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Rayside’s Graduate Ben Hatanaka Commits to LU Voyageurs

Coach Craig Duncanson and the Voyageurs Men’s Hockey program are excited to announce the commitment of eight players for the 2020-21 season.  After finishing the season near the bottom of the league in both offence and defence, both ends of the ice needed addressing and this list of incoming recruits checks off both boxes.

Rayside-Balfour Canadians graduate, Benjamin Hatanaka.  The future Biology/Con. Ed. student is no offensive slouch in his own right, finishing with nearly a point per game this season.  However, the Burlington, ON, native openly admits that offense is not necessarily the focus of his game, commenting, “I would say I am a two-way forward always looking to set up a teammate but I think my biggest impact on the ice would be my defense.”

Coach Duncanson likes what he has seen from Hatanaka and is looking forward to the intangibles that he brings to the rink, saying, “Ben has blossomed into a consistent performer over the past two seasons in Rayside-Balfour and we look to him to provide both speed and intensity to our line up.”


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