A trio of Brandon Wheat Kings prospects have been placed on the shortlist for Alberta’s under-16 team for the 2015 Canada Winter Games.
Jarrod Gourley of Calgary and Ian Mitchell of Calahoo are among 11 defencemen in the running for spots on the team, while Jeremy Klessens of Red Deer County is one of 23 forwards left.
Mitchell was the Wheat Kings’ second-round pick in this year’s Western Hockey League bantam draft, with Gourley going in the third round. Mitchell had four goals and 17 assists in 24 games for the Bantam AAA Spruce Grove Saints, while Gourley played in the same league and picked up five goals and 24 helpers in 32 contests with the Calgary Bisons.
Klessens, who was chosen in the fourth round, had 27 goals and 18 assists in 31 games with the Bantam AAA Red Deer Rebels White.
The Wheat Kings’ rookie camp will begin on Tuesday, with on-ice sessions starting the next day. The 2015 Canada Winter Games will run from Feb. 13 to March 1 in Prince George, B.C.
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