Okanagan College adds Fellnermayr from NAHL's Dawson Creek Rage
Thursday, May 24, 2012 - Submitted by OC Hockey
The Okanagan College Coyotes are pleased to announce a commitment from West Kelowna native Scott Fellnermayr to suit up for the Coyotes beginning in the 2012/13 British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League season.
Fellnermayr makes the move to the Coyotes after spending the past two seasons with the Dawson Creek Rage in the North American Hockey League. The 6-foot-2, 190 pound forward recorded 13 goals and 26 assists for a total of 39 points last season in 56 games with the Rage while racking up 91 penalty minutes and serving as the team's captain.
Fellnermayr appreciates the time he spent in Dawson Creek and believes the NAHL is a great league that flies under the radar.
"I enjoyed my two years in Dawson Creek and despite losing seasons on the ice I can’t say enough good things about the quality of players in the NAHL and the league itself," he says. "It was a very unfortunate that the Rage organization was forced to fold this summer and I am grateful for the opportunity I received in Dawson Creek."
Fellnermayr posted 78 points in 111 games and accumulated 111 penalty minutes during his time in Dawson Creek after two successful seasons with the Sicamous Eagles in the KIJHL.
The Coyotes have full confidence that Scott is ready for the next step in his progression as a player and that it will be a seamless transition into the BCIHL with OC.
"We know that Scott will be a responsible two-way player who is dangerous in the offensive zone and can unleash his great shot," says GM Kolby Barnstable. "We expect Scott to play important minutes for our club and we look forward to re-uniting Felly with Buater (Aaron Buat). These two guys played well together in their Sicamous days and we hope that chemistry can be re-ignited."
Fellnermayr looks forward to playing with his old teammate as he comments on Buat’s leadership skills and jokes about his friend: "Buater was one of the best captains I have played with when we were together in Sicamous and I’m looking forward to getting on the ice with that big goof here real soon."
With the addition of Fellnermayr the Coyotes have secured their fourth commitment and fourth former captain for the upcoming season as they stock up on leadership.
With no current captain the Coyotes will have plenty of good options to choose from in the fall when naming the next player to wear the 'C'.
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