first_imgThe Nelson Daily has learned Nelson’s Adam Wheeldon has signed on to play with the Trail Smoke Eaters of the BCHL Saturday.The 17-year-old forward played 44 games with Nelson last season as a 16-year-old, scoring two goals and registering nine assists. Used primarily as a checker, Wheeldon finished the season with 78 penalty minutes.The son of former Leaf coach Simon Wheeldon was traded to the Kelowna Chiefs during the summer by former Leaf coach and GM Chris Shaw.It was thought Wheeldon would attend the camp of the Westside Warriors but instead decided to attend Trail’s training camp.sports@thenelsondaily.comlast_img read more

first_imgFormer Nelson Minor Hockey star Adam Plant is among the 27 players from the BC Hockey League invited by Hockey Canada to the Canada West selection camp in preparation for the 2013 World Junior A Challenge.Plant, who currently plays for the West Kelowna Warriors, is one of the 24-defenceman receiving invitations to the upcoming camp October 26-30 at the Markin MacPhail Centre at Canada Olympic Park in Calgary.A total of 66 players are attending the camp will be fighting for spots on Canada West at the 2013 World Junior A Challenge. The 5’9”, 160-pound defenceman played his minor hockey in Nelson before attending the Okanagan Hockey Academy in Penticton in 2011.The 18-year-old mobile defenceman then played a season for the Penticton Lakers of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League before spending the last two seasons with West Kelowna where he accumulated five goals and 31 assists in 59 games.Plant has accepted a scholarship to Harvard University beginning in the 2014 season.Players named to the Canada West selection camp roster were selected from the CJHL’s five western Junior A leagues: the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL), Alberta Junior Hockey League (AJHL), Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League (SJHL), Manitoba Junior Hockey League (MJHL) and Superior International Junior Hockey League (SIJHL).The selection camp roster was chosen by Canada West head coach Jason McKee (Spruce Grove, AJHL), along with assistant coaches Trent Cassan (Yorkton, SJHL) and Ryan Smith (Selkirk, MJHL), and team manager Shawn Bullock (Hockey Canada).The 2013 World Junior A Challenge will be held November 4-10 at the Mariners Centre in Yarmouth, N.S.last_img read more