WEYBURN RED WINGS
Injuries have played a key role in the Weyburn Red Wings disappointing start to the current Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League season and hulking forward Sean Olson has been a victim of that unfortunate part of the game.
The 6-foot-3, 203-pound product of Delta, B.C., had nine points in his first 10 games before being sidelined for three weeks in October with an injury. When he returned at the beginning of November, the 20-year-old Olson had points in four of his first five contests helping him to record 18 points in 26 games.
His eight goals and 10 assists are already career bests eclipsing the 6-9-15 totals he put up in 40 games as a freshman with the Red Wings last year.
Prior to joining Weyburn, Olson had a small taste of hockey at the Junior “A” level when he appeared in two games for the Langley Rivermen of the British Columbia Hockey League as an 18-year-old. While he had just one assist in that small audition he did average more than a point per game the rest of that campaign when he tallied 17 goals and 27 assists in 43 games with the Abbotford Pilots of Pacific International Junior Hockey League.
With Olson having just turned 20 on Boxing Day he misses out on having another season of junior hockey by just six days so he will undoubtedly be looking to finish his junior career in style and in the process help the Red Wings climb back into a post-season position as they enter the second half just three points back of the Melville Millionaires for that final berth.