Team West will depart Boxing Day to Alberni Valley, BC in preparation for the 2009 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge. Team West will have three practices before their first game versus Russia (exhibition) on Sunday, December 28th. Team West is annually comprised of 11 players from Manitoba and 11 players from Saskatchewan. Manitobans are heading the coaching and operational staff for the 2009 event (alternates annually between SK and MB).
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Best of luck to Team West on behalf of Hockey Manitoba!