Justin Tateson, 18, of Scandia Alberta was selected by the All Star coaching team to play at All Star weekend on January 29 and 30.
“He is extremely steady both ways. He can move the puck, he can release it from the blue line, and he has a great first pass,” said coach Dan Price. “He is great defensively obviously, He uses his stick and his size well, and he is great in the dressing room. He is a complete package.”
This is Tateson’s first year as a Dragon. The 6-foot-3, 190 pound defenseman has played 37 games with the team. He has one goal, three assist and 87 PIM. Last season he played Midget in Medicine Hat. Earlier this season he committed to the Division 1 NCAA University of Alaska Fairbanks. Previous Dragons that have committed to be Nanooks include Brandon and Dion Knelsen.
The 2010 AJHL All-Star Weekend starts on Friday, January 29th in Fort McMurray. The Host Oil Barons play the Spruce Grove Saints in a Regular season match up on Friday Night. On Saturday morning fans will get to see the Rural Alberta Midget Hockey League (RAMHL), All-Star Game.
The 2010 Scott Safety AJHL All-Star Game will follow on Saturday afternoon as the North Division All-Star Team will look to extend its winning streak to four consecutive years.
The weekend will conclude with the 2010 Scott Safety AJHL Scholarship Banquet hosted by Emcee Dan O’Toole of TSN`s SportsCentre. The banquet will feature NHL alumnus Jeremy Roenick and Edmonton Oilers President and CEO Patrick LaForge as the guest speakers, along with the presentation of approximately $50,000 in annual AJHL scholarships.