By Dave Leaderhouse
KINDERSLEY KLIPPERS, LW
A year ago Cameron Shorrock had no fixed address as he was with three different teams in the span of two months. This season the native of Dewinton, Alta., has been a mainstay with the Kindersley Klippers and the 19-year-old forward has played a significant role in helping that team challenge for a top-six spot entering the final two weeks of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League’s regular schedule.
The 6-foot-0, 185-pound Shorrock has five goals and 10 assists in 49 games with Kindersley this year and not only is he used in every situation having scored while on the power-play and short-handed, he also adds some grit to the team as evidenced by his 87 minutes in penalties.
Shorrock arrived in Kindersley in the late fall of 2016 as he was part of a four-player deal that sent Josh Bly to the Nipawin Hawks. Shorrock had appeared in 10 games with Nipawin prior to the trade and after registering just one assist with the Hawks he doubled that total with a goal and one helper in 21 games with the Klippers. Shorrock, who had started last year by appearing in four games with the Camrose Kodiaks of the Alberta Junior Hockey League, also had one goal and one assist in two playoff games last year with the Kindersley.
A key intangible that Shorrock brings to the Klippers is he knows what it takes to win. In his second year of midget hockey in 2014-15, Shorrock was a part of the UFA Bisons who captured the Alberta Midget Hockey League championship and finished fourth at the Telus Cup national tournament. Shorrock had just eight points that season as a 16-year-old, but the next year those numbers improved considerably when he recorded 12 goals and 18 assists in 34 games.
Shorrock brings many different facets to the Klippers and they will need all of them to have any kind of success to finish the season strong and try and go for a deep run in the playoffs.
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