Stettler Lightning Captain Dylan Houston, right, hit the 300-point milestone during a home game against Red Deer Vipers Feb. 2. ECA Review/L. Joy
Stettler Lightning Captain Dylan Houston made history for his team as he marked a highpoint in his junior hockey career.
During Lightning’s Friday night’s game against Red Deer Vipers, Houston hit the 300-point milestone.
“It was bitter sweet being able to achieve that in my last year of junior hockey and I’m glad that I could in front of the hometown crowd Friday night,” said Houston in an interview Feb. 5.
“It definitely is something that I will keep with me for the rest of my life, being able to achieve that over my junior career. I definitely couldn’t have done it without the teammates I have had over the years.”
Dylan, 21, who hails from Stettler, plays forward and was named Heritage Junior B Hockey league’s First Star in January 2018 after leading all skaters in that month with 17 points (8-9-17) in just six games.
In January he finished with five multi-point games, which was highlighted by a two-goal, three-assist game on Jan. 28.
Dylan is second overall in the league in points (67) and assists (37) and is fourth for goals (30). Dylan was also named the league’s player of the week last October.
Stettler Lightning Head Coach Rory Rost said Dylan hitting his 300-point milestone is “quite a moment in the history of our junior team.”
Coach Rost said he believes Dylan is the only Lightning player to achieve this accomplishment and added that only a handful of kids who play in the entire Heritage Junior League ever hit the 300-milestone in their career.
“That’s quite an accomplishment for him,” said Coach Rost. “He’s one of the few.”