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Winnipeg ICE Sign Zach Benson to WHL Standard Player Agreement

April 29, 2020 - Western Hockey League (WHL) - Winnipeg Ice News Release

Winnipeg, MB - The Winnipeg ICE Hockey Club announced today that they have signed their first selection from the 2020 WHL Bantam Draft, Zach Benson (14th overall) to a WHL Standard Player Agreement.

Benson was selected in the first round, 14th overall by the Winnipeg ICE in the WHL Bantam Draft. The 5'5, 125lbs left winger from Chilliwack, BC played for Yale Hockey Academy in the CSSHL this past season. Zach led the league in scoring with 30 goals and 56 assists for 86 points in just 30 games and was named the league's MVP.

"Zach is a player with a real high hockey IQ and a player that makes everyone else around him better." said Vice President of Hockey Operations and Assistant General Manager Jake Heisinger. "He developed in a strong program at Yale and we think Zach will fit in very well with our forward group."

Until June 1, 2020, your decision to purchase a season ticket results in the ICE donating 15% of the purchase to local COVID-19 relief organizations and an additional ticket to healthcare workers or youth on your behalf.

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