Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Getting To Know: Liam Board

Liam Board (27) is inspired by Joe Sakic and Gordie Howe

Spruce Kings General Manager, Mike Hawes has already been busy this offseason acquiring players that will be able to come in and fill some key vacancies with the list of graduates from last season. Shortly after acquiring defenceman Brad Ryan, Hawes was alerted to another player on that Oakville Blades roster that might be able to fit in nicely for the 2012-13 season.

That player is Liam Board, a 1993 born 6' 185 lbs forward from Oakville, Ontario. Considered to be an excellent athlete, Liam can bring an offensive touch while playing in a power forward position. With the interest of major junior teams there, Liam has his eyes set on securing a NCAA Division I scholarship and sees the Prince George Spruce Kings as the perfect opportunity to achieve that goal.

Liam has a fairly impressive stats sheet that includes a gold medal in the Spring of 2011 with the Appleby College mens hockey team. That season he tallied 9 goals and 8 assists for 17 points. The following season with the Oakville Blades he doubled those numbers to 17 goals, 18 assists and 35 points.

He knows the BCHL will be a little tougher but he is preparing for his first time away from home and wants to make a good impression with his new team. Thanks to the likes of Joe Sakic and Gordie Howe, Liam believes that every game is the next chance to leave a good first impression. I spoke to Liam Board over the phone and was left with the impression of a quiet but dedicated hockey player that is going to work hard to make the most of his time wearing the crown.

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