Beau Akey Selected to Hockey Canada U17 Challenge

Congratulations to Waterloo Wolves alumnus Beau Akey on being selected to the Team CANADA U17 roster for the newly formed Hockey Canada Capital City Challenge!!

The Capital City Challenge will serve as a one-time event to replace the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge, which was canceled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Preliminary-round action kicks off on Friday, November 26th at TD Place Arena and concludes on Monday, November 29th, followed by the semifinals on Tuesday, November 30th.

The medal games are set to take place on Wednesday, December 1st.

Drafted in the 1st Round of the 2021 OHL Priority Selection by the Barrie Colts, Akey has appeared in 9 of 10 Colts games this season while registering one assist and leading all first-year defensemen in shots on goal.

U16 AAA NAMES LEADERSHIP GROUP

The Waterloo U16 AAA hockey club named their leadership group last night. This team has many leaders and this leadership will help assist the staff in leading this team this year. Congratulations to everyone.

CAPTAIN – ISAAC LORENTZ

ASST CAPTAINS at HOME – GRAYDEN STROHACK & JACK MARTIN

ASST CAPTAINS on ROAD – KEATON BARTLETT & COLTON HENDERSON

STEVEN LORENTZ MAKES NHL DEBUT TONIGHT FOR THE CAROLINA HURRICANES!

Congratulations to Waterloo U16 alum Steven Lorentz who will make his NHL debut tonight for the Carolina Hurricanes vs. Tampa Bay Lightning. Steve is a true example of staying focused on his goals and being committed to the process. He is a true professional in every sense of the matter and it was a pleasure to coach him as well as have him stay in touch with myself and our program as he is always here and gives back. I wish Steven the best of luck tonight and with all future goals as many success stories will continue to come. A very special moment for him tonight and enjoy every second of it. I know I will be watching and will be excited for you.

 

Logan Stanley makes NHL debut

CONGRATULATIONS to Logan Stanley who will be making his NHL debut tonight for @nhljets vs the Toronto Maple Leafs. Logan played his minor hockey in Waterloo and is an alumni of the Waterloo u16/Minor Midget program where he helped lead team to Alliance Championship. Logan is a hard working and committed player and person on and off the ice. He always gives back to his community and is constantly striving to be the best he can be. For all the young local players Logan is a great example of how to be a pro in all facets of not just the game on ice but commitment and perseverance off ice as well.. we as a program had the pleasure to coach him for a year in his development and am so proud of him. Continued success and Waterloo and everyone is very proud and happy for you.

 

Cooper Way Signs to Oshawa Generals

CONGRATS TO COOPER WAY (2003 Born Alum)!!!

The Oshawa Generals announced today that forward, Cooper Way, has committed to an Ontario Hockey League standard player agreement with the Hockey Club.

The Waterloo, Ontario native was the Generals fourth round, 78th overall selection in the 2019 Ontario Hockey League Priority Selection. Way attended the Generals Orientation Camp last April and the Generals main Training Camp in August. He currently is a member of the Elmira Sugar Kings in the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League.

The 6’2, 181-pound, left shot forward, has recorded eight goals and 17 assists for 25 points in 46 games played with Elmira.

“Very excited to have Cooper committed to the hockey club,” said Vice President and General Manager, Roger Hunt on the announcement. “He is having a great season with Elmira and we are looking forward to getting him in Generals colours. He will be a big part of our future as we move forward.”

Way will join the Generals beginning tonight in Kingston. He will wear number 14 with the team.

Minor Midget Alum Keean Washkurak Named OHL 1st Start of Week

Keean Washkurak put up a career-high six points in his Mississauga Steelheads’ 10-3 blowout of the Central Division leading Sudbury Wolves.  The Waterloo, Ont. native also registered four assists throughout the afternoon. The 18-year-old centreman now holds 15 goals and 38 points through the first 37 games of his third season with the Trout. He was picked up 30th overall at the 2017 OHL Priority Selection and was drafted by the St. Louis Blues in the fifth round of the NHL Draft last summer.
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