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Wednesday , 6 July 2022
Austin Saint receives the Bonnyville Pontiacs Player of the Month presented by Brent Mattice, owner of Northern Truck & Industrial Supplies - NAPA Traction. Image: Bonnyville Pontiacs.

Bonnyville’s own Austin Saint to play university hockey

The Bonnyville Pontiacs are excited to announce the 12th player commitment from the 2021-22 roster.

Local product Austin Saint has committed to the Royal Military College of Canada (RMC) to play U-Sport for the Paladins in Kingston, Ontario for the upcoming season.

As a 20-year-old last season, Saint was one of the team leaders in goals with 23 markers in 55 games while also earning 17 assists.

“The organization is very excited for Austin to be continuing his playing career and education at such a prestigious school in RMC,” said Associate General Manager Neil Langridge.

“Austin was the definition of a Pontiac throughout his three years here and I have no doubt that his work ethic and dedication will help continue his success at the next level.”

Saint was one of the more truculent players in the AJHL last season compiling 109 penalty minutes and was a key cog in the team’s 36 win season.

“I’d like to thank the entire Bonnyville Pontiacs organization for everything they’ve done for me over the years. To Rick Swan, Neil Langridge, TJ Millar, Derek Hemsley, Kim Sydora and Danielle Larsen and the entire staff – I can’t thank you enough for the hours you’ve put in to help me reach my goals,” said Saint.

“I’m excited to get started and take advantage of every opportunity I am given at RMC. Coach Lim has been very helpful and understanding with the whole process. I’m beyond excited to get to know him and the rest of the organization over in Kingston.”

Saint becomes the 107th Pontiac player receiving a post-secondary hockey opportunity since the 2013-14 season.

The Bonnyville Pontiacs congratulate Austin on his success and wish him the very best at RMC.

Press release. 

About Michael Menzies

Menzies is the editor-at-large for Connected Media Inc. 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.