Under the Radar: Kyle Hebert, G, St. Michael's (Ont.)/Edge '17
As we approach the high school season, which has already gotten underway in a few southern states, we still want to highlight a few players who have stood out on the recruiting trail the last few months, or even longer.
The Under the Radar series takes a look here at Kyle Hebert, who attends St. Michael's in the Greater Toronto Area and has an impressive resume both as a field goalie and a box netminder. Hebert, who stands 5-feet-10 inches and weighs about 155 pounds, is a lefty-handed goalie and has been outstanding at recruiting events extending back into last summer at the All Canada Games in Oshawa. Some believe he could be the next in the remarkable line of elite level goalies coming out of Ontario, as he follows in the footsteps of the likes of the late Chris Sanderson and Kyle Miller, as well as current standouts like Evan Kirk and All-World netminder Dillon Ward.
Hebert is a calm and confident goaltender who sees the ball well and has very fast hands. He can get low quickly and sees even the nastiest of bounce shots. He gets big in the cage when shooters go high, and he's explosive when coming out of the crease to chase the backup. Hebert, who's been a goalie for Team Ontario at the national box championships, has excellent stick skills on the clear and can fire the ball up the field to start the break. During the summers, he plays field and box for the Burlington Minor Lacrosse Association.
Here's what Edge 2017 head coach Jason Donville said about Hebert: "Kyle might be the most battle-tested goalie in Canada under the age of 17. He has led his various teams to numerous provincial and national championships. Kyle is a superb shot stopper and an outstanding competitor."
3d Rising writer Ken Stockmann highlighted Hebert at the Greak Lakes Showcase back in the fall: "Hebert was the best goalie I saw this day. Despite being small at only 5 feet 10 inches tall and 153 pounds, he made huge stops all day. In his first game he made a whopping eight one-on-one saves, five in the first half alone. In his second game I counted 12 saves in the first half. He never stopped communicating with his defense even when the ball was on the offensive end. He had a great stick when handling the ball on the clear and that was evidenced by the time he cleared the ball all the way up the field and picked up an assist."
Hebert was also a standout at the FLG in 3d tournament back in the fall, getting some additional praise on 3dRising.com. Take a look at Hebert's most recent highlight video below.
St. Michael's College School - York, Ont.
Event Participation: All Canada Games (Ontario Central, 2017), NSCLA National Cup (2017 division championship team), Philly Showcase (2017 division championship team), Team Ontario U16 National field team, FLG in 3d, Great Lakes Showcase, Towson Autumn Gold Showcase.