WINNIPEG – Hockey Manitoba is pleased to announce the leadership group for U16 Team Manitoba. Landon Roberts (Souris, MB) will captain Team MB at the upcoming WHL Cup taking place from October 17 – 22 in Calgary, AB.
Roberts is currently playing with the Southwest Cougars (MMHL) and was drafted in the 6th round (129th overall) by the Tri-City Americans in the 2017 WHL Bantam Draft. Head Coach, Dan Eliasson, comments “from our very first camp and throughout the rest of our selection process, Landon has exemplified the character, commitment and qualities that embody Team Manitoba… his natural leadership skills, his work ethic and the positive relationships he has with the other nineteen members of the roster made him a natural choice to lead our team on the ice.”
Serving as assistant captains will be Seth Jarvis (Winnipeg, MB) and Dameon Hunt (Brandon, MB) who were both taken in the first round of the WHL Draft this past year. Jarvis is currently playing with the RHA Nationals (MD-CSSHL) and was drafted in the 1st round (11th overall) by the Portland Winterhawks in the 2017 Bantam Draft. Hunt is currently playing with the Brandon Wheat Kings (MMHL) and was drafted in the 1st round (15th overall) by the Moose Jaw Warriors in the 2017 Bantam Draft.
Team MB will hit the ice Sunday October 15th in Calgary, AB for an exhibition game versus Canada’s National Women’s Team as part of their Exhibition Schedule in preparation for the 2018 Olympic Winter games in PyeongChang, South Korea. The WHL Cup is set to open October 18th when Team MB takes on Team BC at 3:00PM (MT).
Team Manitoba Captain History
2016 Johnny Lambos (Winnipeg)
2015 Jett Woo (Winnipeg)
2014-15 Max Martin (Winnipeg)
2013 Nolan Patrick (Winnipeg)
2012 Colt Conrad (St. Alphonse)
2011 Jordan Thomson (Wawanesa)
2010-11 Paul Stoykewich (Winnipeg)
2009 Reid Gow (Killarney)
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