This from the Western Hockey League website.....
"Hockey Canada, in partnership with the Canadian Hockey League (CHL), announced on Thursday the 40 players, born in 1990 or later, who have been invited to try out for the National Men’s Summer Under-18 Team in Calgary, from August 4-9 at Father David Bauer Olympic Arena.The players will be competing for one of 22 spots on Team Canada, which will compete at the U18 Memorial of Ivan Hlinka (formerly the Junior World Cup), from August 14-18 in the Czech Republic and Slovakia."
Wudrick made the roster, so did former Bronco prospect Jordan Mistelbacher. He was traded to Everett in the Dane Crowley / Eric Doyle deal at the deadline. What an impression he must have made at the Canada Winter Games.
I know Geordie was really setting his sights on making this team. Good luck in Calgary.
I have to say, what timing by the Moose Jaw Warriors and their announcement to hire Dave Hunchak as their new head coach.
Thursday is also press day for the two local newspapers in Swift Current and both didn't get the big story in. By the time next week rolls around....well you get what I'm saying.
What a busy weekend in the city. It's a big motorsports Saturday with Drag Racing at the airport and then Speedy Creek stock cars in the evening. There's the annual Father's Day Soap Box derby and the big mid-summer slo-pitch tournament at the Patterson ball diamonds. Don't forget about the K of C marathon on Sunday either. I'll be playing in the Member/Guest tournament at the Elmwood Saturday/Sunday.
The Indians hit the road the road for three games through Alberta.... I'll try and have results or you can visit the league's website at http://www.wmbl.ca/ .
Have a great weekend,