The scholarships for the Rivermen continue to roll in as Lyndon Stanwood has just announced his commitment to Lake Forest College for the coming season.
The NCAA Division III school just outside Chicago is an elite post-secondary institution and a place Stanwood feels best suits not only his playing aspirations but his academic goals as well.
A veteran BCHL goaltender, Stanny came to the Riv in early December after starting the season in Chilliwack. He came with plenty of experience having played in 80 games with the Trail Smoke Eaters in his first two full years in the league. In fact his first start with the Riv was against his former club in Trail when he stopped 34 shots for the win.
Having spent most of his time in the league with non-playoff teams, Stanny got a new beginning of sorts with the Rivermen, and he took full advantage of it. His stats took a sharp up-turn, finishing the year with a 2.48 GAA and a .919 save percentage in a Rivermen jersey. But beyond his play on the ice, his positive attitude and personality were a huge addition to this club. I once told him his attitude was infectious, because it really is. He came to the rink every day in a good mood and eager to work. He was incredibly supportive of all his teammates and most notably that of his goaltending partner, Brock Crossthwaite. Stanny is the type of teammate you honestly can’t say enough good things about.
An intelligent, driven person, Stanwood is ready for this next challenge both academically and athletically. All the best Stanny!