It was obviously a tough season for the Weyburn Red Wings as they will finish the regular schedule this weekend knowing that they will not be part of the post-season party, but third-year defenceman Jevon Schwean emerged from the difficult campaign with personal bests in assists and points and was also one of the more durable players on the squad having missed just one game all year.
The soon-to-be 20-year-old will put the finishing touches on his third full season with the Red Wings and should the Moosomin, Sask., product return to Weyburn for his final season of junior hockey next year he will in all likelihood surpass the 200-game mark as he presently stands at 160 and counting.
The 5-foot-10, 170-pound Schwean displayed his stay-at-home defensive talents in nearly two full seasons with the Swift Current Legionnaires of the Saskatchewan Midget AAA Hockey League prior to joining the Red Wings as a 17-year-old. In 68 games with the Legionnaires, Schwean had one goal and 11 assists which pretty much set the trend for his junior career as his four goals and 14 assists this year has come in 55 games while last season he had 17 points in 50 games.
Weyburn took notice of his skill set even before his days in Swift Current as he was the fourth overall pick in the inaugural SJHL bantam draft in 2015. The Spokane Chiefs also had him on their radar as that same year he was picked in the seventh round of the Western Hockey League’s annual draft of bantam-aged talent.
In addition to being responsible in his own end, Schwean has shown his leadership abilities this year as he was one of the team’s alternate captains and will undoubtedly be relied on even more in those areas next season.