Township of Langley, BC (Monday, March 14, 2016) – The Langley Rivermen are pleased to announce forward Alex MacDonald (1997 born) has committed to the Rivermen for the 2016-17 season. MacDonald is a Halifax native and is in his third season with St. Andrews College. In 9 games this year, MacDonald recorded 7 goals and 6 assists for 13 points. In 98 career games, he has registered 47 goals and 62 assists for 109 points.
“I’m very excited to join the Rivermen organization next year. They have a great reputation for advancing players to the next level and the talks I have had with Coach Henderson have been great. I’ve never been to British Columbia before, so I am eager to come to Langley and get started,” said MacDonald.
Before deciding on the Rivermen, MacDonald bounced any questions he had off a few current players on the team.
“Last season, I played with Justin Fregona and Adam Sinclair at St. Andrews College, and I know Matt Graham from back home in Halifax. They all had nothing but positive things to say about the team and city,” MacDonald continued.
St. Andrews College Head Coach David Manning describes Alex as a dynamic forward.
“Alex is a creative, offensive player that can make plays off the rush and in the attacking zone. Alex’s best asset is his ability to be creative at top speed and I believe he can be an immediate impact in the BCHL with the Rivermen. He produced at a consistent rate at our level, and if he didn’t battle injuries in his senior season, he likely would have been our leading scorer,” said Manning.
Coming into his rookie season in the BCHL, MacDonald already has a few short and long term goals in mind he would like to accomplish.
“I want to come to Langley next year and contribute any way I can and help the team contend for a championship. My long term goal is to achieve an NCAA scholarship playing hockey at a school that I feel will compliment me not only in hockey, but academically as well,” finished MacDonald”.