Former Kirkland Lake Gold Miner, seen in the above photo with the NOJHL’s Copeland Cup will soon be playing professional hockey with Knoxville of the SPHL.
KIRKLAND LAKE - Former Kirkland Lake Gold Miners’ Captain Dan Morin will soon be playing professional hockey.
Morin recently committed to the Knoxville Ice Bears of the Southern Professional Hockey League.
Since the Gold Miners’ championship win Morin has been training hard and he will continue that training when he steps on the ice for the Temiscaming Titans of the Greater Metro Jr. Hockey League.
“Before going down south I will play for Temiscaming until October which is when the SPHL’s season gets started.
Temiscaming will be a place to continue my summer training I have been doing as well I will be there to get practice time and some games in before departing for knoxville.”
Morin adds he has many to thank in terms of helping him get to the pros.
“As for being scouted by the Ice Bears I have Marcel Audet to thank for bringing their attention towards me. I was lucky enough to be playing on and leading a top notch team to even further grab Knoxville’s attention on me.
I’m a firm believer that more is gained as individuals when greatness is achieved as a team first.
What we achieved last season, along with my play and Marcel helping me out is how I have a professional opportunity ahead of me now. “
Now he says, the rest is up to him.
“All that’s left now is be in shape for October and play the game that they saw out of me last season and I couldn’t be more excited to get down there and start earning my spot in professional hockey.”