"It's been really special," said Dewar. "Growing up in rural Manitoba, and then moving up here has been a great opportunity. It's a really special opportunity, and I don't take it for granted."
Dewar notes playing for the Rangers helped him progress to the WHL.
"I wasn't really a top guy, and I had to work for my minutes," said Dewar. "I had a great relationship with Doug Hedley, and I was able to learn a lot about the intensity of the game, and I definitely developed a lot."
The Silvertips have been a force in the U.S. Division for years, but this year they are struggling to start, with a record of 6-9-1, but they have won their past two games.
"We have a younger group this year," said Dewar. "One night, we had nine players in the lineup that don't have a point in the WHL. We got a new coach, so we had a little bit of an identity crisis. We're starting to figure it out, and we're about to get a couple veterans back in the lineup."
Dewar has added lots of offence this year, with 17 points in 16 games so far.
"I got some more opportunity when we got a new coach," said Dewar. "I feel the older you get in this league, the more bounces you get."
The Silvertips are back on the ice tomorrow against Prince George.