October 17, 2013, Kelowna (ISN) – Four Kelowna Rockets draft picks from the 2013 WHL Bantam Draft have been chosen to compete at the annual Western Canada Under 16 Challenge Cup.
Dillon Dube, Jordan Borstmayer, Kole Lind, and Connor Bowey will be representing their provinces in the tournament that runs from October 31st to November 3rd in Calgary.
The Western Canada U16 Challenge Cup will feature the highest rated players in the Under-16 age category representing the four Western Provinces of Alberta, BC, Manitoba and Saskatchewan.
With funding from the WHL, the annual tournament is a showcase of the stars of today and tomorrow.
Dube, who was the Rockets first round selection in the 2013 WHL Bantam draft (21st overall), has been selected as a member of Team Alberta. The 5’10, 160 lb centreman out of Cochrane is currently playing in the Notre Dame Hounds hockey program.
Kelowna’s 3rd and 4th round picks will be teammates at the U16’s, as Borstmayer and Lind will be suiting up for Team Saskatchewan. Borstmayer, who is currently 5’11, 160 lbs, is a native of St. Brieux, while Lind, 5’10 155 lbs, hails from Shaunuvon.
Bowey, who is the younger brother of Rockets defenseman Madison Bowey, will be competing on behalf of Team Manitoba. The 5’10 150 lb d-man from Winnipeg was an 8th round selection of the Rockets in the 2013 Bantam Draft.