With the December 1st roster cut down over and done with, the Rivermen have signed a pair of players from Junior “B”:
Defenseman Tanner Johnson (1995 born)- The Castlegar native has been in the line-up for the ‘Men in the past three games is now a full-time player. He played in 25 games for the Castlegar Rebels of the KIJHL and picked up 6 goals and 9 assists. The youngster has been played a lot since suiting up in his first game on Tuesday. He has been manning the point on the first PP unit for the most part and even recorded his first BCHL point on Sunday afternoon in Victoria. He has a lot of upside from what I have seen from him . Tanner is very confident with the puck, responsible in his own end and sees the ice very well for a 17 year-old. For a guy that was thrown into the fire with no prior BCHL experience, he has handled himself beyond his years and I believe you will hear his name a lot more as the season goes along.
Forward Marco Romano (1994 born)- The Burnaby product can flat out fly. As soon as he steps out on the ice you notice him right away with his speed and skill. He was very productive in his first season with the North Delta Devils putting up 9 goals and 9 assists in 23 games before becoming a Rivermen. He may be on the smaller side at 5’9″, 165 pounds, but this kid has fan favorite written all over him with his skating ability. He will play in his first BCHL game coming up on Friday in Trail.
Look for the official press release with comments from Bobby Henderson at http://www.langleyrivermen.com shortly.