Red Deer Rebels prospects Matthew Dumba, Mason Burr and Joel Hamilton have been named to the Alberta team for the Western Canada Under-16 Hockey Challenge set for Oct. 29-Nov. 1 at Blackfalds.
Dumba, a defenceman, is playing at the Calgary Edge School this season, while forwards Burr and Hamilton are with the UFA Bisons of the Alberta Midget Hockey League.
Winther of Trochu, another UFA Bisons player, is also among the 12 forwards selected to compete with Team Alberta.
Eighty players attended an evaluation camp in July at Camrose, from which 30 were short-listed and scouted through the start of the current season.
“We’ve chosen players who possess skill, speed and competitiveness,” said Team Alberta head coach Trevor Keeper of Red Deer. “We want a group that will use those skills relentlessly and consistently.”
“We have been watching these players very closely and we feel the 20 players we have selected will give us the best possible chance of success at the Western Canada U16 Challenge Cup,” added Eckville native Tim Leer, senior manager of development for Hockey Alberta.
Justin Fesyk of Sylvan Lake will serve as the Team Alberta coordinator.
The Alberta U16 teams is as follows:
Goal — Devon Fordyce, Cochrane (UFA Bisons, AMHL); Troy Trombley, Sherwood Park (Sherwood Park Squires, AMMHL).
Defence — Matthew Dumba, Calgary (Calgary Edge School Varsity); Riley Guenther, Calgary (Calgary Northstars, AMHL); Ashton McLeod, Claresholm (Lethbridge Y’s Men Hurricanes, AMHL); Blake Orban, Calgary (Calgary Buffaloes, AMHL); Davin Stener, Fort Saskatchewan (Fort Sask Rangers, AMHL); Nicholas Walters, Spruce Grove (St. Albert Raiders, AMHL).
Forwards — Levi Bews, Longview (UFA Bisons, AMHL); Troy Bourke, Onoway (St. Albert Raiders, AMHL); Mason Burr, Airdrie (UFA Bisons, AMHL); Tyrell Goulbourne, Edmonton (Edmonton CAC, AMHL); Joel Hamilton, Cochrane (Calgary Edge School Golf, RAMHL); Jayden Hart, Spruce Grove (St. Albert Raiders, AMHL); Brandon Magee, Edmonton (Edmonton Southside, AMHL); Mitch Moroz, Calgary (Calgary Edge School Varsity); Peter Quenneville, Edmonton (Edmonton Maple Leafs, AMHL); Hunter Shinkaruk, Calgary (Calgary Royals, AMHL); Branden Troock, Edmonton (Edmonton CAC, AMHL); Mike Winther, Trochu (UFA Bisons, AMHL).