The Flin Flon Bombers announced that 1995 born goalie Simon Hofley (Ottawa, ON) has elected to forgo his last season of junior hockey and has committed to the Canisius College Golden Griffins Men’s ice hockey team of the NCAA for the 2015-16 season.
Hofley played two full seasons for the Bombers after a successful AAA Midget career with his hometown Ottawa 67’s were he was named the Telus Cup’s Top Goaltender in 2013.
He played in 26 games with the Bombers in his rookie year, many of them after the Bombers dealt all star goalie Devin Buffalo at the SJHL Trade Deadline. He finished with a 11-13 record with 1 shutout to go along with a goals against average of 3.28 and a save percentage of 0.916.
He improved all those numbers in his second season going 19-13-0-5, with 2 shutouts, 2.82 goals against average and a 0.921 save percentage in 39 games.
“We wish Simon the best of luck with his NCAA career,” said Head Coach and General Manager Mike Reagan. “He’s going to be a big void to fill in the crease.
Hofley finds himself on an elite list of former Flin Flon Bomber goaltenders who have moved onto the NCAA. Hofley joins Buffalo (Dartmouth), PJ Musico (Penn State), Matt Weninger (St. Lawrence) and Zane Kalemba (Princeton) dating back to 2006. He’s also the seventh goalie under the Mike Reagan regime to collect a scholarship.
The Golden Griffins are an NCAA Division I program playing out of Buffalo, NY. They finished second in the Atlantic Hockey conference last season with a 15-7-6 record in conference and 18-12-7 overall.
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