Township of Langley, BC (Thursday, March 31, 2016) – The Langley Rivermen are pleased to announce defenseman Frank Boie (1998 born) has committed to the Rivermen for the 2016-17 season. Boie is a Montreal, Quebec native and played four seasons with The Rivers School (based in Weston, Massachusetts and plays out of the USHS). In 28 games this year, he recorded 6 goals and 21 assists for 27 points. In 98 career games, he registered 10 goals and 44 assists for 54 points. Boie already has a college commitment to Holy Cross for 2017-18.
“I am extremely excited to be a part of the Langley Rivermen organization. I look forward to the opportunity to play for such a well-respected team in the BCHL and can’t wait to get there,” said Boie.
Boie stands at 6 foot 1, 185 pounds and describes himself as a very balanced blue liner.
“I am a competitive, gritty player who loves to challenge the best players on the opposing team. One of my strongest skills is my skating ability, which is an asset both in the defensive and offensive zone. On the defensive aspect, I focus on doing all the little things right to help my team such as: finish checks, block shots, as well as making a smart first pass out of our zone,” continued Boie.
Boie’s Head Coach at The Rivers School is former NHLer Shawn McEachern. Shawn believes Frank is a player that does things the right way and is a big reason why his team won two championships.
“He was a top player on our team and was named co-MVP. He played against other team’s top lines and shut them down, while putting up some nice numbers offensively. His skating is elite and has the ability to join the rush or take the puck out of our end by himself. We were fortunate to have Frank at our program for four years,” said McEachern, who was Captain of the Atlanta Thrashers from 2002-2004.
With his high school career over, Boie knows what he would like to accomplish in his time with the Rivermen before taking off to the NCAA ranks at Holy Cross.
“My short term goals are to help the Rivermen earn a championship and to develop myself into the best player I can possibly be. I chose the Rivermen because they are a very competitive team that does a great job at developing players. Every conversation I have had with Coach Henderson have been awesome and look forward to wearing the Langley Rivermen jersey next season,” Boie finished.