Wolverines prospect Tyson Smith recently returned home from Fredericton, New Brunswick, as a Ball Hockey National Champion.
Selected in the 5th round, 45th overall in this year’s MJHL Draft, Smith spent last season with the AAA Bantam 1 Winnipeg Hawks.
“My friends and I always played ball hockey as a joke just for fun,” Smith explained. “We would always win the title in our Winnipeg league, and then someone said we should go play for team Manitoba. Then we went out and actually won it.”
Playing in five games with the Manitoba Grasshoppers at the Under 15 Boys Junior Nationals, Tyson added four assists, before scoring a goal during a 5-2 win in the National Championship game against Withrow Park.
“It was pretty cool, I’ve never been out that way before,” Smith said of his trip out to the Maritimes.
As for Smith’s plans for the rest of summer, his focus remains on getting stronger with one goal in mind.
“I want to get physically stronger so I can play junior. I go to Kelowna Rockets camp around the 20th, and then I get back and I’ll be in Waywayseecappo. My main goal right now is to make the Winnipeg Wild and play Provincial Midget,” he concluded.