Township of Langley, BC (Thursday, April 14, 2016) – The Langley Rivermen are pleased to announce forward Andrew Dumaresque (1997 born) has committed to the Rivermen for the 2016-17 season. Dumaresque is a Hammonds Plains, Nova Scotia native and captained Milton Academy last season. In 27 games during the 2015-16 campaign, he recorded 19 goals and 16 assists for 35 points.
“I’m very excited to commit to the Rivermen next year. I chose the Rivermen because not only are they an extremely competitive team year in and year out, but they also have a great reputation for developing guys and moving them on to the next level,” said Dumaresque.
Dumaresque is a 6 foot 1, 185 pound centre that describes himself as a two-way player.
“I’m a hard-working centre that can play in all situations. I like to chip in offensively as well as shut down the opposing team’s best players. I also pride myself in being solid in the face-off circle,” he continued.
Rivermen Head Coach and General Manager Bobby Henderson liked what he saw in Dumaresque when he took in a Milton Academy game in 2015.
“Andrew is a big body forward that has a creative scoring touch. He excelled on both the power play and penalty kill and seems like a player you can trust in all situations. You can never have enough of those kind of players on a team and feel he will be a great fit up the middle for us,” said Henderson.
With a new chapter in his hockey career about to begin with the Rivermen, Dumaresque has a good idea of what he would like to accomplish.
“In the short term, I hope to come to Langley, have a great year, develop my skills, and help the team compete for a title. Long term goals – I hope to further my hockey career, move onto the next level, and earn an NCAA Division-I scholarship. Coming to Langley will be an excellent opportunity for me,” Dumaresque finished.