Thursday, February 05, 2009

AJHL Okotok's Quinn Sproule to UAA

Defenseman Quinn Sproule of the AJHL Okotoks Oilers has committed to the UAA Seawolves for 20110-2011. Really.

Chris Heisenberg highlighted this listing using upper-case ANCHORAGE. He also emailed me to confirm. Thanks Chris. I had a nice little laugh about the whole thing. Unlike the mis-listed Beck kid I've found enough background on Quinn so I won't have to fill with crappola about his relatives.

The 5ft 11in, 181lbs, 18 year old Hussar, Alberta native has 11 goals and 15 assists in 52 games this season. Quinn turns 19 on May 5th of this year. He is another converted defenseman having played forward until this season. He spent last season with the UFA Midget AAA Bisons and his performance garnered some interest from QMJHL teams after his All-Star performance at last years Macs tournament. Quinn rejected their advances in favor of keeping his NCAA eligibility.

Okotoks coach, Dan McDonald has praised Quinn's versatility saying,
"Some guys might say: There are scouts out there and I’m a defenceman, I don’t want to play forward, but he plays where we need him.”
Sproule's addition to UAA's incoming players list continues the trend of nabbing guys earlier than in the past. With a couple of 16 year olds and 3 18 year olds the Seawolves staff are getting ahead of the usual curve. For now I'll assume that Quinn is pegged as a blueliner for the Seawolves but who knows where he'll end up at this point. It looks like to me that Quinn will be happy to fill whatever role the UAA staff asks of him. I know that one of the primary things that UAA looks for in a recruit is positive character. Quinn seems to fit that definition in spades. Welcome to UAA Quinn.


Anonymous said...

Thanks chris for getting it right this time.

Anonymous said...

Welcome Quinn. We are excited about your arrival.

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