The Vancouver Giants are pleased to announce that 2003-born forward Kyle Bochek (Moosomin, SK) will represent Saskatchewan in the 2019 Canada Winter Games in Red Deer. The Saskatchewan Hockey Association made the announcement earlier today.
The Vancouver Giants selected Bochek in the 12th round of the 2018 WHL Bantam Draft.
Last season as a Bantam, Bochek suited up in 26 games with the Notre Dame Hounds in the CSSBHL and potted 14 goals along with nine assists for 23 points and 14 penalty minutes. He appeared in four games as an under-ager with the Notre Dame Hounds Midget AAA team and also appeared in one game for the Hounds at the 2018 Telus Cup. Bochek has three goals and three assists for six points in 23 games as a rookie in the SMHL with the Notre Dame Hounds.
Giants Scout Bill Gibson said on Draft Day, “He plays the game hard. He’s willing to go into the corners to make a tough play and brings great hands and a strong shot to the table as well. He’s the kind of player that brings a little bit of everything to each game he plays.”
Bochek was the lone Saskatchewan-born player selected by the Vancouver Giants at the 2018 WHL Bantam Draft.
He joins fellow 2018 draftees Zack Ostapchuk (Alberta) and Drew Sim (Alberta) as Giants prospects participating in the 2019 Canada Winter Games.
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