SFU Hockey Media
August 13, 2013, Burnaby, BC (ISN) – The Simon Fraser University Men’s Ice Hockey team is pleased to announce that former Chilliwack Chief Ryan Donohoe has committed to join the team for the 2013/14 season.
Donohoe notched 23 points and 17 penalty minutes in 32 BCHL games with the Chiefs. Prior to that, Donohoe played four seasons in the OJHL with Peterborough and Wellington, and put up a total of 107 points in 135 games.
“Strength up the middle is a necessary tool for any successful team at any level,” says SFU Head Coach Mark Coletta. “Adding a player like Ryan definitely makes us better. Coach Smyl in Chilliwack had nothing but positive things to say about Ryan, and he will be an impact guy for us.”
The forward describes himself as a “hardworking, two-way center who hates to lose,” and his strongest assets are his “speed and ability to create plays.” When asked about coming to SFU, he says, “I am excited because of the great education and top hockey program SFU has to offer. I’m looking forward to being successful in both hockey and my studies.”
As the 13/14 SFU roster takes shape, Donohoe fills out a lineup that has seen 11 new recruits so far, combining for over 1,600 games of Junior A experience in total. After large holes were left with the loss of veterans Ben Van Lare, Evan Kurylo, Tadz Brown, Joey Pavone, Colton Graf, Chris Hoe, and Taylor Swaffield following last season, the offseason recruiting has added more depth from the Junior A ranks than the re-established SFU Hockey program has ever seen.
For more information or to stay up to date on the latest recruits, please visit www.sfuhockey.com
Ryan Donohoe Quick Stats:
Age: 21 – Position: F – Shoots: L
Height: 5’11” – Weight: 161 lbs
Hometown: Peterborough, ON
Former Team: Chilliwack Chiefs (BCHL, Junior A)