Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Future Seawolf McLeod Named to CJAHL Prospects Game

Future Seawolf, 6'1" 190lb excellent-skating defenseman Wes McLeod of the BCHL Jr. A Prince George Spruce Kings was named to this year's West Team for the Canadian Junior A Hockey Leagues annual Prospects Game.
The player selection is a combined effort of the CJHL and NHL Central Scouting. Each team will consist of two goaltenders, six defensemen and twelve forwards. The 2008 roster is composed of 5 players from the AJHL and BCHL, 4 players from the MJHL, and 3 players from the SIJHL and SJHL.

The Team West roster of 20 prospects includes 6 players who recently competed at the 2008 World Junior A Challenge in Camrose, Alberta. Nine of the prospects on Team West were listed as "Players to Watch" by NHL Central Scouting in October 2008.
Wes is one of 40 Jr.A players to be invited to this now annual event put together in cooperation with NHL Scouting. This year's game will be on December 16th and 17th on Prince Edward Island.
Scouts from Canadian and American universities, the NHL and the Canadian Hockey League will catch a glimpse of the Canadian Junior Hockey League's (CJHL) top young players at the Annual CJHL Prospects Game on December 16th & 17th.

The city of Summerside, PEI will host the 2008 CJHL Prospects Game, a showcase that will see the best Junior A hockey players in Canada face off at Credit Union Place. The player selection will be a combined effort of the CJHL and NHL Central Scouting.
Both Wes and Assistant General Manager Mike Hawes had the following to say on the Spruce Kings news release:
"I'm excited for the chance to play in the CJHL Prospects game, only a handful of players have this opportunity and I'm fortunate to be one of them. I'm going to do my best to represent myself, the Prince George Spruce Kings and the BCHL at the game."

"This is a great opportunity for Wes to showcase his abilities as a premiere defenceman in the BCHL," said Hawes. "It also gives him an opportunity to use this game as a measuring stick as he will be playing against other highly rated NHL Draft prospects."

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

UAA has some great talent coming in next year, and with the team only losing three seniors at the end of this season, things are looking good!

Anonymous said...

skate hard......have fun....will be geat to have you in the Green & Gold

seawolvesfan said...

agree, and agree

Suze said...

Happy Thanksgiving to all Seawolf players, staff and fans! Have a great Thanksgiving tomorrow, we have a lot to be thankful for this year.

akhockeyfanatic said...

Now we just have to pray and hope that none of the players decide to leave the program early to pursue hockey elsewhere. I'm ecstatic about the team this year....and next year the sky is the limit providing everyone stays put!! It's about time!!!!

On Wolves said...

It's also worth noting that former Seawolves star Curtis Glencross is tearing it up for the Calgary Flames of late. 3g 3a in his last 3 games. Keep it up Curtis. (Is it just me or does that third line look way better than their second line?)

seawolvesfan said...

finally another GLENCROSS fan shows himself, he is tearing it up, nice to see him assist on a powerplay goal to IGGY, last night he got the game winning goal on a breakaway, too bad it wasnt on his home ice. competely agree with AKHOCKEYFANATIC this season smelt different with the majority of the team juniors and sophmores(i hope nobody goes but its inevitable-gonna miss CROWDER and maybe even Backstrom, and Grant if he gets an NHL contract(might eclipse GLENCROSS'S 21 goals this season0 was gonna

seawolvesfan said...

dont know what happened at the end of my comment...

seawolvesfan said...

regarding the short and long breaks, last year as an example: 4 real seris, week off, week on, week off, 3 weeks play, week off, week on, week off, then 8 straight weeks playing, week off before playoffs. at least there was some consistency i guess but change is coming(OBAMA) so lets see how the boys fare with 1 seris in 6 weeks

seawolvesfan said...

yeah 4 straight comments yeah, and in the same hour man im good

On Wolves said...

Where's Crowder goin? He hasn't been drafted yet has he?

Anonymous said...

You don't have to be drafted to get the attention of the NHL. Curtis Glencross is a perfect example, although it took him quite a while to get there.

Anonymous said...

Actually, NHL teams PREFER guys who are non-drafted to pick out of college before they graduate. They want the rights to that guy so they don't have to fight over him with another team. Look at Josh Soares of the Aces. Sounds like Wes McLeod will be drafted next year, and maybe some of the other recruits.

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