Bantam Draft Player Profile: Hale Schoneck

Calgary native Hale Schoneck describes his game as being a defensive defencemen but with the numbers he puts up, he can be seen as a two-way defenceman with his ability to contribute offensively, without allowing odd man rushes the other way when he jumps into the rush. Schoneck was able to make a smooth transition from playing two games in minor midget to being a regular on the Bisons blueline this past season.

Here’s a quick run-down of the defenceman:

Hale Schoneck

Draft: 2017 Bantam Draft, 11th Round, 227 overall

Height: 5-foot-11

Weight: 155-lb.

Hometown: Calgary

Bantam Team: Calgary Bisons Bantam AAA

Age Started Skating: 4 years old

Age Started Playing Hockey: 5 years old

Favourite Player: Tyler Seguin – “I like how dynamic he plays. He’s very offensive and that’s something that I always admired.”

Favourite Team: Dallas Stars

Relatives That Played In WHL: Uncles Scott Schoneck: Moose Jaw Warriors and Drew Schoneck: Swift Current Broncos and Tacoma Rockets

Favourite Hockey Memory: Playing in the John Reid Bantam AAA Memorial this past season, finishing the tournament 4-1.

Play Style: A defensive defenceman who takes care of his own end first, but is also not afraid to jump up in the rush when the opportunity arises.

Feeling On Being Drafted By The Hitmen: “It was breathtaking when I saw my name. I was so excited and to say that I get to stay home in Calgary is great.”

2016/17 Stats

Games Played – 35

Goals – 1

Assists – 11

Points – 12


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