The Grande Prairie Storm has signed a local player to its roster. On June 27th, Grande Prairie born Forward Edge Lambert became the newest player to don the Storm jersey. He says he’s excited to get to play for a team he grew up watching.
“[I’m] looking forward to the future; it’s a big opportunity and it’s pretty exciting to play for your hometown watching the guys play as you grow up and you’re like, ‘man I want to be out there,’ and now It’s going to happen.”
Edge started his hockey career in Wembley at the age of four before moving to Grande Prairie for his second year of Peewee hockey.
The Storm picked him up from the Grande Prairie Storm Midget AAA where he lead the team with 21 goals and 14 assists in 33 regular season games. Despite playing for a new league in front of a hometown crowd, Edge says he’s not nervous.
“I kind of [see] it as a motivator just because all the people watching me have so much support and it helps your game I find.”
Edge will join his new teammates when main camp opens August 16th. The Storm will host its first home game of the season on September 20th against Lloydminster.