Medicine Hat, AB – The Medicine Hat Tigers announced on Wednesday the signings of three prospects after the 46th annual training camp was held over last weekend at the Canalta Centre. 1999 born goaltender Rylan Rommelaere, 2000 born forward Baxter Anderson and 2000 born forward Josh McNeil all signed Standard Player Agreements with the Tabbies.
“We are very pleased that Rylan, Baxter and Josh have all committed to our organization. The coaching staff and I are excited about the opportunity to work with these players as Tigers,” said General Manager and Head Coach Shaun Clouston.
Last season with the Southwest AAA Cougars of the Manitoba Bantam AAA league, Rommelaere, the Tigers 2nd Round Bantam Draft pick in 2014 (39th overall) posted a 7-15-0-0 record in 23 appearances with a 3.29 GAA and 0.888 SV %.
“Rylan has good size for a young goaltender,” said Senior Director of Player Development Darren Kruger, “He also possesses very good athletic abilities and is quick down low with his agility; we look forward to working with him and his family in the future.”
Anderson was a 2015 Bantam Draft selection (4th round, 83rd overall) and played with the Burnaby Winter Club last year. In 59 games Anderson had 79 points including 42 goals.
“Baxter has very good speed and hockey sense which we believe will make him a great two way player on our team,” said Kruger, “Baxter has shown to us early on how high is skill set is and we are excited he has decided to join our organization.”
McNeil, a 5’10” center from Sylvan Lake, AB was also a 2015 Bantam Draft Pick (8th Round, 172nd overall) and played last season with Red Deer Bantam AAA recording 37 points in 32 games.
“Josh possesses every quality we look for in a Tiger,” stated Kruger, “He has a tremendous work ethic and passion for the game and we would like to welcome Josh and his family to the Medicine Hat organization.”
The Tigers kick off their 2015 WHL Preseason on Friday with a game against Lethbridge at the Enmax Centre followed by a Saturday night game in Swift Current.
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