No one could blame a player for having a few butterflies playing in his first junior hockey game nearly 3,000 miles from home.
That was the situation Kevin Wall found himself in to start the 2018-19 season. However, his play on the ice demonstrated nerves of steel. Wall, who played prep hockey the past two seasons at Salisbury, scored a goal in each of his first three games and in five of his first six with the BCHL’s Chilliwack Chiefs.
"It was nerve-racking. A couple of the Salisbury kids before me had come in thinking they’d put up a good number of points like they did in prep school. Coach (Brian) Maloney told me not to worry about it and to remember it’s a long season and a good league," Wall explained of his mindset heading into his first game.