Willey is a Connecticut native who is currently in his first NAHL season with the New Jersey Jr. Titans, appearing in six games where he has one goal and one assist.
Prior to the Titans, Willey played at Trinity-Pawling School and he had 15 goals in 24 games last season while also playing midget for the Mid-Fairfield Blues.
“Willey was a huge factor for his team this series creating energy and momentum each opportunity he had,” our scouts said after the NAHL’s opening weekend. “By a long shot he led the weekend in blocked shots as he did a great job taking away shooting lanes from defenders along the blue line. He played well on the penalty kill with a great stick and created turnovers consistently, and did a great job of getting 200 ft. clears every time.”
Wilkie is a Calgary native who has a long history in the BCHL, including the last two seasons with the West Kelowna Warriors. This season hasn’t started yet for Wilkie, but last season he appeared in 27 goals and had 10 goals and 9 assists. Overall, he’s appeared in 107 BCHL games over the last three seasons, scoring 24 goals and adding 45 assists.
“Great first three step agility and full ice speed,” our scouts said. “At times, defencemen found themselves turning around in the neutral zone trying to catch him. Took advantage of defencemen if they lost a step. Good size that stops at the front of the net.”
Martini is a HUGE addition for the Sharks (literally), measuring 6-foot-7. Last year with Penticton he appeared in 40 games and had 1 goal and 5 assists and he’s slated to return to the Vees this upcoming season. He has 183 games of BCHL experience on his side and has also appeared in 13 USHL games with Central Illinois in 2018-19.
“Long stick that he uses to shut down plays well,” said our scouts. “Thought he moved well for a big guy, like most could get a little quicker but still has time to add that and a little more strength/weight to his game. Escaped pressure well cutting back and using body to protect the puck. Made crisp passes and was good shutting down opponents with his reach and physical play.”
Hromic is slated to join Middlebury this upcoming season. He appeared in 41 games for Carleton Place (CCHL) last season, scoring 12 goals and adding 19 helpers. He also has experience in the NAHL and MPHL, on top of playing for Team CCHL Robinson at the Eastern Canada Cup in 2018-19.
“He isn’t a graceful or overly fast skater but he’s strong on his feet, he has smooth hands and doesn’t get knocked off pucks,” said scouts. “He has great vision, he can see the whole sheet and makes everyone around him better. He’s a firm passer, he protects pucks down low below the dots and he contributes on both the power play and penalty kill.”