New this season, in addition to the Manitoba Young Guns Series, the Manitoba Junior Hockey League is highlighting current MJHL Midget Prospects in our MJHL-In the System Series. We will look at players who are currently listed by an MJHL team and look to be a big part of that team’s future.
The players chosen are all exceptional kids both on-and-off the ice and all have bright futures in the game of hockey.
MJHL-In the System Player Profile | Ben Coppinger
Selkirk Steelers Prospect
Hometown: Winnipeg, MB
Team: Winnipeg Wild AAA
Ben is an assistant captain for the AAA Midget League leading Winnipeg Wild where he currently has registered 14 goals, 17 assists for 31 points in 32 games played. He was a 1st Round Pick for the Steelers in the 2015 MJHL Bantam Draft and was a late release for the Steelers this fall as a 16-year-old.
Ken Petrash-General Manager of the Selkirk Steelers on Coppinger: “Ben’s work ethic is 2nd to none and the Steelers fully expect Ben to make the jump to the MJHL with the Steelers next season, where we believe Ben will be a fan favorite in Steeltown”