June 27, 2013 — Burnaby, BC (ISN) – The Simon Fraser University Men’s Ice Hockey team is pleased to announce that former Fernie Ghostriders’ Captain Josh McKissock has committed to join the team for the 2013/14 season.
The forward had an outstanding final year in the KIJHL, notching 51 points and 87 penalty minutes in 43 games with Fernie. Having split his prior two seasons between the BCHL and AJHL, McKissock returns to his hometown of Vancouver with a wealth of Junior A and Junior B hockey experience on his resume.
SFU Head Coach Mark Coletta is familiar with McKissock, having known the local product from his minor hockey days. “Josh is a very well rounded hockey player and a very bright student,” says Coletta, “we think he will excel on and off the ice, which makes him a great fit here. We also expect him to bring a hard-nosed, in-your-face attitude to the ice, something that will help our guys.”
“I am excited to be coming to SFU because it is one of the top schools in Canada, with strong academic values,” says McKissock. “This along with knowing Mark Coletta’s well-respected coaching background and high-end hockey program made it a clear fit for me.” The forward also buys in to his new coach’s expectations. “I play a versatile game, on both sides of the puck, and am willing to go to the greasy areas. In my four years of Junior hockey, coaches trusted me to play in all situations.”
Josh also took note of SFU’s strong season last year. “SFU came close last year. I have won Provincial and Western Championships in the past so I hope to contribute here and win a championship for the University.”
Josh McKissock Quick Stats:
Age: 21 – Position: F – Shoots: L
Height: 5’10” – Weight: 170 lbs
Former Team: Fernie Ghostriders (KIJHL, Junior “B”)
McKissock is the fifth player to commit to SFU for the 2013/14 season. Further announcements will be made in the coming weeks. For more information or to stay up to date on the latest recruits, please visit
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