Russell's Seth Falkevitch's goal is to be drafted and get the chance to continue playing the game of hockey for many years to come.
And, the 14-year-old is definitely getting the chance to show off his skills against the best young Bantam players in the province.
Falkevitch is one of eight players in the Parkland that were invited to U15 WHL's Program of Excellence Skills Combine this weekend in both Portage and Winnipeg.
The weekend will include skill development sessions, position-specific coaching, and will wrap up with three competitive games.
Already on the ice this morning, Seth took a couple minutes to chat about how it's going so far.
"It's been going great so far, and it's nice that I've been able to see a few familiar faces," said Falkevitch. "I just feel like it's a great experience, and opportunity to take part in this. I'm going to be able to get more exposure which is good for my future."
With the camp being the Program of Excellence (POE), Falkevitch isn't only playing alongside some of his elite friends, but he's playing against all of the best U15 hockey players in the province.
"The competition out here is definitely pretty wicked," said Falkevitch. "I'm just going out there and giving it my all. I know it's not going to be an easy weekend, but I'm going to try and impress as much as I can."
Although he's not looking past this weekend, Seth does know what's up next for him as the hockey season in the Parkland gets closer day by day.
"I'm heading into my major year in Bantam, so I'll be going back to play with the Parkland Rangers," said Falkevitch. "My goal is to get drafted in the Bantam Draft, so I'll be pushing really hard this season to prove I'm good enough."
The 14-year-old has a good idea heading into the season on what he could do to impress the scouts and help the Rangers succeed.
"I mean, racking up some more points will definitely help," he added. "I think I can help the team out on the PP and PK. I want to be more of a two-way player this season.
Seth already knows what it feels like to be a winner, as he was a part of the Rangers team last season that won a bronze medal at the Bantam Rural AAA Provincial Championships.