Male Hockey Offers “Best of the Best”
Prince George, B.C. – “The best of the best.”
That’s how Shawn Bullock, manager of the men’s national teams for Hockey Canada, describes the level of skill at this week’s Canada Winter Games male hockey competition.
“This is really good hockey, the provincial and territorial groups have worked really hard to prepare their teams. You’re going to find good structure, you’re going to find a lot of youth in the game with energy and kids playing hard. There’s a lot of pride on the line for sure.”
And if history is taken into account, a lot of future stars are also on the ice.
“Oh absolutely. If you look at the 2011 Canada Winter Games our world junior team was littered with them. Guys like Nathan MacKinnon, Jonathan Drouin, Curtis Lazar, Max Domi. In 2007 Steve Stamkos, Tyler Myers, Jordan Eberle.”
He encourages people to come out early to avoid disappointment.
“We’ve already been told the gold medal game is sold out. It’s very typical, it will continue to build throughout the week, leading into the quarter-finals right on through to the finals. Come out and support it. You’ll find that if you get here you’ll definitely be entertained.”