Monday, October 25, 2010
3 SJHL'ers Crack Canada West Roster
The Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League is proud to announce that three of its players will represent Canada West at the upcoming World Junior “A” challenge in Penticton, B.C.
Carrying the SJHL banner into the event will be Yorkton Terriers forward Clarke Breitkreuz( 1991- Springside, SK), Weyburn Red Wings forward Drew George (1991-Regina, SK) and Kindersley Klippers defenceman Sean Flanagan (1992-Kindersley, SK)
Breitkreuz is currently tied for his team lead in scoring as he has 21 pts (9g, 12a) in 16 games. Breitkreuz is no stranger to this tournament as he played in it last year registering one assist in 5 games.
George leads the Red Wings in scoring as he has 18 points (6g, 12a) in 13 games. This will be his first World Junior “A” challenge.
Flanagan is part of a talented defensive group in Kindersley. He has 9 points (1g, 8a) in 13 games.
Klippers coach Larry Wintoneak is on the Canada West coaching staff.
Canada West has appeared in the gold medal game at all four previous World Junior A Challenges, winning gold in Yorkton, Sask. in 2006, and Trail, B.C. in 2007, before settling for silver at the last two events, in Camrose, Alta. in 2008 and Summerside, P.E.I. in 2009.
The Canada West roster is comprised of players from the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL), Alberta Junior Hockey League (AJHL), Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League (SJHL), Manitoba Junior Hockey League (MJHL) and Superior International Junior Hockey League (SIJHL).
The event will run November 8-14. For a complete look at the Canada West roster, please check out the following link…