Former Airdrie player signs with AJHL team for next season –

A hockey player from Cochrane who has played for several Airdrie teams during his career has signed a contract to play in the Alberta Junior Hockey League for the 2022-23 hockey season.

Damon Agyeman, 20, has signed with the Grande Prairie Storm, joining the club from Ontario’s junior reign of the United States Premier Hockey League (USPHL). The league was founded in 2012 and has more than 60 organizations across the United States, with teams in the National Collegiate Development Conference (NCDC), Premier, Elite, EHF, 18U, 16U, 15U and High youth divisions. Performance.

Agyeman, who is 6’3″ and tips the scales at 190 pounds, had one goal and 17 assists as a defenseman in 16 games for the Reign during the 2021-22 hockey season. He made a big impression in the second half of the regular season, eventually being named the team’s top defenseman.Agyeman’s USPHL debut was at the Boston Showcase in Massachusetts.His presence on Reign’s roster played a role important on the team that made the playoffs in its inaugural season.

Agyeman spent two seasons, 2014-15 and 2015-16, as a member of the AAA Airdrie Xtreme U15 club where he scored seven goals and 12 points. He finished the 2015-16 campaign with four games for the AA AC Avalanche U15s, collecting two points in four games before moving to the Airdrie Bisons of the AAA U18s in the 2017-18 season where he scored two goals and two assists.

He then spent one game with the Storm at the end of that season before joining the Bisons for the 2018-19 campaign, collecting 10 points in 30 games. Agyeman had brief stints with the AJHL’s Drumheller Dragons and the Western Hockey League’s Medicine Hat Tigers before joining the Reign for the 2021-22 hockey season.

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