Brandon's Ty Lewis is one of 22 players Manitoba's U16 team. (FILE PHOTO)
Brandonite Kristen Campbell has made the provincial girls’ under-18 hockey team.
Campbell was among the 22 players named to the team’s final evaluation roster, but one of only two goalies. Also in consideration for spots on the team are Courtlyn and Sheridan Oswald of MacGregor, Tirra Lemoine of St. Lazare, Lauryn Keen of Manitou and Melissa Hunt of Hartney.
The shortlist for the boys’ under-16 team includes five Brandon Wheat Kings prospects: Tanner Kaspick, Ty Lewis, Nolan Patrick, Dylan Thiessen and Linden McCorrister. The 22-player roster includes a number of Westman players, with Kaspick and Lewis being joined by fellow Brandonite Blake Jameson and Morgan Geekie of Strathclair.
A pair of Brandonites are on the U-16 team’s staff, video coach Dennis McNish and equipment manager Scott Hlady. Killarney native Wayne Bartley, now living in Oak Bluff, is one of the assistant coaches.
The girls’ team is playing an exhibition series against the University of Manitoba Bisons this weekend in Winnipeg, while the boys’ evaluation roster will be tested with a game against the Winnipeg Midget AAA Thrashers on Sept. 29 in Winnipeg.
Hockey Manitoba will announce the final rosters for both teams on Oct. 4. The boys’ team will play in the Western Canada U-16 Challenge Cup from Oct. 31 to Nov. 3 in Calgary, while the girls’ team will compete in the national U-18 championship, Nov. 6-10 in Calgary.
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Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition September 14, 2013