This will be Shirley’s first professional season.
Shirley spent the last three seasons at the University of Saskatchewan (USports) prior to joining the AMERICANS. In those three seasons, the 6-foot-2 forward tallied 27 goals and 35 assists in 71 games. His best season there came in 2018-19, where in 20 games, he tallied 22 points (12G, 26A).
Prior to attending University, he spent four seasons in the WHL with the Kamloops Blazers, where he spent one as team captain and one season as an alternate captain. With the Blazers, he appeared in 344 games totaling 233 points and 119 penalty minutes.
He Scores his first professional goal on Marvel Kid’s day against the Wichita Thunder on May 2nd
FUN FACT: He was teammates with Sam Ruopp at the University of Saskatchewan (USports).