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Landon Walters

By Dave Leaderhouse

WEYBURN RED WINGS, C

Landon Walters has been a journeyman forward in the true sense of the term and as the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League playoffs settle into the quarter-final round the 20-year-old Regina product is drawing from all of his past experiences to lead the Weyburn Red Wings in scoring early in their run to a Canalta Cup championship.

The 5-foot-10, 166-pound Walters has averaged a point-per-game in the first five games the Red Wings have played this post-season helping Weyburn storm back to eliminate the Melville Millionaires in the best-of-three Wild Card round before taking on the challenge of knocking off the defending league champions, the Battlefords North Stars.

Walters appeared in 52 games during the regular season scoring five times an assisting on 24 others. That was almost double his output from a year ago when he had 7-11-18 totals in 41 games for the Red Wings.

As an 18-year-old, Walters got his first taste of Junior “A” hockey when he collected a pair of assists in 11 games with the Red Wings, but he spent the majority of that campaign with the Regina Capitals of the Prairie Junior Hockey League where he had eight goals and 14 assists in 21 games.

Walters knows what it takes to be a winner as in his final season of midget hockey he was part of the Regina Pat Canadians team that captured the Saskatchewan Midget AAA Hockey League championship and went on to claim the bronze medal at the Telus Cup national event.

The end of Walters’ junior career is on the horizon, but he is doing everything he can to make sure that the sun doesn’t set for a while.

Tag(s): Young Guns