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Former Northstar Joins Wolverines

The Wayway Wolverines announced today that former Norman Northstars F ETHAN STUCKLESS has signed with the hockey club. Stuckless (99) is a Flin Flon, Manitoba native who is coming off a very productive final season with the Northstars. In 39 games, he scored 17 goals and totaled 33 points. The 6’1”192-pound physical forward registered 53 PIMs in his final season of midget play. Welcome to Wayway Ethan, we look forward to seeing you at training camp starting September 1st.

WOLVERINES WELCOME BACK MARTIN

The Wayway Wolverines are excited to announce the return of Brendan Martin (98), back into the Wolverines den. Martin, a native of Thunder Bay, Ontario scored 21 goals and logged 46 points in 52 games with the Wolverines last season. Brendan became a fan favorite last season, after his arrival from the Portage Terriers. Martin joins a list of returning players preparing for training camp which begins on September 1. Welcome back Brendan!

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Waywayseecappo Wolverines Appoints New Marketing and Communications Director


Hockey Club Strengthens Broadcast Position


July 24, 2017
Waywayseecappo, MB --

The Waywayseecappo Wolverines Junior A Hockey Club announced today that Ray Walker has been hired by the club as the new Director of Marketing and Communications.  Ray Walker comes with a wealth of experience in the Manitoba Junior Hockey League, as a radio and television broadcaster with previous stops in Selkirk and Virden.

“With Ray's broadcast experience and his ability with sales and social media, he will be a terrific asset to our team” said Arnie Caplan, Wolverines' Head Coach and General Manager. “We're very happy to have Ray on our team now,” he added.

Ray Walker is the longest serving broadcaster in the MJHL as he begins his 15th season in the league. The Wolverines will coordinate their radio broadcasting schedule in the next few weeks. As always, home games from the Waywayseecappo Community Complex will be broadcast on-line via the league's streaming partner HockeyTV.

Please welcome Ray to the Wolverines family.

WAYWAYSEECAPPO WOLVERINES HELP OUT THE SHOAL LAKE AIRSHOW

Waywayseecappo Wolverines bus driver, Alfred Cooke getting last minute instructions from bus shuttle coordinator, Rick Hyrcak at the Shoal Lake Air Show July 12, 2017

Wolverines Welcome Back Withers

The Waywayseecappo Wolverines are excited to announce the return of Adam Withers.  The 1998-born Kenora native and former Kenora Thistle forward played in 22 games last season for the Wolverines after being acquired from the Selkirk Steelers.  Welcome back to the Wolverines family Adam!

Wolverines Re-Sign Kilimnik

      

The Waywayseecappo Wolverines are very pleased to announce the return of 1998-born forward Chad Kilimnik.  A native of Russell, Manitoba, he played in 30 games with the Wolverines last season as a rookie.  Welcome back to the Wolverines family Chad!

Bestul Returns

The Waywayseecappo Wolverines are excited to announce the re-signing of 1998-born Hibbing, Minnesota-native Jake Bestul. The speedy forward played in 49 games for the Wolverines as a rookie last season.  Welcome back to the Wolverines family Jake!

Wolverines Re-sign Lorenson

The Waywayseecappo Wolverines are pleased to announce the re-signing of 1998-born goaltender Hunter Lorenson.  The Edmonton-native played in 25 games last season for the Wolverines.  Welcome back to the Wolverines family Hunter!

Veteran Johannesson Re-signs

The Waywayseecappo Wolverines are very pleased to announce the signing of veteran defenseman Wayde Johannesson.  The 1998-born native of Arnes, Manitoba will be entering his third season with the Wolverines.  Welcome back to the Wolverines family Wayde!

Wolverines Camp Dates Set

The Waywayseecappo Wolverines are excited to announce their 2017 main fall training camp will begin with registration from 4-6pm on Thursday, August 31 at the Waywayseecappo Arena Complex. 

All returning players, non-carded players, and rookies should register during this time with on-ice sessions to begin on September 1. 

Camp is by invitation only with more details to follow.  If you require further information please contact General Manager and Head Coach Arnie Caplan at 204-891-4743.


EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

ATHLETIC THERAPIST

The Waywayseecappo Wolverines are accepting resumes for the position of Athletic Therapist / Equipment Manager for the 2017-18 MJHL season.
The successful applicant must be a team-oriented individual who is out going, organized and willing to work closely with the coaching and medical staff to serve players’ needs. The position requires strong organizational and communication skills with a positive attitude. The individual will also be required to travel with the team to all road games; travel expenses will be covered by the team. Job Duties include, but are not limited to:
Attend all games and practices.
Management and repair of team equipment (Sticks, gloves, pants, helmets, jerseys, etc.).
Game day set up of dressing room and team equipment.
Skate sharpening and daily laundry.
Keeping an accurate log on all injuries, team equipment, and medical supplies.
Working closely with medical personnel to attend to and assess player injuries, rehabilitation and documentation.
Injury prevention and physical preparation guidelines.
Communication of injuries to coaching staff and appropriate medical personnel.
Maintaining an inventory of both hockey and medical supplies within a budget.
Interested applicants are asked to outline their qualifications, Certified Athletic Therapists or related program and previous hockey team experience would be an asset. Those who recently attempted the June CATA exam may also apply. This position requires non-standard hours. Salary will be based on experience and certification. Those interested are asked to forward a resume to:

Arnie Caplan – General Manager and Head Coach Waywayseecappo Wolverines Junior A Hockey Club Email: arniecaplan@gmail.com Deadline for resumes is July 5, 2017.

2017 BANTAM DRAFT

This past weekend Head Coach/GM Arnie Caplan, Board Chair/Governor Dan Szwaluk and Marketing Director Jacki Barteaux attended the 2017 MJHL AGM in Winnipeg.  All 11 teams had their reps in attendance for a variety of meetings, do the 2017-2018 regular season schedule and culminated the weekend with the 2017 MJHL Draft on Sunday June 4.  When the dust cleared, the Wolverines are extremely pleased with their 7 newest draft picks.  Combined with this years auto-protects Cole Mentuck and Nathan Falloon, 6 of the 9 Wolverine additions are from the Yellowhead Bantam AAA Chiefs, the future looks bright!

Submitted by Jacki Barteaux

 

 

2017 BANTAM DRAFT

1st pick overall - Jake Poole, McAuley, Mb. 6’ 169 lb. forward.  In the 2016/17 season with the Yellowhead Bantam Chiefs AAA, he had 43 goals and 48 assists and 44 PIM.  Jake is the son of Robin and Dana.  His other interest include baseball, track and hanging with the boys.  His two-way game caught the attention of our scouts as did his ability to find the net.

 

2017 BANTAM DRAFT

2nd pick (7th overall) Brody Wilson of Birtle, MB. 5’ 11” 158 lb. forward.  Brody netted 31 goals and 24 assists with 58 PIM in this past season with the Yellowhead Bantam Chiefs. Brody is the son of Alan and Shawna. Wilson is a top level renowned archer and has won multiple national awards. Brody also enjoys hunting, golfing, fishing and    hanging at the lake. Our scouts took interest in Brody’s physicality, goal scoring and his leadership skills.

 

2017 BANTAM DRAFT

3rd pick (12th overall) Colby Joseph of Elkhorn, MB. 5’ 9” 162 lb forward.  Colby is the son of Gordon and Dawn. Colby put up 28 goals and 25 assists with 58 PIM in the 2016/17 season with the Bantam Yellowhead Chiefs. Joseph’s interests include fishing, golfing, baseball and farming. Many different factors of Colby’s on and off ice performance such as his speed, hockey smarts and his loyalty to his teammates caught our scouts eyes.

 

2017 BANTAM DRAFT

4th pick (3rd round) Cole Jordan of Brandon, MB. 5’ 6” 124 lb. defenseman.  Cole is the son of Marty and Jen. In the 2016/17 season Cole played with the AAA Bantam Brandon Wheat Kings he scored 9 goals and got 25 assists along with 20 PIM. A couple interests of Coles are fishing, quading, golf and hanging with friends.

