The opinions of a Western Hockey League radio broadcaster
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
McKinlay impressing early
He didn't come with must fanfare, but 20 year-old four year veteran Dylan McKinlay has been a nice addition to the Rockets this season after a trade with the Kootenay Ice. The overage forward has 6 goals after 16 games, enjoying considerable success on the teams number one line with Colton Sissons and Myles Bell. McKinlay is on pace to score 27 this season, which would be significant considering the highest scoring 20 year-old player on the Rockets roster last season, Cody Chikie, found the back of the net 18 times. McKinlay, seen here in Red Deer fine tuning his stick before game time, enjoyed his longest point streak of his career (6 games) earlier this season. If he remains healthy, McKinlay should reach the 300 games played plateau later this season. If he plays in all 72 games, which he did with Chilliwack in 2009-2010, he will end his junior career with 320 regular season games under his belt.