From the Launchpad: Liam Morris

With two goals this weekend, Liam Morris is on something of a roll.

The rookie winger now has four goals in as many games, and is settling right in with the Rockets. This Saturday’s two goal performance against the North Okanagan Knights was a season high in points and goals for Morris. However, it’s not just his goal scoring that makes him a valuable team member. The 18 year old has a strong game sense, and plays good defense, while maintaining his physicality.

The way he plays is comparable to Leon Draisaitl of the Edmonton Oilers, whose known for his high hockey IQ and the way he uses his body. In fact, Morris, an Alberta native hailing from Beaumont, says that Draisaitl is his favourite player.

While he’s far from his home province, Morris has made Golden his home. It’s not hard when you have a tight-knit team that acts as a second family. For Morris, the boys on the team make Golden feel like home, and are one of his favourite things about living here.

Morris is already looking ahead into the future. While he’s not sure exactly what career path he would like to take, he knows he wants to go to university to pursue an education; he’s just not sure what the education is going to be in quite yet.

When he’s not with the team, Morris likes to read, play video games, as well as listen to music. These things help him relax in his free time. If Morris could bring one thing back from the past, it would be the culture and the lack of phones.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Invasive mussel monitoring stations detect 10 boats

Boats were headed to Okanagan and Thompson regions

COVID-19 outbreak at Okanagan Correctional Centre, involves 3 staff

Three staff involved in possible exposure, health officials say

Roots and Blues festival to kick off virtually on Friday

Watch the festival on Black Press Media website platforms, for free

Morning Start: The first vending machines dispensed holy water

Your morning start for Thursday, August 13, 2020

Morning Start: Women can give birth after they die

Your morning start for Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020

578 British Columbians currently infected with COVID-19

Seventy-eight new cases confirmed in past 24 hours

Man who drove into music festival crowd sentenced to 14 months in jail

Several people seriously hurt during event held near Princeton

Conservation seizes fawn illegally kept captive in Vancouver Island home

A Comox Valley resident charged and fined under the Wildlife Act

Vandals put Vernon public piano out of play

Downtown instrument destroyed, but public project is not over

Pandemic could be driving more parents to get on board with flu shot: study

University of B.C. study gauges willingness for parents to vaccinate children for influenza

Salmon Arm’s first Bitcoin ATM installed in mall

The kiosk will allow people to buy cryptocurrency or sell it for cash.

Summerland mayor asks for community conversation on racism

Incidents in July prompt calls for dialogue

Westside wildfire human caused

Blaze started as a house fire and spread to the bush

Summerland working to reopen recreation facilities

Arena and pool are opening, but ball season will not proceed

Most Read