After starting off the season on a high note, the Weyburn Red Wings are still focused on getting better. The team has practiced hard all week in preparation for tonight’s game against Melville. The front office has also been working hard and signed a new player to the roster.
Forward Justin Plett has joined the Red Wings, but will not suit up tonight. The 18-year-old is from Abbotsford, B.C. and has spent the past three seasons with the Fraser Valley Thunderbirds in the BCMML. During that span, he played 111 games and recorded 64 goals and 105 points. Last year was his best season, leading the league in goals with 36 and points with 58, in just 38 games.
He also tallied 11 points in 11 playoff games, with his Thunderbirds winning the league title.
“He’s going to bring speed, skill and finish to the roster. He’s a proven goal scorer and a hard-working kid. He wore a letter on a championship team last season and we’re excited to add him to the fold,” said General Manager Tanner McCall on Wednesday afternoon.
Plett joins an already crowded lineup of forwards but will definitely get a chance to showcase his skill. By adding more youth and talent, the Red Wings are not only making themselves better this year but for the future as well.