While the Dragons season is over, a 20-year-old Drumheller Dragon will continue his hockey career and education at the NCAA Division 1 level.
Dragons defenseman Bradley Stonnell has committed to Robert Morris University for the 2019-2020 season. The Colonials play in the Atlantic Hockey Conference.
“This commitment by Stonnell did not come easily,” said Dragons coach Kevin Hasselberg. “Bradley has been resilient throughout his three-year junior career, experiencing every type of adversity that could be thrown his way. Staying positive, remaining humble, and never giving up are qualities that have earned ‘Stoney’ this opportunity and as an organization, we couldn’t be happier.”
Originally from Surrey, Stonnell has been with the Dragons for three seasons, coming from the Valley West Hawks Major Midget program in B.C. He played109 games with the Dragons and scored 25 goals and tallied 78 points. He played 16 games in the USHL after being drafted by the Rapid City Roughriders during the 2017-2018 season.
Robert Morris University is a private university near Pittsburgh. The hockey program is relatively new, joining the NCAA for the 2004-2005 season. The team began in the College Hockey of America, before joining the Atlantic Hockey Conference in the 2019-2010 season.