It's no secret that Brandon and the Westman area have produced many talented hockey players and one look at the Wendy s Summer Hockey League Rosters is a clear indication of just that. The league boasts full time NHL players, players with minor pro experience, players who play professionally overseas, as well as may current WHL players.
Cody McLeod, Ryan White, Michael Ferland, Joel Edmundson, and Matt Calvert all spent last season on NHL rosters. McLeod, White, and Ferland all play together on the Houston's Scramblers who last summer captured the Division 1 Championship.
Players who spent last season playing professionally in European leagues include Mark Derlago, Andrew Clark, Shayne Wiebe, Brock Trotter and brothers Alex and Tyler Plante.
Travis Sanheim, Tanner Kaspick, Jordan Stallard and Jayce Hawerlyuk are recent NHL draft picks who will spend their summer grinding it out in the WSHL. Former Wheat King and first round draft pick of the Dallas Stars, Scott Glennie returns to the summer league with Brown's Contenders.
Current Wheat Kings participating this summer include James Shearer, Connor Gutenberg and Tyler Coulter, who was just recently invited to attend camp of the Vancouver Canucks.