La Ronge Ice Wolves prospect Dylan Thackeray is off to a great start at the National Aboriginal Hockey Championships in Nova Scotia.
Thackeray, a defenceman, is playing for Team Saskatchewan and has recorded seven points in just two games. Saskatchewan is off to a 2-0 start after a couple of convincing victories over New Brunswick and Alberta earlier in the week. In fact, Saskatchewan has outscored the opposition 21-0.
“We definitely have the most skilled team here I’d say,” said Thackeray. “We have a lot of speed. Our forwards are really strong.”
Thackeray spent the 2017-18 campaign with the Saskatoon Contacts in the Saskatchewan Midget AAA Hockey League. In 44 games, the White City product had 21 points. He also played five games with the SJHL’s La Ronge Ice Wolves and produced two points.
Thackeray says prior to going to the National Aboriginal Hockey Championships this year, he knew pretty much everyone on the team. He says if Saskatchewan doesn’t come out on top, it will be a disappointment.
“I’d say we definitely have the team to win it this year,” said Thackeray.
Meantime, Thackeray and the rest of Team Saskatchewan continue the quest for gold on Wednesday against Team Atlantic.
(PHOTO: Dylan Thackeray (left) scores a goal Sunday. Photo courtesy of NAHC webcast.)