Just 17 years old, Kailum Gervais is in his second season with the Yorkton Terriers and already he is far ahead of his offensive production from his rookie year.
Through 22 games the Kamsack, Sask., product had registered four goals and 13 assists while in his freshman campaign he managed three goals and seven helpers in 34 contests.
“It’s been going pretty good,” admits Gervais, a draft pick of the Brandon Wheat Kings of the Western Hockey League. “It’s been going a lot better than last year. I’ve been playing with (Zak) Majkowski and (Jeremy) Johnson and we’ve been putting up a lot of points lately.”
Gervais’s improved play has been one of the reasons the Terriers have moved into first place in the Sherwood Division standings. With a 15-7-0-1 record, Yorkton is on a three-game winning streak and is now two points clear of the Melville Millionaires.
Gervais’s season started in Manitoba as he was at the training camp of the Wheat Kings, but after playing in a pair of exhibition games, he was sent back to Yorkton. Although a bit disappointed at the time, Gervais is happy with his present situation.
“They (Wheat Kings) are keeping in touch,” says Gervais. “They asked if I wanted a trade to try with another WHL team, but I said I’d come to the Terriers.”
“There are a lot of great players in this league,” added Gervais. “I think it is getting a lot better.”
His participation in pre-season action with Brandon makes Gervais ineligible for an NCAA scholarship, but if he continues to improve, some interest could still be generated. School is an option for the future, but right now he just wants to concentrate on hockey.
“I haven’t really thought about it,” says Gervais. “I’d maybe like to go after junior hockey, but I want to try and keep going up in hockey and then maybe go to school.”
For now, the SJHL is his home and he has no problem with that.
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