Koch SUPERU – Change the Way You Grow
Last year the big story in Yorkton was the offensive domination of Chantz Petruic as the team captain ran away with the individual scoring race and had almost twice as many points as any of his teammates in leading the Terriers to a Viterra Division title.
Lost in Petruic’s exploits was the quiet development of several young players with one of those being forward Carson Henry. As an 18-year-old, Henry was the only Terrier to play in every game with the St. Albert, Alta., product producing 18 points, including nine goals.
The graduation of Petruic from the junior ranks opened the door this year for others to step forward and the 6-foot-0, 175-pound Henry responded during the brief start to the current season collecting five points in the first six games.
Henry joined the Terriers last year after a pair of seasons with his hometown Midget AAA squad. In 69 games with the St. Albert Raiders over that span, Henry registered 28 points including 19 in 34 games during his final season at the midget level.
Henry’s first season of midget hockey had him playing with the minor midget St. Albert Flyers where he averaged nearly a point per game collecting 27 points in 30 contests.
Yorkton is once again expected to be a threat for a divisional title and it will be players like Henry who deliver positive results as a year of experience and added responsibilities will be an obvious benefit to the team.
With one more year of junior eligibility remaining after this season, Henry should be a cornerstone for not just this season, but the future as well. Getting back to play as soon as possible will allow him to showcase his talents and work towards achieving all of his future goals in the game.