The La Ronge Ice Wolves have inked 2002-born forward Ethan Strik.

The Richmond B.C. product split last season with the Richmond Sockeyes and the Grandview Steelers in the PIJHL. He tallied 23 points and 116 penalty minutes in 41 regular season games.

“I think the fans will be excited about him, he’s very tenacious and has an unbelievable work ethic,” said Ice Wolves Head Coach and GM Kevin Kaminski.

“He’s small, but he’s puck-hungry. He’s going to chip in offensively, he’s going to be very good defensively for us, probably a penalty kill guy. Again, I really like his tenacity. Yet, for a smaller kid, this kid knows how to hit. He hits to hurt and he’s going to surprise a lot of bigger guys when he’s going into the corners. He’s going to be a big part of the lineup here.”

In 11 playoff games with the Steelers in 2020, Strik had seven points and 22 penalty minutes.

“I’m a big body guy, pretty physical, so I like to play hard,” said Strik. “Tenacity, work ethic, never give up and I like to bring a lot of energy.”

Meantime, there’s still no set start date for the 2020-21 SJHL season.

(PHOTO: Ethan Strik. Photo courtesy of the Grandview Steelers.)