After spending the first 95 games of his career in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League between Estevan and Melville, newly acquired forward Isaac Embree will spend his final year of junior in Manitoba.
Hours after learning about the trade, Embree shared his thoughts during a phone interview from his home in Ladner, British Columbia.
“Being a 20-year-old veteran I would like to help turn things around, and help the team win for sure,” Embree said over the phone on Sunday.
Starting off last season in Estevan, Embree jumped out to a quick start scoring 4 goals and 9 assists in 14 games before being traded to Melville. It sure didn’t take long for the 6-foot-2, 216-pound forward to heat up, as he finished the year with 11 goals and 17 assists in 34 games, while adding 111 penalty minutes.
“At the end of the day, I want to win hockey games. I can stand up for my teammates when it needs to happen, they become my brothers. I think I’ve shown that I can put the puck in the net last season in Melville.”
According to the newest member of the Wolverines, hockey season can’t come soon enough, as 40 days remain until puck drop on the clubs 20th anniversary season in the MJHL.
“I work on the farm and I do landscaping,” Embree said of his summer thus far. “Training-wise, I’ve been working on my cardio and getting faster as a player. It was a long road this summer but it’s finally getting closer.”
Training camp opens up for the Wolverines on Thursday, August 30th.