Bandits Press Release – Ben Foley Commits to Bandits
Brooks, Alberta, February 17, 2015 – The Brooks Bandits are pleased to announce the commitment of 1996 Defenceman, Ben Foley (6'2″ 225lb.) from Edina, MN. Ben has spent the last three seasons playing for the Edina High School Hornets under Head Coach Curt Giles where he was fortunate to win back-to-back State Championships in 2013 and 2014. Ben is poised for a shot at a 3rd consecutive State Championship as the Hornets are currently 20-1-2 and ranked number 2 in the State behind only Lakeville North, who they defeated to win last seasons championship. Ben also plays for the Minnesota Blades U-18 Fall/Spring program under Head Coach Craig Shermoen.
Head Coach/GM Ryan Papaioannou – “Ben has experience playing in big games and winning championships. His size is an obvious upside but the main thing is he moves well and uses his size to be a physical defender. We are excited to recruit a player from a program like Edina that has such a winning tradition. Ben has all the tools on the ice and is also a highly academic student which fits well into our organization. We wish him all the best in his pursuit of a 3rd State Championship and look forward to what he will bring to our lineup next fall.”
Ben Foley – “I am excited to be joining the Bandits next year and I look forward to being a part of such a great organization. Brooks will be a great place for me to grow as a hockey player and help me achieve my goal of playing NCAA Division 1 hockey.”