Thursday, September 1, 2016

Viper Alumni Dumonceaux Leaves Bentley University For Dinos:

Former Vernon Vipers forward TJ Dumonceaux has left Bentley University to join the University of Calgary.

Dumonceaux played three season's in Vernon (2012-2015) played in 153 games with the Vipers collecting (42 goals-38-assists-80-points). Dumonceaux spent one year at Bentley University.

TJ Dumonceaux's Player Profile:

This is posted on the Dinos website:

Twelve join Dinos men's hockey for 2016-17


Kelly-Anne Roberts, Dinos Communications Assistant

CALGARY – After finishing fifth in the Canada West Conference in the 2015-2016 season, the Dinos are looking to climb the standings and make its way to the University Cup with 12 new players.

Dinos head coach Mark Howell's 2016 recruiting class features 12 players, four who spent last season in the Western Hockey League, one from the AJHL, one from the SJHL and one from the BCHL, as well as two players from the Western States Hockey League and three University transfer, two from the NCAA and one from within the CIS. Seven of the twelve recruits are forwards, three defensemen and two goalies round out the recruiting class.

Calgary lost its' Captain and two of its' assistant captains in Kevin King, Max Ross and Spencer Edwards, leaving large skates to be filled as all three players have signed in France to pursue a pro career. The Dinos will need to fill other gaps in the roster as two other character players graduated from the Dinos program: Brooks Myers and Alex Dzielski.
"We lost some character guys, quality players, all those guys were key contributors to our team on and off the ice," explained Howell. "It's definitely a transition year but we are confident in the guys we have returning, who can take over the leadership side. Some of the guys coming in have been captains in the past which we feel was important in our recruiting."
Mac Colasimone • 5'6" 150 lbs • Forward • Arts • White Rock, B.C. • Colorado (WSHL)
After spending his final junior season in the WSHL Colasimone will be returning to Canada to begin his CIS career.
The B.C. native spent majority of his junior with the Richmond Sockeyes of the Pacific Junior Hockey League (PIJHL), before playing the 2015-2016 season in the Western States Hockey League with the Colorado Eagles. Colasimone was named to the Thorne Cup All-Star Team after posting 90 points in the regular season with 23 goals and 67 assists, good for second on the Eagles for points and sixth in the league.
In 134 career games between the PIJHL and the WSHL, Colasimone collected 59 goals and 126 assists for 185 points.

Coach Howell: "Anybody that comes to our league, it's a huge step. Our league is getting more competitive to find players so you start looking at every possible avenue that you can. We're confident Mac can come in and help our team."
Darcy DeRoose • 6'3" 194 lbs • Forward • Arts • Ceylon, Sask • Estevan (SJHL)
Having spent his junior career in Manitoba and Saskatchewan, Darcy DeRoose continues to move West to begin his CIS career.
DeRoose split almost every year of his junior career between the Moose Jaw Warriors of the WHL and Estevan Bruins of the SJHL. DeRoose capped off his junior career with his best offensive effort, collecting 76 points with 28 goals and 48 assists in 53 games played, good for fifth in the SJHL.
In 169 games played in the SJHL, DeRoose scored 68 goals and added 101 assists for 169 points, while also competing in 38 games in the WHL, collecting 1 goal and 5 assists for 6 points.

Coach Howell: "Darcy was looking for an opportunity to play, he's proven he can score at the junior level now he's going to have to learn the pace and the level of play at our level to be successful. He's demonstrated in the past he can score now he just has to transition that to the CIS."
TJ Dumonceaux • 5'10" 176 lbs • Forward • Arts • Kelowna, B.C. • Bentley University (NCAA)
One of the three University transfers, TJ has decided to return to Canada to complete his post-secondary education in Calgary.

Dumonceaux spent a year with the Bentley University Falcons of the NCAA, appearing in 28 games while collecting 3 assists. The B.C. native spent his junior career with the Vernon Vipers of the BCHL where he was named assistant captain and was second on the team for goals (27) in his final season (2014-2015).
TJ ended his junior career having played 155 games notching 42 goals, 39 assists for 81 points.

