February has been a good month for Martensville’s Carson Albrecht as he recently committed to the University of North Dakota on a full hockey scholarship. He will attend the division one hockey program in the fall of 2019. Albrecht is presently playing his third season with the Melfort Mustangs of the SJHL. Albrecht is playing center with the Mustangs and is currently third in the SJHL with 80 points.
Congratulations also goes out to Carson who was recently nominated and won the RBC, SJHL Player of the Year. The nominations came out on February 15 with Albrecht representing the Sherwood Division. He joined the other nominees, Cody Spagrud from Estevan in the Global AG Divison and Turner Ripplinger from the Battleford North Stars in the Viterra Division. His teammate, Justin Ball was also nominated for the SJHL, MVP award. “I am proud of my accomplishments and success this year but I don’t think I could have done it without my line mates, Justin Ball and Turner Zentner”, commented Albrecht. Ball and Albrecht have been playing together for the past five years, which helps contribute to their success. They have also played with Zentner for the past three years so the chemistry is there between the three players.
The SJHL also named Albrecht as the Mustangs RBC Community Ambassador as he worked towards putting money forward towards a jersey wall houring some famous Melfort Minor Hockey Alumni in the Northern Lights Palace.
“My three years with Melfort have been a blast, but winning a championship title would top it all and this year we have a chance”, commented Albrecht. The Mustangs have had a great season so far and are close to clinching a berth to the playoffs.
Albrecht played his minor hockey years in Martensville. His first year of midget he played Midget AA with the Martensville Marauders. His next two midget seasons were with the Saskatoon Contacts which brought him new experiences and opportunities. “I met lots of new people and experienced new things like having the opportunity to play in the Telus Cup”, commented Albrecht. He’s looking forward to the next chapter of his life and hockey career. He plans to study Biochemistry at UND, as well as continuing to play the sport he loves. Congratulations, Carson, on winning the RBC SJHL Player of the Year and receiving a full scholarship at the University of North Dakota!
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