Bombers Re-Sign Daigneault

by Bombers Staff

The Long Beach Bombers are proud to announce the signing of veteran Canadian forward, Will Daigneault.  The right shot speedster lives in Port Alberni, British Columbia, and was born May 7, 1998. The 5’10, 165lb winger will return for his second season in Long Beach.

Last year, Daigneault left the VIJHL for the WSHL, part way through the season. He finished with a stat line of 32GP-4G-9A-13Pts-100PIMs. Daigneault is likely the fastest skater in the WSHL, and also one of the most physical players. He is a tenacious disturber that backs down from no one, and often leaves his stamp on a game. 

Long Beach Bombers Head Coach & General Manager, Chris White, commented, “We are very excited to have Willie back for another season. He is extremely hard to play against, in terms of his speed and his aggressiveness. He was playing his best hockey of the season, in the Thorne Cup Playoffs. Entering his final season of junior hockey, we look for him to build off of that late-season success. He is the type of player that will run through a wall for his team, and his teammates. He has the ability to be much more of an offensive producer than a season ago, and we will be focused on tapping into that potential."

Will Daigneault’s Player Profile:

Q & A with Will Daigneault:

Last season, you made your way to the WSHL, and the Bombers, after playing 18 games in the VIJHL. How was your transition and how did the league compare to your expectations?

It was pretty similar. The top WSHL teams would beat all teams in the VIJHL, but the bottom teams would have a tougher time.

Half of your goals came in the Thorne Cup Playoffs, last year. What do you think led to the increased production, compared to the regular season? 

I had a tough start, for sure. In the playoffs, I was focused more on winning and scoring, than fighting and hitting.

Having played in a Thorne Cup Finals, what will you take into this season, from that experience? What are your goals and expectations for the team, this season?

We are going to win the Thorne Cup, that’s that.

What were some of your best memories from the 2017-2018 season, both on and off the ice?

Practicing and hanging out in the room with the boys is something I always loved, and hanging out at the beach, or going mini golfing with the boys.