (7th amongst WHL goaltenders). The 6′, 179-pound product of Jyvaskyla, Finland recorded a 2.39 GAA, a 0.922 save percentage and a 30-23-2-4 record in 60 games played.

The 2013 NHL Entry Draft will take place June 28-29, 2013 at the Prudential Centre in Newark, New Jersey.

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