Fighting Walleye gets a Tiger
July 15, 2021
Kam River Fighting Walleye of the Superior International Jr. Hockey League has added a veteran forward with a 2001 birth date from the Campbellton Tigers of the Maritime Hockey League, Hockey News North has confirmed.
New Brunswick product Elliot Parker is headed from Campbellton to Kam River in a cash exchange.
The 5-foot-10, 170 pound Parker played in parts of two MHL seasons for his hometown Campbellton team and netted 10 points in 34 games.
In heading from the Maritimes to northwestern Ontario, Parker said he is looking forward to playing in the SIJHL for Kam River.
“I am very exited to join the Kam River Fighting Walleye for my final year of junior hockey,” said Parker. “I’ve heard great things about the community and I can’t wait to play in front of the fans. I think we are going to have a really competitive team that can make a deep playoff run.”
Kam River general manager Kevin McCallum said he “jumped at the chance” to land Parker for the Fighting Walleye.
“Our East Coast scout was high on him and, after watching video and having our scouting staff review Elliot’s game, it was evident we were getting a veteran player who plays like a Tasmanian devil out there. He hits everything that moves and has a tonne of offensive abilities,” McCallum noted.
“It’s a privilege to be adding another player with junior experience and a competitive mindset to our already deep forward group,” chimed in Kam River head coach Matt Valley. “Everything we’ve heard about and seen on Elliot Parker makes us believe he is going to fit in very well here both on and off the ice.”