The Waywayseecappo Wolverines have acquired 16-year-old Forward, Matthew McLeod from the Winkler Flyers.
McLeod spent last season on the Rink Hockey Academy’s Prep Team in the CSSHL where he scored 4 goals and 17 assists in 32 games. The ’02-born Forward also suited up in three games for the Flyers last season.
“I was a little caught off guard,” McLeod said of his initial thoughts of the trade. “It’s good though to come to a new organization and have a fresh start to try and prove myself.”
“I’m a guy that likes to make the passes, I’m not afraid to get in the gritty areas. I like to play with the chippy side of my game while also making skilled plays. I love to quarterback the powerplay, I can play penalty kill as well and I like to use my speed.”
The Winnipeg, Manitoba native was also a part of Team Manitoba’s roster at the National Aboriginal Hockey Championships (NAHC) in Whitehorse, Yukon. And according to McLeod, it was an experience he soon won’t forget.
“It was great representing my heritage as well as Manitoba. Being at that tournament with a lot of great players was a really good experience for me and a really good testing point for my ability. I really showed the player I am.”
Coming off the Gold Medal win with his teammates at the NAHC, McLeod is determined to continue improving his game and making a statement come next season when he’s at training camp with the Wolverines.
“I’m going to be working out at the Rink Training Facility, improving myself there. I’ll be coming into training camp looking for a spot on this team and proving that I can play in this league. I saw a lot more improvement and pace to my play last season, I’m really happy with how much I improved,” McLeod finished.