Dauphin Kings forward Riese Gaber will be out of the Kings lineup for awhile, but for good reason.
The 17-year-old from Gilbert Plains has made Team Canada West's roster.
Gaber and Team Canada West, along with next head to Bonnyville, AB for the World Junior A Challenge. Dauphin Kings bench boss Marc Berry is also there as a member of Canada West's coaching staff.
Gaber continues to build on a already impressive full-time rookie season. In the month of December alone he's already been named a runner up for the MJHL Player of the Week, Rookie of the Month for the month of November, and named to the MJHL's Top 30 College Prospects list.
Gaber is fourth in rookie scoring at this point in the season with 9 goals and 10 assists. His 19 points are tied for second most on the Dauphin Kings.