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Burton to play important role down the stretch

Bearcats forward Dylan Burton has been a strong two-way player since his arrival two seasons ago.
Bearcats forward Dylan Burton has been a strong two-way player since his arrival two seasons ago. - SaltWire Network

Dylan Burton

Number: 89

Hometown: Hammonds Plain

Age: 19

H-W: 5-8, 187 lbs.

Position: Forward

Bearcat-of-the-Week honours go to second-year forward Dylan Burton.

While he didn’t score in the loss to Valley in Truro’s lone game last week, he did have himself in position countless times throughout the 60 minutes.

Dylan came up through the Bedford Blues Association to completion of a year at the “AA” midget Blues. In the 2014-2015 season, he caught on with the Newbridge Academy Gladiators, a team which won provincials, Atlantics and got exposure at the National Telus Cup.

The next season, as a Steele Subaru Midget, his numbers showed 18 goals and 20 helpers in regular-season play, then added another 15 playoff points en route to another Telus Cup appearance.

Truro’s 2016 first-round pick played 200–foot games as a rookie, picking up 16 goals and 20 assists. He was a key performer in Truro’s playoff run which resulted in the team’s fourth MHL championship.

He has a big part to play in this current stretch drive.

On tap

Friday, the Summerside Capitals are at the RECC for a 7 p.m. game with the Bearcats.

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