Rainey, a former Wallaceburg Lakers and Dresden Kings forward, spent last season playing the blueline in the Greater Metro Junior A Hockey League, an independent Junior A league surrounding the GTA.
“The reason I chose ASU is because they won Nationals last year,” says Rainey, “and I’ve been intrigued by ASU since I was in high school.
While suiting up with the Toronto Attack, Powassan Eagles, and Seguin Huskies, who he’ll play with again next season, in the GMHL, Rainey collected 13 points in 12 regular season game.
Not committed to Arizona State until the 2015-2016 season, Rainey will look to add to those totals next season, but is excited to have the next step of his hockey career planned out.
“It feels good to take the next step that’s for sure,” says Rainey, who will be studying business at Arizona State, which competes in the ACHA. “I only have to work harder from here on in, but I am for sure happy and greatful that I can continue to play hockey and do what I love.”