In half as many games played this year 20-year-old Carson Albrecht has established personal bests in every offensive category and in the five games since those milestones were set he has added 11 more points setting the stage for what will undoubtedly be a season to remember.
The 5-foot-10, 188-pound winger from Martensville, Sask., finished the first half of the 2018-19 Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League regular schedule with 22 goals and 24 assists for a share of second place in the individual scoring race. The only player to outperform him is his teammate Justin Ball, who is in the midst of his best season as well having recorded at least one point in 27 straight games.
Albrecht begins the second half of the season riding a 10-game point streak in which he has averaged two points per game. At his current pace he should reach the 100-point plateau for his career before the Christmas break as he had 36 points in 48 games a year ago to go with the 13 points he put up in 42 games as a freshman two seasons ago.
Albrecht came to the Mustangs after two successful seasons with the Saskatoon Contacts of the Saskatchewan Midget AAA Hockey League. Albrecht had 17 goals and 19 assists in 71 games over the two seasons and he capped off his time at the Midget AAA level with three points in five games at the2016 Telus Cup when the Contacts won the western regional qualifier after being given a berth in that event as the host team.
Albrecht has played a big role in the Mustangs possessing the league’s top power-play results this year as his 11 goals with an extra attacker leads the entire league. Albrecht has also been a major reason for the Mustangs challenging not only for the Sherwood Division lead, but first place overall. His continued improved play, along with the leadership he has shown by being the team captain, will certainly play a big part in how the regular season winds down and set the stage for what is expected to be a deep run in the post-season.
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