A big signing for the Clan today as BCHL champion Brendan Lamont has committed to SFU as part of the 2015/16 recruit class. Lamont is coming of a 63 point season with the Coquitlam Express, where he along with Corey Mackin and Brett Supinski formed the most dangerous forward line in the BCHL. He makes the jump to college hockey after playing in 230 regular season Junior A games, where he put up 123 points.
With the departure of several 4th year players, SFU had a need for some more scoring punch and Lamont is expected to fill that role. “Brendan is a highly skilled player, his 63 points last season show that, and we expect him to be an elite scorer in the league” said SFU Head Coach Mark Coletta. Along with a high skill level, Brendan is also known for his effort level, and grit despite being listed at 5’9″ 154lbs, something that stood out to Coquitlam Express broadcaster Eddie Gregory, “He was one of my favourite player to watch in the year and a half he was with the team, he’s a hard working player who is more than willing to get his nose dirty”. Lamont also brings an element of speed to the line up that SFU seemed to be lacking last season.
During the 2014 Fred Cup playoffs, Lamont was an integral part of the team that captured the league championship over the Vernon Vipers. “He was instrumental in helping the team win the Fred Page Cup in 2014, he’s a great leader” added Gregory on what he saw from Lamont during the playoff run. After being unable to win a BCIHL Championship despite playing in 3 of the last 4 finals, Lamont’s experience will be a welcome addition to the team. “I feel my experience in the playoffs will benefit the team, and hopefully win a championship.”
Brendan received interest and offers to play at NCAA division 1 programs but chose to come to play for the Clan and receive an excellent education. He plans to study Business Administration at the Beedie Schools of Business. He also noted how he felt the Clan and BCIHL would be a great fit for him as a player.
Lamont is the fourth forward to commit to SFU for the 2015/16 season, joining Brandon Tidy, Stephen Ryan and Jamie Waddington as part of a group that looks to regain the Clan’s status as a top offensive team in the BCIHL.
SFU Men’s Hockey was re-established in 2004 and competes in the British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League. The program focuses on competition, academics, and community service as its core values. For more information about the SFU Hockey program, please visit www.sfuhockey.com.