Jeremy Boyer is a 21 year old from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan in Canada’s interior, and has just completed his first CHL season with 2011 North Star Justin Chwedoruk.
Boyer went through the Junior system, drafted and playing over three seasons with the WHL’s Seattle Thunderbirds, before a season back home in Saskatoon and some SJHL before going pro.
Boyer heard plenty about the AIHL from teammates Obi Aduba and Justin Chwedoruk. Jeremy scored 32 points in 62 games, 16 goals and assists each, while playing for the Quad City Mallards in the Central Hockey League.
“He [Chwedoruk] loved it, and said it was a blast – great people and everything.”
“I’ve heard the AIHL is decent hockey.”
When asked what brand of hockey he brings, Boyer humbly talked about his variety of skills.
“I’ve got an alright shot, so I score a decent amount, and do alright with setting people up.”
“I play with a lot of energy.”
He added he kills penalties, and plays a dual setup and scoring role in the power plays. He also recognised how the larger rinks in Australia could suit him.
“I love Olympic ice, there’s a few rinks here in Canada.”
“I’ve always done well on Olympic ice sheets.”
Boyer isn’t resting up before flying over, instead competing in a senior hockey tournament in Saskatoon for fun, before flying out to Australia on the 23rd, in time for the North Stars opening game on Saturday the 28th at home.