Hope Named Assistant Captain For Buffalo State College

Brett Hope of the Buffalo State College Bengals

Brett Hope playing for Buffalo State College – Photo by Angelo Lisuzzo

Blenheim’s Brett Hope has been named the assistant captain for the Buffalo State College Bengals.

The sophmore, entering his second season of NCAA Division III hockey, Hope has served a leadership role before in his hockey career, as he captained the GOJHL’s St. Thomas Stars in his final Junior hockey season..

“Brett brings strong work ethic, a humble straight forward attitude, and a very physical presence to our group on and off the ice,” explained Buffalo State College head coach Nick Carriere of Hope. “He has done a tremendous job at carving out his role as one of the most effective power forwards in our league in his first season. He worked extremely hard over the summer to make strength gains off the ice. Off the ice and in the room, he is mature beyond his years and has been an absolute pleasure to be around.”

In 27 games last season as a freshman, Hope scored 4 goals and added 13 assists for 17 points. The honour of being named a captain for the Bengals, is no small feat considering the team is returning roughly ten seniors.

After a strong first season, Carriere is expecting bigger things from Hope, who previously suited up for both the Chatham Maroons and Chatham-Kent Cyclones.

“I am expecting Brett to use the gains that he attained over the off season and directly apply them on the ice,” says Carriere. “I believe his efforts will lead to him operating with more confidence on the ice and being to contribute even more to the benefit of our team. Brett is a fine young man and we are very lucky to have a young man with his character, integrity and humility representing our program.”

The Buffalo State College Bengals open their season November 1 when they travel to Cortland.

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