The Sherwood Park Crusaders are pleased to announce forward Brayden Hyland (1998) has committed to the MacEwan University Griffins for the 2019-20 season.
"I am extremely grateful for the staff and the entire Crusaders team for opening up this opportunity for me," said Brayden Hyland. "It's a truly high-class organization that’s geared toward the success of their players. Im honoured to say I played on the Crusaders and look forward to continuing my hockey career."
MacEwan University, located in downtown Edmonton, Alberta, is an ACAC program that is coming off another successful season after winning their third title in a row. The Griffins are coached by Michael Ringrose who has been with the University since the 2017-18 season. On May 9th, 2019, it was announced that the Griffins had been approved to join the Canada West Conference of the CIS.
“The Crusaders organization are proud of Brayden, and his accomplishments this season,” said General Manager, Kyle Chase. “To virtually miss two years of hockey and come back and have the season that he had on a very good hockey team, he can be extremely proud of his accomplishments as well.”
Hyland, 21, joined Sherwood Park last season after sitting out the 2017-18 season. The Edmonton native dressed in 42 for the Crusaders contributing 21 points (9 goals, 12 assists) throughout the regular season and received only 12 penalty minutes. Hyland played a key role in the Crusaders postseason run to the North Division Finals playing in all 12 games and scoring 4 points (1 goal, 3 assists).
“They (MacEwan University) have acquired one of the best teammates our organization has seen in years,” said Kyle Chase. “We wish the best of luck to Brayden.”
Hyland is the tenth Crusader to earn a post-secondary scholarship this season, joining Brandon Wallis (Concordia University), Carter Gylander (Colgate University), Will Zapernick (University of Alabama-Huntsville), Garrett Clegg (Robert Morris University), Zach Kaiser (University of Massachusetts Lowell) Brett Wieschorster (University of Vermont), Reid Irwin, Carter Savoie, and Michael Benning (University of Denver).
The Crusaders organization wish to congratulate both Brayden and his family on his commitment.