When the Dauphin Clippers hockey team were looking for leadership this season, Dauphin's Ty Hassel was the one to go to.
The 17-year-old played three seasons with the Clippers and finished his high school hockey career this past weekend.
"Playing for the Clippers were some of the most fun times in my life," said Hassel. "All the fun bus trips, late nights, and getting to spend time with great people. It was just awesome."
Hassel was sixth in team scoring this year with 28 points in 23 games (15 goals), and he added another four points in six playoff games.
"It was definitely a bittersweet feeling after Saturday's loss," said Hassel. "It wasn't the way we wanted it to happen, but it was fun to take one last look around the rink, and realize all the good times we had as a group there."
When Ty was asked what his favourite memory has been over the past three years, the Dauphin native remembers some of his fondest moments.
"When I was in grade 10 we beat Massey in overtime in game two of the finals which was huge," said Hassel. "And, going to Dallas this year. It was a lot of fun, and I will never forget that."
Last year Hassel was third in team scoring with 21 points, and two seasons ago he had five.