Westman players dominate the Manitoba AAA Midget Hockey League first and second all-star teams, which were announced on Thursday.
Forwards Duncan Campbell and Tanner Kaspick made the first team, along with Brandon Midget AAA Wheat Kings teammate James Shearer on defence. Jordy Stallard of the league-leading Midget Wheat Kings was named to the second team.
The Yellowhead Chiefs had a pair of players honoured, with Tanner Kyle landing on the first team, while Morgan Geekie was placed on the second squad.
Rounding out the first team were forward Brett Howden of the Eastman Selects and goalie Evan Johnson of the Winnipeg Wild.
Others on the second team included a pair of Western Hockey League Brandon Wheat King prospects in forward Nolan Patrick of the Winnipeg Thrashers and defenceman Mark Taraschuk of the Wild. Thrashers blue-liner Mackenzie Dwyer and goalie Ryan Kubic were the other second-teamers.
Campbell and Kaspick, who are both coming off call-ups with the WHL’s Wheat Kings, are first and third, respectively, in Midget AAA league scoring, with Stallard sandwiched between them in the second spot.
The Midget AAA league dropped the annual all-star game from its schedule this season, replacing it with a showcase weekend that featured all 12 teams in Morden on October, and opting to announce all-star teams with a third of the regular season remaining to be played.
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Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition January 3, 2014