The Swan Valley Stampeders are proud to announce that John Jebamani has committed to play for Bryn Athyn College this upcoming season.
“The 6`0” 194 lbs defenceman from Winnipeg Manitoba., brought maturity, passion, and his puck moving ability to the Stampeder line up every night,” said Head Coach and General Manager Barry Wolff. “In 111 regular season games Jebamani scored five goals, adding 30 assists, 54 penalty minutes, and in 20 career playoff games, he had one goal, added five assists and four penalty minutes.”
Jebamani`s junior career started in 2017 with the Dauphin Kings (MJHL) where he dressed in 11 games picking up one assist. He would then join the Wolverines scoring two goals, adding five assists, in 38 games. The Stampeders would acquire the stay-at-home defenceman from Waywayseecappo August 30, 2018 where he would become one of the league’s best shut down defencemen.
“I am honoured to announce my commitment to attend school and play hockey at Bryn Athyn College,” said Jebamani. “I chose Bryn Athyn College because of the tight knit community, as well as having a strong hockey program and a high level of education. I would like to thank my billets, coach’s, teammates, family and everyone else who has supported me in achieving my goal of playing college hockey. Lastly I would like to thank the fans and the community of Swan River for welcoming me with open arms. I have made many great memories while being in this town and I will always remember my time as a Stampeder.”
The Swan Valley Stampeders continue to provide a great platform that allows the players to stay focused and committed to their long term goals of making it to the next level.
“We are excited to have John join our college, community, and our hockey program, said Lion’s Head Coach Andrew Burke. “We pinned pointed John early in the season as one of our Top Recruits and our staff made a personal connection with John and his family. John was very mature and professional through the recruiting process. We are looking forward to John bringing his size, puck moving ability and skating to our back end. He will be looked to as a freshman to come in and play in vital situations.”
Bryn Athyn College is located north of Philadelphia, PA, USA and are a Div III school that competes in the Colonial States Athletic Conference, (CSAC).
“We are very happy for John, and proud of him,” said Wolff. “This opportunity is well earned and deserved. The Lion’s Hockey team and Bryn Athyn College just got a whole lot better.”
Jebamani becomes the second player from last year’s Stampeder team to commit to the Bryn Athyn Lions. He will be joining Hazelton, BC product Frazer Dodd who committed to their program June 1, 2020.
The entire Stampeder Organization would like to congratulate John Jebamani on his recent commitment to play with the Bryn Athyn Lions.