NEW YORK, NY (April 18, 2023) – Aiden Fink, Hudson Malinoski, Aiden Celebrini, Sam Court and recruit Sebastian Bradshaw have been identified on NHL Central Scouting’s Final Rankings, which were released on Tuesday.
All four current Brooks Bandits were ranked higher than they were previously on the Midterm Rankings which were released on January 13th.
Fink (Calgary, AB) is ranked 63rd. The 2022-23 AJHL MVP, Top Forward and League Scoring Champion had 97 points (41G, 56A) in 54 games and averaged 1.8 points per game. Through 10 games in the 2023 AJHL Playoffs, Fink has 10 points (7g, 3a) in 10 games, scoring four goals in four games in the South Final series. The recent Penn State commit led the 2022 World Junior A Challenge in scoring, representing Team Canada West. He was previously ranked #66 in the Mid-Term Rankings.
Malinoski (Saskatoon, SK) is ranked 65th. The Providence commit tallied 69 points (16G, 53A) in 44 games in the regular season, which was third amongst all AJHL Rookies. His 53 assists was second most in the AJHL, while he carried the highest points per game average amongst all AJHL first year players with 1.57. The centre was a finalist for the AJHL Rookie of the Year Award and represented Team Canada West at the 2022 World Junior A Challenge. Through 10 AJHL Playoff games, Malinoski has 7 points (3G, 4A). He was previously ranked 78th on the Midterm Rankings.
Celebrini (North Vancouver, BC) is ranked 140th. The Boston University commit dressed in 47 games during the 2022-23 season, tallying 21 points (5G, 16A). He finished 8th in AJHL Rookie Defenceman scoring and was named to Team Canada West at the 2022 World Junior A Challenge. Through 10 AJHL Playoff games, he has three assists. He was previously ranked 142nd on the Midterm Rankings.
Court (Winnipeg, MB) is ranked 192nd. He led all AJHL defencemen in scoring during the 2022-23 Regular Season, registering 72 points (13G, 59A) in 52 games. He was 10th amongst all skaters in scoring, and his 59 assists was third highest. He was first in AJHL Rookie Defencemen scoring, and second overall in scoring amongst first year players. He was a finalist for the AJHL Outstanding Defenceman Award. Through 10 AJHL Playoff games, he has four assists. He was previously ranked 224th on the Midterm rankings, and also represented Team Canada West at the 2022 World Junior A Challenge.
Bandits recruit Sebastian Bradshaw (Newtonville, ON) is ranked 194th. The 2005-born forward just finished the 2022-23 Regular Season with the Elite Hockey Academy U18 AAA program, tallying 62 points (31G, 31A) in 59 games. He’s committed to New Hampshire.
The 2023 NHL Entry Draft is June 28 and 29 in Nashville, TN.
The Bandits host Games 1 and 2 of the AJHL Final. Game 1 is Friday, April 21st, while Game 2 is Saturday, April 22nd. Both games are at 7:00 pm at the Centennial Regional Arena.