If you’ve been to an SFU Hockey game the last two seasons you may have noticed two Sandors on the ice: M. and N. Those stand for Mike and Nick Sandor, two brothers from North Vancouver.
At 22, Mike is the younger of the two, and currently in his second year with SFU Hockey. Before joining the Clan, the forward played 61 games with the Victoria Grizzlies of the BCHL and 44 games with the Johnstown Tomahawks of the NAHL.
Being four years apart, this is the first time Mike’s been able to play on the same team as his older brother, a top-scorer for SFU who’s set to graduate at the end of the season.
“Nick is a great player and it’s cool seeing him lead our team the way he does,” he said. “It’ll be a tough task to fill shoes once he graduates.”
The 2014-15 season marks Mike’s first full one in the BCIHL, after spending most of last season sidelined with injuries.
“After being injured last year I had to watch the second half of the season and playoffs,” said Mike. “I want to make up for that and help the Clan to the Championship.”
There’s still time to see that goal come true this season, but in the meantime Mike’s current favourite SFU memory remains scoring the game winner at home against Clan rival, the Selkirk Saints.
Mike is currently studying business and economics and hopes to one day own his own company.
Come see Mike Sandor and the rest of the Clan finish the regular season February 21st and 28th at Bill Copeland Arena.