Former Dragons forward picked for All-American team | DrumhellerMail
Last updateThu, 22 Feb 2024 3pm

Former Dragons forward picked for All-American team

braden-desmet.jpgFormer Drumheller Dragons player, Braden Desmet was named to the American Hockey Coaches Association’s RBK Division III Men’s All-American Hockey Team in March. The team is selected from about 320 representatives within 16 Universities.
Desmet and teammate, goalie Chad Beiswenger were both singled out for their accomplishments during their regular season with the Wisconsin Superior Yellowjackets. Braden, a junior forward from Strathmore, AB was named to the first team of the West squad along with five other players in the league. Desmet led the Yellowjackets this past season with 15 goals and 20 assists for 35 points. Among his goals were five game-winners. Braden also received honours for the ALL-WIAC Men’s Hockey Team which chooses players from the five Wisconsin teams.
Braden played for the Dragons 2003-2004, & 2004-2005 seasons in which he was leading scorer both years. He was traded to the Olds Grizzlies for the 2005-2006 season accomplishing the same leading scorer status for their organization. Upon finishing his Junior hockey career for the Grizzlies, he received a scholarship to Wisconsin Superior where he has played for the last three years along with former Dragons teammate, Talon Berlando of Drumheller for two of them. The first season he led the scoring race but in his second year he suffered an injury allowing him to play only 14 games. This season he finished on top of the leader board again.
For a career choice, Braden is studying Transportation and Logistics and has one more year of study left.
While playing in Drumheller, Braden lived with Tom & Shelley Samuel and Family who wish him the best in his future endeavours.

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