Tyson Andrew and Dexter Whittle; two Virden products, are this year’s auto-protected players for the Oil Caps as the team continues to prepare for the upcoming 2019 Manitoba Junior Hockey League Bantam Draft.
“Dexter and Tyson are both great kids and hockey players who could be a big part of our future as they continue to develop. Dexter is a top end guy on the back end who could very well have been a top pick in the draft this year, were very lucky to have the opportunity to protect him. Tyson, plays a hard-nosed game up front, and has the ability to put up some offensive numbers as he continues to develop into a very good two-way forward.” Stated newly appointed GM and Head Coach, Tyson Ramsey.
Dexter Whittle, played with the Yellowhead Chiefs Bantam AAA program for the past two seasons. This past year, Whittle notched 12 goals, 18 assists, and amassed 58 penalty minutes in a stellar season. Whittle was taken in the 7th round of the WHL Bantam Draft by the Everett Silvertips.
Tyson Andrew, played with the Southwest Cougars Bantam AAA program this past season, netting 1 goal and adding 3 helpers, to go along with 38 penalty minutes. Andrew was relied on at all ends of the ice, and continued to develop his game in all three zones of the ice. (Andrew is 1st cousin to current Oil Capital, Tanner Andrew).
“I’m very excited to be a part of such a great organization in my hometown.” added, Whittle.
“I am excited about the possibility of being able to play for my home town team in the future.” added, Andrew.
Every year, each MJHL team gets the opportunity to auto-protect two local hockey players that played in their local minor hockey organization(s) over the course of their minor hockey playing days. This year’s draft is being held in Winnipeg, this Sunday, June 9th. Stay tuned for more updates this week.
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