Andrew Andary originally started his 2017-18 season in Victoria, British Columbia.
However his stint with the BCHL Grizzlies did not pan out and the Michigan native found himself traveling across the country to play for the Johnstown Tomahawks.
Andary stepped into a young Tomahawks roster and had to overcome the challenges of being a rookie in the premier Tier-II hockey league in North America.
“I struggled a bit in the first half of the season,” Andary said. “But I found my niche later in the year. This is a tough league to play in; it is very physical. I found that if you’re responsible defensively, it’ll work out on offense. Hopefully, that will transfer to this season.”
Overall, Andary completed the season with 12 points (six goals, six assists). However, is responsible play down the stretch earned him more ice time in all situations of the game.
Now, the focus shifts to Main Camp where there is no shortage of outstanding talent according to Andary.
“Camp has been very competitive so far,” he said. “There are a lot of good players here, so it is very important to do your job and show what you can bring to the table.”
With Main Camp coming to a close on Sunday, July 8, Andary is looking forward to seeing the Johnstown fans.
“It’s a great place to play junior hockey,” he said. “They’re very passionate about the game.”