Winnipeg, MB – Prince Albert Raiders prospects Lane Kirk and Justin Nachbaur were among 30 players named to Hockey Manitoba’s 2015 Under-16 Program of Excellence (POE) Development Camp roster.
The U-16 program will host a skills camp in early July followed by a prep camp later in August. The skills camp will entirely focus on further developing individual player skills and tactics along with fitness testing and training. The prep camp held in August, just prior to the start of the 2015-16 try-out season, will feature more team tactics and systems with more competitive ice sessions and inter-squad games.
A total of thirty (30) players have been named to the U-16 POE Development Camp roster featuring a breakdown of four (4) goalies, ten (10) defensemen, and sixteen (16) forwards.
Kirk was selected by the Raiders in the fifth round, 97th overall, in the 2015 WHL Bantam Draft. The defenceman from Swan River, MB played this past season with the Parkland Rangers Bantam AAA team. In 32 games, Kirk recorded 12 goals and 23 assists for 35 points.
Nachbaur was picked by Prince Albert in the seventh round, 142nd overall, in this year’s WHL Bantam Draft. The forward from Cross Lake, MB spent the 2014-15 campaign with the Winnipeg Warriors Bantam AAA team where he scored 23 goals and 22 assists for 45 points in 30 games.
Both Kirk and Nachbaur began this summer by competing at Hockey Manitoba’s POE Top-40 Camp. Fellow Raiders prospects Cole Fonstad, Carson Miller, Spencer Moe, Tyler Lowe, and Chase Felgueiras have also advanced to provincial development camps in Alberta and Saskatchewan.
U-16 Team Manitoba will compete at the Western Canada U-16 Challenge Cup set for October 27 – November 1, 2015 in Calgary, AB.
The Raiders are seeking volunteers for the 2015-16 season. To become part of the Raiders family and find out more information, please Michael Scissons at firstname.lastname@example.org.