Some local talent was featured among the provinces best at this past weekends Sask First Male U15 Top 80 tournament. In a change of events, Graydon Neumeier wasn't the only U15 AA West Central Wheat Kings player on the ice this past weekend in Balgonie. 

Kaine Thiessen was a late addition to the roster. WestCentralOnline spoke with Wheat Kings head coach Zane Hayes after only Neumeier was named to the Top 80 portion in January.

Thiessen and Neumeier were lined up as part of Team Gold at the recent talent showcase. Team Gold finished the round robin at 1-1-1, and eventually lost to Team Red 9-4 in the B Final.

Lucky Lake's Jake Hargrave was another west-central based player at the event. Hargrave is a member of the Swift Current U15 Broncos, and was part of Team Red at the tournament.

Back to the Wheat Kings, and Western Prairie Thunder AA programs, see how they have been faring in recent regular season action below.

West Central Wheat Kings (SAAHL)


  • U13 (10-8-3)

Last: 8-5 Loss at Prince Albert Greyhounds

Next: Feb. 24, 2024 at 12:30 PM home (Kindersley) vs Saskatoon Express

  • U15 (5-21-1)

Last: 8-5 Win vs Regina Monarchs

Next: Feb. 24, 2024 at 7:45 PM away at Moose Jaw Warriors

Last: 5-3 Win vs Humboldt Broncos

Next: Feb. 23, 2024 at 8:00 PM away at North East Wolfpack

Western Prairie Thunder (SFHL)


  • U13 (13-9-6)

Last: 4-4 Tie vs Saskatoon Comet Hurricanes

Next: Playoffs TBD

  • U15 (22-5-0)

Last: 6-0 Win at Regina Rebels Black

Next: Playoffs TBD

  • U18 (6-17-2)

Last: 5-4 Win at Saskatoon Comet Legends

Next: Feb. 25, 2024 at 1:45 PM away at Saskatoon Comet Legends