Written By: SJHL Staff
The Estevan Bruins have set their sights on a quest towards the Centennial Cup, and third-year forward, Griffin Asham-Moroz figures to be a factor in steering the black and gold ship towards a National Championship.
Asham-Moroz (01) joined the Bruins for the 2019/20 season following a successful year in the Manitoba U18 AAA system. He didn’t waste any time getting acclimated in his new colours, as he accumulated 47 points (18g, 29a) in 55 games en route to being named to the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League All-Rookie Team.
Now, as Estevan gets set to host the 2022 Centennial Cup, and having his sophomore season erased due to an injury, but mainly the COVID-19 pandemic, the West St. Paul, MB product feels his Bruins have a solid chance at making the return to hockey count the most.
“My expectations for our team are very high, and I expect us to win a National Championship at the 2022 Centennial Cup tournament,” said Asham-Moroz.
The Bruins are currently in the midst of training camp, with the start of the SJHL season set for September 24. It’s no question Asham-Moroz will be a staple amongst the strong and bolstered lineup primed for a run in the Centennial Cup. As for personal goals, a third straight trip to the annual All-Star formatted SJHL/MJHL Showcase (2021 being virtual), paired with a National Championship and future visions, would be a feather in the cap of a hockey career.
“I would definitely like to play in the SJ/MJ Showcase again this year, which would mean I made the showcase all three years I’ve been eligible. In the future, I would like to continue my hockey career while attending post-secondary education and ultimately become a police officer with the City of Winnipeg or the RCMP.”
It will be one stride at a time for the Bruins’ veteran forward as the days count down towards the start of the 2021/22 SJHL season.