Rivermen land UNH commit Morgan Winters

The offseason signings keep rolling in for the Langley Rivermen. On Sunday they announced the signing of forward Morgan Winters for the 2020-21 season.

Winters is a 5’10” 165-pound forward from Ospery, Florida who split last season between Neponset Valley River Rats U18 and Tabor Academy. Funny enough, Winters suited up alongside the Rivermen’s latest signing Brandon Milberg with the River Rats.

In his three seasons with Tabor Academy, Winters racked up 24 goals and 42 assists in 73 games. Those stats played a part in him earning a commitment to the University of New Hampshire for the 2021-22 season. He’ll follow in the footsteps of notable Rivermen alumni like Marcus Vela, Justin Fregona and Angus Crookshank, who all attended UNH.

“I was super excited when I signed with Langley. This is obviously a nerve-wracking process not knowing where you’re gonna play, but when I signed I was ecstatic.”  Winters said. “I believe in what (Rivermen GM and coach) Bobby (Henderson) is trying to build in Langley and I’m proud and honoured to be with the Rivermen next season.”

“Fans can expect me to be an upbeat player with a very positive attitude towards the team. I love being in a rocking arena playing hockey. It adds to the game and makes it more fun, especially when getting the fans involved. I am hopeful the fans see a lot of goals and I can help bring a championship to Langley.”

Winters describes himself as a fast, puck-moving forward with a high hockey IQ. His skill set is just what the Rivermen need after losing key players like Kalen Szeto and Joey Musa to college.

The Rivermen are still tasked with trying to replace elite players like Brandan Budy and Jake Livingstone during the offseason, but make no mistake, the addition of Winters is a big piece to the puzzle. Henderson mentioned they have a few more commits to announce over the next couple of weeks and he is confident about how his team will look come September.