Wyatt McLeod was born in Quesnel, BC, along with his brother and two sisters, then moved to Dawson Creek when the children were quite young. From the time he could talk, Wyatt was always excited about playing hockey. He would walk around the house with his toy hockey stick, banging on the floor, saying “Hockey, hockey, hockey!”. Wyatt could skate backwards by the time he was four years old, and his Dawson Creek Minor Hockey Career was off to the races.
Wyatt was drafted by the Edmonton Oil Kings in 2015, and recently returned to Dawson Creek this month with his team for a two-game stint organized by the Oilers Entertainment Group and the City of Dawson Creek.
When the opportunity arose for Longhorn Oilfield to get involved as a team sponsor for this special event, boss Dan McLeod was excited to have the opportunity. After all, the Oil Kings aren’t just great examples of what Longhorn loves to support: youth striving for excellence. Their veteran defenceman, Wyatt, is also Dan’s son.
“It’s just such an exciting moment for the community to welcome our son Wyatt back home to play a couple WHL games in Dawson Creek,” says McLeod.
For a long time, Longhorn has been a proud sponsor of youth sports in all of the far-flung communities they work in. Now, the arrival of the Oil Kings in Dawson Creek presents a golden opportunity to showcase some home town pride.
“The Oil Kings represent the pinnacle of achievement in Major Junior Hockey, and epitomize the values that the Longhorn brand stands for: hard work, excellence in competition, respect for our communities, and delivering results,” says Dan.