SFU Hockey is pleased to announce a commitment for the 2019/20 BCIHL season from Richmond Sockeyes (PJHL) captain Matt Brown.
Brown, a 6’3″ defenceman from Richmond BC, played 4 seasons with the Sockeyes appearing 93 games and totalling 36 points and 294 PIMs. Brown also played in 47 BCHL games with the Surrey Eagles during his junior career.
Brown plays a defensively sound game and brings significant size and grit to the SFU lineup. He prides himself on a good first pass, having a team-first leadership quality and prefers to lead by example. He joins 2019/20 recruit Jake Keremmidshieff from the 2018/19 Sockeyes squad, as well as 2nd year forward Arjun Badh from the 2017/18 Cyclone Taylor Cup winning Sockeyes team.
The Richmond native will enter the SFU Criminology program and plans on pursuing a career in policing.
Brown is the seventh commitment for the 2019/20 season following former AJHL veteran Adamu Tanaka, Surrey Eagles (BCHL) captain Ty Westgard, Edmonton Oil King (WHL) defenceman Jordan Dawson, Red Lake Miners (SIJHL) defenceman Matt Krawiec, North Van Wolf Pack (PJHL) captain Justin Lee, and 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.