The beginning of the season saw several changes for the Augusta RiverHawks. One of the changes came when the organization brought right winger Shawn Skelly onto the ice in Augusta. The Michigan native, sporting blonde locks, initiates a vision of foreboding for the opposing team’s goalie when he arrives at the point he will jet the puck into the top self of the net.
He began jetting the puck when he was with the St. Louis Bandits; the junior continued that prominence factor throughout his career.
“I played juniors for the St. Louis Bandits from the beginning of the season until New Year’s Eve,” Skelly said. “I was traded to the Bismarck (Bobcats) in North Dakota, played there for the rest of the season.”
“Going to Adrian College, I was pretty excited, yet skeptical. The rink at our school hadn’t even been built yet, kind of starting a brand new program, just everything from scratch. Things just kind of started going well immediately for myself as well as for the team. I had a very successful four years there.”
Skelly says he majored in business administration while at Adrian College with a notion of staying in the hockey field after his playing years are over.
“I personally would love to somehow be connected with hockey in some way,” Skelly said. “If it comes from the management portion or some kind of business, even coaching, some of my good buddies coach and stress how much fun it is staying in the game and being around it.”
End, part 1