The Brandon AAA U18 Wheat Kings season kicks off on the road in Souris on Friday, October 16 against the Southwest Cougars. The team returns 11-players from last year’s squad, including two 3rd year players in Deniz Ntelioglou (F) and Nolan Wallace (D).
“Our D and goaltending should be strengths for us, we’re returning 4 D and both goalies from last season that should compete for best in the league” said head coach Curtis Brolund. “We have a great group of 2005’s entering the league in Carter Dittmer, Nolan Chastko and Calder Crossin as well as some 2004’s that had huge development years with U17’s last year in Callum Halls and Jackson Gudz” continued Brolund.
“Everyone’s more than excited to get started, we are so privileged our league, province and communities found a way to safely return us to this great sport”.
With the league operating in 3 divisions, Brolund believes they will have to fight it out with 3 difficult teams (Southwest, Yellowhead and Parkland) in the West Division. “We expect the Winnipeg teams to as always be a tough challenge but need to put a focus on our rivals close to home” said Brolund.
The roster can be found here.