Mark Scheifeleís crazy, all-over-the-map hockey season still has some life left.
The Winnipeg Jet prospect had his junior season with the Barrie Colts end Tuesday night in a Game 7 loss to the Ottawa 67s, but the first-round draft pick is headed to St. Johnís to join the IceCaps in their push for a Calder Cup title. Scheifele, drafted seventh overall by the Jets last June, will join the IceCaps in Newfoundland.
Nice the kid has a great attitude quoted from the article:
"Itís definitely not the way I wanted the season to end," said Scheifele. "We easily could have went all the way if we were healthy, but we did get a lot of support of young guys and some of the guys that were getting second-line minutes at the end of the year were healthy scratches at the beginning of the year. It was good to see them succeed."
As for what happens after his stint with the IceCaps, Scheifele was very clear on his goals: Winnipeg or bust.
"Thatís my main goal," Scheifele said. "Last year put a bit of a bitter taste in my mouth that I didnít get to stick all year. But Iím definitely going to work my hardest this summer, give it my all to make the team and stay all year. Itís going to take a lot of hard work, putting on weight, getting stronger and improving my game a lot. But Iím definitely willing to put in all the work to make that happen."
Does that mean no Telegin?Just have to say, that sentence about his hockey season being all over the map confused me enough to look up where St. John's actually were located. Do people even live out there?
Telegin will not be joining the Ice Caps as per the same article:
Meanwhile, forward Ivan Telegin – also a Jets’ draft pick and a Colts’ teammate with Scheifele – will not be heading to St. John’s. Colts’ head coach Dale Hawerchuk said the speedy Russian was injured in the first period Game 7 against the 67s, tweaking his knee and needs time to recover.