For Immediate Release:
Burnaby, BC – SFU Hockey is pleased to announce the signing of former Surrey Eagle defenseman Domenic Masellis for the 2018/19 season. The Burnaby native was a mainstay in the BCHL playing 214 games between the Langley Rivermen, Penticton Vees, Coquitlam Express and Surrey Eagles. Masellis will join former Express teammate Mitch Newsome on the SFU roster this season.
The 6’3″/205lb Masellis plays an imposing two-way defensive game.
“I like to get up into the play and create offence, but I also take pride in keeping the puck out of our net and playing a solid defensive game,” says Masellis. He describes his early start at age 16 in the BCHL as something that has helped bring his game a long way. “It forced me to take on responsibilities at young age, having to grow up a little faster than most teenagers. It also allowed me to compete against some top quality players, helping myself improve and get better at the game as the years went by.”
Masellis will enter the SFU Criminology program, joining SFU netminder Ryan Sandrin.
“Masellis should fit in well with a fairly experienced d-core,” says SFU Head Coach Mark Coletta, referring to 5 year veteran Mathew Berry-Lamontagna and fourth year Darnel St-Pierre. “We’ll need him to adjust to the college game but he should have no problem doing that with the experience and style of play he brings to the table. We’re excited to have some really experienced BCHL guys joining us this year who should fit right in with our fast style of play.”
In 214 BCHL games, Masellis had 28 points and 275 PIMs.