Waywayseecappo Wolverines prospect Ethan McColm will be heading to Whitehorse, Yukon for the National Aboriginal Hockey Championships in May.
Announced on Tuesday, McColm was chosen as one of 16 who will represent Manitoba when athletes from around the country make their way northwest to Whitehorse.
“When I found out, I was very excited knowing that I would be able to play and represent my province,” McColm said in an interview. “Representing my culture is a big thing in my mind and I am proud to be Metis and really looking forward to playing for it.”
Not only will McColm get to experience playing at a high level against a number of talented aboriginal athletes from around the country, he will also get to make his first trip to the Yukon.
“I’m looking forward to getting there and just taking in everything because it will be my first time going and it is just a great opportunity.”
“I’m looking forward to playing hockey with great teammates and touring around and seeing everything since I haven’t been there yet, and lastly just making memories and hopefully taking home gold,” McColm concluded.
The 16-year-old from Oakbank, Manitoba was solid for the Wolverines in his MJHL debut against the Portage Terriers in early January. The 6-foot-2, 165-pound defenceman was acquired via trade with the Selkirk Steelers earlier this season.