Junior sniper headed from Saskatchewan to Ottawa
St. John’s native Shayne Morrissey is on his way to Ottawa after being traded away from the Battleford North Stars of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League last week.
If you’re not sure who Morrissey is, watch this.
Morrissey, 18, was dealt to the Central Ontario Junior A Hockey League’s Carleton Place Canadians where he’ll join fellow Newfoundlander and former Tri Pen Frost teammate, goaltender Joey Yetman.
Morrissey, who had seven goals and seven helpers in his first 31 games in Battleford, was shocked by the trade and a little dismayed by the timing. The next day, the North Stars were set to take part in a showcase tournament in Weyburn, Sask., where NCAA scouts were sure to be in attendance.
Regardless, Cyril Morrissey, his father, says there are a number of Division I U.S. colleges already interested in recruiting the young sniper who has chosen to take the collegiate route over playing out his junior eligibility. He was taken fifth overall by the Yarmouth Mariners in the 2009 draft, but chose to attend St. Andrew's College in Aurora, Ont., and suit up for the Saints in Ontario's Conference of Independent Schools Athletic Association (CISAA).
While on the topic of NCAA hockey, I came across this video Q'n'A with Paradise native Sarah Davis on the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers team website. Asked what she would do with a million dollars, Davis says she's spend it on herself. Great answer. Too often people will give the cliche answer like giving a bunch to charity, paying off parents debt, helping friends. If it were me, I'd buy the Bell Island Blues and move the team to Conception Bay South and Robert French Memorial Stadium.