Nanaimo Minor Hockey - Nanaimo rookie "Matrix"-like
By Graham Perkins /
Experience can go a long way when it comes to winning games, but sometimes an injection of talented youth can be just what the doctor ordered.
That’s the situation the Nanaimo Bantam AAA team finds itself in, with talented rookie Evan Richardson leading the team’s offense heading into the Christmas break.
Richardson showed what he’s capable of early in the season in a shootout competition in Abbotsford: he went 7 for 7, using a different move on every attempt.
“Top corner, five-hole, backhand, forehand, the kid is incredible. When he zeroes in on the goalie he’s just deadly. It’s like he’s in the Matrix or something,” said coach Brad Mitchell.
Richardson is one of five first-year players on a team that prides itself on a dogged work ethic.