While the 2020-2021 season has been anything but normal for hockey players across the country, including a number of Titan prospects. Despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, four of our 2020 draft selections are making waves in their respective leagues this season. The spotlight is on forwards Cameron MacLean and Cael MacDonald, defenceman Carter Ansems, and goaltender Jack Howatt in the latest edition of Future Watch.
Cameron MacLean – LW
9 goals, 7 assists, 16 points in 8 games
MacLean has been a constant offensive threat all season. MacLean has recorded a point in all eight Knights games this season. He has totaled 16 points (9 goals, 7 assists) during his point streak and leads all Knights skaters in scoring. MacLean is second in league scoring and will look to take over the top spot as league games resume.
Cael MacDonald – RW
10 goals, 16 assists, 26 points in 21 games
The six-foot-one forward has been a key piece to the Halifax Macs high-octane offence all season. MacDonald posted a season high five points (2 goals, 3 assists) on November 1st, 2020 in a win against the Valley Wildcats. MacDonald has also put together two four-point games in the new year including a hat-trick against the Weeks Majors on February 20th. The 2020 eighth round pick has increased his points per game average in one season from 0.85 to 1.3.
Carter Ansems – D
5 goals, 9 assists, 14 points in 22 games
Valley’s cornerstone defender, Carter Ansems is a towering six-foot-seven and leads all Wildcats defenders with 13 points (5 goals, 8 assists). Ansems is among the league’s top 10 defenders in scoring. One of two 5th round picks by the Titan in the 2020 draft, Ansems posted a season-high in points and assists (3) on November 15th, 2020 against the Cole Harbour Wolfpack.
Jack Howatt – G
2-0 record, 1.00 GAA, .955 save percentage
After being selected as a first team all-star in the NB/PEI U18 Major League last year, Howatt has helped turn the Knights from a last place team just a season ago to a first-place team this season. In two games played this season, Howatt has faced 44 shots and allowed just two goals, good for a league leading 1.00 goals-against-average, .955 save percentage, and a shutout against the Kensington Wild on December 23rd, 2020.