Team West was made up of players from the Wheelers, Whitecourt Wolverines, Peace River Navigators and the Slave Lake Wolves. Team East included player from the host Sexsmith Vipers, Fort St. John Huskies, Dawson Creek Junior Canucks and the Beaverlodge Blades.
The Wolverines and Huskies lead all teams with eight selections each to their respective teams. Grande Prairie and Dawson Creek had seven, the Navigators and Vipers five each and the Blades and Wolves three each to round out the 23-man rosters.
Whitecourt’s staff of coaches Richard Kazda and Murray Summers along with trainer Barrie-Ann Schmidt and equipment manager Brad Adamiak handled Team West while Fort St.John’s coaches Bob Kalb and Jeremy Clothier and trainer Bill Show will looked after Team East.
The all-star festivities kicked off with a skills competition Saturday at 3:30 p.m. followed by the game at 6 p.m.
Here are the complete rosters for both teams:
Goaltenders: Ryan Demharter (Wolverines), Kris Dika (Wheelers) and Patrick Murray(Navigators)
Defence: Jordan Stead and Dion LeBlue (Wolverines); Rory Simigan, Nathan Johnson and Chad Sutherland (Wheelers); and Colter Tkach and Kyle Pichette (Wolves)
Forwards: Layne Brown, Tyler Stubbs, Wayne Quaife and Kjell Reid (Wolverines); Cory Littman, Keith Comeau and Kyle Weegar (Wheelers); Carson Fairless and Kurt Konopelka (Navigators); and Thomas Garon (Wolves)
Goaltenders: Ty Gullickson (Huskies), Cody Garnett (Vipers) and Justin Jarvis (Junior Canucks)
Defence: Wyatt Kuenzi and Nathan Bomben (Junior Canucks); Cody Moulds (Blades); Kyle Porter, Paydon Wongstedt and Linden Apsassin (Huskies); and Kyle Brown (Vipers)
Forwards: Bjorn Carlstad, John-Wayne Howes, Evan Weaver and Cole Callioux (Junior Canucks); Taylor Jones and Aaron Dumas (Blades); Cody Kalb, Luke McInerney,Robbie Sidhu and Cody Hldebrande (Huskies); and Luke Hieken, Nolan Trudeau andRyan Gow (Vipers)
Grande Prairie Doug Marshall Chevy Wheelers players played a huge role in a comeback 7-6 overtime win for the East Division over the West Division in the North WestJunior Hockey League All Star game played in Sexsmith on Saturday.
Wheelers players accounted for five of the six goals in the final frame as the East rebounded from a 5-0 second period deficit to win the All Star event.
Storm forward, and captain, Cory Littman score twice while forwards Kyle Weegar and Keith Comeau and defenceman Nathan Johnson had single goals. Colter Tkach of the Slave Lake Wolves also scored in the third period for the East.
Johnson was also in on the winning goal, that came at 3:20 of overtime. He assisted on Kjell Reid’s (Whitecourt Wolverines) goal in the extra frame.
Nolan Trudeau and Luke Heiken of the Sexsmith Vipers; Cory Hildebrand and Robbie Sidhu of theFort St. John Huskies; John-Wayne Howes of the Dawson Creek Junior Canucks; andAaron Dumas of the Beaverlodge Blades scored for the West Division, which took a 3-0 lead in the first period.
Wheeler goaltender Kris Dika played the second period allowing two goals on nine shots.Grande Prairie defenceman Chad Sutherland also got on the scoresheet taking a penalty while Wheelers defenceman Rory Simigan, the seventh Wheelers representative at the game, was kept off the scoresheet.
For his efforts Littman was selected the East Division Most Valuable Player while Trudeau got the same nod for the West Division.