Twin forwards Jonah and Nathan Renouf (5'8" 155lbs) from Mississauga, Ontario are transfering from Quninnipiac U to UAA for this coming season. The twins didn't play as freshman at the Q in 2014-15.
I heard about this transfer about a week or 10 days ago. Unfortunately, my chance encounter with someone in the know didn't include names. I spent more than a few hours doing searches which I'd hoped would enlighten me as to the names.
Well, I couldn't be more surprised. D1 transfers usually include a year where the player has to sit out. But it seems that Rand Peckold at the Q has given these two players the release which allows them to play right away for the Seawolves.
On the surprise scale this one ranks as very pleasant. In their last year of juniors in the BCHL these brothers both average 1.2 points per game which placed them in and near the top 10 of the league. For comparative purposes ... Jeremiah Luedtke was a 1.2 point per game player this past season in the B. In 2012-13 the brothers played in the OJHL for the Oakville Blades. They pretty much tore it up and it landed them their gigs at Quinnipiac.
It's difficult to say why these guys didn't make the lineup as freshman. But whatever the reason, I'm imagining they'll be pretty excited to show their skills here.
My skepticism about the incoming class (which I expressed in the last recruit update) has faded dramatically. These two brothers should certainly be quality pieces of the future UAA success puzzle.
From my excited and perhaps rushed research I'm seeing that everyone likes the snot out of these brother's stick-handling abilities. They're both noted to be quick on their feet. When you look at next year's UAA roster you're going to see quite a few smaller players. I say anything 5ft 9in or under is a smaller player because I'm 5ft 10in. The Seawolves are going to be a very different looking team next season. And I think there's a couple of identical reasons to be more optimistic. Nice gets UAA staff; good on you.