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Langley teen Brendan Budy commits to Riv for 2016-17

Township of Langley, BC (Wednesday, January 27, 2016) – The Langley Rivermen are pleased to announce forward Brendan Budy (2000 born) has committed to the Rivermen for the 2016-17 season.

The 5 foot 9, 160 pound 15-year-old, is a Langley, BC native and is in his second season with Delta Hockey Academy Prep (CSSHL). In 21 games this year, Budy has recorded 17 goals and 19 assists for 36 points.

“It is hard to put into words how excited I am to play in the BCHL next year with my hometown team. Every conversation I have had with Mr. Henderson has been great, and I feel that It is going to be a great opportunity for me,” said Budy.

Budy remembers when the Rivermen broke into the BCHL five seasons ago, and has always fantasized about playing for the franchise.

“Growing up, I have been to a lot of Rivermen games at the Langley Events Centre and have always wanted to be one of those players on the ice. I have put in a lot of hard work these past few years to get to this point, and I can’t wait for next season already,” Budy continued

Rivermen Head Coach and General Manager Bobby Henderson has kept a close eye on Budy over the last few seasons, and is a big fan of the way he plays the game.

“Brendan is an incredibly dynamic forward. He has a nice blend of skill and grit out on the ice and has a great release. He competes every time he takes a shift, and we expect him to come in and develop into a top tier producer,” said Henderson.

“I feel like I can be both a goal scorer and playmaker. My goals and assists are pretty even, and being a complete player is something I take a lot of pride in. Rivermen fans can expect a guy that will do anything it takes in order for the team to win,” finished Budy.

Budy makes Langley Rivermen history, as he is the first new millennium born player to commit to the franchise. Welcome aboard Brendan!

The Rivermen have three games scheduled this week. On Friday, January 29, they visit the Merritt Centennials at 7:30pm. On Saturday, January 30, the Wenatchee Wild pay a visit to the Langley Events Centre for a 6:00pm face off. The Rivermen and Wild are tied for second place in the Mainland Division with 53 points each (as of today). A day later, the Rivermen close out the week with a Sunday afternoon home game against the Surrey Eagles at 3:00pm. For tickets, please visit http://www.ticketmaster.ca  or call 604-882-8800.

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