Teydon Trembecky

Wheat Kings add another bantam champion

 

For as long as he can remember, Teydon Trembecky has loved the game of hockey. That’s the case for so many Canadians who grow up watching the game and end up playing it at a young age.

That was the exact case for Teydon who watched it growing up. And as soon as he could, he laced up the skates and grabbed a stick.

For some, hockey is just a game to play for fun. For the soon to be 15-year-old, hockey is not only something he loves doing, but it’s also something he has excelled at and made a name for himself while doing so.

Before we get to what’s up with Teydon these days, let’s first go back to his first year of bantam hockey and what a year it was. Playing with the Fort Saskatchewan Rangers of the Alberta Major Bantam Hockey League, Trembecky scored 18 times and added 25 assists for 43 points in just 33 regular-season games. A great regular season, no doubt; however, the Strathcona native wasn’t done there and neither was the team.

(Provided by Teydon Trembecky) It was a special season filled with a title.

In the playoffs, Trembecky scored another six goals and added another six assists for 12 points in 13 games. You’re probably wondering why they played 13 playoff games? That’s because it took them until game five of the championship series to finish the season and they did in grand style.

In Game 5 of the final, one of Trembecky’s teammates scored in double-overtime and the rest was history as they won the league.

“That was so awesome. You honestly can’t even script what happened,” said Trembecky. “It was all a blur when that goal was scored. You work so hard and to actually win it in the end, that’s amazing.”

Academy life:

After helping the Rangers win the league title, Trembecky made a change. He joined the Northern Alberta Bantam Prep team, one that plays in the Canadian School Sport Hockey League. The decision to join that team came well before he won a title with the Rangers.

“Top to bottom, Northern Alberta is a great program,” he said. “They have a great staff and the facilities are fantastic. I just felt joining them would give me the best chance to develop and move forward.”

(Provided by Teydon Trembecky) It was his first year as an academy player.

That same winning culture that Trembecky was used to with Fort Saskatchewan was the case with his new team. They went 19-5-3-3 in the regular season to finish in fourth place in their division and Trembecky continued with his offensive production, one that helped the Rangers win a league title the prior season.

Teydon finished with 22 goals and he matched that with 22 assists for 44 points, the second-most on his team. Trembecky had another two assists in the playoffs.

“We had a great group of guys and I feel that we had a pretty good bond,” said Trembecky. “I think it was a bit of a slow start for me because I had to get used to the league. I played with more confidence later in the season and I was getting the bounces.”

WHL Bantam Draft:

Trembecky was eligible to be selected. After two great years as a bantam player, he expected to get drafted and that’s exactly what happened. With the 57th overall selection, Trembecky was drafted by the Brandon Wheat Kings.

“It was an anxious time, I wanted to see my name,” said Trembecky. “I couldn’t have been any happier to see that Brandon was the name right beside mine. It’s a special feeling, there’s no doubt about that.”

The next thing on Trembecky’s mind was signing with the Wheat Kings. The organization was busy over the course of two days as they signed their 13th overall pick Quinn Mantei and their 35th overall pick Trae Johnson. The two were signed on May 8 and 9, respectively.

The day:

(Provided by Kelly McGuinness – Brandon Wheat Kings) It was the day Teydon was waiting for.

On May 12, Brandon was at it again. Trembecky officially signed his first WHL Standard Player Agreement with the club.

Just like the day he was drafted on April 22, his family was by his side as he signed the contract.

“It’s a great experience for my family and me,” he continued. “We’re really excited to see what is coming ahead for me.”

What’s next?:

Teydon figures he will now join the Northern Alberta midget prep team in time for the 2020-2021 season. When it comes to when he hopes to make the jump to the Western Hockey League, it’s a rather simple answer and that answer is when he’s 16-years-old.

He wants to play one more year at the prep school and his goal is to not only make Brandon as a 16-year-old, but he wants to make an impact to kick off his junior career.

“I want to be one of those guys that comes in as a rookie and have some kind of an impact,” he added. “I want to contribute and help that organization win games and a championship.”

Trembecky is the first one to admit that he’s extremely competitive. Whether he’s on the ice or on the golf course or even just playing card games, he doesn’t like to lose. He knows he has a lot of work to achieve his goals of making the Western Hockey League at a 16-year-old and he’s determined to make it happen.

“I have to keep on keeping on. I want to get there, that’s my major goal,” he continued. “It’s all about giving it my best effort and we’ll see where that leads me.”

Just like so many hockey players, Trembecky will spend a lot of time training throughout the summer months. And, he’ll also be hitting the links at a number of courses around his home.

 

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