SWIFT CURRENT, SK – The Swift Current Broncos are proud to announce six of their 2019 WHL Bantam Draft picks will play at the WHL Cup this year. The event runs from October 23-27 in Calgary.
For Team BC, both of the Broncos first-round selections will be on the roster. Mathew Ward, the 14th overall pick, and Tyson Jugnauth, the 21st overall pick, will be on Team BC’s roster.
Ward currently plays for West Van Academy in the CSSHL Midget Prep Division, while Jugnauth is playing for the Okanagan Rockets of the BC Major Midget League.
For Team Alberta, third-round pick Josh Davies will be on the roster. Davies burst onto the scene in Swift Current with an impressive pre-season, scoring five goals in four games. He scored a hat trick in his first pre-season game against Moose Jaw. He is playing the 2019-20 season with Pacific Coast Academy, also in the CSSHL Midget Prep Division.
Lastly, team Manitoba features a trio of Broncos prospects. Goaltender Reid Dyck, forward Karson King and defenceman Sam Court will all play in the WHL Cup.
Dyck appeared in three pre-season games, posting a 2-0 record. Court was drafted with the 46th overall pick after posting 38 points in 33 games for the Winnipeg Monarchs Bantam AAA team. He then added 10 points in 11 playoff games, helping the Monarchs win the league title while being named the WBAAA’s defenceman of the year. He currently has five points in four games with the Winnipeg Wild Midget AAA team.
King was drafted 111th overall after scoring 41 points in 35 games with the Interlake Lightning Bantam AAA team. He also served as the team’s captain. This year he has four points in three games with the Lightning Midget AAA program.
Broncos assistant coach Brandin Cote will serve as the head coach for Team Alberta during the event.