Winnipeg Jets Ready for Young Stars Tournament

WINNIPEG, MB. – Brandon’s Jordy Stallard, Altona goalie Cole Kehler, UND defensive star Tucker Poolman and Moose goalie Jamie Phillips will all be in the roster as the Winnipeg Jets get set for the 2017 Rookie Camp that will attend the 2017 Young Stars Classic in Penticton, B.C. from Sept. 7-11.

The group playing in Penticton will be on the ice together for the first time at Bell MTS Iceplex on Sept. 7 at 12:30 pm.

Stallard and Kehler are the only Manitobans on the Jets’ Young Stars roster. Last year, Stallard had 14 goals and 37 points in 40 games split between Prince Albert and Calgary in the WHL while Kehler 3.10 goals against average and a .910 save percentage with Portland in the WHL. Stallard played in the Young Stars Classic last fall.

Other players suiting up for the Jets will include event veterans Mikhail Berdin, Jansen Harkins, Michael Spacek and Logan Stanley, along with two of Winnipeg’s 2017 NHL Draft selections, Leon Gawanke and Skyler McKenzie, who are participating in their first-ever Young Stars Classic.

Broadcast partner TSN 1290 will carry all three Jets games from the Young Stars Classic, with Dennis Beyak and Paul Edmonds at the microphone. Fans can watch the games online live on, featuring Brian Munz.

This will mark the sixth time the Jets have taken part in the Young Stars Classic, which is hosted each year by the Vancouver Canucks.

Young Stars Classic
Penticton, B.C – 
September 7-11, 2017

Game 1 Edmonton vs. Calgary Sept. 8 6:00 pm
Game 2 Vancouver vs. Winnipeg Sept. 8 9:30 pm
Game 3 Winnipeg vs. Edmonton Sept. 9 9:30 pm
Game 4 Calgary vs. Vancouver Sept. 10 4:00 pm
Game 5 Winnipeg vs. Calgary Sept. 11 12:30 pm
Game 6 Vancouver vs. Edmonton Sept. 11 4:00 pm

*Game dates, times and opponents subject to change

*All times Central

Scott Taylor, MyToba Sports

Photos by James Carey Lauder and Rusty Barton

Editor of the popular Game On Hockey Magazine and The Point After Football Magazine, editor of Canadian Meat Business Magazine, sports editor of Grassroots News, TV play-by-play voice of the Winnipeg Goldeyes and author of the bestselling book: The Winnipeg Jets: A Celebration of Professional Hockey in Winnipeg. He likes virgin pina coladas, long walks on the beach, puppies and thoroughbred race horses that run according to form.
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