(MARKHAM – July 25, 2018) The Markham Thunder have announced their first pre-signing of forward draft prospect Victoria Bach.
“I wanted to join the Markham Thunder because I felt that it would be a good fit for me,” says Bach, “I am excited to be a part of such a highly talented team.”
Head Coach Jim Jackson describes Bach as a driven, goal-oriented player. “The puck seems to follow and find her wherever she is on the ice. Victoria has a huge offensive upside and creates open ice for her teammates.”
Bach, who played at Boston University, was also a top three finalist in 2018 for the prestigious Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award, awarded annually to the NCAA’s best female hockey player that season. During her final season, she broke the program record for points and became the all-time leader in goals and points, ultimately finishing with 198 collegiate points (104 G, 94 A).
“I entered the CWHL draft because I wanted to continue my hockey career and play alongside the best players in Women’s Hockey,” she remarks.
The addition of Bach will add to the Thunder’s arsenal of speedy and skilled players. In her senior year, she lead the NCAA in goals per game (1.18) and shots on goal per game (6.70).
General Manager, Chelsea Purcell sees great potential for Bach. “She will have an instant presence on our team both on and off the ice. Bach may be one of the youngest coming to the team this season, but I have no doubt she will be a leader.”
Purcell continues, “She is a hard worker and strives for success not only for herself but for her team. I will be looking forward to watching her play this year and I’m sure the fans will be as well!”
So what can fans expect from the forward? “Someone who is going to give it their all every night,” Bach says. “I consider myself to be someone who is an offensive threat and uses my speed as an advantage against opponents to score and set up goals.”
Read the Top Prospects feature on Bach by clicking here.