Saints boost 2012 recruiting class with additions of Luongo and Wolff
Tuesday, April 10, 2012 - Submitted by BCIHL Media
The Selkirk College Saints Men’s Hockey program is pleased to announce commitments from forward Matthew Luongo (Surrey, B.C.) and goaltender Stephen Wolff (Parksville, B.C.) to attend Selkirk College and compete for the Saints beginning in the 2012/13 B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League season.
Luongo is a 5-foot-10 centre who recently completed his junior career with the PIJHL’s Aldergrove Kodiaks, where he scored nine goals and 33 points in 43 regular season games and added another nine points in 11 playoff contests. His PIJHL totals include 24 goals and 73 points over three years, while he spent the 2009/10 season playing Junior A with the MJHL’s Neepawa Natives and SJHL’s Estevan Bruins.
“I’m excited to be coming to Selkirk and have the opportunity to play college hockey surrounded by top level players and coaches,” says Luongo, who describes himself as a gritty, high-energy player. “I’m looking forward to helping the Saints establish a winning tradition and making a run at a championship.”
Wolff, meanwhile, joins the Saints following a junior career that included stops with the Oceanside Generals of the VIJHL and the Fernie Ghostriders of the KIJHL, where he compiled a record of 17 wins and 17 losses while totalling a 2.79 goals-against average and .907 save-percentage. He was a VIJHL All-Star in 2011 and was named the Generals’ Playoff MVP after leading his team on a postseason run later that season that saw him collect a 1.84 GAA and .946 SV% over seven games.
“It’s always been my goal to play college hockey and I’m excited to be coming to a great school,” says Wolff, who stands 6-foot-3. “I’m going to work hard to establish myself as a top goaltender in the BCIHL and to better my game and skill level overall so that I can further pursue my career in hockey.”
Luongo and Wolff join forwards Thomas Hardy and Cole Thomson and defenceman Dylan Smith to bring Selkirk’s commitment total for the 2012/13 season to five. Additional player announcements will be made in the coming weeks.
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