Your Strathmore Motor Products King of the Week is left defense, Steven Newell. 

This is Newell's first year with the Strathmore Wheatland Kings. He grew up in Rockyford and played minor league there throughout his childhood. 

"I have been playing hockey my whole life. All of my brothers played hockey and my sister played ringette."

Newell has just got back on the ice after he broke a bone in his hand last month.

"I have been keeping my head down and working hard to try and get back as good as I can."

When Newell is not playing hockey, he is helping out on his family farm and pursuing his studies. 

"I am going to Olds College and am taking the Agricultural and Heavy-Duty Mechanic Certificate." 

As for where he sees himself in the future, he says he will probably finish his hockey career with the Strathmore Wheatland Kings. 

"I will still find some ice time, but I am going to be focused on being a certified heavy-duty mechanic and working at hopefully a dealership somewhere." 

Last weekend the Kings walked away with two losses, but Newell says they are just getting better and better.

"We just got to remember to keep our feet moving and get the pucks deep. We are working hard, and it is going to turn around soon. We are going to be bringing home two wins this weekend." 

Next weekend, the Strathmore Wheatland Kings will face the Medicine Hat Cubs on Saturday (Jan 20) and the Coledale Copperheads on Sunday (Jan 21), both home games in Strathmore.

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