Players and goalies on last year’s Victoria Cougars team may still be having nightmares after what Logan Walker and the rest of the Kerry Park Islanders did against them last season.
After a 35-win regular season, the Cougars entered the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League’s playoffs as the top team in the South Division and that put them up against the Islanders, who finished 27 points behind them in the regular season.
The Cougars were the hands-on favourite to win the series, but Walker had something to say about that. In game one of the series, Logan scored twice while adding two assists. He then scored one goal in game two and another two in game three.
Kerry Park had the chance to sweep the series in game four and that is exactly what they did, backed by Logan’s four assists. Logan finished the series with four goals and six assists as the Islanders pulled off the massive upset.
The team’s run to a league title would come to a screeching halt the following round when they were downed in a hard-fought six-game series by Peninsula. In all, Logan scored five times and had seven assists in the playoffs. In the regular season, he scored 21 times and had 50 points in what was an all-star season.
Logan also played two games with the Victoria Grizzlies of the British Columbia Hockey League before he joined the Estevan Bruins of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League this year.
He produced four points in eight games and now, he’s the newest Dauphin King. In a trade completed earlier this week, the Kings acquired Walker. He’s now eligible to make his debut with the Kings this weekend as they play a home and home with the Winkler Flyers.
“It feels great to be here in Dauphin, the guys in the locker room are great,” said Walker. “I’m excited to put the jersey on and get going here.”
Logan believes he’s a 200-foot player that likes to backcheck, forecheck and put the puck in the back of the net.
Walker started playing hockey when he was eight years old and 13 years later, Walker is looking to help the team get back in the win column after they suffered back-to-back losses last weekend against Neepawa.