Skinner scores 100th goal with Sugar Kings

Record held by only two other players in franchise history
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By Barb McKay

 

Kincardine’s Ethan Skinner has achieved a rare milestone as a member of the Elmira Sugar Kings junior B hockey team.

 

The fourth year forward scored his 100th goal with the team on Jan. 24 – a record only two other players have reached in the team’s history.

 

“It’s really special,” he told the Independent last week. “It’s something you don’t really think about until it happens, but it’s pretty cool to do it.”

 

Skinner, 20, leads his team in points this season with 21 goals and 26 assists, but is humble about his recent accomplishment.

 

“I know there’s a lot of guys who have played for Elmira who could have reached 100 goals for sure, but they didn’t play as many seasons. But being only the third (to do this) makes it more special.”

 

Skinner, who dons the #9, has had a solid career with the Sugar Kings, helping the team to win the Cherrey Cup during his rookie year in 2015 with a hat trick in the final game and the 2017 Sutherland Cup.

 

“I’m in my fourth and final season in Elmira and it has been amazing,” he said. “We’ve had a lot of success over the years and the guys I’ve played with have been second to none. They’re the ones who deserve the most credit for any of my milestones.

 

“Obviously, there’s a lot to remember from playing hockey, but one thing I’ll never forget is my teammates.”

 

Skinner is currently studying environmental science at the University of Waterloo and hopes to continue playing hockey at the university level.