Local hockey watchers know there are Slave Lakers playing in other leagues, in other towns. Occasionally, we check in to see how they are doing – at least the ones we know about.
For example. Aaron Kuhn and Kayle Dierker are members of the North Peace Navigators in the North West Junior Hockey League. As of the Nov. 6 report in the High Prairie South Peace News, the Navs were in fourth place, with eight wins and seven losses. Kuhn had three goals and eight points, good for seventh in team scoring. Dierker had five points in 14 games.
Over in the NEAJHL, William Chemago is in his second season with the St. Paul Jr. Canadiens. He’s second in team scoring (he’s playing forward these days) and sixth in the league, with 16 points in his first 10 games. The Canadiens were leading the league at eight wins and two losses.
Ethan Mercer played Junior A hockey last season for the Olds Grizzlies and the Flin Flon Bombers. According to online sources he plans to play for Grant MacEwan University this season.
Damian Hill is playing with the Red Deer U17 AAA North Star Chiefs. He had two goals in his first six games.
Grayson Conrad, meanwhile, plays for a U15 AAA team in Grande Prairie. In his first 13 games, he recorded five goals and five assists, good for third in team scoring.
In Whitecourt, Nathan Ghostkeeper, Connor Beauchamp and Dawson Taylor have all made the U15 AA team, called the TRAC Wolverines. They were 5-3-1 after nine games. Taylor was fourth in team scoring with three goals and nine assists. Beauchamp had six points and Ghostkeeper had three.
Also in Whitecourt this season are Jonas Lillo on the U18AA team and Gage Romanchuk with the U13AA squad. According to Elite Prospects, Lillo had five goals and three assists in the Wolverines’ first 10 games this season. Romanchuk, playing in net, had three wins and a loss, with a .854 save percentage.