Koch SUPERU – Change the Way You Grow
A trade in early 2019 with the forward-strong Battlefords North Stars cost the La Ronge Ice Wolves just a fourth-round pick in the annual Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League bantam draft, but it gave Aaron Greyeyes a great opportunity to prolong his hockey career.
The Marcelin, Sask., product hasn’t disappointed as the 5-foot-11, 165 pound winger collected 26 points in 41 games during his maiden SJHL campaign as an 18-year-old and already this year he has hit the scoresheet picking up one point in the Ice Wolves’ lone game played to date.
Prior to making the move up north to La Ronge, Greyeyes spent his entire midget career in Beardy’s playing the final two seasons with the Midget AAA Blackhawks after splitting his 15-year-old season with the Midget AA and Midget AAA squads.
Greyeyes, who has set personal goals of 40 points and at least a +15 rating showing he has team achievements as high – if not higher – than individual milestones, was a force in his final year with the Blackhawks as he not only tallied 16 goals and 19 assists in 41 games, but he also amassed 125 minutes in penalties providing some sandpaper qualities to his team.
That level of production was noticeably higher than his first full season of Midget AAA hockey when in 40 games with the Blackhawks Greyeyes registered 23 points, six of which were goals. As a 15-year-old, Greyeyes had 17 points in 25 games with the Midget AA Blackhawks while also chipping in with one assist in six contests at the Midget AAA level.
With one more season of junior eligibility remaining after this year Greyeyes is hoping to get attention from Division 1 colleges south of the border, but his immediate focus is set on helping the Ice Wolves win a division title. With La Ronge having ended a four-year absence from the league playoff picture last season, setting loftier goals is only natural and if Greyeyes continues to improve in all aspects of his game he will certainly play a big role in whatever success the club enjoys.