January 13, 2023 – Aiden Fink, Hudson Malinoski, Aiden Celebrini and Sam Court have all been listed on the NHL Central Scouting 2022-23 Midterm Rankings, which were released on Friday.
Fink (ranked 66th) leads the Alberta Junior Hockey League (AJHL) in scoring this season, with 72 points (28g, 44a) through 37 games. Through two seasons in Brooks, the Calgary, AB, product has put up 125 points (47g, 78a) in 97 contests. He has 19 multi-point games this season, and was named the AJHL Player of the Month for September and October. He was named to the 2022 World Junior A Challenge roster for Canada West, where he was the tournament scoring champion and made the All-Star Team. He’s committed to Wisconsin (NCAA Division I).
Malinoski (ranked 78th) is currently third in AJHL rookie scoring with 49 points (11g, 38a) in 33 games, and is second in rookie assists. He has 14 multi-point games this season, and recently suited up for Canada West at the World Junior A Challenge, where he was fifth in tournament scoring with 7 points (4g, 3a) in 6 games. The Saskatoon, SK, centreman is committed to Providence (NCAA Division I).
Celebrini (ranked 142nd) has dressed in 34 games in his first season in Brooks, tallying 16 points (4g, 12a). He scored his first AJHL goal on October 29 vs Drumheller, which was also his first multi-point game. The North Vancouver, BC, defenceman also made Canada West, where he suited up in all 6 games. He’s committed to Boston University (NCAA Division I).
Court (ranked 224th) leads all AJHL defencemen in scoring with 52 points (9g, 43a) through 36 games, and is seventh overall amongst all skaters in scoring. He’s second in assists in the AJHL, and first in rookie scoring in the league. The Winnipeg, MB, product had 7 points in 6 games at the World Junior A Challenge for Canada West.
The 2023 NHL Entry Draft is scheduled for June 28 and 29 in Nashville, TN.
The Bandits are back in action this weekend with a pair of South Division rivals visiting the Centennial Regional Arena, starting on Friday, January 13 vs the Drumheller Dragons. Then on Saturday, January 14, the Bandits host the Okotoks Oilers, both games are at 7:00 pm.