Courtesy Michael Oleksyn and the Melfort Journal
After completing his junior hockey career as a Canalta Cup champion, graduating 20-year-old Melfort Mustangs’ forward Regan Wilton has committed to continue his hockey career with the Red Deer College Kings next season.
“They have great hockey there and they have the program that best fit what I want to do an get my degree with so that’s the school that I chose,” Wilton said.
He explained that he wants to go into the family business after completing his education.
“I want to go into agriculture. Go into the ag business and take over the family farm,” he said.
Wilton, originally from Meskanaw, had 53 points and 71 penalty minutes in 127 regular season games for the Mustangs. In the playoffs he had 14 point and 26 penalty minutes in 23 games.
After his season ended Wilton explained that making the decision took some deliberation.
“It was a long time, actually, probably since the end of hockey season until now, so almost a month,” he said.
He said that in the next stage of his life education and hockey will be equal
“If you can do hockey with education that’s even better. I’ve only been doing it for 18 years I might as well keep doing it,” he said.
Wilton was an assistant captain this season for the Mustangs. Wilton is looking forward to the next chapter in his life.
“I’m really excited to go there. Thanks to the Melfort Mustangs for helping me along the way,” Wilton said.
Wilton joins former Mustang Logan Sceviour on the roster at Red Deer College. As well, Melfort’s Madison Casavant will be playing for the Red Deer College Queens women’s hockey program next season.