Friday , 22 October 2021
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Bonnyville Pontiacs bolster D-core with acquisition

The Bonnyville Pontiacs are excited to announce the acquisition of defenceman Matthew Roy from the Surrey Eagles in exchange for future considerations.

The 17-year-old defenceman (Dec. 4, 2003) went to the St. Andrews College Prep School and played parts of three seasons for the club. In 2019-20, Roy played 46 total games, earning one goal and 21 assists during that year.

Roy’s last year of U16AAA with the York Simcoe Express U16’s, he put up 13 points in 34 games.

“Matt Roy is a high character, strong skating defenseman that has exceptional positional awareness,” said coach and general manager Rick Swan.

“He will be an impact Junior A player and is a talented NCAA prospect. Coming from a high culture program at St. Andrews under Coach Manning we know that Matt will make our team better on and off the ice and instantly enhances the depth of our back end.”

The Ottawa, Ontario native adds to a deep group of defenders for the Pontiacs.

The Bonnyville Pontiacs (5-3-1) return to action Wednesday, October 13 and host the Spruce Grove Saints (7-2-1) at 7:00pm.

The Pontiacs are home this Saturday as well to play the Drayton Valley Thunder (7-1-2).

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.