Return set for Oct. 11
By Andrew Rankin
HALIFAX, N.S. – It hasn’t been an easy few weeks for Darcy Ashley.
The Halifax Mooseheads forward has taken little pleasure watching from the sidelines as his team tries to find its groove.
But at least the QMJHL’s reigning hardest-working player of the year award recipient has the comfort of knowing he’ll be fully healed from a torn thumb ligament he suffered last month, and back in the lineup on Oct. 11 when the Herd hosts the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada.
“Any time you’re sitting out, it’s hard to watch and I’m getting a good taste right now; it’ll be 11 games,” said Ashley. “It’s something I don’t want to go through again, that’s for sure.”
Entering his fourth and final year with the Herd, his scoring punch and tenacity will be a welcome addition to the 2-3 (won-lost) Mooseheads.
In 66 games last season, he collected a career-best 26 goals and 52 assists in 66 regular-season games along with 11 points in 17 playoff contests.
“I’ll be ready when I get back,” he said. “I’m really excited to get my season underway. Hopefully, I can bring a little more offence to the team and we can get on a little streak here.”