Tuesday, May 17, 2016- Township of Langley- The Langley Rivermen announced today that forward Donovan Shambeau (1995 born) has committed to play at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) for the next four years.
“I am extremely excited to play hockey in Vegas next fall and be a part of a great program. I hope to be an impact player with a physical presence and chip in with some offense when needed,” said Shambeau.
Shambeau signed with the Rivermen at the BCHL deadline and appeared in 11 games recording 1 goal and 1 assist and 11 penalty minutes. He also suited up in 4 playoff games.
“Donovan was a nice deadline addition to our hockey team. He is a prototypical power forward that skates very well for a big body and brought some needed physicality. Donovan was a late bloomer and we expect him to continue to improve his game while persuing his studies,” said Rivermen Head Coach & General Manager Bobby Henderson.
Shambeau describes his time with in the Rivermen organization as an unforgettable experience.
“My teammates were great and made it an easy transition for me when I came to Langley. The Rivermen organization is first class and have a great coaching staff. I can’t thank Bobby (Henderson), Kurt (Astle), and Mitch (Fyffe) enough for all they did for me,” finished Shambeau.
Shambeau will take part in a four-year Sports Medicine program at UNLV.