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.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.
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.
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.Both Wes and Assistant General Manager Mike Hawes had the following to say on the Spruce Kings news release:
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.
"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."