The Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League regular season opened on Friday night in five centres, but in Melfort the evening began with a somber reminder that one of their defensemen should have been in the line-up but wasn’t after tragedy struck the hockey community as well as that of Warman in mid-September when 18-year-old Dylan Ashe was killed in a motor vehicle accident.
Dylan was killed when the vehicle he was driving left the road and rolled on Highway 35, seventeen kilometres northeast of White Fox.
He played with the Mustangs as an underage rookie last year and scored 2-goals and 4-assists in 46-games. He’s also an alumni of the Tisdale Trojans U18 AAA as well as the Warman Wildcats U18 AA teams.
The Melfort Mustang organization held a special tribute to Dylan before this past Friday’s puck drop against Flin Flon. Dylan and his family are in the thoughts of the entire SJHL community.