SANDRA M STANWAY
Fifteen-year-old Mason Mowat of Brooks, captain of Medicine Hat’s South East Athletic Club (SEAC) Bantam AAA Tigers, was selected to represent Team South at the 2018 Alberta Cup in Spruce Grove from April 25-29.
The bantam player, a member of the Alberta Major Bantam Hockey League (AMBHL), logged a couple of end-of-season Sutter Cup games as an affiliate with the SEAC midget 15 Tigers of the Alberta Minor Midget Hockey League (AMMHL) earning two assist credits.
Mowat, along with four SEAC Tigers, was selected from over 700 players during the Alberta Cup zone camps that were held across the province in March.
“It’s a huge honour. This is where the best players go so it will be really good competition and good experience,” said Mowat.
Eight teams, each icing 20 players born in 2003, will be representing Calgary, Edmonton and the south, central, northeast and northwest zones of the province.
During the Cup, players will be selected to attend the provincial camp in July for selection to represent the province at the 2019 Canada Winter Games in Red Deer.
“We are very excited to take the next step on the Road to Red Deer,” said Mike Kraichy, manager of Team Alberta.
The Alberta Cup will see teams play in a four-day, tournament-format competition.
As a member of Team South Mowat will be looking to impress Western Hockey League (WHL) scouts while defending the championship title earned by Team South at last year’s Cup.
“This weekend’s really huge. There’s hundreds of scouts going there so I definitely want to be my best and make a good impression on them,” he said.
Part of his focus will be to improve in all areas of the game including protecting the puck and driving the net.
“Just doing the little things right every game.”