Zubick’s transfer to SFU was approved the BCIHL Eligibility Committee earlier this week after playing two seasons for the Saints, earning a 2.37 GAA and leading his team to the BCIHL finals in 2017/18. A native of Castlegar, Zubick is a towering 6’0″ tall and boasts an impressive hockey resume with the Dryden Ice Dogs (SIJHL) and Virden Oil Capitals (MJHL). In 2016/17 Zubick held the SIJHL’s best GAA (2.30), SV% (.931), was named the league’s top goaltender and first team all-star before topping it off by winning the SIJHL championship with Dryden and posting a stellar 1.80 GAA in 8 playoff games. Zubick joins SFU with 3 years of collegiate eligibility remaining.
Henderson, a native of Maple Ridge, stands at an even taller 6’5″ and enters the BCIHL with 4 seasons of junior A experience with Yorkton, Notre Dame Hounds (SJHL) and Olds Grizzlys (AJHL). Henderson’s best stint was with Notre Dame where he finished with a 3.16 GAA and .908 save percentage.
The two netminders are competing to fill a void left by graduate Ryan Sandrin, who had a strong 2019/20 campaign posting a 3.11 GAA and .884 save percentage. They join 2nd year goaltender Michael Lenko, who appeared in 14 games last season posting a 3.13 GAA and .892 save percentage. Lenko may have the edge going into SFU exhibition schedule but head coach Mark Coletta is expecting no shortage of competition for positions.
Training camp takes place at Burnaby Lake Arena with on-ice sessions from 10:00 – 11:15am from August 26th – 31st.
Zubick and Henderson join a 2019/20 SFU recruiting class which includes:
– Nipawin Hawks (SJHL) defenceman Colten Gerlib
– Nipawin Hawks (SJHL) forward Christian Bosa
– Connecticut Jr. Rangers (USPHL) forward Takato Cox
– AJHL veteran Adamu Tanaka
– Surrey Eagles (BCHL) captain Ty Westgard
– Richmond Sockeyes captain Matt Brown
– Edmonton Oil King (WHL) defenceman Jordan Dawson
– Red Lake Miners (SIJHL) defenceman Matt Krawiec
– North Van Wolf Pack (PJHL) captain Justin Lee
– Richmond Sockeyes (PJHL) Assistant Captain Jake Keremidschieff
SFU takes on TWU and UBC for the 2019 Captain’s Cup in September prior to kicking off the 2019/20 BCIHL season in October.
Additional announcements are expected in the coming weeks.