Fighting Walleye on the PK

December 30, 2021
Ethan Lang

Kam River Fighting Walleye only has the fourth best power play in the Superior International Jr. Hockey League with a 17.5 per cent efficiency. But the Fighting Walleye penalty kill ranks as the best among the seven teams of the SIJHL.

Kam River, which is in first place in the SIJHL with a record of 22-3-1 through 26 games, also leads the league with an 88.4 per cent success rate of killing penalties.

And not only that, the Fighting Walleye leads the SIJHL with nine shorthanded goals thus far this season. Notably, of the nine shorthanded goals that Kam River has, 19-year old forward Ethan Lang has netted three of them.

“He has developed into a true player and leader for us,” Kam River general manager Kevin McCallum said of Lang, who is among the SIJHL scoring leaders with 12 goals, 19 assists, 31 points.

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