Canada Junior Hockey gold medalist Shea Theodore returned to his hometown arena for a 'hero's welcome' Jan. 7 and to drop the ceremonial puck for Richmond Sockeyes' Jordan Andrews and Aldergrove Kodiaks' Aaron Markin in the Pacific Junior Hockey League game.

Canada Junior Hockey gold medalist Shea Theodore returned to his hometown arena for a 'hero's welcome' Jan. 7 and to drop the ceremonial puck for Richmond Sockeyes' Jordan Andrews and Aldergrove Kodiaks' Aaron Markin in the Pacific Junior Hockey League game.

Shea Theodore gets hero’s welcome from Aldergrove

Canada Junior Hockey gold medalist Shea Theodore returned to his hometown arena for a "hero's welcome" and to drop the ceremonial puck

Canada Junior Hockey gold medalist Shea Theodore returned to his hometown arena for a “hero’s welcome” Jan. 7 and to drop the ceremonial puck for Richmond Sockeyes’ Jordan Andrews and Aldergrove Kodiaks’ Aaron Markin in the Pacific Junior Hockey League game between the Kodiaks and Sockeyes.

Theodore, 18, played for the Aldergrove Minor Hockey Association until his midget level when he was signed to the WHL’s Seattle Thunderbirds and subsequently drafted by the NHL’s Anaheim Ducks.

A defenceman, Theodore not only ensured that no goals were scored on Canada while he was on the ice at the World Junior Championships, he also got two points for an assist and a goal in Canada’s seven-game sweep of the series.