Wolverines acquire Bear from Winnipeg

The Waywayseecappo Wolverines are happy to announce the acquisition of forward Tristen Bear from the Winnipeg Freeze.

Bear (’03) played for the Freeze last season in six games in his first season in the MJHL. The 6-foot, 170-pound player had one assist during the shortened season.

The Winnipeg native has played across Western Canada during his minor hockey days, playing for the Banff Hockey Academy in Banff, Alberta and Pursuit of Excellence Prep in Kelowna, BC before suiting up for the Freeze in 2020-21.

Tristen says the news of the trade was unexpected but was glad to hear that the Wolverines was the team he was going too.

He is no stranger to the Wolverines organization, participating in the team’s summer camp last season.

“Great rink, great staff, great organization,” said Bear about the Wolverines. “They made me feel right at home during my short time. I’m really looking forward to join the club and make an impact.”

Even though Bear’s MJHL career has been short so far, he says he learnt a lot from those first six games.

“It was kind of hard on the physical part, but I got bigger so that will help,” said Bear. “I’m a physical player and gritty so I think that will help me a lot in the (MJHL).”