The Stampede have added speed to their line-up for the 2017-2018 season. Will Walker, The 18 year old from Raleigh, NC. will be a great addition for the Stamp this season. At 5’9″ 160 lbs Walker will add speed and skill to the Stampede. “Will has great outside speed and is a guy that will really help us this season both five on five and with special teams.” states Stampede coach Kyle Althen. In 7 games with the Stamp. Walker has 2 goals and 1 assist. “Will is just getting started, it’s an adjustment from U-18 but he is getting it more and more each day.” added Coach Mike Beavis.
Walker, is also adjusting to balancing things that many junior players must do in today’s day and age. He is working on his final year of high school with online courses each morning and evening as well as working on his hockey skills at the rink each day for four hours. “Sometimes it’s tough to balance hockey, school and personal lives at 18 years old but Will is a smart kid and will adjust just fine.” added Althen. Balance is what most players in juniors need to prepare for college hockey for their future. “Responsibility and maturity play a huge part in the game with the focus being on obtaining the college level of play for guy’s both on ice and in the classroom. Sometimes we have to sacrifice a bit of our personal lives to obtain these goals but after we learn balance it can all be worth it later in life.” added Beavis
Walker and the Stampede will host the Skyland Kings in a 3 game home-stand this week in Oswego at “The Fort” The Stamp are currently one game out of 3rd place in the Northeast division but with a huge weekend VS Skylands could essentially jump into the 2nd spot in the standings. Friday and Saturday the two teams will face off at 7:30 PM and Sunday the puck drops at 1:00 PM. Be sure to catch the action live at “The Fort” or online at hockeytv.com