The Wendy’s Simmer Hockey League got underway last night in Brandon. 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.
Nolan Patrick, Micheal Ferland, Travis Sanheim, Ryan Pulock, Cody McLeod and Matt Calvert all spent last season on NHL rosters.
Players who spent last season playing professionally in European leagues include Mark Derlago, Brock Trotter and Alex Plante.
Tanner Kaspick, Jayce Hawryluk, Colby Robak, Tyler Plante, James Shearer, Braylon Shmyr are among the former Wheat Kings lacing them up this summer,
While the league is loaded with experienced professionals it also is an opportunity to see young, local talent who are starting to make names for themselves. On any given night you can expect to see the likes of Daemon Hunt, Calen Addison, Morgan Geekie, and Max Paddock sharing the ice with WSHL veterans like Ryan White, Josh Elmes, and Zack Whitecloud.