To say the start of the 2013-14 BCHL season hasn’t exactly gone as planned for Rivermen forward Evan Anderson is a massive understatement.
After starting the season with a hand injury, the 18-year old dressed in just one of Langley’s first four games before making what should have been his permanent return to the lineup September 21st against Coquitlam. It was in that game he assisted on Kevan Kilistoff’s double overtime winner and looked to have provided a good boost to the Riv’s offence. But a freak incident in practice the next week saw the slick winger sidelined for a lot longer.
This season Anderson hoped to break out and prove himself to be one of the BCHL’s premiere offensive talents after putting up 31 points in 56 games last season split between Alberni Valley and Langley where he was traded to just over a year ago. Instead the North Vancouver native has spent most of the season rehabbing his injury and watching practice and games from outside the glass.
Even though it’s been a frustrating last six weeks, Anderson has remained relaxed and positive knowing he will be back on the ice sooner rather than later and can be part of what could very well turn into a special run for the Rivermen.