The Drumheller Dragons would like to congratulate Sam Lawson on his recent verbal commitment to the University of Alaska Fairbanks for the 2012-13 season.
Lawson, a 1993-born, 6’0”, 165 pound centre from Calgary, Alberta, recently entered his first season with the Dragons. Last season, Sam played for the Calgary Rangers in the Southern Alberta Midget League, where he and his teammates earned a bronze medal in the 2009 Sutter Cup.
With his commitment to UAF, Lawson joins his Dragons Teammate, Justin Tateson, who has committed to the Nanooks for the 2011-12 season, as well as Dragons alumni Brandon and Dion Knelsen, who are currently in their senior years with the school.
“I’m ecstatic,” comments Lawson. “The UAF Program is exactly what I was looking for as a student-athlete. The calibre of their academics, athletics and coaching are outstanding. I feel very proud, fortunate and grateful for the opportunity to become a Nanook.”
Dragons’ Assistant Coach and Assistant Director of Player Development, David Ferrari, adds, “The Dragons are extremely excited for Sam and his family. His growth this year as one of the few 16-year old players in the AJHL has been impressive. We’re proud that Sam is a Dragon and we’re excited to watch him continue to develop both with us and the Nanooks. This is just the beginning for him.”