Seven talented young hockey players from southeast Saskatchewan have been selected to play in the SaskFirst tournament later this month.
Two defencemen were selected for the team: Colby Durr of Bromhead and Alec Waldegger of Estevan.
As for the forwards, Kaden Chrest and Mason Fichter of Estevan, Colby Cuddington of Manor, Mason Kukura of Bienfait and James Mann of Carievale have been chosen to participate.
All seven players were born in 2004.
The SaskFirst High Performance program kicked off the 2018-19 season during the weekend of Nov. 30-Dec. 2 with the male bantam regional camps. These camps were for all eligible players born in 2004. The two camps took place simultaneously, with one in the north and one in the south.
Nearly 300 players, over 50 officials and almost 30 coaches and evaluators participated in the two camps. Each year the regional camps serve as the initial stage of the SaskFirst High Performance Program.
Following the camps, the top 160 players were chosen for the Male Bantam SaskFirst Tournament to be held Dec. 28-30 in Regina.
Following the December tournament, the top 80 players will be selected and will return to compete in the February tournament in Saskatoon.