The Waywayseecappo Wolverines are excited to announce that the hockey club has signed Carson Baptiste for the 2020-2021 season.
Baptiste, 17, spent the past two seasons with the Leduc Oil Kings of The Alberta Midget “AAA” Hockey League, where he served as a team captain. In 65 games Baptiste recorded 36 points (15 goals, 22 assists) Baptiste, who was relied upon as a leader on a younger squad, felt his team had a good season, despite falling two points short of a playoff spot. “It was a good learning experience for me this season. Learning to deal with all the adversity we faced.”
Another highlight of Baptiste’s young career came in May 2019. The 5’11, 165 pound forward had the opportunity to represent Maskwacis on Team Alberta at the National Aboriginal Hockey Championships in Whitehorse, Yukon. He played a key role in helping his team secure a bronze medal. “It was an honour for me to represent my province for the first time. Playing with and against the best Aboriginal and Metis hockey players in Canada was an outstanding experience.”
After hearing about the Wolverines program through his former teammate and current Wolverine defenseman, Reagan Rabbit, the native of Montana Cree Nation, is grateful for the opportunity to continue playing the game he loves in Waywayseecapo. “I love hockey, I’m excited to play in a good community, with a good atmosphere in the rink,” Baptiste said.
Although the Northern Alberta forward was quick to point out, he does not cheer for the local NHL Oilers team; He still likes to model his game after one of their centremen, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins. “I like to think I’m a good two-way forward, and my goal is to bring it every day. I like to be counted on offensively and defensively.”