The University of Saskatchewan Huskie men’s hockey program is proud to announce Layne Young as the newest addition to the program.
Young has made his commitment to play with the Huskies beginning in the 2018-19 season. The 5-11 forward from Frenchman Butte, Sask. leads the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League in scoring in 2017-18 for the Battlefords North Stars recording 22 goals and 43 assists in 33 games.
“We are thrilled to have Layne join our program, he understands that we place a significant value on elite Junior A players from the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League,” said Huskies head coach Dave Adolph. “They all are extremely dedicated to getting better and Layne knows he will have to earn his way here. He is hardworking with a boat load of skill and drive.”
Young joins fellow Junior A alumni including current Canada West leading scorer Josh Roach, John Lawrence, Parker Thomas, Michael Sofillas and Tanner Lishchynsky on the Huskies. All of these players played significant rolls in the SJHL and MJHL.
Young is a winner. The 20-year-old, who is in his third season with the North Stars, helped the team to the Canalta Cup in 2016-17. In the campaign, he finished fifth in league scoring with 71 points. He was also named the league rookie of the year in 2015-16.
“I saw a lot of positives joining the Huskies,” said Young, who was a highly sought after recruit by NCAA teams. “The University of Saskatchewan has a great agriculture program, as well as a new rink that will help make the Huskies continue to be a top program in Canada.”
Young will enter the College of Agriculture to study in Ag-Business.
The Huskies will host the Manitoba Bisons Friday and Saturday at Rutherford Rink. Puck drop is 7 p.m.