The Lethbridge Hurricanes have more good news to report after the recent 2011 World Junior A Challenge in Langley, BC.
As part of that tournament, there was also the CJHL Prospects game, and suiting up for Team West was Lethbridge Hurricanes list player Braxton Bilous. The 1994-born 6’1, 192 pound Defenceman from Langley plays for the Victoria Grizzlies of the BCHL and has 7 points (3G, 4A) in 22 games so far this season.
In the first game against Team East, Team West erased one-goal deficits three times including in the third period when Bilous scored at 13:51 to tie the game sending it to overtime. Team West went on to win the game 4-3 giving them a one-goal lead heading into Sunday’s final of the total-goal series. In the finale, Team West won the game 5-3 winning the two-game, total-goal series 9-3 giving them the President’s Cup as CJHL Prospects Games Champions. It also marked the fourth time in seven year’s Team West earns national bragging rights.
While Bilous did not attend training camp this past September with the Lethbridge Hurricanes, he remains a highly touted player within the organization. Bilous playing in the Prospects game also brings the total to 13 the number of players and prospects that have participated in tournaments this year. Jay Merkley, Macoy Erkamps, Craig Leverton and Remi Laurencelle were all recently named to the 2012 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge next month, while eight Canes draft picks participated in the U-16 Challenge Cup last month in Moose Jaw.
(From Esther Madziya, Hurricanes Media Relations)