|Ginnell celebrating with the Minor Midget Royals|
Next up for Ginnell and the Royals is the Sutter South Cup Championship Tournament from March 10th-13th in Lethbridge. They are in a group of four in Pool B and will need to finish in the top-two to make it to the semi-finals.
The likely landing spot for Ginnell next year is with the Royals Midget squad, but Ryan Hughes showed this year that with a great Neely Cup and preseason, it is possible to leapfrog Midget and go straight from Minor Midget to the WHL. Hughes is a notable exception to the usual path for Canadian players to the WHL though.
Ginnell, apparently has already put on four more inches and 32 more lbs since being drafted (now listed at 6') and 170 lbs) and it will be interesting to see if he can add even more size to that frame, while keeping his obvious skills.