First things first let me just say I am sorry to hear that Woody is coming back to the North Stars for Woody’s sake. He wanted to make it work in pro-hockey and I know he gave it 100% while he was in Greenville. This move could also going to impact someone currently on the Stars roster. So it is good news tempered in a couple of ways.
But there is no two ways about it. Woody Klassen is a phenominal SJHL D man who is going to make this Stars team, one that has won 9 games in a row, even better. So if you are a Stars fan I am sure you are excited to hear that Woody is returning. I haven’t had much interaction with him since I got to Saskatchewan but in my few dealings with Woody I have found him to be a very mature, down to Earth young man with his head firmly on his shoulders. He is going to provide the Stars with leadership as well as what he brings on the ice.
So what does he bring on the ice? Well you might know better than I do. But everything I have heard tells me that he is a point a game D man from the back end that hits like a truck. He immediately slots in as arguably the Stars top D man and suddenly with the addition of Roger Tagoona the Stars now have incredible depth up front and on the back end. I am looking forward to seeing Woody play as people rave about his ability. In fact Matty Ryan who does colour commentary for me on occasion just sent me a text that said, “I love Woody”.
The other Stars news that I wanted to tell you about is the fact the Stars are ranked 6th in Canada in the most recent CJHL Top 20 Rankings. They moved up from 12th last week. It’s a good time to be a Stars fan that’s for sure. You can bet during tomorrow’s broadcast I will have more on Woody’s return and Tagoona’s acquisition. So you should probably tune in even if you are going to the game. Bring a radio with a nice high powered receiver and join me.