Announcing the 2016-2017 Westoba Wheat Kings Jr. Reporters!

Westoba Credit Union (WCU), in association with the Brandon Wheat Kings, are pleased to announce the winners of the 2016-2017 Westoba Wheat Kings Jr. Reporters contest.

Joining the list of media personalities currently covering the Western Hockey League club will be twelve-year-old Natalie Clark from Carberry, Manitoba and eleven-year-old Morgan Walker from Brandon, Manitoba. Both are warmed up and ready to hit the locker-room as this season’s Westoba Wheat Kings Jr. Reporters!


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The contest, which ran September 19th to October 24th, asked Manitoba hockey fans between the ages of five to 12, to submit a video of their interviewing skills, showing us why they are the next Westoba Wheat Kings Jr. Reporter. The contest drew interest from kids all over the province and resulted in 17 awesome entries, which can be watched here. (link to video page)

“This is our second year for the Westoba Wheat Kings Jr. Reporters contest and the pickup from Brandon and surrounding communities was outstanding,” says Jim Rediger, Chief Executive Officer of WCU. “The goal of the contest was to give the kids an opportunity to get involved, be creative and talk about something their passionate about. Watching these young fans’ videos, you can really see that come through.”

“We knew going into this contest, there were many talented, young candidates across western Manitoba,” says Wheat Kings’ Director of Business Operations and Sponsorship Rick Dillabough. “By the looks of the audition tapes submitted, we have an excellent crop of up and coming hockey reporters in this area. Choosing two from the long list of entries proved extremely challenging.”

Next steps for Clark and Walker are to hit the bench, locker-room, practice, or press box to cover the Wheat Kings. Our Jr. Reporters will have two opportunities to interview players and put them on the spot with their burning hard-hitting questions.

The Westoba Wheat Kings Jr. Reporters will make their 2016-2017 season debut near the end of 2016. All interviews will be featured on KingsVision,,, on the Video Scoreboard at a number of Brandon home games in 2016-17, as well as all over social media!

If you’re looking for more information on the Westoba Wheat Kings Jr. Reporter Contest, please contact Ashleigh Salo at