Jebamani Commits to a new University.
The Swan Valley Stampeder Organization would like to announce that former Stampeder defenceman John Jebamani has committed to play for the University of Wisconsin-Stout Blue Devils this fall.
After a missed year due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, and Brynn Athyn College leaving divisional play this upcoming season, Jebamani decided to commit to a school closer to home.
This announcement comes on the heels of last week’s news that former Stampeder forward Frazer Dodd committed to Alvernia University following the same issues with Brynn Athyn and the level of hockey.
“I decided to switch my commitment because the school I originally committed to (Bryn Athyn), moved their program down to the club level,” said Jebamani. “Because of this and the uncertainty of the past year, I decided to stay home this school year to reevaluate my options. The coaches at UW-Stout showed a lot of interest and stayed in touch with me throughout the school year. My relationship with them and current players on the team helped me make my decision.”
Jebamani went on to say “I chose Wisconsin-Stout because I feel it is the best place for me to pursue my athletic and academic goals. I will be majoring in Business Administration and I am planning on completing my bachelor’s degree while continuing to play hockey at UW-Stout.”
The Winnipeg, MB native said “Playing in the MJHL and for the Stampeders organization gave me the opportunity to develop on and off the ice in order to take the next step in college.”
“It’s disappointing for a lot of people that Bryn Athyn College decided to go back to the Club level of Men’s hockey,” said Head Coach and General Manager Barry Wolff. “John stayed positive and focused through all this and we are extremely proud of him for staying with his goals and passion to continue to play the game of hockey and pursue a college education.”
“We are so happy for John and his new commitment to University Wisconsin-Stout, We wish him and the Blue Devils the very best.”
“I would like to thank my former Stampeder coaches, billets, family, friends and everyone else who has shown there support this past year and helped me make my decision to commit to UW-Stout,” said Jebamani. “I am looking forward to heading down there to attend school and play a normal hockey season once again.”
The 6`0” 194 lbs defenceman decided his future is with the University of Wisconsin-Stout Blue Devils (Div III) and will be joining them in the fall.
The 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.
The Stampeder Organization would like to once again congratulate John Jebamani on his recent commitment to play Division III hockey with the University of Wisconsin-Stout Blue Devils.