The Waywayseecappo Wolverines, in conjunction with the Manitoba Junior Hockey League, announced today that Isaac LaBelle, Riley Vautour, and Jaymes Knee have been selected to participate in the 2019 SJHL/MJHL Showcase.
Taking place in Regina on January 14-15, the Showcase features the top 60 college eligible players aged 16-20. One team will see players who are 18 and under with the other two teams being made up of players who are 19 and 20 years of age.
20-year-old Goaltender Isaac LaBelle has been the backbone of the Wolverines over the past two seasons. The Saskatoon, Sask. native has starred in 30 games in Waywayseecappo this season and currently sits sixth in the league in goals-against average (2.63) and seventh in the league in save percentage (.913). Isaac was also named as the teams MJHL RBC Community Ambassador for his outstanding work in the community this season.
“I’m sure I’ll have lots of my family out to watch, I don’t get to see them much during the season so it will be pretty great,” LaBelle said of getting to play in his home province. “I have a couple friends in the SJHL that I’m looking forward to playing against. There’s definitely a pretty big rivalry with some bragging rights so I’m looking forward to that.”
Leading the Wolverines in scoring, 20-year-old Forward Riley Vautour is quickly approaching his 100th game in a Wolverines uniform. The Stony Mountain, Man. product has scored eight goals and 14 assists through 33 games this season, including 97 penalty minutes. Vautour was acquired from Neepawa early last season and has been a key part of the organization since becoming a Wolverine.
“I was pretty excited when I heard it, I think it’s a good opportunity to get out there and show what I got, I’m thankful for it.”
Named to the 18-under MJHL team, 18-year-old Forward Jaymes Knee continues to develop and grow in a Wolverines uniform as he currently sits third on the team in scoring. Since coming over in a trade from Dauphin earlier this season, the Brandon, Man. resident has scored four goals and 12 assists through 24 games as a Wolverine.
“I was really excited,” Knee said after finding out the news. “It was something I was looking forward to. I want to see all the SJHL guys and see how they are.”
The trio of Wolverines will head to Regina in just over one weeks time where they will prepare to play two games before returning to league action.
Monday January 14, 2019
Game #1 – 11:00am – 1:30pm
Game #2 – 2:00pm – 4:30pm
Game #3 – 5:00pm – 7:30pm
Tuesday January 15, 2019
Game #1 – 10:00am – 12:30pm
Game #2 – 1:00pm – 3:30pm
Game #3 – 4:00pm – 6:30pm
*All games will take place at the Co-operators Centre in Regina, SK.