Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League

Carson Albrecht wins SJHL Player of the Year

The SJHL has named Melfort Mustangs forward (and captain) Carson Albrecht as the RBC Player Of The Year.

The 1998 born forward from Martensville has been an extremely consistent performer all year long and has a leg up on finishing second in the SJHL scoring race.

Albrecht, who recently committed to the North Dakota Fighting Hawks (NCAA) for this Fall, had points in 16 of 18 games during the second half of the season as the year hit the final few games.

He’s had 11 games in which he scored three points or more in a single game, including a 1-goal, 4-assist effort against Humboldt in mid-December.

Albrecht is also one of the team’s top penalty killers and his distaste for losing and being scored on is what drives him to excel in areas that don’t always show up on the scoresheet.

Albrecht’s performance off the ice is as impressive as the one on the ice.  “Carson is a respectful person. I haven’t heard a negative word in three years,” says bench boss Trevor Blevins.  “He volunteers at school twice a week, helps minor hockey twice a week. When there is an organization in town needing help, Carson is the first to raise his hand.  Right from day one when he arrived here three years ago, he’s been a leader. You watch him play and he does exactly what you are supposed to do each and every day. He’s in the gym, he is looked up to by his peers in hard situations and is counted on by everybody.  He’s what a captain should be.”

Congratulations to the RBC Player Of The Year, Carson Albrecht of the Melfort Mustangs.