The Fort McMurray Oil Barons are pleased to announce that 20 year old defenceman Mike Puddifant (Salmon Arm, British Columbia) has committed to attend and play for the Westfield State Owls (NCAA Div. III) in the upcoming 2012-2013 hockey season. The Owls play in the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC).
Mike was acquired at the January 10th deadline from the Alberni Valley Bulldogs and has had an immediate impact on the team. In 12 regular season games, he has earned 7 points, while manning the blue line for the Oil Barons. Mike is a solid two way defenceman that makes intelligent decisions with the puck, is strong on his stick, physical, and is also able to contribute offensively. His presence has definitely solidified the defence corps for this year’s team.
The Oil Barons’ organization would like to congratulate Mike and his family and wish him all the best in his future endeavours both academically and athletically.
Mike becomes the 5th Fort McMurray Oil Baron from the 2011-2012 roster to secure a commitment from a post-secondary institution.