Wheat Kings announce 20-21 roster


BRANDON, MB. – The Brandon Wheat Kings have announced their roster for the 2020-21 Western Hockey League season.

The roster includes 16 returning players from the 2019-20 campaign and eight playing in their first Western Hockey League season. First year players include Jaxon Dube, Nate Danielson, Logen Hammett, Jacob Hoffrogge, Brett Hyland, Rylen Roersma, Connor Ungar and Tyson Zimmer. They will be looking to make an impact in their first season taking cues from the 16 returning players, in particular the team’s three 20-year-olds who are back for their final junior season; Lynden McCallum, Marcus Sekundiak and Reid Perepeluk.

The Wheat Kings’ season – taking place in the hub city of Regina, Saskatchewan – will feature 24 games between the seven East Division teams (Brandon, Moose Jaw, Prince Albert, Regina, Saskatoon, Swift Current, Winnipeg) beginning on March 12th.

Don MacGillivray will be stepping into his first season as Head Coach with the Wheat Kings and will be supported by assistant coaches Todd Miller and Mark Derlago, as well as video coach Dan Johnston. Behind the scenes, Scott Hlady returns as equipment manager, assisted by Jody Norminton, and William Sadonick-Carriere is back as Athletic Therapist.

Player Position Birthdate Hometown
Jake Chiasson F 5/25/2003 Abbotsford, B.C.
Nate Danielson F 9/27/2004 Red Deer, AB
Jaxon Dube F 4/24/2003 St. Albert, AB
Riley Ginnell F 10/9/2002 Calgary, AB
Ridly Greig F 8/8/2002 Lethbridge, AB
Brett Hyland F 2/18/2003 Edmonton, AB
Lynden McCallum F 1/26/2000 Brandon, MB
Ben McCartney F 7/13/2001 MacDonald, MB
Reid Perepeluk F 5/1/2000 Prince George, B.C.
Nolan Ritchie F 5/27/2002 Brandon, MB
Rylen Roersma F 7/25/2004 Lethbridge, AB
Marcus Sekundiak F 4/20/2000 Oak Bluff, MB
Ty Thorpe F 1/27/2002 Brandon, MB
Tyson Zimmer F 9/5/2004 Russell, MB
Logen Hammett D 4/3/2003 Regina, SK
Jacob Hoffrogge D 2/18/2003 Saskatoon, SK
Vincent Iorio D 11/14/2002 Coquitlam, B.C.
Jonny Lambos D 1/14/2001 Winnipeg, MB
Chad Nychuk D 3/6/2001 Rossburn, MB
Neithan Salame D 1/1/2001 Edmonton, AB
Braden Schneider D 9/20/2001 Prince Albert, SK
Rylan Thiessen D 2/7/2001 Brandon, MB
Ethan Kruger G 9/27/2001 Sherwood Park, AB
Connor Ungar G 1/12/2002 Calgary, AB
Owner/Governor Jared Jacobson Brandon, MB
General Manager Darren Ritchie Brandon, MB
Head Coach Don MacGillivray Winnipeg, MB
Assistant Coach Todd Miller Elliot Lake, ON
Assistant Coach Mark Derlago Brandon, MB
Video Coach Dan Johnston Calgary, AB
Athletic Therapist William Sadonick-Carriere Swan River, MB
Equipment Manager Scott Hlady Brandon, MB
Assistant Equipment Manager Jody Norminton Brandon, MB

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(Brandon Wheat Kings Release)