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Tuesday , 29 September 2020

Bonnyville Pontiacs defenceman Cam Newton commits to Tufts University Jumbos

Bonnyville Pontiacs d-man Cam Newton commits to the Yaks last year. Image credit: Rick Swan.

The Bonnyville Pontiacs are extremely pleased to announce that defenseman Cam Newton has committed to the Tufts University Jumbos.

The Jumbos compete in the NESCAC (New England Small College Athletic Conference) in the Men’s NCAA Division 3 Hockey League.

Tufts University is located in Boston, Mass. and the Jumbos play out of the Malden Forum.

Newton came to the Pontiacs from the prestigious Detroit Victory Honda program coached by Bryan Burke, who has moved many of his players on to success in juniors, college and professional.

“Cam is a first-rate human and made a tremendous impact in our community. On the ice Cam is a well-rounded defenseman who shows up and puts in the work every single day–he is coachable, committed and plays the game the right way,” says Head Coach and General Manager Rick Swan.

“We couldn’t be more excited to see him get an opportunity at the next level and Tufts University is bringing in a culture enhancer that will positively impact their line-up,” said Swan.

The Dexter, Michigan native played 43 games registering three goals and four assists.

“I am really excited to start the next chapter of my life and none of this would be possible without the support of my family, my teammates and my coaches. I loved my time in Bonnyville and I became a better player and a better person. This was the closest team imaginable and I learned so much. Bonnyville is a great place to play and develop,” says Newton.

Cam Newton becomes the 78th player to have played in Bonnyville since 2013/14 to move on to the college level.

About Michael Menzies

Menzies is the editor-at-large for Connect Media. Born and raised in Vermilion, he started in May 2018 during his NAIT Radio and Television practicum and reports on local politics, sports, and community issues. He became the Bonnyville Pontiacs play-by-play voice during the 2019-20 season. He also comments on provincial and national issues. Menzies hosts Connected! Evening Monday-Thursday at 5 o’clock. He also likes to buy books and read some of them.