His team may not have got the result they wanted, but Dylan Stewart had a phenomenal night in his 200th appearance in junior hockey.
Tonight’s game against the Grande Prairie Storm started out brightly for both Stewart and the Sherwood Park Crusaders. Just 1:27 into the first period, Stewart sniped one from an extremely tight angle right over Charles-Olivier Levesque in the Storm goal. There’s not much the first-year Storm netminder could’ve done about it.
The scoring didn’t stop there for Stewart, just 3 minutes later himself and his two lineman – Ryan Cox and Jacob Franczak – found themselves on a three-on-one breakaway opportunity. A nice little tic-tac-toe play between themselves and was finished off by Mr. 200 himself giving the Crusaders a two-goal advantage early in the first period.
Stewart wrapped up his scoring for the night with an assist on the Crusaders third goal courtesy of Garrett Clegg.
The 20-year old centerman had a big involvement on the game-tying goal with 0.7 seconds left in the third. Stewart won a huge face-off then worked it back to Connor Hart on the blue line who shot the puck on goal for Ryan Cox to tap in. Clutch plays like that make veteran players like Dylan Stewart essential to their teams.
Dylan Stewart was also awarded the Viterra Star of the Game.
After tonight’s game, Stewart surpassed his career high in points and now has 22 points in 23 games for the Sherwood Park Crusaders.