Coach Howell: "TJ is a guy looking for a fresh start, looking for an opportunity to re-establish himself and gain some confidence. We feel he can help our team and be one of the quicker guys in our league, he plays at a high pace."
Braiden Doucette • 6' 181 lbs • Defense • Arts • Leduc, Alta • Canmore Eagles (AJHL)
Despite moving around a fair amount during his junior career the Alberta native is beginning his CIS career just a few hours south of his hometown.
Braiden spent the majority of his junior career split between the AJHL and the WHL. Doucette finished his final season with the Canmore Eagles after captaining the Bonnyville Pontiacs of the AJHL, for the 2014-2015 season. Braiden ended his junior career with his best offensive season, scoring 13 goals and adding 40 assists for 53 points.
Doucette competed in 109 games in the WHL with the Moose Jaw Warriors, notching 2 goals and 7 assists for 9 points. In 158 games played in the AJHL, Braiden accumulated 24 goals and 68 assists for 92 points.

Coach Howell: "We needed some offensive defensemen and I feel Braiden will be that player. He's a talented guy, it's a transition but when he makes that transition he has the potential to be similar to Cory Pritz who was here for five years and was an all-star."
Logan Fisher • 6'2" 205 lbs • Forward • Arts • Red Deer, Alta • Victoria (WHL)
After four years with the Victoria Royals of the WHL Logan Fisher will begin his CIS career with the Dinos.
Fisher was named assistant captain of the Royals in just his second season with the team and lead by example in his final season. A four-year veteran forward, Fisher wrapped up his greatest offensive season with 11 goals and 22 assists for 33 points in the 2015-2016 season.
In 288 career WHL games, Fisher complied 25 goals and 63 assists for 88 points..

Coach Howell: "Logan should fit somewhere on our second or third line, he's a big, big body center-men. He's been a leader in the past, was a captain in Victoria on a very good team. Logan comes very highly regarded from his coaches as far as quality of player and person. He's a guy we're looking at eventually taking over a leadership role on our team and be a key element on the ice."

Robbie Fisher • 6' 176 lbs • Forward • Arts • Kenora, ON • Wilfrid Laurier University (CIS)
An explosive forward, Robbie Fisher is the second of three transfers to join the Dinos.
Fisher spent his junior career with the Okotoks Oilers of the AJHL. Robbie captained the Oilers in his final two seasons (2012-2013, 2013-2014) before beginning his CIS career with the Wilfrid Laurier University Golden Hawks. Due to CIS rules Fisher had to sit out last year before completing his eligibility with the Dinos.
While an Oiler, Fisher received the Stewy Memorial Award during the 2013-2014 season; this award is awarded to the South Division player that exhibits: Character, dedication, perseverance, integrity and sportsmanship
In 170 career AJHL games, Fisher accumulated 52 goals and 50 assists for 102 points.

Coach Howell: "Anytime you know the level of play helps. Robbie is similar to Brooks Myers who was highly respected in the room by his coaches and the players, he just did everything that was required to help us win and be successful. Robbie is very similar, he can play in a defensive role and help on the penalty kill. Just a really high-end, character guy that plays the game hard."

Matt Greenfield • 6'1" 185 lbs • Goalie • Business • Parkland, FL, USA • West Kelowna Warriors (BCHL)
 The only American recruit to join the Dinos, Matt is no stranger to Western Canada.
Greenfield spent two season in the Ontario Hockey League with the Kitchener Rangers before splitting his final season between the United States Hockey League's Tri-City Storm and the West Kelowna Warriors of the BCHL. Greenfield led the Warriors to its' first ever RBC Cup Championship and posted the only shutout of the tournament stopping all 48 shots helping his team to a 4-0 victory.
In only 18 games played with the Warriors, Greenfield played 1060 minutes with a career high 2 shutouts helping him post a 2.09 goals against average.

Coach Howell: "We're lucky Steven Stanford decided to come back but we know this is his fifth year and we need to replenish the net. Matt's coaches couldn't speak enough on his work ethic, his battle, his compete, his ability to play net. He changed their team, they barely lost a game after he arrived, he gave them the confidence they needed. We're excited to have Matt, anytime you win a championship there's something to be said about that."
Luke Harrison• 6'1" 205 lbs • Forward • Arts • Kelowna, B.C. • Prince George Cougars (WHL)
 After six years and six teams in the WHL Luke Harrison will be joining the Dinos.
A six-year veteran forward from the WHL, Harrison wrapped up his WHL career with the Prince George Cougars. Harrison began with the Victoria Royals for three and a half seasons before going to the Kamloops Blazers where he played 89 games, Harrison spent short periods with the Spokane Chiefs and Brandon Wheatkings before settling in Prince George.

