Withey Commits to the Storm

Monday, August 1, 2016

The Campbell River Storm Junior Hockey Club is pleased to announce the commitment of 1999 born Finn Withey for the upcoming 2016-17 season.

Last year, Withey played 6 games with the Storm as an AP; he assisted twice and showed he has a nose for the net. He didn’t join the club in the playoffs because he was busy leading the Whistler Winterhawks to a BC Midget Tier 3 Provincial Championship.

With the Winterhawks and Sunshine Coast tied at 2 in the Gold Medal game late in the third period, Withey capitalized on a turnover at centre ice. “I just jumped on the ice with about 40 seconds left,” he told Pique Newsmagazine, “I picked up the puck and went down the wing and shot it. Far side. Top shelf.”

General Manager/Head Coach Lee Stone liked what he saw from the 5’11, 185 pound forward when the young man was with the Storm last season, “Lots of energy, played great, he’s a real smart hockey player, who knows where to go when he doesn’t have the puck.”

When asked what Storm fans can expect this season, Withey said, “I get to the open space in the offensive zone and find a way to put the puck in the net.” In 40 games with the Winterhawks he hit the net 35 times and added 50 helpers averaging better than 2.1 points per game.

Withey was drawn to the Storm because of the team’s success in advancing their players. “I wanted to play for a team that prides itself on moving players to higher levels of hockey.”