Thursday, 19 February 2015

Wheat Kings Well Represented at Canada Games


Leif Mattson was a late addition to Team Manitoba's roster.
  Brandon will have seven prospects play in the Canada Winter Games in Prince George next week, with all of them part of the Wheat Kings’ 2014 Bantam Draft class.
  8th round pick Leif Mattson was a late addition to Manitoba’s roster, and joins 5th round pick Connor Gutenberg and 6th round pick James McIsaac on Team Manitoba.
  The 5-foot-11, 172 pound Mattson, who’s family moved from Stonewall, Manitoba to St. Albert, Alberta last fall, is currently leading the AMMHL in scoring with 42 goals and 84 points in 33 games with the St. Albert Flyers.
  Gutenberg is a 5-foot-9, 150 pound Brandon product who tied for 15th in the Manitoba AAA Midget Hockey League in scoring with 19 goals and 47 points in 42 games while the 5-foot-10, 165 pound McIsaac had 17 goals and 30 points in 40 games with the MMHL’s Winnipeg Thrashers.
  The Wheat Kings 1st round pick, and first overall pick, Stelio Mattheos was selected to play for Team Manitoba but is unable to participate because of a lower body injury.
 In addition to the players, Wheat Kings’ equipment manager Scott Hlady is holding down the same position with Team Manitoba.

  2nd round pick Ian Mitchell, 3rd round pick Jarrod Gourley and 4th round selection Jeremy Klessens will play for Team Alberta.
  The 5-foot-10, 185 pound Klessens is sixth in the AMMHL in scoring with 37 goals and 66 points in 32 games with the Red Deer Northstar Chiefs while Gourley has nine goals and 32 points in 29 games with the CBHA Rangers in the AMMHL while Mitchell spent this season with the St. Albert Raiders of the Alberta Midget Hockey League (stats unavailable).

  5th round pick Hunter Arps will play for Team Saskatchewan.
  The goaltender has spent this season with the Saskatchewan AAA Midget Hockey League’s Moose Jaw Generals, going 6-8-0 in 14 games with a 2.34 goals against average and .927 save percentage.

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