Younger Toews joins Wheaties

QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:34 PM ET

Jonathan Toews’ younger brother is joining the Brandon Wheat Kings.

Right-winger David Toews has decided to leave the University of North Dakota Fighting Sioux after two seasons to join the Wheaties for his 20-year-old season. The Wheat Kings drafted Toews in the sixth round of the 2005 bantam draft.

Toews, who had nine goals and 26 points in 51 games at UND, was a third-round pick of the New York Islanders in the 2008 NHL draft.

Meanwhile, former Wheat Kings defenceman Mike Vandenberghe has been hired as the team’s interim assistant coach. Vandenberghe, a Reston native, played for the Wheat Kings between 1988 and 1991. He takes over for Dwayne Gylywoychuk, who suffered a broken back in a serious fall two weeks ago at the Keystone Centre.


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