Harrison competed in 245 games over his WHL career, scoring 27 goals and generating 25 assists for 42 points.

Coach Howell: "We lost some leaders and needed to find some guys who were captains, Luke is one of those guys. He is a terrific skater, strong on his feet, has great speed, we're looking to use him in a number of roles. He's a big physical guy who is hard to play against."

Jared Hauf • 6'5" 223 lbs • Defence • Open Studies • Calgary, Alta • Seattle (WHL)
Rounding out the WHL players to join the Dinos, Calgary native Jared Hauf will return to his hometown to begin his CIS career.

Hauf a solid stay-at-home defenseman, spent his entire WHL career with the Seattle Thunderbirds, where he was assistant captain for his final two seasons there. Hauf helped led the Thunderbirds to finish first in the U.S.A having his best season with 2 goals and 13 assists for 15 points. Seattle lost the WHL championship to the Brandon Wheatkings.

In 343 career WHL games, Hauf notched 11 goals and 47 assists for 58 points.

Coach Howell: "Hauf is going to be similar to Dan Gibb, really hard to play against, big guy, and he's a great guy. Great reach, he's your defensive defensemen, once he gains more confidence with the puck he'll get a chance to enhance his offensive ability."
Riley Roberts • 6'1" 181 lbs • Forward • Arts • Essex, ON • Colorado (WSHL)
The second recruit from the WSHL, Riley Roberts joins the Dinos having played two seasons in the GOJHL (Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League) before finishing his junior career with the Colorado Eagles of the WSHL.
Roberts is an offensive force, posting 102 points (56 goals and  46 assists) in 52 games played. Riley was third in all-time scoring for the Eagles franchise, during the 2015-2016 season Roberts led the league in goals and was named to the WSHL first-time all-star. Despite losing in the playoff finals, Roberts led in points (28) and goals (16)
Riley ended his WSHL career with 78 games played, notching 77 goals and 59 assists for 136 points.

Coach Howell: "It's going to be a step coming from the WSHL for sure, over time though he can be counted on to produce offensively and contribute to our success."
Brayden Sherbinin • 6'1" 185 lbs • Defense • Open Studies • Kelowna, B.C. • Quinnipiac University (NCAA)
The final University transfer, Brayden Sherbinin has decided to return to Canada to complete his post-secondary education just east of his home province.
Sherbinin played two season with the Quinnipiac University Bobcats, where he collected 9 points in 53 games played. Brayden spent his junior career in the BCHL with the Westside Kelowna Warriors and Cowichan Valley Capitals before playing his final season with the Salmonarm Silverbacks.
Sherbinin competed in 160 career BCHL games, compiling 78 points with 22 goals and 56 assists.

Coach Howell: "Braiden will be one of the best skaters in our league, he's an offensively gifted defensemen who likes to skate. We're going to let our D-men go and contribute, skate the puck… where maybe he didn't' have as many of those opportunities in the NCAA. We're going to look at him to carry the puck and create offense with his speed and ability to get the puck through the neutral zone."
Coleman Vollrath • 6' 170 lbs • Goalie • Arts • Calgary, Alta • Victoria (WHL)
Rounding out the Dinos recruiting class of 2016, Vollrath will play for the Dinos in his hometown.
The Calgary native spent his entire WHL career with the Victoria Royals where he broke multiple franchise records.

Coleman now has the record for shutouts with 8, most games played (165) and with 4,072 saves Vollrath now has that record as well. Vollrath was third amongst goalies in the WHL for the 2015-2016 season with a goals against average of 2.40.

In 165 career WHL games, Vollrath played 8,893 minutes while posting 8 shutouts.

Coach Howell: "Coleman was one of our first recruits, one of our most important pieces because we knew where we were at with our goaltending. We really targeted Vollrath a Calgary kid who's a terrific guy with a great work ethic. The coaches in Victoria spoke so highly of him. It's going to be a really healthy competition between our three goaltenders, they all work really hard, they are all terrific people and they're all great goaltenders. We're excited Coleman chose us."

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