Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Prospect Feature Day 2

Miles Warkentine
2011 16th overall draft pick

Six foot tall, Miles Warkentine was selected by the Moose Jaw Warriors with the 16th overall pick in the 2011 Bantam Draft.  The Saskatchwan born product played for the Prince Albert Bantam AA Pirates as a left winger this past season. 

Weighing 175 lbs at the age of fifteen, Miles brings size to the ice.  Assistant Director of Hockey Operations and Director of Scouting/Player Development, Rob MacLachlan says Miles is full of hockey skill.  “He is a big, power forward---who has an edge to his play,”

The Pirates played in the Centre 4 Hockey League and did not lose a single game—other than one tie in all 24 games of the season.  Warkentine credits the near perfect season as a combination of having a “tight group” and playing together as a team.  “We had a lot of skill, worked well as a team and just had fun,” said Warkentine.  Miles was the third highest scorer in the league with 37 goals, 70 assists in 33 games.  Warkentine was the second highest scorer on his team with his 107 points. 

The Pirates defeated Warmen in the finals in a best of three series taking the title in two straight games by scores of 5-2 and 8-6.  The Pirates put up league high 249 goals during the regular season and won the Provincial Bantam AA Championship.  Miles believes winning a Championship has brought even more to his game.  “I feel like I  know what it takes to win a championship—I think if I have the opportunity again to go back and play in the ‘big game’ I will know that in that moment I can produce and perform,” he said. 

Miles will be in Moose Jaw for Prospects Camp June 2nd to 5th.  Miles hopes to show the fans in Moose Jaw the “edge” Rob MacLachlan attested to, “I like to throw out a big hit and play a little mean at times,” said Miles of his hockey style.   Miles is thrilled to come to Moose Jaw and says he has heard lots about the City.  “I don’t think I have been there since I was 7, but I heard it is a nice place and its call the Friendly City—so that had to be a good sign,” he added.  “I seen photos of the new building and it looks really nice; I am very excited to see it in a couple weeks,” said Warkentine. 

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