The La Ronge Ice Wolves have plenty of reasons to be pleased with during a breakout first half of the current Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League regular season and one of those has to be the play of freshman forward Aaron Greyeyes.
The 18-year-old product from Muskeg First Nation has tallied 12 goals and added nine assists in 32 games with 15 of those points coming in the last six weeks when the Ice Wolves had a successful run that saw them climb into the top five in the overall standings.
Since the calendar flipped to December, Greyeyes has six points in five games with the Ice Wolves recording at least one point in all of those contests.
Originally property of the league-leading Battlefords North Stars, Greyeyes’ rights were sent to La Ronge last January for a fourth-round pick in the 2019 bantam draft. Greyeyes has certainly done his part to make that deal look like a steal.
Prior to joining the Ice Wolves, Greyeyes played two full seasons with the Beardy’s Blackhawks of the Saskatchewan Midget AAA Hockey League where he notched 22 goals and set up 36 others in 81 games. Greyeyes also saw action in six games with the Blackhawks as a 15-year-old when he had one helper during that stretch.
For the first time in a long time the Ice Wolves are in a battle, not just for a playoff spot, but for a chance to get into a position to have home-ice advantage when the playoffs begin in early March. If players like Greyeyes continue to show they are adjusting to the game at the junior level every time they are out on the ice then La Ronge has plenty to look forward to heading into the stretch run.