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Goalie Skapski cracks midterm draft rankings

Kootenay Ice goalie Mackenzie Skapski has cracked the NHL Central Scouting draft rankings list. - file photo
Kootenay Ice goalie Mackenzie Skapski has cracked the NHL Central Scouting draft rankings list.
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Abbotsford goalie Mackenzie Skapski has earned a mention in the midterm rankings from the NHL's Central Scouting.

Skapski, in his first full season as the starter with the Kootenay Ice of the Western Hockey League, is No. 18 on the Central Scouting list of North American goalies.

The Ice sit ninth in the WHL's Eastern Conference, but Skapski has been between the pipes for 20 of the team's 21 victories while posting a 3.01 goals against average and a .904 save percentage.

Another player with Abbotsford connections, Shea Theodore, is ranked No. 17 among North American skaters. Theodore, an Aldergrove native who attended the hockey academy at Yale Secondary, has registered nine goals and 22 assists in 46 games with the WHL's Seattle Thunderbirds. He was selected to participate in the CHL Top Prospects game last Wednesday in Halifax, playing for a team coached by Bobby Orr. Team Orr beat Don Cherry's team 3-0.

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