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Brooks Macek- Germany National Team

The venture over seas continues to be a success for Brooks Macek. After a successful career in the WHL, Brooks took he and his German citizenship to play in the DEL (Divison 1 German Hockey League) for the Islehorn Roosters. This past season Brooks registered 39 points in 52 games for the Roosters. With his strong play all season, Macek was just named to the 2016 IIHF World Championship roster to play for Germany. The team features NHL players like Christian Erhoff, Korbinian Holzer, Leon Draisaitl and Tobias Rieder. Germany kicks off their round robin play in Russia this Saturday against France. Germany is in Pool B that features Canada, Finland, USA, Slovakia, France and Hungry.

​The game against Canada will be played Thursday May, 12th and will be on TSN.

For the complete roster and press release of the announcement of the team click here.

Brooks takes part in 1v1 Individual sessions at The Rink.


Keegan Kolesar- Seattle Thunderbirds & Stelio Mattheos- Brandon Wheat Kings

The WHL has it's two finalists, the Brandon Wheat Kings and the Seattle Thunderbirds. The final also features two Rink Trained players in Keegan Kolesar and Stelio Mattheos. Brandon enters the finals winning 4-1 over the Memorial Cup Host Red Deer Rebels, and Seattle comes in red hot beating Kelowna in 4 straight games.

​Both players have been doing well, Kolesar has 10 points in 11 games, including a dramatic late goal with 3 seconds left to send game 4 into overtime where Seattle eventually found the series clicher. Mattheos meanwhile has 6 points in 16 games for the Wheaties.

​Game 1 of this series gets underway in Brandon this Friday May 6th. For the entire Championship Series Schedule click here.

Both Keegan and Stelio take part in the Junior Pro Group over the Summer at The Rink.


Honourable Weekly Mentions- Nick Henry (1 goal, 1 assist- 2 Western Canada Cup games)

​This summer train over an extended period of time by simply breaking up the full day camp into half days. Come for skill specific on-ice sessions, challenging dryland and boardroom sessions to allow for you to learn about why you are doing things.

We have half days (1 skills) OR full days (2 skills) available depending on the week, to allow players to continue to progress leading up to tryouts. This gives the option for a longer, more consistent and intense training program that will continue to challenge players to improve.

For full information about our Summer Skills Camps call 204-489-7465 or visit therink.ca/home


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