The final pieces of the 2021-2022 addition of the Nanaimo Clippers are falling into place with the addition of 2002 born goalie Jayden Shull. Jayden was acquired from the Cowichan Valley Capitals in exchange for 2001 born defenceman Klim Georgiev.
Shull has been an elite level goalie in BC for most of his career backstopping the North Shore Winter Club for years including two visits to the prestigious Quebec Pee Wee Tournament. He then excelled in the BC Major Midget program, including at the Macs Major Midget Tournament, before moving on to Junior A hockey last year with the Cowichan Valley Capitals at a time when the Clippers were also trying to sign him. He is a 6 foot 3 inch highly trained goalie with an excellent compete level and good anticipation of the play thanks to the watchful eye of legendary goalie coach, Sean Murray.
Head Coach and GM Darren Naylor indicated; “Jayden is someone I’m quite familiar with after watching him play BC Major Midget with the North West Hawks as well as training with my son in the off season with Sean Murray. Jayden is a technically sound goalie, gets square to the puck and competes hard on every play so I am confident he will give the Clippers a strong 1 – 2 punch between the pipes.”
Wes Mussio added, “It has been no small feat replacing Jordan Naylor between the pipes this year, after we had the luxury of having one of the top Junior goalies in the country to rely on for several years. Cooper Black is definitely the real thing and now we have added Jayden Shull so we are well positioned in net for this coming year. Jayden is a big bodied goalie who moves well in the net. He is a 2-year guy for us with the expectation he will be our main starter in his 20th year in the BCHL.”