Two more players selected by the Vancouver Giants in 2018 will have the chance to represent their home province at the 2019 Canada Winter Games. Forward Justin Lies (Flin Flon, MB – Round 3) and defenceman Kyle Melo (Lorette, MB – Round 11) were named to Manitoba’s U-16 Performance of Excellence Summer Development Camp roster which takes place August 16-18 in Winnipeg, MB.
Lies is 6’0”, 176 pounds and put up terrific offensive numbers with the Norman Wolves Bantam AAA team in the Winnipeg Bantam AAA division. In 35 games he scored 39 goals and added 23 assists for 62 points along with 62 penalty minutes. 13 of his 39 goals came via the power play.
Melo, a right-shot defenceman, checks in at 5’11” and 170 pounds and registered 23 goals and 17 assists for 40 points in 34 games with the Eastman Selects. Seven of his 23 goals came via the power play and two were scored shorthanded.
Seven of the Giants Bantam Draft selections were named to their respective Provincial summer camps.
BC: D – Nicco Camazzola, D – Brenden Pentecost
AB: F – Zack Ostapchuk, G – Drew Sim, F – Wyatt Cook
MB: F – Justin Lies, D – Kyle Melo
Following the summer camps, rosters will be announced for the 2019 Canada Winter Games which take place February 15 – March 3 in Red Deer, AB.