THREE PROSPECTS ON U16 PROVINCIAL TEAMS19-Oct-12
THREE PROSPECTS MAKE PROVINCIAL U16 TEAMS
Kamloops, BC – A trio of Kamloops Blazers prospects have been named to their respective provincial U16 teams. Jayden Halbgewachs (Saskatchewan), Nick Chyzowski (British Columbia), Cameron Reagan (Alberta) will play in the Western Canada U16 Challenge Cup in Calgary from November 1st – 4th.
Halbgewachs, a first round pick by the Blazers, is playing for the Regina Pat Canadians in the Saskatchewan Midget Hockey League. He is leading his team in scoring with three goals and an assist in five games this season.
Chyzowski was selected by the Blazers in the second round. The Kamloops native is playing for the Thompson Blazers in the B.C. Major Midget League. Chyzowski has three goals in seven games this season.
Reagan was chosen by the Blazers in the fourth round this past May. The defenseman is playing with the Sherwood Park Kings in the Alberta Midget Hockey League this season.
The Western Canada U16 Challenge Cup will feature the highest rated players in the Under 16 age category representing the four Western Provinces of Alberta, BC, Manitoba and Saskatchewan. The four team round robin tournament format, which will open Thursday, November 1 and conclude on Sunday, November 4, 2012, is the first step in the Hockey Canada Program of Excellence and assists the four Western Provincial Hockey Associations in evaluating these top prospects in this age group for future high performance programs.The Western Canada U16 Challenge Cup is made possible through financial support provided by the WHL. The majority of the players participating in the event were selected in the WHL Bantam Draft in June 2012 and many of these top young prospects will play major roles on WHL Clubs in the seasons ahead.
For more information on the Western Canada U16 Challenge Cup, follow this link.