Rebels captain stays focused


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Prabh Bhathal is a 13-year-old getting ready to enter Grade 8 at St. John’s Ravenscourt. Along with being a very good student, he is proving himself an exceptional young hockey player, too.

“I have been playing hockey since I was six,’ Prabh said. “Last year I played for the Rebels U13 AA Black team. I play centre and I do my best to play hard at both ends of the ice. I play a fast-paced game, a fast transitional game with equal emphasis on offence and defence.”

People speak very highly of Prabh on and off the ice, including his coach, Troy Slater.

Prabh Bhathal, who was captain of his AA Rebels team last season, works hard to b e his best on and off the ice.

“Prabh was an absolute pleasure to coach this past winter,” Troy said. “He was selected as our captain for many reasons but mostly for his true dedication to hockey and hard work. Prabh took us from a good team to a great team and helped our Rebels team win two playoff series.”

Prabh works hard to keep himself fit and to get healthy from all his bumps and bruises.

“Scott at Winnipeg Rehabilitation & Sports Injury Clinic takes really good care of me,” he said. “I just twisted my ankle pretty good and Scott did a great job to help me get back to 100 per cent.”

Prabh and his dad Vali, mom Harpreet, and little brother Manav live in Amber Trails.

“My brother is 11 and we have fun playing hockey together,” Prabh said. “I want to say thank you to my parents for all the driving they do and spending all the money they do so we can play hockey.”

Prabh said he’s looking forward to starting a new school year at Ravenscourt.

“School is going great. It was a fun year,” he said. “It was really nice to be back to normal and going on field trips. My favourite classes are phys-ed and math. I like math because of how you learn new things. Math is very challenging and I like how it gets increasingly difficult.”

Remember the name Prabh Bhathal. He is a very well-spoken young man and an absolute force on the ice. His message for young athletes is simple and strong:

“Stay focused and work hard.”

Troy Westwood

Troy Westwood
Westwood's Sports Heroes

Former Winnipeg Blue Bombers kicker Troy Westwood writes about Winnipeg’s unsung sports heroes every other week in the Canstar Community News weeklies.

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