Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Seaman Trying to Muck Into Roster Spot

The Brandon Wheat Kings rookie camp is in full swing with 85 players taking part including 16-year old forward Tyrel Seaman.

A fourth round pick of Brandon in the 2009 Bantam Draft, Seaman has the look of a budding power forward at 6-foot-1 1/2, 193 pounds.

"Just got to go out there and give it your all," says Seaman, "There's a little bit more pressure to give it 110 out there and finish every hit."

The product of Choiceland, Saskatchewan spent last season with the Prince Albert Mintos of the Saskatchewan AAA Midget Hockey League, scoring 12 goals and 29 points in 38 games.

"I got Rookie of the Year in Prince Albert there and felt I had a good year," says Seaman, who says he improved immensely over the course of the season, "Going and mucking it up in the corner, playing dump-and-chase hockey."

Seaman showed well in his first scrimmage at rookie camp Wednesday morning, scoring twice including the overtime winner to lead Team Black to a 7-6 win over Team Red.

The Wheat Kings' rookie camp continues Wednesday night with scrimmages at Westman Communications Group Place slated for 6:00 p.m. and 8:15 p.m.

Chaff...One player absent from rookie camp is goaltender Tyler Fuhr. Fuhr was Brandon's fourth round pick in the 2010 Bantam Draft but suffered a groin injury in a Hockey Alberta camp last month...the first scrimmage of training camp was delayed twice Wednesday morning, once by a broken pane of glass on the North End of the ice surface and again when a puck struck one of the on-ice officials in the face...the WHL confirmed Wednesday that Kamloops and Vancouver would play in Whitehorse on Feb.12 as part of CBC's Hockey Day in Canada...Kamloops and Prince George will host the Super Series games between the WHL All-Stars and Russian Selects on Nov.17 and 18.

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