Mustang Tyler King named as top point scorer in Sudbury District

SUDBURY—Mindemoya’s Tyler King, centre for the Manitoulin Mustangs, received top honours during the Sudbury District Secondary Schools’ Athletic Association (SDSSAA) end-of-season awards banquet recently.

The Grade 12 student and assistant captain was named to the league All-Star team, which is made up of the top three forwards, two defensemen and best goalie out of all the SDSSAA schools. Last year, forward Justice Corbiere was also given this honour.

For the first time in Mustang history, a player was named as the top point scorer in the league. The trophy now has Tyler’s name engraved on it and he gets to keep it for the year.

“It’s his second year with us,” said coach Brad Bond. “We love coaching him. He has a great work ethic and never takes a

shift off.”

“He’s got a lot of skill, from defense to scoring—he’s just an all around good hockey player,” he added. “He always gives 100 percent.”

“We had a good season,” Tyler told The Expositor. “We had solid offensive power and good decorum.”

Tyler told The Expositor that he was aware that he was first in the district for league scoring, “but I like to focus on team success, not individual success.”

Tyler said he may be back on the Mustangs roster next year—he’s still unsure about what next fall may bring—but regardless, like his coach has told this newspaper in previous articles, he has every hope for success for the Mustangs in the future.

And as for his success, “I couldn’t do it without my team,” he said, “and I’d like to thank my coaching staff for the season and also the fans for coming out every Friday.”