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26 Jul

Ratzlaff, Weinstein Named to Team Canada U18

Eight Canadian Sport School Hockey League (CSSHL) alumni have been selected to represent Team Canada’s U18 squad at the 2022 Hlinka Gretzky Cup.

The tournament will begin July 31, 2022 in Red Deer, AB at the Peavey Mart Centrium and run until August 6.

Among the eight CSSHL alumni include two former Northern Alberta Xtreme (NAX) student-athletes: Scott Ratzlaff and Saige Weinstein.

A netminder from Irma, AB Scott Ratzlaff spent the 2020/21 season with the NAX U16 Prep team recording a shutout in his lone game. Ratzlaff was selected in the second round, 43rd overall making him the first goalie selected in the 2020 WHL Draft. In 25 WHL games with the Seattle Thunderbirds Ratzlaff owns a 2.51 GAA and .902 SV%.

Selected in the first round, 18th overall by the Spokane Chiefs at the 2020 WHL Draft, Saige Weinstein spent the 2019/20 season with the NAX U15 Prep team, recording 4 goals and 16 assists in 20 games. The Edmonton, AB defenseman would join the Chiefs in 2021/22, recording 14 points in 59 WHL games.