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WHL and RHA Athletes Highlight 2019 Winter Games Roster

By Carter Brooks

Photo courtesy of The Rink Hockey Academy

The 2019 Canada Winter Games will once again feature Team Manitoba’s Program of Excellence, a squad hungry for another podium finish in Red Deer, AB. this coming February. 

WHL and RHA Athletes Highlight 2019 Winter Games Roster

Of the 29 players invited to the preliminary roster, 23 are Western Hockey League prospects, while eight come from The Rink Hockey Academy. Goaltender Tyler Brennan, defencemen Carson Lambos, Hudson Thornton and Tayem Gislason, and forwards Aiden Litke, Eric Alarie, Owen Weihs and Skyler Bruce, make up the crew from Shaftesbury High School heading to camp.

15 forwards, seven defencemen and one goaltender make up the 23 players selected from the WHL, while the other six players come from various AAA programs across the province. The 2019 Canada Winter Games runs from February 14th to March 3rd, 2019.

Although only occurring once every four years, Team Manitoba has seen the podium in two of the last three runnings of the Canada Winter Games, finishing second in 2007 and third in 2015. The Manitobans came in fifth in 2011. Cody Glass (Vegas Golden Knights), Jett Woo (Vancouver Canucks) and Brett Davis (Dallas Stars) led the way for Team Manitoba in 2015. 

Carter Brooks - Associate Editor of Game On Magazine - is a news writer and sports columnist situated in Winnipeg, MB. On top of reading and writing, his favourite pastimes include camping, car-modification projects and coaching hockey. Carter can be reached at carterbrooks1994@gmail.com.

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