Jayden Hendricks is one of the hometown players on this year's roster and is this week's Strathmore Motor Products King of the Week.  Hendricks is excited to be back in Strathmore and playing in his first full season with the team. 

"I was in BC for my first year of junior and  half of second and then I came back to play for the Wheat Kings this is for my first season and then half a season before and the covid season."

This year just over half of the team is made up of rookies who have been getting stronger each game, "Recently we've been playing a lot better in the third period, earlier in the year we struggled and it really showed. Over the last weekend in Lomond and Coaldale we definitely saw improvements."

After moving to B.C. Hendricks found it tough to be on his own, being back in Strathmore has allowed him to be back with his family and have them supporting him and the team at each game He is happy to be back on the ice with his teammates and friends. 

Coming home has proven to be a good move for Hendricks as he is the current points leader on the team, he says he may not be the best speaker to get the team fired up but his actions on the ice definitely can, "I usually try to go and throw a big body check, probably haven't thrown enough of those this year.  I definitely like being that energy guy and trying to get the team into it early by trying to get myself into it as well." 
The team's schedule this month is lighter compared to November and Hendricks is ready for the holidays and getting to spend some downtime with family but before that, there is still some work on the ice to be done. 

The Kings will be playing most of the month on the road with 2 games this weekend Friday night against the Kanai Junior Braves and on Sunday afternoon they will be heading to Sylvan Lake for their first meeting with the Wranglers. 

For the full schedule visit www.wheatlandkings.com