It was a draft pick that was originally held by the Blues which the Waywayseecappo Wolverines used to select Miguel Bouvier, 17th overall in the second round of last weekends MJHL Draft.
When the young forward from Winnipeg got up that morning to check out the draft, he wasn’t sure if he would end up seeing his name but was sure glad that he did.
“I just got up with my brother and we had some breakfast,” Bouvier said. “We turned the phones on and just waited to see what would happen.”
“I thought I had a chance to get drafted, I wasn’t 100 percent sure but once Troy (Hickman) called me I had a bit of hope and kept believing that it would happen. I was definitely happy when it did.”
Although Bouvier doesn’t know too much about the Wolverines and the organization, he brushed up on where he would be living and what he could do on his days off.
“I read up on it, It would be fun living out of town if I make the team down the road. Getting to go ice fishing on days off and things like that, it would be great if I make it.”
The 14-year-old who describes himself as a gritty two-way forward scored 11 goals and 16 assists in 23 games last season with the upstart Churchhill Hockey Academy in Winnipeg.
“I would say I’m a fast and physical-get in the dirty areas two-way player. I’m always going full-out where ever the puck goes.”
“This coming season, I’m going to try and make the provincial Winnipeg Bruins. I’m just trying to get bigger, faster and stronger every day,” Bouvier concluded.