Calgary, AB- The four Western Provincial Hockey Associations – Hockey Alberta, BC Hockey, Hockey Manitoba and the Saskatchewan Hockey Association – in partnership with the Western Hockey League (WHL) are pleased to announce that 2012 Western Canada U16 Challenge Cup will take place November 1 – 4, 2012 at the Father David Bauer Arena in Calgary, Alberta.
The Western Canada U16 Challenge Cup will feature the highest rated players in the Under 16 age category representing the four Western Provinces of Alberta, BC, Manitoba and Saskatchewan. The four team round robin tournament format, which will open Thursday, November 1 and conclude on Sunday, November 4, 2012, is the first step in the Hockey Canada Program of Excellence and assists the four Western Provincial Hockey Associations in evaluating these top prospects in this age group for future high performance programs.
So far rosters for Team Saskatchewan and Team Manitoba have been announced.
Two Hitmen prospects are on Team Manitoba:
James Shearer D 5’8 169 Brandon 23/06/1997 Brandon Wheatkings MMAAAHL CGY 9th Rd
Jordy Stallard F 5’9 144 Brandon 18/09/1997 Brandon Wheatkings MMAAAHL CGY 4th Rd
Three Hitmen prospects are on Team Saskatchewan:
Lochlan Morrison D 6’ 180 Prince Albert 08/07/1997 Prince Albert Mintos SMAAAHL CGY 7th Rd
Brennan Riddle D 6’1” 175 Balgonie 27/07/1997 Tisdale Trojans SMAAAHL CGY 1st Rd
Terrell Draude F L 6’2” 185 Warman 21/03/1997 Saskatoon Contacts SMAAAHL CGY 2nd Rd
The Team Alberta and Team B.C. rosters will be unveiled at a media conference in Calgary at the Father David Bauer Arena on Tuesday, October 16, more details to follow.