‘It’s fun to be a part of’
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.”