Meet the Icedogs: Slave Lakes new Junior A team

In no particular order, here are 17 of the 20 Icedogs. Three players will arrive from Europe next week to fill out the team. All players were asked demographic questions and why they join Junior A hockey.

Dominic Beaver
number: 16
age: 18
Wabasca
forward
“It’s Fun. First junior hockey team for a while in Slave Lake, so it’s going to be exciting.”
Austin Mood-Flagg
number: 88
age: 19
Oshawa, ON
forward
“Chance to live my childhood dream.”
Gerik Giroux
number: 18
age: 18
Swan River First Nation
forward
“I love hockey.”
Ashton Gladue
number: 9
age: 17
Wabasca/Edmonton
centre
“Just to get the experience.”
Darian Alook
number: 89
age: 18
hometown: Wabasca
position: defense
“Because I wanted to continue playing hockey. There’s no junior hockey in Wabasca and I wanted to play close to home.”
Colby Meguinis
number: 35
age: 18
Tsuut’ina Nation, AB
goalie
“To show young native kids, like my brother and sister, that you can do it.”
Cole Daniels
number: 42
age: 20
Sturgeon Lake, SK
position: defense
“I always wanted to see how far I could go with hockey.”
Nigel Cardinal
number: 34
age: 18
Wabasca
centre
“Because I love hockey, and I love to play with a couple buddies.”
Colton Shaw
number: 11
age: 18
Wabasca
forward
“Exposure.”
Glen Gambler
number: 19
age: 19
Wabasca
forward
“Because I love the sport.”
Travis Kriewaldt
number: 22
age: 19
Grande Prairie
left wing
“I just want to continue playing hockey. I saw the opportunity to try out for the team, so I took it.”
Ilias Okemow
number: 66
age: 19
Wabasca
forward
“For the exposure, competitiveness, and to just challenge myself.”
Tyrell Barore
number: 10
age: 18
Slave Lake
centre
“Because I love playing hockey.”
Cole Stasow
number: 7
age: 21
Slave Lake
forward
“Because I missed competitive hockey.”
Lynele Chalifoux
number: 5
age: 18
Slave Lake
centre
“Because I really like playing hockey, and I didn’t want to stop.”
Garrett Sinclair
number: 17
age: 21
Slave Lake
defense
“Because I love the game of hockey and everything that comes with it.”
Lane Genereaux
number: 31
age: 16
hometown: Ahathakakoop, SK
position: goalie
“to try to get a better education and get a scholarship to play college hockey.”

Icedogs season starts Oct. 4 and Oct. 5 in MRC 1 game time starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $14 adult; $10 kids.

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