Township of Langley, BC, Monday, January 23, 2011: The Langley Rivermen are pleased to announce defensemen Richard Coyne (1991) has committed to Alaska – Fairbanks for the 2012-2013 season. Since joining the Rivermen franchise in mid November from the Lincoln Stars of the USHL, Richard has been an anchor back on the blue line for the Rivermen.
Defense coach, Bobby Henderson is not surprised Richard has furthered his hockey career, “we are very excited for him and believe Alaska-Fairbanks will be a great opportunity. He has worked extremely hard since being here with us and really deserves this."
The Arizona native has put up 6 assists in 16 games in his time in a Rivermen uniform and further more has provided veteran leadership on a young squad. Richard did not have to go very far to ask questions about his new University as Rivermen offensive coach Jordan Emmerson spent four years at Alaska Fairbanks. With this announcement, the Rivermen now have five players on the roster who have commitments to either a College or University.
On behalf of the entire Langley Rivermen organization we would like to congratulate Richard on his accomplishment.
There are only nine home games left for the Rivermen. The team continues their season high six game home stand with two games this week. On Wednesday the Nanaimo Clippers are in town with the Victoria Grizzlies paying a visit on Saturday night. Both games are at 7 PM at the Langley Events Centre.