FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Ottawa, ON – The Ottawa Jr. Senators are proud to announce the commitment of forward Ian Tookenay to NCAA Division III Norwich University (Northfield, VT) for the 2021-2022 season.
Tookenay, 21, joined the Jr. Senators back in February in a trade with the Manitoba Junior League’s Winkler Flyers to complete his final season of junior A hockey.
“Although Ian has only been with us for a month and a half, it’s quite obvious that he has the skill set to play at the next level,” said OJS head coach Martin Dagenais. “Norwich is a top program at the NCAA DIII level, not only with the product they offer on the ice, but also academically, so it’s a great fit for him. I honestly think that Ian can become a very good player at the NCAA level.”
In 166 career CJHL games split between the SIJHL, MJHL, and the CCHL, Tookenay has compiled 37 goals and 66 assists for 103 points.
“I am very excited to start my college hockey experience at Norwich University as a student-athlete,” outlined Tookenay. “Norwich University hockey is known for its quality and has a long winning tradition. I’d like to thank coach Ellsworth for believing in me and giving me this opportunity.”
Since the trade to Ottawa, the Fort Francis, Ontario native has posted one goal in three CCHL Developmental Scrimmage games.
“Coming into Ottawa and a new team with new faces for the last two months of junior hockey was nothing short of amazing,” added Tookenay. “The group of guys we had, coaching staff, trainers, and billets are awesome. Thanks for everything!”
Tookenay becomes the eighth member of the 2020-21 Junior Senators to be committed to either a college hockey program or major junior, joining Braeden Bowman (Guelph Storm), Chandler Romeo (Hamilton Bulldogs), Zakary Lavoie (Mississauga Steelheads), Simon Isabelle (RIT), Kaleb Nelson (Providence College), Isaac Lambert (University of Maine), and Ethan Mulhearn (Hobart College).
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