FCHockey
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January 25, 2023

Lardis tops fitness testing at CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game

Nick Lardis of the Hamilton Bulldogs has topped fitness testing at the 2023 CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game.

Lardis, slotted outside FCHockey’s Midterm ranking for the 2023 NHL Draft, ranked fifth in the 30M backwards skate, fifth in weave agility, first in weave agility with the puck, fifth in transition ability, second in transition ability with the puck, first in reaction, and fourth in reaction with the puck.

The 17-year-old, who also spent time with the Peterborough Petes this season, has 32 points (19 goals, 13 assists) in 44 games this season.

Hunter Brzustewicz of the Kitchener Rangers and Carey Terrance of the Erie Otters finished second and third respectively in the sport testing combine. Cam Allen of the Guelph Storm was fourth and Tanner Molendyk of the Saskatoon Blades finished fifth.

Connor Bedard, the consensus No. 1 pick for the 2023 draft, finished in the top five in one event — transition ability with puck.

The CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game is set for Wednesday in Langley, B.C.

Here is the full list of results from the on-ice testing at the CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game:

Overall
1 – Nick Lardis (Hamilton Bulldogs)
2 – Hunter Brzustewicz (Kitchener Rangers)
3 – Carey Terrance (Erie Otters)
4 – Cam Allen (Guelph Storm)
5 – Tanner Molendyk (Saskatoon Blades)

30M forward skate
1 – Dylan MacKinnon (Halifax Mooseheads) — 4.082 seconds
2 – Colby Barlow (Oshawa Generals) — 4.150 seconds
3 – Alex Pharand (Sudbury Wolves) — 4.153 seconds
4 – Caden Price (Kelowa Rockets) — 4.157 seconds
5 – Cam Allen (Guelph Storm) — 4.180 seconds

30M forward skate with puck
1 – Carson Rehkopf (Kitchener Rangers) — 4.070 seconds
2 – Dylan MacKinnon (Halifax Mooseheads) — 4.082 seconds
3 – Alex Pharand (Sudbury Wolves) — 4.096 seconds
4 – Hunter Brzustewicz (Kitchener Rangers) — 4.104 seconds
5 – Carey Terrance (Erie Otters) — 4.107 seconds

30M backwards skate
1 – Caden Price (Kelowna Rockets) — 4.656 seconds
2 – Cam Allen (Guelph Storm) — 4.738 seconds
3 – Brayden Yager (Moose Jaw Warriors) — 4.748 seconds
4 – Beau Akey (Barrie Colts) — 4.775 seconds
5 – Nick Lardis (Hamilton Bulldogs) — 4.785 seconds

30M backwards skate with puck
1 – Hunter Brzustewicz (Kitchener Rangers) — 4.715 seconds
2 – Dylan MacKinnon (Halifax Moosheads) — 4.802 seconds
3 – Cam Allen (Guelph Storm) — 4.846 seconds
4 – Riley Heidt (Prince George Cougars) — 4.873 seconds
5 – Beau Akey (Barrie Colts) — 4.887 seconds

Weave agility
1 – Denver Barkey (London Knights) — 10.468 seconds
2 – Carey Terrance (Erie Otters) — 10.560 seconds
3 – Hunter Brzustewicz (Kitchener Rangers) — 10.590 seconds
4 – Brayden Yager (Moose Jaw Warriors) — 1.0613 seconds
5 – Nick Lardis (Hamilton Bulldogs) — 10.647 seconds

Weave agility with puck
1 – Nick Lardis (Hamilton Bulldogs) — 10.822 seconds
2 – Carey Terrance (Erie Otters) — 10.868 seconds
3 – Gracyn Sawchyn (Seattle Thunderbirds) — 10.876 seconds
4 – Luca Pinelli (Ottawa 67’s) — 10.911 seconds
5 – Nico Myatovic (Seattle Thunderbirds) — 11.082 seconds

Transition ability
1 – Beau Akey (Barrie Colts) — 13.034 seconds
2 – Carey Terrancee (Erie Otters) — 13.134 seconds
3 – Hunter Brzustewicz — 13.209 seconds
4 – Tanner Molendyk (Saskatoon Blades) — 13.251 seconds
5 – Nick Lardis (Hamilton Bulldogs) — 13.256 seconds

Transition ability with puck
1 – Beau Akey (Barrie Colts) — 13.574 seconds
2 – Nick Lardis (Hamilton Bulldogs) — 13.733 seconds
3 – Jordan Tourigny (Shawinigan Cataractes) — 13.742 seconds
4 – Luca Cagnoni (Portland Winterhawks) — 13.794 seconds
5 – Connor Bedard (Regina Pats) — 13.797 seconds

Reaction
1 – Nick Lardis (Hamilton Bulldogs) — 9.324 seconds
2 – Carey Terrance (Erie Otters) — 9.418 seconds
3 – Zach Benson (Winnipeg ICE) — 9.548 seconds
4 – Luca Cagnoni (Portland Winterhawks) — 9.577 seconds
5 – Coulson Pitre (Flint Firebirds) — 9.637 seconds

Reaction with puck
1 – Nico Myatovic — 9.508 seconds
2 – Jordan Tourigny (Shawinigan Cataractes) — 9.551 seconds
3 – Brayden Yager (Moose Jaw Warriors) — 9.622 seconds
4 – Nick Lardis (Hamilton Bulldogs) — 9.658 seconds
5 – Mathieu Cataford (Halifax Mooseheads) — 9.660 seconds


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