Winterhawks goaltending prospect Lochlan Gordon was named to Team Alberta’s Under-16 team for the 2019 Canada Winter Games in Red Deer.
Gordon signed with the Winterhawks in May and skated with the Hawks through preseason play. The former third round pick in the 2018 WHL Bantam Draft is currently playing with the CAC Canadians AAA team, the same organization that produced current Winterhawk forward Ryan Hughes.
The Canada Winter Games run from February 15 to March 3 in Red Deer, with the Men’s Hockey competition set for February 17-22.
Since men’s hockey was first contested at the Canada Winter Games in 1967, Team Alberta owns ten medals, including gold in 1967, 1975, 1999, and 2003. The U16 Male squad is coming off a silver medal at the most recent games in Prince George in 2015, a team that featured five recent invitees to the 2019 National Junior Team Selection Camp.
The entire Team Alberta U16 Male roster will meet for Christmas Camp in Red Deer on December 19-21. The team will host two exhibition games: Wednesday, December 19 at 7:30pm versus the Red Deer Midget AAA Optimist Chiefs, and Friday, December 21 at 2:00pm against the St. Albert Midget AAA Raiders.