Beesley returns to take care of some unfinished business with the Leafs
Leaf program writer George Millar has been treating KIJHL fans with an inside look of players on the Green and White for years.
Now Millar has graciously accepted an offer to give that same insight to readers of The Nelson Daily.
Today Millar profiles Leaf new goalie Marcus Beesley.
Marcus Beasley recently rejoined the Leafs, after playing for the Kamloops Storm. He left the Leafs last year to join his hometown Prince George Junior A Spruce Kings of the BCHL.
He finished the season with the Storm but is glad to be back with the Leafs because the team is a contender.
“Beasser” names James Morrison, goalie coach for his Midget team, as the most important person in his hockey development.
His parents have been his most influential mentors in his general development. Taking the BC U17 Cup was his best experience in hockey. He doesn’t consider any situation to be his worst hockey experience.
Marcus likes to hang out with friends, and play NHL13 on X-Box, and spending time with his family when he can. His favourite food is raspberries, his choice for TV watching is Family Guy, and Anchor Man is his favourite movie. Emma Watson is his choice among actors. Metal and Slipknot are his music choices.
The Pittsburg Penguins are his favourite NHL team, but goalie Arturs Irbe is his player choice.
Beasley’s goal for this year is to help the Leafs take the Western Canada Junior B Championship’s Keystone Cup.
Five years from now, he expects to be a university student. In ten years he hopes to be established as a goalie coach.
The Beasley pre-game routine includes stick-handling and other stick tricks, and time spent in visualization of game situations.
This articulate young man wants you to know that he will do anything to make the team successful, and that he appreciates the support of Leaf fans.
Beesley gets the opportunity to help the Green and White when the club hosts a three-game KIJHL weekend beginning Friday against Spokane Braves.
Saturday Grand Forks Border Bruins visits the NDCC Arena before the weekend concludes with a 2:30 p.m. home date Sunday against Revelstoke Grizzlies.
Nelson enters the weekend tied with Castlegar Rebels for top spot in the Murdoch Division.
Both teams have played 43 games while Castlegar currently riding a seven-game winning streak.