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Thursday, August 10, 2006

Wolverines get slick Winnett for next fall

With 18 goals and 49 points in 60 games, Salmon Arm Silverbacks' center Ben Winnett had himself a memorable rookie season in the BCHL.

But at only 158 pounds, he wasn't necessarily fond of the physical side of the game--something he knew had to change.

"I wanted to add strength, and put on more weight," says the 17 year-old from New Westminster, B.C., "so I hired a full-time trainer, and he's helped me put on 12 pounds over the summer. I'm working out daily, and eating six meals a day."

Earlier this week, Winnett accepted head coach Red Berenson's scholarship offer to join the Michigan Wolverines for next fall.

He'd also considered Wisconsin. But Winnett says he went with his gut.

Read the rest from Paul Shaheen's Research On Ice newsletter here.

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