The Langley Rivermen Junior “A” Club is pleased to announce the commitment of forward Mitchell McLain (1993) to the team for next season. Mitchell is from Baxter,Minnesota and played for Brainerd High in the USHS. He had a spectacular season recording 35 goals and 29 assists for a total of 64 points in 25 games played.
“I am very excited to come to the Rivermen next season, I have always wanted to be a hockey player after high school and Langley really sounds like a great place to play and the Rivermen organization seems like an awesome team to play for,” said McLain who was in between classes at school.
In talking to Head Coach/GM Bobby Henderson, the 6’1”, 190 pound forward McLain really liked everything he heard,
“The town, the area and the Henderson family’s drive to succeed not only as an organization, but getting their players to the next level was a huge factor for me and couldn’t be more pleased with my decision,” said McLain.
Coach Henderson could not be happier to land a player like Mitchell’s caliber,
“As soon as I saw him play I knew we had to get him in a Rivermen uniform, he is big, fast, skilled, and competes very hard, which we really like,” said Henderson, “he is a well rounded athlete and we expect him to contribute immediately”.
The Minnesota star is a well rounded athlete and then some to say the least as he is the starting quarterback on the football team in the fall and a shortstop and first baseman on the baseball squad as well. Currently it is baseball season and McLain has a mind boggling batting average of .562. He is giving up those two sports and is choosing the hockey route,
“I have always enjoyed playing football and baseball, but ever since I was a little kid I dreamed of being a division one and professional hockey player and have always had an extra love for hockey,” said McLain.
When asked about his expectations when it comes to playing in Langley, he made it clear what he hopes to accomplish,
“I hope that we make it in to the post season and go as far as we can in the playoffs and I also want to grow as a player individually in my time there and hopefully move on to division one hockey at some point,” McLain finished.