Now an established BCHL defenceman with the Langley Rivermen, Viktor Dombrovskiy has his sights set on a pair of goals this season.
In addition to looking for a long playoff run with the Riv, the 17-year old is off to Calgary this weekend for the World Junior A Challenge Canada West selection camp. Dombrovskiy is one of 24 blueliners from across western Canada to be named to the roster and one of just 7 1996-born defencemen. As a rookie, Dombrovskiy amassed 3 goals and 13 points in 45 games with just 10 penalty minutes. So far this season he has five assists and just two minutes in penalties despite logging solid minutes on the blueline. No doubt his consistent, smart puck-moving skills, slick skating, and discipline have been noticed, the same attributes that earned him a scholarship to Yale.
Dombrovskiy will miss Saturday’s game against West Kelowna while he competes for a spot on team Canada West which competes at the World Junior A Challenge in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia starting November 4th.
I spoke with Viktor after Sunday afternoon’s 3-1 loss to Prince George about his exciting news, his season so far and the weekend which saw Langley earn just a single point in a 1-1 tie to Penticton Saturday.