Former Warrior dies in accident

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Tyson Sievert, 25, dies in single vehicle collision

FILE - Tyson Sievert is pictured during his time with the Moose Jaw Warriors during the 2004-05 season.

Former Moose Jaw Warrior and Moose Jaw AAA Warrior Tyson Sievert died early Tuesday morning in a single vehicle collision.

Sievert, 25, died as a result of a fatal accident on Tuesday morning just north of Fort Qu’Appelle near Highway 22.

Fort Qu’Appelle RCMP were called to a single vehicle collision at approximately 2:49 a.m. near the junction of Hwy. 22 and 35 North — the Lipton turnoff.

The RCMP said that they found Sievert dead at the scene and alone in the vehicle.

“He was a great kid. He was well-liked by all of his teammates,” said Ray Wareham, Sievert’s coach with the midget AAA Warriors. “It’s just sad. You never want it to happen to anybody, but he had his whole life ahead of him and to have that happen . . . I was shocked when I heard it and I’ve been getting text messages all day.”

Hailing from Earl Grey, Sievert played for the midget AAA Warriors for one season in 2003-04.

He was a 17-year-old rookie when he joined the AAA Warriors. He had been cut by the Swift Current Legionnaires that same fall before catching on in Moose Jaw.

“He had been a few places and no one would take a chance on him,” said Wareham who has a signed, frame picture of Sievert on the wall of his office at Mosaic Place. “He was pretty good for us. He got himself listed (by the Warriors). He was one of those late bloomers. He was a good hard worker. He was a good, honest player who went about his business. He got a chance and he made the most of it.”

Sievert ended up scoring 21 goals and adding 18 assists in 44 games with AAAs. That season the AAA Warriors snapped a decade-long playoff drought. The soft-spoken Sievert was named that team’s most improved player.

Sievert’s hard work continued to pay off. He made the Moose Jaw Warriors out of training camp the following season and scored his first WHL goal Oct. 17, 2004 against Prince Albert. He added an assist in the same game. He finished with three points in 31 games with the Warriors before being dealt to Saskatoon at the trade deadline in 2005.

In Saskatoon Sievert scored three goals and added three assists in 25 games before joining the Regina Pats the following season. He had career-best totals — seven goals and 18 points in 58 games in his final season in the WHL.

Sievert had 18 goals and 19 assists with the AJHL’s Bonnyville Pontiacs in his final season of junior hockey. He played one season in the CIS with the University of Regina where he scored five goals and added an assist in 26 games in 2007-08.

Sievert also played fastball at Memorial Field for a number of years as part of the interlocking schedule with Regina’s Rambler Park Fastball League. This past season Sievert was a member of the Bulyea Rustlers.

Organizations: RCMP, Prince Albert, University of Regina Highway Hockey League

Geographic location: Moose Jaw, Fort Qu’Appelle, Hailing Saskatoon

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