Huge congratulations to a couple of locals.
Ashton Sautner of Flaxcombe played in his first National Hockey League game Sunday for the Vancouver Canucks.
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The 23-year-old defenceman recorded two hits and two blocked shots in the 4-1 win over the Stars in Dallas.
Sautner has been playing with the Utica Comets of the American Hockey League, Vancouver’s farm team since 2015, and was resigned on March 8 to a two-year, two-way contract extension.
Also, congratulations goes to Kindersley native Derek Dorsett, who was recently nominated for the Bill Masterton Trophy, given to those who demonstrate perseverance and commitment to the game of hockey.