Fifteen-year-old Cody Allen, of Brennan Creek, has been playing hockey for about 10 years now. Over the course of playing hockey this past year, Allen, and numerous other players were being scouted by representatives from the Western Hockey League (WHL).
Out of the thousands of hockey players throughout the WHL scouting area, Allen was chosen 45th out of approximately 210 picks – the first of the third round. Allen plays defense; at six feet and 165 pounds, and put up 23 points in 26 games with Kamloops this past season.
The team that scooped him up is the Lethbridge Hurricanes, and he will be going to their training camp which starts August 29. As Allen is yet only 15, according to WHL rules, he can only play up to five games for them. If he does well, then next year, once he turns 16, he will be able to play a lot more.