Langley Rivermen are proud to announce the commitment of 1999 born 6’4 194 pound forward Seth Benson from Omaha U18.
” I’m a guy that likes to use my size, I take pucks to the net, like to take the body when I can, I consider myself a bit of a playmaker trying to use my size to make space and find open guys.”
Seth began his road back to hockey this season after taking last year off. He was diagnosed with cancer after recovering from a shoulder injury that had kept him out a few weeks. He began treatment immediately catching the cancer in its early stages, after undergoing Chemotherapy for 3 months, Seth was now cancer free and ready to begin his journey back to hockey.
“Im not going to lie it was hard, I was really excited to get back playing after recovering from a shoulder injury and I got the worst possible news. I consider myself a leader on and off the ice, a hard worker at all times and I was ready to apply those skills to this part of my life. I had to change my mindset, be positive and focused. I love hockey, hockey helped me beat cancer, it kept me hungry training to get ready for this season, it gave me hope and somthing to look forward too. Deep down I knew if I could overcome this kind of adversity, I could take this into other parts of my life and hopefully help others facing adversity.”
‘I cannot wait to get out west to begin my journey with the Rivermen, I have talked with all staff member, they’re all really welcoming and excited to have me, as am I to be there.”
Riv Nation join us Tuesday January 23 as we take on the Salmon Arm Silverbacks at The Lodge. Tickets still available at the door.