The Western Prospects Bantam Showcase is a pre-season showcase and evaluation camp exclusive to players born in 2005. This highly competitive event attracts dedicated individuals, who will be eligible for the 2020 Western Hockey League Bantam Draft. This event allows 2005’s the opportunity to showcase their talents and abilities prior to the 2020-2021 hockey season and make that all important “first impression” in front of WHL General Managers, Scouts and Coaches in a high performance, elite environment. Not only will players gain important exposure and experience, but we wish to educate you and your parents on all aspects of junior hockey, and what you can be doing to prepare.
When: July 15-19, 2019
Where: Regina, Saskatchewan, Co-Operators Center
Age: Exclusive to 2005 birth years
Early Bird: $584.10 (must register by December 31, 2018)
In 2010 I was fortunate enough to play at the Okanagan Hockey Academy on the Midget Prep team. With coaches like Robert Dirk and Greg Holst it was an unbelievable year. I have to this day still never been on such a close-knit team. It was my first year of midget hockey and that meant a lot more travel. Playing in the CSSHL I got the opportunity to play in some pretty awesome spots. The league helped me learn to stay on top of school, which has helped me not only in college but also in junior. I was able to make an easy jump to junior and college academically with the help of Dave Nackoney, a guidance counselor at Penticton Secondary School who works with all the student athletes. To this day if I need anything he is always more than willing to help. It is the great staff that left such an impression on me, and made it possible for me to be where I am today.