Justin Lee (Virden) and Matt Radomsky (Steinbach) are getting a taste of NHL life. Both are attending the Winnipeg Jets’ summer development camp at the Bell MTS IcePlex in Winnipeg.
Lee, who was voted the MJHL’s rookie of the year last year, is a highly touted defenceman who recently committed to University of Denver. Last season he was invited to try-out for Team West (World Junior A Challenge). He also played for the MJHL in the inaugural MJHL/SJHL Showcase staged in Regina.
Lee, 18, recorded 42 points (7-35) last season for the Oil Capitals who advanced to the MJHL championship final this past spring. He hails from Waskada, SK.
Meanwhile, Radomsky was also invited to the Jets’ camp. The experience will prove invaluable for the goaltender, who hails from Winnipeg. He had a breakout season last year, reflected in a 20-5 record and stellar GAA of 2.16. He also recorded eight shutouts for the Pistons, who won their second MJHL championship last spring.
In total, 18 CJHLers are attending NHL summer development camps around North America. And recently, a dozen CJHL players were selected in the NHL draft, including Steinbach Pistons’ goaltender Matt Thiessen, who was selected by the Vancouver Canucks.