When the Terriers kicked off their season in Weyburn on September 22nd, Defenceman Anthony MacIntosh wasn’t initially part of the roster. The Minot, North Dakota native, joined the Terriers on October 5th against La Ronge, showcasing his offensive prowess immediately.
Head Coach and General Manager Emery Olauson expressed enthusiasm about McIntosh’s impact on the team.
“The sky is the limit for McIntosh. Anthony is a highly dedicated player with exceptional discipline,” said Olauson. “He seamlessly integrated with the team and played a significant role in reshaping our group’s identity. What he brings to our team on the ice is just the tip of the iceberg; off the ice, he embodies the team culture we aspire to,” stated Olauson.
McIntosh has been a valuable contributor from the backend, scoring seven goals and assisting on 15 occasions, placing him 6th in rookie scoring among defensemen with 22 points.
Reflecting on his transition to the SJHL, McIntosh shared, “It’s been good. The team was very welcoming, which I wasn’t expecting as a new player in the dressing room. That made it a lot easier for me to get comfortable playing in the SJHL.”
Despite being four points away from the final playoff spot, McIntosh expressed optimism about the team, emphasizing consistency and a full 60-minute effort down the stretch.
The Terriers have one representative in the MJHL/SJHL Top Prospect game, McIntosh expressed his honour in being selected, saying, “It is an incredible honour to have been chosen to represent the Terriers in the Top Prospects game. When I joined the team, my sole aim was to play the game I love. Seeing my name listed was really cool.”
Acknowledging the team’s turnaround since the new year, McIntosh highlighted their competitiveness, stating, “Although we didn’t get off to the start we wanted at the beginning of the season, we’ve been turning it around since the new year. Playing three games in three nights up north and getting three points was a great accomplishment for us.”
The Terriers continue their push for the playoffs next weekend, facing Estevan on February 2nd.