Wheat Kings sign top prospect

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Brandon, MB. – Brandon Wheat Kings’ general manager Grant Armstrong is pleased to announce that highly touted prospect Ridly Greig has signed a Standard Western Hockey League Player Agreement with the club.

The 5’9 150lb Lethbridge product was Brandon’s first pick and eighth overall selection in last May’s WHL Bantam Draft in Calgary.

Currently a member of the Lethbridge AAA Midget Hurricanes, Greig is off to a terrific start this season, averaging more than a point per game. In thirteen games with the AAA ‘Canes, he has six goals and 17 points. As well, he scored two goals and three points while skating with Team Alberta at last month’s WHL Challenge Cup in Calgary.

During the 2016-17 season, Greig scored 71 points, including a league leading 49 assists in 35 games for the Bantam AAA Golden Hawks. He also added ten goals and 18 points in thirteen Alberta Major Bantam Hockey League playoff games.

“We are very happy that Ridly and his family have chosen Brandon and the Wheat Kings,” says Armstrong. “He’s a quality player and he’s a quality young man. He comes from a really good family and we’re excited to have him part of the organization.”

“Ridly plays the game the right way,” Armstrong went on to say. “He’s a very intelligent player that makes players around him better. We know he’s going to work hard to prepare himself to be a valuable member of the Wheat Kings.”

During his two years of bantam hockey with the Hawks, Ridly scored 35 goals and 113 points in 71 regular season games.

The 15-year old center is expected to join the Wheat Kings during the club’s extended road trip next week in Alberta.

He’s scheduled to make his WHL debut on Tuesday night when the Wheat Kings face off against the Rebels in Red Deer.

The Wheat Kings, who don’t play at home until Wednesday, December 6th, will kick off a 6-game road trip this weekend with games against the Blades and Broncos in Saskatoon and Swift Current respectively.