Simon Fraser bolsters blueline with addition of former WHLer Bruin McDonald
Monday, April 30, 2012 - Submitted by SFU Men's Hockey
The Simon Fraser University Men’s Ice Hockey program is pleased to announce a commitment from defenceman Bruin McDonald (Coquitlam, B.C.) to attend SFU and join the team for the 2012/13 British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League season.
McDonald played four seasons in the WHL with the Prince George Cougars and Spokane Chiefs. The blueliner notched 10 points and 33 penalty minutes in 53 games in his final full season with Prince George before moving to Spokane and eventually on to the QMJHL’s Gatineau Olympiques.
With a strong career in major-junior hockey, McDonald will bolster the defense core for SFU as they pursue their fourth BCIHL title.
"Bruin’s experience and skill set will be a huge asset to our blueline," says SFU head coach Mark Coletta. "I’m excited to see him raise the level of intensity on the ice and I think he will contribute to the success of our program in a big way."
"Coming to SFU gives me a chance to join an up and coming program at a very high academic school where I can continue both my hockey career and studies at a high level," says McDonald.
He describes himself as "smooth skating, and good puck moving defenceman" and aims to establish himself as a top-4 defenceman while maintaining a strong GPA.
McDonald is SFU’s second commitment for the 2012/13 season.
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