Monday, September 23, 2013

Clague returns to AAA midget

Press Release

Brandon, MB. -- The Brandon Wheat Kings have confirmed that 15-year old prospect Kale Clague has been assigned to the Alberta Midget Hockey League's Lloydminster Bobcats.

Brandon's second pick and sixth overall selection in last spring's Western Hockey League Bantam Draft, Clague made his Wheat King debut this past weekend as the Wheat Kings kicked off the 2013-14 regular season by sweeping the Moose Jaw Warriors in a home and home series.

After scoring two goals and 5 points in four pre-season games, Clague was held pointless against the Warriors but certainly held his own during the two regular season games.

"What a month he's had.  He's been tremendous.  It was a great experience for him to get through the pre-season and right into opening weekend and play as much as he's played." Brandon GM/Coach Kelly McCrimmon told Bruce Luebke on CKLQ's Coaches' Corner Monday morning. "For our fans to get a look at what lies ahead for our future with a player like that joining our organization next year."

Clague's departure leaves the Wheat Kings with 27 players on their roster -- 16 forwards, nine defencemen and two goaltenders. One of those is captain Ryan Pulock, who remains with the National Hockey League's New York Islanders.

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