New this season, the Manitoba Junior Hockey League is highlighting upcoming MJHL Prospects from each minor hockey association that supports an MJHL organization along with Brandon and Thompson.
The players chosen are all exceptional kids both on-and-off the ice and all have bright futures in the game of hockey.
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Manitoba Young Guns Series Player Profile – Jackson Betcher
Hometown: Swan River
Weight: 160 lbs
Team: Parkland Rangers AAA Midget
MJHL Rights: Swan Valley Stampeders
What kind of player are you? Offensive puck moving defenseman, my skating ability is one of my stronger traits in my opinion
Interests/Hobbies: Golf, Quadding
Achievements (sport and/or academically): Being Drafted by Red Deer Rebels in 2016 WHL Bantam Draft
What are your hockey goals for the future? To keep developing my game each year in moving to the next level whether MJHL, NCAA or WHL. My ultimate goal is a NCAA Scholarship or WHL.
Parkland Rangers Head Coach Brad Dupasquier on Jackson: Jackson is a very skilled player whose skating ability and vision are what sets him apart from other players at his position. As a fifteen-year-old defenseman his skill set and positive attitude have vaulted him past the normal learning curve defenseman his age usually fall victim to.