The Mustangs are extremely excited to announce that forward Zac Somers will not be with the team for a few weeks.
Somers has earned a spot on Team Canada West at the World Junior A Challenge in Cornwall, Ontario.
“It’s a dream come true to make this team,” Somers said. “Every kid dreams about wearing the maple leaf on his chest and this is truly something special. To represent your country at this stage is a once in a lifetime opportunity and I’m truly thankful.”
Through 25 SJHL games this season, Somers has 17 goals, and 13 assists, good for 30 points. He’s 10th in the league in points, and fourth in goals. Prior to his departure to camp, Somers had scored in seven straight games, notching a total of 11 goals in that time.
“Our organization is extremely proud of Zac,” said Mustangs Head Coach and General Manager Trevor Blevins. “He has been fully committed and has worked hard for this opportunity, and he deserves it. We wish Zac and Team Canada West success in the tournament.”
This also marks the first time since the 2008/2009 season that a Melfort Mustang will play for Team Canada West at the tournament, when defenceman Tommy Brown made the team.
Somers and Team Canada West will open their tournament on Sunday, Dec. 11 at Noon when they take on Team Latvia. You can find the entire WJAC schedule at https://www.hockeycanada.ca/en-ca/national-championships/men/world-junior-a/2022/stats/schedule .