Wolfpack returnees bring U Sports experience

WSA Winnipeg’s 2018 roster will include an influx of returning players that come back to Winnipeg after strong seasons at universities across the country.

National champion Caelan Budhoo headlines the list after his Cape Breton University Capers beat Montreal in a shootout to capture the U Sports crown in Kamloops, BC.

The early stages of training have begun for the Winnipeg based players, with members playing in the States and out of province joining the squad in May.

Evan Barker, GK:

Heading into his third season with WSA Winnipeg, Barker will look to build off a strong season at the University of New Brunswick that saw his team advance to the national championship tournament. In 12 regular season games, Barker posted 5 clean sheets and giving up only 7 goals all season. The 6’5 goalkeeper made 13 PDL appearances in 2017, finishing among the league leaders in shots faced and saves.

Nationality
can Canada
Position
Goalkeeper
Height
6'5
Last Team
Wolfpack returnees bring U Sports experience, University of New Brunswick
Age
21

Joshua Dielmann GK:

Completing Winnipeg’s goaltending tandem with Barker, Dielmann spent the season with one of the top teams in Western Canada, the University of Saskatchewan. Dielmann made his debut with WSA in 2017, making two appearances and winning his first career start.

Nationality
can Canada
Position
Goalkeeper
Height
6'5
Last Team
Wolfpack returnees bring U Sports experience, University of Saskatchewan
Age
21

Caelan Budhoo, MF:

Budhoo’s second season at Cape Breton University was capped off with a national title in the U Sports championship tournament. The creative attacking midfielder scored a goal, added an assist and picked up a man of the match award on the way to being named a tournament all-star. He added another goal and four assists in the regular season. Budhoo is entering his third PDL season with WSA Winnipeg, in 2017 he showed his versatility by playing as a wing-back, chipping in an assist.

Nationality
can Canada
Position
Defender
Height
5'10
Last Team
Wolfpack returnees bring U Sports experience, Cape Breton University
Age
22

Tobias Hyrich-Krueger FWD:

In what will be his third PDL season, Hyrich Krueger is still a teenager and hoping to add to his scoring totals. Injuries limited the speedy winger to 8 appearances in 2017, but he still added two assists and earned an invite to the University of Saskatchewan team. He scored one goal in 11 games with the Huskies.

Nationality
can Canada
Position
Forward
Height
5'7
Last Team
Wolfpack returnees bring U Sports experience, Mar Menor CF (Spain), University of Winnipeg
Age
20

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