October 17, 2012, Prince George, B.C. — Cougar forward Brad Morrison will represent his home province at next month’s Western Canada Challenge Cup, named to the Team BC roster Wednesday.
The Challenge Cup hilights the U16 High Performance Calendar showcasing the best young talent from BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba.
Morrison’s BC teammates include fellow WHL prospects and Major Midget League stars Mathew Barzal (Vancouver NE Chiefs), Jansen Harkins (Vancouver NW Giants), and Glenn Gawdin (Greater Vancouver Canadians).
“I’m pretty excited to play with them, I played with Barzal back in Ontario and I’m just pretty happy that I get the chance to play with someone like that again. And Harkins is one of my good buddies because he got drafted to the Cougars too, so I’m pretty excited to play with him before next year,” said Morrison.
It’s been quite the last few months for the 15-year old Morrison. After being selected 7th overall by the Prince George Cougars in the 2012 WHL bantam draft, he took part in the NHLPA All State All Canadians game in Mississauga playing with Canada’s top CHL prospects.
So far, Morrison has racked up five goals and seven assists in eight games to start the 2012-13 season with the Cariboo Cougars. That ties him for first in team scoring and seventh in the BCMML.
Morrison is embracing all his opportunities as he strives to enhance his skills on and off the ice and become as ready as he can for the WHL.
“It’s a pretty good opporutnity for me and just having the NHLPA whole experience, I think it’s really going to help me in my progress going forward.”
Morrison will head to Alberta along with Cougars head coach Trevor Sprague who is an assistant with Team BC. The Challenge Cup takes place November 1st to 4th at the Father David Bauer arena in Calgary.