The Melfort Mustangs have acquired 2004-born goaltender Tysen Smith from the Yorkton Terriers in exchange for a Player Development Fee (PDF).
Smith (6’2”/170lbs), out of Prince George, B.C., played 14 games for the Terriers this season, earning a 1-8 record to go along with a 4.79 goals-against-average (GAA), and a .870 save percentage (sv%). In those 14 contests, Smith faced 50 shots, twice, stopping 46, and 45 respectively against Humboldt and Nipawin.
“We believe Tysen has the ability to be a really solid goaltender in our league,” said Mustangs Head Coach and General Manager Trevor Blevins. “He’s already gained some valuable experience in the SJHL and has the size and mobility to succeed at this level with the right opportunity.”
Prior to joining the Terriers last season, Smith started the 2022/2023 season in the AJHL with the Spruce Grove Saints. He was 3-1, with a 2.76 GAA, and a .883 sv%. That was followed by a five game stint in the KIJHL with the 100 Mile House Wranglers where he was 2-3 in five appearances, sporting a 3.79 GAA, and a .902 sv%.
Between 2020 and 2022, Smith played U18 AAA hockey for the Cariboo Cougars, playing in a total of 27 regular season and playoff games.