Martensville’s Carson Albrecht is currently playing Junior A hockey for the Melfort Mustangs of the SJHL. Regina hosted a two day showcase of the Saskatchewan and Manitoba junior hockey leagues on January 15 and 16 and Albrecht was one of six Mustangs chosen to play at the event. Even though he was held off the scoreboard, he showed his ability to cycle the puck and had many opportunities to put the puck in the net. This was the first time this showcase was hosted with the goal being to expose talent from Saskatchewan and Manitoba for scouts all across North America. This showcased the players that could potentially be NCAA prospects. There were 60 players chosen from each league, the SJHL and MJHL to participate in the two day event.
“It was a great opportunity to play in front of so many scouts and I got to know some of the guys I play against a little better.” Carson Albrecht
Albrecht has secured the center position with the Mustangs and has 16 goals and 14 assists for 30 points so far this season. The Mustangs are in a race for top spot in the SJHL league. They are currently in third with a 28-8-4-1 record. Nipawin currently holds first place with 69 points, Battleford second with 62 and Melfort third with 61. Levi Kleiboer of Martensville is currently playing with the Battleford Northstars and was also chosen to participate in the showcase.
“The experience was great,” commented Albrecht about the showcase event. “It was a great opportunity to play in front of so many scouts and I got to know some of the guys I play against a little better.” He is confident on Melfort’s chances to be on top of the league with the high skill level on his team. It will be a battle in the playoffs.