The Waywayseecappo Wolverines have announced their leadership group for the 2020-21 MJHL season.
The coaching staff has named forward Gerrik Ripley as captain for the season.
Ripley, a native of Leduc, AB, is currently in his third season with the Wolverines. He is a veteran with 104 career MJHL games;
Six games into this season, he has six points ( 2 goals, 4 assists). During the 2016-17 season, Ripley and his hometown Leduc U18 Oil Kings won the Alberta U18 Championship and claimed a birth at the prestigious Telus Cup.
Rounding out the core leadership group is Conrad Phillips, Jaymes Knee and Mackenzie Belinski.
Phillips, from Camrose, AB, is also in his third season with the Wolverines. In his MJHL career, he has played 121 games and racked up 75 points. He also lead the club in goals last season with 27.
Knee, a native of Brandon, is in his fourth season in the MJHL (3rd with Waywayseecappo). The hockey club acquired him from the Dauphin Kings in October 2018. Since he arrived in Waywayseecppo, Jaymes has skated in 106 games with the Wolverines, amassing 87 points. Last season he led the Wolverines in points with 58.
Belinski, a local product from Vista, was selected first overall in the 2016 MJHL draft by the Neepawa Natives. With stops in Neepawa and Portage, he has returned home to close out his junior hockey career. He has played in 176 career MJHL games, racking up 131 points in the process.
The hockey club has also recognized Rayman Bassi, Logan Wotton and Reagan Rabbit as supplemental leaders. Although these three players will not have an “A” on their jerseys, they are still highly respected within the Wolverines locker room.
Bassi, a product of Lake Country, BC, is in his final year of junior hockey. He had spent time in the BCHL, AJHL and the SIJHL before ending up in Waywayseecappo. Last season he had 48 points for the Wolverines.
Rabbit, a native of Maskwacis First Nation, AB, is in his second season with the Wolverines. Last year he put up 12 points from the backend. Not only is Reagan an excellent teammate, but he is also a great role model for the children within our community of Waywayseecappo.
Finally, Wotton, a Foxwarren product, is likewise in his sophomore season with the hockey club. His team-first mentality and hunger to win is contagious throughout the Wolverines locker room.