With two seasons of Junior ‘A’ experience under his belt, recent trade acquisition, Thomson Phinney is more than ready to get to work in the Wolverines crease.
After finding out the news he had been traded to Waywayseecappo on Monday night from Kemptville in the CCHL, Phinney spoke with excitement about the opportunity of getting to take the reigns in the Wolverines net.
“I’m really happy, I was always a workhorse during midget and I haven’t had an opportunity to do that in junior,” Phinney said over the phone. “I’m really excited to come in and play, I find the more that I play, the better and more consistent I get.”
The 19-year-old from Halifax has yet to travel past the Ontario border into Manitoba, but it’s something he is looking forward to, along with the prospect of playing for a small community.
”I’m happy to be heading to a new part of Canada and meeting a bunch of new people, especially being in a small community, I think it’s going to be really exciting.”
“I’ve never been past Ontario so I’m pretty excited. I know a couple of guys that played in the Manitoba league last year and they said they liked it a lot. I’m sure it’s going to be a culture change but I’m excited about it.”
As for his style of play, Phinney broke down what he thinks about his game and who he models his style after.
“I play a reactive style, I don’t like to just be a blocking goalie. I play aggressive and I’m out big challenging every shot, whatever I can do to stop the puck. I would say my style is a lot like Sergei Bobrovsky in a way,” Phinney concluded.