Official press release from the Langley Rivermen:
Township of Langley, BC, Wednesday, October 3, 2012: The Langley Rivermen Junior “A” Hockey club is pleased to announce the commitment of Evan Campbell (1993) to the UMass Lowell River Hawks for 2013 or 2014.
The Port Coquitlam native is off to a torrid start to the 2012-2013 season recording 2 goals and 6 assists in three games. He missed the start of the regular season due to a lower body injury, but has looked stronger than ever since his return.
“We are extremely happy for Evan on his commitment to UMass Lowell and is very deserving of this,” said Rivermen Head Coach and General Manager Bobby Henderson, “he had a rough start going down with an injury in training camp, but has worked very hard to get back in the line-up and we are seeing just a glimpse of to what is to come with the start he has had so far.”
The university is located in Lowell, Massachusetts and the men’s ice hockey program plays division one out of the Hockey East Association.
“Evan focused a lot of his time this off-season into training and it’s the hardest he has worked and even put on 15 pounds to show for it,” continued Henderson, “he has gone through a lot of adversity in his young career so far and we believe the sky is the limit for this kid.”
Since coming to Langley last November, Campbell has received a lot of attention from NCAA scouts to the pro ranks with his size, speed, skill and work ethic. It was only a matter of time before he committed to a school.
“He has shown a lot of character and professionalism from all the attention he has been getting and did not let it get to his head,” Henderson said about his right winger, “he maintained his focus on and off the ice and let the process take care of itself.”
Campbell is the fourth Rivermen player on the roster to earn a scholarship.
The Rivermen are back at the Langley Events Centre for two games this weekend! Prince George will be the opponent for both games starting on Saturday night at 7:15PM and then a day later on Sunday at 2:00PM – fans can skate with the team following Sunday’s game. Tickets are available at www.ticketmaster.com