Another local hockey player will be lacing up the skates full time in the SJHL next season.

Kerrobert's Austin Shepherd enjoyed a nice run to the finals last year with the U18 AA West Central Wheat Kings, eventually making the U18 AAA Battlefords Stars roster this season. Shepherd has 21 points over 31 games played so far this season in with the Battlefords, and has actually made a few SJHL appearances already with the Melfort Mustangs.

Now made official yesterday, Shepherd will become part of the Mustangs' stable next season as he signed a commitment for the 2023/2024 season:

Congrats to Shepherd and his family, as the young hockey player keeps moving through his hockey career.