Brandon’s Tanner Kaspick had a superb showing at the national under-17 hockey team’s development camp over the long weekend, picking up a tournament-high four goals to go with an assist in three games to help the Gold team finish in third place.
Kaspick, a draft pick of the Western Hockey League’s Brandon Wheat Kings, scored in each of his games, notching a goal and an assist as Gold edged Blue 4-3 in Monday’s third-place game.
Fellow Wheat Kings prospect Nolan Patrick played for the second-place Red team, being stopped in the shootout as White took the title with a 2-1 victory on Monday. Patrick was shutout on Monday, but finished the event with two goals and an assist in three games. Wheat Kings prospects Ty Lewis of Brandon and Kale Clague both played for the Green team, which went 1-2 to finish in fifth place. Neither player picked up any points in the event.
More than 100 players took part in the camp, with that number being whittled down to form three Canadian teams that will play in the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge, Nov. 2-8 in Sarnia, Ont.
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