Welyk Returns to the Storm

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

The Campbell River Storm Hockey Club is pleased to announce that goaltender Riley Welyk will once again don the Red and Black. Earlier this week, he was acquired from the Notre Dame Hounds of the SJHL.

General Manager and Head Coach, Lee Stone, commenting on the move said, “We couldn’t be happier to see Brick in Storm colours again.” He added, “He was a huge reason for our success down the stretch (last season).”

Welyk, nicknamed “Brick Wall-yk” last season, said, “It’s a fantastic feeling to be coming back; Campbell River has been like family to me and it’s like I’m going back home.”

The 5’11” 175 pound netminder was an integral factor in the Campbell River Storm’s run to the Western Canadian Championships. In the VIJHL playoffs, he backstopped the Storm in 9 of their 12 wins (1.47 GAA and .932 SV%).

This season, Welyk played in six games with the SJHL Hounds and recorded 3 wins and a loss. His save percentage was .902.

Stone describes the 18 year old as, “a very calm assertive goaltender who leads by example and is an extremely positive influence in the dressing room.”

He is the third player acquired from Junior A in Saskatchewan since the start of the season. Michal Holub (Melville) and Carter Hikichi (Notre Dame) joined the squad in October.