The Drumheller Dragons would like to congratulate Davin Stener on his recent verbal commitment to the University of Alaska Fairbanks for the 2013-14 season.
Stener, a 1994-born, 5'10", 186 pound left defenseman from Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta, is beginning his second season with the Dragons. Last season, as a 16-year old, he tallied 2 goals and 19 assists for 21 points, along with 89 penalty minutes, in 56 games played for Drumheller. Prior to joining the Dragons, Stener played as a 15-year old for the Fort Saskatchewan Midget AAA Rangers in the AMHL, and that same season competed in the 2009 Western Canada U16 Challenge Cup, where he was instrumental in Team Alberta's Gold Medal effort. Davin was also a member of Hockey Alberta's 31 Player Short List during the Team Pacific selection process for the 2010-11 World U17 Hockey Challenge.
With his commitment to UAF, Stener joins current and former Dragons Teammates, Sam Lawson (2012-13) and Justin Tateson (2011-12), as well as Dragons alumni Brandon and Dion Knelsen, as players who have moved from the Drumheller program to the NCAA Division I Nanooks.
"I'm grateful for the opportunity," comments Stener. "I was very impressed with Coach Ferguson and his philosophy on the game and personal growth. They value the same things at Fairbanks as we do in Drumheller. I think it will be a great fit and a tremendous experience in the future. I'm also grateful to my family, friends and Teammates for their constant help and support."
Dragons' Assistant Coach and Assistant Director of Player Development, David Ferrari, adds, "We're very proud of Davin and the hard work he's put in. He's very deserving of this opportunity. We feel that his personal and athletic growth will continue to be exponential throughout his career both in Drumheller and at UAF."
(Nathan can be reached at email@example.com)