Tuesday, November 16, 2010


Press Release

he Western Hockey League is proud to announce that 13 WHL players have been named to Team West for the 2011 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge in December and January.

The 22-man roster is made up of 16-year-old players from Manitoba and Saskatchewan, and will compete in the Under-17 event in Winnipeg and Portage La Prairie, MB from December 28th to January 4th.

Of the 22 players selected to Team West, 13 are currently playing in the WHL. The other nine players named to Team West were all selected by WHL Clubs through the WHL Bantam Draft.


Name P S HT WT Born Hometown 2010-11 Team (League)
Desauntels, Andy G L/G 6’3 190 05/11/1994 White City, SK Regina Pat Canadians (Midget AAA)
Driedger, Chris G L/G 6’3 175 05/18/1994 Winnipeg, MB Tri City Americans (WHL)

Gaudet, Brady D L/G 5’11 180 04/09/1994 Redvers, SK Kamloops Blazers (WHL)
Gow, Reid D L/G 5’11 175 04/04/1994 Killarney, MB Spokane Chiefs (WHL)
Hamonic, Justin D R/D 6’2 185 02/14/1994 Winnipeg, MB Winnipeg Wild (Midget AAA)
Peel, Landon D L/G 6’0 160 04/12/1994 Virden, MB Swan Valley Stampeders (MJHL)
Pouliot, Derrick D L/G 5’11 200 01/16/1994 Weyburn, SK Portland Winterhawks (WHL)
Pulock, Ryan D R/D 6’0 180 10/06/1994 Grandview, MB Brandon Wheat Kings (WHL)
Severson, Damon D R/D 6’2 182 08/07/1994 Melville, SK Kelowna Rockets (WHL)

Asham, Daniel F R/D 6’0 185 07/06/1994 Headingley, MB Winnipeg Wild (Midget AAA)
Cuthbert, Brayden F R/D 5’9 165 01/12/1994 Brandon, MB Moose Jaw Warriors (WHL)
Harms, Brendan F R/D 5’10 165 12/02/1994 Steinbach, MB Portage Terriers (MJHL)
Heffley, Colton F R/D 6’3 190 05/27/1994 Swift Current, SK Kelowna Rockets (WHL)
Howorko, Shea F L/G 6’1 180 03/15/1994 Regina, SK Swift Current Broncos (WHL)
Iron, Jared F R/D 5’11 170 03/27/1994 Canoe Narrows, SK Beardy’s Blackhawks (Midget AAA)
Leipsic, Brendan F L/G 5’9 153 05/19/1994 Winnipeg, MB Portland Winterhawks (WHL)
McVeigh, Logan F L/G 6’1 180 02/23/1994 Kenaston, SK Kamloops Blazers (WHL)
Olson, Sutton F R/D 5’10 140 03/30/1994 Deloraine, MB Southwest Cougars (Midget AAA)
Seaman, Tyrel F L/G 6’2 184 01/06/1994 Choiceland, SK Brandon Wheat Kings (WHL)
Stephanson, Chandler F L/G 5’10 175 04/22/1994 Saskatoon, SK Regina Pats (WHL)
Stovin, Brett F R/D 6’0 170 10/31/1994 Stony Mountain, MB Interlake Lightning (Midget AAA)
Yakubowski, Jaimen F L/G 5’10 180 05/28/1994 Dalmeny, SK Beardy’s Blackhawks (Midget AAA)

Title/ Name/ Hometown/ Team (League)/
Head Coach Garth Mitchell Elkhorn, MB Yellowhead Chiefs (Midget AAA)
Assistant Coach David Anning Winnipeg, MB Winnipeg Saints (MJHL)
Assistant Coach Bob Beattie Lorange, SK La Ronge Icedogs (SJHL)
Assistant Coach/Video Kyle McDonald Regina, SK Notre Dame Hounds (SJHL)
Equipment Manager Jody Norminton Brandon, MB n/a
Team Trainer Cam McGhee Brandon, MB Brandon Wheat Kings (WHL)
Director of Operations Bernie Reichardt Winnipeg Hockey Manitoba
Asst. Director of Operations Scott Frizzell Regina, SK Saskatchewan Hockey Association

(Nathan can be reached at fourniern@students.nescom.edu)

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