Saturday, June 25, 2011

SFU Adds Gordon:

This is posted on the Vipers website:

SFU adds Gordon

by Viper staff | Added 2011-06-21

JUNE 21,2011 -- BURNABY, B.C. -- The Simon Fraser University’s Men’s Ice Hockey program is pleased to announce a commitment from goaltender Graeme Gordon (North Vancouver, B.C.) to attend SFU and join the team for the 2011/12 British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League season.

Gordon brings an impressive resume to SFU that includes 2009 and 2010 RBC Cup championships with the British Columbia Hockey League’s Vernon Vipers. The 22-year old spent three seasons in the BCHL, compiling a career record of 60 wins, 35 losses and 2 ties in 103 games with the Vipers, Merritt Centennials and Salmon Arm SilverBacks.

The 2010/11 campaign saw Gordon post a 30-7-0 record with a 2.06 GAA and .911 SV% during the regular season before recording another 19 playoff wins to help Vernon capture league, regional and national titles.

"It’s exciting to be able to add a player of Graeme’s calibre and experience," says SFU general manager Jeff Dubois. "He brings a winning background and has played in lots of big games and high-pressure situations. We’re looking forward to him filling a large role at SFU over the next number of seasons."

“I’m looking forward to joining SFU because of the quality of the academics the university has to offer and the team’s past championship success,” says Gordon, who spent the 2010/11 season with the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds of Canadian Interuniversity Sport. “I hope to bring my RBC Cup experience to the team and contribute to a few more championships during my tenure.”

The addition of Gordon brings SFU’s commitment total for next season to 11. He joins a group that includes defencemen Tyler Mah (Flin Flon/SJHL), Derek Henderson (Grand Prairie/AJHL), Kenton Valliant (Portage/MJHL), Todd Fletcher (Ridge Meadows/PIJHL) and Taylor Swaffield (Trail/BCHL) as well as forwards Mike Krgovich (Coquitlam/BCHL), Jonathan Ceci (Estevan/SJHL), Tony Oak (Battlefords/SJHL), Taylor Piller (La Ronge Ice Wolves/SJHL) and Trevor Milner (Notre Dame/SJHL).

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