WEYBURN RED WINGS
October wasn’t kind to the Weyburn Red Wings as a 1-8-2 record dropped them from the top of the Viterra Division standings to near the bottom, but while the team struggled the same can’t be said for defenceman Carson Scheschuk.
The 19-year-old product of Wadena, Sask., had two goals and five assists during that difficult month and in the process set personal bests in goals and points. The 5-foot-11, 173-pound Scheschuk now has five goals and 12 points through the first 19 games eclipsing the three goals and 11 points he had in 47 games with the Red Wings last season.
It is Scheschuk’s third season with the Red Wings as he also appeared in 25 games as a 17-year-old.
Prior to joining the Red Wings, Scheschuk spent one season with the Tisdale Trojans of the Saskatchewan Midget AAA Hockey League and while with that club he had eight points in 41 regular-season games while adding one more helper in 14 post-season tilts as the Trojans advanced all the way to the league final before falling to the Notre Dame Hounds in four games.
Scheschuk’s improved offensive output should not be overly surprising as he put up 21 points in 31 games with the Humboldt Midget AA Broncos as a 15-year-old and in his final season of bantam hockey he had 23 points in 31 games with Humboldt.
When teams go through difficult stretches there is often a need to find a silver lining and Scheschuk’s fine play might be just that for the Red Wings. Weyburn is by no means out of the divisional race and if Scheschuk continues moving forward at his current pace good things are likely to happen.