Southwest Cougars forwards Grady Lane of Virden and Hunter Wallace of Oak Lake will play for Team Manitoba at the 2019 Canada Winter Games in Red Deer, Alberta.
Lane, who missed nine games this season with a lower body injury and also served a one-game suspension, has three goals and two assists in 15 games.
Wallace has scored 11 goals and chipped in with eight assists in 23 games.
The 2019 U16 Team Manitoba roster features 16 players who were selected in the 2018 Western Hockey League Bantam draft including second overall draft pick Carson Lambos (Winnipeg) as well as fellow first round picks, goaltender Tyler Brennan (Winnipeg) and Eric Alarie (Winnipeg).
The roster sees an even split with 10 athletes from Winnipeg and 10 from the rural regions within the Province and representation is spread between both of the midget RHA programs, the MMHL and Winnipeg U17 Prep League.
The U16 Team Manitoba will be led by Head Coach Garth Mitchell (Yellowhead) who will be attending his second Canada Winter Games as a coach with Team Manitoba. Filling out the coaching staff is Brad Purdie (Winnipeg), who will be attending his second Canada Games and Dan Eliasson (Winnipeg) who returns after head coaching Team Manitoba in 2018. Support staff for 2019 are goaltending coach Brian Elder (Westman South), equipment manager Jody Norminton (Brandon), athletic therapist Brenna Cyr (Sekirk) and apprentice coach Scott Antaya (Winnipeg).
The 2019 Canada Winter Games will be held February 14th-23rd.