The Nanaimo Clippers searched far and wide to find two new players for the upcoming season.
The city’s B.C. Hockey League club announced this week the signings of two United States Hockey League players, forwards Reid Sturos and Mike McNicholas.
Sturos, six-foot-two, 180 pounds, played for the Alexandria Blizzard last year, where he tallied 20 goals, 29 assists and 30 penalty minutes in 54 games.
“He brings great speed and adds skill to our lineup,” said Mike Vandekamp, Clippers general manager, in a press release. “Reid is a very good two-way player and has a solid work ethic.”
Sturos, a 1992-born player from Brighton, Mich., already has an NCAA scholarship to Michigan Tech.
McNicholas, a six-foot, 180-pounder from Manhattan Beach, Calif. played last season with the Muskegon Lumberjacks, scoring five goals in 48 games.
Vandekamp said the 18-year-old McNicholas “will add much-needed skill and offence to our forward group.”
He, too, is off to the NCAA, with a scholarship already in the bag to the University of New Hampshire.