This week’s Thursday Thunder player is Reed Chalmers; presented by Save on Foods. 

Chalmers is a rookie forward that wears #18 for the Airdrie Techmation Thunder.

According to the Thunder's General Manager Shaun Guest Reed had a great weekend in scoring and playing great shut-down hockey on the PK (penalty kill).

"Reed's work ethic in practice was top notch and it's showing in his gameplay."

This past weekend the Airdrie Thunder secured the second spot in the north division of the Heritage Junior Hockey League and a 'bye' in the first round of the playoffs.

Chalmers whose hometown is Airdrie started out the season playing in a junior B league in B.C., but unfortunately got hurt and sent home, and that's when he joined the Thunder.

"I've only been here for about two-thirds of the season and since I've been here, it's been good. We just locked our spot in second in our division so we've got a first-round bye."

Chalmers has played hockey in Airdrie for his whole life and explained it's awesome to play for your hometown team.

"All your family and friends can watch; playing for the home crowd where you grew up, it's really good."

So far, Chalmers has played in 26 games, garnering seven goals and seven assists.

"I've had some good scoring streaks and I've been snake bitten for a while, but I'm pretty happy with it so far."

When it comes to the playoffs Chalmers believes if they start strong, they will go far.

"We need to kind of stick to our systems more and play more consistently. We've had some poor starts in the first period and if we can get that in a check will probably be pretty successful."

In his free time away from hockey, Chalmers works and does a lot of training and working out. He is uncertain about what the next hockey season will bring.

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