Williams Lake’s Colton Thomas has been selected to the Team B.C. U-16 roster.
Thomas will compete Oct. 31 to Nov. 3 in Calgary, Alta. at the Western Canada U16 Challenge Cup.
“Thomas is one of the players tasked with helping B.C. repeat as Western Canada under-16 Challenge Cup champions,” his current team, the Cariboo Cougars of the B.C. Major Midget Hockey League, said in a release.
Thomas is the only player north of Kamloops to make the squad.
Meanwhile, Cougars general manager Trevor Sprague will be behind the bench for the team looking to match last year’s perfect four-win, no-loss record and first title at the annual event, sponsored by the Western Hockey League.
Thomas, an eighth-round pick of the Seattle Thunderbirds, is one of 16 players on the B.C. club drafted by a WHL team.
Meanwhile, 17 of the 20 players on the team play in the BCMMHL.
In six games this season with the Cougars Thomas has recorded two assists.