Blues Add Seven RHA Winnipeg Student-Athletes

The Winnipeg Blues have signed a total of seven current and former RINK Hockey Academy Winnipeg student-athletes for the 2023/24 Manitoba Junior Hockey League (MJHL) season.

Matthew Dewey Dewey has spent the last four Canadian Sport School Hockey League (CSSHL) seasons with RHA Winnipeg. The Oak Bluff, MB forward joined the program in 2019/20, producing 8 points in 15 U15 Prep games. He would add five points in three U16 Prep games the following season, before playing for the RHA Winnipeg U18 Prep team the past two seasons. In 55 U18 Prep games Dewey has recorded 45 points.

A defenseman from Winnipeg, MB, Blake Goretzki has spent the last two seasons with the RHA Winnipeg U18 Prep team. In his first year with the team he would record 5 goals and 19 assists in 36 games. This season he would finish second among RHA Winnipeg defensemen with 21 points in 34 games.

A seventh round pick, 133rd overall by the Medicine Hat Tigers at the 2022 Western Hockey League (WHL) Draft, Brody Green played for RHA Winnipeg during the 2021/22 U15 Prep season. In 30 games the Winnipeg, MB forward would finish second in team scoring with 48 points in 30 games.

Cole Penner joined RHA Winnipeg for the 2021/22 U16 Prep season. In 19 games the Winnipeg, MB forward would score 1 goal and assist on 9 more. This season Penner would record 4 goals and 14 assists in 29 U18 Prep games.

Peyton Pieczko has played alongside Dewey all four seasons the two were in the CSSHL. During the 2019/20 U15 Prep season he would record 16 points in 30 games. In two seasons with the U18 Prep team he has tallied 36 points in 66 games, including a career high 23 points this season.

A defenseman from Winnipeg, MB, Lincoln Ponce joined the RHA Winnipeg U15 Prep team in 2021/22, finishing with 4 goals and 16 assists in 30 games. This season Ponce would finish first among RHA Winnipeg defensemen, and second amongst all CSSHL defensemen, with 34 points in 34 games.  In five playoff games he would add two goals and seven assists as RHA Winnipeg captured the 2023 CSSHL U16 Prep Western Championship.

Tyson Vouriot spent three CSSHL seasons with RHA Winnipeg. He joined the U15 Prep team in 2019/20, producing 19 points in 30 games while being named to the CSSHL All-Academic Team. The Winnipeg, MB forward would spend the following COVID-19 shortened season with the U16 Prep team before suiting-up for the U18 Prep team in 2021/22. That season Vouriot would finish with 7 goals and 9 assists in 36 games.