STORY WRITTEN BY PERRY BERGSON
THE BRANDON SUN
Dave Lewis and Craig Anderson’s willingness to become involved in the Western Canadian Hockey Academy ultimately hinged on one important point. It couldn’t harm the existing minor hockey infrastructure in Westman. When they learned that Jared Jacobson shared that philosophy, it didn’t take long for the two Hockey Factory instructors to sign on.
“We’re big supporters of minor hockey,” Lewis said. “Our kids have come through the minor hockey system here in Brandon and we just thought this was a much better way to enhance their product. We’re not here to hurt their program.
“We thought we could do more player development and they can go back to their minor hockey teams and do their tactical development with their teams. That’s the best of both worlds.”