The Keystone Junior Hockey League (KJHL) Executive and Board of Governors announced today that it has granted an expansion franchise to Waywayseecappo First Nation that will operate in Waywayseecappo, Manitoba.
The new KJHL franchise will be known as the Waywayseecappo Wild, and will play its inaugural season from the Waywayseecappo Arena Complex in Waywayseecappo, Manitoba in the 2022-2023 campaign.
“The Keystone Junior Hockey League is excited to welcome the Waywayseecappo Wild as the seventh franchise for the upcoming 2023-2024 season,” said KJHL President, Andrew Arksey.
“We have been in ongoing discussions with this group for months now and are very confident that the community owned non-profit organization and Waywayseecappo First Nation will provide an ideal new home market for the KJHL going forward. I would also like to recognize the significant commitment and efforts of councilor Laura Brandon who was instrumental in helping bring a new KJHL franchise to Waywayseecappo First Nation,” Arksey concluded.
Waywayseecappo First Nation Councilor and Team Governor Laura Brandon shared her excitement in welcoming Junior B Hockey to the growing First Nation.
“On behalf of Waywayseecappo First Nation I would like to take this opportunity to welcome the KJHL to our community and in making this dream a reality today. We are excited for this news and are hopeful to showcase a lot of local talent on this new Wild team.” shared Laura Brandon.