Medicine Hat’s own Caleb Wyrostok has been drafted to the Swift Current Broncos.
The South East Athletic Club Tigers forward had his name called in the ninth round as the 197th overall pick in Thursday’s Western Hockey League bantam draft in Red Deer after a strong year on the ice in the Gas City.
The 5-foot-8, 144-pound forward recorded 15 goals and nine assists in 27 games with the Tigers this season while helping his team reach the Alberta Major Bantam Hockey League’s post-season for the first time since 2013.
Wyrostok went on to compete for Team South at the Alberta Cup last week in Spruce Grove. The 15-year-old Hatter finished the tournament with three goals in five games.
“It’s an honour to be part of the Broncos organization, and it’s been five years since anyone has gotten drafted from here so it’s great to represent the city of Medicine Hat also,” said Wyrostok, who was scrolling through the WHL bantam draft on his phone at school when his name popped up in the ninth round. “It’s very exciting. It’s a great organization they have there and obviously you can see the success they’re having right now so it’s a great feeling.”
The 15-year-old Hatter added he’s thrilled to enter the Broncos system and can’t wait for the chance to bring his dynamic style of play to the ice in Swift Current.
Congratulations to Caleb and his family on behalf of the entire SEAC organization.