Armstrong looks to bring scoring and work ethic to Briercrest
Aaron Armstrong looks to translate a prolific junior career into a successful college career as he joins the Briercrest hockey team this fall.
The Teeswater, Ontario native played his minor hockey at home before moving up to play for the Wingham Ironmen of the Western Junior C Hockey League (WJCHL) from 2010-2014. He had a great career with the Ironmen, particularly during the 2012-13 season where he scored 50 goals in 35 games (only the second player in league history to score 50 goals in a season), set a OHA Junior C record with 124 points in a season and was the first player ever to win the OHA Junior C Player of the Year Award for two years in a row.
Needless to say, Briercrest head coach Jamie Ramer is excited at the potential that he sees in the 5’ 9” forward.
“Aaron will add experience, leadership and a great work ethic to our team,” Ramer said. “He has a passion to grow as a player but also as a person and will be a great fit for our program.”
Some other highlights from Armstrong’s career surround team accomplishments.
“My most recent highlight would be winning the 2013-14 WJCHL championship in seven games and making it to the Clarence Schmalz Cup semi-finals,” Armstrong said. “In 2012-13 my highlight was coaching the Teeswater midget hockey team that went on to win an OMHA championship.”
The high scoring forward is excited to move out to Saskatchewan to play for Briercrest this fall.
“I am looking forward to coming to Briercrest for many, many different reasons,” Armstrong said. “I'm most excited to make lasting friendships with my teammates and fellow students, as well as being part of a community that puts God first.”
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