Game On Magazine September 2015 - Page 11

In the sixth round Jacob Thomson was taken by Red Deer and Garrett Sambrook went to Brandon while in the seventh round Justin Nachbaur went to Prince Albert, Michael King was chosen by Kootenay, Jack Lenchyshyn went to Regina, Nick Cicek was taken by Portland, Zachary Bennett went to Everett and Marcus Sekundiak was taken by Brandon... In the eighth round, Mackenzie Belinski was taken by Regina and Reid Robertson went to Kelowna... Winnipeg’s Colin Burston, 17, who plays with the North American Hockey League’s Wenatchee Wild was selected in the fifth round (74th overall) of Phase 2 of the United States Hockey League draft by the Fargo Force. The 5-foot-10, 185-pounder can play both centre and left wing... There was a load of university commitments and we’ll follow them all season, but to name a few, Tyler Jeanson will play a year in the USHL and then head to Colgate University, Zach Court will play a second year in Cedar Rapids and then head off to Nebraska-Omaha, Shaftesbury goaltender Kristen Campbell has committed to the University of North Dakota this fall... Shaftesbury’s Kayla Mee will play defense at the University of Connecticut this season... Four St. Mary’s Academy grads will play D-1 women’s hockey this fall: Christian Higham is off to Cornell, Randi Marcon and Kate Mackenzie will head off to Quinnipiac and Meike Meilleur will play at Penn State... Balmoral grad Kati Tabin is off to Quinnipiac while teammates Shannon Ormel (Colgate) and Tess Bracken (Dartmouth) are both practicing in the East these days and Ryleigh Houston, just a senior this year, has already committed to UND. In early September, Washington Capitals prospect Madison Bowey (D) of Winnipeg, New York Islanders prospect Ryan Pulock (D) of Grandview and Philadelphia Flyers prospect Travis Sanheim (D) of Elkhorn were invited to participate in the NHLPA/Upper Deck Hockey Cards Rookies and Prospects Showcase in Toronto... Frazer McLaren signed with San Jose this week and Brandon’s Bryce Salvador just retired after 14 seasons in the NHL. Wow! That was a busy off-season. As you will read elsewhere in this edition of Game On, a lot more went on this summer. Welcome back to the rink everybody. n Travis Sanheim Ryleigh Houston SEPTEMBER 2015 GAME ON 11