TRENTON -This season is the first and last with the Pictou County Scotians for Burlington, Ontario’s Nic Morrow.
A student at Dalhousie University, he joined the team midway through the season. Having played 14 games with the team going into the weekend Morrow had two assists. Although his offensive numbers aren’t high, that fits his description of what he brings to the team.
“I feel I bring my ability to shut down our opponents offense,” he said. “I feel I’ve improved my leadership skills so far this season here and have moved into the top-two role the Scotians have asked me to play.”
Although this is his first year with the Scotians it is his second in the NSJHL. He played last season with the Bay Ducks, but was cut this season. He said he was contacted by the Scotians not long after about joining their organization.
“I really respected the organization and the way they treat their players here,” he said. “When they asked me I didn’t have to think too long about it because I liked the staff and we have a great group of guys in the locker room.”
Going into the weekend the Scotians were three points back of the Strait Pirates for second place in the Sid Rowe Division of the NSJHL. Closing the gap last weekend was a big boost for the team according to Morrow.
“We were unprepared on Saturday going into the game by being rushed, but once we got on the ice we knew what we had to do,” he said. “Sunday was another big game for us and the guys felt really good about it. We hope to ride the momentum into this weekend.
“Lately we’ve been doing a good job of scoring more goals and not allowing as many because we’ve had fewer errors, which shows we’re coming together well.”
The Scotians were on the road last night against the Cumberland County Blues and are home Sunday night at the Trenton Rink for a 7:30 p.m. puck drop against the Valley Maple Leafs.