The 100 Mile House Wranglers have upgraded their roster.
Coach Dale Hladun announced the addition of three veteran talents recently – Cooper Holick, Nick McCabe and local skater Brett Harris.
Harris played Junior A last season in Saskatchewan with the Nipawin Hawks, and has Kootenay International Junior Hockey League (KIJHL) experience with the Summerland Steam, notching 43 points in 49 games in 2012-13.
“We are extremely proud to have Brett wish to come back to play in his hometown and look forward to great things from him,” says Hladun.
Harris, 19, was on the trade block in Saskatchewan. When nothing came up, he asked for his release. He says he’s excited to play competitive hockey in his hometown.
“I’ve only heard good things about 100 Mile and the fan support it gets,” Harris adds. “It looks like the team is pretty strong this year. Hopefully we can do something with that.”
Holick, 18, a two-year KIJHL veteran with Summerland, is described by the coach as a “hard-nosed two-way forward.” He earned 103 penalty minutes in 44 games last season, while tallying seven goals and five assists.
“Cooper is an affable young man and will fit in well with our team and our community,” the coach adds. “Cooper’s dad, Mark, is the head coach of the Western Hockey League’s Prince George Cougars.”
McCabe, 17, a big and tall forward, is a third year veteran player from Lillooet and comes to the Wranglers via the Golden Rockets.
He scored seven goals and eight assists with the Rockets in 2013-14.
“I am confident Nick will have the fans on their feet more than a few times this season. Nick is a strong skater and a great playmaker.”