The Swan Valley Stampeders are proud to announce that Forward Brian Harris has committed to play with the University of Manitoba Bisons for this coming season.
Harris started his playing career in 2016 with the Stampeders, playing in 60 games and collecting 26 points (15G, 11A). He then moved onto the WHL spending a season in Edmonton, suiting up in 54 games with the Oil Kings.
Harris, who hails from Wawanesa, MB, returned to the Stampeder lineup this past season and was a dominant force. The 6’1” 190 lbs forward scored 16 goals while adding 36 assists in 59 regular season games. He added another four goals and 11 assists in 17 playoff games, captaining a Stampeder squad to just one win shy of an MJHL championship.
“I’m Excited to join the Bisons,” said Harris. “It’s a way to continue my hockey career as well as go to school and get my education. This is a great hockey program which plays to win on the ice as well as in the classroom. It’s also close to home which will be good for me and my family.”
The Swan Valley Stampeders continue to provide a positive atmosphere; one that allows the players to stay focused and committed to their long term goals of making it to the next level.
The entire Stampeder Organization would like to congratulate Brian Harris on his recent commitment to play with the University of Manitoba Bisons.
Harris’ season did not end though when the Stampeders were eliminated. He has since joined the Prince Albert Raiders of the WHL for the remainder of their playoff run.
The Raiders are currently tied with the Vancouver Giants 1-1 with the winner of the best-of-seven series earning a birth to the MasterCard Memorial Cup later this month.