Winnipeg Free Press - ONLINE EDITION

Hockey Manitoba names elite players

  • Print

Hockey Manitoba has whittled down its list to identify this province’s best young stars.

Today the organization announced its 2012 Under-16 and Under-18 Team Manitoba rosters as part of their Program of Excellence identification process that began back in April with a spring tournament. The U-16 team is comprised of the province’s top male players born in 1997 and now in their first year of midget hockey. The U-18 squad features Manitoba’s best female players, born in 1995 and 1996.

Manitoba’s U-16 team captured a silver medal at the 2011 Western Canada Challenge Cup and will travel to Calgary next month to compete for the same trophy. It is lead by head coach Dan Eliasson of the AAA Midget Winnipeg Thrashers and features 16 players who were drafted last spring in the Western Hockey League bantam draft. Assisting Eliasson will be Brad Purdie of the University of Manitoba Bisons along with Doug Sinclair and Jason Bauer of the Thrashers.

The U-18 team is coming off a bronze-medal performance at the 2011 National Women’s U-18 Championships and heads to this November’s nationals in Dawson Creek, B.C. The team will be led by head coach Ashley van Aggelen, who will be assisted by Neil Chow of the Winnipeg Hawks, Lisa Peters of the Bisons and Andrea Keating of the Assiniboine Park Rangers.

Fact Check

Fact Check

Have you found an error, or know of something we’ve missed in one of our stories?
Please use the form below and let us know.

* Required
  • Please post the headline of the story or the title of the video with the error.

  • Please post exactly what was wrong with the story.

  • Please indicate your source for the correct information.

  • Yes

    No

  • This will only be used to contact you if we have a question about your submission, it will not be used to identify you or be published.

  • Cancel

Having problems with the form?

Contact Us Directly
  • Print

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

Have Your Say

New to commenting? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscribers only. why?

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press Subscribers only. why?

The Winnipeg Free Press does not necessarily endorse any of the views posted. By submitting your comment, you agree to our Terms and Conditions. These terms were revised effective April 16, 2010.

letters

Make text: Larger | Smaller

LATEST VIDEO

Public finally sees inside the Museum for Human Rights

View more like this

Photo Store Gallery

  • PHIL.HOSSACK@FREEPRESS.MB.CA 090728 / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS White Pelicans belly up to the sushi bar Tuesday afternoon at Lockport. One of North America's largest birds is a common sight along the Red RIver and on Lake Winnipeg. Here the fight each other for fish near the base of Red RIver's control structure, giving human fisher's downstream a run for their money.
  • MIKE.DEAL@FREEPRESS.MB.CA 100615 - Tuesday, June 15th, 2010 The Mane Attraction - Lions are back at the Assiniboine Park Zoo. Xerxes a 3-year-old male African Lion rests in the shade of a tree in his new enclosure at the old Giant Panda building.  MIKE DEAL / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS

View More Gallery Photos

Poll

How many goals do you think Evander Kane will score this year?

View Results

View Related Story

Ads by Google