Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League

Eddie May

By Dave Leaderhouse


Sometimes it is all about location.

Kindersley Klipper forward Eddie May had played Junior “A” hockey with two other teams in his native Alberta prior to this season, but on both occasions never really found any kind of success. That has all changed since the 19-year-old moved to west-central Saskatchewan at the start of the 2017-18 Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League season.

The 6-foot-3, 190-pound winger from Calgary has four goals and five assists in his first 19 games with the Klippers, which is already more than twice his output in 38 combined games with the Alberta Junior Hockey League’s Camrose Kodiaks and Calgary Canucks over the past two seasons.

Prior to moving east to Kindersley, May split last year with the Kodiaks and Vermillion Tigers of the North East Alberta Junior B Hockey League. In 32 games with the Kodiaks, May tallied a pair of goals and added a pair of assists while with Vermillion he netted five goals in five games.

May’s first foray into junior hockey was as a 17-year-old, but that only lasted six games with the Canucks and after being held off the scoresheet in that stretch he spent the remainder of his final midget season with the Calgary Royals of the Alberta Midget AAA Hockey League where he put up 3-6-9 totals in 31 games.

May’s early offensive success, along with some added grit as his 50 minutes in penalties will attest to, has helped Kindersley be competitive in each and every game. The Klippers are grouped in the toughest division this season and if they take advantage of their games in hand they can easily move into the upper level of the entire league.

May looks like he is ready to be a big part in any of that team success.

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