Manitoba Young Guns Series
New this season, the Manitoba Junior Hockey League is highlighting upcoming and current 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 – Jamie Valentino
Jamie is having a strong season for the Norman B1 Wolves where he is the Captain and leading scorer. He was also recently selected to the Winnipeg AAA All Star Weekend where he participated in the B1 All Star Game and Skills Event.
Hometown: Thompson, Manitoba
Team: Norman AAA Bantam Wolves
What kind of player are you? I have good speed and I am a playmaker that can also score.
Interests/Hobbies: Fishing, wakeboarding, ball hockey and snowboarding.
Achievements (sport and/or academically): I am an Honour roll student and my best hockey achievement so far is being selected to the AAA Bantam All Star game and skills event.
What are your hockey goals for the future? My hockey goals are to make AAA Midget as a 15-year-old and to be drafted in the WHL and MJHL Bantam Drafts.
Norman Wolves Head Coach Rob Bilawka on Valentino: Jamie is a team leader on and off the ice. He has good speed, is a good two-way player and has the ability to score goals. His commitment to hockey off the ice begins in the summer months with his brothers Justin (CIS University of Lethbridge) and Jordan (Ocn Blizzard) help with his training and focus on the game. This commitment will give Jamie many opportunities in to reach his future hockey goals.