After being selected in the 2018 SJHL Bantam Draft by the La Ronge Ice Wolves, Curren Wintonyk-Pilot is one step closer to playing for the organization.
The Ice Wolves have signed the 2003-born forward from Saskatoon to a letter of intent.
“I’m a bit of a taller guy, so I like a fast-paced, physical type of game, I like to go out there and maybe put a couple of points on the board,” said Wintonyk-Pilot.
“The biggest part about my game is that I’m a playmaker. I like to get assists, I like to maybe bury a couple of goals here and there, but I’m a playmaker. I play for my teammates to look better and I play for the team.”
In five games this season with the Prince Albert Mintos U18 AAA squad, he has recorded three points.
“In those games, I felt really good – that’s the best I’ve felt in a bit playing hockey,” said Wintonyk-Pilot. “I’m excited to see what I could actually do in a full season. Hopefully COVID kind of slows down here and everyone can stay safe. As soon as the season does start up, I’ll be at 100 per cent and ready to give it my all.”
The Ice Wolves have also signed 2003-born defenceman Drayton Hvidston to a letter of intent. Hvidston plays for the Swift Current Legionnaires U18 AAA team.
Meantime, the SJHL season is still on pause after tighter COVID-19 restrictions were introduced by the provincial government back in November.
(PHOTO: Curren Wintonyk-Pilot. Photo courtesy of the La Ronge Ice Wolves.)