Ochapowace players crack WHL rosters

Two Ochapowace First Nation hockey players have entered their rookie seasons in the Western Hockey League after surviving final cuts with their respective teams. Kirk Bear, an 18-year-old defenseman, has earned a position on the Red Deer Rebels roster. Meanwhile, 16-year-old defenseman Ethan Bear has joined the Seattle Thunderbirds. [caption id="attachment_2160" align="alignright" width="170"] Kirk Bear[/caption] Both are products of the Saskatchewan Midget ‘AAA’ Hockey League. Ethan, a five-foot-11-inch, 190 pound right hander, played one season with the Yorkton ‘AAA’ Harvest before joining Seattle this year. In 38 games through the 2012-2013 regular season, he collected seven goals and 28 assists…