Tim Hunter and Alan Miller continued to honour their team’s original Manitoban roots, adding three more from the Keystone Province to the already Manitoba-heavy expanded roster this past week.
On Monday, the team signed defencemen Lucas Brenton (East St. Paul) and Cole Jordan (Brandon) to standard player agreements, before agreeing to terms with centreman Jesse Mistelbacher (Iles Des Chenes) on Tuesday.
Brenton – a 6-foot-2, 170-pound, 15-year-old – spent the last two seasons playing for the Winnipeg Sharks, where he collected 12 goals and 35 points in 62 games played. Brenton was drafted by Moose Jaw in the sixth round of the 2018 WHL Bantam Draft.
Jordan – a -5-foot-11, 160-pound, 15-year-old – played for the AAA Brandon Wheat Kings the past three years, putting up 14 goals, 64 points and 83 penalty minutes in 105 regular season games. Jordan was listed by the Warriors at the beginning of 2018.
Mistelbacher – a 6-foot, 160-pound, 17-year-old – was listed by Moose Jaw prior to the start of his 2017-18 season. He spent the year with Eastman, collecting 15 goals and 47 points in 48 games, after scoring 16 goals and 41 points in 29 games in his second season of Bantam with the Selects.
The three recent signees will attend the Warriors’ rookie camp and hope to last through the main veteran camp this weekend. They will join nine other Manitobans, including most notably defencemen Jett Woo (Winnipeg) and Josh Brook (Roblin).