Saints continue to score during the off season with addition of Kameran Crawford to roster
The Selkirk College blueline core is nicely filling out after the coaching staff inked former KIJHL and BCHL grad Kameran Crawford to the roster of the 2012/13 B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League squad.
"We’re thrilled that Kam decided to begin his college hockey career at Selkirk, particularly given the number of programs in Canada and the United States that were after him," said Saints head coach Jeff Dubois.
"Kam adds size, mobility and skill to an already talented group of
defencemen, and he should be an impact player in the BCIHL from day
The Penticton native spent the 2011/12 season with the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League’s Osoyoos Coyotes, where he led the team in scoring and was honoured by the league as it’s Top Defenceman.
The 20-year old was an offensive force for the Coyotes with 18 goals and 74 points in 46 regular season games, leading all KIJHL blueliners by a 26-point margin.
He also added 11 points in six playoff contests.
Crawford spent the previous two seasons playing with the BCHL's Merritt Centennials, where he picked up 20 points and 97 penalty minutes over 90 games.
He suited up for the Penticton Vees in four games during their 2011/12 campaign and joined the club in Humboldt, SK for the 2012 RBC Cup, which the Vees captured with a finals win over the Woodstock Slammers.
Crawford is the Saints’ fifth committed defenceman for the fall, joining Brett Kipling (Melville, SJHL), Dylan Smith (Richmond, PIJHL), Lucas Hildebrand (Revelstoke, KIJHL) and Mark Strachan (Kimberley, KIJHL).
Returning blueliners Justin Sotkowy and Sandro Moser finished third and fourth in BCIHL scoring by defencemen last season.
"I’m excited to come to Selkirk College and I’m looking forward to being
a part of an up-and-coming hockey program and living in a great town," said Crawford, who lists his puck-handling, hard shot and offensive instincts amongst his strengths.
"My goals are to be successful in my studies, meet a bunch of new people and make a run at a championship."
Also committed to Selkirk for the fall are forwards Logan Proulx (Cowichan Valley, BCHL), Thomas Hardy (Aldergrove, PIJHL), Jackson Garrett (Comox Valley, VIJHL), Stephen Saretsky (Wellington, OJHL), Scott Swiston (Creston, KIJHL), Connor McLaughlin (Fernie, KIJHL), Cole Thomson (Kerry Park, VIJHL), Matthew Luongo (Aldergrove, PIJHL), Cody Fidgett (Delta, PIJHL), John Proctor (Delta, PIJHL), Mason Spear (Beaver Valley, KIJHL), Connor Stephens (Victoria, VIJHL), Brodie Gibbon (Oceanside, VIJHL) and Jared Seutter (Chase, KIJHL) and goaltenders Alex Sirard (Pilot Butte, PJHL) and Stephen Wolff (Oceanside, VIJHL).