The Capitals are excited to announce the commitment of 2002 born goaltender Jayden Shull for the 2020/2021 season. The 18 year old is from North Vancouver, BC and has spent the past two seasons playing for the North West Hawks of the British Columbia Major Midget League. and the previous season for the Valley West Hawks before they re-located to the North Shore.
As a 3rd year Midget player last season Shull finished the season with 20 games played and a 13-6-1 record. He finished 5th in the BCMML in goals against average with 2.43 and recorded two shutouts, the 4th most in the league.
“I’m super excited to be joining the Capitals, they were the first team to AP me and show me, and give me attention. It’s going to be an awesome place to play” said Shull.
In 2018/19 Shull played in another 21 games, starting 19 of them and recording 9 wins, with 9 regulation losses and an overtime loss. He also went through a huge growth spurt over the summer of 2019, going from 5’7” to 6’2.5” between seasons.
“Jayden is a plug and play goaltender, he’s a zero worry young man, who was one of the Hawks best players from Christmas on. He’s big, moves well, and comes from a great family. We had him as an affiliate in 2018/19 so he knows the area as well” said Capitals Assistant Coach Dan Whiteford.
Having spent some time with the Capitals a few years ago, Shull knows a thing or two about the Cowichan Valley. “I know outside the rink it has the big hockey stick, which is cool. I also hear it’s got a lot of good fishing spots and I love to fish and be outdoors” said Shull.
“I’m very competitive, I hate to lose, so I’ll always battle until the very end”
Capitals Head Coach Geoff Grimwood also noted Shull’s work ethic stood out “We are really excited to add a goalie of Jayden’s calibre to our roster. His character and commitment to the game are exactly what we are looking for in players who wear the Capital’s sweater.”
The Capitals are excited to welcome Jayden to the team and the Cowichan Valley!
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