Brandon Wheat Kings head coach David Anning has been named to the staff for the Western Hockey League U.S. prospects camp.
The camp will be held in Anaheim, Calif., from April 22 to 24.
The camp provides an opportunity for American players to participate with other top-ranked 2002-born players in an evaluation camp conducted by the WHL in the United Sates.
Players will also have the chance to participate in a WHL combine, information session and nutrition seminar.
Dean Brockman of the Saskatoon Blades, Don Hay of the Kamloops Blazers and Luke Pierce of the Kootenay Ice will also serve as coaches along with Anning.
Meanwhile, Adam Kadlec of the Prince Albert Raiders and Brian King of the Everett Silvertips have been named the WHL’s finalists for the scholastic player of the year award.
Kadlec, from Edina, Minn., and King, from Golden, Colo., will learn on May 3 at the league awards ceremony whether they have won the Daryl K. (Doc) Seaman Memorial Trophy.
Kadlec posted a 96 per cent average in Grade 12 despite switching schools after a trade to the Raiders from the Prince George Cougars.
King posted a 4.0 grade point average at Everett High School, qualified for membership in National Honor Society this year and posted a score of 1,490 out of a possible 1,600 on the new SAT.
Wheat Kings forward Tanner Kaspick won the award last season.
Previously, Keith Aulie won it in 2006-07, Brett Dickie in 2002-03, Stefan Cherneski in 1996-97, Byron Penstock in 1993-94 and Kevin Cheveldayoff in 1987-88. In addition, Brandonite Bryce Salvador won it in 1995-96 as a member of the Lethbridge Hurricanes, Chris Nielsen of Goodlands was awarded it twice as a Calgary Hitmen forward, in 1998-99 and 1999-2000, and Reid Gow of Killarney earned it in 2011-12 as a Spokane Chief.
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