Delta duo sign with Saints

Two high scoring forwards from the Delta Ice Hawks have committed to Selkirk College for the upcoming season.

Delta Ice Hawks duo Cody Fidgett and John Proctor have signed with the Selkirk Saints for the 2012-13 season.

Delta Ice Hawks duo Cody Fidgett and John Proctor have signed with the Selkirk Saints for the 2012-13 season.

The Selkirk College Saints Men’s Hockey program is pleased to announce commitments from forwards Cody Fidgett (Richmond, B.C.) and John Proctor (Port Moody, B.C.) to attend Selkirk College and compete for the Saints beginning in the 2012/13 B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League season.

Proctor and Fidgett recently completed their junior careers with the Pacific International Junior Hockey League’s Delta Ice Hawks, who they helped to a 2012 PIJHL Championship and a third place finish at the Cyclone Taylor Cup.

“John and Cody both bring championship experience with a top-end junior organization in Delta,” says Saints head coach Jeff Dubois. “John is a big, strong player with a high skill level who always competes hard and Cody is a dynamic guy offensively who was probably the best skater in Junior B hockey this past season. I’m very pleased that John and Cody have chosen to take the next step in their academic and hockey careers at Selkirk College.”

Proctor, a 6-foot-4 winger, scored 16 times and totalled 41 points in 36 regular season games last season and tacked on another 14 points in 23 playoff contests. Over three-plus junior seasons split between the Ice Hawks and North Delta Devils, Proctor scored 43 goals and totalled 93 points in 116 games. He also saw 49 games of postseason action, including a trip to the PIJHL finals in 2010, picking up 18 points overall.

“I’m very excited to attend Selkirk College this fall to further my education and continue to play the sport I love at a competitive and high level,” says Proctor, who lists his size, shot and playmaking ability amongst his strengths. “I’m a good teammate who always puts the team first. I also consider myself a disciplined agitator; I draw a lot of penalties but rarely take any myself.”

“After winning the 2012 leaque championship with the Delta Ice Hawks, I’m hungry to win another at Selkirk,” he says. “I am also looking forward to going back to school in a disciplined but positive and fun environment.”

Fidgett, a 5-foot-11 winger, netted 16 goals and 28 points in 33 regular season games before leading the Ice Hawks with 24 points in 19 PIJHL postseason appearances and six points in four games at the Cyclone Taylor Cup. In 109 games with the Ice Hawks over three-plus seasons, Fidgett scored 55 goals and totalled 87 points in 109 regular season contests and excelled during the postseason with 34 goals and 59 points in 49 playoff appearances.

“I’m excited for the opportunity to play the game I’m passionate about while furthering my education,” says Fidgett. “I like to think of myself as an unselfish team player who can create opportunities on every shift using my speed and ability to read the play. I’m looking forward to helping my team achieve their goals while raising my level of hockey and working towards a degree in business.”

Proctor and Fidgett are the 12th and 13th players to commit to the Saints for the 2012/13 season.

They join a forward group that includes Thomas Hardy (Aldergrove, PIJHL), Jackson Garrett (Comox Valley, VIJHL), Cole Thomson (Kerry Park, VIJHL), Scott Swiston (Creston, KIJHL), Connor McLaughlin (Fernie Ghostriders, KIJHL), Kyle Golz (Grandview, PIJHL), Matthew Luongo (Aldergrove, PIJHL) and Brodie Gibbon (Oceanside, VIJHL), as well as defenceman Brett Kipling (Melville, SJHL) and Dylan Smith (Richmond, PIJHL) and goaltender Stephen Wolff (Oceanside, VIJHL).