 

2017 BANTAM DRAFT

5th pick (4th round) Andrew Boucher of Morden, MB. 5’ 8’ 135 lb forward.  Andrew is the son of Brayden and Angie. In the 2016/17 Andrew collected 24 goals and 22 assists along with 48 PIM with the AAA Bantam Pembina Valley Hawks. Boucher’s other interests are golfing, hanging out with the boys and spending quality time with family.

 

2017 BANTAM DRAFT

6th pick (4th round) Cole Stainer from Foxwarren, MB 5’ 9” 144 lb forward. Stainer was out for the majority of the 2016/17 season due to injuries, yet he still potted 8 goals and 14 assists with 6 PIM. Coles other interests are golfing, high jump and   spending time with family at the lake. Although Cole was injured most of the    season he was healthy for the Wayway spring camp, and he was a stand out! Our scouts enjoyed watching him because of his talent, speed, physicality and his love for the game.

 

2017 BANTAM DRAFT

7th pick. Jordan Boyechko (6th round) of Brandon, MB defenseman. Jordan is the son of Garth and Terri. Boyechko potted 5 goals and 19 assists with 30 PIM for the Bantam Southwest Cougars during the 2016/17 season. Jordan’s interests include golfing, fishing, hunting, baseball, and spending time with family. Our scouts liked his play making ability and his commitment to the game.

 

2017 Auto-Protects

Cole Mentuck of Waywayseecappo,MB. 5’ 9” 152 lb. defenseman, was one of Wayway’s two auto-protects. Cole is the son of Paul and Denise Mentuck scored 4 goals and got 21 assists with 38 PIM for the Bantam Yellowhead Chiefs in the 2016/17 season. Cole’s interests include school, hanging with his friends and spending time with family. Cole impressed our scouts with the way he sees the ice, his dominate on ice presence and his grit.

 

 

2017 Auto-Protects

Nathan Falloon of Foxwarren, MB. 5’ 9” 122 lb goalie, was the other auto-protect for the Wolverines. Nathan is the son of Vern and Cheryl. Falloon played 25 games with the Yellowhead Chiefs during the 2016/17 season.  He lead the Chiefs to 19 wins and 2 OT wins with a 2.03 GAA. Nathan’s interests are golfing, school, hanging out with friends and going to the lake with his family.

 

WAYWAYSEECAPPO WOLVERINES HIRE GENERAL MANAGER/HEAD COACH


ARNIE CAPLAN

The Waywayseecappo Wolverines are excited to announce the hiring of MJHL alumni,

Arnie Caplan

as their new General Manager/Head coach

 

Arnie, who is originally from Manitoba, had a 10-year career playing goal in the MJHL, WHL, and at the university level with the Acadia University Varsity Axemen, where he obtained his masters degree in Sociology.  After graduation, Arnie played in the U.S. Southern Hockey League for the Daytona Beach Breakers and Lakeland Prowlers.

 

Arnie has coached at various levels including his most recent 2-year stint with Portage College in the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference, where he led the Voyageurs to a 21-point improvement in his first season.

Arnie has developed a strong network of contacts through his experience of recruiting players to the northern Alberta college and managed all aspects of the Voyageurs’ operations.  Prior to his move to Alberta, Arnie spent 2 seasons in Winnipeg, coaching at the AAA midget level and the 2012/2013 season as General Manager/Head Coach of the Lundar Falcons of the Keystone Junior Hockey League.

 

Arnie has great knowledge of the game and tremendous enthusiasm and passion.  We believe that Arnie’s work ethic, attention to detail and administrative organization capability will be exactly what the Wolverines require as we re-brand and reorganize team structure for future success!

Arnie’s first tasks will be contacting our players and preparing for the MJHL Bantam Draft and scheduling meetings that will be held in conjunction with the MJHL Annual General Meeting.  After that, we anticipate working on securing support staff and preparing an organizational process and structure for the upcoming season.

 

Arnie will be moving to the area immediately, with his family re-locating upon completion of the school year.


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