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Switzer Commits To Grant MacEwan

By Flin Flon Bombers, 07/06/16, 1:15PM CDT

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Brandon Switzer will continue his hockey while gaining an education with the Grant MacEwan Griffins.

The Flin Flon Bombers are proud to announce that 1995 born Brandon Switzer (Brandon, MB) has committed to the Grant MacEwan University (Edmonton, AB) Griffins men’s hockey program of the ACAC for the 2016-17 season.

Last season Switzer had 31 points (13g, 18a) in 35 games with the Bombers after being acquired from the Whitecourt Wolverines of the AJHL totaling with 52 points (22g, 30a) in 57 games split between both teams.

It was last season where Switzer turned heads as he finished up the regular season with 75 points (32g, 42a) in 53 games and added another 19 points (10g, 9a) in 16 games helping guide the Bombers to their first SJHL Final in 23 years.

With numbers like that he had the attention of NCAA Division I programs and had an offer from one school, but when it was found out that he had played the last four months of the season with a ruptured ACL, the offer was pulled.

“Switz is an all heart guy,” commented Reagan.  “He put up great numbers, plays with a lot of grit and pride.  It says a lot about him to play that long, in big game situations with an injury like that, it’s unfortunate that he couldn't get a deal done with a NCAA program, but Grant MacEwan is really excited to have him come to their program.”

Switzer also turned down a CIS offer stating that Grant MacEwan was a better fit.

“We are extremely excited to have Brandon commit to our program at MacEwan,” commented Griffins Head Coach Bram Stephen.  “He is a person and player that we believe will be an integral part of our core moving forward and appreciate all of the support from the Flin Flon Bomber organization. We know we have gotten significantly better bringing him into our organization and look forward to him wearing the maroon and white in future years.” 

Along with his play, Switzer will forever be etched in to the minds of the Flin Flon fans when after a Game 4 win against the Weyburn Red Wings, the 5’10 forward skated the length of the ice into the Red Wings players to retrieve the sacred Moose Leg they tried to steal, helping the community come together for a long playoff run and setting off the #DontMessWithTheMooseLeg movement.

Brandon Swizter - @brandonswitzer9
Grant MacEwan Griffins Men’s Hockey - @MacEwanHockey