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.

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