By Woodard, Dale on September 22, 2020.
The Lethbridge Hurricanes and the hockey community are mourning the loss of a young prospect.
Eighteen-year-old defenceman Dylan Ashe died in a single-vehicle rollover accident Saturday night northeast of White Fox, Sask.
Ashe, who turned 18 on July 22, was signed to a standard player agreement with the Hurricanes on April 10 of last year.
He was at the Canes training camp last season and played in one preseason game, going pointless with four penalty minutes, before being reassigned to the Melfort Mustangs of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League at the end of September.
The six-foot-two, 190-pound defenceman from Warman, Sask. played 46 games with the Mustangs last season, scoring two goals and six points, helping the Mustangs to a 32-17-6-3 record.
Before joining the Mustangs, Ashe played for the Tisdale Trojans of the Saskatchewan Midget AAA Hockey League, helping the team to a bronze medal at the 2019 Telus Cup national championship.
Ashe was expected to join the Hurricanes training camp this year and compete for a roster spot.
In addition to hockey, Ashe also loved hunting, fishing and snowmobiling.
The Hurricanes expressed condolences on their Twitter Sunday.
“We are saddened to hear of the passing of Hurricanes prospect, Dylan Ashe. Our deepest condolences to Dylan’s family, friends, and teammates. Rest In Peace, Dylan.”