Bird excited to join new team

Boston Bird knows where he fits on this Waywayseecappo Wolverines team heading into the 2021-22 MJHL campaign.

“I see myself, and I know others see it the same way, that I need to be a top player for this hockey team,” said Bird. “I know I need to be ready to play big minutes in every situation.”

Bird will be joining the Wolverines after a big three-team trade involving the OCN Blizzard (his former club), and the Portage Terriers.

The Saskatoon, Saskatchewan native last played in the league during the 2019-20 season with the Blizzard, scoring 46 points (16 goals, 30 assists) in 52 games.

“I want to be trusted in every role that’s given to me this year.”

Bird is excited to join the team in Waywayseecappo and to be part of the community. He is part of the Mosquito First Nation in Saskatchewan, and hour away from Saskatoon.

“Being First Nation, and getting a chance to play in another First Nation community, I’m excited to give back to the community. The youth, they look up to you,” said Bird.

He will be joining the team with a few friends already, Kobe Campbell (Teammates with Kobe Campbell back in 2019-20 with OCN) and Leyton Smith.

“They told me how great of an organization the Wolverines are,” said Bird. “They really sold me on the team being a perfect fit for me.”

The 19-year-old will be playing in his last season in the MJHL this upcoming year, and says he wanted to end his Junior A career on a winning team.

“I’m hoping for a huge year for the team and take the Wolverines as far as we can go this year,” said Bird.

Bird will get his start with the Wolverines as they start their 2021-22 campaign on September 17th at Virden to take on the Oil Capitals.