We'll start with the Ice Wolves release:
The Credit Union Cup champion La Ronge Ice Wolves are proud to announce that forward Doug Lindensmith is moving to play NCAA Division 3 hockey with Norwich University in Vermont.
Lindensmith was a major reason as to why the Ice Wolves won the SJHL championship for a second straight season as he had 98 points in the regular season to finish 3rd overall behind teammates Travis Eggum and Marc-Andre Carre. Despite being bothered in the playoffs and the ANAVET Cup with a concussion, the Sterling Heights, Michigan native still managed to collect 12 points in 11 games and was one of the Ice Wolves top players in their seven game defeat to Portage in the ANAVET Cup.
Lindensmith will see several SJHL alumni at Norwich as former Notre Dame Hound Travis Janke plays there as do former Humboldt Broncos Scott and Steve Schroeder and Tory Allan.
The Ice Wolves wish Doug all the best at Norwich and thank him for his years of service with the organization.
Lindensmith was one of the few remainders from that 11-win season prior to the back-back championships. Over his career, he was one of the Ice Wolves most prolific scorers and a decided fan favourite. If there's one thing Lindensmith could do aside from his natural ability on the ice, it was work the crowd. While I'm sure he annoyed more than one opposing player, the fans loved it and it definitely made for an entertaining night.
Number 22 will also be remembered for scoring one of the biggest goals in Ice Wolves history in Game 6 of the Bauer Conference Final to send La Ronge to it's first Credit Union Cup Final.
Doug was always a great guy to talk to on the bus, and in interviews. He currently holds the distinction of best overtime winner prediction on an MBC broadcast, saying Devin Peters (G) would score the winner for Yorkton in Game 6 of this year's Credit Union Cup Final. Nice...
Here are Lindensmith's stat-lines from his time in La Ronge.
Year G A PTS PIM
2010-11 33 65 98 50
2009-10 28 34 62 85
2008-09 16 15 31 57
Totals: 77 114 191 192
With those numbers, Lindensmith finished as the Wolves all-time assist leader and sits third on the franchise scoring list behind Jordie Johnston (197) and Justin Rohr (195).
Best of luck at school next year, Doug!