Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League

Koch SUPERU Player Profile: Tynan Ewart

Koch SUPERU – Change the Way You Grow
Dave Leaderhouse

The Battlefords North Stars have had a pretty good run of success lately winning a pair of league titles and another pair of regular-season banners in the past four years, but they have also produced the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League’s Mayfair Diagnostic’s top defenceman in each of the last two campaigns.

While Cody Spagarud and Matthew Fletcher have both moved on in their careers the door was open for a successor on the North Stars’ blueline and while there were no expectations for Tynan Ewart to grab that torch immediately he certainly has the pedigree to challenge for league-wide accolades in the future.

The 18-year-old Duncan, B.C., native arrived in the Battlefords this fall after several years at the Pilot Mound Hockey Academy in Manitoba. The 6-foot-1, 180-pound Ewart had an exceptional season last year splitting his time with the U18 Buffaloes and varsity teams where he helped the latter capture the Canadian Sport School Hockey Championship and in the process was named most valuable player and top defenceman.

While he registered just three points in 15 games with the Buffaloes, Ewart averaged nearly a point-per-game with the varsity squad collecting 22 points in 24 contests. Ewart had identical totals with the varsity squad as a 16-year-old and in his first season with that squad as a 15-year-old he posted 20 points in 32 games.

Prior to the current season Ewart had expectations of being a top-four guy for the North Stars with his long-term goal being to get an opportunity to play at the NCAA level. While his maiden season in the Battlefords has been limited to just two games due to the stoppage in play resulting from the continued effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, it is safe to assume that the North Stars are excited to have him in the fold and can’t wait to get back to work so that he can achieve all of his goals.