Three Portland Winterhawks prospects collected medals at the 2019 WHL Cup in the league’s eighth year of the event. Defenseman Ryder Thompson and Team Manitoba earned a silver medal, while forwards Carter Streek and Kyle Chyzowski secured bronze with Team British Columbia after the five-day event.
Ryder Thompson finished the tournament with one assist as he helped Manitoba claim a second-place finish. Thompson was named to Team Manitoba’s leadership corp as an alternate captain. He will captain RHA’s Elite 15’s this season.
Carter Streek had a productive event, finishing tied for sixth in scoring with five points (3G-2A) in five games. Kyle Chyzowski scored Team BC’s first goal of the bronze medal game to help spark a come-from-behind win against Team Alberta.
Streek will play for Yale Hockey Academy Prep in 2019-20 and Chyzowski returns to Delta Hockey Academy Prep for another season.
Seth Jarvis, Tyson Kozak and Dante Giannuzzi won a bronze medal with Team Manitoba while representing the Winterhawks at the 2017 WHL Cup. The event did not take place in 2018 due to a conflict with the Canada Winter Games.
Other notable Winterhawks alumni to play in the WHL Cup (formerly the Western Canada U16 Challenge Cup) include Matthew Dumba, Derrick Pouliot, Brendan Leipsic, and Skyler McKenzie.
(Photo of Carter Streek celebrating his goal against Manitoba in the semifinal round on October 26, 2019. Credit: Lane Anderson/ WHL)