It was a season to remember for Wolverines prospect Cole Jordan, who played an instrumental role in helping the Midget AAA Brandon Wheat Kings to their first league title in over a decade.
The 16-year-old who suited up in two games for the Wolverines this season posted nearly a point-per-game in the regular season with Brandon in Midget AAA before scoring two goals and five assists in the playoffs.
“Winning the league was one of the best experiences of my life,” Jordan said. “Just being able to reach our goal as a team felt amazing, it was really cool to bring a championship back to Brandon for the first time in 12 years. The games were all crazy high intensity and so fun to play in.”
After he more than doubled his point total from the previous season, the young defender from Brandon found a new swagger on the ice during the 2018-19 campaign.
“Throughout the course of the season, I felt like the biggest thing I improved on was my confidence. Just being confident with the puck and decision making, it really helped me be a better player.”
The Wheat Kings championship booked their ticket to Western Canadian Regionals in Tisdale, Saskatchewan, where a trip to the Telus Cup was on the line.
And, although Jordan and his team didn’t advance, he did manage to make the best of the situation.
“Regionals was a very cool experience. Obviously going in there we knew we were playing the best teams from the West and knew it wouldn’t be easy. All the teams were very beatable but some things didn’t go our way and the outcome obviously wasn’t what we wanted. But the whole tournament was first class and we got treated really well,” he finished.
Cole Jordan was drafted 23rd overall by the Wolverines in the 2017 MJHL Draft.