RETURN OF THE BEEF
Or so his teammates (and coaches) call him. Angus Crookshank, 18, freshly turned as of Monday October 2nd, hates season openers. Kidding.
But really, Angus has been plagued with bad bounces for the second straight year with an injury sustained in an innocent on ice play that saw him go down and miss exhibition play and the first 8 games of the season. Last year, first game, first shift of the season taking a hit behind the net Angus broke his clavicle, similar play to when Connor McDavid broke his.
Its been a road back for Angus but he knows, its only made him stronger.
“Im so excited to get out there I can’t even explain it, its been hard being as its happened 2 years in a row but I’m lucky to have a pretty strong support staff with friends, family and teammates. I literally could not have gotten through it without our Athletic Therapist, Brayden Tongai. He is the best in the league, best I’ve worked with and I wouldn’t have trusted it with anyone else.”
Angus, has been known by his teammates for being dedicated has been first on the ice, last off the ice for weeks now. And I think its safe to say his teammates are excited for him to get back out there, for more than one reason.
“We are all excited to have him back on the ice, he’s a big part of the team and we know he will come in and contribute right away for us, however, we are all a little tired of all the comparisons he keeps making for himself.” Said Carter Stephenson jokingly.
Carter, is referring to Angus drawing multiple comparisons between himself and Batman.
“The Dark Knight Rises” as seen in his latest Instagram Post
Angus makes his return to the ice this Friday October 8th against the Coquitlam Express . This Friday will make it the 9th game of the season for the Rivermen, and you guessed it….Angus wears number 9 this season.
Join us Saturday October 9th as we take on the Coquitlam Express at 7pm at The Lodge.