‘It’s fun to be a part of’

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While he ad­mits to be­ing a lit­tle less vo­cal in the locker room this sea­son, par­tic­u­larly given the ad­di­tion of for­mer team cap­tains like Chris Bartlett, Chris Cros­bie, and Keith De­laney, Thomey main­tains his lead­er­ship role.

“It’s nice to have good guys who want to talk, and are good talk­ers in front of the team. I throw in what I can here and there, but I mostly fo­cus on on-ice stuff in terms of lead­er­ship.”

This year’s line-up for the CeeBees may be one of the deep­est ever, par­tic­u­larly with the ad­di­tion of of­fen­sive dy­namos like Ray Dal­ton, Keith De­laney, and Ryan De­laney. Thomey says with such a strong group, op­po­nents are pre­pared to bat­tle hard.

“ They know they can’t take a shift off, and teams al­ways bring their A-game against you. It makes for some good, hard-hit­ting, fast hockey, and it’s fun to be a part of that.”

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